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Instant Pot

Ace Sensor Inc. and Double Insight Inc. unveil Instant Pot, a wireless, Bluetooth cooker you can control via an Android or iOS app.

By Jan. 6, 2014

MSRP: $134.95

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Redbox Instant (iOS)

The Redbox app is useful for renting movies and managing your account, but for streaming movies, Netflix has a bigger catalog.

By Mar. 24, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 24, 2014

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Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

As it's a free upgrade that gives you more apps, improved features across the board, and better performance, there is really no reason not to get Mavericks on your Mac.

By Oct. 24, 2013

4.5 stars Editor's rating Oct. 24, 2013

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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Though it's not a complete system or interface overhaul, Mountain Lion's improved core apps and new features make it well worth the $19.99 price.

By Jul. 25, 2012

4 stars Editor's rating Jul. 25, 2012

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Tizen OS

In an early demo of Tizen OS on a Samsung phone, the new OS looks a lot like Android -- and is clearly a long way from prime time.

By Feb. 26, 2013

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Firefox OS

Mozilla's mobile operating system, unveiled at Mobile World Congress, won't win over many iOS and Android faithful. But it's credible for low-budget feature-phone owners.

By Feb. 24, 2013

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BlackBerry 10 OS

BlackBerry lovers who can get past the rookie mistakes will find a polished-looking OS that's packed with interesting and useful features, but happy Android and iOS users won't find a reason to switch.

By Jan. 30, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Jan. 30, 2013

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Instant foreign menu translations

Traveling overseas but don't speak the language? We've got a how-to on using your smartphone to help you order ordinary or extraordinary foods on a menu, even in a foreign language.

By Apr. 8, 2014

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Google Chrome OS

Chrome OS struggles with the delineation between apps and Web sites, even though they are fast growing together. Great for students and casual home use, the day is coming when it'll be competitive, but it's not yet a replacement for a more mature OS.

By Oct. 18, 2012

3 stars Editor's rating Oct. 18, 2012

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Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video is only instant if you're a Prime subscriber or once you've already purchased content from Amazon's Web site, but the lower cost for some videos might make it worth your while.

By Aug. 2, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Aug. 2, 2012

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