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Apps for Successful Students

Stay organized, take notes, improve your Spanish, and more

Whether you’re in college, high school, or elementary school, you want to get the most out of your education. Fortunately, this is one of the areas in which the iPhone excels. A variety of apps are available to help you stay organized, brush up on math, study chemistry, learn Spanish, and much more. Best of all, most of them are free or very inexpensive. In this article, I’ll review some of the apps that can really help you make the grade!


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IM on the iPhone

The features you should look for in an instant messaging app

 


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Twitter on the iPhone

Which Twitter app is best for you?

Twitter has been up and running for over three years, and we have had mature iPhone apps supporting Twitter for just over one year. It’s safe to say that Twitter took a big leap when the first crop of iPhone apps came out allowing people with limited SMS accounts to join the fun. As we enter the summer of 2009, the number of Twitter apps for the iPhone has grown, offering plenty of options.


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An iPhone Survival Kit

These iPhone apps and accessories will help you survive major or minor natural disasters

Owners of the iPhone appreciate its easy-to-use interface, functional Web browser, and the variety of apps available through iTunes, but one family from Carbondale, Illinois has a more important reason to love it. Earlier this year, Christine, Alan, Jordan and Claire Rankin had to endure some very harsh, Midwestern weather, which included high-speed winds, torrential rain, and baseball-sized hail. It damaged their home, and left the Rankin’s without power for over a week. I spoke with Christine afterwards, and she shared with me how the iPhone helped them get through this natural disaster.


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iPhone 3GS: A Killer of "Killer Devices!"

Replaces camera, camcorder, GPS and radio!

iPhone3Gs4ViewsIn the two years since the introduction of the iPhone, a number of “iPhone killers” have been released. None of these smartphones have been able to stop, or even slow down, the iPhone’s momentum. With the release of the iPhone 3GS and OS 3.0, the iPhone has become a more powerful and feature-rich device. So much so, that it is moving beyond the “smartphone” niche and becoming more of a phone/pocket computer combo.


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Maine / Mac the way life should be

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I've written before about the State of Maine's laptop initiative and Apple's role.  Well this past week Maine held it's first public sale of used iBooks, and to my surprise I found the first wave of MacBooks will soon be available for the next sale (date TBA) for $400 each, a bargain and you can bet I'll be in line when this sale gets going.  

 



iPhone and experiential education

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As a writer for iPhone Life magazine who’s interested in the arts and humanities as well as educational uses of the iPhone, I've been wanting to really probe a bit on my own, how the experience of the iPhone might contribute to the process of education and our understanding of the world.  A mentor of mine, Allan DiBiase who's background is in educational philosophy and the arts (in his case music), started me thinking about how critical the process of experience is in shaping meaning. 



Interview With AddictingGames Part 1 (including iPark It! review)

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This is the first part of a 3 part interview with Kate Connally, Vice President of AddictingGames.  Each part of this interview will be followed by a mini-review of one of AddicitingGames' first three iPhone games.  For part one the mini-review will be about iPark It!



Watch out ProTools!

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I wrote about the app 4Track in a print issue of iPhone Life. It’s an excellent, easy to use multi-track recorder with each track having volume, mute and solo controls. Audio files can be uploaded to your computer through WIFI. Even with using the built in microphone on the iPhone, it's been a handy tool.



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Letters to the Editor

I read with interest your article on page 21 of the second issue of iPhone Life. I loved your point about making it easier to organize apps in the Home screen pages. I would also like to see Apple include a built-in zoom feature on the iPhone’s camera.


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