Google Maps App for iPhone Nearing Completion

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Google is reportedly in the final stages of testing a new Maps application for the iPhone, with a App Store submission in the not so distant future. The fallout over the change from Google powered to Apple powered Maps in iOS 6 was significant enough that Apple issued a public apology, pledging to do better and offering alternatives to their mapping solution. One of those alternatives was not Google Maps, which has yet to be submitted to the App Store. According to a Google representative, Google Maps is “the most comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps in the world. Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system.” The new application from Google will … [Read more...]

How Apple’s iOS Updates Are Just Killing The Competition

Earlier this summer, Apple introduced the forthcoming release of the next major update to iOS. Just yesterday, iOS 6 was released to the masses or at least those with an iPhone 3GS or greater. The yearly updates offer hundreds of new features. Not all features make it to older, legacy devices. As features become more advanced and require more powerful hardware, it’s simply not feasible to include them on old hardware. While it causes frustration of feeling left out, they are doing you a favor. Forcing features that require processing power would bring your iPhone to a crawl isn’t consumer friendly. Taking a look at the competitive landscape, you’d be surprised at just how good iPhone users have got it. Support for older devices The … [Read more...]

How to manage storage on iPad and iPhone

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Let’s face it, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of hard drive space in today’s high definition, media rich, digital world is not a lot of space at all.  Because these three denominations are all the hard drive space Apple’s offering today, it's a constant struggle to maximize the use of your storage. Let us help you manage storage on iPad and iPhone with an assortment of tips and tricks. Read on for our full guide. … [Read more...]

Let’s Go Camping: 5 Free Must Have Camping Apps for iPhone

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Let’s face it, roughing it isn’t exactly the same with an iPhone. That doesn’t mean you can’t still put a tent up in the woods and hangout with the Angry Birds bunch.  Even better, the iPhone can provide you with some new-age tools for your camping trip.  Read on to see our 5 free must have camping apps for iPhone, along with mini reviews of each of the apps we recommend for your next camping trip. … [Read more...]

How to use FaceTime on iPad, iPhone or Mac

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There have been many of services that allow you to video chat, including the popular Skype, but none have been as easy and fun to use as Apple's FaceTime. You can make video calls to anyone with a compatible iOS or Mac. Here’s how to use FaceTime on iPad, iPhone or Mac, along with everything you need to start making video calls today. Compatible iOS Devices You’ll need one of the following iOS devices running iOS 5 or later: iPad 2 new iPad iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPod touch (fourth generation) and/or A Mac running Snow Leopard with a video camera. This can be either a built-in FaceTime camera, iSight Camera or a third party accessory. If you are in the market for a good video camera for your Mac for FaceTime, I’d … [Read more...]

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader for iPad Review

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Topping the Free iPad charts this week is Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.   Based on the popular game show, this app promises hours of fun while testing your elementary school memory.  The premise is simple; you are asked a series of questions from a variety of topics that span grades 1 through 5.  Of course the questions are painfully simple, though you will need to search the smallest crevices of your memory to find the answers.  … [Read more...]

Review of Kayak Mobile App for iPhone and iPad

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We’ve all seen the hilarious commercials from Kayak, a new all-in-one trip planning website.  If you haven’t, you should check them out.   This week I decided to start planning a trip to Hawaii this summer, and those funny commercials came to mind.  I was presently surprised to find not only does Kayak have a Universal app, but the palindrome named company did a great job on it as well. … [Read more...]

Review: NHL GameCenter 2011-2012 for iPhone and iPad

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In the midst of the NHL Playoffs, iOS and the NHL are here to make your game watching entertainment even better.  The NHL GameCenter 2011-2012 app gives you access to videos, schedules, statistics, news and much more.  If you’re a hockey fan and watching the NHL Playoffs, get to the app store and download this app now. … [Read more...]

Carrier IQ As It Relates To iOS

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Plenty of scuttlebutt concerning the controversial Carrier IQ, which tracks and sends all types of personal data. While researchers are finding that Carrier IQ is prevalent on Android devices (among others), references to Carrier IQ have been found in iOS versions 4 and 5. Noted hacker chpwn has weighed in on the topic, noting that while the software exists, it's only be active when the iPhone is in diagnostic mode, which can easily be turned off in iOS 5. The file itself is found at /usr/bin/IQAgent. UPDATE: Here's the official reply from Apple: “We stopped supporting Carrier IQ with iOS 5 in most of our products and will remove it completely in a future software update. With any diagnostic data sent to Apple, customers must actively … [Read more...]