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App Guide: Apps for bird watchers

From field guides to bird calls, these apps can help you keep tabs on our fine-feathered friends.

App Guide: Weekend activities

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad can help you track down local events, showtimes, or deals. Just download any one of these apps from the App Store.

Off Remote for iPhone and iPad

This universal offering acts as a great remote control if you run computers scattered about a home or office.

Aegis for iPhone

There's a straightforward idea behind Aegis -- an app that sounds an alarm when someone makes a grab for your iPhone. But a number of limitations -- some of which are out of the developer's control -- keeps this app from serving as a reliable security tool

Path for iPhone

The latest version of this video-sharing app makes great improvements over Path's initial release, but there are still a lot of limitations to this iPhone offering.

App Guide: iPad cooking apps

You'll never be at a loss for what to make for dinner -- or how to make it -- with the help of these App Store offerings for Apple's tablet. Dinner Spinner Pro for iPhone

Tap into's vast archive of recipe ideas with the help of this mobile app. The ability to sync items in shopping lists and recipe boxes with your account makes this app particularly useful if you're a regular at that Website.

In The Kitchen for iPhone and iPad

Fans of The Food Network will enjoy this hybrid app, which does contain a lot of good recipes. Finding them, however, can be a bit frustrating, especially on the iPhone.

Kodak Pic Flick for iPhone

Despite some limitations, this app from Eastman Kodak makes it easy to produce quality color photo prints from your iOS device -- if you have a supported printer or digital photo frame.

iPad cocktail apps

Looking to relax with a nice, stiff drink? The iPad can help, with the assistance of a good cocktail recipes app. But which ones make the grade?

iPhone Halloween apps: Games and sound effects

Eight holiday-themed games and sound-effect makers will help you have a ghoulishly good time.

20 Minute Meals for iPhone

This recipe app featuring celebrity chef Jamie Oliver features terrific organization that should serve as a guide for how to design an iPhone app. If only there were a way to e-mail those recipes, though.

Weber's on the Grill for iPhone and iPad

Whether you use the iPhone or iPad version, Weber's on the Grill is a really nice app for elevating your grilling game. It's well designed, easy to use and chock full of great information and recipes.