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Appolicious, my first real client, reviewed in Wall Street Journal

I was a founding editor and content strategist for Appolicious; preparing the site for its debut was one of my more rewarding work experiences.

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Official Samsung Galaxy Tab video released

The 7-inch Galaxy tab will be smaller than the iPad and it will run on the Android operating system. The Samsung Galaxy Tab could have slightly different versions depending on the wireless carrier, much like the Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones have different versions. Here’s my take on the Samsung Vibrant, available at T-Mobile.

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Run away from new Nike iPhone app. Try these instead

Nike lost the innovation edge as plenty of other apps (often free) have the same features: GPS-based route maps, workout results, times, distance, and the ability to share your results with others.

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Google Earth dives into the ocean

With Google Earth 1.1 for Android, users can dive into the ocean to see what our planet looks like from below.

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Slacker iPhone app adds special Lollapalooza interviews

Slacker created a Lollapalooza channel for the Slacker Radio app (free) that includes artist interviews and special song introductions recorded at Lollapalooza. Also: video of Lady Gaga with Semi Precious Weapons.

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Wine Spectator’s new iPhone app late to party

Welcome, Wine Spectator, and thanks for the free app. But here’s the problem: the app, called VintageChart+ By Wine Spectator, can be tough to find. Hundreds of apps include topics relating to wine. Basically, the app store is swimming in wine apps.

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Going to Lollapalooza? Don’t forget the iPhone

If you’re going to the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago this weekend, here some handy tools for your iPhone.

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Will Ferrell stars in exclusive iPad films

Will Ferrell starts in four exclusive films for the August iPad issue of Wired Magazine.

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Why I’ve tired of running a ‘jailbroken’ iPhone

I’ve been operating a jailbroken iPhone for more than a year and I’m sick of it.

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iPhone App shows where movies were filmed in Chicago

The Movies Filmed in Chicago app includes 197 filming locations covering 290 movie scenes.

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Five things to expect from the new iPhone

This story first appeared on Appolicious.com (and linked via Yahoo Buzz. Hilarious comments!) When Steve Jobs gives the keynote address Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, we know he will introduce a new iPhone that runs on an updated operating system, dubbed the iPhone OS 4. But we don’t know all the specifics (and surprises) those [...]

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Jobs hints that second wireless carrier will get iPhone

Less than a week before he makes an appearance on stage that people really care about, Steve Jobs said Tuesday that “there might be” another wireless carrier in the iPhone’s future, that he won’t let Gizmodo “extort” Apple over a stolen iPhone and that despite Google’s intrusion into Apple’s core businesses, his sex life is [...]

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Wired magazine comes to the iPad, featuring Adobe

Apparently, Adobe software will work on the iPad after all.  Sort of. Wired Magazine’s iPad app arrived at the iTunes store Wednesday, bringing enhanced features developed especially for Apple’s newest touch-screen device. Editions are also being planned for other tablet devices, notes Wired’s long-time editor Chris Anderson. (A video demo of the app is below.) [...]

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Will LeBron leave Cleveland? There’s an app for that!

With LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the NBA playoffs, speculation has turned to where LeBron will play next. Will he stay in Cleveland? Will he suit up for the Knicks and become the next New York idol? Or maybe he’ll follow Micheal Jordan’s giant footsteps and play for the Chicago Bulls. Fans [...]

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10 great (and mostly free) Android app suggestions

This column first appeared in Vegas Seven It’s safe to say that almost everyone in America is aware of the iPhone, but if you ask a random sampling of 100 people strolling the Strip if they are aware of an Android phone, perhaps 30 will say yes. The problem with Android is that it’s an [...]

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