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Educate children about the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle with Gro Book, a US$3.99 universal book app about making responsible choices. Imaginative stories are told, in 24 different ways, by Sophie the Sweater, in this wonderfully illustrated and voiced app. Readers are treated to a choose...

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Numbers from the NPD Group's Weekly Tracking Service show that Macs reached an all-time high percentage of back-to-school PC sales this year, with 26.8 percent of all personal computers sold in the U.S. between Independence Day and Labor Day coming from the Cupertino company. The numbers, via App...

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Petronome is a free app that offers itself as a standard metronome with animal noises instead of the typical click sounds. This app seems to target children studying music because the noises are very playful. The incentive to download this app as a parent would be to make music practice more excit...

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Maybe you're in search of a decent Bluetooth speaker for your next party, or perhaps your band is on the lookout for some new, creative gear. We've got you covered either way, and you'll find even more picks at our Back to School hub. Winner: congratulations to Daniel R. of Los Angeles, CA. ...

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If you haven't entered our Back to School 2014 sweepstakes yet, do it now! In just two days, we'll stop accepting entries to win one of 15 gadget-filled Timbuk2 bags, so you'll want to make sure you've entered the raffle on each eligible post (you'll find them at the link above). Good luck! Winne...

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Even if you aren't hauling a 55-inch smart TV with you to campus, you can do better than watching Netflix on your laptop. Our picks include an affordable Blu-ray player, set-top boxes and a few big-screen stunners. There's more where that came from, too -- check out the rest of our guide here. Wi...

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Everyone needs a study break at some point, and there are plenty of consoles ready and waiting to entertain you. We've also included our top gaming laptops for those who need serious graphics. Once you've checked out our top picks, head to the back-to-school guide home page for more gadget goodnes...

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While the iPhone's standard ringtones certainly have their respective charms there's nothing quite like picking your own ringtones. It's your own little inside joke whenever your Grandmother calls and David Bowie's "Space Oddity" plays or you get a ring from the boss set to the "Imperial March."...

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Most college students are already settling into the fall semester, but it's not too late to nab some updated gear. Our Back to School 2014 guide has plenty of recommendations for laptops, tablets, accessories and more, and our giveaway rounds up some of our favorite tech for 15 lucky winners. Ente...

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Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and he...

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Whether you're a budding photojournalist or just want to document the semester with something better than a smartphone camera, we've got some great picks for you. Our most affordable recommendation will set you back less than $200, while you'll find an SLR kit that almost tops $3,000 at the other ...

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It's that time of the year again when parents, teachers and students start heading back to school. If you have an iOS device, you can supplement your child's education and stimulate them to get involved with quality educational iOS apps. We've scoured the App Store and compiled some of the best ti...

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It's easy to write on an iPad or iPhone, but editing and revising, not so much. At this moment I have six separate writing apps on my iPad and the all share the same problem: if you want to edit or change a word or phrase, you are required to touch the spot on the screen near where you want to "in...

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Gearing up for a new academic year can be stressful, and that's where our Back to School 2014 guide comes in handy. Whether you're crossing items off your shopping list or simply perusing your options, you'd be silly not to enter our sweepstakes as well. If you're one of 15 randomly selected winne...

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By design, tablets are less about work and more about play -- though you'll find some notable exceptions in our roundup of top slates for the back-to-school season. Among them are Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, which features a keyboard case that makes typing on the go bearable, and the ASUS Transform...

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Talking Holidays Wheel: Christmas Halloween Summer is an interesting combination of a children's game and an educational app with a title that can't possibly get anymore self-explanatory. The app includes three wheels for Christmas, Halloween and the season of summer, each with their own symbols f...

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