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Limited time offer for FX Photo Studio!

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor April 27, 2013 Announcements

I’ve been lax in dealing with my correspondence of late. Personal matters have driven a lot of things to the side, including this blog. So, when I came across an e-mail from MacPhun telling me that their app FX Photo Studio was going to be free in the iTunes store for just one day in April, I figured that I had missed an opportunity to share this with you. Well not quite. FX Photo Studio, is available FREE TODAY. FX Photo Studio is a photo manipulation app that boasts 194 different photo effects. We haven’t looked at it before as a potential review, but we will be considering it in the future. But if you want to check it out for yourself, today is the best time to pick it up. Just head to the iTunes Store and get your copy for iPhone or iPad before the price goes back up.

UPDATE: Whoops, it turns out I did miss the free day, but MacPhun was so happy with the numbers they got, they have kept FX Photo Studio at free and they are hoping to get 10 million downloads by the end of May.

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Plain Text

by Scott Roche March 28, 2011 iOS

I’m a big fan of programs that do precisely what I need them to do – no more, no less. It seems that the folks at Hog Bay Software are of the same mind, because their free app Plain Text is a great example of just that. I’ve been enjoying my iPhone immensely and one of the things I wanted was a basic text editor. I don’t plan on writing any novels on the micro computer, but the idea of being able to take a few notes here or there appealed to me.

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Craptech: The Apple iPad Dock

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor January 17, 2011 Craptech

Normally, here at The Nifty Tech Blog, we try to bring you examples of the best and most useful technology available. If it doesn’t measure up to that yardstick, we just don’t mention it. Or we wait and watch it to see if it manages to rise above the pack and ask for our notice. But sometimes we run into a product that just utterly fails to provide any kind of utility. For those products, we created the category of Craptech. These are the products that are full of so much fail that everyone had best be warned not to waste their money on them. And the first one of these products that we are going to talk about is the Apple iPad Dock.

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Osfoora HD, for Twitter – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor October 25, 2010 Crossover

[Tee has informed me that his work is sending him on a business trip this week, and he’s been unable to complete the final edits for the podcast in time to launch along with the review. I’ve included the links to the audio with this article, but I’m afraid that it may take as much as a week before there is anything on the other side of the link. Tee asked that I go ahead with the final article, so I hope you enjoy the review. – Editor]

Welcome back to the final installment of our series with Bird House Rules. We’ve finally made it to our last Twitter client for iPad. This one is another newcomer to the App store, but we think they’ve done just about everything right. My friends, I give you Osfoora HD, for Twitter by Said M. Marouf. The name may seem a bit strange, but there is a reason for it. We’ll get back to that later. Osfoora sells for $3.99, and to us, that seems like money well spent. Version 1.1.2 has a huge list of features. One of the surprising things about Osfoora HD is that it actually works as well in portrait mode as it does in landscape. The developer really put a lot of thought and effort into this client, and it shows. On top of that, he also developed and supports Osfoora for the iPhone, a separate code base. And he’s just a lone developer, working on his own. Said, our hat is off to you. In many ways, you’ve done more on your own than many large companies have done with a team of programmers. Respect, sir!

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TweetTime for iPad – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor October 12, 2010 Crossover

Welcome back to another installment of the crossover series with Bird House Rules. We’re almost done with looking at Twitter clients for iPad. This week we’ll be looking at a client that is a relative newcomer to the App store, TweetTime for iPad by Dong-Wook Kim. TweetTime for iPad is a $2.99 purchase in the app store and is currently up to version 1.3.4. As is typical for applications for the iPad, landscape mode is more useful at illustrating the capabilities of the product than Portrait mode, so once again you’ll be seeing a lot of Landscape pictures here.

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Twittelator for iPad – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor September 27, 2010 Crossover

And we’re back, with another crossover review with Bird House Rules. This week we’re looking at Twittelator for iPad from the folks at Stone Design, aka Big Stone Phone. Twittelator is the last of our “old favorites”, being a popular iPhone Twitter client in the past. The folks at Stone Design have been building interesting tools for a while now, and they definitely take a fresh approach to things. While there are free and paid versions of their iPhone Twittelator client, if you want it on the iPad, you’ll need to pay $4.99 for the privilege. Twittelator has long been one of Tee’s favorite clients on the iPhone, and is still one of his favorites on the iPad. Let me show you why.

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TweetDeck for iPad – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor August 30, 2010 Crossover

This is the third in the series of reviews with Tee Morris from the Bird House Rules podcast. We have been looking at Twitter clients for the iPad. Tee and I sat down and recorded audio for the Bird House Rules podcast, and I’m posting a companion reviews here. I encourage all my readers to also check out the audio from the podcast. You don’t need an iPod to listen to the podcast, just something that can play an MP3 file. I hope you’re enjoying this series as much as we’re enjoy bringing it to you.

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Echofon Pro for Twitter – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor August 16, 2010 Crossover

Welcome to the second in the series of reviews with Tee Morris from the Bird House Rules podcast. In this series we are looking at Twitter clients for the iPad. Tee and I sat down and recorded audio for the Bird House Rules podcast, and I’m posting a companion review here. I encourage all my readers to also check out the audio from the podcast. You don’t need an iPod to listen to the podcast, just something that can play an MP3 file. I hope you’ve enjoying this series as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.

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Tweet Flow – Crossover Review with Bird House Rules

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor August 2, 2010 Crossover

A while back, I did a review of Twitter along with the help of my friend and Twitter maven, Tee Morris. Well, now we’re back to do it again. This time we’re looking at Twitter clients. Specifically, clients for the iPad. Last time it was an interview. Now we have another special treat. This review is the first of a series of crossovers with Tee’s Bird House Rules podcast. So along with each review you also get a chance to listen to Tee and I talk about each client in a special episode of Bird Bird House Rules. The content is different, so be sure to take time to listen to the audio in addition to reading this review.

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First Impressions: 7 days with the iPad

by Doc Coleman - Nifty Tech Editor May 5, 2010 Hardware
Apple iPad 16GB, 32GB, 64GB Wi-Fi

I got my iPad on Monday, April 26th. Despite all the hype and the “reality distortion field” and the rabid flaming criticism, I wasn’t sure about the iPad, so I didn’t pre-order it. In fact, I remained firmly in the “I have to touch it first.” camp. From the accolades I had heard, I half expected that when I walked into my local Apple store and got to put hands upon one of the demo models, that I’d think it was the most wonderful technological device ever and I’d want to get one immediately. Well… that wasn’t what happened.

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