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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.  sciencefiction.com

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. Pewinternet.org

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. pcworld.com

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

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

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.  USAToday.com

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. thenextweb.com

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


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