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Free City Story App Released!

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Described as a cross between SimCIty and Farmville, this simulation game (called City Story) is currently at the price of FREE in the app store, so go grab it! With the added wrinkle that you can also invite Facebook pals to join you as neighbors in the game (whatever that means), might be interesting. Requires a network connection to play. When I get some time, will try to swing back and do a review. App store link above...enjoy!



Whistle Phone Updated

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The Whistle VOIP app recently received an upgrade. If you are a current customer, you would have received that same email also. What I like about this app is that it's Free to call anywhere in the continental US. So what if you have to wait 10-15 seconds after listening to an ad before your call is connected (That is how is stays free). While, I do not use it every day, it does come in handy, especially when I can save a few bucks on a long distance call or use it as a back up service.

One of their newest updated features, for a Limited Time though, is to use as many pushes as you want.



Get ready for iSchool

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Though Apple designed the iPhone, iPod and iPad to be very user friendly and intuitive devices, they do take some adjusting to especially as they move further into roles computers have held - email, word processing, spread sheet, powerpoint, etc and are becoming more common in business, and educational functions.



It's happening in Freeport Maine!

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I should have seen this one coming, Freeport (free) is an app designed around good eating, shopping and fun in Freeport, Maine.  This is a good first attempt by the Freeport Merchants Association at touting a variety of attractions in Freeport using a smartphone app.  



Looking for a Home?

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With back to school just around the corner, real estate sales will be experiencing an uptick. Maybe it's because vacations have come to an end, but historically sales pick up in the fall. Realtor.com is the most used site for searching and researching homes for sale, and has just updated their iPhone app.



Cheap cellular and data for your iPhone, iPad and iPod!

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It is official, Truphone is amazing and it's cheap, really, really cheap cell phone service!

In a world where jailbreaking and unlocking your iPhone is now a right, you would think carriers would catch on that the world is changing and they should  unshackle us from those chains of service contracts for cellular and data plans. 



App Review - Zip Buddy

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Have you ever needed to mail a package from a different location, and didn't know the zip code there?



How far are you walking? Find out with DistCalc

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This is a nifty app, especially for those of you who like to walk or hike trails. With DistCalc, you tap out a path, while the app measures the distance. (You can measure in miles, kilometers, yards, or meters.)



Elgato EyeTV Hybrid Back To School Special Edition!

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Want to record digital or analog TV signals on your Mac? Want to watch your recordings on an iPod, iPhone, or iPad via iTunes transfer or live streaming? Want to get a $15 iTunes gift card in the bargain? Then, go check out the latest compact TV Tuner device from Elgato called the  EyeTV Hybrid (Special Edition). Until 3 Sep, it comes with the gift card (valid only in USA). To learn more you can go here. Also can check out my review of the Elgato Video Capture device here.



Navigon is 1 Year Old and You Get the Present

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Navigon AG, the company behind the highly rated iPhone GPS navigation app, NAVIGON MobileNavigator, announced that it would be reducing prices of its different versions by 50% in honor of its 1st birthday.  This represents a significant savings over the regular price. However, these prices are good only until August 15th They also announced the addition of a new version which covers just the United States.



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

The iPhone has become a benchmark for all other smartphones to compete with.  Reviews on the cases, accessories, apps, wallpapers and more are located below.  Here are a couple of Articles that showcase what we have to offer.  For eaxample, iPhone 4S by Alex Cequea (iPhone Life Magazine Editor in Chief).

In that article, Alex says that the iPhone 4S has the exact same physical form factor as the iPhone 4. However, the insides are a whole different story, and Apple tried to make that very clear. The most notable improvements are the 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, the A5 dual-core processor (same as the iPad 2), and an improved battery life (8 hours of 3G talk time, 200 hours of standby). As far as the capabilities, the new Siri Assistant feature was the highlight of the show. The Siri Assistant recognizes natural language and can answer questions such as, "What's the temperature out today?" Combined with the phone's GPS, you can say something like, "Remind me to call my wife when I get to work." The Assistant will not only know who your "wife" is, it'll also know where "work" is and pop up a reminder to "call Marcy" when you get there."

Here's another great article, The Best iPhone 4 Cases. This article goes on to explain that like its iPhone predecessors, cases have become one of the most popular ways to accessorize your cell phone. Most cell phone consumers buy a case bundled with their new phone to protect it from day one. And who can blame them? Mobile devices have become hugely valuable and expensive items; you want to protect them the best way you can. There are literally hundreds of cases on the market. Let's examine the different options available on the market to help you choose the one that's right for you.


What to know how to create your own app?  "The first step in creating an app is to understand what you want to create and how you will measure its success. Make sure the idea is well vetted and there is a solid business case behind it. There are roughly 600 new apps submitted to Apple each day—what is going to differentiate your app from the thousands that are already available and being launched each week? Here are some questions you’ll want to ask when getting your app idea..."

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