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11 Essential iPad apps — includes Air Video for streaming video to your iPhone or iPad from your computer

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Macworld has a great article listing 11 essential apps for your iPad. These are all paid apps. The one that really caught my eye is Air Video ($2.99), which lets you stream video from your Mac or PC to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. It actually converts the videos on the fly to a format compatible with your device.



Stick It - a note app that works with Bump Technology

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There are getting to be so many note apps available that I’m a bit weary of looking at them. But I decided to try Stick It to see what’s unique about it. As far as I can see, the biggest difference is that, currently, Stick It is the only one that allows you to share your notes through BumpTM Technology. You can exchange  notes by  bumping your iPhone with another iPhone that has Bump installed.



Call anyone in the US from anywhere in the world absolutely FREE on your iPad

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Do you Whistle (free)?  I guess I'm still a bit tongue tied with my latest VoiP app for the iPad, yes you're hearing me right a VoiP phone for the iPad (and other devices too).

 The WhistlePhone Service is interesting for a number of reasons; 1) it designed an app for the iPad, 2) it utilizes an add you have to listen to before each call to make your voip call free in the US, or from anywhere else to the US.



Quick Look: Atomic Web Browser

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This is by no means an indepth review of this app, and in fact I have only tried a few things out on this. I saw some buzz on an app called "Atomic Web Browser", which has more features than Safari. One of the features is that you can open up separate tabs, like on IE. That was one of the main reasons I purchased it. It also works on the iphone as well. There is a lite version available, but the price was only $.99 (USD), so I figured why not.  It seems to be getting good reviews as you look at the various online forums as well.



FlightTrack for iPad Lets You Be Your Own Air Traffic Controller

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Mobiata Brings the iPhone’s Best-Selling Travel App to the iPad

Mobiata announced the launch of their best-selling iPhone applications, FlightTrack and FlightTrack Pro, for the iPad. FlightTrack is the #1 best-selling paid travel application on the App Store and the iPad version takes advantage of the expanded size and capabilities of the iPad to give people an amazing flight tracking experience. Users can track unlimited, multiple flights and watch each flight’s progress on the gorgeous map interface. It looks amazing.



Quick Look: White & Yellow Pages

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There was a recent press release on an app called “White & Yellow Pages” by Avantar LLC. This app works on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (I installed it on my touch and iPad). The title is pretty self explanatory. I downloaded it today and I think this is going to come in handy. It has some great features which I will list below from the press release along with some links as well. I was impressed that when I located a business name, it pulled up the information and then proceeded to give me options for mapping, going to their web page, directions, and calling them.


Rē not for me, not yet. Still prefer a dedicated Universal Remote Control.

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While attending CES, I blogged about the trend of using an iPhone or iPod touch as a universal remote.  Since then, I have had a chance to play with the  from NewKinetix.

I really wanted to like the Rē.  I am the gadget guy, who always has the latest of everything.  I have owned numerous high-end universal remote controls, from Philips, Sony, Logitech (Harmony) and Monster Cable.  I am not opposed to spending $100 or more for a device that can connect all of my audio and video equipment and displace multiple remotes.



REVIEW: GREAT, free Web browser Opera Mini out – it rocks! (With demo videos)

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I've been waiting with publishing the long-promised update of my iPhone Web browsing bible since attending MWC in Barcelona two months ago where I saw Opera Mini, one of the best Web browsers on almost all alternative platforms, in action. I wanted to make sure Opera Mini is also included in the heavily updated roundup.

The waiting has turned out to be worth it – earlier today, Opera Mini has been approved for AppStore and it also made a debut in it (in both the US and international ones). I started testing it right away.

Below are my first thoughts.



Pages shines on iPad

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Well after having my iPad for a solid day now, and the hype is wearing off, let me tell you, it is definitely not just a big iPod Touch or iPhone.

Where to start?



Alarm app lets you ask your iPhone if it's time to get up

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Here's a common scenario: You wake up in the night, wonder if the alarm clock will go off soon, fumble for your glasses, and then look at your clock. Of course, all of this makes it less likely you'll go back to sleep. Which is what makes this alarm clock special. Wake Up Now? ($0.99) lets you simply like there with your eyes closed and ask your iPhone if it's time to get up. Your iPhone will tell you what time it is. You actually don't even need to ask anything in particular. You can just grunt, and it will announce the time. You can set how loud of sound it will take for it to say the time.



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