The new Nook Tablet: what you need to knowLooks like the Kindle Fire won’t be the only bargain tablet to light up the holiday shopping season. Slated to go on sale this month, the seven-inch Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble plays HD videos, streams music, and offers a selection of more than two million books—although at $249, the new Nook is $50 more than the $199 Fire.

Also this week: 5 iPhone apps that’ll get you off the sofa, manage your diet, and wake you up in the monring; 7 questions to ask yourself before buying a new phone; and Facebook has a change of heart about letting users sort their News Feeds in chronological order.

The new Nook Tablet: what you need to know
Looks like Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire tablet will have some stiff competition during the holiday shopping season. Read more…

5 iPhone apps that’ll help you sweat, sleep, and eat better
Ready to get your blood flowing? Check out five iPhone apps that’ll keep your workouts fresh, track your nutrition, and help you get a good night’s sleep. Read more…

7 questions to ask yourself before buying a new phone7 questions to ask yourself before buying a new phone
Need a little guidance before picking a new phone? Here’s some questions to ask yourself before plunking down your cash and signing on the dotted line. Read more…

Apple releases iOS update to fix iPhone battery woes
Apple just unleashed an update that (supposedly, at least) includes a fix for the iPhone’s recent battery problems. Read more…

Podcast 003: Borrowing Kindle books from Amazon; the Emergency Alert System test
This week: Amazon launches its lending library for Kindle owners, but there are strings attached. Also: the Emergency Alert System gets a nationwide test. Read more…

“Unlocked” version of the iPhone 4S goes on sale
Apple began selling an “unlocked,” contract-free version of the new iPhone 4S that will work with any GSM-based carrier, but it won’t be cheap. Read more…

How to temporarily turn off Photo Stream (iCloud tip)
There’s no easy way to unshare a picture once it’s been uploaded to Photo Stream, but you can temporarily disable the feature before you start snapping. Read more…

How to sort your Facebook News Feed stories by "most recent" rather than "highlighted"How to sort your Facebook News Feed stories by “most recent” rather than “highlighted”
Don’t like being told which News Feed stories are “most interesting” to you? Well, guess what: you can now sort your feed chronologically again. Here’s how. Read more…

How (and why) to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 5
Yes, you can still update your iPhone or iPad, but wondering why you’d want to? Read on for five good reasons, plus a step-by-step iOS 5 installation guide. Read more…

What to expect during Wednesday’s nationwide Emergency Alert System test
Wednesday marked the first “end-to-end” test of the national alert system, which could be used in case of an earthquake, tsunami, or even a terrorist attack. Read more…

What’s the difference between a Kindle screen and an iPad screen?
One display isn’t better than the other, really; they just do different things in different ways. Read more…

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