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Need to Know How Cars Work? There's An App for That!

Posted by Chris Kirby on July 18th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I think there was a moment in my late childhood when my dad really wanted me to understand how cars work. I didn't pay much attention, honestly, as I was generally lost in my own little world throughout my days of kid-dom. Today, though, there are times when I really wish I had paid more careful attention to the lessons of my youth. And that's where How Cars Work comes in. Simply put, it's an instructional app that teaches...yep...how cars work. From steering and suspension to powertrain and braking, pretty much all of the basics are covered in this tidy little app.

Now, in version 1.3.0, developer Aymen Alshawi has added a basic maintenance section to help those who may not know how to perform basic maintenance like changing a tire on their vehicle. It's a handy and quick way to find information if it's needed in an emergency, and while all makes and models are different, this app covers the basics that apply to pretty much every vehicle. And more is on the way in future update, including a guide to vehicle modifications.

Make up for those lost lessons of youth and learn a little more about your car with How Cars Work.

Self Aware Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 28th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FASCINATING
A mixture of different mini games all based around the threat of an iOS virus.
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Mashable Launches New iPad App

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on March 5th, 2012

Fans of Mashable can now take the megasite with them wherever they go via the new Mashable for iPad app. The app features the site's full feed of blog stories and news posts, all optimized for viewing on your tablet. Furthermore, posts are also divided into categories, so you can easily sort all the tech articles, business posts, and so on with a simple tap. Furthermore, the app features robust social media options, allowing users to quickly share via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and the app displays how many times each story has been shared so you can see at a glance what's making waves on any given day. Last but not least, swiping left or right on an article drills down and provides more specific content, while swiping up or down loads more stories.

Even though Mashable previously launched an iPhone app with somewhat similar features, this new creation is made especially for the iPad and seems to be more feature-rich than its handheld cousin. The interface has also been revamped to appear more attractive and easier to navigate, which users always appreciate. The total package is very nice, and we're excited to see what new bells and whistles are added in future updates.

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TechCrunch Offline Reader

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on April 6th, 2009
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: BELOW AVERAGE
TechCrunch is a tech-centric blog network, and their offline reader promises to deliver all of their content in a quick, convenient package. While it's pretty enough to look at, and has plenty of features, the reader is just too crash-prone to justify con
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