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Twitter #Music

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There is news that Twitter will launch a new music service, but it appears to be invite only. If you take a peak at music.twitter.com, there is a holding page with the hashtag #music and the words "coming soon". There is also a button to sign in - but when you do so, it doesn't [...]

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Every day, I see stories about some person contacting the media to complain Apple wouldn't reimburse them for in-app purchases their kids made on an iPad.  You see people complaining about charges of a couple hundred dollars to well over $1000 made in a 10 minute period.  The latest story I've been seeing is about [...]

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Google -Keep

The latest buzz from Google is a new app called Keep.  It is a note-taking application that mimics features from popular products such as Evernote and Springpad and lets you "keep" text notes, images, check lists, and voice notes.  It's available on the Google Play store for Android devices at the above link.  I've installed it on [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
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Pinball may be a game that is known to kids young and old, but it is a game that doesn't port over to a touch screen very easily. Duo Games now has a controller that can be used with Gameprom's free Pinball HD Collection app to bring life-like pinball to the iPad. Connecting via Bluetooth, [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
marvel-unlimited-ios-app

With the Marvel Unlimited iOS app, you'll have unlimited access to over 13,000 current and back issues that you can read on your iPad or iPhone at any time.  Above, you'll see the cover of a Captain America issue that you can read for free.  Marvel Unlimited lets you browse and read issues online, store [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
RomCleaner

Whether it's put there by your Telco or your device manufacturer, bloatware is a pain.  Utilities that you'll never use are taking up valuable storage space and system resources.  If your device is rooted, you can manually remove a lot of this app-by-app.  But every time you get an update for the ROM, you'll have [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
siyahkernel

If you're like me, your Android devices don't stay stock for very long.  Sometimes my devices are rooted and have alternate ROMs on them before I've even fired it up for the first time. Siyah Kernel is an alternative kernel for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (and S2) that allows you to adjust things like CPU speed, under- [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
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IOS and Android finally have some real competition! Ubuntu has announced that the Touch Developer Preview will be available at the Mobile World Congress. The first phone to be supported with Debian Linux derivative operating system will be the Nexus 4. Other phones will, including existing models, will be support later in 2013. Detailed information [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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I'm not a big Facebook user, but these days it's a bit of a necessary evil. In my opinion, the official Facebook app for Android is nothing short of atrocious. It appears just to be a different interface to the mobile web site. Friendcaster is an alternative client that makes using Facebook just that little [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
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I often use my phone one-handed; however, with larger screens like like the 4.8" screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3, my thumbs are just not long enough to be able to reach some Jelly Bean navigation keys on the other side of screen. :) . LMT Launcher is an alternative navigator which solves this issue, [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
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There are so many video players for Android out there, but my favorite player is Dice Player. Besides playing every format I've thrown at it, Dice Player has a number of handy features, including the ability to adjust the audio sync speed, boost your audio up to 400%, and the ability to adjust the video [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
Roottoolkit

Got a Nexus 7 or a Samsung Galaxy S3? Read about all the advantages of rooting your device, but feel overwhelmed with all the information out there, and you're scared you might brick your device?  XDA Developers member Mark Skippen has you covered with his toolkits for both the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy S3 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
adaway

I'll admit I'm an advertiser's nightmare.  In all the years I've been on the Internet, I've probably clicked through on a handful of ads displayed.  I can watch the coolest ads on TV and at the end still not know what product brand they're actually advertising, even after multiple viewings.  So why would I want [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News

I love riding bikes. I rode bikes as a kid, like everyone else, but I started again as an adult when I hit my mid-50s and health problems started rising. I quickly became addicted. Due to global climate change and the push-back against car-dominated design, there's a new interest in bicycling all over the country [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
kindle-freetime-for-kids

Kids I've seen seem to be fascinated by tablet computers, and many of them want their own.  The problem with tablets and children is there isn't a lot you can do to restrict what they can access with the tablet, and there's a worldwide-web of things out there that you may not want them to [...]

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Posted in: Android related, eBook Readers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
time-warner-cable-app

When it was first released, I reviewed the iOS app from Time Warner Cable that allowed you to watch selected channels from their programming lineup on your iOS device.  They've added some channels since the release, but the functions remained pretty much the same.  The most recent update added access to "thousands of free and [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
crayola-digitools

Griffin expands their line of kids' accessories for the iPad with four Crayola DigiTools sets and downloadable apps.  With the 3-D Pack (blue, top left), kids use the included 3-D Tool and Digital Stamper to create art, even animated art, that seems to leap off the screen when viewed through the included glasses.  The Airbrush [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kid Gadgets, News

GoPro App available (finally)

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After a long wait, GoPro has finally released their app for controlling your GoPro via your smartphone or tablet with their WiFi BacPac. The current version of the app gives you full control of your camera settings and live previews. However, it's still not all picture perfect.   The additional functions - like being able to share [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear, Tablets, Ultra Portables
leaf-peeper-app

Are you a leaf peeper?  Do you plan vacations and weekend trips with the sole purpose of gawking at the colorful fall foliage?  If you do, the Leaf Peeper app from Yankee Magazine can help you find the best fall displays.  The app lets you make foliage reports, called Peeps, about the conditions in your [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Travel Gear
next-issue-update-1

The Gadgeteer recently reviewed the iOS app for the Next Issue service.  As you'll remember, Next Issue is a magazine reading app that gives you access to dozens of magazines for a low monthly fee.  At the time of the first review, there were about 39 or 40 total magazines that were available to Unlimited [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News