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Expo Notes: iPad cooking apps on the menu for February

A pair of iPad cooking apps got sneak previews at Macworld Expo last week. While both are slated to hit the App Store in February, they're bringing dramatically different approaches to the iPad.

Expo Notes: Grocery Chatter finds best supermarket deals

Flixoft, the developers behind Grocery Gadget, will soon release Grocery Chatter. The app will help you find the best prices at local supermarkets.

Expo: Nuance announces voice integration for third parties

A leader in voice recognition software has opening up its services to third-party mobile developers, so a flood of new and updated apps will soon feature high-quality, fast voice automation abilities. Macworld spoke with Nuance's Director of Global Business Development about what this means for iOS apps.

Expo Notes: How hot is the iGrill?

Gauging by the number of people who've asked me about it, the iGrill is one of the more intriguing products at Macworld 2011.

iMacworld app updated for 2011 expo

The iMacworld app now includes information about next week's show, as well as a new community discussions feature. The app has been optimized to run on the iPad as well.

Vue networked cameras get motion detection, more

The second generation of Avaak's wireless streaming camera system gets two new models that offer motion-detection and a ruggedized design for outdoor monitoring. The company also overhauled its Web monitoring service and iPhone app, offering something new for everyone.

Remains of the Day: You're harshing my zen, man

Things change pretty fast in this constantly connected world. I mean, Pink Floyd may have surrendered to the future of music and drug dealers may be distributing iPhone apps, but at least we can take solace in the fact that Microsoft is still not funny.

Get creative with these iOS apps

The App Store is teeming with mobile offerings designed to kick-start your creative muse, so we've created app collections aimed at designers, illustrators, and photographers.

iDevice releases iGrill Bluetooth kitchen thermometer

iDevices's iGrill is a Bluetooth-enabled thermometer that communicates with an app on your iOS device, keeping you updated on the temperature of your food, while freeing you from the confines of your kitchen when you cook.

Tap Tap Tap announces Voices 2, Camera+ update

After a long silence, Tap Tap Tap is back with two big app announcements. The first is a major new version of Voices, its app for recording your voice and applying fun effects. The second is news about Camera+, the company's popular camera and photo effect app.

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.

Jawbone releases Thoughts for iPhone

Jawbone, the company behind the Icon and the Jambox, has released its first iPhone app--an audio-snippet sharing tool called Thoughts.

App Guide: Hanukkah apps

A handful of Hanukkah apps celebrate the festival of lights.