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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.

iOS contact management (duplicate removal, import/export etc.) tips and tricks

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Today, I've helped a friend restore some contacts onto his iPhone. As the experience I gathered may be useful to you as well, I let you know.

First, on my Mac, while I had the contacts in the Windows version of Microsoft Outlook 2010 under Parallels Desktop, I had iTunes solely under my Mac OS X and didn't want to install it under Parallels to keep the Parallels image size down. (Which is of paramount importance when you use Time Machine to back up the contents of your computer, including the disk images of your Parallels virtual machines and want to save as much storage as possible.) After all, there are only two cases when it's indeed worth having iTunes in your virtual machine if you, otherwise, use the OS X version to synchronize your iOS devices:


Review: Fling A Thing by Big Blue Bubble

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Are you ready for the ultimate bubble popping experience?  Forget all those games that simulate bubble wrap and prepare to fling your thing.  This new game from Big Blue Bubble is odd, quirky and probably one of the most entertaining bubble related games I’ve played on my iPod Touch.  The things are goofy, the power ups are cool, and the whole atmosphere just exudes addictive causal game.  Unlockables take a bit of time to acquire, but that’s really my only gripe so far.



New iPhone Life Weekly Show! (Watch it now)

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Every week, iPhone Life magazine brings you a recap of the latest news, rumors and stories in the world of Apple and mobile technology. Check out this week's show below, and check out iphonelife.com/liveshow often, as previous and new episodes will be uploaded there weekly.

This week we covered the Steve Jobs autobiography, "more navy" smartcovers, and much more.

Enjoy!



Review: Arkon Universal Windshield Tablet Mount

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Arkon sent me their recently released tablet mount system to try out. This universal system not only allows you to use your iPad, but a wide assortment of tablets in your vehicle by placing the device in a mount system that attaches to your windshield.

In the package you get the extension arm and spring loaded holder. There are six arms that also slide onto the holder. They consist of two sizes that allow you to mix and match for your particular needs.



Apple expected to offer 4G LTE iPhone in 2012

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"4G", "LTE" — what does it all mean? In short, speed. Phone carriers are working hard to implement fourth-generation (4G) networks so that you can have a very speedy Internet connection. How fast? If you live in Texas and have a 4G phone, according to DailyTech, you could see speeds as fast as 42Mbps, with an average of 24Mbps. That's much faster than many home DSL or cable connections. These speeds are available on LTE (long-term evolution) networks, which are now state-of-the-art and are being rolled out across the country. But...



iPhone Life Show: New Episode Today

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Today we will be having another episode of our weekly video webscast! Tune in tonight for this week's episode. 

This week our video team will be discussing rumors of an Apple TV, the Steve Jobs' biography, and much more. 

This week's show, as well as recordings of past shows will be available every week at iPhoneLife.com/liveshow

 



Is the World Shaking or is it Just Me? Fun Coffee Apps for the Coffee Addict!

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As you may have gathered from my last post about apps, I don’t get a lot of sleep. As a result,  I’m quite the coffee addict. In fact, I like coffee almost as much as I like my iPhone! (What?  Who said that?  Can you believe this guy?) If it weren’t for coffee, I’d probably go into a deep sleep for like, ten years.

But I don’t have time to do that, iPhone Life-ers.

I gotta move, and I gotta shake! 



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 10/24

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekend Giveaway this week. We have selected the winners of this weekend's Giveaway. We gave away 13 apps!

And the winners are...(drumroll please):  Jerry Walter, Nifateria Marshall, Carlon Green, Jim King, Cherie Baker, Eric Ware, Frank Santoro, Katherine M. Collins, Trinh Phan, Vincent Coronati, Diana Capps, James Martin, and Joe Cavanaugh Jr!



10plus Pro iPhone App Review

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10plus Pro isn’t your typical brain game; it uses the basic features of finding and connecting numbers within a large square to equal the designated amount.  It tests your mathematical knowledge in its most basic form until the difficulty levels begin to rise.  The problem is that the provided numbers constantly increase, change, and you’re on a timer.  So, are you prepared to ready, set, and go?    



Market analyst says prototypes of Apple TV already being built

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Rumors that Apple will be building an actual TV set, not just a settop box, have been building for months. And not only does the new Steve Jobs biography suggest that such a device may be in the works, but also an article on AppleInsider says that Apple may already be building prototypes. It was reported earlier that Apple had invested in manufacturing facilities in Asia in order to secure a supply of displays up to 50 inches.



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Jim Karpen's picture

Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.

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