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MacPractice highlights updated practice management software

MacPractice is using this week's Macworld Expo to show off version 3.7 of its practice management and clinical software for doctors, dentists, chiropractors, and optometrists.

Doctors interested in Apple's iPad; 1 in 5 plan to buy one

Epocrates surveyed 350 clinicians a few days after Apple announced the iPad and found that 22 percent plan to purchase the tablet within a year.

WolframAlpha for iPhone

This pricey but well done app delivers the same information you'd get for free from the Wolfram Alpha computational knowledge engine. But it does so in a format that's ideal for the iPhone and iPod touch. And the mobile app has the potential to be even more as the underlying technology of Alpha improves.

Planets for iPhone

Planets is a very cool quick pocket reference for anyone who is curious about the celestial objects they see in the sky.

The Planets for iPhone

You get a lot of information in this planetary reference guide, but not much in the way of usability.

NASA tweaks its iPhone app

NASA App 1.1 lets you track the positions of the International Space Station and Space Shuttle to see if you're in the vicinity for a visible sighting opportunity of either spacecraft, among other features and enhancements in the update.

NASA app for iPhone

With this app from the U.S. space agency, you can get info on NASA missions, view images from space, access NASA TV videos, and follow NASA Twitter feeds -- all for free.

NASA brings chemical sensor to iPhone

NASA's Ames Research Center has developed what the space agency calls a proof of concept of new technology that would bring compact, low-cost, low-power, high-speed nanosensor-based chemical sensing capabilities to cell phones.

iPhone app helps you celebrate Galileo's 400th anniversary

Distant Suns, available from the App Store, can identify the planets, constellations, more than a hundred galaxies and star clusters, and thousands of stars.

Mac News Briefs: TLA updates Mac version of PCalc

The Mac version of the scientific calculator adds many of the features developer TLA Systems has recently added to PCalc for the iPhone. Also on Thursday, Opera put out the latest beta of its Web browser, Delicious Monster updated Delicious Library, and U&I Software launched MetaSynth 5.