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Mall Maps — getting ready for Black Friday

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Not only is this a useful app, but there's also an interesting backstory. The person who got the idea, Shayne Faerber, is a waiter. An iPhone development company picked up the idea, and now Shayne is dreaming of riches. Mall Maps ($2.99) contains over 1,000 malls in the U.S. and uses your iPhone's GPS to find the malls nearest you. Or you can browse by city/state or Zip Code. Once you identify a mall that you want to go to, the app gives you store listings and actual floor plans. Plus, the app gives you Google Maps directions to the mall location. Seems like just the app for this shopping season.



Convert your iPhone to a numeric keypad

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With NumPad, you can use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a numeric keypad, an extended keyboard, or to annotate music. If you use a Mac with OS X 10.4 or later, NumPad does not require any additional software on your computer. The app connects easily through Screen Sharing, simply by following the directions found on the app. Windows users will need a VNC Server software like RealVNC. 



Review: Ground Effect by Glenn Corpes

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Ground Effect is a vicious dichotomy of everything that should be right about racing games and everything that is wrong about them. It boasts some of the best track design I’ve seen in a mobile racing game to date, yet this same track design makes the races aggravating and seemingly impossible to win at times. The game encourages you to think outside the box and then punishes you for doing so. Luckily the game gorgeous to look at, has a cool soundtrack, and despite its frustrations can be quite fun to play. If you understood all that you probably don’t need the remainder of this review, but for the rest of us…



AppBox Pro - Little Tool Box of Goodies

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This is the coolest app that is a must have.
 
It can replace several other utility apps and even includes 18 games. 

All for $0.99.  It's from http://www.allaboutapps.net/. 

 

          



GQ Magazine on the iPhone

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GQ Magazine can now be purchased on iTunes.  The app is easy to use and surprisingly easy to read. The application contains all the articles and pictures of the magazine. The app allows the user to click on any links mentioned in the article and it takes the user to the website from with in the GQ app. In order to read the magazine, the user must be able to connect to the internet.  Click here to purchase from the app store. Please share with us your thoughts on "the future of magazines/newspapers" on the Iphone/ Ipod format.

 



Grocery Apps

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UPDATE: I switched back to GroceryIQ.  They have added barcode scanning!!!!

Grocery IQ (Coupons.com; $0.99)
 
 

 

Everyone has to grocery shop at some point – unless you are lucky enough to have the perfect husband to do it for you (I do!!!) - or you can threaten your teenager!!!



Review: Tumble Jumble by Clickgamer

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Tetris proved to be quite an addictive game and was clearly well loved, as evidenced by the myriad of clones that followed over the years. I will unashamedly admit that I too was a junkie, but the one thing that Tetris lacked was a real purpose. Of course nowadays the developer would probably just throw in a bunch of achievements and “voila”, you have a purpose. That doesn’t really count. Thankfully, Tumble Jumble has come along to remedy the situation. It’s clear that the developers hold some respect for Tetris in their hearts, but they also seem to realize that such a game can be made with a purpose. And a couple of amusing characters, to boot!



MobileNoter is now out! Sync oneNote with the iphone

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If you have microsoft oneNote, and the iphone, you HAVE to get this app.  I have been beta testing it for awhile now and its one of those, you cannot live without application.. again, if you have oneNote.



Pocket Tunes Contest Extended!

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We are extending our Pocket Tunes giveaway for another week, so post a comment here before Saturday, 21 Nov 2009 about your own favorite streaming apps, and you might be selected as a winner! Pocket Tunes is one of the best ways to experience the joy of internet radio streams. You can check out my review here, and Werner's excellent write-up here. One winner has already been chosen, and more will be selected next week.



Stain Brain — free app helps you get the stain out

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Here's a freebie that's completely practical. Stain Brain identifies over 85 common stains and tells you what to do about them. The step-by-step removal procedures come to you courtesy of the experts at Tide. And they ought to know. The app lets you rate the effectiveness of the solutions and even lets you share your own tips for removing difficult stains. You can browse the top-20 stains, find stains by category, ask questions, communicate with other community members, and, naturally, navigate to product pages to find additional information and store locations.



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