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    iPhone trivia apps

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 10:19 am

    One of the great things about rounding up a group of like-applications is that after a while it often becomes obvious which is the best among those apps -- it's the one you keep returning to, to "test" some more
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    Clash of the handsets: Smartphones for business

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 1:49 pm

    Apple iPhone, Android G1, AT&T Fuze, HTC Touch Diamond, and three flavors of BlackBerry compete for one pocket.
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    Skype for iPhone

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 1:56 pm

    Quick chat sessions, powerful integration with the desktop version of the Voice over IP application, and better-than-expected call hosting make Skype for iPhone a must-download, even if it is missing some features.
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    BeamME CV helps you job-hunt with your iPhone

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 4:48 pm

    rmbrME has released beamME CV 1.0, a new application for the iPhone. It normally costs $10, but the unemployed and beamME pro owners can get it for $7 instead.
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    Sneak Peek at Skype for iPhone, Available Tuesday

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    Looking more like a traditional iPhone app rather than its desktop Windows counterpart most of its 400 million users are used to, Skype for iPhone features five tabs at the bottom of the screen, displaying contacts, chats, a calling panel, call history and your profile (with Facebook style status).
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    iFlyz Boosts In-Flight Mobile Multimedia Experience

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 10:54 am

    Sick of craning your neck and holding uncomfortable positions for hours while in flight so you can watch episodes of Battlestar Galactica via iPhone or catch the latest music video on your BlackBerry? To the rescue: iFlyz, an "in-flight personal media solution" that clamps onto an airplane's seatback tray-table.
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    iPhone to Verizon -- or, how rumors get started

    Posted February 23, 2009 - 5:15 pm

    Apologies if that headline makes you think that the iPhone is coming to Verizon. It may, in fact, be coming to Verizon, but you know, probably not.
  • Review

    i.TV for iPhone

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 6:22 pm

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    Lemonade Stand for iPhone

    Posted December 12, 2008 - 11:07 am

    More than 20 years ago, Lemonade Stand emerged on the Apple II as a means of teaching the children of Generation X basic economics in schools across the country.
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    iPhone holiday apps

    Posted December 4, 2008 - 3:09 pm

    The App Store is offering a fair amount of cheer for those needing a little Christmas right this minute at prices befitting a more austere Yuletide. Here is a round up of some of the better holiday applications for the iPhone and iPod touch
  • Review

    World Wiki Plus for iPhone

    Posted November 29, 2008 - 12:08 pm

    Apple's App Store lately bears a curious resemblance to the American book trade of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. At the time, Congress hadn't gotten around yet to settling copyright law. Often, printers would poach each other's works. Royalties existed in theory rather than practice. Writers, as always, were routinely cheated of their earnings. Noah Webster, the dictionary man, fought for years against publishers who made a fortune on his Blue Back Spellers while he struggled to eke out a living.
  • Review

    Which smartphone OS works best?

    Posted October 31, 2008 - 2:32 pm

    With so many smart phones available now, it's hard to know which one is right for you. To help you at least narrow down your choices, we tested four smart phones, each based on a different operating system, to find out which platform is better for particular tasks.
  • Review

    Blogging apps for iPhone

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 9:52 am

    Bloggers-on-the-go have several choices for making sure that a weblog update is never more than a few taps away. But which of those choices is the best option for the iPhone-toting blogging set? To find out, I downloaded three of the App Store's more popular options--TypePad, WordPress, and iBlogger--and put each one through their paces.
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    WunderRadio for iPhone

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 4:01 pm

    The original iPhone and iPod touch were terrific devices for playing music you'd placed on them. With the advent of the App Store, they're now capable of playing music streamed from such online music services as Pandora, Last.fm, and AOL. But what about terrestrial radio? Weather Underground's WunderRadio has you covered.
  • Review

    Gas station finders for the iPhone

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 3:25 pm

    In this era of $4.00-per-gallon gas, saving as much money as possible on a fill-up is a good thing. But can the iPhone really help you save both time and money by finding the least-costly nearby gas station? To answer this question, I installed three gas-station-locating applications on my iPhone 3G -- the free GasBag, the $3 iGas, and the free MyGasWars -- and put them to the test.
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    Build Your Own iPhone Search Engine in 5 minutes

    Posted September 29, 2008 - 8:22 am

    Building a customized iPhone/ iPod Touch search engine has never been so easy. BuildaSearch now allows anyone to build a custom search engine or site search for the iPhone in 5 minutes or less.
  • Review

    File storage and viewing apps for iPhone

    Posted September 4, 2008 - 11:52 am

    Storing media like photos, music, and video on your iPhone is a snap: after all that's what the device was designed for. But when it comes to carrying around other types of documents, or files that aren't in your iTunes or iPhoto library, the iPhone falls woefully short. A trio of worthwhile programs have sprung up to fill this void, allowing you to store and view documents of your choice on the iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Review

    iPhone fantasy football draft tools

    Posted August 27, 2008 - 10:57 am

    It seems like the iPhone could play a pivotal role in managing fantasy draft preparations. And indeed, with the pro football season and its attendant fantasy leagues kicking off next week, two programs available on the App Store offer to do just that. To some extent, they deliver, though you probably won't want to abandon pen and paper for this year's draft.
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    Google Mobile App for iPhone

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 4:00 pm

    Searching is Google's bread-and-butter, and the Google Mobile App for the iPhone (and the iPod touch) searches the Web and your mobile device with ease. If only Google's other web applications worked as transparently, or as well.
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    Apple gets iPhone 3G right for business

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 5:11 pm

    With mature and well-established QWERTY devices from HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, and Research in Motion known to be capable of handling the needs of serious users, the iPhone 3G needs to be weighed against alternatives using existing professional and enterprise-targeted handsets to set the bar. As you may recall, I judged the original 2007 iPhone to fall far short of professional standards. The iPhone was too expensive to be missing so much. This time around, there are two new products under discussion. One is the iPhone 3G, the other is the iPhone 2.0 software.
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    HTC's iPhone 3G rival, the Touch Diamond

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 10:05 am

    There's no getting away from comparisons to Apple's upcoming iPhone 3G these days, so here it is: The HTC Touch Diamond was built as a follow up to the HTC Touch, launched last year as a Windows Mobile-based competitor for the original iPhone.
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