How often do you let your toast burn, brew your tea for 20 minutes, or forget to turn off the sprinkler when watering your grass? Or do you have a harder time remembering that you need to call your Mom on your lunch break, submit your proposals before the deadline, and more? Most of us need something that will stay on our back and not let us forget the littlest things we need to do, and relying on your spouse, parent or boss to remind you isn’t a great idea.

Your iPhone or iPod Touch is the ideal reminder device. It’s really the best personal digital assistant that had ever been made, even if we don’t usually call iOS devices PDAs. The only problem is, the default Clock app doesn’t make it easy to set quick alarms for specific tasks, and you can only have one timer going at once. That’s not nearly enough for the variety of reminders and timers you’ll actually need to really remember everything.

Due is an elegant new app that’s designed to solve this problem. You can quickly add reminders for everything you need to do, whether it’s today or next week. You can also create reusable timers that you can activate with one flick, so you’ll never forget your brownies in the oven again. Keep reading to check out more of Due’s features to see if this is the app you need to turn your iOS device into a better PDA!

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Once upon a time, we didn’t all have web-connected wonder devices in our pockets to provide us with endless entertainment. Strangely enough, I spent a good portion of my childhood outside engaging in physical activity! An antiquated practice to be sure. When my parents did allow me to come indoors, it was game time. My two brothers and I loved playing board games, card games and of course, our original Nintendo Entertainment System.

Many of the games that I enjoyed as a child have been re-imagined and brought to life on the single device that keeps me occupied these days: my iPhone. Today we’ll take a nostalgic stroll down memory lane to see what classic games have made their way to iOS.

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If you’re an iPhone owner, I’m sure you’ve heard of the phenomenon that is Angry Birds. Writing this article at my desk I have an Angry Bird plush toy on top of my laptop in the corner and a fan-adapted theme song playing over the game on my iPad. It’s unreal just how much of a success Rovio has created.

While the idea of the game is very simple (kill pigs with birds catapulted from a slingshot), I’m surprised how many players don’t actually know what each bird does or what the difference between the blocks are. In addition to explaining what these are, in this article, we’ll be looking at some top strategies to bag more points in both Angry Birds and Seasons.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting iTranslator. The developer describes iTranslator as the easiest translator around to use. 52 Languages and counting. Translate emails, documents, webpages and anything you can copy and paste.

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As with many of the default iPhone utilities, the iPhone’s calendar app is fairly middle of the road. It’s a great app with solid functionality and good design, but it could be improved. If you find that the default calendar app doesn’t quite fit your needs, here’s 30 amazing alternatives you might want to check out!

We’ve split the selection below into categories containing apps with awesome functionality, apps that allow you to track holidays and important events, apps that throw in a handy clock feature, apps with a limited but useful focus, and finally, a few calendars that are just plain fun. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

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SyncPad is the ultimate whiteboard for remote and local collaboration. Forget those whiteboard and sketchpad applications that require you to be few feet from each other in order to collaborate. With SyncPad you just need to be connected to the internet, and you will be able to enjoy a live connection experience, just like if you were working the very same whiteboard, no matter where you are.

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Today we’re pleased to announce that we have ten SyncPad promo codes to give away! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling us how you’ll use SyncPad with your friends or coworkers. We’ll choose the ten winners at random one week from today. Good luck!

Today we have a real treat for you in the form of an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming iPad app, Appetites. We first got a glimpse of the app in action at Macworld Expo last month and I’ve been begging the developers to send me a pre-release copy ever since.

At heart, Appetites is a recipe app. In practice, it’s unlike any recipe app you’ve ever seen and will likely heavily influence this entire genre for the better for years to come. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Let’s take a look.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Talking Cupi. The developer describes Talking Cupi as the “Best Valentine’s day app either to send funny greetings. Cupi repeats anything you say with an funny voice, he can also be poked and pinched and you can even tickle him to make him laugh out loud. Record funny greeting video and send them to your friends. Discover all other things you can make with Cupi. Have fun!”

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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In a recent poll, our readers clearly expressed that they carry no great amount of love for the Apple earbuds included with every iOS device. Today we’re going to take a look at a product that may be just what the doctor ordered for iPhone and iPod owners looking to upgrade to a decent headset without spending a fortune.

The SteelSeries Siberia Neckband is a stylish and affordable set of headphones that I recently got my hands on for a review. We’ll rate the cans on both design and functionality so you can decide whether they’re right for you.

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Many of the things we have to do each day have to be done at specific locations. From picking up the dry cleaning to dropping off your library books, you have to remember to do certain tasks while in a specific place. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just be reminded of what you need to do while you’re in an area?

Task Ave is a new location-aware task manager that’s designed to help you remember what you need to do somewhere while you’re actually there. You’ll be able to quickly see how far you are from the things you need to do, and can add tasks to locations with the integrated Google Maps or location search. Keep reading to see how it works and if Task Ave will help you keep from making multiple trips for things you need to do in the same area.

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