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High-Fliers of the App Store

Save for the fact that these birds don’t fly, they truly are the high-fliers of the app store, having accomplished more than any other application or developer could ever dream of. At the top of the charts, four flightless birds reign over the app store. It seems birds, well the

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“Angry Birds: The Movie” Trailer Released

I’ve been hearing about popular games being turned into movies, particularly with the number one series on the app store, Angry Birds. Recently, a comical trailer was released by YouTube user, Rooster Teeth, which showcases some storyline added to the game’s goal of killing pigs. Check it out below! I’m

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Best Technology Super Bowl Commercials 2011

Technology companies ruled the roost this year with the Super Bowl commercials. Best Buy’s ad last night featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Beiber told us that Best Buy would buy back our old products when we decide to upgrade. Seriously? What is the catch? Here is the scale posted on

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Rovio Mobile and 20th Century Fox Tease Us With Trailer for New Game ‘Angry Birds Rio’

While the rest of the iPA team is out in San Francisco at the much anticipated, MacWorld 2011 I’m still sitting at home trying to find as many solid, cool and new things that I can instead of moping about missing out on all of the fun. Just a few

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Get Travel Times Based on Traffic in Google Maps

Even though there are plenty of great navigation apps in the App Store, Google Maps on the iPhone is still one of the best ways to get basic navigation info. I especially like it because it gives me a good idea of how long it'll take to get to a destination. However, in some cases it'll be necessary to get travel times with current traffic conditions factored in. To do this, simply enable the "Show Traffic" option before requesting directions, and traffic will be factored in. If it's working, you should see your estimated travel time followed by the words "with traffic."

Bonus tip; if you've already requested directions but forgot to enable traffic, simply enable it, tap "Edit," then "Route," and Maps should recalculate based on traffic. Enjoy!

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Google Maps for the iPhone Now Including Ads

Even though Google Maps on the iPhone is free, it's still Google and Google is in the business of selling ads. Per The Apple Blog, Google is now serving up sponsored ad links with its Google Maps app for the iPhone. It may not be your thing, but it's something you'll have to deal with.

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Help Document iPhone 3G Network Speeds Around The World

Apple's iPhone 3G ads tout the new iPhone 3G as being fast, but just how fast is it? The ads make it seem a little utopian, showing it loading webpages almost instantaneously. However, while almost everyone agrees 3G is an improvement, it's not nearly that fast in real life. Secondly, speeds differ for everyone. So, the only real way to find out how fast the iPhone 3G is is to ask people who use it in your area, and that's exactly what Wired is doing.

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iPhone Causing Increase In Mobile Maps Usage

One of the great things about the iPhone is that it makes it easy and simple to find your way no matter where you are thanks to the Google Maps app. According to internet US age analyst comScore, the use of mobile maps have jumped 82% in the US and 72% in the UK.

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