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Nick Bryan and Ge Wang at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics have developed something very interesting. It's an iOS app called Mopho DJ, and it essentially uses an iPod touch's accelerometer to create "scratch" effects on digital audio tracks.

Joe White

AppList Revisited: iPad Apps For Reference

The iPad is a fantastic tool for reference. Anyone from students to professionals to hobbyists can have useful information right at their fingertips. Many of these apps are universal, so if you have more than one iDevice, these apps are doubly useful. We've updated this AppList since its debut last year, but of course there are new and fantastic reference apps coming out every day. Yes, the iPad really can help you get smarter! The app store has plenty to offer to those looking for more than games and entertainment. Here are a few of our favorite smart apps.

Tim Chaten