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Popular Software Articles for 2012

The Best (and Worst) Video Chat Apps for Android OS Devices

Want to talk face-to-face from your phone with people elsewhere in the world? After testing six Android OS video chat apps, we tell you which are the best, and why.

What Is the Best Free GPS App for Android OS Phones?

With a profusion of free GPS apps now available for Android OS, which one is best? In this roundup, Brighthand compares five top free apps and declares a winner.

Four iPhone Privacy Apps for Protecting Your Content from Prying Eyes

Do you want to keep personal photos and other content on your iPhone hidden away from any onlookers? Here's the lowdown on four "privacy apps" that could help.

BlackBerry 10 Smartphones to Run Android Apps

In a conference call this morning, the new CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones will have an Android player, allowing them to run third-party software created[...]

Six Streaming Music Apps for the iPhone: Free Choice, But at What Price?

Streaming music apps let you get just the tunes that are really music to your ears. Apps are free, although the music might not be. Here are six top iPhone[...]

Seven Paid GPS Apps for Android OS Phones: Worth the Price?

With GPS apps for Android OS phones, "to pay or not to pay" as a big question. Join us as we take a hands-on look at seven paid GPS apps[...]

Six Great Apps To Turn Your Apple iPhone into a TV

We all hate missing our favorite TV shows. Now, if you have to be away from your TV, you can always turn to your iPhone. With the right software (and[...]

iPhone GPS Navigation Apps: Three Free (or Cheap) Options

The iPhone makes a great GPS, but navigation software for Apple's smartphone with turn-by-turn directions is often quite expensive. Fortunately, there are some good options that won't break your bank.

Windows Phone 8 Review: Let’s Try This Again

With Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is filling in the gaps found in the last iteration of its mobile operating system and giving it a chance to really compete.

Evernote Review: Organizing Your Life on an iPhone

Evernote can come in handy even if you aren't a true organizing enthusiast. The app doesn't always work that well, though, on older iPhones. Read the full review.

Time Warner Cable Customers Can Use their iPhone to Control their TV

Time Warner Cable has introduced TWC TV for iPhone, a free app for its customers that allows them to watch live TV from within their home, change channels, and manage[...]

Microsoft SkyDrive for Android Review

With its new SkyDrive for Android app, Microsoft is sliding into a mobile online storage arena dominated so far by Dropbox and SugarSync. Read the full review.

TurboScan Review: A Handy iPhone Scanner in Your Pocket

TurboScan is designed to turn your iPhone into a portable document scanner without the addition of extra hardware. How well does it really work? Read the full review to find[...]

Valentine’s Day Roundup: Ten Best Love Apps for iPhone and Android

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, love and romance are suddenly in the air. Here are ten apps for iPhones and Android phones that just might help you woo[...]

Easy Voice Recorder Pro for Android OS Review: An App for Business & Pleasure

Easy Voice Recorder Pro is a $1.99 app with tons of uses at work, at home, and everywhere in between. What's more, it's truly simple to use. Read our full[...]

Norton Mobile Security Adds First iPhone and iPad Protection

Norton Mobile Security this week added its first Apple iOS client, along with a new pricing model for safeguarding iPhones, iPads, and Android devices alike.

OfficeSuite Pro Review: Great Office Compatibility

With its elegant design and cool feature set, OfficeSuite Pro 6 manages to impress, even in a competitive field. Read the full review of the Android OS edition.

SoundHound for Android OS Review: ‘Name That Tune,’ But At What Price?

SoundHound is touted as letting you "name that tune," whether from a CD, the radio, or your own hummed rendition. Yet sponsored links (and potential privacy concerns) lurk within. Is[...]

iPhone Users Can Now Watch Sprint TV for Free

Sprint has introduced a version of its streaming TV service that works on the iPhone. This includes some free channels like Disney and ESPN Mobile, as well as subscriptions that[...]

Six Handy Shopping Apps for the iPhone

While the Internet has certainly revolutionized shopping, that doesn't mean that it has made the process all that much easier. Thankfully your iPhone can help you comparison shop quickly and[...]