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Dragon Dictation-The Killer Ap?

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At last I think I've found my killer ap for the iPhone.  It is "Dragon Dictation" from Nuance Software (http://www.nuance.com). Based on their "Dragon Naturally Speaking" for the PC software, they have ported a significant portion of the functionality to the iPhone platform.  I found the speed and accuracy of this ap to be extraordinary... especially given that it is FREE (at the moment). Search for "Dragon Dictation" at the iTunes Application store to locate this ap.



Using multiple tabs in the best iPhone Web browsers – easy-to-follow tutorial videos

In my Web Browsing bible (current version HERE; I’ll very soon publish a fully rewritten and updated one), I explain why it may be very useful to open Web pages in new windows (“tabs”) on a mobile device:


WorkSnug, an Augmented Reality Application for the Mobile Workforce

WorkSnug is an Augmented Reality application for the iPhone 3GS which connects mobile workers to the nearest and best places to work. 

The company has sent people into the field to personally review hundreds of places to work. Observations include information about power provision, atmosphere, noise levels and even the quality of the coffee.

Launching first in London, with San Francisco, New York, Berlin, Madrid and two other cities expected in the early weeks of 2010. 



Pack Mall Maps for your next shopping trip!

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 Mall Maps is a definite keeper on my iPhone!

This app contains more than 1,000 malls, shopping centers and plazas in all 50 states. You can locate malls by browsing your current location (GPS) or by browsing a list of states. Alternatively, you can input the zip code of the area you are planning to visit.   

The app displays the malls in your selected location, as well as a store list and floor plan for each selected mall.

You can even get directions to the mall by selecting "Get directions," which provides directions to the mall on Google Maps. 



Move your docs with ReaddleDocs

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When I travel, I need a way to move documents back and forth from my computer to my clients. Finally, I've found an application that meets that need — ReaddleDocs.

With ReaddleDocs, I can: 

• Transfer files with or without WiFi (I can use my 3G network)

• Read TXT, PDF, Word, Excel, HTML, and Powerpoint documents

• Password protect my documents



Convert your iPhone to a numeric keypad

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With NumPad, you can use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a numeric keypad, an extended keyboard, or to annotate music. If you use a Mac with OS X 10.4 or later, NumPad does not require any additional software on your computer. The app connects easily through Screen Sharing, simply by following the directions found on the app. Windows users will need a VNC Server software like RealVNC. 



MobileNoter is now out! Sync oneNote with the iphone

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If you have microsoft oneNote, and the iphone, you HAVE to get this app.  I have been beta testing it for awhile now and its one of those, you cannot live without application.. again, if you have oneNote.



iTunes App Store undergoing subtle but significant changes... with some difficulty

 If you've been paying close attention, as most developers do, to the App Store, you may have noticed some changes.

  1. New Releases only show BRAND NEW apps, i.e. version 1.0
  2. Updates are not included in the New Releases

This is potentially a good thing for users but there are some downsides.

The good news is, you won't have to search through old apps to find new gems.  It might also discourage developers from submitting minor updates just to be featured on the New Releases page.  That will also cut down on approval time as fewer apps need to be reviewed.



Misc news: Web browsers, IM, radio apps, multiplayer games, emulators etc.

There have been quite a few major updates, announcements, releases lately, since my publishing my previous news catch-up article slightly more than a month ago. Let me show you some of the most important ones.
(NOTE: I’ve already published some of these pieces of news in my all-in-one roundups and “bibles”. That is, if you do follow them (you should if you really want to know what’s happening on the iPhone scene), you already know of them. If you don’t but, in the future, would like to get notified of new releases / versions of a given application / game genre, don’t forget to subscribe to the given articles. It’s very easy.)


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