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New York Coffee Guide App Review

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If you’re a coffee lover who is living in, or planning to visit the New York area you’re going to want to download the free New York Coffee Guide.  This app was developed for and by coffee enthusiasts in the NYC area with the specific intent of finding all the best local coffee houses that brew and serve locally roasted coffees.  The app focuses only on independent coffee shops which serve coffee, though they will also review any food items that they offer as well so you know what to expect.



Buyer's Guide for All You New iPad and iPhone Owners Out There. [Reviews]

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Happy Holidays everyone, from all of us here at iPhone Life! Hopefully everyone had a safe and abundant holiday celebration. I know many of you are now very happy owners of the latest iDevices, and whether you just got an iPhone, an iPad or an iPad mini, this little "Buyer's Guide" is filled with handy links with lots of concise and useful information to help you accessorize and personalize your new toys.



Week in Review: A Recap of this Week's Top Stories and Headline News!

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Welcome to my recap of some of this week's top news and interesting stories in the world of iOS. This week's review includes: the debut of two of Google's most beloved iOS apps in the App Store, Apple's "Best of 2012" picks, new rumors of forthcoming Apple iDevices, and a much loved feature of the App Store returning, and just in time for the holiday season!


Wherever you go, you can trust CoPilot to be your personal and reliable navigator.

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CoPilot’s raises the bar for iOS turn-by-turn directional apps as ALK Technologies brings a stellar line up of GPS navigation software to iOS.

 

 

The CoPilot suite of GPS navigational driving apps has a whole lot to offer anyone looking for an excellent and feature-rich GPS navigation alternative for your iDevice.



Review: IRIScan Book 2 Portable Scanner

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The IRIScan Book 2 is a portable mobile scanner that allows you to digitize a wide variety of documents and images. Thanks to I.R.I.S. for sending this review sample for me to play with. The Book 2 comes in a complete package with everything you will need to get started. It comes with the unit itself, powered by 2 AA batteries, also included. A USB connector, cleaning cloth, conversion software for your computer, quick start guide, carry case, and  2 GB Micro SD card are also accompanied.



Linxy - Shows You Word Information Just By Pointing iPhone On Text

Linxy - Shows You Word Information Just By Pointing iPhone On Text

Linxy v1.0.1 is available on the App Store and includes GUI improvements and miscellaneous fixes.

Linxy helps you quickly obtain information when reading books or magazines. Use it to quickly lookup information and find word definitions when reading printed English text. Simply point camera on a text and instantly see augmenting encyclopedia and dictionary information for detected words. Learn new words and facts, quickly and with style.

Features:
- Instant text recognition using iPhone's camera
- English word dictionary and encyclopedia
- Content based on Wikipedia & Wiktionary
- Over 400.000 word definitions
- Works 100% offline
- Manual word lookup

Device Requirements:
* iPhone4 & 4S
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 53.2Mb Pricing and

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What's Next? You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet... [on the evolution of Apple]

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With all the chatter in the blogosphere, about new products soon to be released, and patent battles being fought on all fronts in the courts of law, I think it's important to keep in mind the old expression: "You ain't seen nuthin' yet!" Truly, hasn't this week been a great example of that.
 
With the court cases bringing out details Apple would just as likely have preferred to keep private, we have been granted a rare insight into the evolution of products in the Apple iDevice chain, as well as having been given glimpses into what Apple had in mind, in prototype form, two years ago.
 
That said, can you imagine what Cupertino has in store for us in say, 5 years? That's not that long. Think about it. Within 5 years, devices and functions that are now, only in prototype/patent form, may very well be seeing the light of day. It's not for nothing that Johny Ive says that the products Apple is working on now, are some of the best, most exciting products Apple has ever invented!



Numbers To Think About

Numbers To Think About

Numbers to Think About free version

Dependency (www.dependencysoftware.com) is pleased to release their new app, Numbers to Think About. It is a free social awareness app to help our minds grasp hold of some of the huge numbers which are affecting life on our planet.

For example, we can hear that the birth rate is more than 200 births per minute across the planet... But what does that mean? How big is that? How fast is that?


New Wordflex Touch Dictionary version released!

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True I'm a blogger, but still consider myself a serious writer of sorts, and as such must recommend the Wordflex Touch Dictionary (formerly called TWIG, see our review here) for anyone else in the pursuit of putting fingers to keyboard or iPad screen. I do a fair amount of technical writing, and I'm always rooting around for a good synonym... WordFlex helps me immensely, and it just looks plain awesome while doing it! The latest update (besides changing the name) adds improved navigation features, Retina graphics and much more. The price is hefty at $24.99, but the beauty and capability of this app make it well worth the expense. Bullet list of features after the break...



The Mobli Social Media Experience: Believe The Hype, And Enter Their Daily iPad Giveaway While You’re At It!

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If you haven't heard of Mobli, or tried out the App (available for free in the Apple App store), now is a great time! Mobli, the new, up-and-coming social photo/video App is currently hosting a wild month of daily contests, with a brand new, New iPad as the prize, EVERY DAY! Yes indeed, you read that right! In an unprecedented move, Mobli is, for the month of May, giving away a New iPad every single day! The requirements for entering the different daily contests are quite simple, relatively speaking, considering the prize.

 



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