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Thousands of Top Ranked Audio Books - For Free on iPhones and iPads, If You Know Where and How!

November 30th, 2010 by admin

OverDrive Media Console

Overdrive is making it possible for us to enjoy books for free on our iPads as well as our iPhones. That is because Overdrive provides us with free software that is also used by hundreds of libraries around the world, and allows us to borrow books and enjoy on our mobile devices.

Now lots of libraries offer the service and while only some books are available in this format, many libraries now have hundreds of books that can be “read” on our iPhones. A quick check at overdrive will tell you whether there is a library near you that offers this service. And remember, its free! Potentially hundreds of books  can be enjoyed this way!For example, I am a Vince Flynn fan - and 5 of his books have been published in the MP3 format, including “Extreme Measures” which I am currently reading (again) in anticipation of his latest release, American Assassin. Overdrive shows that this title is available at dozens of libraries around the US. When I click the link to the South Jersey Regional Library,  for example, there it is!

Free audiobooks for iPhone

So long as we are (or become) a member of the library, we can borrow this book for free - and enjoy it on our iPhone. For details of how to get the software, just visit the overdrive site. You can also download the free Overdrive Media Console App, which provides access to over 10,000 libraries world wide. Apart from the freeness, and the extraordinary ease of access, these audiobooks automatically expire when the borrowing time is up - so no late fees!!

A final note - at this stage music and videos cannot be borrowed this way from libraries (and very few mobile devices are able to do this) but:

 OverDrive WMA Music Support “Apple Devices - Special Considerations

(many) OverDrive WMA Music titles can be transferred to Apple devices on a title-by-title basis (where permitted by the publisher or record label) using the Transfer Wizard in OverDrive Media Console v3.2.0.5 (or newer) for Windows®.”

Its not difficult to borrow books this way and every library provides guidance to help get us setup. Check it out!

November 27th, 2010 by admin

We love nothing better than to let our readers know about a cool FREE apps that are as yet undiscovered by the masses! We think that this app is a beauty. The app allows us to make business cards (including using photos) and to share simply by shaking our iPhone near another smart phone! Check out the demo:

The apps is called Card Shake  and is free. There is a great site to back the app - so go check it out.

Black Friday iphone Download Specials

November 24th, 2010 by admin

As per our promise, we have some great App specials for you.

First up is the Readdle special. These guys have an impressive line up of specials:

1) ReaddleDocs ($4.99 ⇒ $0.99) - save $4

2) Scanner Pro ($6.99 ⇒ $0.99) - save $6!!

3) OneDisk ($4.99 ⇒ $0.99) - save $4

4) Flash Drive ($4.99 ⇒ $0.99) - save $4

5) PDF Expert ($4.99 ⇒ $0.99) - save $4

6) Take a Note ($4.99 ⇒ $0.99)  - save $4

7) BookReader ($4.99 ⇒ $0.99) - save $4

That’s a total saving of $30! Not sure what some of the apps do? Who cares, with those savings it is definitely worth checking them out. Its all explained on the Readdle site, anyway. You will also get the chance to win one of three iPads. Only open to those that have purchased an App though!

OK - and we also have some Apps on special from Vitotechnology
star, constellations, planets on your iPhone1) Star Walk top ranking stargazing guide
for iPhone (usually $2.99) - $0.99
for iPad (usually $4.99) - $0.99

2) Solar Walk 3d solar system model
 to do list, task management, project sharing, organization tooluniversal for iPhone and iPad (usually $2.99) - $0.99

3) Geo Walk - spinnable globe of fun facts
for iPhone (usually $0.99) - FREE
for iPad (usually $2.99) - $0.99

safe pain and symptom relief4) Family Doctor - symptoms and diagnosis home medical advisor
for iPhone (usually $4.99) - $0.99

For a total saving from VitoTechnology of $14

So $45 off all these apps altogether. That’s pretty cool.

iPhone Downloads Mayhem About to Hit!

November 22nd, 2010 by admin

Do you love a good deal? Well, this is a quick post to alert you to keep an eye out for our next post, because we have an offer (and we cannot post it till Wed) that will save you over $30 on some pretty hot-to-trot apps.

Scanner Pro: scan multipage documents, upload to Dropbox and Evernote

Just to whet your anticipation - the apps do some pretty impressive tasks…. including a pocket scanner (what can’t an iPhone do?) and a book reader app.  And they are all normally expensive apps - but none will cost more that .99c for the time of the sale. Now regular readers will know that we usually ONLY post about freebies. But this is such an impressive slae that we have decided to let everyone know about it.

But wait, there’s more… because if you buy one of these super cheap apps, you can then go into a contest run by the app developers to win 3 iPads.

OK, check back on Wed to get all the details of this super deal. :)

Watch Excerpts from the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on your iphone

November 17th, 2010 by admin

  We present you with a rare opportunity to watch a video of the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

This fantastic annual event is staged and managed by the Latin Recording Academy, and was held this year at  the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on November 11, 201. There are bound to be quite a few YouTube videos of the event - but as they get taken down  almost as fast as they are uploaded to YouTube (LatinGrammy seem quite determined to be the sole source of media on the event) you are going to have to keep a close eye out to enjoy watching them before they are gone again!

If you want to watch the arrival of the beautiful people to the event, watch this:

Of course, its all in Spanish - but we can kinda figure out what it’s all about anyway.

Oh boy, remember when it used to be possible to watch thesetype of events on YouTube? I think the Latin Recording Academy are making a mistake keeping this tight a hold on what can be shown. OK - we can watch videos on their site. But NOT from our iPhones!

Free iPhone Music Download For All You Romantics

November 14th, 2010 by admin

Free music, free apps and lotsa love? Again we have a viral love-video made using iPhone apps. This one is a beauty  and has gotten over a million views in month since it was posted:

Now, we know you are all going to want to do your own romantic love video, so we thought you would all want to know which iPhone apps were used in the making.

First up, the skywriting was done with the Swakker skywriter app. (Side story: the viral promo for Swakker has been so good that the developer  is gonna give the happy couple free plane tickets to Hawaii for their honeymoon as a thank you to Chad!). The Swakker app is free.

Then there is the 3d drum kit which is also a free iPhone download. We have recommended this app in a previous post. This is used to play some of the beat for the song “Addicted to You” along with the - Nlog  Free Synth- a cool free synthesizer that makes a pretty good sound, don’t you agree?

Also recommended in a previous iPhonegizmo post, is the love calc - an essential guide for all romantics!

We could not find the Tetris app used in the video (side story: we suspect it may be an app called Tris that was forced out of the app store by the Tetris Company).

Chad WAS also offering his song - “Addicted to You” - as a free MP3 download but it must have been sufficiently popular for him to turn it into a pay-for song in the  iTunes store. :(  He is still offering A free song, but it does not really have the same appeal as the one from his video. Still, we can’t blame him for taking advantage of his windfall - kinda guess he did not expect to get an audience of over a million!

If you decide to have a go of making your own romantic video from iPhone apps, then let us know and if we like it, we will post it here to help it on its viral way!

9 Free MP3s to Download to Your iPhone

November 8th, 2010 by admin

If you know where to look you can get free, SAFE to download, legal free music by the TON! Here are nine super free songs to download to your iPhone. Be quick as some are only gonna be for free for a limited period. Maybe one day we will share our secret of how we fin d all the cool free music we share with you on this blog (use our search function to find the hundreds of others we have revealed on the site)

Our selection for today are:

http://www.aamulehti.fi/euroviisut/blogit/4823455-big.jpg1) Jann Wilde: Song for the Movie

2) Manuel Da Costa: Swimming

3) Get Set Radio: Talking in Circles

4) Heart Strings: Good Times Are Coming For To Get You (have to sign up to get  this one)

5) Uberbyte: Money Shot

6) Passionate People: Passionate People

7)  Half Way To Winter:   Tom Cruse Control

8 ) Tom Teasley: Sheba’s Dream

9) Cradle Of Filth: Lilith Immaculate

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