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Quick Guide to Poker on the iPhone

3 September 2009, Created By: Sean Lind
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street , Poker Gadgets and Technology
Quick Guide to Poker on the iPhone
Update - it's here!! Check out our updated list of the best iPhone poker sites online! Every iPhone-wielding poker player wants to know the same thing: How can I use my iPhone to play poker? As most poker-playing iPhiles already know, Apple will not approve any application which can be used for "gambling." For this reason, no poker sites have written native iPhone poker software. But that doesn't mean people aren't trying to find a way to work around the problem. In-Browser Poker Rooms Lots of poker sites offer full-featured play from inside a standard web-browser. Since the iPhone comes equipped with Safari, you might be thinking that you're home free. Unfortunately, it's not quite that simple.

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Random Number Generators for Dummies

20 August 2009, Created By: Sean Lind
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street , Poker Gadgets and Technology
Random Number Generators for Dummies
Ever wondered how poker sites randomly shuffle the deck? Here's everything you need to know about RNGs, but were too afraid to ask. Before we get into the generators, the first step in understanding how a poker site shuffles its decks is to understand what the word random actually means. The actual definition of random is very simple: Random = impossible to be predicted.

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Guide to Playing Poker on a Mac or Linux

20 August 2009, Created By: Sean Lind
Posted in: Positively Nerd Street , Poker Gadgets and Technology
Guide to Playing Poker on a Mac or Linux
For years, only the people who supported the Microsoft Empire could play online poker on their computers, leaving Mac and Linux users out in the cold. With the vast majority of the computing world running Windows, poker sites originally decided that it wasn't worth the development time and cost to create software for other platforms. Only recently has M$ Windows dropped below a 90% market share, mostly as a result of increased sales of Apple computers. Using this statistic as their inspiration, three of the largest poker rooms have created Mac-specific software allowing Mac users to play on their sites without any restraints or hindrances.

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