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From Feedly: Hands on:’s Cal is a clever, sleek little calendar app

I’ve been experimenting with Any.Do so of course I had to try out their new calendaring app. Very clean looking, but the jury is still out on end fuctionality.

When it comes to third-party calendar and to-do apps, the App Store is flush with possibilities. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement or

Easy setup
experimentation. Cal,’s new calendaring app, attempts to show you your schedule in a way that lets you maximize your free time during a day. I took the app for a brief spin on Wednesday; here are some of my initial impressions.

Cal is a pleasure to get started with; you just press a few buttons to import your calendar settings and grant access to your contacts and you’re ready to go. You can toggle which calendars you’d like visible, set your default calendar for new events and your default list for new reminders, and when the week should start (Sunday or Monday).

Pretty pictures, clean interface

via Macworld


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FCC Takes On Apple And AT&T Over Google Voice Rejection

FCC Takes On Apple And AT&T Over Google Voice Rejection

Ok. I have been vaguely following this the past few days. I’m kinda consumerably involved because

  1. I have an iPhone
  2. I use Google Voice

Now what I don’t understand is why AT&T would have a problem with this because

  1. The calls come in & out over AT&T system (not as VoIP). Might be different if AT&T had free incoming calls, but they charge your minute allowance for both incoming & outgoing calls. (Yes, this may be different in the case of international calls, but I don’t make international calls so I lack a working knowlege of this functionality.)
  2. You still get charged for the incoming text messages. I usually reply to them through the same way as I received them so AT&T gets their charges in that way too.

So why not call a number and have it bouncing to another number? Of course I use Google Voice primarily as a individual call blocking service so I may be a bit different user than they have in mind for their target demographic. But still, I’m still paying my AT&T bill & paid for the iPhone, let me use it with the services I want. Apple PUT IT BACK!

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[Review] iPhone app: Labyrinth Lite Edition

photo.jpgApp Store link: [1]
Cost: Free

Remember those wooden games where you try to get a marble from point A to be point B in a maze without falling in the holes by turning knobs to tilt the surface? This is the same thing ported to the iPhone. The lite edition has 10 levels. I promised myself I wouldn’t buy the paid version until I’d beaten the Lite version and so far it remains unbeaten.

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[Review] iPhone app: Bubbles

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iPhone App: N/A
App Store Link: [1]
Cost: Free

Bubbles, this was written for kids, or so they claim. Just drag the finger across the screen to create bubbles, then tap each  to pop it, the bubbles fall down in the direction you have the phone tilted. Bubbles, very simple, very easy, lots of fun.

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[Review] iPhone app: Tip

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iPhone site: N/A
App Store link: [1]
Cost: $0.99

Tip is a tip calculator.  Enter the amount of bill, select the number of people and the tip percentage. Tip percentage ranges from 0 to 35 percent.  People splitting ranges from 1 to 25 people. It lets you pick from exact, rounded, or  mirrored. Mirrored gives you an amount like $35.53. I found this to be a unique feature. The layout seems to have been copied by CheckPlease’s new version.