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5 podcatcher apps to replace nearly dead Instacast

A once-popular iOS podcast client is going away. We round up alternatives including Overcast, Downcast, Castro, Pocket Casts, and Apple's own Podcasts app.

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Teach your kids (and yourself!) how to code with these iPad apps

Even elementary-age school children can learn programming principles with these clever games and tools.

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Hands on with Google Calendar for iPhone: An awesome calendar for Gmail addicts

It’s a reliable and slick-looking calendar, though only truly compelling if you live within Google’s ecosystem.

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Pocket vino: We review 5 apps for managing your wine cellar

Assembling a collection of fine wines can take decades, but the best library holds little value if you don't know which volumes it contains.

Alfred review: This Mac app launcher continues to shine, but Alfred Remote doesn't stack up

Alfred is a top-notch productivity app on the Mac that makes launching apps a cinch. But Alfred Remote, its iOS counterpart? Not so much... yet.

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Mail Pilot 2 for iOS review: Gesture-based controls tame your email inbox

Mail Pilot treats your inbox like a to-do list, and its intuitive controls make dealing with new tasks as easy as swipe-left, swipe-right.

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Anypass review: This app mimics AirDrop between non-AirDrop capable Macs and iOS devices

Unless your Mac is running Yosemite and your iOS devices are running iOS 8, you can't use AirDrop to share files between them. That's where Anypass comes in.

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Molecules for iOS review: This interactive science book brings learning to a whole new level

Molecules by Theodore Gray is the perfect sequel to The Elements.

App Invasion: Storehouse takes your favorite photos and spins them into sharable stories

And thanks to its dummy-proof editing tools, it makes sure your stories look good.

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Workflow for iOS review: An awesome Mac-like app for our post-PC devices

With a style and simplicity all its own, Workflow brings desktop-level automation to the iPhone and iPad.

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Microsoft Excel for iOS review: Create and edit spreadsheets on any device, at no cost

If you're looking for a powerful spreadsheet app for iOS that makes it seamless to work between a Mac, a Windows machine, and any number of iOS or Windows Phone devices, Excel for iOS is for you.

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Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS review: Presenter View feature makes the subscription version worth it

This updated presentation tool gives Keynote a run for its money.

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Microsoft Word for iOS review: This classic word processor shines on every device

Microsoft's most recent update offers free editing for all, adds Dropbox integration, and now includes an app for your iPhone that you can use to create and edit documents.

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Review: Pixelmator for iPad is an affordable image editor that packs a powerful punch

Pixelmator makes for a wonderfully creative distraction that you’ll be itching to work with.