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Travel guides, Urban Daddy, Yelp; while these are excellent resources for finding the pulse of a city, that pulse is often buried under trivial tourist traps, ad dollars and dated information. Enter Urbandig, an insider’s guide offering users unique city guides curated by local experts.

These guides are not just any run-of-the-mill list of recommendations; instead, these guides run the gamut from offering up the best spots for late night grub to retracing Charles Manson’s most notorious stops.

Interested? Learn more after the jump.

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I was out getting ice cream the other day with my family, and the topic of sharing books came up. My mother loves her iPad, and goes through books purchased on the iBook store voraciously. My father on the other hand, reads occasionally, but sometimes would rather just borrow a book from my mom to check it out, just like he would have years ago with the physical version. Thing is, now he can’t do that.

“The Kindle will let you lend out books, and so will other ereaders and tablets. What makes iTunes and Apple this ‘great’ ecosystem that no one can beat?”

I played with my spoon in my ice cream for a minute, and after some thought I said, “Well Dad, let me give you three reasons.”

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Now that Fall is just about here, for sports fans, that means one thing: football! For me as a sports fan, it also means other things. The baseball season is wrapping up, the PGA Tour is heading to the “silly” season, and yes, even the MLS is starting to wrap up.

With not having cable TV in our house and always being out and about, I needed an iPhone app to stay on top of all of my different teams and sports, as well as the latest scores and highlights. Sportacular is an app that does a lot of the things that I need and want and works really well, for the most part. Let me show you around.
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It’s Productivity Week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and all week we’re going to have app reviews and how-tos, all based on getting things done. Plus, we’ll even pull some classic reviews out of the archives. Stay tuned all week!

One of the great things I love about my iPhone is the ability to stay organized. When trying to coordinate schedules between myself and my wife, it’s so crucial that we know what is going on throughout each day. And now with a baby, it is that much more important that we work together efficiently.

The iPhone calendar app is okay — it gets the job done — but like anything else, I always try to see if I can find something different; something that will do the job just a little bit better. Week Calendar does that and more. It packs a ton of features into the calendar and I honestly believe this could replace the official calendar app. Let’s get into it more after the break.

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It’s Productivity Week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and all week we’re going to have app reviews and how-tos, all based on getting things done. Plus, we’ll even pull some classic reviews out of the archives. Stay tuned all week!

Some of the editors here on the AppStorm network have recently taken to using 37signals’ project management web app Basecamp. If you’ve never used Basecamp before, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s a really great service for organizing multiple team members and collaborating on projects together, and I’m really enjoying using it so far.

However, I immediately noticed two things that I wanted as part of my Basecamp experience. The first thing is a native Mac client, so I didn’t have to be logged into the web app all day long. The second thing I was looking for, for which I have found a very satisfying solution, is the ability to check up on my Basecamp projects on my phone.

This is where Headquarters comes in. Headquarters is a beautifully designed third-party iPhone app designed to keep you connected to your projects when you’re away from your computer. Want more info? Find it after the jump.

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For Facebook users it’s easy as pie to keep in touch with your friends. Their official iPhone app was released a little while ago and included support for major bits of functionality. However, chatting wasn’t very easily possible, even in mobile Safari. It seems iPhone users have been stuck without a good Facebook mobile messaging solution.

The new Facebook Messenger app includes everything you would expect in a Facebook messaging client. There is a lot of functionality designed specifically for mobile users which ties into your Facebook account, and it helps keep you in touch with your friends wherever you are! To get started all you’ll need is a Facebook account, some free time and to hit that little More button to read our review.

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Although we didn’t get any official word on a new iPhone this summer, we did get word of a new service that replaces MobileMe, costs nothing and adds features, and it’s named iCloud. Seems like a win-win proposition, right?

It is, but some people have been wondering what it really means for them. iCloud is neat, but will it change the way they use their iPhone? Does it make a difference it what iPhone you purchase? Turns out that iCloud is more than just a simple syncing service, and it could just change the decisions you make when it comes time to buy that new iPhone.

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With the advent of the iPhone 4, taking pictures and shooting videos has become increasingly better and more enjoyable. Combine that with the ability to quickly upload and share your media, and you’ll get a lot of people’s attention. Take Instagram, for example. It’s an iPhone photo sharing app that can easily take a picture, apply a filter and share it with the many social sharing sites, all within a minute or so. Quick, easy, shareable — that is what people are looking for in an iPhone app when it comes to photos and video.

This is where Socialcam comes into play; it does those very things and does a good job of it. Socialcam lets you shoot high quality video, upload it to your favorite sharing sites and be able to interact with other Socialcam users as well. Let’s find out more after the jump.
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All over the world, there are millions of hidden treasures called geocaches just waiting to be found. People just like you create and hide little boxes with stuff in them such as coins, marbles, pencils and more, and upload the coordinates to the official  Geocaching site . You only need a GPS or GPS-enabled device and the coordinates to one of them, and the adventure begins! Just remember, you can’t just find one of them and take everything in it. The rule is, if you take something, you need to put something else back in.

There are many ways you can practice Geocaching, like visiting geocaching.com, getting the coordinates to one of the caches, and use the Maps application on your iPhone to find the treasures. But the official Geocaching app makes it so much easier, as we’re about to discover.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting myPhoneDesktop. The developer describes myPhoneDesktop as a way to link up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your home or office computer. Just as the Internet links people, myPhoneDesktop links your computer with your iDevice. Whether you need to make a phone call, send a long SMS, copy a large amount of text, send a long and complicated URL or store an image on your iPad or iPhone, myPhoneDesktop streamlines your workflow.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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