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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.



iPhone needed on 19th hole

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Sitting in the grill room after a nice round of golf (won my match 5 & 3) I heard some guys giving the young lady tending bar a hard time. She didn't know how to make a Long Island Iced Tea, it seems. “If I had an iPhone I could find out,” she said.

I did, but it was in the car and I wasn't going to leave my cold beer to solve this trivial question. As soon as I had it in my hand, though, I was Safaring around for the answer: a Long Island Iced Tea is made of whatever you have behind the bar, apparently - heavy on the vodka, tequila and rum. Not my idea of the perfect post-round refreshment.

If she'd had an iPhone, though, she could have called their bluff, and watched as they drowned their sorrows - charging them big bucks all the while.



Old Fashioned Entertainment Updated!

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Fireflies is an enjoyable app for both kids and adults alike. To get the maximum effect, I recommend you play with Fireflies in the dark. Reminiscent of childhoods past, you’ll soon be immersed in the sound of crickets chirping their nighttime serenades as you gently reach out to capture the fireflies, flickering in and out between the cattails. This is relaxing entertainment. Your kids will love it, too!



Book Shopping is More Fun with xLibris

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I love books. The problem is I forget which books I have. Consequently, on too many occasions, I’ve bought the same book more than once. But not any more!

Now, I have xLibris by Option-X (v 1.2.1) installed on my iPhone. xLibris is a full-featured book database that sorts my books by title or author. I can easily search my book database while at the bookstore, and no more duplicates!



Deals!

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Deals is a great .99c app for finding the best deals on the Web from Amazon, Hot-Deals, Woot, & many more!



New Yorker cover painted with iPhone

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The New Yorker is known for cartoons and great covers -- some of which are saved for years. The cover for the next issue was created like none other before: it was painted on an iPhone. Artist Jorge Colombo drew the street scene, with an iconic hot dog vendor as his focal point, while standing at a street corner, swiping his iPhone's screen.



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