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If you’re the kind of person who likes to go out for an occasional drink, you know that it can be an expensive way to spend the evening! One or two outings in a week can really start to drain the old college books fund.

As always, your iPhone comes to the rescue. Today we’ll look at DrinkOwl, a free and easy way to find the daily drink specials in your neighborhood. Get your drink on without blowing your paycheck.
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There is nothing worse than standing in the middle of the supermarket with a copy of a recipe for “Ultimate Double Chocolate Cake” that you pulled off the Internet and realizing that all the ingredients are in a measurement system not used in your country. Sure, the Internet can help you convert those measurements, but it can be long-winded, time-consuming and let’s face it, you don’t always have an Internet connection.

Luckily, that’s where the app Kitchen Calculator Pro can step in and save the day (or at least the recipe). Kitchen Calculator Pro lets you quickly and easily convert measurements and scale recipes. So, no matter if you are standing in your kitchen or in the supermarket, you can always convert the amounts into a measurement unit that works for you. Let’s run through how the app works in more detail and explain what the various buttons do.

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There are plenty of ways to find out how to get to the destinations you want to visit. Your iPhone includes Google Maps, which works great for finding precise directions, and there are a number of other GPS apps that give you turn-by-turn directions and more. But how are you going to find new restaurants, libraries, doctor offices, and more?

Today, there’s tons of new data being saved daily about places all around you. The problem is just that it’s hard to put all of the info together. You could search on Google or Bing, or check Foursquare and Twitter to see where people are going. The Problem is, this can be time consuming. Localscope is an exciting new app that does the legwork for you and makes it surprisingly easy to find destinations all around you.  Keep reading to find out more.

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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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You heard right, Jamie Oliver has a shiny new App.

Whether you are a massive Jamie fan (you know who you are), happened to quite like Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals, have tried cooking using your iPhone but aren’t convinced, or simply feed yourself regularly, then read on and join the revolution!
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If there’s one thing most of us could do to improve our health, it would be to eat healthier.  Most of us know off the top of our heads that, say, a carrot is better for you than a Starbucks Venti Latte.  But exactly how many more calories are in your coffee than the carrot?

FoodMeter Free is a simple app that helps you stay on top of the exact nutritional values of the foods you’re eating.  From vegetables and fruits to brand name food products from supermarkets and chain restaurants, it contains both a quick summary of whether the food is good for you or not, along with a full nutritional value label so you’ll know exactly how many calories, sodium, and more the food has.  This might be just what you need to help you keep on track with your health related New Year’s resolutions!

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This article reviews Paprika, an easy to use recipe manager, cookbook and grocery list generator for the iPad. Created by Hindsight Labs, this app is built on the founded experience the company has in creating custom software for the restaurant industry and was created with both home and executive chef’s in mind.

When the iPad was first released, people looked closely at the tablet design and touch screen interface to wonder how and why people would use it. One of the first things that came to the minds of many iOS developers was the kitchen. Never before had a relatively inexpensive, internet-connected device been available that supported everything home cooks and professional chefs needed. Where large desktop computers, fragile laptops and small screen mobile devices have failed, the iPad was quickly seen as a viable option to replace hand written cookbooks and hard to maintain recipe cards.

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Having recently moved out of the family house, I’m experiencing independence like I’ve never felt it before; one of the things I like to do with this new-found freedom is cook.

Some of my friends believe that food is nothing more than fuel, and should not be romanticized; but if you are like me and believe that cooking is an art, not a chore, you’ll want to keep reading and find out about how you can get kitchen inspiration on your iPad, with Gourmet Live.

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Nigella’s Quick Collection is a recipe app on steroids. It has a beautiful interface, plenty of features and 70 great recipes. Whether you’re a novice baker or a serious chef, this app has something for you.

Does all this hype make up for the hefty price tag? Read on to find out!

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Let’s face it, a night out can be quite expensive. Your typical dinner, drinks and a movie for two people can easily hit upwards of $60-$70 if you aren’t careful.

That’s where Happy Hours comes in. A neat little app that makes it a cinch to locate bars and restaurants that are currently serving drinks or food at a discounted price.

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