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Star Walk 2 review: iPad app makes the night sky look better than ever

The follow-up to the iPad's flagship stargazing app is even better than the original.

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Osmo review: Hands-on iPad games with real pieces give kids new ways to play

Osmo provides tangrams, word games, and physics puzzlers with real-world pieces for your child to touch and grasp.

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Staff Picks: Brush up on your language skills with Duolingo

Want to learn a new language or brush up on one you already know? Our staff pick, Duolingo, provides a great foundation for doing so.

Tech For Life - Classroom Tech

These high-tech notebooks and gadgets—plus one piece of software—will help you stay on top of your study game this semester.

Mac Gems: Google Earth a fun way to see the world through your Mac

Google Earth is a valuable tool for researching the world's wonders.

Must-have software for college students

Fire up the new school year with these powerful and essential tools.

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Review: See human anatomy in 3D with Zygote Body

Zygote Body shows 3D simulations of the human body's many systems in glorious detail.

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Review: DeepDyve works like a low-cost subscription to expensive journals

DeepDyve can bring a true change to professional research with its affordable rentals and free full-text previews.

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Review: Your kids will love learning with Endless Alphabet for iOS

Endless Alphabet is fun, educational, and easy to use. It is probably the best children’s app I’ve ever had the chance to use; my four-year-old son, at least, certainly thinks so.

Review: LyX is an advanced but easy-to-use document processor based on LaTeX typesetting

If you want to control the layout of your documents, LyX can help. It combines the flexibility of LaTeX with a friendly GUI.

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Review: Boost your brain power with Fit Brains Trainer for iOS

Want to keep your mind sharp as you grow older? Fit Brains Trainer provides mental exercises and puzzlers designed to help you do just that.

Review: Sound Uncovered for iPad proves there’s more to sound than you thought

Explore the world of sound with the Exploratorium’s latest interactive app for iPad.

Mac Gems: KidsMotion lets kids create fun, animated presentations

Paper, paste, and scissors are still fun, but KidsMotion lets your little ones build animated slideshows with minimal effort and parental frustration.

Review: Grammarian Pro2 X helpful but needs more tutoring

If you don’t mind paying up for a studious second opinion on your writing, you’ll find Grammarian Pro2 X a lot more useful and thorough than Apple or Microsoft’s built-in writing tools.