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The Rise of Apps Culture

"Apps" (which is short-hand for "applications") designed for use on cell phones have been growing in popularity over the past several years. They can be used to buy airplane tickets, check travel times, look up the definition of a word, track calories, play solitaire, and so much more. This report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project looks at how adults are using these apps, and how their...

Do you like to drum? Well, if you have been dabbling in a bit of drumming with your iPhone, this application may be just what you are looking for. The application allows users to sync the sound of just about any object to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and link it to high quality drum samples. The site has a helpful video to help first-time users get started, and it's very easy to use. Users...

If you're trying to manage a get-together with friends or a business meeting, Twoppy is worth a look. Visitors with an iPhone can use Twoppy to add practical information about an event (such as driving directions) and then add maps and other information about the event, such as the time and a description. This version of Twoppy is free and compatible with iPhones running iOS 4.1 and newer.
Google Maps 3D

Several major companies, including Google, are working on getting elaborate 3D maps online. This latest iteration of Google maps for Android-powered devices allows users to browse select cities in a 3D fashion. Utilizing aerial imagery, the buildings appear in a three-dimensional format, which can aid people navigating their way around an unfamiliar urban environment. Visitors can customize their...