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Coming Soon: Apple CarPlay

WOW! As a very happy iPhone user since the 3GS was released, I'm excited to see this newest development from Apple that will interface the iPhone directly into a vehicle's dashboard audio system, utilizing a new automotive version called CarPlay!

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Are You The Next Steven Spielberg?

We saw it over and over again during the holidays. A teenage boy at his family's Christmas gathering, who apparently only cares about looking at his iPhone. The TV ad--titled, "Misunderstood," has a very touching surprise ending. It turns out that the young man was recording video of the various activities surrounding the family's celebration, and surprises them on Christmas morning by turning on the TV right in the middle of them opening their gifts, to present the family with a video "gift" of his own. It was a very moving

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Siri-ous Mistake

I need to make a public correction and an apology.

Earlier this week, I posted a blog titled, "Meet The 'Real' Siri." In it, I referenced a video originally posted on the tech blog theverge.com. The title of the video is, "How Siri Found Its Voice." The video shows the progression of synthesized speech, from early primitive computers to the Mattel® "Speak-And-Spell" toys and video games, all the way up to that familiar voice on our smartphones.

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Hidden Features in iOS 7

I blogged yesterday about Apple releasing their updated iOS 7 operating system for iDevices. Well, I not only updated my iPhone 5, but later Wednesday evening I was able to update my iPad as well. That one went very smoothly. Of course, with the release of the first major overhaul of the iOS in a long time comes some cool hidden features that you'll probably want to check out!

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How Did Your iOS 7 Update Go?

Like so many other users of Apple products, I anxiously awaited the release of the newest operating system update for the iPhones/iPads/iPods, iOS7. I had seen a couple of Facebook posts of articles--both pro and con--regarding whether or not one should download and install the update right away, or wait. I don't like waiting, so I went for it as soon as it was available (just after 1:00pm yesterday). How did it go for me?

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Meet The ‘Real’ Siri

With Apple releasing the iOS 7.0 update today, and the new line of iPhones this Friday, the automated voice of "Siri" will be heard a lot in the next few days. But did you know the synthesized 'voice' of Siri has an actual human voice behind her? Meet the professional voice actor whose voice is becoming one of the most-heard the world over!

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Do You Plan On Getting An Ipad For Christmas?

I purchased the ipad2 on Black Friday and received $50 off during that discounted day.  Apple really doesn't offer many discounts on days like that so I was fortunate to at least get $50 off.  I absolutely love this thing and I highly suggest getting one

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Apple releases IOS 5.0.1. with fix for iPhone battery life bugs

Apple on Thursday issued IOS 5.0.1, an incremental update for the iPhone, IPad and IPod touch that addresses a well-publicized bug that resulted in shorter battery life.

The update is now available to all users through ITunes, and will also be made available for download as an over-the-air update

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Your Favorite Phone App?

There are so many applications these days and so many different versions of apps. I think it's so cool that you can personalize your phone.  If you are a businessman you can set it up so where all of your mail, important contacts, etc

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Apple Releases IOS 5 Software, Unveils iCloud

Apple released the latest versions of the software that powers its smartphones and iPad tablet computers on Wednesday, according to Computerworld -- and unveiled its hotly anticipated iCloud service at the same time

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Chinese Teen Sells Kidney to Buy iPad 2
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Chinese Teen Sells Kidney to Buy iPad 2

Xiao Zheng, a 17-year-old living in China, wanted an iPad 2 so badly that he was willing to sell one of his vital organs to get it.

Zheng didn't have the money for the tablet computer so he responded to an online ad that offered cash for healthy

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Tech Thursday: iPhone Battery - Make It Last Longer
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Tech Thursday: iPhone Battery – Make It Last Longer

If your iPhone battery seems to be holding less and less of a charge here are some ideas to help make it last longer.

Push e-mails: If you have a number of emails accounts, your phone could be checking them as often as every fifteen minutes. If you turn off

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