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iCircuit Review

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Readers of my reviews may recall my enthusiastic review of Electronic Toolbox HD.  While that product provided a good deal of depth on basic electronic parts and calculations, it lacked a simulator to assemble such parts into a functional design.  iCircuit fulfills this need exceptionally well.



Mophie Launches Juice Pack Powerstation... Hoooah!

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Mophie adds a beefy charger to their juice pack line (see my reserve review here) that will top up your iOS devices faster, and works with the iPad! The new powerstation brings the heat with 2.1 amps of output packed into a 3600 mAh battery, and looks like the big brother to the keychain-sized reserve. Read on for more PR details...

 



Try Media Maker 9 and Enter to Win an iPad or iPod!!

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If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for good media tools, and in this case you might win an iPad or iPod. NTI is offering (until Oct 31, 2010), automatic entry in an on-line contest to everyone who grabs a download of the latest Windows Media Maker 30-day trial  software... Read on for full PR info...

 

Media Maker 9 Easily Edit, Burn, and Share Your Digital Memories



Great review of iOS 4.2 for iPad, includes video demo

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I can't wait until iOS 4.2 comes out in November. This review on Gizmodo makes it sound like it'll be a real upgrade for my iPad. The review covers features such as multitasking, folders, wireless printing, and Game Center. The biggest surprise of the review is that the orientation lock button will be onscreen and the current physical button will be a mute button, as on the iPhone.  And you'll be able to control brightness from the taskbar.



Hire a Reading Tutor for $1.99!

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ABC PocketPhonics can give your child a head start in school. For only $1.99, you can “hire” this nifty phonics tutor to prepare your beginning reader and writer for school. And it works!



Puzzle Agent HD Game Review

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The White House needs its erasers and calls upon U.S. Department of Puzzle Research agent Nelson Tethers to solve the mystery of why the supplier, the Scoggins Eraser Company, is unable to deliver them.



A Tale of Two Books: Pedlar Lady and Dracula!

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I've written before about the power of a truly interactive multimedia eBook reader, but two iPad apps have really taken the idea and run with it.  The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross is a unique children's book with a hauntingly stark design.



There's an App for that: Ultimate Frisbee

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As the app store grows, apps are being developed to fill all areas of our life. From astronomy to hunting there's now an app for that. This is the first of what i hope will be a regular column looking at apps for niche markets that may surprise you. This first blog will look at a niche market that's near to my heart-- Ultimate Frisbee.


Ultimate is the fastest growing sport in America. For those of you who have never heard of ultimate, here is a brief description from the USA ultimate website.



Trident Kraken Cases Protect iPhone or iPad from Damage!

Looking for a case that will totally protect your iPhone or iPad from impact, water and more? Check out Trident's line of rugged cases... see video or web-site for more info...



This Contact Manager is a Keeper

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This contacts manager is an app that will stay for ever on your iPhone once you try it. After you open it up you will see that the developer was thinking about the you and what you'd want to do.

Within each contact you can e-mail or text with one tap....and it will keep a history of them within that contact. So if you want to know, or document, when you sent a text, e-mail or phone call to a particular person, all you have to do is pull them up and look under the History tab.



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.