About Robin Raskin

I'm the former editor of PC Magazine, Editor in Chief of FamilyPC, and blogger for Yahoo!Tech. I've has spent the past 30 years exploring what it means to be a family in a digital world. I'm also the founder of Kids@Play and The Silvers Summit, a set of conferences and exhibitions in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association.

From Robin

Mobile Apps Showdown Declares 2014 Winners: One Practical Password Minder and One Stress Reliever Built by US Enlisted Guys

The people have spoken, and while all ten contestants in the Mobile Apps Showdown gave heroic presentations, the winners have been declared. Let’s hear it ... More

January 14, 2014
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Kay Family Foundation Awards $5k Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce the first two winners of our App-reneur scholarship. Tanay Tandon Invents App to Help His Debate Team Skills Sherwood Yao Creates App ... More

December 27, 2013
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New Scholarship to Honor Outstanding Achievement in Apps Creation by High School, College and Grad School Students

With the barriers to entry diminished students are creating their first apps the way they used to create their first compositions. As part of this ... More

August 5, 2013
3:15 pm

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MOBILE APPS SHOWDOWN; THE VOTE IS ON!

Now in its 5th season, the Mobile Apps Showdown is the most entertaining way to learn about the hottest new apps.  Our contest has been underway ... More

March 6, 2013
3:48 pm

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MyScript Calculator Sweeps the Table at 2013 Mobile Apps Showdown!

The Mobile Apps Showdown at the 2013 International CES was a French affair this year. For the online vote, the MyScript Calculator by Vision Objects ... More

January 11, 2013
5:57 pm

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The Mobile Apps Showdown Judges Have Spoken!

Comparing mobile apps is kinda like comparing a good Pinot Grigio to a Chardonnay. It’s a matter of personal taste. That’s why we ask our ... More

December 17, 2012
2:26 pm

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Mobile Apps Update!

I suppose you’re all eyeing this site waiting for MAS “V” day. Here’s an update.  The entries for this year (at least that ones that ... More

December 7, 2012
2:52 pm

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Mobile Apps Showdown App-sanity, 2013

  What happens in Vegas really needs to get outside of Vegas, especially when it comes to Mobile Apps. Our fourth annual Mobile Apps Showdown, Las ... More

July 10, 2012
1:26 pm

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February 10, 2012
12:57 pm

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Magisto Wins Mobile Apps Showdown Event, Macaw Wins Popular Vote

  The crowd was pumped, the presentations awesome, and in the end, a small company with a big idea took the award for at The Mobile ... More

January 16, 2012
5:38 pm

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Mobile Apps Showdown Announces 10 Finalists

Maybe Time Magazine didn’t select them as Man of the Year, but for us, Mobile Apps have been the stars of the year.  We struggled ... More

December 15, 2011
9:38 pm

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MAS on Virtual Press Office

Virtual Press Office has announced the Mobile Apps Showdown competition happening in January. More

December 8, 2011
10:47 pm

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Showdown Plug on ChipChicks

Mobile Apps Showdown judge and Chip Chicks Editor-in-Chief Helena Stone recently gave MAS a shout-out on the blog, encouraging readers with sweet apps to enter ... More

November 29, 2011
4:52 pm

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Win More at the 2012 Mobile Apps Showdown

Oklahoma’s New Channel 6 website has just announced the 2012 Mobile Apps Showdown’s fun new way to interact before the real fun beings this January. ... More

November 14, 2011
10:35 pm

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ooVoo Expands Service to More Android Devices

Mobile Apps Showdown 2011 finalist ooVoo is making tracks again. The cross-platform video chat service has expanded it’s services to over 200 Android devices and ... More

November 1, 2011
2:18 am

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Mobile Payments/Identity Make a Strong Entry

This week Mobio, a mobile identity app, came into the lead.  Mobio stores everything about you in your phone.  Not only can share your information ... More

September 26, 2011
4:05 pm

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Mobile Apps Showdown: Week 1

Mobile Apps Showdown First Apps In: Health and Utility In the Lead Maybe it’s the recession?  Maybe business folks are more on the ball about sending ... More

September 22, 2011
2:58 pm

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Think You’ve Got the Right Stuff to be the Best App on the Market?

Think You’ve Got the Right Stuff to be the Best App on the Market? Enter the CES 2012 Mobile Apps Showdown and Show Us Your Mobile ... More

July 31, 2011
2:56 pm

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Here They Are — Winners of 2011′s Mobile Apps Showdown

It’s been a prolonged and intense completion but, finally, you’ve had your say.  When I say “you,” I mean those of you who have or ... More

January 9, 2011
10:55 am

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Honorable Mentions for Two Apps We Couldn’t Ignore

No, this is not the Darwin Awards for Mobile Apps Showdown.  There are two apps that really need to be singled out for honorable mentions. ... More

December 27, 2010
7:09 pm

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Taadaa: We have 10 Apps Showdown Finalists!

And now, finally, there are 10. Just 10. Only 10. As in Top 10. With this post, we are pleased to present ... More

December 27, 2010
7:08 pm

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It’s Time for YOU to Pick. Vote Here. Vote Now.

Our 10 judges sifted through them all. They debated. They rated. The result: We have a Top 25 list, consisting of the the apps selected ... More

December 16, 2010
5:38 pm

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Movie Junkie: Watch Unlimited Movies Anywhere With BIGSTAR MOVIES ON DEMAND

This could mean that you’ll never be without your movies again–especially if you’re an Indie film lover. Anywhere you are, any device you have, BIGSTAR ... More

December 11, 2010
11:06 am

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IDEAL Magnifier Provides High Quality Android Video Magnification

Low vision is a worldwide problem affecting 120 million people. Many of them cannot afford to purchase hand-held video magnifiers to accommodate their vision needs. ... More

December 11, 2010
11:02 am

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Smith Micro’s SendStuffNow Offers Secure Cloud Sharing

I don’t know about you, but the cloud, real or virtual, has never seemed like a particularly safe place to me. SendStuffNow, an app that ... More

December 11, 2010
10:23 am

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The Umee Media Experience Brings Universal Remote Control

Toss out the remote. Umee lets your smartphone, tablet or media player become your ultimate remote control. According to the company, “more than just device ... More

December 11, 2010
10:16 am

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PicsChecker Puts the Kibosh on Sexting

After years of worrying about predatory behavior, many parents are finding out that their own kids are often the cause of their own troubles. Sexting–sending ... More

December 11, 2010
10:08 am

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Peel: Your Own Personal TV Guide for Your iPhone

TOP 25 WINNER! The search for a better TV Guide is sort of like the search for the Holy Grail. But what if your TV ... More

December 10, 2010
10:20 pm

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Real Time, Real Traffic …. Real INRIX Traffic! Pro

You might remember INRIX Traffic! as a free navigation app. Though the pro version has a subscription fee it might save you tons of money ... More

December 10, 2010
10:01 pm

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Take The Guesswork Out of Painting Rooms With ColorClick

No more color surprises on your walls. How often do you paint a room and find out that pale blue looks like garbage grey on ... More

December 10, 2010
9:48 pm

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Making Your Flat Panel Look Like What it’s Worth with Sanus Install Tool Kit

Buying a flat panel is relatively easy compared to making it look good in your home. Sanus Install Tool Kit™ for the iPad is the ... More

December 10, 2010
9:43 pm

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F-Plus for Android Facebook Users

TOP 25 WINNER! The Facebook experience on the Android is one of those often complained about because it’s usually asking you to go to it ... More

December 9, 2010
12:39 pm

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16,323 views

Drive Safe Keep Teens (And Others) From Driving While In-Texticated

TOP 25 WINNER! Texting while driving is already illegal in 38 states, but enforcing that law is tough. And texting while driving has quickly become ... More

December 9, 2010
12:29 pm

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X1 Makes Carrying Your Laptop is So Yesterday

Look at the guy carrying his laptop to and from work and you feel like you’re watching an episode of MadMen. Now you can leave ... More

December 9, 2010
12:03 pm

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Older, Wiser and Mobile: Napster Now Goes Wherever You Go

Immortalized as one of the first peer-to-peer networks, Napster made the concept of sharing music across a public network a reality. Matured and completely legal, ... More

December 9, 2010
11:23 am

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Plantronics Brings the Conference Calls to You with Instant Meeting

TOP 25 WINNER! Having to choose between a conference call and a business trip has been a little like choosing between a root canal and ... More

December 9, 2010
10:54 am

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The Weather Channel: Everyone talks about the Weather, but You’ve got it in Your Pocket

TOP 25 WINNER! The Weather Channel has become of those “xerox-like” phrases: a specific brand that describes the action. Now, the Weather Channel mobile application ... More

December 7, 2010
7:47 am

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23,086 views

Sugar Sync–All Your Data at Your Fingertips–Anytime, Anywhere

TOP 25 WINNER! SugarSync Mobile enables on-the-go users to manage their important data–documents, photos, music and other valuable content–anytime, anywhere, and from nearly any device. ... More

December 7, 2010
7:39 am

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MOBILE APPS SHOWDOWN
LVCC, North Hall
Competition: January 9, 2014, Room N255

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The Mobile Apps Showdown is a fast-paced contest where you're asked to weigh in on the apps you think have what it takes to make it. For the months leading up to the 2013 CES, we'll be presenting the contestants to you. You can try the apps, watch demos, make your feelings known, and ultimately vote on a winner. We're platform agnostic, so if it's mobile, it's in the competition.

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The top ten apps will join us at 2014 CES for an action packed event hosted by Jon Hein and Gary Dell'Abate from the Howard Stern Wrap Up Show.

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Robin Raskin, creator of the Mobile Apps Showdown, will be there to emcee events.

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By the end of this year, nearly 50 billion apps will have been downloaded. Only you know which ones are the keepers.

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