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Siva Om is an award-winning graphic artist, website designer, journalist, nature enthusiast and tech-geek. He has been actively blogging, writing articles, and designing websites since 2002. A featured writer for several tech-related sites, many of Siva's articles and blogs delve into the technological and sociological changes Apple's innovations are bringing to the world. Siva can be reached at siva@iphonelife.com.

The NEW iPhone 5 cases: The Ballistic Hard Core is back for more!

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With the iPhone 5 comes the next wave of great new cases of all shapes, sizes, colors and prices. And I know that many of you will be eager to have a case for your new iPhone just as soon as possible!

One of the press releases I got today was for the Ballisitic line of cases. In particular, the Hard Core is one of the Ballistic cases that consisitently made my top 5 lists for Best Rugged Cases for the iPhone 4/4S. I expect similar standards of excellence in the new iPhone 5 version of the Hard Core. Read on for the press release and find out more about Ballistic's great line of protective cases.



A photo album of today's Apple event, introducing the new iPhone 5 and much more...

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Here's a photo review of this morning's Apple media event, where the all new product line-up was being presented! Read on for a full pictorial recap of this morning's unveiling of the new iPhone 5, the new iOS 6, iTunes and the all-new, redesigned iPod Touch and iPod Nano as well as the new "earbuds"; the technologically revolutionary, new earphones that Apple says were three years in the making. Featuring over 100 pictures from this morning's Apple event at the Yerba Buena center in San Francisco.

 

Wish I could say there was "one more thing". Instead, I reckon we'll just have to keep our fingers and toes crossed for the rumored October iPad mini event...

 

These images come courtesy of Endgadget's live blog.



New photos of iPad mini surface; also iPad mini compared to iPhone 5

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New images of the iPad mini have surfaced on the French website nowhereelse.fr. Feast your eyes on these pictures of what appears to be a fully assembled, fully functional iPad mini.
 
                    

 
Read on and you will see in the following images, early pre-production cases for the iPhone 5, the iPod mini and the current generation iPad, alongside the current generation iPhone 4S. The infographic gives a good sense of the relative sizes of the various devices by using two devices most of us are quite familiar with, to represent the sizes of the two devices we’ve never seen.


[Review] Bastion: This worthy five-star, award-winning console game makes a smashing debut on iOS!

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Wow! Ok, we've gotta talk about Bastion ($5.00 in the App Store), exclusively for the iPad. This absolutely incredible masterpiece of a game (which existed in console form before but only just now debuted on iOS) has completely blown me away and continues to impress and give me chills the more I play it. I can't speak highly enough of this game and I admit, I almost never give a game a full five out of five stars, but Bastion, in my assessment, has earned all five!

 

An audio and visual explosion of psychedelic and far-out treats, Bastion is surely a front-runner for best iOS game of the year, certainly in the RPG category.

 

BONUS- Read to the end for a special sneak peek at a stunning, all-new game from Gameloft, powered by the Unreal Engine: Wild Blood...



[Review] Incase continues their tradition of great quality products with the Compact Backpack.

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Welcome to the latest in my review series. This time I’m taking on the new Incase Compact Backpack, putting it through my rugged testing and reporting back to you on my findings.

 

I really like the company Incase, I've reviewed their products in the past and have felt like they always make quality merchandise. So I was looking forward to trying out the latest Incase iDevice carrier, simply called the Compact Backpack.

 

 

This backpack definitely leans more towards the urban adventurer than the wilderness explorer (I'll also be reviewing some of the better rugged, heavier duty iDevice carrier bags too in the coming weeks so stay tuned.) but for the price and for the quality of craftsmanship for the student, business person or teacher to whom it's targeted, this pack is hard to beat!



Introducing: House Of Marley. Bringing the sound to Satisfy Your Soul!

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Bob Marley is undeniably one of the most influential musical artists of our time. More than just a talented musician though, Bob Marley was a preacher of love and unity, equal rights and harmony between peoples. It is an honor to present to you, the first in my series on House Of Marley.

 

 

Rohan Marley, one of Bob Marley’s sons, actively spearheads the House Of Marley. Its roots lie in the timeless ethical principles of Rohan’s father: charity, sustainability, one love, not to mention appreciation for good music and sound!

 

 

House Of Marley is still a fledgling company (formed in 2010), but already, they are setting a standard of excellence and quality while holding to the highest standards of eco-integrity.



iPad mini Update: Amazing new high resolution, 3D interactive mockup, and latest images of what the iPad mini may look like.

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As the date of unveiling for the new iPhone draws near, more images are surfacing of the newest iPad, known as the iPad mini, which is expected to be released sometime in October.

 

 

MacRumors has recently joined forces with Ciccarese Design, and drawn upon the rumors, parts leaks and concepts from case manufacturers to create the latest renderings of the new iPad mini, as well as an incredible 3D interactive model of the device that you can check out.



The CellHelmet Case and New Screen Protector: Your iPhone, Guaranteed!

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Sometimes, the simplest solution can be the best solution. For CellPig, the manufacturers of the CellHelmet for the iPhone and now, the soon to be released CellHelmet Screen Protector for the iPhone and for the iPad, finding the simplest solution is how they've approached their business strategy. While their CellHelmet case and Screen Protector may not boast the fanciest military specs, their products also do what no other case manufacturer does; and that is to offer a replacement guarantee in the event any calamity should befall your precious iPhone resulting in either the iPhone breaking or the screen getting scratched or cracked. With a deal as sweet as that, one can only hope that they add an iPad case to their extensive catalog before too long as well!



iPad mini Update: A roundup of the latest images depicting what the iPad mini will look like.

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Check out the latest concept design I've come across (courtesy of iMore) of the iPad mini in the above image. With the expected launch of the elusive iPad mini, mere weeks away, we may hope (and to an extent, expect) to see more images of the iPad mini begin to surface and float around the net. Although prototype images have been few and far between (I suspect Apple has just been holding true to its intention of clamping down of security leaks, not to mention the huge red herring that is the new iPhone) mock ups by skilled desiners haven't been so scarce. Taking all the clues and bits of information we have gleaned, along with those few images of actual, alleged protypes, various designers have created what seem to be rather likely renderings of what the new iPad mini will most probably look like.



iPad mini Update: New information continues to point to an October launch.

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Barring some kind of unforeseen apocalyptic event in the next few weeks, the highly anticipated iPad mini, with its 7.85 inch screen, will be here soon.
 
 
Yesterday Instapaper developer, Marco Armnet reported his findings within his developer code logs that reference what he believes to be the forthcoming miniature iPad. For details on the specific code references, click HERE.
 
Today, reputable source, Bloomberg also bolsters reports that the iPad mini will be arriving in October. For full details of their report, click HERE.


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