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Tonight, on the iMore show...!

The iMore show returns tonight to with all the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iOS 6 talk that's unfit to print. (Which is pretty much why we just say it out loud.)

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iMore, ADN, and the importance of different answers

We've had @iMore set up on App.net for a while now but this week we flipped the switch to start posting our stories there. We're using IFTTT.com to handle the posts, and it's not a great solution. Basically it checks the iMore RSS from Twitter and then copies that over to ADN. Unfortunately that includes @replies, which I'd rather it didn't. That's part of the reason we waited -- hoping that something better would come along, like the twitterfeed.com service we use for Twitter, but nothing seems to have so far. We could have kept waiting, but because two major barriers to entry dropped last week, and APN picked up steadily, it made sense to start now. We had readers there, they wanted to get iMore content there, it's our job to provide it.

And here's how we'll do it.

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Letters with Pooh for iPhone and iPad review

Letters with Pooh is an educational app for the iPhone and iPad by Disney to help kids identify and write letters of the alphabet. Your kids will join Winnie Pooh on his quest for honey by tracing letters, collecting letter balloons, finding missing letters, and more. Letters with Pooh is very interactive and even lets you personalize the experience by allowing you to record all the leters of the alphabet in your voice.

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Iterate 31: Vermette

Marc, Justin, and Rene discuss App.net, Netbot, the challenges facing Twitter devs, and Android and iOS interface gripes, and interview Sam Vermette of the Transit App. This is Iterate!

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Tweetglass for iPad review

Tweetglass, the Twitter client formally known as Quip, is a an iPad Twitter app that focuses on automatically streamlining and condensing your timeline, especially when it comes to conversations. It was recently updated with streaming over Wi-Fi, list support, read-later support, performance improvements, and more.

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How to replace a cracked screen on an iPhone 4S

If you've cracked the screen on your iPhone 4S and didn't opt for AppleCare+ or insurance through your carrier, you can DIY repair the screen yourself. While it isn't the easiest repair to perform, it's definitely doable with the right parts and tools.

And we'll walk you through it every step of the way.

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iMore Special Edition: Subscribe now via RSS or iTunes

A couple of months ago we decided to relaunch iMore's Sunday show, but with a decidedly different twist. Instead of artificially dividing up Apple's increasingly interconnected, if cyclical, product lines into separate shows, or merely doubling up on the Wednesday iMore show format, we wanted to try something more audacious. We wanted to invite on some of the best and brightest minds in tech media and analysis and go deeper than the headlines. We wanted to explore Apple and its competitors, and the way media treats (and sometimes mistreats) them. We wanted to delve into strategies, challenge perceptions, and try to provide nuance, context, and perspective beyond what a sound bite or pull quote allows. And, based on our guests so far, I think we've gotten off to a great start.

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Tweetglass is the new Quip: Same great Twitter app for iPad, now with even more features

Due to some unfortunate legal drama, the highly conversational Twitter app formerly known as Quip is now known as Tweetglass, and it's been given a 1.1 update and some new features to go along with the new name.

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Apple begins shipping new iPods for mid-October delivery. Has yours shipped yet?

Introduced at the iPhone 5 event last month but not scheduled for released until October, Apple has just begun sending out shipping notifications for new iPod touch and iPad nano orders. Many of our readers, and yours truly, received texts and emails this morning with the details. Mine are set to arrive in here in Canada in just under a week, on Oct. 15.

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Barriers to entry

App.net (ADN), an alternative to Twitter that seeks to better balance the needs of the platform owners with developers and users, saw substantial growth in the last couple of weeks. This is partly due to the arrival of popular clients -- for end users the interface is the app, after all, and familiarity is a huge feature. In addition to attracting attention, these clients reduced the learning curve and the stress level often associated with platform change. ADN also lowered the cost of their service. Initially ADN cost $50 a year for a non-developer account, which was a substantial barrier to entry for anyone but the geekiest of geek users (#227, at your service). While $50 is less than some people spend on fancy caffeinated beverages each month, it still feels like a big up-front expense for something that may or may not provide a significant return. ADN dropped the yearly price to $36, but what's more, they introduced a new $5 monthly option. $5 a month is actually $60 a year, which is more expensive than it was previously, but far more people will be willing to give ADN a chance at $5 than $50, as any substantial period of time beyond a few days blurs towards the amorphous. It's a lower up-front cost, and hence, lower up-front risk.

It's objection handling at the product level, and it's smart business. It's something Apple has been doing going on a decade, and something they're doing especially well with iOS devices right now.

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