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Free App of the Week: Take Me To My Car

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Weekly review of select 'Free' applications from the iPhone App Store.

This week's review will will focus on a simple but surprisingly effective application named, "Take Me To My Car".

 



Remember the game RISK? Now play it on the iPhone with Lux Touch

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I remember playing RISK as a kid and always wanted to play on it on my TREO. Never did find a good version. Same with windows mobile. Finally, Lux Touch is just what I was looking for. The graphics are great, the interface for moving armies and attacking is easy and straight forward. To attack, you simply press on your target and hold down.  The longer you hold down, the more armies per turn are used to speed up game play.



Wilson Signalboost Gives the Nudge I Needed

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AT&T does not have the best signal in my area. To make matters worst my office is at the lowest point in town in a building with a metal roof and sides, in short a giant ferrier cage. Most of the time the signal is only strong enough to ring in.



Not So Stupid iPhone Tricks

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With the release of the iPhone, users have always been trying to do more with this incredibly useful smartphone. As subsequent firmware has been released with new features and the curiosity of devoted follower’s has come a bevy of tips, tricks and hidden features. Here are some of the better ones.

Some of these tips and tricks are version specific and may require the latest firmware to work.

 



Review of Fitnio as an iPhone running computer

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I’m not a runner and I’ve stopped my regular runs a few years ago. But a reader pointed out Fitnio to me, so I thought I would give it a shot on a run instead of biking as normal.



Whose Device Is It Anyway?

I arrive home to see my college age daughter parked in front of the 42" surround sound time sink. I am out of luck as the squatter has first dibs on the tube. I sit for a bit with my eye being pulled and repelled by some inane reality TV show. I get fed up and defiantly pull out my iPhone and fire up YouTube. I take a check of the "Most Viewed" function and settle into "Whose Line is it Anyway?".



My top free iPhone digital radio apps

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I'm a news junkie.  I watch or listen to WAY more news then I should, but the news and especially politics is like a soap opera that you know is somewhat trashy, you just cant stop following. :) Anyway, when I drive, I normally listen to a 24hr AM news station.  Unfortunately, AM reception in the bay area is not always that great because of the hills. Solution? Use the iPhone as a digital radio!  So not only can I listen to my 24hr station anywhere/anytime (well, when I'm getting reception at least) but I can get NPR, CNN, BBC, Etc..  Sweet.



Use a photo as your wallpaper

Using photos on iPhone/iPod as WallpaperYou can use any 
picture you load onto your iPhone or iPod touch as your wallpaper (the image you see when you awaken your device from Sleep mode). Open Photos, tap on the desired picture, and then tap the options button in the lower left corner of the screen. Then tap Use As Wallpaper, and the “Move and Scale” screen will appear where you can move the image up or down or zoom in on it (by touching and spreading your fingers) until the picture appears as you want it to. When you are ready, tap Set Wallpaper.

 

 

Change iPod browse buttons

You can replace any of the first four browse buttons in iPod with other options as follows:

Cartoon: The Joy of Tech


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