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All Things Appy: 5 Best Number-Crunching Apps for Firefox

When you need to deal with numbers, nothing beats the old PC, along with its full-sized screen, keyboard and browser. Firefox is a robust PC browser with numerous add-ons that's well-suited to mathematics. This week, we look at the top five best and must-have add-on apps for crunching operations in ...

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Cloud Storage Apps for Windows 8

Cloud storage is a fast-moving arena, with advancements including the ability to store files and folders in the cloud along with metadata on your PC replicating the actual file. The file isn't there and isn't taking up space, but you can see relevant attributes. Other cloud techniques include the ab...

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Android Apps for Outdoor Adventures

Accelerometers, GPS receivers and other sensors in your smartphone let you track your outdoor activities in ways that go beyond just the common map. In this week's All Things Appy, we take a look at the top five free apps for exploring, including options for fine-tuning your GPS, measuring headings ...

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All Things Appy: 5 Best Chrome Apps for Book Lovers

Books in a multimedia environment bring certain advantages not available on paper alone or via classic audiobooks. Among those advantages are audio accompaniment for text and cloud syncing of notes and highlights. Add to that the lower distribution costs of multimedia over paper and the browser beco...

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Language Tools for Firefox

In this week's All Things Appy, we take a look at the top five free tools for Firefox that will help you navigate the polyglot world. The PC-based browser is well-suited to languages, and in this week's piece we recommend the best pop-up dictionary along with a multilanguage search tool and highly e...

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All Things Appy: 5 Best Windows 8 Apps for the Home

Here's a look at the top five free Windows 8 apps for the home. Among the offerings covered in this week's All Things Appy are apps for Windows 8-based home-tech hacking on the cheap -- or not so cheap -- plus cooking, home repair, gawking and some spiritual guidance. Remodelista, for example, incl...

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All Things Appy: Top 5 iOS Apps for Musicians

Apple was one of the forerunners in bringing the power of music production to the masses. Recording and music-making gear that used to cost tens of thousands of dollars and occupy dedicated studios first shrank to home-studio-capable sizes when powered by Apple computers in the 80s, and now it can b...

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All Things Appy: 5 More Great Android Utilities

A few weeks back All Things Appy covered some of the best, must-have free utilities for the Android mobile environment. This time, we look at requisite keyboard, antivirus, backup and download management apps to supplement the battery management, task killer, storage analyzer and monitoring tools th...

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Chrome Tools for Podcasts and the Spoken Word

A desktop is a fine spot for browsing the world's spoken-word media, and the Chrome browser is a fine tool to do it with. This week's All Things Appy takes a look at the top must-have, free apps for the Chrome browser environment. We include some for Internet radio, some for podcasts and one for qui...

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All Things Appy: 5 Best Firefox Tools for Shopping Online

Price-matching, product reviews, historical pricing data and automating the coupon process are all superb uses for apps in the desktop browser environment. This week's All Things Appy takes a look at the five must-have, free apps that complement online shopping. Our No. 1 choice, Amazon Price Track...

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Windows 8 Art Tools

The touchscreens prevalent on vast numbers of laptops awaiting your hard-earned dollars in consumer electronics stores accommodate highly suitable new tools for creating art. The tactile nature of the screen, as opposed to the awkward mouse, makes sweeping strokes and other gestures a lot easier. Th...

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All Things Appy: 5 Best Geo-Oriented Tracking Apps for iOS

This week's All Things Appy takes a look at the five best, free geo-oriented apps for the iOS platform. To keep your costs down, we're concentrating on those tracking apps that don't require additional hardware, like sensors. Not all mobile Apple hardware products have GPS satellite location, which ...

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Android OS Utilities

Battery managers, task killers, analyzers and monitoring apps make up the basis of a solid Android mobile tool kit. This week's All Things Appy takes a look at the must-have, free apps in this genre that will keep your device operating swimmingly. First up? ReChild's Advanced Task Killer app, which...

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All Things Appy: 5 Best Weather Apps for Google Chrome

Fall is just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, and at least for those of us in some locales, outdoor activities can now ramp up with the milder temperatures. This week's All Things Appy takes a look at the top five free Chrome apps in the weather department. First up? Full Screen Weathe...

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Map Apps for Firefox

This week, we look at the top five free map apps for the Firefox platform. These are power tools that will make it faster to look up addresses and gain new perspective on the locations you want to visit. We look at pop-up maps, unique map-related search add-ons and one alternative to common old Goog...

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