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Work smarter with these iOS apps

All work and no play may make for a dull existence, but the work still has to get done. Fortunately, we've found some mobile apps that will help you focus on the task at hand.

Grover stars in Sesame Street iPad app

If you love Sesame Street's Grove--and who doesn't--there's a special holiday treat available this week. The Monster at the End of This Book is an iPad storytelling app starring the lovable Muppet.

Word Lens translates text with your iPhone camera

This clever new app uses the camera on a recent iPhone or fourth-generation iPod touch to translate printed text in real time. Only English and Spanish are supported for the app's launch, but there is a lot of potential here.

10 free iPhone apps for spectacular stargazing

There are tons of iPhone apps that can help everyone who has a little (or a lot) of astronomer blood in them watch the sky with more authority.

Wolfram Research intros Mathematica 8

A new Mathematica 8 integrates Wolfram|Alpha; just one of more than 500 new features.

Star Walk 5.0 brings augmented reality to latest iPod touches

By using the gyroscope in the latest iPod touch models, the planetarium app can deliver the same view of the night sky that iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 users enjoy.

SkySafari offers constellation of features

SkyVoyager application updates with new name and new features, but still offers a guided tour of the sky.

Get TEDTalks on your iPad with new TED app

TED Conferences has released a free TED iPad app that brings its acclaimed TEDTalks straight to your device.

ShapeEffects update adds photos to mix

The iPad app is aimed at young users, letting them develop their artistic skills. Now photo editing is in the toolbox.

Discover 1.1 adds offline Wikipedia pages, more fonts

The first big update to this free, magazine-style Wikipedia browser brings offline reading, more font options, and the removal of an iOS gesture that seemed to be unpopular among iPad owners.

New iPhone app preps project managers for PMP exam

Project managers seeking the Project Management Professional certification can turn to PM Flash Cards, a $20 iPhone app that helps users study for their PMP exam.

CourseNotes for iPad gains sharing, premium content

A major upgrade to this note-taking, sketching, and to-do-tracking iPad app for students adds the ability to share notes on Facebook and directly with other CourseNotes users. A new in-app store with premium content also provides access to specialized note templates and study sheets.

How schools are putting the iPad to work

Will the iPad herald a revolution in the classroom, displacing musty textbooks once and for all? Enterprising educators experimenting with Appleā€™s new tablet aim to find out.