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2017

February 2017 Reviews

TechRadar names TED to best free Android apps of 2017 list

Praising its polished look, TechRadar presents TED as one of its best free Android apps of 2017 and calls it “an enduring and regularly updated favorite.”

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2016

December 2016 Reviews

Economy Traveller expects “countless hours of joy” from Qantas Entertainment

Calling it “a great improvement on previous entertainment offerings,” Economy Traveller boasts that “due to [the Qantas Entertainment app's] ease of use and impressive variety we’re expecting it will bring countless hours of joy to Qantas domestic passengers.”

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December 2016 Reviews

Talk Android cites TED in best podcast app list

Talk Android calls TED an “app everyone should have” in their list of best podcast apps for Android.

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December 2016 Reviews

Android Authority adds TED to 20 best Chromecast apps list

Noting that “the app is extremely well done,” Android Authority endorses TED as one of the 20 best Chromecast apps for Android.

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November 2016 Reviews

Talk Android recommends TED in best apps for casting list

Citing it as “a phenomenal resource for ideas and innovation,” Talk Android recommends TED as one of the best Android apps for casting media.

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November 2016 Reviews

Escape endorses Qantas Entertainment in best travel apps list

In their “Best travel apps you can’t live without” list, Escape encourages readers to add the Qantas Entertainment app to their phones before jetting off on holidays.

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August 2016 Reviews

TED named to best Amazon Fire TV app list by Recombu

Recombu notes that the TED app has “something for everyone” and praises it as one of the best apps for Amazon Fire TV.

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August 2016 Reviews

Recombu notes Red Bull TV and TED as must-have Chromecast apps

Recombu endorses not one, but two Mercury developed apps in their list of sixteen must-have Chromecast apps.

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July 2016 Reviews

TED makes Stuff’s 12 best Amazon Fire TV apps and games list

Stuff recommends TED as one of the 12 best apps and games for Amazon Fire TV.

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July 2016 Reviews

TED goes under the microscope in Android Decompile Deepdive series

Scott Reschke takes a look under the hood of the newly released TED Android update in his Android Decompile Deepdive series. In the review Scott says, “The TED app is not only a great application from a UI/UX perspective, the code overall is very simple and easy to understand.”

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July 2016 Reviews

Android Central adds TED to best Android apps for Chromecast list

Noting that “some TED Talks are better viewed on TV,” Android Central names TED Android to their list of best Android apps to use with Chromecast.

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June 2016 Reviews

TED Android update praised for nicer experience

Android Central reviews the new TED Android Material Design update, calling out the design update and new features including TED Radio Hour.

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June 2016 Reviews

9to5 Google highlights TED Android update

Citing its “new, more modern look,” 9to5 Google reviews the updated TED Android app.

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June 2016 Reviews

Android Police applauds “superb” TED Android update

TED Android’s Material Design update gets the once over from Android Police, specifically noted is the bolder, more prominent color and a refined design for better use of space.

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May 2016 Reviews

TED Android makes Tom’s Guides list of Best Chromecast apps

Tom's Guides says, “While watching [TED] on a touchscreen is okay, it’s a much better experience streamed to the big screen.”

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2015

October 2015 Reviews

XFINITY Home update recommended by Android Community

Android Community noting the growing challenge of managing all of our smart devices, recommends the XFINITY Home app update with third-party app support as one app to control them all.

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April 2015 Reviews

Boston Globe compares XFINITY TV update to James Bond spy watch

Noting voice commands to change channels, control DVR functionality, and see what’s on and when, The Boston Globe suggests the new XFINITY TV update with Apple Watch support may make us all a little more like James Bond.

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2014

November 2014 Reviews

Android Police notes TED Android Chromecast update

Android Police proclaims, “Viewers can now cast talks to their TVs without having to search through YouTube thanks to new Chromecast support.”

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August 2014 Reviews

Borgen Magazine applauds iCitizen app as “extremely intuitive”

Citing it as “one of the biggest tools for democratic involvement for any demographic,” Borgen Magazine recommends iCitizen for better democratic participation.

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August 2014 Reviews

Crossly praised for accessibility by Mac-cessibility Round Table Podcast

The Mac-cessibility Round Table Podcast reviews Crossly, calling it “awesome” and praising its accessibility.

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July 2014 Reviews

The best multiplayer crossword game

App Advice praises Crossly for being “elegant and addictive” and states that it is “undoubtedly the best multiplayer crossword game for iPhone.”

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July 2014 Reviews

“Hooked on this game”

Softonic calls Crossly “the crossword puzzle game for the masses” and claims “Crossly could do for crosswords what Words With Friends did for the Scrabble genre.”

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2013

December 2013 Reviews

iCitizen turns your iPhone into a powerful political tool

Cult of Mac states that iCitizen, “clearly and elegantly places pretty much all the information you need to know in order to make informed voting decisions — right in the palm of your hand.”

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November 2013 Reviews

Removing the polarization of politics

AppPicker proclaims, “The iCitizen app has changed me, and changed the way I think about how I get my news. iCitizen is a revolutionary way to look at politics by completely dissolving any polarization, so much so that you feel empowered.”

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2012

December 2012 Reviews

Gizmodo recommends XFINITY TV Player update

Excited by the XFINITY TV Player app’s new offline viewing feature, Gizmodo boasts, “Now you can binge on Homeland without worrying about your internet connection messing up the stream.”

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November 2012 Reviews

XFINITY TV Player offline viewing update celebrated by CNET

CNET calls XFINITY TV Player apps new offline viewing update for iOS and Android “a big deal.”

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November 2012 Reviews

iCitizen app noted for direct engagement by The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post says, “For a society that’s constantly buried in smartphones, and increasingly reliant on having information at its fingertips, that could be iCitizen’s secret to success.”

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November 2012 Reviews

Beautifully designed

AppStorm highlights TED Android as one of thirty beautiful Holo-designed Android apps.

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November 2012 Reviews

TED sets an example

Juhani Lehtimaki’s book Smashing Android UI highlights TED Android multiple times as a good example of Android design and UI.

 
October 2012 Reviews

App of the Week

The Guardian highlights XFINITY TV Player for iOS as one of their 20 best apps of the week.

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August 2012 Reviews

App of the Week

Business Insider highlights Washington Post iPhone as one of their apps of the week.

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August 2012 Reviews

Praise for Washington Post relaunch

App Advice says, “Washington Post for iPhone is now extra good.”

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May 2012 Reviews

Android Police calls XFINITY TV Player a “fantastic app”

The XFINITY TV Player app gets Android Police endorsement for new downloading and offline viewing features.

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May 2012 Reviews

“Worth the wait”

Talk Android says, “The simplicity of the UI coupled with flawless streaming (so far) make XFINITY TV Player a must-have app for any Comcast customer.”

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April 2012 Reviews

A shining example

Android UI Patterns gives a glowing review of TED Android. In the review, Juhani Lehtimaki states, “Ted app is awesome. There’s no other word for it. Whenever people ask you for an example of how Android apps should look like just give them [the TED Android] URL.”

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March 2012 Reviews

Perfectly professional

Android Tapp gives TED Android 4.8 out of 5 stars and says, “If you’re a fan of the TED Conferences this is absolutely the app for you. This is very polished, smooth and simple to use. It looks professional and works perfectly.”

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March 2012 Reviews

Highly recommended

Android Police states, “We can’t recommend downloading [TED Android] enough.”

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March 2012 Reviews

The Telegraph celebrates TED

The Telegraph gives TED Android 4.5 of 5 stars and proclaims, “The arrival of the excellent TED Talks on Android should be celebrated.”

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January 2012 Reviews

NYT featured by Microsoft design lead

Mike Kruzeniski, Principle Design Lead at Microsoft on Windows Phone, highlights New York Times as one of his favorite designed Windows Phone apps.

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2011

December 2011 Reviews

Best on the Nook

PC Magazine selects Smithsonian Channel Android is one of the fifteen best tablet apps on the Nook.

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October 2011 Reviews

Intuitive and informative

Gigaom states, “[Washington Post Android] is intuitive, informative and full of valuable content.”

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October 2011 Reviews

“Worth the wait”

Android Central says, “[Washington Post Android] was worth the wait.”

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July 2011 Reviews

Best apps for Windows Phone

New York Times is featured in Gizmodo’s best Windows Phone 7 apps.

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July 2011 Reviews

Photo Booth feature

Droid Matters says, “The coolest feature of the [Dexter Android] is the Photo Booth, which allows you to snap a photo and customize it with artifacts from the show.”

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June 2011 Reviews

App of the Week

Gizmodo features FOX News iPad as one of their iPad apps of the week.

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June 2011 Reviews

One of the best this year

Business Insider proclaims that, “FOX News’ brand new iPad app could be one of the best news apps to debut this year.”

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March 2011 Reviews

USA Today piles on praise for crosswords

CNET says, “By itself, I think USA Today ranks as one of the best newspaper apps for the iPad. Plus, it contains a “secret” feature that has little to do with news: crossword puzzles.”

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January 2011 Reviews

“Just keeps getting better”

iPad Insight says, “USA Today has been one of the very best newspaper titles on the iPad ever since it launched along with the iPad last April. And it just keeps getting better.”

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January 2011 Reviews

Best Apps for News Junkies

CNN iPhone and USA Today Android are featured by Gizmodo as Best Apps for News Junkies. In the review Gizmodo notes, “[CNN iPhone is] probably the quickest way to get a handle on what’s going on in the world (on your phone), with an intelligently laid-out interface, smart story selection and super-fast updates.”

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2010

December 2010 Reviews

“Well done”

Mashable says, “The USA Today app for the iPad is extremely well done.”

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November 2010 Reviews

A must-have

CNET praises the recently updated USA Today iPad with Crosswords as, “Definitely a must-have for puzzle fans.”

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November 2010 Reviews

App of the Week

Time Magazine names XFINITY TV Remote their App of the Week.

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November 2010 Reviews

“It looks awesome. I want it.”

Gizmodo raves about XFINITY’s TV Remote for iPad, calling it “super cool.”

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November 2010 Reviews

Comcast draws accolades from Mashable

Mashable says, “We’re really impressed with what the Comcast team has accomplished [with XFINITY TV Remote for iOS].”

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October 2010 Reviews

“Far and away the best”

iPad Insight says, “The more time I spend with USA Today for iPad, the more convinced I am that it’s far and away the best iPad edition of any major newspaper.”

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October 2010 Reviews

“A solid app”

The Mac Observer reviews USA Today iPad as “a solid app that no iPad should be without.”

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September 2010 Reviews

Appolicious calls Dexter iPhone “bloody good!”

Appolicious reviews the Dexter iPhone app, giving it five-of-five bars and praising its robust feature set.

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September 2010 Reviews

A vote for America’s Election HQ

Macworld calls FOX News America’s Election HQ, “a solidly informative news app.”

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July 2010 Reviews

FOX News, App of the Week

Android and Me names FOX News Android to their list of top 10 Android apps of the week.

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July 2010 Reviews

FOX News Android praised for feature set

Android Central says, “[FOX News Android] comes packed with features.”

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July 2010 Reviews

Droid Life announces FOX News Android launch

Droid Life says, “[FOX News Android] is very polished and includes a huge list of features.”

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July 2010 Reviews

Praise from Apple Gazette

Apple Gazette states that, “The intuitive Smithsonian Channel App provides a beautiful knowledge sharing TV show archive where television episodes and their scheduling is readily available.”

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May 2010 Reviews

Four of five stars

AndroidTapp rates New York Times Android 4 of 5 stars and states, “For readers of the NYTimes with Android devices, this is golden!”

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May 2010 Reviews

Near perfect rating for NYTimes Android

Best Android Apps Review gives New York Times Android 4.5 of 5 stars.

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May 2010 Reviews

Simple, clean, polished

Androinica notes, “The NYTimes [Android app] is a simple, clean, polished way to read the “award winning” content from the NYTimes’ editors.”

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May 2010 Reviews

Easy to navigate

Android Police says, “[New York Times Android] looks great! The interface is extremely simple, and easy to navigate.”

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May 2010 Reviews

NYTimes for Android a “great example”

PCWorld proclaims, “NY Time’s Android app makes a mockery of the iPad version.”

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April 2010 Reviews

The perfect storm

Fox News, CNN, and USA Today for iPhone are all named to AppStorm’s list of Top 20 Informative iPhone News Apps.

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April 2010 Reviews

USA Today iPad praised for ease of discovery

Poynter says, “Of all the news apps I looked at - including those from The New York Times, the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal - I found USA Today’s [iPad] app to be the most user friendly.”

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2009

October 2009 Reviews

Four out of five mice approve

CNN iPhone receives “four of five mice” review by Macworld. In the review Macworld states, “CNN Mobile for the iPhone and iPod touch is a massively impressive news app.”

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October 2009 Reviews

App of the Week

USA Today AutoPilot is featured as one of Gizmodo’s 10 best iPhone apps of the week.

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October 2009 Reviews

The app for every traveler

CBS Moneywatch said, “This is an app [USA Today AutoPilot] that should be on every business traveler’s iPhone.”

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October 2009 Reviews

Praise from Gadling

Travel site Gadling proclaims, “I’ve got at least 40 [travel apps] on my iPhone, but many of them have a very specific purpose, and I’ll only need them once a month (or less). The new USA Today developed “AutoPilot” is one that has already seen more use than most others put together, and may even end up replacing my current favorite - TripIt.”

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October 2009 Reviews

The perfect travel companion

CNET says, “AutoPilot is a surprisingly good travel companion—especially for TripIt users.”

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October 2009 Reviews

The AutoPilot experience

TUAW states, “I can’t think of any reason why a traveler wouldn’t want to try this app out. I’m thinking about making a trip I don’t even need to go on, just for the experience.”

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September 2009 Reviews

CNN iPhone nothing short of impressive

Mashable said, “To say we are impressed with [CNN iPhone] is an understatement. It’s the complete package.”

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September 2009 Reviews

CNN iPhone “informative and empowering”

Wired says “CNN has made a decisive entry into the mobile news space with a well designed iPhone app.”

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September 2009 Reviews

CNN iPhone is “much, much more”

Gizmodo says, “CNN’s iPhone app makes other news apps look lazy.”

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September 2009 Reviews

CNN iPhone outshines competitors

PCWorld states, “CNN’s new iPhone app puts rivals to shame.”

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September 2009 Reviews

CNN: The next level

Press reviews for CNN iPhone are glowing:

LA Times proclaims, “CNN’s iPhone app takes mobile news to the next level.”

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May 2009 Reviews

“It’s dead simple”

Mashable says, “The first thing you’ll notice about USA Today’s Android app is that it’s dead simple.”

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May 2009 Reviews

USA Today takes Android by storm

Referring to the new USA Today Android app, Android Central proclaims, “Whoever said newspapers are stodgy, old and dying apparently didn’t get the message to USA Today.”

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May 2009 Reviews

USA Today mobile apps are exemplary

MediaPost says, “USA Today’s mobile apps for Android and iPhone are to my mind exemplary iterations of a newspaper brand on mobile.”

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May 2009 Reviews

USA Today Android every day

Addressing the new USA Today Android app Gigaom states, “Strangely enough, I used to watch news on TV, but I stopped after installing this app.”

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January 2009 Reviews

Four out of five mice agree

Macworld gives USA Today for iPhone a “four of five mice” review and proclaims, “as far as apps are concerned, USA Today is a winner.”

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2008

December 2008 Reviews

Style and substance

A pre-TechCrunch MG Siegler writing for VentureBeat states while comparing USA Today for iPhone to the competition that, “USA Today’s app represents a move to style mixed with substance.”

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