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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.

Mophie Juice Pack Reserve... Portable Charging Goodness!

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There are tons of great charging gadgets out there (see my brief RichardSolo review here and a more in-depth one by Louis here), but the Mophie juice pack line of products for iPhone/iPod give a lot of charging bang for the buck. If you are interested in keeping your iPhone or iPod topped up with smart battery technology, then you might want to give the reserve a try.



iStart Spanish Review

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As a dabbler of a few languages, I admit that I am not a natural learner. My English is not that good, and it's my native tongue! Anyhoo, I took Spanish in high school, but never could quite get the hang of the tricky rolling r sounds, the masculine and feminine forms, etc. With iStart Spanish on my iPod, I may finally be able to make some progress, and understand some of my wife's favorite TV shows.



Should You Upgrade Your iPod touch 2G?

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You might wonder why owners of the 2nd Gen iPod would bother upgrading it to iOS 4.0. I mean considering it can't multi-task, bluetooth connect to a keyboard, or allow you to change the plain black default background, what's the point? You might be wrong to wonder that though, especially if you also happen to be an owner (and have not yet upgraded). There are some very compelling reasons for grabbing the free iOS 4 update (and some risks). Allow me to walk you through the process, and point out some of the important advantages (and the problems).



Tilt To Live Update Adds Frostbite Mode!

Fast becoming one of my all-time favs and potentially an inductee in the years Best Stuff guide, One Man Left studios create yet another tormenting twister of a challenge with the latest TTL update (see me initial review here).



Shining Force Now on App Store!

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SEGA has released another great game of yore for iOS (see my Sonic review here): The RPG title Shining Force from the Genesis platform. Currently enjoying a fat 4 and a half stars (but it is still new), you might check it out on the App Store your own self here! Planning a review when I get to it meself, so stay tuned!



Turbo Subs Winners!

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 Essentially everyone who has so far commented is a winner in the Turbo Subs giveaway, and in fact I have an extra code, so if you still want a chance to win, I will extend it for 24 hours for the final code (simply comment on this post). The current winners (see below) can claim their codes by following the instructions after the break.

Winners:

tomhollet

yukonxidel

cogdrummer



Use FreeAppAlert to find Free iPhone Apps!

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  Very handy way to discover apps that have gone wild and most importantly FREE, check out the web-site freeappalert from either your iPhone/iPod touch or PC. The site also has the usual tracking services (RSS, Twitter, Facebook, etc) and subscription via e-mail alerts. You never know when you might find that rare free gem that you were prepared to pay 99 cents for...



Last Day to Win a Free Copy of Turbo Subs!!

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Tomorrow, Friday the 21st is the last day in our Turbo Subs giveaway, so don't wait to add your comments here (or to the previous-related posts) to win an iTunes code. Check out Eric's excellent review here, or read on for full contest rules/info. Winners will be announced this coming weekend.



Win a Free Turbo Subs iTunes code…and my mini-review

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Eric wrote a complete and excellent review on his blog, so I decided to simply add my own succinct endorsement, and host a giveaway for this cool time management game. I have to say when I first saw the game start up, I was a little skeptical. I wouldn't want to run a real sub shop, but playing at it is admittedly pretty fun. Read on for blog contest rules and my added impressions of the game. 



New iVandal app released by MerckTech

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MerckTech has released a new pix annotation tool called iVandal, that will let you deface photos and save the changes. You can then share them with your friends. Fun for all ages! Link above, so go check it out...



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