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MyShelf Review - Note syncing bliss without the privacy issues!

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I really gave Evernote a huge try. Pumped loads of web info, article research, photos and screenshots in there.  Even had my camera SD card configured to post images to my account (check out my review here on how to do this). The love affair ended really not because of any one thing, but a lot of nuisances. General sluggishness and sync issues that crept in. Bigger problems like somehow losing extensive posts or article content I had spent hours crafting, and more obnoxious things like crashing and hanging up. If you looking for an app that can give you simple note/interest gathering capability with little in the way of distractions, you might want to try out MyShelf as an alternative. It won't knock EN off it's lofty perch, but it does let you share note and interest data across your devices.



Gibbets 2 for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

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Gibbits 2 is an innovative arcade puzzle game where you have to help someone who is hanging from a hangman’s rope.  While this may sound quite simple and straight forward, it is actually a bit more complex than that.  To free the hanging man you need to carefully aim your bow and arrow to cut the rope.  Of course, you have to be extra careful not to accidently hit the man causing him further injury, and if you take too long he will die from suffocation. 



Browse and download anything to iPhone with Download Expert!

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While reviewing Download Expert, I noted a rather annoying bug (at least for an English-reading person like myself). The app's browser was returning search queries in Cyrillic script, due to redirection to Google's .ua domain. I was mad, because I really wanted to review this ingenuous universal file downloading app, with it's cool 3-D cube browser! I asked the devs to fix it, after which I would try it again when it was available (quick tip--grab previously installed apps from iCloud), and not only did the folks at Synaptic Wave deliver, they dropped the price to $1.99! So I'll be posting up a full review later, but wanted to get the news out that the app is fixed, and very reasonably priced--also now with Dropbox support. If you want to download videos, images, files of all kinds to your iOS device, this is the app you need... Grab it at the link above! YouTube vid follows the break...



Use Streamweaver to effortlessly stitch together camera angles!

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You and your friends are at the game, and a fly ball sails up over your section. You and 2 of your buddies capture hilarious clips of another friend dashing and clawing his way through the crowd to the abandoned level above to retrieve the trophy. After the game, you compare the individual videos thinking how cool it would be to be able to stitch together the different angles side-by-side into one super funny production. Now you can, and it's easy and free, using Streamweaver... Full PR about this excellent startup effort follows.



Revealed: Why Apple switched Maps app

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All Things D reported today why Apple switched to their own maps solution from the popular Google app: Google refused to enable voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. A maps app without voice-guided directions is problematic, because you have to take your eyes off the road to look at your phone. I paid $50 this summer for the Tom Tom app and found the voice directions invaluable when I was traveling.



Ultimate Shopping List for iPhone

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The world is becoming a hugely digital society, and the pen and paper technique that we all used to use is coming closer and closer to being obsolete. One thing that people still tend to do with the pen, though, is write out their schedules, shopping lists, and other little notes that act as reminders throughout the day. Well, now you can put down the pen once more, because the new app by Custom Mobile Apps Pty Ltd will allow you to organize your shopping lists right on your smartphone. The Ultimate Shopping List app puts all of your lists in an organized, easily navigational format so everyday errands can become a bit simpler.



Free iPhone 5/iOS 6 user guide ebook from Apple; Alternate maps app

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In my experience, ebook guides to iOS can be very helpful, such as the one I bought that covers all aspects of iCloud. And now for the lucky owners of the new iPhone 5, Apple has released the free ebook iPhone User Guide for iOS 6. You can download it from the iBook Store or via iTunes. You can also access this book in your browser as a pdf file.



Boom The Rock App Review

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If you are looking for a game that will have you finding it hard to let go of your iPhone, then Boom the Rock is what you want. It combines all of the best qualities in mobile games, making it a perfect candidate for your next gaming adventure. I knew, from the minute I started to play, that I was in for some fun and that I was going to be playing this game for a while. Reminiscent of some of the older style arcade games, souped up with great graphics and a creative, cartoony look, Boom the Rock is a great creation from Hooligans Entertainment. The game may not be popular yet, but I see it becoming one of the most played games this year.



The Iron Mouse App Review

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There are some pretty fantastic games available for the iPhone and the iPad, each with its own set of challenges, its own creativity, and its own unique design. One that really stood though was called The Iron Mouse. The gameplay was clever, the scenery and design were colorful, and it is always a fun play. Some games are only fun and interesting for the first few levels, but then they get boring as you get used to the gameplay. The Iron Mouse however, is super addictive and will leave you struggling to put down your device. It shares some of the best qualities of today’s most popular games, but rest assured it remains an entirely unique game.



Best iPhone Apps, iPad Apps, iPod Touch Apps | iPhone Life Magazine

We review the Best iPhone Apps, iPad Apps, and iPod Touch Apps.  Whether you want to play a game (like Chillingham Manor), navigate with GPS, or discover new apps, you can easily get lost.  There are so many on the market and the number is increasing on a daily basis.  So where to begin?  The following examples are just a few of what is out there.

The Head Finder is one of the iPhone apps around. It is a task management or schedule management that helps you organize all the different things you have to do.  It has a very simple user interface and it seems they designed all the most common functions to be done with as little tapping and typing as possible which is a real time saver.  Several time management apps, in the past, have seemed to waste more time entering events and tasks into the app than you might save by being more organized.  With Head Finder you can have a new task entered in less than thirty seconds with their quick three tap process to create a reminder.

Another one of the best Iphone apps we've seen is The JumiCam. This app allows you to view streaming video from any web cam you want with ease.  It's easy to set up the software on your PC and then connect your phone to see what's going on at your house.  The JumiCam also works very well on either a 3G connection or WiFi. This app allows you to connect to as many different web cams as you want so you can monitor your entire house while you're away if you want.  It can really take the place of an entire security service if you wanted it to.  There are many ways to use this, from keeping an eye on a babysitter while you're out on a date to making sure your pet is safe at home while you're at work.

As the name describes, U.S. Traveller is made for travelers that call the United States their home and travel to countries outside their own. In opening the iPhone app, on the "Countries" tab, you are presented with a list of countries & their correlating flags. The added flags next to the country names are a nice touch, especially since most people can quickly find a country based on visual representation versus textual representation. You can travel from the U.S. to numerous countries - Chile, Argentina, Germany & Italy to name a few. This may not adequately prepare you for the countries you visit, but this will for sure help you. The amount of information and the ease of access it gives to people is incredibly invaluable.