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Cute Math is Not Only Cute, It's Effective!

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I love all these new educational apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Many of us have been in situations where we wish we had something for our children to do while waiting. These educational apps serve just that purpose.



Making BuyMeAniPhone.com Work

How the founder and senior editor use their iPhones >to maintain their award-winning iPhone site.

Tom Moccia: It not only seems like just yesterday that the original iPhone was released; it feels as if it’s been around forever. I’m not really sure how to explain the iPhone phenomenon, but I love the tight-knit community that has grown up around it. Omar Correa and I run BuyMeAniPhone.com, a site devoted to news, reviews, tips, and tricks, and dedicated to the iPhone and the people who love it. Since we both have families and full-time careers, we have to make the most of the time we do have to dedicate to our Web site. In this article, Omar and I explain how the iPhone has been an invaluable tool in the creation and production of BuyMeAniPhone.com.


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App Treasures: New Independent Label Formed

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I was recently contacted by Noel from Snappy Touch to let me know about a new software label being formed by several prominent independent developers.  Now I could ramble on in my own words about it, but thankfully he was kind enough to provide me with a press release, so here goes:



Your AT&T Wireless account at your fingertips

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This free utility puts your AT&T Wireless account right at your fingertips. I installed this app thinking it was probably just a quick & easy way to pay my bill without having to log in on my home PC.



Summer - A Good Time for Review

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Getting a child to review the multiplication tables over the summer is not an easy task. But, a game that your child can do while waiting for appointments or while you shop might make it easier. 24x7digital has developed an app called TimesTables (v. 1.1) for the iPhone or iPod Touch. The challenge is to see how many multiplication problems your child can get right in the fastest amount of time. 



iTunes...Your Personal Music Library

Ripping CDs; Syncing content; Organizing music into playlists; more.

iTunes PreferencesMy original intention was to use my iPhone for business purposes, but since getting it I’ve purchased 1,752 songs, movies, and music videos from iTunes, Apple’s online music store. You can access the store via the iTunes app on your iPhone or iPod touch, or via the iTunes application for your PC or Mac, which you can download for free from Apple. The iTunes application is the only way you can access the store.

Fig. 1: The iTunes Preferences screen lets you customize import, playback, and other features. (PC version shown here; Mac version similar.)


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Review: Treasures Of Montezuma

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The reality is that match 3 games - the genre made famous by the game Bejeweled - are currently a dime a dozen in the App Store.  So what does a developer need to do to make their take on the match 3 game stand out from the crowd?  I'd say that taking lessons from Treasures Of Montezuma would be a great start.  I have several of the hotly anticipated iDevice titles that have come out over the past couple of months sitting on my device, yet I find myself continually drawn to playing TOM instead.  To me that speaks to both the addictive nature of the genre and the creativity the designers employed to make TOM a match 3 experience unlike most others on the iDevice.



Game Review of Peggle for iPhone and touch

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There are few games that can display an eye-rolling status message of “busting rad moves” during the loadup phase of the game and survive to tell about it, but Peggle might be able to get away with it. If one’s tongue stays firmly in one’s cheek while they play, that is. The graphics are cheerily cartoonish, and the gameplay is engaging and fun to match.



Recipes the whole family will enjoy

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Finally, a recipe app that has it all. Recipes even the kids will eat, great quality photos, easy to follow directions, recipe box to save your favorites, & even a grocery list.



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