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Earth Flags HD iPad App Review - The World at Your Fingertips

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The world at your fingertips, this is what the Earth Flag app store description page says and that almost suits the app as Earth Flag is just a cool application for your iPad which lets you to hold the world in your hand. You can explore much from lots of countries given and note this is not a navigation app at all.



The Handstand - great for presentations!

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The Handstand is a tool that’s perfect for multi-media presentations, demonstrations, and for using apps that need quick orientation changes.

It provides a good grip and easy manipulation of the iPad. It’s comfortable, too. I have a small hand and it works fine for me. I think a larger hand would be even more comfortable with it.

It doesn’t add a lot of weight, which is also great.



Home Design 3D for iOS - plan your next crib!

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Home Design 3D by Livecad, might be amongst the coolest (and useful) apps for iOS I have found (if only it had Visio integration). The app works well in too many ways to count. If you are planning on redecorating, redesigning a part of your home/apartment, or want to plan your ultimate dream pad, you will want to grab this app.



Apple Gear Group Buying (OrderBorder)

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Here is some news from Sena that you may find helpful and also save some cash on. If you are a Sena customer, you probably also received an offer in your email as well.

Their parent company, Oten Inc., today launched a new group-buying website focused on only Apple related products, the site is: www.orderborder.com

From what I have read, it also has a unique points earning system as well. I can’t see where there is a cost or any risk to this program.



Bing for iPad -- free app offers a great portal to content

Last week Microsoft released Bing for iPad, and the reviews and App Store Customer Reviews are generally ecstatic. It's important to realize that this isn't just a search app. It's a  portal that offers news, weather, trending topics, movie listings, trending topics, maps, traffic updates, and more. And of course it offers searching, including local search and speech recognition. All of this is presented in an attractive format that makes very effective use of swiping to let you quickly browse through a lot of content.



Review: Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger Bag

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If you are looking for a compact messenger bag for your iPad, then this may be an option for you.



3-D demo is good example of amazing things coming thanks to iPad 2 camera

The iPhone camera engendered a huge range of apps that used it for many things other than as a camera: from bar code readers to a heart rate monitor to an aid for those who are color blind. I suspect that the iPad will broaden that range even further. This demo video shows how a developer is using the front-facing camera for head tracking to create a cool 3-D effect.



RichardSolo 9000: Save $20.00

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last Month, I reviewed this mobile charger from Richardsolo.

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-richardsolo-9000-mah-mobile-charger 

If you were planning on getting one, it's currently on sale until Monday. Here are the details from the email I received.

For this week only, save big on the powerful RichardSolo Mobile Charger! This 9000 mAh backup battery connects by USB cable included with your device for charging iPad, all iPhone/iPod models (except shuffle), smartphones, and more.



Customize that iPad!

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Apple might control most of what you see when you turn on your iPad, but that shouldn't stop you from customizing the exterior.  I recently had the opportunity to try three distinct customization options for my new iPad 2, and it was a lot of fun! I thought it would be neat to have my iPad look like an actual printed issue of iPhone Life Magazine!  So I used our Buyer's Guide as my image.  It worked well because the black background could mask any seams and be expanded or cropped as needed.



Ri - New remote for iOS devices available!

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If you are looking for a small remote to manage the growing number of devices in your home entertainment center, check out the Ri. Nearly as small as a quarter, the Ri should work with most hardware, and without the nuisance of fussing with IR codes. Includes a free control app... Read on for a list of features and info from the vendor site...



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.