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FTC May Crack Down On Apple In-App Purchases

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is taking a close look at Apple’s policies for in-app purchases after a series of reports showing that kids ran up huge tabs without realising what they were doing.The Washington Post reports that the FTC sent a letter to Representative Ed Markey of Massachusetts saying […]
FTC May Crack Down On Apple In-App Purchases
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Find A Super Cheap Flight With Hipmunk For iPhone

[credit provider=”Hipmunk”] Hipmunk, the user-friendly startup that lets you find the cheapest flight, just released an iPhone app that lets you search its database on the go.The interface will be familiar to anyone who has used Hipmunk before. Just set your origin, destination, and dates of departure and return and […]
Find A Super Cheap Flight With Hipmunk For iPhone
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Crazy! Square Just Dropped Its Transaction Fees

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] In a blow to its competitors, Square announced an end to transaction fees for its mobile payment service.Before this, Square charged 2.75% of the transaction cost plus $0.15. (If you keyed in a credit card manually, the fee was 3.5% plus $0.15).
Crazy! Square Just Dropped Its Transaction Fees
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Twitter, I Love You Man, But …

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] I’m not an investor, I have no right to tell you what to do.I’m not an advisor & I’m not privy to any internal information at your company. You have to make the tough judgment calls.
Twitter, I Love You Man, But …
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How To Protect Your Laptop From Thieves And Catch Them In Act

As much as we’d like to think of coffee shops and libraries as idyllic places for safe work and study, there’s always someone willing to steal your stuff. After all, that elderly woman at the adjacent table may look innocent, but we’re not going to take any chances.   Of […]
How To Protect Your Laptop From Thieves And Catch Them In Act
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Forget Microsoft: Google Apps “One Of The Best Things We’ve Ever Done”

[credit provider=”Co.Design via Curbed.com” url=”http://www.fastcodesign.com/1663112/google-london-s-new-office-is-a-happy-kiddie-funhouse-slideshow#1″] Microsoft’s Valentine’s Day letters from customers who “said goodbye” to Google Apps hit a nerve with at least one Google customer who tried both companies’ hosted solutions.Bergelectric was going to go with Microsoft in 2009 until they looked at the contract and found that “what […]
Forget Microsoft: Google Apps “One Of The Best Things We’ve Ever Done”
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How To Use Your iPhone To Prevent A Car Crash

[credit provider=”Anti Sleep Pilot” url=”http://www.antisleeppilot.com/en/app”] Smartphones as car accessories is hardly a new concept.There are plenty of turn-by-turn GPS apps for every platform, many of them free.
How To Use Your iPhone To Prevent A Car Crash
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Microsoft App Makes It Easy To Sync A Windows Phone With A Mac

[credit provider=”Mac App Store” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/windows-phone-7-connector/id415571499?mt=12″] If you’re an iPhone owner, it’s a snap to sync your phone to your Mac through iTunes.Just plug it in and all your contacts, music, and calendar events are automatically updated.
Microsoft App Makes It Easy To Sync A Windows Phone With A Mac
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Catch.com Scores $7 Million

Catch.com, a San Francisco-based app developer, has raised $7 million in venture funding from Excel Venture Management.
Catch.com Scores $7 Million
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7 Easy Ways To Integrate Google Apps

[credit provider=”Lifehacker” url=”http://lifehacker.com/#!google-apps”] Google’s productivity apps—like Gmail, Google Maps, Calendar, Docs, and so on—can play so well together, once you’ve ticked the right checkboxes. We’ve previously shown you seven ways to integrate your Google apps; now we’re adding another seven clever tricks to the fold that make managing your web-based […]
7 Easy Ways To Integrate Google Apps
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Skip The Carrier Fees And Turn Your iPhone Into a Hotspot For Free

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] Verizon turned a lot of heads when it said it would allow the iPhone 4 to act as a hotspot for up to five mobile devices.AT&T is promising the same soon, but both carriers will charge you an extra monthly fee for it. (Verizon charges […]
Skip The Carrier Fees And Turn Your iPhone Into a Hotspot For Free
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Google Apps Won’t Beat Microsoft, Says Customer Who’s Tried Both

[credit provider=”Reuters”] Microsoft is continuing its marketing campaign against Google Apps today by publishing two Valentine’s Day “breakup” letters from customers who tried Google Apps and then switched back to Microsoft.The letters are corny, but the sentiment is real. An interview with one of the switchers reveals why Google is […]
Google Apps Won’t Beat Microsoft, Says Customer Who’s Tried Both
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APP OF THE WEEK: NBA Jam For iPhone

[credit provider=”Apple” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/nba-jam-by-ea-sports/id402370879?mt=8″] Get ready for some mid-90s nostalgia.EA Games has brought an updated version of NBA Jam to the iPhone and it’s awesome.
APP OF THE WEEK: NBA Jam For iPhone
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Abandoning iTunes Would Be SUICIDE For Sony Music

A report today in Australian newspaper The Age says that Sony is considering withdrawing its songs from Apple’s iTunes Music Store ahead of the launch of its own Music Unlimited service later this month.This would be bad news for Apple, which needs songs from all four major labels.
Abandoning iTunes Would Be SUICIDE For Sony Music
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CHEAP MUSIC: Here Are 8 Streaming Services That Cost (Almost) Nothing

[credit provider=”I <3 Katy Perry” url=”http://iheartkatyperry.tumblr.com/post/3096386855/lourtneycove-this-is-terrible-shes-beautiful”] Subscription and streaming services are making it easy for anyone to get almost any song they want on any device for next to nothing.While iTunes still requires you to pay $0.99 per song, a variety of alternative services will let you download or stream […]
CHEAP MUSIC: Here Are 8 Streaming Services That Cost (Almost) Nothing
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Here’s How To Get Spotify On Your US iPhone

Last month we told you how you can sign up for Spotify in the US and use the desktop application to stream your favourite tunes.Now there’s a way to get the popular iPhone app on your phone too. Lifehacker (via Cult of Mac) has the process. And it’s a lot […]
Here’s How To Get Spotify On Your US iPhone
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Use Gum Notes To Set Reminders On Files

Sometimes you’re working on your computer and want to add a note to the file you’re working on – be it a document, email, web page or anything that you can save to your computer.
Use Gum Notes To Set Reminders On Files
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Meet Sparrow, The #1 Paid Mac App In Less Than A Week

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Sparrow is a new app that is selling like hot cakes in the Mac App Store.At $9.99, it’s the #1 paid app in the US, France, Germany, the UK and many other countries. What does it do? It’s an email client for Gmail users.
Meet Sparrow, The #1 Paid Mac App In Less Than A Week
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Check Out This Simple Tutorial App For Switching To Mac From Windows

[credit provider=”Mac App Store” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/learn-the-switch-to-mac/id412667520?mt=12″] It can be a pain to make the jump to Mac from Windows. There are ton of nuances to learn when switching between systems.Luckily, Lifehacker has found a simple tutorial for download that can get you up to speed in no time.
Check Out This Simple Tutorial App For Switching To Mac From Windows
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Create Location Reminders On Your Android Phone

[credit provider=”Android Market” url=”https://market.android.com/details?id=com.jambo.geonote”] Here’s a great app for forgetful Android users.How-To Geek has a walkthrough of GeoNote, which lets you set reminders based on your location.
Create Location Reminders On Your Android Phone
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Get Things Done With These To-Do List Apps

[credit provider=”koka_sexton/Flickr Creative Commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikoka/”] In addition to making phone calls and playing your media, your mobile device can be an awesome productivity manager.Getting focused and buckling down can be hard, but when everything’s written down in front of you, it gets easier.
Get Things Done With These To-Do List Apps
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APP OF THE WEEK: Public Radio Player

[credit provider=”Orcik Dot Net” url=”http://orcik.net/”] National Public Radio fans, hold your branded tote bags closely –  you have unlimited access to over 500 NPR stations around the country and on-demand access to more than 1,000 archived programs with your iPhone.Using the Public Radio Player app means being able to listen […]
APP OF THE WEEK: Public Radio Player
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HOW TO: Make the Most of the Android Market Web Store

[credit provider=”Android Market”] We’ve been waiting for Google to rollout the Android Market Web Store for a long time.Now that it has finally gone live, the time has come to adjust to a new way of finding and installing apps. In this case, the new way is shaping up to […]
HOW TO: Make the Most of the Android Market Web Store
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It’s Time To Consider QR Codes In Your Marketing Strategy

[credit provider=”apple.com” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/scanlife/id285324287?mt=8″] You’ve seen them in fancy magazines, on bill boards in Times Square, Las Vegas and Austin, your geek friends have shown them off – but you’ve never thought they were for you.I’m talking ab out QR Codes – the bard codes smartphones can read with software and […]
It’s Time To Consider QR Codes In Your Marketing Strategy
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How To Use Dropbox, The Best Free File Storage Service Around

[credit provider=”Dropbox”] Dropbox is the popular online file storage service that acts as a virtual hard drive for your data.It’s insanely useful for swapping files with friends and colleagues, or backing up your important stuff and accessing it from any computer or mobile device.
How To Use Dropbox, The Best Free File Storage Service Around
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Use This Browser Extension To Automatically Find The Best Price On Your Flight

[credit provider=”Xlibber via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/xlibber/3423766012/”] The price comparison browser extension InvisibleHand just added a new beta feature that automatically finds the cheapest flight when you search on sites like Priceline, Expedia, or individual airlines.Until now, the extension would only compare products from search engines or retail sites like Best Buy […]
Use This Browser Extension To Automatically Find The Best Price On Your Flight
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Soundtrckr And Other Location-Based Music Apps Are Heating Up

The connection between place and music may not be obvious, but it’s growing stronger. Listening apps that tie radio stations or songs to specific places are growing in popularity, as an increasing number of music fans use location to connect to music — and to each other.
Soundtrckr And Other Location-Based Music Apps Are Heating Up
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Why Apple Is Still Crushing Google Android In Apps

[preserve] [/preserve] Google Android has passed Apple’s iPhone in market share, but Apple’s iOS is still a much better apps platform. Rana Sobhany just wrote a book about creating, marketing, and selling apps, called Mobilize, and she explains why Apple is destroying Google’s Android in the app space.
Why Apple Is Still Crushing Google Android In Apps
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HOW TO: Use Instagram For Your Business

[credit provider=”Instagram for iPhone”] We’ve seen rapid adoption of the funky photo sharing app Instagram, with well over 1 million users.With the insane spike in popularity, companies and brands have jumped on the photo sharing bandwagon too.
HOW TO: Use Instagram For Your Business
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8 Apps For Renting A Car With Your Phone

[credit provider=”Jon Miller” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsview/4666250491/”] As long as you’ve got a phone, you’ll have quick and easy access to a set of wheels on your next trip.It can be one less bit of planning to take care of before leaving, or it can be your lifeline when you suddenly find yourself […]
8 Apps For Renting A Car With Your Phone
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The Android-Apple App Markets: Here’s What Happens Next

[credit provider=”IDC” url=”http://www.appcelerator.com/company/survey-results/mobile-developer-report-january-2011/”] Apple just reached its 10 billionth app download over the weekend, and yet, the app world is still in its nascent stages.Developers are just starting to move past the “exploration” phase of mobile apps, and are now moving into the “acceleration” phase, according to data from IDC.
The Android-Apple App Markets: Here’s What Happens Next
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40 Android Apps For Students Looking To Crush This Semester

College can undoubtedly cause loads of stress, so you should take every measure possible to make life a little easier. Enter your Android phone. This little device is capable of a lot, including everything from calculating your GPA to finding and purchasing the cheapest available textbooks. So, do your homework, […]
40 Android Apps For Students Looking To Crush This Semester
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How To File Taxes On Your iPhone In Less Than 10 Minutes

[credit provider=”TurboTax YouTube Channel” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-DfNr7hvnM&feature=player_embedded”] Tax returns are due in three months, but it’s never too early to get a headstart.Especially when it’s this easy.
How To File Taxes On Your iPhone In Less Than 10 Minutes
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Woman Hangs Up On Apple, Nearly Misses Out On $10,000 App Store Prize

[credit provider=”Cult of Mac”] Gail Davis hates telemarketers. Hates ’em. Hangs up on their ilk as soon as she hears a wisp of their tortured, desperate breath over the telephone. Sadly, this same hatred nearly cost her family a cool $10,000 gift card.You see, as Apple is wont to do […]
Woman Hangs Up On Apple, Nearly Misses Out On $10,000 App Store Prize
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Hey Google: How About Some Real Proof That The World Is Switching To Google Apps?

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=google&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1284404772&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=44790f82fe27db11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2006&page=1&xslt=1″] One has to admire the pluck and determination of the Google Apps team.For the last few years now, they’ve claimed that the world is about to move from bloated old Microsoft Office to the new all-Web anytime-access world of Google Apps. It’s an appealing vision for […]
Hey Google: How About Some Real Proof That The World Is Switching To Google Apps?
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9 Apps That Help Juggle Relationships With Customers

[credit provider=”lawgeek via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdawg/64844240/”] Customer relationship management has always felt like the wrong term to me.You don’t “manage” customers. You don’t “manage” your relationship with a customer. You might nurture it. You might encourage it. You would strive to strengthen it. But manage? No.
9 Apps That Help Juggle Relationships With Customers
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Use These Price Comparison Apps To Get The Best Deal

[credit provider=”By Peter Hilton on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterhilton/357995293/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] You can save your small business a lot of money by developing smart shopping habits, and there are lots of apps that make it easy.We’ve put together 10 recommended apps that will help you make informed shopping decisions the next time you need […]
Use These Price Comparison Apps To Get The Best Deal
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The 10 Essential Travel Apps You Should Download Before Taking Off

[credit provider=”Xhanatos via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/xhanatos/4793377256/”] Whether you want airline tickets, read a hotel review, find a Wi-Fi hotspot or translate a storefront sign in a foreign country, there are thousands of travel apps that you should pack for your trip.Or download in your favourite mobile device, that is.
The 10 Essential Travel Apps You Should Download Before Taking Off
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The 10 Most Downloaded Free iPad Apps Of All Time

[credit provider=”apple.com”] Apple recently released a list of the top 10 free iPad apps downloaded from the App Store.Just because you spent serious cash on an iPad doesn’t mean you need to spend even more to take advantage of various games and utilities for it.
The 10 Most Downloaded Free iPad Apps Of All Time
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The Top 10 Paid iPad Apps Of All Time

[credit provider=”apple.com” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/cro-mag-rally/id281747159?mt=8#”] As App Store downloads approach 10 billion, Apple has decided to celebrate the occasion by offering a $10,000 iTunes store credit to the person who pushes them over the top.To help iOS users along, Apple also released a list of the most downloaded apps since the store […]
The Top 10 Paid iPad Apps Of All Time
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Here’s How The iPad Is Capturing Casual PC Users

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Steve_Jobs_with_the_Apple_iPad_no_logo.jpg”] Market research firms may not count it as a PC, but the iPad is clearly a computer, and Apple’s latest sales figures show that it’s now got about 7% of what used to be the global “PC” market.So what are all those people doing with it, […]
Here’s How The iPad Is Capturing Casual PC Users
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10 Ways To Access Your Computer From Anywhere In The World

Imagine being able to start and stop video conversion, upload and download large files, or do anything else you need to do while away from your desktop. VNC, or virtual network computing, is a technology that allows you to access your computer from any internet-connected device in the world.
10 Ways To Access Your Computer From Anywhere In The World
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Here’s Why The Playbook Will Do Better Than Everybody Expects

[credit provider=”AP”] The upcoming Playbook tablet from Research In Motion is going to be a much stronger contender than people expect, says a former employee.The reason: Flash applications running on the device itself — not just in the Web browser, as they do on Android tablets — could finally let […]
Here’s Why The Playbook Will Do Better Than Everybody Expects
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Here’s What All The Most Viral Social Apps Have In Common

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] Lately, I’ve been putting together a list of things that make social apps viral, mainly looking at the startups that inspire me most in that area (social) at the moment.So this is loosely gathered from looking at Hashable, PlanCast, Quora, Foursquare, and the likes. It’s […]
Here’s What All The Most Viral Social Apps Have In Common
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TicketLeap’s Android App Makes Event Check Ins A Snap

[credit provider=”TicketLeap”] TicketLeap, the online event ticketing service, released an Android app last night that lets you scan and check in ticketholders with your smartphone.The service is great for businesses hosting parties or conferences with large guest lists.
TicketLeap’s Android App Makes Event Check Ins A Snap
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10 Great Mac App Store Apps

[credit provider=”Apple” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/aperture/id408981426?mt=12″] The Mac App Store launched last week with more than 1,000 apps in its library.We’ve been playing with them and reading what people had to say since then, and we picked out our favourites so far.
10 Great Mac App Store Apps
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organise All Those Cool New Mac Apps Without Cluttering Your Dock

[credit provider=”Apple” url=”http://www.apple.com/macosx/lion/”] When Steve Jobs unveiled his preview of OS X Lion and the Mac App Store, we got a peek at how the new operating system’s Launchpad feature will organise apps.Unfortunately, until Lion comes out this summer, we’re stuck accumulating apps in our dock.
organise All Those Cool New Mac Apps Without Cluttering Your Dock
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Mac App Store Hack Lets Users Get Angry Birds For Free

[credit provider=”Mac App Store screenshot”] There’s a loophole in the new Mac apps that can be easily exploited, giving savvy users access to paid apps for free.It won’t work for every paid app, but we tested the process with Angry Birds and it worked.
Mac App Store Hack Lets Users Get Angry Birds For Free
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TIP: Record Important Phone Conversations With Google Voice

[credit provider=”Mashable” url=”http://mashable.com/2010/08/25/google-voice-phone-booth/”] We’re probably behind the curve a bit with this, but we just learned about a cool feature for Google Voice.When you receive a call on your Google Voice number, you can record the entire conversation simply by pressing the “4” key on your phone.
TIP: Record Important Phone Conversations With Google Voice
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Create Your Own iPhone App In Minutes With Bizness Apps

[credit provider=”Bizness Apps”] Bizness Apps, the startup that lets you create your own iPhone App online, released an update to its service today with a guarantee to finish your app for you if you run into trouble.It’s a good choice for novices with small businesses who don’t have the cash […]
Create Your Own iPhone App In Minutes With Bizness Apps
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How To Make Video Calls With Skype On Your iPhone And iPod Touch

[credit provider=”skype.com” url=”http://www.skype.com”] Finally! You can now make video calls with your iPhone 4 over a wireless network with ease.Skype released a new version of its iOS app last night that lets you make video calls using your iPhone 4 or fourth generation iPod Touch.
How To Make Video Calls With Skype On Your iPhone And iPod Touch
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Use These 8 Apps To Ditch Your Expensive Texting Plan

With bloated fees for everything on your cell phone carrier, it’s easy to get frustrated when you or someone on your family plan goes over your text message limit. To combat this, app developers have taken advantage of mobile broadband access to bring free texting to your smartphone. And they’re not-surprisingly […]
Use These 8 Apps To Ditch Your Expensive Texting Plan
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The 10 Best iPad Apps for Business

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] After we ran our list of the first 15 iPad apps you should download, we received a request for a list of great business apps.So, here you go!
The 10 Best iPad Apps for Business
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The 10 Best iPad Apps for Business

[credit provider=”Apple”] The iPhone is one of the best BlackBerry alternatives for a business smartphone available thanks to the countless apps that make getting work done easier.Now that the iPad has had several months to gain traction with consumers and business people alike, many developers are giving their iPhone apps […]
The 10 Best iPad Apps for Business
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The 8 Best Apps For Free Texting

With bloated fees for everything on your cell phone carrier, it’s easy to get frustrated when you or someone on your family plan goes over your text message limit. To combat this, app developers have taken advantage of mobile broadband access to bring free texting to your smartphone. And they’re not-surprisingly […]
The 8 Best Apps For Free Texting
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The 10 iPad Games You Should Buy For Your Kids This Holiday

[credit provider=”apple.com” url=”http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/drawing-pad/id358207332?mt=8″] The iPad is one of the most requested tech items on kids’ holiday gift lists this year, according to a recent survey by Nielsen.In fact, it’s the number one choice for kids ages six to 12.
The 10 iPad Games You Should Buy For Your Kids This Holiday
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How To Use Google Voice For iPhone

[credit provider=”Mashable” url=”http://mashable.com/2010/08/25/google-voice-phone-booth/”] After a wait that was far too long, Google Voice finally arrived on the iPhone this month.There was a nice web app before, but this is much better.
How To Use Google Voice For iPhone
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How To Find Your Lost iPhone For Free

Apple snuck in a nice bonus in the iOS 4.2 update: now anyone can use the “Find My iPhone” feature without paying for a MobileMe account.Find My iPhone is now free for iPhone 4, iPad, or iPod Touch (4th generation).
How To Find Your Lost iPhone For Free
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