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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.drupalgardens.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.

City Story and iTunes Charges!

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A month or so ago, I posted a review up about an app called City Story. Since then, there have been a few complaints from readers who have incurred excessive charges. The screenshot above (which clearly warns of an In App Purchase), was taken during my testing of the game, and appears in the review. I inquired to the vendor what could have contributed to these cases. A spokesperson for the app responded (see below), but be sure to always pay attention to prompts on your phone when playing this and similar games, and is not advisable to let small children play unattended.



Weather HD for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

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Weather HD is one of those applications that you want on your iPhone, iPad or touch purely for the high-def eye candy, and it's too bad you can't use this app in place of your lock or home screen. The forecasts come from weatherunderground.com, and the app dooesn't do much more than tell you current and forecast weather--no fancy maps, satellite or radar views--but the sky condition animations that accompany the reports are downright cool.



iPod touch 4G Review Wrap-Up

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In my last 2 review posts (unbox here, and main features here), I covered the updated aspects of the powerhouse entertainment and communications handheld device from Apple called the iPod touch. It plays music and video like you would expect from an iPod--but also runs games and many of a myriad of apps designed for iPhone--and now takes pix and records video.



Tap Disc on the App Store!

I will eventually get around to checking it out, but if you are into addictive, simple time-killers, Tap Disk looks like it might be a good one. Tap to collect flying disks and collect points and power-ups...Looks fun!



MorphWiz Wins Billboard Awards Best Music Creation App!

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Plenty of apps for making music now on iOS, but check out what a master can do with an iPad. Amazing Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater fame demonstrates his skillz on the app he helped create called MorphWiz. Read on for the full PR effect...



Redshift in App Store!

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We told you it was coming, and now it's here! A new iOS planetarium and cosmos viewing app called Redshift is now available here. Read on for more info..

"Find selected objects in the sky, identify stars and planets that shine in the real night sky in front of you, perform various amazing 3-D flights and visit the Moon and all planets in our Solar system. Thrilling images present around 500 galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and other Deep Sky objects in large telescope quality. "



MarkdownNote for iPad

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Want to create great looking HTML mass e-mailings, then check out MarkdownNote for the iPad...by codingrobots. You can grab it in the app store here, or see some of the other products offered at the vendor's website here...



iPod touch 4G Review Part 2

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Really am loving the new iPod touch! In my previous unbox post, went over some of the main design aspects, and now will cover it's new features in more detail, and also in contrast to my current 2G model. The touch has a great 3.5" Retina touchscreen, and if you are also upgrading from a 2G, the first thing you will appreciate about it is the crisp and clear way in which the graphics jump out at you. Apple has outfitted this new iPod with some great enhancements on top of what was already a winning product, but I still have a few grumbles.



Free Sonos Controller App for iPad In App Store!

Probably have heard me blathering about my Sonos S5 wireless streaming stereo and how awesome it is. Well, what would you say if I told you there is a slick iPhone controller app for it, and now guess what?...There is one for iPad too (which is optimized for iPad's bigger screen)!



Review: 4G iPod touch Unbox... Slimmer, sleeker and more powerful!

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I doubt a day has passed that I haven't used my 2G iPod touch (8GB model) to check and respond to e-mail (and/or IM), web surf, play and stream music and video, watch TV, control my blu-ray player and media center PC, play games, explore the universe, learn a language (or try to), and even manage our web servers here at IPLife. The list goes on actually too long for this post, which is only the initial unboxing of a multi-part review on the new 4G. The iPod has proven a powerhouse of mobile capability, and is (IMHO) the premier Apple product of all time, though some would likely argue for the iPad in this category (or the iPhone).



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