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Utilities

Google Earth

Google EarthGoogle Earth is the second title on the list of all-time top 20 free apps. Like the desktop version, this app uses satellite and aerial imagery to let you explore the Earth. It also offers information about particular locations, including panoramic pictures and Wikipedia articles, giving you an idea of what those locations look like and offering more info about them.

Google Earth uses satellite and aerial imagery to let you explore the Earth.

Shortcovers

Shortcovers2This app lets you access the Shortcovers Web site and build your own digital library by choosing from thousands of bestselling books, chapters, news and magazine articles, short stories, blog posts, and more.

 

Last day to win SafeWallet!

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This is the last day of our SafeWallet contest, so get your posts in to win this excellent product. Read more to get the rules and specifics...

SBSH have kindly offered to sponsor another giveaway of the latest released version 1.1 of the excellent SafeWallet which now sports the ability to sync your data with a PC. So, you know the drill... Comment here on this post (in a non spam-like manner) on the virtues of the method that you employ to secure your data, and you just might win a copy of this excellent product! We are giving away 3 copies, so get your comments in before Friday, 24 July 2009--11PM EST..

 



Everything you'll ever need to know about listening to radio on the iPhone - Part I

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The iPhone is an ideal platform for listening to online radio stations. In this article, I explain everything you’ll ever need to know about all this. You’ll learn how radio stations can be listened to on even non-jailbroken iPhones, without any hacks to play stations in the background; I also present a very thorough comparison of currently available third-party radio software.

First and foremost, let’s take a closer look at the built-in, out-of-the-box radio support.

1. Built-in capabilities: QuickTime

All versions of the iPhone (and, of course, the iPod Touch – from now on, I refer to all these as “iPhone”), under OS3, already have support for playing back some (not all!) possible radio stream types.



SBSH SafeWallet for iPhone updated - Introducing PC Companion with full syncing capabilities!

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 “July 13, 2009 - SBSH announced an exciting update for its SafeWallet for iPhone to version 1.1! Introducing new PC Companion, iPhone 3.0 support, custom templates creation and editing and much more!”



The one and only REAL iPhone Instant Messenger roundup

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With the Push support in the iPhone OS 3, the iPhone has become an excellent platform for instant messaging.

Before the Push support, you could only keep them listening using hacks like Backgrounder on jailbroken devices or using clients that forced the entire phone remain “alive”. Neither is an optimal solution. Now, the Push support provides the platform with something that, in some respects, is even better than the current instant messaging support on competing smartphone operating systems (at least Symbian S60, Blackberry and Windows Mobile).



Web browser roundup updated

I’ve just added a new section to my iPhone Web browser roundup, elaborating on the latest changes and news. I also present three new Web browsers coming with Internet radio stream players.

Speaking of Internet radio apps, I’m working on a brand new review of them – along with a full roundup of iPhone messenger applications, paying special attention to their new, Push functionality.

 



Another revolutionary multiplatform utility by me: add "find in page" support to most mobile web browsers!!!

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I’ve long been complaining about the lack of any “find in page” functionality in most mobile Web browsers.



Give iPhone or Touch the Power of E-mail Groups

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When I’m using my PC at work, I’m able to quickly open Outlook and call up an e-mail group, for instance to send out a tech-support bulletin to our field sites, or maybe report a bug to our development team. At home, I use mostly Gmail, and also have a few helpful contact groups configured (like for our bloggers), but I have yet to find a way to sync the grouping to my iPod touch.



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