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Free App of the Week: iHeart Radio

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Weekly review of select 'Free' applications from the iPhone App Store.

This week I will be looking at an Internet radio program named, "iHeart Radio".

 



How the iPhone saved me $10 at Walmart using screen capture

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I was not going to blog about this, but recently I saw a post on how Walmart now has an iPhone version of their site.  I have a friend visiting from the UK, and instead of renting a bike for a few days, I did some research and found it cheaper to buy a new one. After a bit of searching, I found a mountain bike for $60 at Walmart on sale. We headed off to the store and it was listed as $69 in the store.


Home Screen Page Turn Alternative

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You probably move from Home Screen to Home Screen by scrolling left/right flicking your finger to throw the pages.

There is an alternative approach, which is sometimes more convenient.

The iPhone allows you to create up to nine (9) Home Screens. The small white dots above the Dock Bar shows the number of screens you have, and indicates which Screen you are currently viewing. The image below indicates we are on Screen #2 (yellow arrow points to dot number 2 of 6).



Home Screen Icon Control

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By default, the iPhone arranges icons on the various Home Screens in a tight configuration that pushes everything up and to the left, leaving all blank spaces at the bottom of the screen.



Apple's iPhone Simulator almost as good as the real thing

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I'm writing this post on an iPhone... not a real phone, but a simulated one that appears on my MacBook screen. it's about 50% larger than actual size, and it's very shiny and realistic looking. But most importantly, it looks and acts just like a real iPhone when it runs Safari.



Customizing the menu Bar

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The iPhone's Menu Bar at the bottom of the screen provides a means to access the most common applications across all Home Screens. While Apple's default choice of Phone/Mail/Safari/iPod may may be just fine for you, if you've ever wanted a different layout, you can have it as the four (default) icons can be readily changed to meet your needs.



AT&T to give free wifi to iPhone users.. again..

Ok, I heard this before. Hopefully they have it working this time. I got a SMS from ATT pointing me to this info on the ATT site on how to gain access:

iPhone users, get started with Wi-Fi



App Store Web site crashes mobile Safari

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I'm new to the iPhone and iPod Touch, so please let me know if I'm missing something obvious... but I just found that one of Apple's Web sites -- a site targeted to iPhone/iPod users -- crashes the mobile browser.  (I have already reported this problem to Apple.)



iPhone Voice Recorder- iTalk by Griffin Technologies

Griffin technologies just released a free iPhone App known as iTalk. I love Griffin Technologies. They have always stepped in and produced products that Apple had not yet gotten around to producing, and with the style befitting Cupertino chic.



Google Earth for the iPhone is out.. And its almost fully cool

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I was pretty excited when I heard this was out.  I downloaded, started exploring and … its ok.



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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