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Sure you can listen to the audio of a video in the background - or in a window pane

iMore.com has frontpaged a thread (it's HERE) asking about the lack of playing non-YouTube / non-podcast videos in the background; that is, only to listen to the sound but not watch the video itself.



10 best free apps for using AirPlay with an Apple TV

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I have a second-generation Apple TV set-top box, and really enjoy using AirPlay to stream movies from my iPad to my 42-inch HDTV. It's fun how simple it is. If you have an iOS device and Apple TV on the same WiFi network, you simply start playing a video and tap a button that gives you the option of playing the movie on your TV instead of your iPad. If you need to go out and want to continue watching the movie, you simply toggle back to the iPad and continue watching.



iDoc's Top 10 iPhone App Recommendations.

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Considering how many apps are available in the Apple app store, not to mention how many are actually on my iPhone (close to 300), it's a bit daunting of a task to come up with only 10 apps to recommend here and now! There are simply so many amazing and award-winning apps out there and each is suited to an individual uniquely.



Free CW Network app streams full episodes of primetime programs

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This is a trend that I like: more and more programming from the networks is available online via free streaming video. Now the CW Network has joined in, offering its complete primetime slate of programs via steaming video. Their new app, The CW Network, is available for free. In addition to streaming video, it also offers clips, photos, social networking, and a schedule. CW, which launched in 2006, is a joint venture of CBS and Warner Brothers.



Three great streaming video apps -- including free movies

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I wrote an article about 20 streaming video apps in the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of our magazine, and have another article coming on in the May/June 2012 issue (on newsstands in mid-April) that covers about a dozen more, with a focus on video-aggregation apps such as Plizy. I've blogged about many of these apps, but wanted to highlight a few that I haven't yet covered here.



For the equivalent price of a tank of gas, iSmart Protection, an extended warranty program for Apple mobile devices, offers two years of unlimited repairs with lower deductibles than any other warranty program.

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iQue Repair, LLC, www.iquerepair.com, announced the launch of their revolutionary iSmart Protection Plans, www.ismartwarranty.com, for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.  This announcement represents a major paradigm shift in the Smart phone and mobile device repair industry. 

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120216/LA54322)


LogicInMind Upgrades Slideshow Remote With PowerPoint and Keynote Viewer

LogicInMind Upgrades Slideshow Remote With PowerPoint and Keynote Viewer

Professionals now have access to the most advanced PowerPoint and Keynote presentation tool for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

(PRWEB) February 27, 2012 — LogicInMind has extended the Slideshow Remote™ 2.8 features with a PowerPoint and Keynote viewer, along with easy document sharing via iTunes for Mac and Windows. This release offers professionals two innovative tools gathered in one single application: a remote control for Windows PowerPoint and a mobile PowerPoint and Keynote viewer.

POWERPOINT AND KEYNOTE VIEWER


AniEmoticons is Convenient for Email and has a Vast Selection

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There are many different emoticon apps that are available, but AniEmoticons offers a vast selection of emoticons with a variety of features.  This particular app is perfect for using picture icons to make your emails and text messages more entertaining to read.  In fact, there are so many different options on this app that you can literally type a full message without using any words! 



Music Color for iPhone and iPad

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The iPhone and iPad have been extremely popular for a number of things since they came out but one thing which has been surprising by many is how many great educational uses there is for them.  One type of education app which many people might never know about is those which are designed for very young children.  The music color app is designed to not only help little kids learn their colors but also get a great appreciation for music.  The app is set up with large panels of different colors for little kids to choose and interact with in a simple way.



VoteMe App Review

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The Vote Me app is a new political game where you are ‘competing’ against all the other users of this app to get as many votes as possible, and eventually become the first ‘social president’.  You run your social presidential campaign on any platform you’d like to attempt to get votes.  Whether you use it to help promote awareness of local causes, natural concerns or just for fun, you can add in any issues you want to help get attention to yourself.



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