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Jeff Merron is a writer and editor who wrote full-time for ESPN.com's Page 2 for five years and has contributed to Slate, Consumers Digest, Yahoo.com, Information Week, Byte Magazine, and many other national outlets.

Digital Reading Room: The final chapter

We close out our look at content-rich mobile apps with a round-up of the ones that caught our eye over the last year.

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Calendars 5 for iOS review: Better than Calendar on all your devices

Calendars 5 is an impressive calendar app for iOS that looks terrific, offers easy-to-use features, and works equally well on iPhone and iPad.

Digital Reading Room: Package deal

It's not just what's in apps that matters; how that content is put together is important, too, as we learn with this week's round-up of tablet apps.

Digital Reading Room: The Collector

A new app from The Atlantic looks to collect the best of its websites into a weekly iPad offering. But is it worth adding to your collection of tablet apps?

Digital Reading Room: Breaking it down

An enhanced iBook that gets your ready for this weekend's return of Breaking Bad leads this installment of multimedia-rich apps for your tablet.

Digital Reading Room: That old familiar feeling

Charlie Brown and NASA are some of the familiar faces in this installment of our regular look at content-rich apps. And even if the term "knelling" isn't immediately familiar to you, it will be after you take a look at Andrew Kim's enhanced iBook on the subject.

Digital Reading Room: Rock 'n read

We look at musical memoirs from Ringo Starr, Cheap Trick, and Led Zeppelin available from Apple's iBookstore. While the first two disappoint, the third shows how good an enhanced iBook can be.

Digital Reading Room: Word power

Our regular look at content-rich tablet apps focuses on a trio of offerings that have a way with words.

Digital Reading Room: Museum piece

School may be winding down for the summer, but the learning continues year-round thanks to a trio of iPad apps that will immerse you in ancient history, wildlife, and modern design.

Digital Reading Room: Light my fire

What do a legendary '60s band, the sport of basketball, and our nation's capital have in common? They're all the subjects of great iPad apps that would be terrific additions to your tablet.

Digital Reading Room: Art appreciation

The highlight of our semi-regular look at content-rich apps for your tablet is highlighted by one that delivers a complete portrait of one of history’s great artists.

Digital Reading Room: Ready for liftoff

Space continues to be a fertile ground for tablet apps, as we profile an iPad offering that explores NASA's Space Shuttle program.

Digital Reading Room: The great outdoors

As winter turns to spring, two of the apps we profile this week can take you outdoors in their own way, while a third can help boost your word power for all those term papers coming due.

Digital Reading Room: Apps that reach for the sky

We go up in the air and out into space with this installment of the Digital Reading Room, as a trio of tablet apps about space, World War II, and photography take flight.

Digital Reading Room: A tale of three magazines

iOS's Newsstand has been open for business for nearly a year-and-a-half. We look at what a pair of recent Newsstand additions from some long-established magazines are doing digitally -- and how a young up-and-comer is teaching them a thing or two about making the most of the iPad.