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A must-have for nature lovers!

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Have you ever heard a mink talk? Do you know what kind of gait a Blue Heron has? Can you identify Grizzly Bear tracks?



Encyclopedia Britannica now available for the iPhone

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It's amazing how far things have come. Raise your hand if you remember when encyclopedia salesmen used to go door to door, selling you a shelf of books for hundreds of dollars. Now you can have the Encyclopedia Britannica in the palm or your hand for $25. The Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2010 has over 25,000 entries covering art, history, geography, politics, technology, science, sports, pop culture, and other subjects. It also has over 800 images and maps. And if you shake your iPhone, it brings up a random article.



Who has a DVD Collection?? The iCollect Movie App keep Track!!

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I have about 400 DVDs.  How do I keep track of them all?  I used to use my brain.  I still know every DVD that we have, but the other 5 members of the household have no clue what's on the shelf.  To solve that issue, I downloaded iCollect Movies from Hooked In Motion, LLC.  ($2.99)

Basically, grab your DVDs (or BluRays), Barcode Scan them, and Viola, you have a beautiful list of your collection. 



Add sizzle to your writing with Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus

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  The first thesaurus developed by writers for writers. The Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus contains 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms, as well as nearly 200 word banks, which are collections of nouns to add detail to your writing. I love these!



Do you know which amendment gave us income taxes?

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Here’s an app everyone should have on their iPhone: American Dreams. Don’t depend on talk show hosts or newscasters to tell you what our government officials and documents say. Read them and hear them for yourself right on your iPhone.

Find out what the Constitution really says about our freedoms. Learn which amendment gave women the right to vote and which one gave us all the “right” to pay income taxes. 



At Macworld: SkyGazer iPhone App

I got a chance to look at and talk to the developer of the StarGazer and StarVoyager iPhone apps at Macworld today.  These are amazing apps for those who are interested in the nighttime sky.  The company took the essentials of their desktop astronomy applications and adapted them for the iPhone. 



My iPhones my dogs

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My family just adopted a rescue dog from Friends of Homeless Animals, a Mini Schnauzer named Martha.



The iPhone 3G, Blackberry Storm, and Angola Connection

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So where exactly is Angola, other than somewhere on the African Continent?  To answer this question I turned to my trusty 3G and quickly downloaded  Ganesh Thambiran's app Countries Of The World Lite (free) to find out a few facts about Angola, which I discovered has a population of some 17 million people, and is roughly twice the size of Texas.  



Pack the Disney App for Christmas Fun at Walt Disney World

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 Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Walt Disney World, but don’t leave home without downloading the Walt Disney World iPhone or iPod app.

In fact, before you leave, you’ll want to use it to plan your vacation and to make reservations.

The app provides photos and information on 118 attractions, including all four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

Learn what’s new since the last time you visited. Find out what events are happening when so you can plan to be there at the right time.



Translate Now! — free translation app

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Translate Now! is a new free app that uses Google Translate to let you do translations between 36 languages. You can easily paste text into the translation window and copy the translation text to the clipboard. Plus, you can e-mail translated text from within the application. The application automatically increases the text size for languages such as Hindi or Japanese. It works with iPhone 3.0 software and requires an Internet connection. Also available is Free Translator, which also uses Google Translate and which is ad-supported.



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