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Apps from the Government

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Did you know the U.S. Government is creating apps for mobile devices? They currently have 18 apps available including an alternative fuel locator, FBI's Most Wanted, Product Recalls, and WhiteHouse.Gov. Of course, they are all free! Check them out on the US Government Website.

 



The Early Edition for iPad Product Review

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The Early Edition is an RSS reader for the iPad with an important distinguishing twist.  While other newsreaders render new story items as unread emails, Early Edition approaches such tidbits as articles in a virtual newspaper.  The application's magic is in the way it compiles news from numerous sources, formats and media types into a cohesive and very traditional newspaper look-a-like experience.

 



Feedback Wanted: iOS4 and iPod Touch

So I have been checking the various online forums to see what peoples experiences have been so far installing the new iOS4 update, specifically as it relates to the iPod Touch. I have a 2nd generation unit so I know my version will be stripped down. I am okay with that at the moment because I am happy this older device is still getting some support. I have seen more os updates to my touch in less than a year that I had with my windows mobile device in 6 years. I will not have access to my desktop until the weekend, so that's the earliest I can do the update. I have seen a bunch of people complaining about the OS update making their device more slow and causing problems with iTunes, and some wanting to downgrade back.


Guessing which app to get? Stop guessing because Guess the News is Free Today

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I have written before about Finger Arts and their Hangman RSS app.  It's a great app because not only does it keep you entertained, but it's informative.  News feeds are used for the hangman words.  Well, Finger Arts had another cool app before Hangman RSS and it's called Guess the News.  And while they have a Lite version for free, the pro version is free TODAY ONLY in partnership with OpenFeint.

If you like news, wheel of fortune, hangman, crosswords, or just well polished apps, and you like FREE, you will like Guess the News!

http://itunes.apple.com/app/guess-the-news/id330688690?mt=8



Google to create web TV. Yeah right.

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I expect innovation, not regurgitation from Google.  While enthusiastic about Google's deal with AdMob finally going through, I'm less than impressed with their new proclamation of partnering with Sony for a Google web TV.  Don't get me wrong, I love Google and Sony, but talk about being late to the party.

Why am I annoyed?  Aside from Google wanting to do things other than what they're really, really good at?



Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité FRANCE 24

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité are not the only things I love about France, though I deeply connect to these concepts. I remember my time in Paris some years back very fondly, the amazing culture, food & wine and a people who in general seem far more interested and understanding of what is happening in the world than my friends here.



News apps on the iPad — I like the iPhone versions better than iPad versions

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I was really looking forward to downloading the iPad versions of my favorite news apps — AP News and the New York Times. But now, having used them, I've decided I prefer using the iPhone versions on my iPad. Take AP News. The home page has a lot of eye candy, but I don't see what it adds.



iPhone Life on iPad and iPhone! Free for subscribers!

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You heard it hear first. (We probably won't publicize until late April). All subscribers (past, present and future) will receive the Zinio digital version of iPhone Life free starting with the Summer issue (at least through Spring '11.)   You can download the Zinio app and read recent issue of iPhone Life free on the iPhone and the iPad. Check out the Zinio site to see some of titles for the iPhone and iPad.



Digg — top social media site releases free app

Digg is probably the most popular social media site — certainly my favorite.



iGovernment Lite — free app for government news

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One of the main things I use my iPhone for is to access the news. I'm addicted to keeping up with the latest news in the same way I'm addicted to e-mail. The makers of iGovernment ($1.99), which is one of the leading apps for keeping up with news from the U.S. Federal Government. The free iGovernment Lite offers a selection of content from iGovernment. It includes news, blogs, photos, and video from the House, Senate, White House, Department of Defense, State Department, NASA, and more.



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