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All Articles by Jared Dipane

Accept mobile payments with serious style on the go using PayAnywhere

PayAnywhere is not a new service. They have been around for a while, and process 10 billion dollars annually for hundreds of thousands of businesses already signed up. Now there are no shortage of options when it comes to processing payments on the go. Square has been around for a while, PayPal has introduced their services, and there are various others as well. While many have found comfort in the Square reader, the app itself is very basic and that can limit its appeal. Whether you are looking for a new service to test out, looking for something that offers added features, or just an app that looks better, you'll want to check out PayAnywhere.

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iOS Notes comes to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Take a note on your Mac at home, update it on your iPad at a meeting, read it on your iPhone on the go. Built in.

A proper, iOS-style Notes app is one of the 100 features included in today's announcement of OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion developer preview.

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How to update jailbreak apps through Cydia

Jailbreak apps and tweaks have to updated just like apps you buy from the official App Store. While the process is a bit different, Cydia, the jailbreak app store, makes it pretty simple.

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Week in review: iPad 3 launch, Twitter shootout, iPhone photography

Another week has come and gone, and with it has come a few changes to iMore. We have bigger, better photos on the home page and in the posts, and we're carefully -- more carefully than ever -- curating our content so you get only the best of the best of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch news, apps, accessories, and how tos. We know you're busy, we know your time is valuable, and we're not going to waste it.

In case you missed out on something, here a look back at this weeks highlights.

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Best calorie counting app for iPhone: MyFitnessPal review

"MyFitnessPal is free, a MyFitnessPal account is free, and if you're dedicated enough to stick with them, the positive effects they can have on your health are priceless."

In today’s fast paced, highly mobile society it is often much easier and cheaper to eat fast food on the go than it is to spend the time and money to east fresher, more healthy meals. MyFitnessPal wants to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle easier by helping you track your calories and activity levels, set your weight-loss goals, and monitor your progress.

Losing weight and getting healthy is not easy. It’s even harder to do alone. But if you're looking for assistance, putting the MyFitnessPal calorie tracking app on your iPhone (or iPad, it's universal), is a great way to get keep you going in the right direction, and a great goal to consider for our Mobile Nations Fitness Month.

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The week in iPhone and iPad news

With the launch of the Mobile Nations Fitness Month odds are you were probably out and about being active and doing things that, unfortunately, led to you missing some great news. Fear not, we know things get in the way, and news can be easy to miss so, let's check out some of the highlights from the week gone by.

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Hands-on with Zephyr for the iPhone and iPod Touch [Jailbreak Apps]

If you're a jailbreaker looking to add a little more speed and functionality to multitasking on your iPhone or iPod touch you'll want to check out Zephyr.

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The Week in iPhone and iPad News

While our editors Rene and Leanna hit the road to check out what MacWorld 2012 had in store for us, tons of other news was flowing through the iMore Nation this week. Odds are you missed something that took place this week, and no one wants to be left out, so check below for some of what took place, and keep it tuned in for even more news.

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Roam Mobility brings affordable roaming for Canadian iPhones in the US

Roam Mobility aims to help Canadians save a lot of money on voice and data roaming fees when they visit the U.S. Here's how it works -- you take your unlocked GSM iPhone with you to the U.S., and instead of paying between $1 and $30/mb roaming fees from the big carriers, you simply pick up Roam Mobility microSIM card, slap it in, and start saving.

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Apple adds new iTunes info pop-up tabs... that look just like Android Market

Apple has snuck a couple of new features into their apps pages in iTunes, specifically an information popup with tabbed content remarkably similar to how Google presents Android Market details. We know that in the past Android has been accused of copying Apple, but like Notification Center this time it looks like Apple is the one caught with their fingers in the copy jar.

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HzO shows off factory-line waterproofing technology

HzO is a waterproofing technology for smartphones like the iPhone that won't be available to us (the consumers) but will be available to device manufacturers like Apple for use in the production process. (Whether Apple decides to make use of it -- or something similar -- is another story.) The thin coating, which they have named WaterBlock, once applied prevents water from coming in contact with the electronics inside the device, thus making it water resistant and giving you the ability to dunk it and not have worry.

If you're wondering whether it works or not, it surely seems to. Walking around CES 2012, I saw the HzO display with some devices sitting... underneath falling water, still fully functional, like it was nothing. People were using the phones, playing music, just like normal. Even with SIM card and battery exposed, an Android phone remained fully functional. There appeared to be zero damage to any of the electronics.

Again, there's no way to know if Apple will ever use something like this for the iPhone, but we sure hope they do.

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Hands-on with the Octa WhaleTale & Vacuum Dock

Octa WhaleTail and Vacuum Dock is a tablet holder that suctions to the back and contours the hand very nicely. To get the back to stick on the iPad all you have to do is put it on there, give it a few pumps and it's on there, and rather firmly. Releasing the holder is pretty simple (once you get the hang of it) -- pull up slightly on the two tabs and then push them in, and off it comes. Also included is the WhaleTail which hooks onto the back of the Vacuum Dock which allows the tablet to be propped up and it also doubles as a security measure for when you are carrying your tablet around so it doesn't just fall right out of your hands.

Check out our live hands on from CES 2012.

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Hands-on with the ZAGGkeys FLEX

The ZAGGkeys FLEX is a great Bluetooth keyboard that includes a case that ultimately doubles up as a stand for your iPhone or iPad. Generally portable keyboards are either awkwardly shaped or just to small but ZAGG has done a great job with the ZAGGkeys Flex, bringing a unit that is 90 percent of the size of a standard keyboard so it remains very easy and comfortable to type on without that annoying learning curve.

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Kogeto Dot panoramic video lens for the iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S

Kogeto Dot brings panoramic video to the iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S. The Kogeto Dot is a small lens that attaches to the device with a small clip and makes use of their proprietary application to capture the video. Once the application is launched you can begin recording by pressing the volume up key on the device and after the recording begins you will need to lay the device flat in order to capture the proper video. After you are finished recording you end the recording in the application, it takes a second to pull it up and then you can preview the video you just captured.

After you have captured the video and previewed it you are able to share the video to your favorite social network or directly to their website. The interesting thing is that people who are viewing the movies from the web and other methods the 360 degree view is still available so they can enjoy all of what you captured.

We got a chance to see it at CES 2012 so check out the video!

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A quick look at some of Dream Cheeky's iPhone and iPad gadgets

If you've ever wished your iPhone or iPad could shoot missiles, play the drums, or fly around a helicopter to drop ping-pong balls, then Dream Cheeky's iPhone and iPad gadgets will bring an immediate smile to your face.

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Hands-on with the Zagg SparqCase for the iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S

Zagg SparqCase may just be the dream accessory for everyone complaining about their iPhone battery life since their upgrade to iOS5 or the iPhone 4S. Understanding that people like additional power while on the go Zagg has created the SparqCase, a battery case for the iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S that stands out from the rest for one major reason -- it has a removable battery.

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Jared's most-used iPhone and iPad apps of 2011

Much like the other TiPb staff, my most used apps are the native applications that come pre-installed on the iPhone and iPad, but unfortunately they don't meet  all my needs. I have spent a lot of time (more than I would like to admit) in the App Store looking for applications that fit my needs, and I have found a bunch that I use on a daily basis.

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Daily Tip: How to personalize your new iPhone or iPad to make it your own

New to iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and curious how to set up a new ringtone, change a wallpaper, or arrange your app icons and folders, and otherwise personalize it and make it your own? Luckily these tasks can be completed quite simply, so let's take a look at how they are done.

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