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PodPlayer Review

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The apps that Apple bundles on their iOS devices are slick, polished and almost perfect. But for those power users who need just a bit more tweaking to attain an even higher level of perfection, they have to turn to Apple's App Store to seek out programs that scratch that particular itch.



Headphonies make it fun to share tunes

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"Awesome!" and "Adorable!" and similar pronouncements were shouted when I displayed the Headphonies® "Stryker" Portable Micro Speaker to my kids!  At first, they thought it was a cute little toy like their plethora of figurines from Disney and Hello Kitty, but when I showed them that it was a portable speaker, that actually performed a useful function, they were really into it.



App Review - The Great Contest

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Everybody likes prizes, and everybody likes games, so wouldn't it be great to combine the two together in a fun sweepstakes app? This app does exactly that. The Great Contest is a subscription-based contest app that allows you to play fun games and be entered into drawings for real prizes. And these aren't just some lame "break-the-first-time-you-use-them" trinkets. This is a Great Contest, so why not have great prizes, such as Xbox Kinects, vacations, or even cold hard cash!



App Review - Hyper Facts

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Random facts and quirky trivia are some of the best and most fun ways to spend time.  If you’ve ever tried to see how you’re connected to Kevin Bacon or riddled your brain to think of that cool, historical fact…then this is the kind of app that’s right up your alley.

However much I think I am a search engine master, I always find myself going down a few different avenues to see ‘what else’ I can find out.  The Hyper Facts app intriguingly blends well known resources such as Google, Google Maps (not just for creepy shots of your house), Wikipedia and other resources to cut through the clutter and find the information/trivia/facts (no matter how random) that you are looking for.



App Review- Ghostwriter Notes for iPad

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Some people say that technologies like the tablet computer will change the world, specifically education, and apps like Ghostwriter Notes only support these statements.



App Review - Infinity Control for iPhone

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Here is a quick glance on Infinity Control, a very interesting albeit repetitive line-drawing game. The game is set in space and has you controlling ship movements as you maneuver these space vessels around obstacles and space waste. You must guide them to landing spots on larger ships and keep them away from crashing to get higher scores.

The game also has different-colored ships – red and blue from what I’ve seen so far – and they must be guided to their own respective landing pods on their color’s mother ships. There are satellites that orbit around in space and you must guide the ships around them in order to avoid crashes. Asteroids also exist and you will be line-drawing the movement of ships around them as well.



iPhone App Review - ContactsXL 3 + Sync With Facebook

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If you are looking for a new contacts app with more robust features than the standard iDevice app from Apple, then check out the 'ContactsXL 3 + Sync With Facebook' app. This is a contact and management app brought to you by developer Jonathan Teboul. It offers various features and customization option that the standard app doesn't and is a good replacement for it.



Atomania iPhone App Review

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Atomania is a new iPhone puzzle game based on chemistry that was developed by Stanislav Ustymenko. The game has you form molecules from atoms, or elements, by sliding them together depending on the fit and type of molecule involved. The atoms go together in different ways. They each have an indicator or slider-bar coming out from one of the atom's four cardinal directions. This is how the atom will fit into another atom and so on. Some atoms have to be positioned from above or below in order to fit into another atom. Others have to be positioned laterally from left or right.



iTunes: It's All About the Music


The basics of managing music with iTunes and your iPhone, iPod or iPad

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Apple's first slogan for iTunes was "Rip. Mix. Burn." It succinctly listed the three tasks the software performed: rip audio tracks from CDs into MP3s, store them on a computer where users can create their own mixes, and burn them to a CD. Previous articles about iTunes have explored some of the more advanced features of Apple's powerful and complex software, from managing iOS devices and apps to obtaining iTunes University content. iTunes has been around for 10 years, and most long-time Mac users are familiar with using it to manage their music library.


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iTunes can't find my iOS device. What do I do?

When you connect your iOS device to your computer, iTunes should automatically recognize it and start syncing. However, sometimes nothing happens. Here are some possible solutions:


  • Try connecting to a different USB port: The USB port may simply not be working. Try plugging your device into different ports to see if iTunes recognizes your device.

  • Check every connection: Make sure the cable is fully plugged in to your device and into the computer.

  • Restart your device: Press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the device shuts down; press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button to turn it back on; try connecting again.

  • Restart your computer: Restart your Mac or PC computer and try connecting again.

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