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ZDNet App Wrap: 23 January 2012

There are always cool new apps coming out, so it's hard to keep up. <i>ZDNet Australia</i> brings you a taste of some of the apps that have surfaced or been updated recently.
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Wikipedia

Price: Free
Platform: Android, iOS (iPhone)

No more navigating a browser to get to Wikipedia on your Android phone: the official Wikipedia app is here, and optimised for phone-based reading. It has some great functions, including a full-screen search and the option to save articles for offline reading.

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Skyscanner

Price: Free
Platform: Windows Phone 7, iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android

Using this app, you can search millions of routes on over 1000 airlines to find the cheapest flights, and can track prices of selected flights by pinning flight searchers to the start screen.

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(Credit: MathWorks)

Matlab

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Are you getting Matlab-withdrawal symptoms? Now you can have command-line access to a Matlab session running on the MathWorks Cloud or on your computer. You can run scripts, create figures and view results.

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(Credit: Tennis Australia)

2012 Australian Open

Price: Free
Platform: Android, iOS (iPhone and iPad)

If you don't have it yet, you might want to get the Australian Open app to watch the rest of the action live. You can see live scores, the daily schedule and the latest news updates. You can also access player biographies and photos from the matches.

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Squrl

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Just like Flipbook is a way of putting all your web reading in one place, Squrl is like an aggregator for your video viewing, pulling content from all of the best channels from around the internet, and serving it up in an easy-to-navigate format. You select the content that interests you, and you can then organise it into personalised queues, channels and playlists. You can also check out in-app channels for new and trending videos, and you can create an account by signing in via Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, which will then join your channel list.

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Zendesk

Price: Free
Platform: Windows Phone 7, Android, Blackberry, iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Cloud-based help-desk provider Zendesk has now made its mobile customer-service app available for Windows Phone. The app allows users to view, create and update support issues on the go.

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Kodo_city

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

With this app, you can post a good or service that you're looking for, and the price you're willing to pay for it. Kodo-city will put you in touch with a business or other consumers nearby who will help you get what you need.

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(Credit: Volunteering Queensland)

Ready Qld

Price: Free
Platform: Android, iOS (iPhone)

Ready Qld is a collaboration between Volunteering Queensland and the University of Queensland. It provides resources and checklists for residents to use in times of crises, but also facilitates volunteering efforts. With the app, you can register with the Community Response to Extreme Weather to be an emergency volunteer, and see current emergency volunteering opportunities.

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