Facebook Camera App for iOS Review

Facebook Camera App for iOS Review

Facebook has just increased their visibility in the iOS market. They have had a Facebook app, that has its own share of problems, for awhile. The photo uploading options with this are definitely limited. Recently Facebook acquired the rights to the Instagram service, and many thought they would be moving their photos in that direction, […]

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Tinychat For Web Allows You to Chat, Listen to Music And Draw Simultaneously

Tinychat For Web Allows You to Chat, Listen to Music And Draw Simultaneously

While everyone knows about Skyping and Facebook Chat, TinyChat is much lesser known. Just like the other forms of chatting, TinyChat is available across multiple platforms. It’s available both on the web as well as on mobile devices. However, unlike the others, you can do more than chat. You can also listen to music or […]

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Bodega – A Great Alternative to Mac App Store

Bodega – A Great Alternative to Mac App Store

This goes under the category of “Things You Didn’t Even Know You Wanted.” It never even occurred to me that there might be alternatives out there to the Mac Store. It was just fulfilling a need. Up until a few years ago, we didn’t even have a Mac Store, and just having one seemed to […]

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Coco: Voice Messaging For iOS And Android

Coco: Voice Messaging For iOS And Android

A few months back I reviewed the Voxer app. It was an app that worked both on Android as well as iOS mobile devices to message with text, voice, and pictures. It didn’t appear to be an app that was created for iOS, but adapted for it. Yet, it seemed it was the only horse […]

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6 Little Known iPad Secrets

6 Little Known iPad Secrets

There’s nothing more rewarding than finding out new tips or secrets on your favorite device. I’m on my second iPad since last summer, and I’m still finding new tips or tricks. Each time I find one it brings out a raised eyebrow and makes me realize how easy things would be had I known about […]

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Help For Using Gmail in iOS

Help For Using Gmail in iOS

Apple doesn’t always play well with others, and when it comes to the mobile operating system iOS, it can be even worse. Their relationship, or lack thereof, with Adobe and their flash video is well documented. Another entity that doesn’t get along with the system is GMail. It works, but it’s hindered in some ways […]

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Dolphin Browser For iOS Allows You To Use Your Own Gestures

Dolphin Browser For iOS Allows You To Use Your Own Gestures

No matter how many times Apple update the mobile Safari and the Mail app, they’re still boring. There aren’t too many choices for Mail, but there are many alternative browsers to Safari. They all have their one or two extra functions that separate them from one another, but Dolphin Browser seems to have a lot […]

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Save to Read Later on All Your Devices With Pocket

Save to Read Later on All Your Devices With Pocket

There are many different ways to save web pages in a list to read later. Most browsers, including the ones on iOS devices, include an option for saving articles to read later, Instapaper is an app available on almost any device that does many things aside from saving articles to read later, but it costs […]

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How to Turn Any Printer Into an AirPrint Printer

How to Turn Any Printer Into an AirPrint Printer

Even though there is absolutely nothing wrong with my Epson printer, I was thinking of getting a new one. I wanted the ability to print anything on my iPhone or iPad. I can print some things and can do extra work to print almost anything, but it would sure work much better if I could just print anything like I could on a Mac or with an AirPrint printer. Luckily, there is one way that you can use to turn your printer into a airprint capable printer.

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Solving the WiFi Problem on the New iPad

Solving the WiFi Problem on the New iPad

No matter how great the technology being developed, they can never be bug-free. There’s always something unexpected that goes wrong, causing the manufacturer to have to quickly problem-solve to keep their customers happy. Apple seems to have their share of these types of problems, whether they just have many problems, or whether theirs just become […]

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Is the $40 Pricetag for Omnifocus for iPad Worth It?

Is the $40 Pricetag for Omnifocus for iPad Worth It?

Curiosity finally got the best of me. When I peruse new apps and lists of the “top” or “best” apps, the productivity app, OmniFocus, consistently shows up. I’m a sucker for anything that’s going to make my life and/or work easier. I would always look into it on iTunes, but the $79.99 pricetag for the […]

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How to Protect Your New iPad

How to Protect Your New iPad

Unlike laptops, iPads don’t have a ready-made hard case that keep it protected naturally. Laptops close up to make the screen inaccessible to being scratched or broken, and to keep the contents on the hard drive safe. While iPads can do many of the same things as a laptop and can be easier to work […]

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Project-Building Made Easy with Corkulous App [iOS]

Project-Building Made Easy with Corkulous App [iOS]

Apps to help jot down ideas and map out productivity are a dime a dozen. While they all look like they could be of great service to you, they often don’t pan out. Once you download them, you find they are of limited help to you, if any. Finding a Productivity app that can actually […]

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The Complete HDTV Buying Guide

The Complete HDTV Buying Guide

Just at the technology behind a computer or mobile device changes as quickly as you can walk out of the store with it in your hand, the technology behind buying a new television can change just as quickly. When buying any of these devices, you want to make sure you have the latest in everything, […]

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New iPad App Survival Kit: Essential Apps to Install On Your New iPad

New iPad App Survival Kit: Essential Apps to Install On Your New iPad

The App Store seems to have a skewed idea of the basic necessities for operating an iPad. They offer a collection of applications that they refer to as the “Apps Starter Kit,” but the apps included are far from necessities. Discussing with potential new iPad owners what they would need to run an iPad, it […]

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Retina Display Technology Explained (MTE Explains)

Retina Display Technology Explained (MTE Explains)

Apple doesn’t just invent new electronic devices, they also invent new technology. They’re behind the technology they have decided to call Retina Display. It was first introduced in the iPhone, and now it’s also in the iPod Touch and the iPad. Is Retina Display nothing but a fancy term? Or is it a technology that […]

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How the New iPad Stack Up Against iPad 2

How the New iPad Stack Up Against iPad 2

With the recent release of the new iPad, the question out there for many people is if it’s really worth it to upgrade to the new iPad after just a year of iPad 2 ownership. Is it really worth it go out there and spend another $500 plus just for a new one? Apple is […]

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Finding Grammatical Errors with Spellcheck Plus [iOS]

Finding Grammatical Errors with Spellcheck Plus [iOS]

If there is anything that is the most embarrassing as a writer, it’s making absent-minded grammatical errors. Most writing and productivity apps have a built-in spell check, but those don’t find the grammatical errors, those mistakes that we know are wrong, but that are just made in error. The SpellCheck Plus app helps catch those […]

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Photon, A Browser with FlashPlayer for iOS

Photon, A Browser with FlashPlayer for iOS

If there’s been one knock against the Apple iOS system, it’s the inability to access FlashPlayer content. It’s become a very integral part of using the Internet. Everyone has given up on Adobe and Apple working out their differences to get something worked out, even with Steve Jobs’ death. This means we have to stop […]

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iPhoto For iOS Review

iPhoto For iOS Review

It seemed so strange for Apple to only have iPhoto available for desktop and laptop computers, but not have it for their mobile devices. They tried to add some editing capabilities to the Photos app, but that wasn’t nearly enough. Finally, with the release of an iPad with a much better camera, comes a matching […]

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Airplane Mode: What Does It Really Do?

Airplane Mode: What Does It Really Do?

There is something called “Airplane Mode” that’s used when you’re onboard a flight. Have you wondered what exactly does airplane mode mean? Let’s find out.

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WebMD for iOS: A Useful App For Medical Issues on the Go

WebMD for iOS: A Useful App For Medical Issues on the Go

With healthcare prices the way they are, and with insurance sometimes being difficult to muddle through, managing your healthcare on your own can be a good thing. This is where the WebMD app for iOS comes in handy. The first thing we do these days when we have a symptom is ask our friends for […]

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Travelocity App For iOS Finally Does It All

Travelocity App For iOS Finally Does It All

It seems the travel industry is starting to come into the modern age. They seem to finally be realizing that our lives are conducted online and on the go. It’s been a long wait for an iOS travel app that could do it all, but the Travelocity app was worth the wait. Up until now, […]

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Free WiFi Finder Apps for iOS

Free WiFi Finder Apps for iOS

The more computing becomes a part of our daily life, the more having a WiFi connection becomes a necessity. For me, that’s become a main factor in determining some of the places I go, especially when I travel. Whether I’m working away from home, or just keeping up with my friends and family via email […]

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Finally, A Full Photo Editing App For iOS Devices

Finally, A Full Photo Editing App For iOS Devices

One of the most anticipated features of iOS 5 was the photo editing capabilities. The edits that are now possible in the Photos app are helpful and in some ways plenty, but there are times when more editing is desired, causing a return to a computer to do a more complete job of editing. Most […]

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Find My iPhone as a Native iOS App

Find My iPhone as a Native iOS App

Find My iPhone now comes as a standard app with iOS 5. It used to be both limiting and complicated, but now it just works along with iCloud, another iOS 5 freebie.

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Apple Textbooks: On Its Way to Revolutionizing Education

Apple Textbooks: On Its Way to Revolutionizing Education

The latest brainchild out of the Apple idea factory is textbooks that are published through their iBooks app. While it may seem like Apple is sticking its nose in an area it doesn’t need to be in, the ideas so far, in just the beginning stages of the program, are definitely admirable. It’s easy to […]

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How to Add Photos to Facebook on iPad More Easily

How to Add Photos to Facebook on iPad More Easily

If there’s one thing that bothers me about the Facebook app for iPad, it’s that I can’t add captions onto my photos. I can do that by opening Facebook in Safari, but I can’t add the photos through there, nor can I do batch photos. This means a process of constantly moving back and forth […]

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How to Keep Data on iOS Device Private

How to Keep Data on iOS Device Private

One of the problems with iOS devices is that they are so universal and can do so many different things that they often aren’t used by just one person. Yet sometimes you have pictures, notes, and websites that you might not want the whole family privy to. That’s where My Secret App comes in handy. […]

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Keeping Your Kids Safe on iOS Devices

Keeping Your Kids Safe on iOS Devices

If there is one thing more disturbing on the news these days, it’s the amount of trusted adults that are being arrested for sexual offenses on kids. It makes parents lose all sense of how to keep their children safe, when they don’t even know if the child’s teacher, coach, uncle, or neighbor can be […]

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Performing Search In iOS: What’s Your Alternatives?

Performing Search In iOS: What’s Your Alternatives?

With iOS, there are choices when using a search engine. You can either use it from within Safari or another browser, just like you would in Mac OS, or you can use a separate search engine app. Which option you choose depends much on personal preference. There are even several choices for different search engine […]

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Two Apps to Help With Craigslist Search [iPad]

Two Apps to Help With Craigslist Search [iPad]

Craigslist is maturing into the premiere way for people to place their classified ads, whether it be to sell merchandise, place a personal ad, or look for a job. There are so many different Craiglist lists out there that it can get a big overwhelming, but a few iPad apps make that entire process much […]

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Examining the Memory Hogs of iOS

Examining the Memory Hogs of iOS

The worst thing about the iPhone and iPad also happens to be the best thing. They do too much. It’s easy to assimilate them into our lives, and before long they become indispensable. But, soon we have our whole lives on these devices and they become overloaded. How do we manage the memory? I’ve been […]

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Amazon Cloud Reader: An Improved Reading Experience For The iPad

Amazon Cloud Reader: An Improved Reading Experience For The iPad

Just in case catching up with your reading wasn’t easy enough on the Kindle apps for iOS and Mac, Amazon has made it even easier. Previously, iOS apps turned the iPhone and iPad into Kindles, and allowed the same reading experience on a Mac. Now they have taken the experience one step further. It’s not […]

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Turn Your iPhone or Android Into a Walkie Talkie

Turn Your iPhone or Android Into a Walkie Talkie

Suddenly messaging people just got much easier. The Voxer app turns your iOS device into a walkie talkie, but also allows you to send text messages and pictures like you would with a regular text message. All three can be mixed within a conversation. I wasn’t even looking for such an app, but now having […]

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Get the News You Want with the Zite App for iOS

Get the News You Want with the Zite App for iOS

One of our local newspapers isn’t even printing a paper anymore on Saturdays. This has to be the direct result of the ability to get the news on a computer or mobile device. The Zite app for iOS helps defeat the newspaper world even more by only delivering the news you want.

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Roku Streaming Player Review (Why I Chose It Over Apple TV)

Roku Streaming Player Review (Why I Chose It Over Apple TV)

I’ve been using Apple computers since 1989 and have been buying them since 1993. I have not have just Macs in my home, but an iPhone and iPad as well. Yet, when it came to buying a product to connect the Internet to my TV, I chose a Roku instead of Apple TV. I’m still […]

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Use Calvetica As An Alternative to iOS Calendar App

Use Calvetica As An Alternative to iOS Calendar App

The Calendar and Reminders apps in the iOS software definitely work better since the release of iOS 5, but is there something better out there? If you go to the App Store, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices of To Do List apps and Calendar apps. Where do you start? […]

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Watch Continuous Videos On YouTube With NowBox [iPad]

Watch Continuous Videos On YouTube With NowBox [iPad]

Ever wish you could just watch YouTube videos continuously without the constant searching in between each find, good or bad? NowBox for iPad makes it all possible. Sure, within YouTube itself you can save your favorite videos to a playlist to watch in a constant stream, but what about videos that are new to you? […]

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DataMan Pro Tracks Your Data Usage Realtime [iOS]

DataMan Pro Tracks Your Data Usage Realtime [iOS]

Knowing exactly how much data you are using with your iOS devices is more important than ever. Not only are unlimited data pans harder and harder to come by, but every single thing you do now on a cell phone seems to be sucking up the data. It’s becoming a necessity to know how much […]

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Alfred Takes Guesswork Out of Finding Restaurant to Go

Alfred Takes Guesswork Out of Finding Restaurant to Go

How many times do you have plans to go out to dinner or lunch, but can’t decide where to go? Alfred, what some fans are calling “Pandora for the real world”, helps take the guesswork out of finding new local businesses. This iOS app helps make that decision-making process much easier for you. Just like […]

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7 Free Apps to Listen to the Radio on the iPad

7 Free Apps to Listen to the Radio on the iPad

I don’t always want to listen to my own music on the iPad. Many times I simply enjoy listening to the radio. I have an app that I have used for years on the iPhone and now use it as well on the iPad. However, it has become very outdated and wasn’t working as well […]

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Flight Planning Made Easy With Hipmunk App For iOS

Flight Planning Made Easy With Hipmunk App For iOS

I don’t do a massive amount of traveling, but I do travel once or twice a year, usually something that combines fun with visiting family. Booking your own flights online has made great strides since the early days of the Internet where consumers were basically using travel agents’ systems to build their own itineraries. While […]

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Work Remotely On Windows/Mac From Your iOS Devices

Work Remotely On Windows/Mac From Your iOS Devices

This is something I’ve been thinking about for awhile. If we can use our iOS devices as remotes for desktop computers, and if we can run desktop computer screens remotely from another computer, why not run  desktop computer screens remotely with an iOS device? Researching it, I found there are many apps claiming to do […]

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Keep Your Music Library Synced Across Multiple Computers With iTunes Match

Keep Your Music Library Synced Across Multiple Computers With iTunes Match

iTunes Match is yet another music service by Apple that made it much easier to keep all your music synced and make them available from Windows to Mac, iPod, iPad and iPhone. We’re a family that puts great importance on our music, and because of that, we have every musical device that’s able loaded up […]

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How to Understand Terms and Conditions Without Reading Them

How to Understand Terms and Conditions Without Reading Them

No one wants to spend the time to read lengthy Terms and Conditions. From a poll last week. 58% of you said that you will skip Terms and Conditions page when you are signing up for a service or install a new software and only 15% will read the T&C all the time or frequently. […]

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Using Your iOS Device as a Remote

Using Your iOS Device as a Remote

Ever wish you could control your iTunes from across the room? Sure, sometimes desktop and laptop computers come with a small little remote, but it can be a hard thing to keep track of. The things you always have handy are your devices running iOS, such as iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. These can control […]

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Troubleshooting WiFi Issue on iOS Devices

Troubleshooting WiFi Issue on iOS Devices

We’ve all been there. While returning the email sent by your boss or looking up the directions to an important meeting that you’re already five minutes late to, the app you’re using tells you that you have no Internet connection. You dart your eyes to the upper left corner of your device and notice the […]

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Popplet: Getting Your Ideas Organized Easily in iPad

Popplet: Getting Your Ideas Organized Easily in iPad

It’s always great when you can write a review within the app you’re reviewing. Popplet allows for the organization of ideas, thoughts, and projects. Not only great for writers, it’s also very useful for anyone with information they want to plot out. I have tried other Productivity apps that organize ideas graphically, but Popplet is […]

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Using FTP on Your iPad

Using FTP on Your iPad

Because I try to do as much computer work on my iPad as possible, one of the apps I was eager to find was something that could handle FTP tasks, mainly with transfers to my website. I’ve struggled to find FTP solutions even on my Mac, as they never seem to work easily enough for […]

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