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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.

Tweetsii — free app for location-based tweeting

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I don't use Twitter that much, but I like the idea of Tweetsii. This newly released free app lets you see what people around you are tweeting. It also lets you "geo-tag" your tweets so that they're associated with a particular place, and you can add photos to the tweets. A wide range of other features include the ability to see what's trending nearby, see tweets from particular locations worldwide, and much more. Pretty amazing.



Six best photography apps

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Macworld has a useful short article based on an interview with Glyn Evans of iPhonography.com. It's a top website if you're into using your iPhone's camera to take photos. And during the interview, Evans identified his six favorite photography apps. They include Perfectly Clear ($2.99) which automatically sharpens and brightens your photos.



Apple's history of "failures" — Will the iPad repeat?

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There's a great short article in The Week that goes through a list of Apple's innovative products and how critics panned them when they were announced — and how they turned out to be game-changers. It covers the Macintosh, the Newton (the only one that didn't really succeed), the iMac, the iPod, and the iPhone. My guess is that the iPad will follow in the tradition of making a difference. I think they've done it again.



GameFinder — free app helps you find games you like

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GameFinder (free) is a new app that helps you find games in a variety of ways. According to the press release, you can check out games that were recently reviewed on Slide To Play, a website that focuses on reviewing games and that has developed the app. You can also explore games by genre, or browse through lists such as STP Games of the Month, zombie-themed games, Match-3 puzzles, first-person shooters, games under a dollar, and more.



Kim Komando writes about 5 must-have apps for iPhone photography

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Kim Komando posted a great article today titled 5 must-have apps for digital photos. They range from the free Photoshop.com Mobile for editing your photos to the $4.99 Focalware, for finding the best time of day to shoot outdoors. 



App Genie, which offers dozens of tools in one app, now has a free version

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I like the idea of App Genie — a single app filled with over 30 functions. It's like having many apps in one. It includes an amazing of useful tools: converters, translator, barcode scanner, country facts, nutritional information, speedometer, and many more. The newly released free version, App Genie Lite, lets you select three of the tools to use for free. 



Stanford University study finds people are addicted to their iPhones

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A recent survey done at Stanford University found that many iPhone users are addicted to their iPhones. How bad is it? Perhaps the most telling finding is that 75% of respondents admitted to falling asleep with their iPhone in bed with them. Read more on Yahoo. Interestingly, the author of the study said that it's not necessarily unhealthy to be addicted to one's iPhone and characterized it as an extension of the mind. Still, the survey did reveal that it can interfere with relationships. And me?



Everyday Looper — you've got to see this to believe it!

Everyday Looper is an app that lets you record bits of audio and then loops it so that you can record on top of it.



Macworld video covers outstanding iPhone, iPod accessories

This is a great, 5-minute video from Macworld that shows you some of the best accessories for your iPhone or iPod.



Slight delay with iPad — coming April 3

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Apple announced today that the iPad would be available on April 3. I am so looking forward to the reaction of consumers and hope that it's a game-changer in the same way that the iPhone has been. The version with WiFi only will be available first, with the version that adds 3G later this month. As announced earlier, the WiFii-only models will start at $499, and the 3G models at $629.



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