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The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is comfy, fast, and packed with features.

At $400, Samsung's new small tablet serves as one of the best alternatives yet to the iPad Mini with Retina Display.

<p>If you're one of the lucky people who received a new iOS device over the holidays, we have a great collection of iOS apps to get you started. There are both free and paid apps here, but all are tried and true selections for everything from gaming and movie making to photography and cooking. Without further ado, make sure your Apple account is set up with the App Store first, then get your iOS device ready for downloading and browse some of my favorite apps for new devices in this slideshow.</p>

<p>This is in no way a definitive list of the best or most essential apps to download, but simply a collection of great titles to get you started with your new iOS device.</p>

<p><i>Looking for apps for a new Android device? Sarah Mitroff has a great starter collection for <b><a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-3513_7-10014955.html">Android apps</a></b> here.</i></p>

20 great apps for your new iOS device (pictures)

If you're one of the lucky people to receive a new iOS device over the holidays, I have put together a great collection of iOS apps to get you started.


Amazon offers Sunday delivery to some

The online retail giant makes a deal with the US Postal Service for Sunday deliveries, Moto X customization expands to all major US carriers, and Flipboard adds a catalog feature.

The BlackBerry Z30's biggest improvement is a larger 5-inch 720p HD screen.

A bigger, better BlackBerry (pictures)

The new BlackBerry Z30 comes to Verizon for $199.99 bringing with it a big 5-inch screen, a high-capacity battery, and a fresh version of BB10.


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Flipboard makes a magazine out of your RSS and social feeds

More than just an RSS reader, Flipboard displays your social feeds and lets you create custom "magazines" of your favorite news stories.

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Flip through Samsung's Flipboard for phones and tablets (pictures)

Samsung and Flipboard team up to bring its signature magazine-style newsfeed to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and new Note 10.1 tablet.

<p>It was widely rumored before iOS 7 was even announced that it would come with a brand-new look. After WWDC in June, we knew that the design had been simplified and wondered how app developers would respond when it came time for the iOS 7 launch.</p>

<p>I put together a slideshow called "<a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-3513_7-10018253.html">12 apps that are ready for iOS 7</a>", just before the actual launch. But now that many iOS users are getting acquainted with the new operating system, several big-name apps have also been redesigned to fit Apple's new look. Some of them were ones that I covered in the earlier slideshow, but many others have made significant design changes to adopt the new design standards. Without further ado, here are 11 apps that have made the switch to the flatter, more simplified aesthetic.</p>

11 top apps redesigned for iOS 7 (pictures)

In an earlier slideshow, I gathered up the apps that would either already fit in with iOS 7's design scheme or had plans to make the switch. In this slideshow I have many big-name apps that have the new look.

To get set up, just sign into your Twitter or Facebook account, and wait while Material puts together your digest.

A slick and promising, but buggy news reader

Stepping square into the territory of popular Flipboard magazine app, Material uses your social media data to predict what you want to read.

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Setting up the Material app is as simple as logging in to your Facebook or Twitter account.

Material challenges Flipboard for magazine supremacy (pictures)

Material is here, and like Flipboard it uses social data to predict your news-reading preferences. Here's a closer look.


Getting started with Flipboard on the Web

The social magazine mobile app comes to the Web but without all of its parts.

The new Flipboard for the Web.

So much for mobile only: Flipboard heads to the desktop

Nearly 75 million mobile users have created more than 2 million magazines, and now the the company wants to bring its flips to the Web. CEO Mike McCue recalls a time when Flipboard was just a cardboard cutout of an iPad.


Check out these Windows Phone apps that are just as good as the real thing (pictures)

Waiting for your favorite apps to make their way to Windows Phone? We found the best third-party alternatives to many popular apps.

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