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Byline

I live by my RSS reader everyday. Instead of having to go to various websites throughout the day to see if anything has changed, I just subscribe to the sites RSS feed. This way whenever there is a new article or post, it shows up in my RSS reader shortly thereafter. Although I use the RSS reader built-in to Apple's Mail app the most, I think the Google Reader is definitely one of the most popular one in use on the net.

I want an RSS reader on my iPhone too

Having an RSS reader on my Mac is great, but what about when I'm on the go. I like to keep up on what's going on when I travel too. Unfortunately the iPhone/iPod touch's Mail App doesn't have the same RSS reader that the desktop version does. This is where Byline comes in. Byline syncs with the Google Reader. So if you're already using Google Reader you're all set! However, for me it was no big deal just to setup the same feeds I like to read in Mail on the Google Reader too. 

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Facebook 3.1 update adds Push Notification and Syncing

The latest update to the Facebook app for iPhone and iPod touch adds the long awaited Push notifications. Now you can have popup messages any time that you:

  • Wall Posts
  • Messages
  • Friend Requests
  • Friend Confirmations
  • Photo Tags
  • Events
  • Comments

Luckily you can control each of the above individually. 

You can also choose to sync your Facebook friends with your Address Book contacts to grab those missing contact/profile photos. 

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Billings Touch now in the App Store

Marketcircle has today announced that their Billings Touch application is now available on the App Store. The app is an iPhone client for their Mac application, also with the name Billings, that lets you track time that you've worked on projects, handle estimates and invoicing to clients.

The app is free from the store but if you want the WiFi-syncing with the desktop application, there is an in-app purchase with the cost of $15.

iVideoCamera – Record Video on any phone

When the iPhone 3GS came out one of the things I looked forward to the most was the built-in video camera. Sure it's not the best, HD or even widescreen, but if we take a chapter from the Chase Jarvis playbook: "the best camera is the one you have." So having an OK video camera is better than not having one at all when you need to capture the moment.

iVideoCamera allows you to capture video with any iPhone! That's right if you have a first generation iPhone or iPhone 3G, you can use this app to enable to the built-in still camera and mic to record video. The videos can then be shared via email, Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo.

iVideoCamera - Record Video on any phone

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TimeScroller

Now that I have a job with the word "Worldwide" in the title, I need to get a better handle on dealing with multiple time zones. I need to set up conference calls and Adobe Acrobat Connect sessions with people all over the globe. Although the iPhone has a great World Clock feature built-in, it only deals with the current time and day.

TimeScroller allows you to view up to 9 cities without scrolling. You can then just tap to select the ones you need to include. At that point you can either advance manually to a time that's suitable for each of the selected cities or use the "Suggest a Time Feature" to come up with the best time for all the cities selected to have a web meeting or conference call.

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