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Reeder for iPhone hit the App Store in September of 2009. Although it initially lacked some key features, it quickly became popular and is now one of the best RSS readers for the iPhone. Since the iPad’s release, many Reeder users have been waiting with bated breath for an iPad version. They’re finally in luck; the developer submitted Reeder for iPad last week, and it should be available soon.

For those not familiar with Reeder, it’s an RSS reader that syncs with your Google Reader account. Since it’s obviously not the first app of its kind on the iPad—NetNewsWire is the big-name competition—I’m going to talk a little bit first about what separates Reeder from all the apps already in the App Store.


Twitter recently shocked the developer world by abandoning their own lackluster iPhone app and acquiring Atebits in order to get their hands on Tweetie, an award winning app that has received incredibly high acclaim.

Users rejoiced, developers felt threatened, and Atebits founder Loren Brichter landed a job on the Twitter mobile team. Now the dust has settled and Tweetie has been rebranded and relaunched as simply “Twitter.” The biggest upside is that the app is now free and rumor has it, the upcoming update to the Mac app will follow suit.

Today we’ll go over Twitter for iPhone from the ground up for those not familiar with Tweetie. For those that are, we’ll point out the changes and upgrades along the way.


Since the original iPhone launched in 2007, users have been browsing the Web with Mobile Safari, Apple’s built-in browser. Now, for the first time iPhone users have the option to choose another browser: Opera Mini.

Opera brings a different browsing perspective to the iPhone with more emphasis on tabbed browsing and, not surprisingly, placing more importance on Web content with features such as Saved Pages.


Services like Favstar.FM, Tweeteorites, and (the now defunct) Farvd, brought about a new dimension to using Twitter. The drive to get favorited. Now, I’m going to break something to you. You know those hilarious guys you follow, cranking out one-liners all day long? This is going to be shocking, but most of those tweets aren’t off the top of their head.

The raw material needs to be revised, perfected, and crafted into the perfect message. Let me introduce you to Birdhouse – a notepad for your not-quite-ready tweets!


Today’s review is for the all the technicians and geeks in the audience. You’re iPhone is convenient because it’s always with you, and iNet Pro will make it even more convenient, by bringing dozens of technical tidbits to your fingertips in only a few taps.

As you’ll see in this review, iNet Pro not only offers a wide set of networking features; it also provides excellent flexibility and many options. Read on to see why iNet Pro should be in any geek’s toolbox!


Stephen Fry—British writer, actor, and geek extraordinaire—recently wrote of the iPad, “One melancholy thought occurs as my fingers glide and flow over the surface of this astonishing object: Douglas Adams is not alive to see the closest thing to his Hitchhiker’s Guide that humankind has yet devised.”

That is a sad fact indeed; apps like Articles and Wikipanion have essentially made The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy a reality, and Douglas Adams, who died in 2001, missed seeing the fantastic mesh of software, hardware, and network that made his dream real by only a few years.

Human ingenuity being what it is, though, the capabilities of the iPhone and the iPad have already begun to overtake the capabilities of The Hitchhiker’s Guide, and WolframAlpha is a great example of that. Today we’ll be looking at how this knowledge and functionality is packed into a simple iPhone app.


The news-driven social network Digg was, in my memory, quite an early adopter of mobile technology. Their mobile site,, has now been around for a couple of years. However, Digg has stayed out of the full-fledged dedicated app game for some reason, leaving Digg fans searching the App Store with only a handful of third party apps ranging from adequate to average at best.

Finally, the guys at Digg have taken the hint and released their first dedicated iPhone app. It’s free to download and super easy to use. Let’s take a closer look.


I should probably preface this review by telling you two things about myself. The first is that every application on my iPhone’s homescreen—with the sole exception of Settings—is devoted to acquiring, organising, or sharing information. The second is that I’m an interface snob. The only good software is pretty software.

Articles is a Wikipedia app. It lets you search, surf and share Wikipedia articles. It doesn’t allow you to sign in or edit those articles, but I have a hard time holding that against an iPhone app; editing Wikipedia on a device with a 320×480 screen would be a nightmare no matter how elegant, useful, and attractive the rest of the app is.


Generally speaking, your iPhone isn’t the best device for analysing complex statistics. If you manage a website of any kind, navigating your way around apps such as Analytics can quickly become difficult and tiresome. You’ll also regularly find yourself looking in different places for traffic data, RSS reader information, and Twitter stats.

Ego is a wonderfully simple app developed by Garrett Murray for accessing all this information in one place. You won’t find any in-depth graphs or visitor reports – just a basic set of data from various services such as Twitter, Google Analytics, Mint, and Feedburner.


Apple’s MobileMe service is a full-featured “cloud” service. With email, calendar, a photo gallery, and cloud storage app, they’ve really made a one-stop shop. It’s far from perfect, but works well for many people. One area lacking is that, until recently, there was no mobile counterpart for several of the MobileMe features. Most notably photo galleries and iDisk.

You’ll be pleased to know that in recent months, Apple has stepped up to fill that gap in the shape of iDisk and Gallery. With these, your MobileMe experience is complete (when coupled with the apps built into your iPhone already). This review will take a look at both pieces of software, and see what they have to offer.


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