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Two hidden features in iOS 5

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According to an article on the Macworld website, iOS 5 has a couple features that are available but not enabled: 1) a panoramic photo feature and 2) an alternate way of invoking spelling suggestions. Interestingly, you can enable these features without jailbreaking your device. But you do have to tweak it a bit — so this is probably only of interest to the techies among you. Also, the features are pretty fritzy, which is possibly why they weren't enabled.



UniQXcess iPad App Review

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UniQXcess is an app that in its basic format is a file viewer; however, it boasts that you can access your files from your PC remotely. Which seems pretty cool; however, there is no Mac support, which to me seems a bit ironic, really. Anyway, I wasn’t able to test the remote access of the file viewer because I have a Mac. But I was still able to access the file viewer and view local files and files from my Dropbox account.



iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaways! 11/11

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Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works:



iOS 5 update available over the air: fixes battery issue, maybe

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The good news is that an update is available that is said to fix the battery issue on the iPhone 4S. In addition, this is the first update available "over the air." No need to connect your iOS device to your computer. You can download it via Wi-Fi, though apparently not 3G or Edge. The not so good news is that according to PCWorld, some iPhone 4S users are still complaining about rapid battery drain.



Wall of Sound - cool free way to browse your collection!

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Can't count how many music player alternatives I have tried over the years (have to take off my shoes for sure). Suffice to say, I can't really say any jumped out and made me go, "THAT'S IT!"--like Charlie Brown's epiphany when Lucy tells him he has the fear of everything. Wall of Sound didn't really make me do that, except maybe a little bit. Then it had a couple of glitches, so I calmed down. Still, it is pretty well done for a freebie, and provides a unique way to find and play tunes...



IK Multimedia Review Extravaganza

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IK Multimedia has been a company on a roll lately, with a slew of hardware and software products tailored for amateur and prosumer musicians. Whether its stands and clips for iPhones and iPads or multitrack recording and sampling software for the iOS platform, IK has been expanding their catalog at a prodigious rate. Their latest releases include a MIDI hardware connector for the iOS platform, a sound sampler app and a iPad version of their popular VocaLive software. This review will take a closer look at each.

iRig MIDI



No Siri for older devices

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Of course I’m dying to have Siri on my iPad 2. But Apple’s official line, reiterated in a report on Cult of Mac, is that Siri will only be available on the iPhone 4S. Responding to a query from the website, an Apple engineer said. “Siri only works on the iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices.” Of course, the optimists among us focus on the word “currently,” hoping that it’ll happen in the future. Despite Apple’s rationale that older devices aren’t powerful enough to run Siri, hackers have been able to show that it can run on older phones.



Tutorial: Play MAME games on your iDevice

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If you come from Windows Mobile and are into playing MAME arcade games, you may well remember my full article dedicated to the emulation of arcade machines, including MAME, on the platform. (Note that the linked article doesn't show inline images; if you need them, check out THIS instead.)

Fortunately, on the iDevice, it's also possible to play MAME games. No, unlike on Windows Mobile, not the newer, vastly superior (NeoGeo / CPS), “only” the older ones, but it's still more than nothing, isn't it? And it's free – and is also compatible with several Bluetooth game controllers (see below).



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 11/8

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekend Giveaway this week. We have selected the winners of this weekend's Giveaway. We gave away 10 apps!

And the winners are...(drumroll please): Lenny Alker, Lloyd Pearson, Doug Ingram, Takeshi Kitano, Jean Ware, Brad Bowen, Richard Koulbanis, Loren Montgomery, Giancarlo Caleffi, Joseph Wong!



Filamente SharePoint App Review

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Filamente SharePoint is an app that every professional should have.  Especially for those that are constantly involved with documents; this app is perfect for your needs.  In a basic sense; Filamente allows you to upload, download, and share all of your desired documents.  Even though that doesn’t seem like much; if you do a lot of business from your iPad or iPhone, then you realize the difficulty in viewing and uploading certain documents due to format.  Luckily; this is where Filament SharePoint comes in to make things easier. 



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