15 Uses for the iPod Or iPhone Other Then Music

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If you’re thinking of buying an iPod Touch then it’s important to know that it has become much more than a simple music player. In fact, there are literally hundreds of things you can do with it – it would be impossible to list them all here! Instead, we’ve put together fifteen unique, practical and fun uses for your iPod.

1) Record Audio: As well as playing audio, you can also record it yourself! Simply use the inbuilt microphone for quick voice memos, or buy a high quality microphone if you want to use it for recording songs, podcasts and more.

2) Sports Trainer: There are now a number of apps to help you maximize the use of your iPod Touch when training for sports. Most popular is the Nike App with comes with an insert for your shoe that’ll send data, such as calories burned, distance, pace, timing and more back to your iPod.

3) Read Books: Since the iPad came out, the iBooks app has also been available for iPhone and iPod Touch. This means you can read eBooks in a huge range of formats on the portable device. No need to lug heavy physical books around with you!

4) Satellite Navigation: If you own the iPod Touch or the iPhone then you can download apps that’ll let you use it as a sat nav device, complete with audio instructions just like any other system! You’ll want to get an in-car mount so you can display the screen in a prominent position as you drive.

5) Watch Movies: You can now watch movies on the iPod Classic and the Touch, so they’re perfect for keeping yourself occupied on flights, train journeys and so on.

6) Games Consoles: The portable gaming market is really growing due to the popularity of smart phones and multimedia MP3 players like the iPod Touch. You can find a huge range of popular games, both free and paid, in the iTunes Store.

7) External Hard Drive: Although you do need to go through iTunes to transfer music and audio to the device, a number of apps are making it a lot easier to use your iPod Touch or iPhone as an external hard drive. Apps such as Dropbox mean you can keep files in sync between your computer and phone, or you can simply download storage apps for keeping your files with you on the move.

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A Guide to eBook Shopping for the Kindle

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When it comes to shopping for eBooks for your new Kindle, there are many more sources than the Amazon Store! Due to the wide range of file formats that the Kindle can read, you have a choice of where to shop – including a huge number of websites that stock eBooks for free!

Using The Amazon Kindle Store

The Kindle Store works in much the same way as the standard bookstore on Amazon. You can search for specific book titles and authors, browse bestseller lists, or look at the latest books according to category and genre.

You can then buy the title you’ve chosen using Amazon’s “1-click” service. If you’ve never used it before, Amazon will guide you through the setup so that future purchases can be made a lot more easily. Just select which device you want to send the book to (your Kindle or apps on other devices) and it’ll be delivered within 60 seconds!

If you’re shopping on your computer and are outside the 3G network with your Kindle then you won’t be able to receive the book immediately via Wireless. Instead, simply select the option to deliver it to your computer. You can then transfer it to your Kindle via USB at a later time.

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Swype for Android – Speed Up Your Productivity

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These days the use of mobile phones is no longer limited to making calls only. If you have a smartphone you can use it as a navigational device, for browsing the internet, checking your email, for entertainment, and a host of other applications. Needless to say, many of these tasks require extensive text input. Android phone users can now use Swype to type text into their smartphones. What is Swype? Two methods of typing are very popular these days: touch (e.g. iPhones) or a physical keyboard (e.g. Blackberry). Swype is now available as a third option. It’s a revolutionary way of entering text on SMS messages, emails, documents, etc. from your touchscreen phone. This method was first made commercially available on the Samsung Omnia, a Windows mobile phone. These days Swype for Android phones is already available. In fact, the Swype typing technique is a key feature of the Android phone Motorola Droid X. → Read More

Angry Birds: Movie to be Advertised on Super Bowl

Angry Birds: Movie to be Advertised on Super Bowl

Game developer Rovio announced recently that Angry Birds characters will participate in a Super Bowl commercial meant to advertise the Angry Birds animated movie. The movie is based on an extremely popular mobile game of the same name developed by Rovio. The Angry Birds game has been downloaded millions of times and the game characters have become exceedingly popular. This has led to a movie deal with 20th Century Fox; the animation film, titled “Angry Birds Rio” has been produced by Rovio and will be marketed by 20th Century Fox. → Read More

Google Releases Android 3.0 Platform Highlights

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Some good news for all you Android fans out there; Google has come out with a list of technical specifications and features that will be included in its upcoming Android 3 “Honeycomb” mobile operating system. Google’s announcement comes even as a number of Android 3 powered tablets like the Motorola Xoom are about to be released shortly. Google has designed the Android 3 OS to take on the highly anticipated iPad 2 tablet which runs on Apple’s iOS operating system. The Android 3 will come equipped with a holographic interface and a Chrome-like web browser. According to Google’s official statement, “The new UI brings fresh paradigms for interaction, navigation and customization and makes them available to all applications — even those built for earlier versions of the platform.” → Read More

Trapster Informs Users of Massive Security Breach

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Popular speed trap warning website Trapster.com informed its users about a large scale security breach that may have compromised their passwords and other membership details. The company has refused to offer more details on the nature of the attack. In a statement sent via e-mail, the company said that it had modified a part of its code to prevent the occurrence of future attacks. The company also clarified that it wasn’t certain if the hackers had actually captured user details like e-mail addresses and passwords and there was no evidence pointing to improper usage of any leaked information. The website trapster.com features a mobile application that warns subscribers about police speed traps and other traffic related information. It was launched in 2007 and has over 10 million subscribers. → Read More