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Android Apps to Overtake Apple in June 2012?

Apple may still be the undisputed king of the app stores, but new research suggests that its reign may have less than a year left, barring any surprising developments (and, no, the iPhone 4S doesn’t count as a surprising development).

Currently, according to research from Xyologic, monthly Apple app downloads in the U.S. are nearly …

How to Share a Family Shopping List by Keeping It in the Cloud

If you live with other people, you know the problem: On Wednesday you notice that you’re out of milk, but you’ve forgotten about that by the time your spouse goes shopping on Friday. Or you write a note on that pad on the fridge, but your handwriting is illegible. Or what if the two of you go shopping at different stores and both buy …

Google Goggles’ Business Card Recognition Works like a Dream

Business cards: can’t stand them. Can. Not. Stand. Them. If you want me to be able to get ahold of you, just give me your fax number, okay? Teletype works, too. In a pinch, I’ll hit you on your beeper—if I leave “911” after my callback number, call back quickly! It’s an emergency.

Let’s get totally serious, though. If I’m given a …

25 Essential Apps for Travelers

After a long, cold, dark, snowy, jerky winter, we’ve officially hit some nice weather. And not the fake nice weather where it’s nice for half the day and then it rains and then the next day it snows—fool me once, shame on you; fool me pretty much all of April, shame on me for breaking out my short-shorts and donating all my warm …

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