The budget-priced Surface 3 is a solid tablet that finally runs the real version of Windows, but it would be a much better value if the must-have keyboard cover was included.
Meant for emerging markets, Alcatel's latest 7- and 8-inch tablets offer 3G and 4G connectivity for a low price.
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A thinner, lighter gaming laptop, the Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition satisfies with an excellent screen and performance and understated good looks.
For an inexpensive tablet, the Fire HD 7 satisfies with a practical, family-friendly operating system, but those interested in a 7-inch tablet can find models with better build quality in the same price range.
Poki is an excellent Windows Phone client for the Pocket bookmarking service, and a few missing features don't spoil the slick, simple experience.
Wunderlist for Windows Phone is fast, free, task-management app that works anywhere you do, and couples cross-platform support with simple collaboration tools.
BBM for Windows Phone is a great social networking option for BlackBerry fans, but competing chat apps offer more functionality, and have a far broader audience.
Despite its sluggishness, the Bookviser Reader for Windows Phone is a great way to get free classic literature on your Windows Phone.
In Huebrix for Windows Phone, 2 bucks gets you over 400 clever puzzles in a minimalistic, well-polished game.
Scout offers a better feature set, including excellent help for daily commuters, than either Google Maps or Apple Maps, with similarly good route guidance.