What if I told you that you could learn to develop iOS apps in less than eight weeks, with no previous experience in coding? You would probably think I was either crazy or incredibly optimistic. The founders of Mobile Makers Academy have created a full-immersion iOS-bootcamp where they promise to take you from novice to entry-level iOS developer in only eight weeks. The cost of the program is about $9,000, which is a good deal considering you'll essentially be ready to get hired in a new hot field. Mobile Makers Academy also offers some limited scholarships that are worth checking out. I got a chance to interview the founder of Mobile Makers Academy, and I asked them about their background, how long they've been at it, and what kinds of job offers people are getting after going through their program.
I don't know about you, but if BlackBerry tried to sue me, I wouldn't remain as calm and collected as Laurence Hallier. I got the chance to chat with the veteran entrepreneur, who is currently the CEO of TYPO Keyboards, and I asked him about their new TYPO keyboard case (which many critics say looks like a BlackBerry keyboard—inlcuding BlackBerry itself), what it was like working with Ryan Seacrest, how he feels about BlackBerry, and what's next for this young product venture. Enjoy!
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest tech shows in the world, and it serves as a yearly marketplace for future and innovative technology. The iPhone Life team scoured the show floor—all two million square feet of it—for genius iOS-related gadgets, some of which are already out, and some that will be released later this year.
Last week, Apple sent out invitations for their October 22nd event in San Francisco (For full coverage of the event, visit iPhoneLife.com on Tuesday). If you’ve been following Apple for a while, you know the drill. They’ll announce an update to their current product lines, maybe surprise us with a new gadget, and start shipping them out to the public within a couple of weeks.
Apple announcements are surrounded by an anticipation and hype that seldom lives up to expectations. Even though Apple’s latest products (the iPhone 5s and 5c) continue to be well received, the last few product announcements have seemed particularly lackluster. Where is the showmanship? Where’s the awe and wonder? Tim Cook’s mild-mannered style works well for managing a complex web of international supply lines, but it doesn’t exactly pop on stage. So in addition to the rumored new iPads, here’s what I’m secretly hoping will happen on Tuesday when when Tim Cook and company take the stage.
Apple, oh Apple. How you tease me so. Apple just finished announcing their new iPhone lineup, which consists of the iPhone 5S and a colorful new roster of iPhone 5Cs. As Editor of iPhone Life magazine, it’s hard to be impartial about their new products. However, there was something about this event that subtly missed the mark for me, and I can’t quite put my finger on it. Here are four thoughts and questions that came to mind.
It’s that time of the year, and we couldn’t be more excited! Tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pacific time, Apple will host a special event at its Cupertino campus, where it is widely expected the tech giant will announce a new version of the iPhone. In addition to complete coverage through iPhonelife.com and iPhone Life magazine, we’ll be live Tweeting the event and commenting live as all the new products are announced.
Folks, your task is clear: make the most epic Apple parody in the universe, and get featured in iPhone Life magazine! We’re calling on you, the bursting creative genius, to create a fake video announcement from Apple, post it on YouTube, and send it to us. We’ll ask our readers to vote on the best ones, and we’ll feature the top 3 in the next issue of iPhone Life magazine.
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Have you ever wondered what wizardry creates the words you see on our print magazine issue after issue? It turns out there’s a bunch of humans back here, and they’re all just like you (well, not exactly like you, but eerily similar).
Apple announced the iPhone 5 earlier today, and with it came the upgrades and features we've come to expect. It's amazing to think that Apple wasn't even in the mobile ecosystem 5 years ago. Here's a quick inforgraphic from Uberflip looking at how the iPhone has evolved since 2007.