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Bug on my Desktop, Bug on my iPhone. WeatherBug, that is!

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As a resident of Texas & someone who is generally interested in watching the weather, I was very happy to see WeatherBug for the iPhone. There are 2 versions available: WeatherBug (FREE) & WeatherBug Elite (.99c). Both are very good apps. I 1st had the free version, then upgraded to the Elite version so I could have ALL of the features.



iPhone 3.0 gives easier access to Wi-Fi hotspots

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Last year AT&T opened up their national network of Wi-Fi hotspots so that iPhone users could have free access — Starbucks, McDonalds, airports, etc. But accessing these now-free hotspots was cumbersome, involving entering your phone number, receiving a text message, then clicking a link in that message.



iPhone 3.0 Update: Just Hours Away Now

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The highly anticipated iPhone 3.0 update is just a few hours away according to sources. The expected times are 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern time and will be available via iTunes.

The update is free for all iPhone users. All iPod Touch users will be charged an upgrade fee of $9.99. A worthy update to the platform, the 3.0 update will contain a host of new features and fixes and is the centerpiece to the new iPhone 3G S being released this Friday.



How to get best pricing on your upgrade to the iPhone 3G S

TidBITS has a great article on the eligibility criteria for getting the lowest subsidized price for the new iPhone 3G S. While no one knows all of the criteria, the article explains that it's not simply how long you've had your phone. Another factor, for example, is your account history — and how promptly you pay your bill. Also, the article points out that their system sometimes makes mistakes, and that the only way you can be sure you're getting the lowest possible price is to call AT&T.



Can't download all those cute PPS attachments at work?

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Do you get a lot of personal email & go through them at work because ... well ... you're there all day? That's fine, but when people send you attachments & especially in the case of PPS files, may or may not contain adult content or high volume, you end up skipping those for the sake of your job.



Toki Tori and Knights Onrush go lite

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Toki Tori and Knights Onrush are currently two of my favorite Chillingo games, as evidenced by my recent reviews (Toki Tori and Knights Onrush). Understandably, though, at a price point of $4.99 many people are hesitant to take the plunge regardless of glowing reviews. Chillingo has thankfully addressed that problem by providing lite versions of both applications. Here's what they have to say:



My Daily Dose of E!

I thought for my inaugural blog post, I'd share with you my fav app right now.  I wonder if there is an app out there that could decipher a person's personality by loading in their 5 most used apps?  (If there isn't, wouldn't that be cool?  Developers out there take note!)  Then I wonder what personality trait I'm revealing by telling you that I am addicted to E! Online.



Take a photo with your iPhone and automatically send it as a postcard

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Postcards — how quaint. Yet if you're on some distant shore and you'd like to send a quick photo taken with your iPhone to someone who doesn't have e-mail, HazelMail Postcards is the ticket. The new app, launched yesterday, instantly turns your photo into a personalized postcard, and the prints the card, puts a stamp on it, and mails it for you.



How cool! A Stencil Interface Template for iPhone apps

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Just saw this in Gizmodo. How cool is this?  Now, according to Gizmodo, there are only 100 of these, so go get it.



Fun for the whole family

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School is out for the summer, the kids are all home, & everyone is ... BORED. Now what? Just open up the Family Fun app, give it a shake & have some fun!



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