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Apps: Lifestyle

myChevrolet -- free app for diagnostics, location services, remote operation

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The integration between devices and cars is only going to grow, and the new app myChevrolet gives you a taste of amazing things to come. The app is free, but you have to spend a thousands of dollars on a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac. myChevrolet has location-based services, such as one for parking. It allows you to save your parking location to a GPS-enabled map and set a timer to track how much time you have on the parking meter. Or if you have a mechanical problem, the roadside assistance feature locates the nearest dealership.



Make Your Own Stamp for E-Mail.

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Hurry, Hurry. This app is free for today only. It's normally $1.99.

With this app you create a postage stamp for outgoing e-mails with any photo on your device, take a photo in real time, or load a map (think aerial of location from google maps). It is very straight forward and adds fun and originality to your e-mails.



Inside Pandora's Box: What Will We Find?

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            Aren’t you interested to see whats inside Pandora’s box?  I thought so.  Well with Pandora Radio for the iPhone, it is much easier to make that happen.  Pandora Radio is an internet radio application for the device that allows the user to create their own channels specific to their likes an dislikes.  Music listening becomes much easier with this application because the user does not have to sit and listen to songs they do not like. 



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.



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