June 24, 2011
Google Sky Map ( Android )
Just launch this app and point your phone at the sky. It will show you the stars, planets and constellations that are in your view. You can also search manually for something specific, like the big dipper and it will show you how and where to find it.

June 17, 2011
Evernote Peek ( iPad2)
The first app designed specifically for users of the iPad 2 Smart Cover, this is a must-have for anyone currently cramming for finals. Create a study notebook and lift the bottom of the cover to reveal the first question, and then lift it further to reveal the answer. Closing the cover will advance the app to the next question. Digital index cards have finally arrived.

June 10, 2011
Venmo (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry)
Really, this should the App of the Month. Venmo is a social finance app that was designed specifically for making small financial transactions between people. How is this useful to you? It's an incredibly easy way for friends to pay each other. If you owe your roomate for utility bills or a co-worker for the lunch they bought, you can do it in seconds from your phone, through this app.

June 3, 2011
Pulse News (iPhone, Android, iPad)
Pulse News has been around for awhile but it continues to have one of the best UI's of any news reader out there. Rather than scrolling text it has a mosaic of tiles that contain photos and headlines, even when opening and reading full stories it is very clean. Sharing articles via Social Networking sites is incredibly easy and the program is very gentle on your battery.

May 27, 2011
Dragon (BlackBerry, iPhone)
Dragon is a free email dictation application that works within the existing email client on your BlackBerry. You can reply, forward, or compose a new email as well as dictating contact names, subject lines and emails of any length.

May 20, 2011
Worldictionary (iPhone)
Now that Spring is finally here it’s time to start planning those summer vacations. If you’re lucky enough to be doing some international travel, this app may be the single most useful thing you bring with you (aside from, you know, a passport). Simply point it at any word and Worldictionary will define and translate it; with no need to take a picture or type in anything. It translates between nine common languages.

May 13, 2011
Planetary (iPad)
This app is a gorgeous and innovative way to navigate through music. Each artist is a star in the universe that is your music collection; the albums are planets that orbit the star, and each individual song is a moon. You can control the playback by browsing through the astronomical objects.

May 06, 2011
Qik Video Connect (Apple, Android)
Qik is a video chat client that lets you chat live over 3G, 4G and WiFi. The best feature is its ability to facilitate video calls between Android and iPhone, making it the only app so far to do this.

April 22, 2011
Atari's Greatest Hits (iPhone)
There's nothing like the classics, and those of us who remember how Atari changed the face of game-play know it best of all. This app gives you access to 100 games, including Centipede and Asteroids, in all their nostalgic glory.

April 08, 2011
Phonalyzr (Android, BlackBerry)
This app will track your calling habits and display them as graphs and charts. This way you can see who you call and text the most and, depending on your carrier plan, perhaps even spot areas where you can save some money.

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