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Popular App in US: ‘Complete Homes’ and ‘Complete Rentals’ Now Available Internationally

Popular App in US: ‘Complete Homes’ and ‘Complete Rentals’ Now Available Internationally

HARTLAND, Wis. (March 22, 2011) – Visionary Apps LLC (www.visionaryapps.com), creators of innovative smart-phone and tablet tools that aim to improve people’s lives, today announced that its popular flagship suite of iPhone & iPad applications (apps), called Complete Homes and Complete Rentals, previously launched in the US with accolades from The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek, is now expanding its reach internationally to customers in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.


App Review - LookTel Money Reader

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What denomination of bills do I have in my hand? If you have eyesight, it's easy to tell however, if you're blind then you are taught to fold you bills a certain way for each of the denominations that are available for the $1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 & 100 dollar bills and then you have to remember the folds when you go to spend them. Also, how do you know if the bill given back to you as change for your purchase is the accurate?



Skyfire 3.0 released -- popular web browser lets you view Flash video, includes Facebook integration

 

Skyfire ($2.99) is one of the more popular alternatives to Safari. Unlike Safari, you can use it to view Flash videos. (Note that it doesn't support Flash games and apps, and it only supports selected Flash video sites.) Version 3.0 was released this week and adds deep Facebook Connect integration, social media feeds, and popular content recommendations, among other features. The video accompanying this post walks you through the new features.

 



Editorial: Why I Jailbreak my iOS Devices

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The views expressed herein are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else on the iPhone Life team. That said, I hope that readers will find this article informative and interesting, or at the very least thought-provoking.



GoGo Navigator (US & Canada) Gets You Where You're Going for Cheaper

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Not too long ago, Apple started building iOS-powered devices with GPS capability in them. Immediately I knew that a menagerie of navigation apps would soon be flooding to the App Store, much like mindless pre-teen girls with a taste for wretched music flock to a Justin Bieber concert. Some of these apps are great, and some provide as much fun as using a cactus as a toothbrush. When I was asked to review GoGo Navigator, I admit I was a little skeptical - could it really match my beloved TomTom app for such a reasonable price? Much to my surprise, GoGo Navigator is a brilliant GPS app that does a terrific job for a fraction of the entry fee.



SlothCam Webcam Browser for iOS Released

SlothCam Webcam Browser for iOS Released

Independent developer Jackson Myers has announced the release of his popular Mac OS X WebCam viewer "SlothCam" for all Apple iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. SlothCam is an application for viewing live webcams from around the world on your personal computer or mobile device. SlothCam was previously available as a Mac OS X Dashboard Widget. Since it's release in 2005, it has been downloaded over 100,000 times and has achieved a rating of 4.5/5 on the popular Mac software review site MacUpdate.

SlothCam for iOS is available as two different versions: SlothCam Webcam Browser, a $0.99 download with advanced features, and SlothCam Free, a basic free ad supported version. Features of SlothCam WebCam Browser include:


GreenPois0n jailbreak tool released for iOS 4.2.1

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For those of you who like to 'stick it to the man' by jailbreaking your iOS devices, you'll be pleased to know that the good folks at the Chronic Dev Team have released a shiny new tool for all your jailbreaking needs. Better yet, it's an untethered jailbreak, meaning that it should 'just work' without requiring any special boot-time tricks. The application can jailbreak any device at iOS 4.2.1 without trouble. If you're interested, throw on your tye-dye shirt, blast your Pearl Jam, and head over to the GreenPois0n website to mash 'GO' on that download button.



iDos Emulator gets pulled a second time from the Appstore

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I’ve had wonderful memories when as a kid, I spent several blissful years with my IBM PC XT clone experimenting with Dos programming and played cutting edge games like Ultima IV , Wizardry, Autoduel and Star Control. The iDOS emulator ported by Fast Intelligence was able to deliver an unmatched wave of nostalgia and within a day of installing iDOS on my Ipad, I was trying out some of these classics again – mostly just to see them again in all their glory - 256 VGA colour and adlib sound.



Monitor your Data Usage

When the iPhone was introduced in June 2007, AT&T's 2-year contract required a data plan—there was no cell-only option. But the pricing of $30 a month for unlimited data was groundbreaking. The carrier killed the unlimited option exactly three years later. Existing agreements are honored as long as you don't let them lapse, but all new users have to choose between a 200MB/month ($15/month) or 2GB/month data plan ($25/month). Going over your data limit is not cheap: $15 for an additional 200MB or $10 for 1GB, depending on your plan.


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