Software

Five mobile apps to help you run down key info

Introduction

One thing that's boosted the popularity of smartphones and tablets is the way they put information at your fingertips right when you need it. Yes, you can find almost anything you're looking for by using a Web browser and a little patience. But a number of reference apps can make it easier to track down all sorts types of information. Here are five apps I've found to be particularly useful.

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