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Jeffery Battersby is an Apple Certified Trainer, (very) smalltime actor, and regular contributor to Macworld. He writes about Macs and more at his blog, jeffbattersby.com.

TheaterMania for iPhone

This free app can guide you to live theater and other performances, though it seems to work best in major metropolitan areas.

Spector Pro Mac 2010

Undercover monitoring software lets you see everything that happens on your Mac.

Wyse PocketCloud for iPhone and iPad

What we said about this app when it was an iPhone- and iPod touch-only offering is still true now that it's optimized to run on the iPad: PocketCloud significantly ups the game for remote computer access.

Converter for iPad

This thoughtfully designed conversion utility makes great use of the iPad's large screen to help you tap and drag your way to unit conversion nirvana.

eBlaster Mac 2010

SpectorSoft’s eBlaster Mac 2010 is a powerful tool for surreptitiously monitoring every keystroke someone makes on their computer.

Vlingo for iPhone

This app offers great voice recognition capabilities and proves to be a fantastic tool for hands-on, spoken text and e-mail messages. But it's not a truly hands-free app and is subject to many of the limitations and dangers of using your phone when your eyes should be somewhere else.

Spark Radio for iPhone and iPad

This streaming Internet radio tuner offers excellent options and features across all of the devices running Apple's iPhone OS.

Pages 1.0 for iPad

Apple’s iPad word processor offers amazing features but lacks basic and necessary printing and file sharing options.

Less Everything Less Accounting

Web-based accounting and billing application offers a viable alternative to desktop accounting applications.

Trip Journal and Noteworthy Places for iPhone

These two mobile travel apps use GPS to keep track of where you've been and what's great. Trip Journal is a handy app you'll enjoy having along for the ride, but Noteworthy Places has an unfortunate flaw that makes it less than notable.

Stock Genie 2 for iPhone

This app offers an interesting twist on stock selection, especially for people who want the benefit of a portfolio manager without the usual expenses. If nothing else, Stock Genie 2 offers to give you a stock market education for the price of an iPhone app.

Redcort Software Virtual TimeClock ’10 Network Edition

Time clock application offers small businesses big time tracking features.

Outright

Web-based business accounting app links to several online invoicing and expense apps, but misses the mark with basic business banking

Intuit Quicken Essentials 1.1

Intuit's new personal finance application is a good beginning, but lacks the tools to make it truly essential.

Billings Touch for iPhone

Whether on its own or in tandem with Marketcircle's desktop Billings app, this mobile time tracker and invoicing application has no parallel on the iPhone or iPod touch.