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Christopher Smith is a contributing founder/writer for Manifesto Magazine in NYC and is an indie rock reviewer for Independent Music Productions. Christopher's work has appeared in The Smoking Section, King Magazine, Parle Magazine, & IAMOnlineMag. He has two published books of poetry and runs several blogs.

SportzPicks: Getting iOS Users Game Ready

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SportzPicks (free)
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One thing many sports fans like to do to is share their enthusiasm with their friends. More often than not, such debates come down to who you believe will win a game. These days, you don't even have to be face to face to make these debates happen. Online fantasy sports are booming, from rotisserie leagues to simple 'pick 'em' contests. SportzPicks is the newest entry in online sports prediction gaming, with a twist.



The Trouble With Old App Versions

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Apple found itself dealing with a brush fire recently due to their decision to make older versions of developed and published apps available to users. (You can find the original statement on their site here.)This option has a couple of pros and cons that demand a closer look, and may prove to create a new line of thinking.



3 Apps for Dominating Fantasy Football

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The leaves are falling, a comfortable chill is in the air, and Sundays find the streets grow quieter. Why? It's the fall, and football season is here! And with the new NFL season comes one other staple of the fall, fantasy football. This has become highly popular, even for casual fans of the game. You may be in a league, or three. And as a result, you may find yourself scrambling to find out who got you some much-needed points. If you're on the go, it can be a bit tricky. Here's a couple of apps that will help you be king of the fantasy-football gridiron!



PaperHelper In Depth: An Interview with Cameron Oelsen

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Last year, a new app called PaperHelper caught the attention of many. This app, produced and distributed by RumbleApps, was remarkable for two reasons. One was its novel approach to improving productivity in education along with a unique design interface. The other was that PaperHelper was the brainchild of two teenagers, Cameron Oelsen and Antony Basta, who had formed RumbleApps in 2010. PaperHelper was actually not their first appthat was QuikSocial (free), which gives users the chance to access multiple sources of entertainment and news in one seamless stream. 



Poetics - Turning Your iDevice Into a Poetry Canvas

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A few months ago, I had the chance to cover the development and Kickstarter campaign for Poetics ($1.99). Poetics is the keystone to a continued artistic endeavor started by Seth Indigo Carnes, a well-known artist who makes his home in New York City. The app's origin was a series of physical installations set up in various cities around the globe. The exhibit was so popular that there was enough momentum to make Poetics available to the public.



Knot - An App To Tie It All Together

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In a time where we rely on our devices and computers to keep us in the loop on many things personal and professional, it can be a bit tough to keep track. But one new app looks to provide a solution that's all about productivity with a stylish twist. Knot ($0.99) is the creation of muoj, Ltd. It gets its moniker from when reminders were created by tying string in a knot upon one's fingers before the advent of more digital means of memory. 



3 Must-Have Apps for the US Open Tennis Championships

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This weekend, the courts at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will roar with life as the US Open begins! If you can't make it out to Flushing Meadows, NY, no sweat! Here's a couple of handy apps for the die-hard tennis fan in you.



3 NFL Apps to Kickoff the 2013 Preseason

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This weekend, football fans will be salivating with the official beginning of the preseason of the National Football League! The festivities begin with the induction ceremonies at the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and conclude with the first preseason tilt Monday night. Here are a couple of apps for you to get your gridiron love in gear.



 



iPad and Industry: The Role of Apple's Tablet in the Digital Revolution [Infographic]

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Since its debut a scant three years ago, the iPad has become more than a handy device for use around the house. It is a product that has revolutionized many aspects of our daily life. When you consider that by some estimates someone purchases an iPad every 2.8 seconds, there is no doubt as to its impact. A recent infographic courtesy of Armor Active gives us a good overview of just how much the iPad is changing the way we do business in a number of industries.



4 Patriotic Apps for Celebrating Fourth of July

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Independence Day is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate the birth of our nation than with a few choice apps that extol pride and a good dose of fun? Here are a few that may get you in a red, white, and blue mood!



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