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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.

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary Review


 There are some things I like about lugging around a real dictionary: it requires no power source, and you can quickly flip to a section and scan page after page. In fact, I would argue that technology has yet to match the human hand/eye coordination and acuity for quickly scanning through written documents, but that’s another post.

PDAmill releasing new iPhone games!


PDAmill,  an apps vendor who has a long-standing habit of creating well-crafted games for the WinMo platform, is bringing some of their favorites over to iPhone and touch. You can check out the current titles here.

G1 vs iPhone Part 4...and wrap up


 This is my final post in the G1 vs iPhone review series.

G1 vs iPhone Part 3


 My last 2 posts were focused on the new G1 and how it stacks up against an iPhone (or even an iPod touch) from a hardware and operating system perspective. The G1 does well, but some of it's best points are still to be revealed... Let's look at the browser, and how some of the messaging applications compare.

G1 vs iPhone Review Part 2


In my previous post, I put up some unboxing pictures of the G1 next to the beloved iPhone and iPod touch. Now let's look at the G1's home screen, menus and OS... 

G1 shootout...and uh, unboxing!


This week I had the priviledge of reviewing the T-Mobile G1. The new phone that runs Google's Android operating system. I'm working up an article focused on product comparisons with the iPhone (and by extension, the touch), but wanted to post a few early screenshots and thoughts. I must say, I regret to have to send it back (it's an eval unit)... The iPhone wins the opening round no doubt, but version 2 of the flexible G1 might be a different story.

Gaze at the Heavens with Star Walk!


Star Walk is a pocket planetarium for your iPhone or iPod touch. Serious astronomers may need a more sophisticated tool, but I find myself burning through countless hours exploring the cosmos now. Shoot, I might go buy a darn telescope, and finally embrace my uber-geekiness!

Merriam-Webster now on iPhone!


""IRVINE, Calif. – November, 2008 - Paragon Software Group, a leading technology developer for mobile devices and desktop PCs, launches the world-famous Merriam-Webster’s dictionaries for iPhone and iPod touch users. This dictionary line, providing one-click access to comprehensive word and phrase definitions, consists of one explanatory and two bilingual – Spanish-English and French-English dictionaries."

Turn your iPhone/iPod Touch into a network drive with free Files app


If you want to transfer files from machine to machine on your network (without using a USB drive), there is a very simple application available in the iTunes App store called "Files lite". Look under the Productivity category to find it. It is an ingenious and free (if somewhat limited) way to turn your iPhone or Touch into a network attached storage device, as well as expand the ability to share files.

Shout out to iTunes Customer Support!--and a warning about product versions...

I recently posted about buying a game where I screwed up in the purchasing process, and initially bought the standard iPod version before I figured it out, and had to go back and buy the game again for my iPod Touch. I reported this to the iTunes Store customer service (by using the "report a problem" link from the e-mailed receipt), and the rep decided to cut me a break and reverse the charge (thanks Matt). That's some righteously decent customer service I'd say. Really, he didn't have to do it, because of course... All sales are considered final there.

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