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Apps: News

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


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


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.

iView: My Favorite Products for Leisure Time

Here are the apps plus one accessory that I use most often during my down time. I can't guarantee they are best in their class, but I can strongly recommend each one.


Five Great RSS Reader Apps

Keeping up with the news with your iPhone or iPad

If you have more than a handful of favorite Web pages, keeping up with new content can be a full time job. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) solves this problem. Websites use RSS to publish feeds, summaries of their latest content with links to the full Web page. Users subscribe to feeds by clicking on the standard RSS symbol.

RSS Reader applications aggregate all the feeds to which you have subscribed, periodically checking for updates. New articles can be read at your leisure. Readers can be Mac or Windows programs (like Safari and NetNewsWire), Web-based services like Google Reader, or iPhone or iPad apps like the five reviewed in this article.


Best Apps: News

newsAll of the major news organizations have excellent and mostly free apps that let you access their websites. The advantage of these apps over visiting the sites using Safari is that they package the news to better fit the smaller screen. You don't have to scroll horizontally, and navigating between news categories is more efficient. In addition, they're quicker to load because they're not as graphically intensive as the full Web pages and include much less advertising. This also means that you're downloading less data to your device and making better use of the limited monthly allotments in AT&T's new data plans.


iPhone Life magazine App V.2 for iPhone and iPad

If your enjoy the posts here at iPhoneLife.com, are interested in iOS news, and like the articles in iPhone Life magazine, you'll appreciate v.2 of the "iPhone Life magazine" free app!  The same Free App is optimized for the iPhone and the iPad viewing

Funny commercial for iPad app from Newsday

Newsday for iPad came out in August, and Newsday has posted an entertaining commercial for their new app on YouTube. 

Print Vs. Digital


I love Mac magazines! It feels like Christmas every time one arrives in the mail. I have been a subscriber to iPhone Life since the beginning, and MacWorld and MacLife for well over 10 years. I still have MacAddict cd's dating back to 2003. Remember when all the magazines included cd's with each issue?

It's official folks, you can have FaceTime on your 3G network if you really want to.

Based on the choppiness of the FaceTime video, it appears to me that this is the reason at&t does not allow this to happen right now. It looks like the 3G network will work great with Data however, not with Video yet. Please read the entire blog first.

Apps from the Government


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.


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