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Chicago Sun-Times Reviews Wireless iPad Keyboards

Chicago Sun-Times Reviews Wireless iPad Keyboards

Andy Ihnatko of the Chicago Sun Times recently published a nice roundup of recommended wireless keyboards for the iPad. Although he breaks his recommendations down into some pretty vague categories (see below), his top recommendation seems to be the Apple […]

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Buying the 16-GB Version of the New iPad? Consider the Retina Display Means Bigger File Sizes. A Lot Bigger.

Buying the 16-GB Version of the New iPad? Consider the Retina Display Means Bigger File Sizes. A Lot Bigger.

Buyers of the 16-GB version of new iPad may find themselves running out of memory a lot faster thanks to the new Retina Display. According to Vietnamese site Tinhte, who got their hands on a new iPad a little early, […]

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Why AppleCare+ for iPad May Be Worth Buying

Why AppleCare+ for iPad May Be Worth Buying

I recently wrote an article about why AppleCare+ for iPhone isn’t worth buying, basically because repair costs aren’t that much more expensive without it than with it. But now, Apple has introduced AppleCare+ for iPad, and while I still feel […]

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Review: Agenda Is a Nice Replacement for the iPhone’s Calendar App

Review: Agenda Is a Nice Replacement for the iPhone's Calendar App

It wasn’t until I tried the Agenda ($0.99) calendar app that I realized the iPhone’s default Calendar app is kind of annoying to use, especially when it comes to its interface. Where Calendar forces the user to tap tiny buttons […]

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iPhone Tips: How to Block SMS Text Message Spam

iPhone Tips: How to Block SMS Text Message Spam

Text-message spam is not only annoying, it can hurt you in the wallet when each message costs you money. With the help of wireless carriers though, there are a few ways for iPhone users to combat SMS text-message spam. Text […]

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Is AppleCare+ for the iPhone Worth It? (It Covers Accidental Damage)

Is AppleCare+ for the iPhone Worth It? (It Covers Accidental Damage)

A lot of people are interested in insuring their iPhone for accidental damage. Until last year, only third-party companies offered insurance for the iPhone. But in 2011, Apple stepped up to the plate and now offers AppleCare+ for iPhone. In […]

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Basics: The iPhone’s Screen Brightness Settings, Explained

Basics: The iPhone's Screen Brightness Settings, Explained

The iPhone has a feature called Auto-Brightness that is turned on by default and will automatically control the brightness of your iPhone’s screen. Auto-Brightness will dim or brighten the screen depending on ambient light levels. It uses a sensor behind […]

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Basics: The iPhone’s Separate Volume Controls for Ringtones and General Audio

Basics: The iPhone's Separate Volume Controls for Ringtones and General Audio

A little-known and somewhat confusing fact about the iPhone is that it has two different volume levels: one for ringtones/alerts, and one for general audio. And the confusing part is that both can be controlled with the iPhone’s volume buttons. […]

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Basics: What Does the iPhone Ringer Switch Mute (And Not Mute)?

Basics: What Does the iPhone Ringer Switch Mute (And Not Mute)?

The iPhone’s ringer switch seems like it should be a simple thing. You move the iPhone’s ringer switch to the “mute” position, and all sound is muted, right? Wrong. Just ask the gentleman who infamously brought the New York Philharmonic […]

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Cool iPhone App Lets You View the Current Temperature on the Home Screen (Without Jailbreak!)

Cool iPhone App Lets You View the Current Temperature on the Home Screen  (Without Jailbreak!)

It’s amazing how app developers figure out clever ways around the iPhone’s limitations. For example, have you ever wanted to view the current temperature on your home screen? Sure, with iOS 5, you can use the new weather widget in […]

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