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Weekly Poll

This is our second special week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and now we want to know what you, our readers, think. Do you like these special theme weeks? Would you like to see another? Let us know in the poll to the right, and we’ll get it handled!

It’s Game Week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and all this week we’re going to have tons of reviews, giveaways and other good stuff, all centered around the gaming world!

To kick off Game Week, let’s just hit this one right with the obvious: Are you a gamer? Do you find yourself furiously tapping the screen trying to get the next level, or just casually playing solitaire while you wait for your doctor’s appointment?

We want to know, so answer the question in the poll to the right!

My wife loves downloading the latest games for her iPhone. Me, I’m a bit of a productivity and social networking junkie, both which are a bit of a blessing and a curse since I’m in the business of writing app reviews. The rest of my family is a bit of a hodge-podge of app junkies, with my father seemingly always looking for a new weather app, while my mother wants to get that perfect to-do list sorted out.

What about you? What’s your favorite type of app to buy? You know the drill: post your answer in the comments and let us know!

My wife recently got a new job, and as part of the gig, she received a cell phone allowance to go towards her regular monthly bill. Now I thought I was OK what with our 1400 minute family plan and all that, but after I looked at our latest bill, I realized that she used 1300 minutes by herself! Thankfully, we’ve got free mobile-to-mobile calling, because otherwise that would’ve been one heck of a bill!

As usual, it got me thinking about what kind of plans that our readers are on, so I figured I’d put the question out there. Do you use tons of minutes or are you good with the minimums? Let us know in the poll.

For Christmas last year, I bought my parents an AppleTV, and promptly found out that their archaic television setup wouldn’t work with the system. They debated buying a new TV, but at the time, just couldn’t justify the buy, so the AppleTV sat there collecting dust. Yesterday, after months of waxing philosophic over the subject, they broke down and bought a new set, and we connected the AppleTV immediately, making them happy people.

This got me thinking about the conversion they’ve made to Apple products over the past year, which has been quite extensive. A year ago, they each owned an iPod and an iPhone, but today, they have an iMac, AppleTV and more, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. Then I started counting my own Apple collection, and wondered about how many you all own.

So satisfy my curiosity: How many Apple products do you own?

When iOS 5 came out, we were given a new set of options: Sync via USB cable, or by Wi-Fi, each one with their own advantages and disadvantages. With Wi-Fi sync, you can still use the phone normally and get things done as long as you don’t leave the Wi-Fi network. USB lets you transfer photos and videos into your iPhoto library (assuming you don’t have Photo Stream running), but you’re stuck tethered to your computer.

So what’s your method of choice? Let us know in the poll to the right.

This past weekend we discussed iCloud and its current shortcomings, but we also know fully that not everyone is having these problems. But since there are so many people out there using it — and we assume many of you as well — we figured we would put it to a poll. How is iCloud working for you? Are you having any problems or is everything hunky dory? Let us know in the poll to the right!

The iPhone 4S has been out on the market for a few weeks now, and even though it’s flying off the virtual shelves, not everyone is convinced if it’s a good purchase or not. What do you think?

Sure, we could make this complicated by bringing in contract info and all that, but let’s just make this plain and simple: Is it worth it? Forget about whether your contract is ready to expire. If all things were equal, is the iPhone 4S worth the purchase or does it just not hold enough allure for you to buy one? Let us know in the poll to the right.

The iPhone is an amazing device, and iTunes is pretty neat in itself, even if it’s not quite perfect. But one issue with the whole system is putting movies and TV shows on your iOS device.

Technically, the way to do it is to download your videos from iTunes, but what do you do with all of those DVDs that you already own? According to those fancy warnings at the beginning of every DVD and VHS tape I’ve ever seen, you’re not supposed to copy them no matter if you own them or not.

So what do you do? Do you buy your stuff from iTunes or just run the risk and burn your movies yourself? Let us know in the completely anonymous poll to the right.

Ten days ago, Apple opened up preorder sales on the iPhone 4S, and a week later it was in stores, ready to be scooped up by anyone willing to wait in line.

But now we’re three days out from the official launch day, and although the hype hasn’t really died down, we still know who’s an early adopter, who is waiting for other reasons or who doesn’t want one at all.

What side of the fence are you on? Let us know in the poll!

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