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Girl Scouts Go High Tech by Using iPhones to Accept Credit Card Payments

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Girl Scouts have officially entered the 21st century, although pictures and marketing may still suggest otherwise :)

Girl Scouts of America has made an agreement with Intuit to utilize the company's GoPayment app in order to accept credit card purchases via iPhone from hungry cookie customers. Now, you no longer have to have cash to buy the great cookies from the girls in front of the grocery stores.



Why I subscribed to The Daily

When I first tried The Daily, my response was, "Wow, this is cool. It makes me think of something that Steve Jobs would create." Then I read in the news reports that in fact he was actually involved in this project by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Simply put, The Daily feels visionary — different from other news apps.



Why I subscribed to The Daily

When I first tried The Daily, my response was, "Wow, this is cool. It makes me think of something that Steve Jobs would create." Then I read in the news reports that in fact he was actually involved in this project by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Simply put, The Daily feels visionary — different from other news apps.



Time magazine names 50 best apps for 2011

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Time magazine recently announced its list of 50 Best iPhone Apps 2011 divided into the following categories: games, on the go, lifestyle, music & photography, entertainment, and social. I see that Instapaper is on the list. That was one I wished I had downloaded to my iPad before taking my recent flight to San Francisco for Macworld. It lets you capture web content for offline viewing. Overall, this is an excellent selection of must-have apps.



News Tidbits Again...

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Been finishing up a review of the HTC HD7 over at our other blog and recovering from CES, so have been neglecting some of my usual news updates this week (er, and last), so here is a shotgun update. In summary, Trident released a new iPod case (the Aegis) for 4G.



Top 10 iPhone apps from Time magazine, Top 10 iPad apps from NY Times

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End-of-the-year lists help to increase your app literacy. If you keep seeing some of the same apps on the lists, then these apps probably deserve a spot on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Time magazine offers their top 10 iPhone apps from 2010. Many of my favorites are here, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Dragon Dictation.



Rumor: Lens supplier for 2nd Gen iPad leaked

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CNET reports via Digitimes that a Taiwanese based company, known as Largan Precision will be the main supplier of camera lenses for the second generation iPad. 



Everything iPad

I am always scouring the web for iPad and iPhone news, tips and apps. My first stop has always been iPhoneLife.com, even before I started writing on this blog. But then my second stop has been iPad.net. They are dedicated to iPad and always have stories and information that I don't see anywhere else. They have tips, news and some of the best wallpaper images I have ever seen. If you have an iPad, you have to stop by iPad.net and see what they do. I am certain they will make it into your bookmark tab.

 

 



Amazon scores with new app Windowshop but faces ire of Kindle fans

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I’m a big fan of Amazon. Actually bought 1000% more ebooks from the Kindle store compared to the anaemic  shelves of the Ibook store. Price-wise, Amazon has consistently been cheaper than all the other major e-book retailers.



News360 -- great free app for perusing the news

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One of the main things I do with my iPhone and iPad is read the latest news, so I'm always looking for good news apps. News360 (free), which was just released today, is now definitely a contender on my iPhone. (It appears that there's no iPad-specific version.) One of the nice things about it is that there's no setup or selecting of categories. It automatically gives you the news in a wide range of categories. And if you grant permission, it will automatically use your location to give you local news.



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