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4 years ago

Articles Wikipedia Reader for iPhone

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Articles Wikipedia Reader for iPhone

Articles [$2.99 - iTunes link] is a thoughtful, elegant new Wikipedia reader and discovery tool from Sophiestication Software.

Rather than just displaying the Wikipedia.com page, Articles takes the data behind the page and reformats it in a very clean, easy-to-read format with a chapter index control to briskly skim your way through to the section(s) you want to focus on. You can search for articles, find articles based on your current location, or ask Articles to surprise you.

Two of the more interesting features are Mobile Safari-style "Pages" that allow you to keep several articles open at the same time and quickly move between them, and an interesting variation on the pull-page-down-release behavior that, rather then refreshing, toggle between orientation lock and unlock (so your iPhone won't spin content around wildly if you're reading in bed, for example).

There's also Mobile Safari-like bookmarks and history, and additional tips include double-tap-and-hold to display the chapter index, pinch or stretch to decrease/increase text size, tap-and-hold links to open articles in a new page.

Is it worth $2.99 when wikipedia.com (and other Wikipedia-based apps) are free? If you want more than the raw data, if you like the experience and features Articles provides, then absolutely. I read Wikipedia a lot and Articles is the way I'll be reading it for the foreseeable future. (They had me at multiple pages).

Screen shots after the break, and if you give it a try, let us know what you think!

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4 years ago

150,000 iPads Pre-Ordered, Which Ones are TiPb Getting?

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150,000 iPads Pre-Ordered, Which Ones are TiPb Getting?

With estimates of Apple's first weekend of iPad pre-orders already topping 150,000 units, we thought we'd take a quick look at just which models TiPb readers -- and staff -- were getting. We posted our survey on Friday, just as pre-orders started and the results can be seen above. A lot of you are either not getting one or are waiting before taking the plunge. For those of you who did pre-order, the cheapest 16GB iPad Wi-Fi was most popular, followed by the most expensive 64GB iPad 3G, and then the 32GB Wi-Fi model.

As to TiPb (and SPE!) staff, here's what we're getting and why:

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4 years ago

TiPb Apps 4.4: Paypal Mobile for iPhone (Macworld 2010)

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TiPb Apps 4.4: Paypal Mobile for iPhone (Macworld 2010)

For the last time, live from Macworld 2010, Rene and Leanna talk to Kent Griffin, Product Manager, Paypal Mobile, about their new iPhone offering that will allow developers to add easy Paypal payment integration right into their apps.

Watch along and let us know your thoughts!

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4 years ago

iTunes Play Counts for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

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iTunes Play Counts for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Apple's iTunes News feed offers some helpful advice on Play Count for Smart Playlist users, especially those with iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads:

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4 years ago

How Do You Use Gmail on Your iPhone?

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How Do You Use Gmail on Your iPhone?

Gmail may only be the 3rd most popular email service on the planet (behind Yahoo! and Hotmail) but it ranks first in the hearts of geeks everywhere and can be used in a variety of ways on the iPhone:

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4 years ago

id Software's "Rage" Coming to iPhone and iPad

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id Software's "Rage" Coming to iPhone and iPad

Doom co-creator John Carmack recently told Kotaku that we can expect to see id Software's latest epic work in progress, Rage, land on the iPhone and iPad.

”Apple doesn’t give us anything ahead of time either, so haven’t put hands on it ourselves, but we certainly are expecting to try to have our Rage title for the iPhone, iPad, whatever, working across there.”

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4 years ago

Confusing: Developers Who Complain Apple's iPhone is Closed AND Think HTML5 is the Future

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Confusing: Developers Who Complain Apple's iPhone is Closed AND Think HTML5 is the Future

TechCrunch links to noted developer Tim Bray who's taking a position as "Developer Advocate" at Google for Android but who announces it while taking a swipe at Apple's iPhone:

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4 years ago

SPE at Microsoft MIX10 for Windows Phone 7 Series -- The Competition!

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4 years ago

Monday Fun Video: Typing 83 Words a Minute on an iPhone

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Monday Fun Video: Typing 83 Words a Minute on an iPhone

Once again proving that iPhone users don't need no stinkin' hardware keyboards, this YouTube'r claims 83 words a minute on iTextSpeed [$0.99 - iTunes link] which would be impressive on a full-sized desktop, never mind an iPhone.

And if you've got mad iPhone typing skills, feel free to drop your numbers in the comments as well! (I got 22 words correct, 0 incorrect, 43 words per minute).

[148apps via Gizmodo]

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4 years ago

Facebook and MySpace Social Gaming Scams Moving to iPhone?

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Facebook and MySpace Social Gaming Scams Moving to iPhone?

According to TechCrunch, some of the worst scams in social gaming are moving from Facebook and MySpace to the iPhone:

Users are offered virtual currency in exchange for answering a quiz or some other seemingly harmless offer. But once they click through and awswer the quiz questions they’re told they need to enter their mobile phone number to get quiz results. Often there is fine print outlining the charges. But the already tiny print is completely unreadable on a mobile screen, making that disclosure meaningless even when it appears.

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