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Digital Reading Room: A tale of three magazines

iOS's Newsstand has been open for business for nearly a year-and-a-half. We look at what a pair of recent Newsstand additions from some long-established magazines are doing digitally -- and how a young up-and-comer is teaching them a thing or two about making the most of the iPad.

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Expo Notes: Jam for iPhone is karaoke with a twist

This mobile music app for the iPhone wants to be the Instagram of music.

Macworld/iWorld: Day 2 wrap-up from the show floor

Another day at Macworld/iWorld means another rapid-fire round-up of products that caught our eye. Carlos Rodela is your tour guide.

Expo Notes: BigDay keeps track of birthdays, gift ideas

BigDay, a new, free iOS app, can remind you of the important days in your friends' and family members' lives.

Expo Notes: Rostami Magic puts a few tricks up your iPhone's sleeve

Make objects move, predict the future, and identify which card your friend picked, with this set of apps from exhibitor Rostami Magic.

Great iOS apps for bargain hunters

Hunting for the best deals? Turn to these free mobile tools for coupons, product ratings, and quick price comparisons.

Use mobile dieting apps to help shed some pounds

Looking to eat healthier in 2013? We take a look at some iOS and Android apps that aim to help you stick to your diet.

Digital Reading Room: Counting it down

We end 2012 with the quantity and quality of content-rich apps on the upswing. But expectations for these tablet apps are higher, too.

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Video: SupperKing dishes up food and friends

A new iPhone app lets you throw dinner parties for strangers who are willing to pitch in for the cost of the meal. SupperKing touts its app as a way to meet new friends while trying out new recipes.

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Ten apps for your new iPad

Did you get a new iPad for the holidays? Not sure where to start? Check out these ten must-have apps.

Starter apps for your new iPhone

Now that you’ve learned your way around a bit, it’s time to load your iPhone up with apps, both fun and functional.

The six apps of Hannukah

Hannukah may last for eight nights, but only these six apps are really worth your time if you want to celebrate the Festival of Lights.

Six tablet apps for making the perfect Thanksgiving dinner

Don't be intimidated by Turkey Day. Turn to these iOS and Android apps for recipe suggestions, menu planning, and cooking assistance for a stress-free Thanksgiving.

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Yahoo buys Stamped; will kill its mobile app

Marissa Mayer has made her first acquisition at Yahoo, a recommendations app called Stamped that was developed by ex-Googlers and has even received backing from Google Ventures.

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One month in, iOS 6's Passbook barely passes go

It's been a month since Apple's new Passbook feature hit the streets, but Dan Moren thinks the feature still needs some time in the oven.