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Roundup: Wii U vs. iPad, WP7 update, shopping apps, more



Wii U v. iPad showdown: According to a Nielsen study, Nintendo's new Wii U and Apple iPad are the two most popular gaming devices for youths. So which one should you buy? Here's a look.

Cell phone survey: According to a Pew Research Center's survey, 85 recent of American adults own a cell phone and use these decides for more than just making calls, primarily reading.

WP7 update: If you bought a Windows phone earlier this year, you're stuck with the Windows Phone 7 operating system which is not compatible for a WP8 upgrade. Microsoft has been promising a WP7 update for months now, and it appears to be ready for rollout soon with a cosmetic user interface upgrade.

Lifesaving iPhone app: iTriage is at your fingertips to check symptoms during a medical emergency.

Windows milestone: Windows 8 apps available on the online store has reached the 20,000 mark, and 87 percent of those are free.

Shopping apps: Black Friday weekend marks just the beginning of the holiday shopping season. There are plenty of apps that can help you save money -- and time. Here are a few.

Educational videos for the road trip? Khan Academy has updated its iOS app to work on the iPhone and iPod Touch, including access to its more than 3,500 videos.

[Last modified: Monday, November 26, 2012 8:36am]


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