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Pulitzer Winner's App Denied

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A guy wins a Pulitzer Prize for cartooning, then finds out his iPhone app is turned down by Apple -- because "it contains content that ridicules public figures," according to the email award-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore received from the Apple iPhone Developer Program last December. The surprising rejection is getting wide play from news outlets such as The Washington Post.



HoloToy gives you 3D on your iPhone and iPad

HoloToy ($0.99) offers a surprisingly effective 3D experience on the iPhone and iPad.



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.



New free iPhone browser Opera Mini downloaded over 1 million times on first day in App Store

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Be sure to read our blogger Werner's review of this new, free web browser for the iPhone. Opera Mini was downloaded over 1 million times on its first day in the App Store yesterday! That's amazing. It's currently the top download among all categories. The beauty of Opera Mini is that it routes web pages to a server before they get to your iPhone. That server compresses the pages up to 90%, greatly speeding up your web browsing. Plus, it has other great features.



iPad post number two

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I figured that maybe with a little help from BlogPress ($2.99) I might have some luck being able to upload images to my iPL blog since I was having difficulty uploading images from my iPad via my regular Safari log in. Still getting used to BlogPress, oops how to I change the image orientation?


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iBook

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This is what the iBook app looks like! See how the page curls as you turn it. You can even read the back side as it rolls over. How cool is that?

I'm going to examine this app more closely in the next week and give you a report. 

 



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.



Pacific Defense

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I saw a video of this game being played on the iPad the other day and I wanted to try it out. For $1.99, I bought it for my iPad.  I have only played it a few times but I did want to share this information with you.



Free Karate Kid app includes 5 mini-games

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The free Karate Kid app includes five mini-games that test your Kung Fu virtues: courage, endurance, patience, perseverance, and will. You start out as a white belt and try to become a black belt and achieve martial arts mastery.



App prevents overdosing to save lives

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Dr. Harvey Castro, blogger and Medical Editor for iPhone Life magazine, has created an app to prevent inadvertent over dosing from health professionals. IV MEDS has information on 45 intravenous medications and helps doctors and nurses calculate the doses for various concentrations. The app emphasizes that it's not a substitute for manual calculations by the health care provider, but rather serves as a valuable cross check. My personal feeling is that more of this kind of cross checking is needed, because one sometimes reads about patients who died as a result of getting the wrong dosage.



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