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Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.

Currently a realtor in Vermont at Keller Williams Green Mountain Properties, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, and iPad. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.

Now Even The iPad Knows It's Place

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With Christmas right around the corner, you may still be looking for that perfect gift for that someone who has all the gadgets, including an iPad. It may be cliche to say that what they need is something to carry them in, but here is something I bet yoiu never thought of......clothing that will carry all your gadgets at once....including an iPad. Yea, I know!

Well ScotteVest sells clothing for the gadget geek in your life. Even the Woz wears one.



The Daily Show App Has Arrived!

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TV news has changed quite a bit in the last number of years. When a comedian takes over Walter Cronkite's "Most Trusted Name In News" title, I can only shake my head and wonder. That being said, I love the Daily Show. So much so, I download it from iTunes to watch it on my iPad, since I don't have cable. I think it is a bargain at $10 for 16 episodes.



Everything iPad

I am always scouring the web for iPad and iPhone news, tips and apps. My first stop has always been iPhoneLife.com, even before I started writing on this blog. But then my second stop has been iPad.net. They are dedicated to iPad and always have stories and information that I don't see anywhere else. They have tips, news and some of the best wallpaper images I have ever seen. If you have an iPad, you have to stop by iPad.net and see what they do. I am certain they will make it into your bookmark tab.

 

 



iBooks and Education

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When Apple developed iBooks, the first thing that I thought of was how one app could revolutionize the education market. I imagined all the times I walked a mile across campus carrying 20 lbs. of books and thought what a miracle it could be to students around the world to be able to carry only an iPad.



HootSuite Finally Comes To The iPad!

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HootSuite is now my new best friend when it comes to Twitter applications. The interface is clean and easy to understand and I can manage all my social networking sites in one app. I have been using HootSuite (free) on my iPod Touch and online for some time but couldn't take using it on my iPad in the iPhone mode......but no more. They just came out with an iPad rewrite that is glorious.



How Do You Use Your iDevice?

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I just discovered this in iTunes developed by Apple. It is a continuing series of interviews with corporate execs talking about how they have integrated iPhones and iPads into their businesses. I love this type of thing. By watching and hearing how people from all walks of life are using iPhones and iPads, I get so many ideas for all those people that ask me why they should buy iStuff.



Problem Solved!

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I use my iPod Touch for all my media listening. I listen to podcasts all the time....more than I listen to music. I listen when I am driving, exercising, working outside, waiting for my wife while she is shopping.....like I said, all the time. My biggest frustration with every set of earbuds I tried, was that every time I took them out to talk with someone, all I could do was hold them in my hand or stuff them in my pocket. I would also have to pull out my iPod and pause it.



Fill Out Forms On Your iPad

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Imagine you have a form or a contract that you would like to fill out in real time on your iPad. What do you do? I'll tell you what, download Sign My Pad ($3.99) onto your iPad right now! It is developed by Autriv.com

This app will take any pdf and allow you to mark it up in ways that no other annotator will. You can actually fill out forms, check boxes, fill in dates, and add initials or signatures.



Make Your Own Stamp for E-Mail.

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Hurry, Hurry. This app is free for today only. It's normally $1.99.

With this app you create a postage stamp for outgoing e-mails with any photo on your device, take a photo in real time, or load a map (think aerial of location from google maps). It is very straight forward and adds fun and originality to your e-mails.



Podcast Heaven, the place you go when you just have to know more.

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I am a podcast addict. I admit it. There is no 12 step program for me so I indulge and I am better because of it. I listen to podcasts, watch video podcasts, watch instructional videos....I can't get enough.



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