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Best iPad apps: Tabby Awards 2014 Winners and Users’ Choice

August 6, 2014

Here are the Winners, as selected by an independent judging panel, and the Users’ Choice, as voted by app users, in iPad app categories in the Tabby Awards 2014 competition:

1) Books & Reference: Robots for iPad

Tabby Awards Winner in Books & Reference. The Tabby Awards judges said: “Fascinating subject. Really fun, unique, interesting. Great way to let people explore and interact with lots of types robots. A fantastic app that brings this fascinating subject alive and perfect for both kids and adults.”

2) Books & Reference: Kobo Books

Tabby Awards Users’ Choice in Books & Reference. Browse more than 3.5 million [...]

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Best Android tablet apps: Tabby Awards 2014 Winners and Users’ choice

August 6, 2014

Here are the Winners, as selected by an independent judging panel, and the Users’ Choice, as voted by app users, in Android tablet app categories in the Tabby Awards 2014 competition:

1) Education: Rosetta Course

Android / Education Winner and Users’ Choice. The Tabby Awards judges said: “It makes learning a new language so intuitive and easy. The sound and voice work is crisp and clear, user voice recognition is superb, and the user interface is incredibly simple and easy to navigate. Outstanding.”

2) Entertainment: CBS App

Android / Entertainment Winner. The Tabby Awards judges said: “A video application that plays high quality, seamless video streaming [...]

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10 great tablet apps for seniors

July 16, 2014

In today’s digital age, there’s no reason for retirees or pre-retirees to sit back and watch the world go by, reminiscing on their youthful adventures and dynamic professional lives.

Seniors can now use mobile apps for intellectual development and personal growth by tracking their finances, keeping their health in check and stimulating their cognitive skills. Here’s a selection of top apps for seniors (most of them for the iPad, some of them for Android tablets), all designed to keep their life increasingly engaging and intellectually satisfying.


Mint is one of the top personal finance apps that helps seniors to keep track of their [...]

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6 Best iPad Apps for design and illustration

April 16, 2014

The iPad has become a go-to device for designers and illustrators, particularly with the added flexibility of using a mobile device and the large selection of apps for performing their work. Here are some of the best iPad tools for creating great design.


Notability has had a pretty successful run as an app for sketching, drawing, and note-taking. Its most recent update adds a new navigation tool that streamlines the process of scrolling through notes or finding saved audio recordings. All work can be backed up to main cloud services, like Dropbox or Google Drive. Additionally, attach your iCloud account to have all content available on an [...]

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The 7 best iPad and Android first-person shooters

April 6, 2014

First-person shooters have ruled the roost on PCs and consoles for decades, but making the genre compatible with touch-screen tablets has proven difficult. Thankfully, a few developers have gotten the hang of it, with impressive results. Click through the slideshow below for the list.

Deus Ex: The Fall

Eidos recently brought Deus Ex: The Fall to PC via Steam, but the dystopian, cyberpunk action-stealth game first appeared on Android and iOS last year. Set before the events of 2011’s Human Revolution, The Fall includes all of Deus Ex’ trademark elements: corporate conspiracies, high-security hacking, an amber-yellow color palette, and a smooth mix of action and stealth [...]

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6 best iPad email apps when you need more than what comes standard

April 2, 2014

The stock mail app on the iPad may look great and do the job, but power users sometimes need more. Consider these choices for better integration with Exchange, Gmail, or other top email services.



If you are looking to combine email accounts from several different services then CloudMagic is the best choice. It has lightning-fast search for each inbox, which is far more effective for finding the right message than digging through email folders. The app recently added cards, which allow you to save a message to a variety of cloud services, such as Evernote or Pocket.

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7 expensive Android games that are worth the money

March 27, 2014

Don’t let the high price tags stop you from enjoying these Android games on your tablet of choice.

Except for Expensive Button. That’s on here as a joke. Please don’t buy it.

Chaos Rings 2

Chaos Rings 2 is a fully-fledged Square Enix RPG, which means it rivals the Final Fantasy series in terms of quality. These days that might not mean much, but it’s a great experience on a tablet nevertheless.

Download iPad/iOS  [$15.99] Download Android [$15.99] Final Fantasy VI

Speaking of Final Fantasy—FF6 is arguably the best in the series, and with its launch on Android (and iOS) this year you have one fewer reason to dust off your [...]

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The 10 best Android fighting games that will get your blood flowing

March 25, 2014

Sometimes if you want to make an omelette you have to break a few faces. And where better to do that than in fighting games?

Here are some of the better Android eggs on the market to help you work off some steam.

Street Fighting: Ragdoll Game

Ragdoll fighting games are so much fun because they’re so ridiculous, but does all that flopping and flailing take on a tougher edge when it happens out on the street? Nope, it’s still goofy. But goofy is good, and with multiple levels, upgradeable skills and a “cool underground atmosphere,” Street Fighting: Ragdoll Game lets you keep it street without having to actually go outside. (It’s [...]

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6 best tablet apps for tracking flights

March 25, 2014

You don’t need to be a flight controller to get specific, real-time information about airline flights. These six tablet apps can keep you posted about a specific flight or let you explore the busy highways in the sky.

Flightradar24 Pro

Flightradar24 Pro puts the resources of the popular flight tracking web site into a mobile app. It is great for getting updates about a specific flight or for casually browsing the skies. Pinch and zoom through a map and touch one of the plane icons to get statistics about that plane, including its flight path. Or use the search bar to find a specific itinerary.

Download iPad/iOS  [$2.99] Download Android [$2.99] FlightAware [...]
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Best apps for mobile conferencing (old)

March 17, 2014

The iPad and other tablets can be great video conferencing tools because they can go anywhere with ease. The following apps are good choices for connecting with others face-to-face in your business or other organizations.

Cisco WebEx Meetings

The Cisco WebEx platform is essentially synonymous with video conferencing. The company has not neglected the tablet era by creating a first-rate app for the iPad and Android. The app supports the entire WebEx meeting platform, which includes WebEx Meeting Center, WebEx Meetings, WebEx Training Center, and WebEx Meetings Server. Video quality is very reliable and includes the ability to share content for easier [...]

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