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Apps: Lifestyle

Best Apps: Lifestyle

lifestyleThese apps help you improve and enrich your way of life. In this section, you'll find apps that help you organize your shopping lists, remember important birthdays, find cheap gas, buy your first car, explore your religion, or inspire you with thoughtful quotes. You really have to look through this section to appreciate the wide variety of apps that are available.


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FourSQUARE and Seven Years Ago!

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The most intriguing thing lately has been “seeing where people are.”  With the new feature on Facebook for iPhone called, “Places” one is able to broadcast their location from anywhere they are.  It works like, “checking-in.”  It posts to the newsfeed so that friends can see where everyone is.  Also, one is able to tag the people that they are with, in the post of their location.  There are many interesting aspects of these new features including the wonder of how safe it is; however, since it is on Facebook, the user controls their privacy through who views their profile.

 



Looking for a Home?

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With back to school just around the corner, real estate sales will be experiencing an uptick. Maybe it's because vacations have come to an end, but historically sales pick up in the fall. Realtor.com is the most used site for searching and researching homes for sale, and has just updated their iPhone app.



Mix: Free iPad Apps

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I downloaded an app the other day for my ipad called Appstream for iPad. It reminded me of the old apple store window display that had all the cardboard apps hanging. This is kind of a fun way to find an app. I chose the setting to show me free iPad apps. The apps are displayed in real time. Click on an icon and a new box comes up that gives the pertinent information as well as screenshots and it redirects you to the app store.

 

I downloaded the below other apps that I am mentioning from Appstream also.



Get your Bumper case now (or select an alternative third party case)!

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I predict this will be the #1 Lifestyle Free app momentarily... 

iPhone 4 Case Program is a free app that makes sure you are eligible for a free Bumper or a selection of third party cases.

The app is pretty straightforward.  It makes note of your device's ID and iTunes ID and you select which case you want.  I'm still not sold on the Bumper, as I prefer protection all around, and there will probably be a lot of Bumpers on eBay in the near future!



Apple Store Made Easy And Genius on the Go

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Apple fans can take advantage of a new application from Apple, Inc. that allows you to shop online at Apple.com and even make reservations at your local Apple Store location.

Released today, the new application is a free download from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Within moments, you can shop online for products and accessories via this fast and convenient interface without having to fire up your mobile browser. The interface is streamlined for mobile usage with a clean look and feel and a familiar App Store layout.



Anttenna — free app uses GPS to serve up classifieds based on your location

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This is a cool idea. Anttenna (free) uses GPS to let you find classified listings nearby. It's built on top of Twitter and creates a mobile marketplace for exchanging goods using bite-sized Twitter-style postings they call Anttweeting. You can also chat with people who have items for sale. As always, a service like this depends on lots of people using it, but they seem to be off to a solid start. It's using state-of-the-art social networking to facilitate local exchange.



Apps for the Great Outdoors

Get back to nature with these great apps!

CardinalEditor's note: This article was commissioned and submitted by Mitchell Waite, the publisher of iBird Explorer and CEO of Mitch Waite Group. Laura Kammermeier is a respected voice in the field of birding and has previously published on the subject of iPhone apps. We normally don't encourage submissions from app developers, when they concern apps or accessories they develop.


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Seuss, Seuss and more Seuss

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Dr. Seuss on my iPhone was great, my son loved it but The Lorax ($2.99) on my iPad is out of this world!  This ebook is just more good stuff from Ocean House Media, see my previous post on The Cat In The Hat. The Lorax is the same well designed reader with a new story.



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