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How to Get Directions from Siri Without Using iOS Maps

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There is a commonly held belief that men don't like to ask for directions. As a guy, I am here to say it's true. At least for me. With Siri, I can ask for directions without anyone knowing.



This Week's Gaming Distraction: Logic Dots

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Everyone probably remembers the Sudoku craze of the 2000s, when the number puzzle game took over millions of households and turned everyone into a logic master—at least for a few months. Developer Ayopa Games remembers, and it's put a new spin on the formula with Logic Dots. If you have a hankering for some puzzles you can solve on your commute, then this game is definitely for you.



Review: Xprt app (free computer/iOS support!)

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Raise your hand if you like to talk to real people when trying to fix your technology problems!

You can't see, but my hand is raised. When I need assistance, I would rather talk on the phone to an Apple genius or go to an Apple store to get my problem fixed. This is where Xprt can help. With Xprt, a free app, you can talk to a real person in a chat setting who can help your problem. 



Earth: A Primer Is an Interactive Geology Textbook

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Preparing textbooks that are both educational and stimulating can sometimes prove difficult, especially in today's society. But the exploratory terrain found in Earth: A Primer ($9.99) makes learning about geology much more digestable.



Review: Outline+ app for iPad (and Mac)

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One reason why I haven't moved completely to online note taking on my iPad is because note-taking apps don't allow me to be creative. For some of us, doodling helps. Writing in the margins helps. Coloring said doodles helps.



Letterspace App Uses Hashtags to Organize your Notes

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Evernote has long been considered the quintessential note-taking app. But what if you just want a clean interface with easy organization? That's where Letterspace (free) comes in.

Don't expect the same functionality as Evernote or Wunderlist, though. Letterspace is a no-frills note-taking app that cuts down on the clutter. 

See Also
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Noted is a Simple Gesture-Based Note-Taking App for iOS
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http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/31830/noted-simple-gesture-based-note-taking-app-ios


My Year of Living Paperlessly

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I made a New Year’s resolution to, as much as possible, eliminate paper from my life. I can’t control all of what comes it, but I can control some of it. And I have complete control over what I keep, within the guidelines of U.S. tax law, of course.

Here is the list of steps I took in January to get My Year of Living Paperlessly off to the right start.



Tip of the Day: How to Move your Image in FaceTime

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When you're FaceTiming, you can see the other person and you can also see yourself. But say you’re FaceTiming someone on your iPad or iPhone and they’re trying to show you something from their location, or their face is covered the small image of you.



Duet Display App Half-Price (Do Yourself a Favor and Buy It!)

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Let me start by saying Duet Display is the most expensive app I've ever bought (on sale for $7.99), but is worth every penny. Duet Display is on sale because it's featured in the App Store this week under the productivity section. So, since I'm a sucker for productivity apps (maybe it's the illusion of productivity they give me!) and it is on sale, I figured I'd buy it to try it out. The concept is simple: the app allows your iPad or iPhone (iOS 7.0+) to be an extended display for your Mac (OSX 10.9+). Just install some software, restart your computer, and plug in your iPad to your Mac. It's as simple as that.



Wants and Needs App: Balancing Your Priorities and Putting Your Life in Perspective

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The Wants and Needs app aims to help users prioritize what they really need in life. The goal is to bring balance in the users' lives.



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