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Google releases Google Currents, a free Flipboard-like app

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Flipboard is one of the most popular apps for the iPad. And it was so heavily downloaded when it was released earlier this week for the iPhone that the added traffic brought down Flipboard's servers. Now Google has jumped into this popular space — apps that aggregate your social media content, news, and other web content into a personally tailored, very attractive, magazine-like format. Google Currents (free) is available as a universal app for both the iPhone and iPad.



Choiix iPad Sleeve and Wave Stand: Review

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The iPad 2 is one of the sleekest and thinnest tablets on the market. Many iPad 2 users may choose not to add a case for protection due to adding weight or bulkiness to the iPad. Users who do not use a case for protection still need protection. Choiix offers a sleeve for protection for these type users. Cooler Master has developed several accessories for the Apple products.  One of the many accessories they make is the 2E sleeve. The 2E sleeve allows the user to protect their iPad after use for during transportation from one location to the next without adding extra weight or bulkiness. The 2E sleeve is made of an eco-leather type material that protects the iPad from dirt, dust and scratches. This sleeve can be used with other tablets too.



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 12/5

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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):      James Perry, William Parker, Sharon Altoff, John Weidig, Alvin Sted, William Rodgers, Jon Marks, Theresa Johnson, Ralph Sherman, and Michael Dudek!



Sea Sucker iPad Stand Review

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One of the best features of the iPad 2 is its thin diameter design.  Many users may not want to make the iPad bulky by adding a case.  If the user chooses not to add a case for extra protection or other purposes the Sea Sucker can be used for many reasons, such as a stand.  There are products on the market to use for a stand.  Sea Suckers are simply giant sized stoppers with a pump.  They have an air valve inside them to pump the air from between the Sea Sucker and the material it’s being attached to.  The Sea Suckers are the strongest seal I have ever seen.  They actually held a guy to the top of his c



What I played this week - EA gamefest!

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What I played this week was mostly a festival of EA 99 cent titles (Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Mirror's Edge, and Battleship) that cost me too many hours of distraction when I should have been doing more productive things. I also found an app finder app called AppsCube Explorer that allows you to browse apps through a 3D interface. It helped me waste yet even more time by enhancing the navigation required to find more freebies--so I could waste even more time--if that makes sense. Select your next virtual iTunes gem in a slick 3-D gamelike interface! 

 



Angle /2 by Nizmos iPad 2 Case Review

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The Angle/2 for the iPad 2, is a slimmer more streamline version of the original Angle iPad case. The Angle offers a sleep mode that is automatically activated when you close the cover and wakes up when you open it. It has several different viewing angles for use in bed or at the desk.  One of my favorite features of the Angle is the elastic band along the back panel allows you to hold your iPad safely in one hand, leaving your other hand free for typing and presentation. This case would be great for speakers or 



Kindle Fire expected to sell 3.9 million compared to iPad's 18.6 million

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It's amazing how the tablet market that Apple created continues to explode. And finally, with Amazon's $200 Kindle Fire, the iPad has some competition. Every other tablet has pretty much failed, with RIM's recent writedown of $500 million on their PlayBook being only the most recent debacle. But the Fire is succeeding where others have failed, in part to its attractive price and possibly also because of how it integrates into Amazon's media environment.



Time Command Mini

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Looking for Stocking Stuffers? Check out the Qmadix Twin Tablet Charger

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If you're looking for gift ideas that your family and friends will really like, check out the Qmadix USB Twin Tablet Charging Kit 4.2.

Why I like it: 

You can charge two different devices at one time while driving down the road - two iPads, iPhones or iPod Touches or a combination of any two. 



EA Shift 2 Unleashed FREE TODAY!

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Man the Apps store is like going down the rabbit hole. Every time I open iTunes or go there on the iPad/Pod, I end up downloading 3 or 4 apps and ebooks I didn't know I needed (most freebies). It can trigger more impulse-shopping than a trip to Staples or Home Depot. Anyway, today EA has SHIFT 2 Unleashed up there for free, and I found that out using another freebie app called AppsCube Explorer (3-D app explorer which is cool all by itself), which I'll swing back and post up more info on in my next "What I Played" edition.



Everything iPad - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

What's bigger than an iPhone, smaller than a MacBook, and the most anticipated Apple product since the original iPhone? On January 27, at a special invitation only event at the San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Steve Jobs announced Apple's new "magical, revolutionary product" -- the iPad. Meant to fill the gap between the laptop and phone, Jobs said it was "way better" than either. Let's take a look at it.

Thin, lightweight, and powerful

The iPad shares many hardware features with the iPhone, including an accelerometer, an orientation sensor to switch from portrait to landscape mode, solid-state memory, and the same 30-pin doc connector. Connectivity is also virtually the same, with wireless 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR included on all models.

iPad runs iPhone apps!

The iPad will run a version of iPhone OS, and the new device can run virtually any app developed for the iPhone or iPod touch. Aps developed for the iPhone can run on the iPad in native resolution but is large enough to touch type on.

The larger screen not only makes familiar iPhone apps like Calendar, Mail, and Safari look stunning, it also provides screen real estate for more complex elements in the UI. For example, Calendar display a split-sreen view that describes the day's appointments on the left and shows you a color map of used time slots on the right. The split-screen view in Contacts displays you contacts list on the left and the full information for the contact you've selected on the right.

An ebook reader and more

Although not build into the iPad, Apple will offer a free app called iBooks, which will allow you to download and read books from it's new virtual bookstore. The new iBooks store will be accessed from and as easy to use as iTunes.

The ultimate media device?

The iPad is not the world's first tablet PC or the first eBook reader. Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, and others sell Windows-based tablets, and Amazon has had considerable success with it's Kindle. But Apple thinks the iPad will reinvent the category by offering a vastly superior multi-touch interface an easy access to a wide-variety of apps and media via iTunes. Aple hopes to make the iPad the ultimate media device by leveraging it's existing assets which include over 100 million paying iTunes customers, established relationships with music and video content providers, and over 100,000 iPhone OS app developers.