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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx supports iPhone OS

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Very cool this... If you use Ubuntu, the latest version (10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx), is finally out-of-box compatible with the iPhone OS, meaning no jail-breaking or compiling of anything to connect to your Ubuntu desktop. I'm likely in the minority on our blogs that use PC technology (both at work and play). I have an iPod touch, but I follow and post on just about anything tech-related. This post is for iPhone PC people, interested in the free and easy to use Ubuntu Linux OS. You can run it from a USB stick, and now it's more compatible with your Apple devices.



ClearCam finally coming to the App store!!!

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Hi iPhone Life'rs.  Yes, its been awhile, but I'm like that.  I get busy.  However, when I got this email from Occipital, I HAD to post up. The version that is on the site now is NOT the full power version, but its still pretty useful.  When you take a picture, it will shoot 3 times and pick the best of for you.  Pretty cool right there, but wait there's more... well, there will BE more soon when they do the next version.

In the coming version, you will be able to increase both the sharpness AND resolution of a picture.  Go here for more info:



New Sonos App Available with More Cool Features!

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I went and grabbed the app update in the App store, and after starting it, noted that my zone indicated it needed an update. Both my Sonos ZoneBridge and S5 were updated in a few quick steps. In mere minutes, I was enjoying the newly added iheartradio... Be patient though. The update process does have to download files and restart the Sonos devices in your zones, and warns that you shoundn't stop the app during the process...Read on for more update screenshots, and feature details...



Paragon Releases Merriam-Webster Dictionaries with iPad support

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One of my first reviews here at iPhoneLife... For years, the Paragon folks have been making mobile reference material for a variety of OS flavors. Now they have added iPad support to several of their dictionaries. I know it's exciting news--you never know when you might need one... Read on for the full press release...

America’s Most Trusted Merriam-Webster’s Dictionaries Now Offer New Learning Experience to First-Generation iPad Users



iForce: the app that magicians love — and hate

David Pogue has written an interesting article in the New York Times about <



Mega Review: Land Air Sea Warfare is the SimCity of RTS War Games!

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I love RTS (real-time strategy) games, especially when they provide a brigade of options, smart enemies, and adaptive play. I hate reviewing them, however, because it requires a ton of screens and mucho things to describe (hint: skip to the end and watch the embedded video). When I found out LASW from Isotope244 hit the App store, I knew I would just have to suck it up, and review it.



Make Summer Reading Fun with the Reading Game from LegendApps.com

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This summer (or anytime), when your youngsters say "I'm bored", have them check out The Reading Game from LegendApps.

The app itself is not something you read.  Rather, the app encourages kids to read their favorite books and come back to the app to mark off how many pages they have read.  As milestones are met, rewards (funny sounds, animations, etc.) are unlocked.

The app's custom graphics are beautiful and even though the app is not compiled for the iPad, they render well in the 2X mode.



Review: Demon Hunter - Fight Or Die by Rockifone

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It’s a sad but true statement – if a dual stick shooter has you controlling some sort of character toting a gun, it will probably be compared to iDracula or Minigore.  The reality is that these two games set the bar incredibly high for this style of game play, so it stands to reason the question would be “how does game X compare to the top of the heap?”  Well, in the case of Demon Hunter, one of the newest entries in this ever expanding club, the answer is that it kind of falls short.  It’s not bad,, but it’s not great either.  And I’m a bit perplexed but the lack of demons in a demon hunting game.



Awesome Note Update

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I reviewed an app back in January 2010 (http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/3963/awesome-note) called Awesome Note. 

I still love the app.  I use it everyday and have recommended it to many of my friends and family.

They have recently added some really cool features.  I'm going to include all the screen shots from their website for those of you who are not familiar with it.  It's easier to see it, than explain it.



New version of HoloToy — $0.99 app has great 3D effects

I've just been watching the demo videos of the newly released version of HoloToy and I couldn't resist buying it. The 3-D effects look great on an iPad. The app is a work in progress but definitely has a wow factor. People are always wanting to see my iPad so it's fun having a few apps that show it off.



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