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Nokia X Software Platform

Nokia sure tried hard to give us something new, but its mashup of Android, Windows Phone, and Asha gives its Nokia X phone limited powers and a nagging identity crisis.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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VLC for iOS

As long as you have the videos to watch, VLC's gesture controls and smooth performance make it an excellent app for video playback.

By Jan. 22, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Jan. 22, 2014

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Sony SmartWatch

The Sony SmartWatch enters the realm of usability thanks to recent software updates, but it's still more smartphone accessory than solid standalone timepiece.

By Apr. 3, 2013

3 stars Editor's rating Apr. 3, 2013
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Lovely

Thanks to its clean design and wealth of apartment search tools, Lovely is a great resource for finding a new place to live.

By Jan. 3, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Jan. 3, 2014

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Fragment

Fragment has great touch controls for doing something truly unique with your photos, but if it's a basic photo-effects app you're looking for, there are better options.

By Jan. 28, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Jan. 28, 2014

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Check (Android)

Check is a convenient way to pay your bills on your phone, but only if you remember to send your payments in early.

By Mar. 5, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 5, 2014

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iTunes 11

iTunes 11 is a much-needed refresh with a new interface and a useful MiniPlayer, but it's still a little overly complex for its own good.

By Nov. 29, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 29, 2012

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Navfree USA: Free Satnav (Android)

Navfree USA is about as basic as navigation apps get, but its ability to store local map data, its frequent updates, and the fact that it's free make it an invaluable tool for Android navigation.

By Aug. 2, 2012

3 stars Editor's rating Aug. 2, 2012

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Software wizards of the 128K Macintosh

Bill Atkinson, Andy Hertzfeld, Steve Capps, and Larry Kenyon share their thoughts about developing the core software for the original Macintosh, which is about to mark its 30th anniversary.

By Jan. 22, 2014

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Facebook Paper

Facebook's Paper is a new and attractive way to browse the social network and get the latest news, but its unclear why it's better to have two Facebook apps rather than one.

By Feb. 3, 2014

4.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 3, 2014

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