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Why App.net is failing: Duh, it needs more apps

The open-source social platform was all about apps, but never spawned a single standout service.

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Six helpful apps for cleaning your disgusting house

Sure, sure, you want a clean house. You try. You can handle the immediate mess when you see it; it’s just hard to keep up with on a regular basis. These apps can help you keep everything orderly.

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Comic: To the creepy Bat-comic store!

Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: Pulling in-app purchases from Comixology may alienate those wary of comic stores

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You Should Play: Smash Hit

This futuristic endless runner is so simple, yet so addictive.

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Apple vs. Samsung, Google+, iTunes, and location apps

Apple vs. Samsung: What is it good for? The same goes for Google+, iTunes, and location-based applications. Apparently we're all grumpy. With guests Philip Michaels, Dan Miller, and Leah Yamshon.

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You&Me is HowAboutWe’s take on messaging for the ‘modern couple’

The popular dating site is rolling out a Snapchat-esque app designed to keep couples close.

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Make your mornings less stressful with Morning

Instead of swapping between different apps to check the weather, your calendar, and your to-do list, Morning keeps all of that info and more in one spot.

Add time and location-based notifications to reminders

The Reminders app makes it simple to keep track of your tasks. But you can make its lists even more powerful, thanks to time and location-based reminders.

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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.

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Why ComiXology ditched Apple's in-app purchase system

The maker of the digital comics reader has taken heat for removing in-app purchases from its iOS app. But if you look at things from ComiXology's perspective, the move makes sense.

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Why Apple should open up the iOS sandbox

Restricting communications between apps might help keep iOS stable and secure. But it's also getting in the way of making the iPhone and iPad the powerful computing platforms they could be.