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Photo Measures and Measured for iOS

Photo Measures uses the camera on your iOS device to help you enter in measurements while Measured taps into your iPhone's accelerometer to do the calculating for you. Here's how these two apps measure up.

App Guide: Avengers apps for iOS

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The blockbuster movie arrives in theaters in a matter of weeks. Make sure your iOS device is loaded up with these Avengers-themed apps.

Byword for iPhone and iPad

The iOS version of this Markdown editor offers some interesting features, most notably a row of quick formatting options and arrow keys well-suited for the touchscreen interface of your iOS device. But its font limitations may be problematic to some users.

App Guide: Earth Day apps for iOS

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With Earth Day just around the corner, these iPhone and iPad apps provide food for thought on how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Fibble for iPhone and iPad

This physics puzzler proves to be a visual delight, especially on the iPad's expanded playing surface.

Ban.jo for iPhone

This social networking app, which aggregates location-based check-ins from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, and Google+ to let you know if friends are nearby, delivers on what it promises. But some might find the app's ability to follow strangers' check-ins to be a little off-putting.

The Night Sky for iPhone and iPad

This astronomy app makes it easy to identify the planets and stars above you, but it doesn't do much else.

Circadia for iPhone and iPad

This music-based puzzle game features a beautifully simple and intuitive interface. Fans of puzzlers with a good ear will find Circadia to be a nice way to chill out, but the fun is likely to wear off fast for players with less patience.

App Guide: iOS map apps

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Whether it's via highways, byways, or public transit, these iOS apps can help you get from Point A to Point B.

SBX-300 Music System offers good sound for any i-device

Onkyo's SBX-300 iOnly Bass Dock Music System works with iPads, iPhones, and iPods, providing good sound and looks. It's especially appealing at current street prices.