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    SEARCH Redbox Instant (iOS) review:

    Redbox Instant is perfect for subscribers, but the streaming catalog is less than stellar    The Good Redbox Instant is great for managing your rentals, bookmarking movies you want to watch, and as long as you can find one, it’s great for watching a movie instantly.   The Bad The Redbox Instant catalog is not…

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    Bridge Constructor review:

    Put your thinking cap on for Bridge Constructor Bridge Constructor for iOS, which now is one of the most popular paid titles in the iTunes App Store, is challenging, unpredictable, and one of the most irritating games I’ve ever played. It’s a physics-based puzzler where your job is to create structurally sound bridges so that…

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    Microsoft debuts Office for iPad

    Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, made his first appearance for the company on stage today to announce that Microsoft Office has finally been optimized for iPad. The iPhone version became available in June of 2013, letting you access your documents on the go, but only if you signed up for a subscription to Office 365….

Mobile Apps

  • Scotts Miracle Gro looks for a spot in the smart garden with an all-encompassing app

    Smarter gardening Rachio Generation 2 PlantLink GreenIQ Looking to go beyond simple automation, the Scotts Miracle Gro gardening app, simply called Gro, wants to educate as well as automate to help you become a better gardener. The iOS-only Gro will ask about your location, then let you pick a gardening project from a list customized […]

  • You could use Drivemode for Android while blindfolded, but please don’t

    Drivemode is a simple app that does one very simple thing. The app for Android phones presents controls for navigation, audio and contacts in a low-distraction “driving mode” overlay with audio prompts and a simple, swipeable interface. OK, so that description makes it sound a bit more complicated than I thought, but it’s much easier […]

  • A well-done photo-retouching app with a slightly undercooked feature set

    Adobe’s next-generation photo-retouching app, Photoshop Fix (which is for iOS only), joins the growing number of the company’s mobile apps feeding into its Creative Cloud design-oriented army of software tools. In the case of Fix, though, it enters a fairly mature market with tons of robust competitors like Pixelmator , Polarr and Adobe’s own Aviary […]