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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Apple iPad 2 Review: Can You Notice the Changes?

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Is It Worth Upgrading From The Original iPad?

Only you can decide whether it’s really worth upgrading your iPad if you already own one. You’re not going to notice any major changes, and many of them can be seen simply by upgrading your old iPad to the newest operating system.

That said, if you love technology then you’ll definitely want to upgrade for the faster performance, and some of the newest features such as the two cameras, improved gameplay thanks to the new gyroscope, and new apps such as iMovie for putting together your own videos and home movies. In fact the camera alone could be worth it if you’ve been waiting for it ever since the first iPad was released. You’ll also want to consider the fact that you can recoup some of the costs by selling your old iPad if it’s in good condition.

Pros And Cons Of The iPad 2

There’s a major pro to owning the iPad 2 – it’s cool and it’s fun! At first thought, this might not sound like much of a reason for shelling out on a new gadget. But if you’ve ever played with a friend’s iPad then you’ll know what I’m talking about. All of your reservations go out of the window once you get your hands on it and start playing with all of the apps.

In all seriousness, the iPad 2 has found a huge, unexpected market. On the one hand it’s an extremely capable productivity device, used by business people all over the world to keep up with emails, check appointments and work on documents. On the other it’s just the right size for watching movies, playing games, and keeping up to date with various websites.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy the Amazon Kindle Over Other Gadgets

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The Amazon Kindle has held its place at the top of the Amazon.com bestseller list for months now, and is still selling in huge numbers. With each generation, Amazon have improved the features and made it more accessible for other eBook formats. But if you’re still on the fence about whether you should buy the Kindle or another eBook reader/ tablet computer, here are five reasons why the Kindle is a winner.

1) You Only Use It To Read

There are many people out there asking why buy a Kindle when you could buy something fancy like an iPad? For a start, the Kindle costs far less. Secondly, you may not want all the bells and whistles that come with devices such as the iPad.

The truth is that the Kindle focuses on one thing: reading. Because of this, Amazon do their best to bring you the best reading experience possible. Sure, you could read eBooks on the iPad, but you wouldn’t get the benefit of the e-Ink screen, you’d find that your eyes quickly get tired out, and that you can’t read the screen out in bright sunlight.

If you love reading and want a device that won’t ruin the experience of reading physical books then the Kindle is definitely the option for you.

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A Guide To Reading Kindle eBooks On Third Party Devices

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Kindle eBooks are becoming more and more popular – and the good news is that you can still read them even if you don’t own a Kindle, or you don’t have a Kindle on you.

All of Amazon’s Kindle apps are free to download from the Amazon website, and mean that even people who don’t own a Kindle can still read Kindle eBooks! If you wish to buy any Kindle books, all you need to do is sign up for an account through Amazon and purchase in the same way as you would with any other item on the Amazon website.

Kindle For PC, Mac, iPhone And iPad

Amazon have created applications for reading Kindle books on both Mac and PC. The app is simple to use and makes use of the full size of your screen for reading eBooks.

If you own an iPhone or an iPad then don’t think you’re limited to Apple’s own eBook reading app. In fact, go to the app store and you’ll find Kindle available to download for free, helping to expand its use even further.

Shopping For New Books

Not only do the Kindle apps for PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad mean you can read your Kindle books in different ways, you can also buy them through these apps, too! Search for and download free samples of books you may be interested in reading, and buy the full version if you like it. Or buy from the Amazon.com website – the choice is yours.

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Amazon Kindle With 3G + Wifi: Is the Added 3G Connectivity Really Necessary?

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Although the Kindle in general is widely regarded as the best eBook reader on the market today, you might still have a hard time deciding which model to buy. The Kindle comes in two broad types – the Wi-Fi only model, and the Wi-Fi plus 3G model.

The Benefits Of Added 3G

Amazon state that the main reason for the 3G connectivity is so that you’ll have the ability to browse the Kindle store and download both free and paid eBooks from 100 different locations around the world. Amazon have exceptionally good coverage on their 3G network. Whether you’re just away from home without a Wi-Fi connection, or you’re traveling abroad, you’ll always have access to new eBooks to read. This is very useful for true book lovers!

Another benefit is the fact that you can use the free 3G connection for purposes other than downloading new Kindle eBooks. You can open up the experimental web browser and check your emails if you have no other way of doing it. Bear in mind that the Kindle wasn’t made for web browsing – the browser is a little clunky – but it’s still better than nothing in an emergency!

If you’re reading on your Kindle away from a Wi-Fi connection then you may find it useful to quickly look up information. For example, you may want to find out more about a certain author on Wikipedia. The 3G connection means this is possible in many more locations than with the Wi-Fi only model.

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Is the Motorola Xoom a Worthy iPad 2 Competitor?

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It’s been more than 2 months since the release of the Motorola XOOM and many have named it as the best android tablet currently on the market. But of cause the natural question everyone is asking, is how does the Motorola Xoom stack up against the iPad2. Is the Xoom a real competitor to Apple’s iPad or is it just another also ran like many of the tablets that have come before it.

On paper Motorola’s Xooms specs compare favorably against both the iPad and iPad 2.

  • It ‘s driven by a 1 GHz dual core processor,
  • 1 GB of RAM,
  • 1200 x 800 screen resolution
  • 2 cameras (5 MP rear and 3 MP front).
  • Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), an operating system customized for tablets.
  • In terms of price the Wi-Fi only version of the Xoom with 32 GB of storage is slightly more expensive than the iPad 2 with the same specs.

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What is a Tablet PC?

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I am sure you have repeatedly heard different things about the famous iPad. It is a device that has been sold in over 3 million copies since it was launched. It has been so successful that a whole frenzy has started about the whole category of devices that are similar to the iPad: the tablet PC frenzy. So what are tablet PC devices really? Well, to put it simple they are mobile computers. You could be awestruck because of not seeing a keyboard, but the main characteristic of tablet PCs is that their input device is a touch screen. You communicate with your device directly through its screen. This is probably why tablet PCs are continuously growing in popularity; as a user you interact a lot easier with your device. → Read More

Media Speculation Points To iPad 3 Release This Fall

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Given that the iPad 2 is yet to be released, any talk of an iPad 3 will seem irrelevant and futile to most people. But a number of media reports making their rounds online suggest that the iPad 3 may be released much sooner than most people expect with a prominent technology commentator expecting a fall 2011 release. The reason behind the abrupt release of the iPad 3 seems to be the competition. While the iPad remains the undisputed leader of the tablet space, a number of new tablets like the Android 3 based Motorola Xoom and HP’s WebOS based TouchPad are to be released soon. → Read More

Apple Set to Launch iPad 2

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Apple has started producing an improved version of the current iPad. According to sources, the new iPad 2 is expected to include a built-in camera and a faster processor. Sources added that the updated iPad will be slimmer than the earlier model and will also weigh less while featuring the same digital display. The new iPad will also have a better graphics processor and more memory capacity as compared to the current device. Sources also said that the new iPad was being manufactured by the Hon Hai Precision Industry Co → Read More

Apple to Overhaul App Store Policies

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The various applications or “apps” available on the Apple iPhone and the recent iPad have played a major role in the popularity of these devices. On its part, Apple has always allowed third party developers to develop apps and distribute them via Apple’s online app store. This is set to change even as Apple takes extra measures to regulate its app store. A number of app developers including Sony have been asked by Apple to discontinue selling e-books via their apps unless the sale is routed through Apple’s gateway. Apple’s new app policy has already claimed its first victim – Sony’s iPhone app which would have allowed users to browse and purchase e-books from the Sony Reader Store. → Read More