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Get product info, ratings with Consumer Reports app

The Consumer Reports Mobile Shopper gives you access to Consumer Reports’ ratings, recommendations, brand reliability and buying advice on thousands of products—ßand all you need to do is scan a product’s bar code to get the low down.

Amazon iOS app adds barcode scanning

With its new 1.2.8 update, the Amazon Mobile iOS app can now scan barcodes and look up the products on the shopping site.

Gifts HD helps track gift buying for the holiday season

A new iPad app, Gifts HD, helps you organize your gift-giving for the holiday season.

Dictionary.com launches API Developer Center

The popular dictionary, thesaurus, and reference provider now allows third-party developers to harness its tools and data in their apps. To get developers started, it has launched an API Developer Center with documentation and information on licensing and fees for commercial apps.

Google brings Goggles visual search to iPhone

After introducing its 'search the world with your camera' feature to Android phones nearly a year ago, Google has finally brought Google Goggles to the iPhone.

LightSpeed Mobile brings Mac POS system to iOS

LightSpeed is a complete point-of-sale system that can turn your business's Mac into the most attractive cash register your customers have ever seen. Now the company is bringing point-of-sale capabilities to the mobile sphere.

Bing app for iPhone updated with travel, map features

Microsoft has rolled out an update to its Bing app, gracing the iPhone search app with a new travel feature, a what’s nearby feature, and some map enhancements.

Practice and deliver teleprompted speeches with Prompster

Prompster is a teleprompter app specifically designed for the iPad that smoothly scrolls easily readable text for audible presentations.

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.

iPad dictionary app Terminology comes to the iPhone

Agile Tortoise is bringing it's popular iPad reference app, Terminology, to the iPhone with Terminology Ph.

Google Mobile App update adds push notifications

Google Mobile App can now receive push notifications from your Gmail and Google Calendar accounts, allowing you to receive alerts and notifications on your iPhone without delay.

Fix your bike on the go with Bike Repair

Quebec-based Atomic Software on Wednesday released Bike Repair, an interactive app for fixing your bike on the go. The program is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch and costs $2.

VNC: the universal remote control

Using VNC software, you can connect from almost any kind of computer to almost any kind of computer. The only hitch: You have to know what you're doing, or be able to figure it out.