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iPad 3G Price - Not So Bad

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If you think about it logically..... when do you have to pay for Internet access with your laptop? When you are not at home? In a location without free WiFi? In a hotel? Do you know much a hotel charges for Internet?!?! I'm at a Westin right now. $11.95 a day. $50.75 for 5 days.


Paying $14.95 to access the Internet when I travel - is not so bad, after all. ~T. Posted from BlogPress - Please excuse the formatting.


Tweetsii — free app for location-based tweeting

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I don't use Twitter that much, but I like the idea of Tweetsii. This newly released free app lets you see what people around you are tweeting. It also lets you "geo-tag" your tweets so that they're associated with a particular place, and you can add photos to the tweets. A wide range of other features include the ability to see what's trending nearby, see tweets from particular locations worldwide, and much more. Pretty amazing.



Review: MusicSkins Vinyl Skins

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 Are you a person who prefers to use your device with no case? Do you want to add a little style, protection, maybe some fun to it? If so, I have a possible solution for you. I tried out some Vinyl skins from MusicSkins.com on my iPod Touch. This is just only one of the many devices they offer products for. I was initially worried about the install process because I had unfairly compared it in my mind to my past screen protector application challenges. MusicSkins Vinyl Skins are not screen protectors, but they both involve air bubbles and applying something that sticks to your device. Plus, I have never installed a skin before so I did not know what to expect.



Need I say more.

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 Though I really don't need to say much, like the estimated 20,000/hour iPads being presold, I couldn't resist the option of going to the Apple store in person to gauge the interest here in Maine.   Stay tuned.



Review Wrap-up: Sonos ZonePlayer S5 Part 3

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Well, my review time is almost up on the Sonos S5 ZonePlayer. I had a mixed experience with the setup, but I am impressed with the S5. Nothing I have seen does everything this player does.



123 Color makes learning fun and convenient!

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Here’s another iPhone app that makes learning fun! 123 Color teaches number recognition, upper and lower case letters, shapes and creative expression. Included in the app are 60 drawings to color – drawings that represent holidays, butterflies, flowers, household items, fruit, planets, birds, shapes, animals, people, transportation, tools, leaves, and sports.



Six best photography apps

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Macworld has a useful short article based on an interview with Glyn Evans of iPhonography.com. It's a top website if you're into using your iPhone's camera to take photos. And during the interview, Evans identified his six favorite photography apps. They include Perfectly Clear ($2.99) which automatically sharpens and brightens your photos.



Apple's history of "failures" — Will the iPad repeat?

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There's a great short article in The Week that goes through a list of Apple's innovative products and how critics panned them when they were announced — and how they turned out to be game-changers. It covers the Macintosh, the Newton (the only one that didn't really succeed), the iMac, the iPod, and the iPhone. My guess is that the iPad will follow in the tradition of making a difference. I think they've done it again.



Best way to buy an iPad?

I am on record as having a few reservations about the iPad, but I still firmly plan to pick one up on Day 1. So the questionI ask is similar to one I posed re the iPhone.  Where is the best place to buy an iPad?

Effective March 12, prospective customers will be able to pre-order one from Apple.  I will probably go this route, to ensure I can get one soon.  There are rumors of delays due to software and/or hardware, so if supplies are constrained, I want to make sure I'm one of the lucky ones.



SBSH SafeWallet Updated!

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 SafeWallet for iPhone has been updated to version 1.2.6! The new update brings a great list of new features! Including multilingual support, copy to clipboard for use with different apps, multiline notes display and editing and much more! Keep reading to find out more about the new SafeWallet for iPhone, free upgrade details for registered users and two introduction opportunities: SafeWallet for iPhone for only $0.99 and SafeWallet PC Companion for only $4.95!!



GameFinder — free app helps you find games you like

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GameFinder (free) is a new app that helps you find games in a variety of ways. According to the press release, you can check out games that were recently reviewed on Slide To Play, a website that focuses on reviewing games and that has developed the app. You can also explore games by genre, or browse through lists such as STP Games of the Month, zombie-themed games, Match-3 puzzles, first-person shooters, games under a dollar, and more.



Spirit for iPhone and touch

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 Spirit, designed by programmer Marco Mazolli, is the kind of retro-looking game that I gravitate towards, pun intended. The crisp vector-like graphics, airy music, and retro game grid is like playing a trippy version of Tempest, Star Castle, and Tron all rolled together (some of my favs from the 80s). The only problem is that Spirit becomes too dificult in the early levels, and there is a definite lack of power-ups or extra lives to sustain you into the higher levels.



Want Some Free StuffBak Labels? Hurry and Read this First.

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Are you a StuffBak user? Are you already registered on their site? Well, if so, make sure your registered information is up to date and head over to their new facebook page. They are offering 6 free StuffBak labels, which have two years of free service attached to them, if you are one of the first 500 people to become a fan. I became a fan a few days ago and my labels came in the mail today. I was very surprised and excited. I am going to give some of them to my friends and family.

Their page says " Thanks StuffBak fans for all your kind words and sharing of your success stories ... we are humbled by the quick show of support! We're going to extend our charter fan offer to the first 500 fans, so spread the word! Labels will be sent to the registered StuffBak address, so please login to your account and make sure your contact info is up-to-date."

At the time of this post, they had 352 fans so if you are interested, you better hurry.

 

 



LogMeIn - I'm using my home computer - but I'm not home!!!

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UPDATED 03/19/10
Right now, I'm across town using my home computer from my iPhone.  The LogMeIn app ROCKS!!!

There is a bit of a learning curve, but worth $29.99, if you need access to your home computer from the nether-world.

I will post details once I'm better skilled.


**UPDATE** March 19, 2009

I'm still learning.  This is great on the iPhone - but it will be SPECTACULAR on the iPad!!!

Here are a couple YouTube videos by aramistech.com that will explain it for the iPhone in detail.



Kim Komando writes about 5 must-have apps for iPhone photography

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Kim Komando posted a great article today titled 5 must-have apps for digital photos. They range from the free Photoshop.com Mobile for editing your photos to the $4.99 Focalware, for finding the best time of day to shoot outdoors. 



Documents To Go Upgrade Available

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For all you users out there using the regular version of Documents To Go like me, there has been an update to it.The new additions include an in app upgrade via purchase to their premium version, the ability to freeze rows and columns, PDF view rotation, and the now viewing of RTF and TIFF files. You can also set up a gmail account for apparent attachment viewing from there (I do not have a gmail account so I can't comment on that).



Use Find In Page to find text in Mobile Safari

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 Our uber-smart man Werner posted up a great tutorial on how to do this last year using a simple cut/paste operation of some javascript code, but if you want a more iPhone-integrated page search--one that is a real app (without having to trick up a bookmark)--for 99 cents you can grab "Find In Page" in the app store. The dev (blog link below) is trying to get the word out, and it looks like a valuable addition, at least until a future iPhone version adds the feature.



App Genie, which offers dozens of tools in one app, now has a free version

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I like the idea of App Genie — a single app filled with over 30 functions. It's like having many apps in one. It includes an amazing of useful tools: converters, translator, barcode scanner, country facts, nutritional information, speedometer, and many more. The newly released free version, App Genie Lite, lets you select three of the tools to use for free. 



Stanford University study finds people are addicted to their iPhones

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A recent survey done at Stanford University found that many iPhone users are addicted to their iPhones. How bad is it? Perhaps the most telling finding is that 75% of respondents admitted to falling asleep with their iPhone in bed with them. Read more on Yahoo. Interestingly, the author of the study said that it's not necessarily unhealthy to be addicted to one's iPhone and characterized it as an extension of the mind. Still, the survey did reveal that it can interfere with relationships. And me?



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