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Daily Wrap: January’s List of Apps You Need to See and more

Dan Rowinski rounds up the best apps, in our opinion, of January 2012. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.

Sometimes it’s difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed in the ReadWriteWeb Community, including a link to some of the most popular discussions in our offsite communities on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ as well.

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for January 2012

In what is surely a labor of love, Dan Rowinski combs through the mass of apps released each month and highlights the best for you. This month we have added a few staff picks, so you can see picks from several ReadWriteWeb staffers too. From new releases on Android and iOS to notable updates released last month, this list will help you get your phone and tablet up to date. Check out New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for January 2012.

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