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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.

WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 12/27

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 5 apps!

And the winners are...(drumroll please): James Adams, Maureen Belanger, Jan McKinley, Darrell Hood, and Leonard Walker!



Apple posts video and FAQ about iTunes Match

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I'm writing an article for the magazine about iTunes Match, and coincidentally Apple has posted a new instructional video and a list of frequently asked qustions about this new service. You can find both on the iTunes Match page of Apple's website. This service lets you store all of your music in the iCloud so that it's available on all your devices — without having to store your entire collection on all your devices. You can store up to 25,000 songs for a price of $24.99 per year. 



Rumor: Production of Apple TV set components to begin soon

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More rumors of an Apple TV set --not a settop box, but an acual TV set. The source, as usual, is the Taiwan-based DigiTimes, which gets its info from suppliers. The sources said that suppliers are now making preparations to begin production of the TV sets, which they said would be 32 and 37 inches. Other rumors have stated that there would be also be a 55-inch model. DigiTimes says that the TV sets are expected to arrive in the second or third quarter of 2012.



Review: Verbatim Mobile Wireless Keyboard

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I was able to take Verbatim's Mobile Wireless Bluetooth keyboard for a spin. This is a revision to an earlier model they have.  In the package, you get their keyboard, batteries, case, and guide.

This keyboard reminds me of the days when I was using a ThinkOutside and Palm Wireless keyboard with my pocket PC's. This keyboard folds in half when not in use and can be placed in the included carrying pouch. It is a little thick when folded in half but none the less, it's still pretty compact and easy to store.



Play n Wish Merry Xmas Review

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The Play 'n' Wish Merry X-Mas app has four mini games along with the option to send your friends and family a fun Christmas e-mail right from the app.  The four games offer a challenging range of fun using several different types of controls.



Top Photography Apps For Perfect Holiday Photos

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Here are a few of the camera and photography apps I consider to be the best.  There are few limitations with these applications added to any iDevice.  The list consist of:

1: CP Pro -$1.99

2: Pro Camera -$2.99

3. PhotoGene- $2.99



The iPhone Life Show

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What I read this week - Great FREE reads available on iBooks!

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First want to wish all of our readers a wonderful holiday and a safe and prosperous new year! For this installment of "What I ...." (yes, usually "played") instead of recent games I played, am instead focusing on some recent great reads I have found (via iBooks): Spinward Fringe, Turing Evolved, and Peace Warrior. All are excellent military sci-fi reads and free, so if SF is your thing then go grab them while they remain available gratis. If you like them as much as I did, then don't hesitate in supporting the authors, and buying the sequels or other works...



Mosy Mount Tripod Adapter Case: Review

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Many of the iPhone tripod mounting solutions only work for the iPhone 4, and/or require the iPhone be used without a case.  This leaves the iPhone exposed to unwanted harm.  The Mosy Mount features a pocket friendly low profile design making it attractive & convenient – it’s always there when you need it, but not in the way when you don’t.



NoteLedge iPad App Review

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NoteLedge is an app that allows you to write notes, sketch, and keep a journal and so much more. I mean really... a lot more. This application is packed with so many features, it will make you head spin and at $2.99 US, this app is a steal!

The application is by the guys that developed Animation Desk, PDF Reader and PDF Connoisseur which quite recently got a lot of attention due to, well... their attention to detail. The applications are very well made and the graphics are outstanding. Enough praise up front, let me tell you more about the app.



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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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