Six iPhone apps that can make you smarter

Your iPhone is good for more than just calls, text messages, and Angry Birds. With the right apps, you can leverage its brainpower to increase your own.

Rick Broida Senior Editor
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
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Sometimes I feel like our society is doomed to dumbness. I mean, just look at the people who appear on reality shows. Heck, look at the people who watch reality shows. (Kidding, kidding. I've been a "Survivor" junkie since day one.)

Fortunately, we can... helping... our brains... be more betterer. And all it takes is the gadget that's already riding shotgun in your pocket. Check out Six ways your iPhone can make you smarter, a roundup of apps (well, mostly) that'll teach you a thousand or two new things.

Hey, and while you're in a learning mood, take a look at Five killer iPhone apps for your tool belt and Five must-have iPhone apps for your next trip. Then hit the comments to talk about your favorite brain-boosting apps.

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