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Phrase Wit for iPhone and iPad

This funny education app can set you straight on commonly mangled phrases, with the help of a pleasing game mode.

App Guide: iPad shopping and catalog apps

Take care of that last-minute shopping from the comfort of your iPad with these shopping and catalog apps.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.

App Guide: Black Friday iOS apps

Before you hit the mall looking for holiday deals, hit the App Store and download these tools for savvy shoppers.

Day One is a polished journaling tool

Bloom Built has put together a polished journaling tool for storing your personal thoughts and experiences.

App Guide: iOS restaurant finders

Planning on grabbing a bite to eat this weekend? If you're unsure of where to go, download one of these iOS apps and let it do the thinking for you.

Review: Cards for iPhone

Cards is clunky to use, and its options are limited. It doesn't even feel like Apple made the app.

Alfred for iPhone and iPad

Like many restaurant finders on the App Store, Alfred uses the geolocation tools on your iOS device to locate nearby eateries. But it also bases its picks on the kinds of restaurants you like. The results are good, but is it worth the effort to train Alfred to know your preferences? Philip Michaels puts the app to the test.

Review: Two iOS take-out apps

Dan Frakes has recently dabbled with a pair of apps -- one from Five Guys and the other from Baja Fresh for placing fast-food orders from your iOS device. The Five Guys app delivers while Baja Fresh's iPhone offering should be sent back to the kitchen.

Pimp Your Screen for iPhone and iPad

If you're looking for a quick way to customize the look of your iOS device, Pimp Your Screen offers a broad selection of wallpapers that you can easily modify. Family Tree Maker for Mac helps track ancestors

If having access to Ancestry is in your plans Family Tree Maker for Mac is definitely the offline/online program for you. When it’s caught up with the Windows version it should prove invaluable.

InMyBar for iPhone

If you're stumped as to what kind of cocktail to make, this clever -- if slightly fussy -- iPhone app can suggest drink recipes using ingredients you already have on hand.

App Guide: iOS calorie counters

Keeping track of what you eat is a great way to stay on top of your diet. These iOS apps can help you log your calorie intake.