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Must Have! 10 New iPad-Only Apps

Must Have! 10 New iPad-Only Apps

Developers have been busy for months retooling their iPhone apps to make a second debut on the iPad. Some apps are little more than HD versions of the same game, crisper graphics that must be re-purchased for twice the price.

Best Apps for Black Friday: 8 Apps You Need to Make it Through Black Friday

Best Apps for Black Friday: 8 Apps You Need to Make it Through Black Friday

If you plan to brave the Black Friday crowds, then you owe it to yourself and your sanity to be prepared. That means arming yourself with the best iPhone apps for finding deals, finding your car, or finding your way home again.

Domain Name Hunters and Gatherers

Domain Name Apps — Finding a descriptive and catchy name for a new domain these days is as hard as climbing a greased pole on a rainy day. According to DomainTools, more than 110 million domain names already have been registered and something like 120,000 new domain names are registered every day.

Four Voice Recording Apps that Fill In for Apple's Voice Memos

Four Voice Recording Apps that Fill In for Apple's Voice Memos

Voice Memos — Apple's iPhone development people probably figured adding voice memo recording in a native app in OS 3.0 would make the iPhone seem more corporate. That's only a guess, but if I'm right, I suspect Voice Memos won't be a big hit around the water cooler.

Emergency Radio Vs. Police Scanner: Cops Unedited

Emergency Radio Vs. Police Scanner: Cops Unedited

1 Adam 12 see the woman at 1242 Hauser St. prowler complaint. Handle this call code 2; And so began my fascination with police shows and police radio jargon. Shortly thereafter I was listening intently to my father’s police scanner of the happenings all over southern California.

Star Trek, the film, leads Developers Looking for New Apps

Star Trek, the film, leads Developers Looking for New Apps

To nearly no one’s surprise, the new Star Trek film has been puffing up with dollars as fast and plentiful as  popcorn in a movie pop-machine. The film has generated nearly $219 million since its May 7 release.

Lose Your Phone, Get it Back, Maybe

Lose Your Phone, Get it Back, Maybe

I’m too paranoid to store anything vaguely sensitive on my iPhone. Where I draw the line is, “If I can’t afford to lose it, it does not live on my device.” It’s a bit irrational I know, when you consider that I could just as easily lose my wallet. Let’s just say, I have my quirks and you have yours.

iPhone Inches Up the Corporate Ladder

iPhone Inches Up the Corporate Ladder

ChangeWave, a market research company, just released a study that tucks Apple right behind Palm and  RIM as leaders in the corporate smartphone market. Although, Palm and RIM lost a few percentage points in the past quarter, and Apple picked up a few points, the iPhone has a long ways to go to rival RIM's BlackBerry in the enterprise.

Mortgage Calculators to Help You Buy Low and Sell High

Mortgage Calculators to Help You Buy Low and Sell High

Mortgage and loan calculators – A real estate agent told me recently that she’s seen a small uptick in house sales in my little town. Along with most Americans who own, or plan to buy, homes, my wife and I are always worrying how the current economy will affect us.

Control Your Computer with Mouse / Trackpad apps for iPhone or iPod touch

Control Your Computer with Mouse / Trackpad apps for iPhone or iPod touch

Remote Mice and Trackpads – The last time I went to my local coffee shop to slurp a large Sumatra, with a splash of free Wi-Fi, I realized I had forgotten my wireless mouse. I’m not fond of using trackpads, especially the one on my Dell, so I broke out my iPhone and went to work with that instead.

Mafia Games Round Up: Who is the iPhone Don?

Mafia Games Round Up: Who is the iPhone Don?

Due to popular demand, we’re devoting a feature here that gives you the skinny on many of the Mafia games that have infiltrated the App Store. The jump in popularity for this emerging style of game can largely be traced to its MySpace/Facebook beginnings with Mob Wars leading the way.

Drink Pro vs. Party Pro Lite: Bigger is Not Always Better

Drink Pro vs. Party Pro Lite: Bigger is Not Always Better

I am a bartender, so I am always on the lookout for helpful bartending resources. Drink Pro and Party Pro Lite are just two of a number of available iPhone apps that provide you with drink recipes.

Transfer Files Using iPhone: The Complete Round-up

From file famine to file feast in only a matter of weeks. There are a number of file transfer apps that enable iPhone users to shuttle files between iPhones and desktops, and iPhone to the cloud and even one iPhone to another over the same Wi-Fi network.

Search and Browse the Web without Leaving a Trail of Crumbs

Search and Browse the Web without Leaving a Trail of Crumbs

Personal iPhone/iPhod touch privacy is top of mind for everyone these days, which probably explains the sudden influx of apps — such as PrivateWeb, Privateer and Anonymous Web Browser — into the App Store that promise to wipe the trail of crumbs you leave behind when you're on a surfing safari. These apps are useful if you share your iPhone/iPod touch with a nosy relative or neighbor. They might also come in handy if you happen to leave your handheld on your desk at the office and the guy in the cube next to you decides to mess with it when you're in your manager's office explaining why you spend all your time surfing instead of working.

Blow Your Mind with Brain Waves

Blow Your Mind with Brain Waves

Your mind is a terrible thing to waste. Your money is a terrible thing to waste. When you waste both at the same time, you're really a loser. I know this from experience. The App Store features several apps that pump binaural audio waves into your head that supposedly will help you self hypnotize, feel weightless, get high, meditate, sleep and go crazy (seriously).