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Siva Om is a freelance writer and blogger. He's covered the latest trends and developments in mobile tech for over a decade. Siva founded iDoc Tech Support computer services in 2002. He has been an avid gamer ever since getting his Atari console in 1977. When not working, Siva enjoys adventuring off the beaten path.

Weekly Recap: Current iOS News, Rumors and Updates in Review.

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Welcome to my weekly recap here at iPhone Life. Each week I take a look back at some of the top stories, news, rumors and updates in the world of iOS that made headlines.
 
*Jonathan Ive: “our goal isn't to make money.”
*Infinity Blade II: "SkyCages". Their biggest update yet, just released! Now on sale for $3.00! 
*Mark your calendars folks: September 12... 
*Dead Trigger: Updated for more chills and thrills! 
*Siri: Say whaaat?!? 


Weekly Recap: Current iOS News In Review.

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Welcome to my weekly recap here at iPhone Life. Each week I take a look back at some of the top stories in the world of iOS that made headlines.

 

This week's newsmakers include:

 

*The Dark Knight Rises, the iOS game. 

*A new iPod touch on the horizon, plus much, much more. 

*Apple presents for the first time at the annual Black Hat security conference. 

*An oxymoron: Apple’s disappointing, yet stellar, financial quarter. 

*We already knew he was the man. Time magazine recognizes Steve Jobs as one of the top 20 most influential Americans.



Power up your iPhone (or most anything else for that matter) with the Third Rail iPhone case!

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The Third Rail slim case for the iPhone is an ingenious invention and perhaps one of my favorite portable charging solutions for the iPhone. Its versatility is a huge plus as is it’s minimalistic yet still, very protective design.

 

 

The Third Rail is indeed a slim, stylish and low-key option for a protective shield for the iPhone and as a stand-alone case by itself, would be worth considering. When you add to the equation, the fact that the Third Rail case is crafted to accept snap-on battery packs (as many as 6 of the ¼ inch deep, 1,250 mAh batteries can be stacked on) this case is hard to pass up! For anyone looking for a way to increase the time between having to plug your iPhone into a wall charger, while still keeping with the iPhone’s sleek and trim aesthetic, this is a case worth considering.



[Game Review] Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

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The Dark Knight Rises; an epic movie, an amazing game and this week’s App Store Editor’s Choice. Designed specifically for the mobile gaming platform, The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) is a perfect and stellar accompaniment to the blockbuster summer movie of the same name.

 

 



The Dark Night...

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I was going to write an enthusiastic review of the new iOS game The Dark Knight Rises. I'll share that with you at another time.

 

In light of the recent theater massacre, I'd like to offer a moment of virtual silence, in a forum usually devoted to words. My heart extends towards all of you affected by the recent events in Colorado, and I offer my prayers to the families of everyone involved. May eveyone find solace, may everyone find peace.

 



Weekly Recap: Current iOS News In Review.

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Welcome to my weekly recap here at iPhone Life. Each week I take a look back at some of the top stories in the world of iOS that made headlines.

 

This week's newsmakers:

 

*Apple is back in the mix with EPEAT.

 

*Russian hacker hacks the App Store. Apple responds swiftly.

 

*Apple must murder the iPhone, cannibalizing itself.

 

*A Crowded Event...

 

*iOS 6: Send and receive messages from a cell phone number.

 

*Look out! The iPhone 4S tops the scales of radioactivity!

 

*Apple is awarded the “Mother of all patents”!



A musician's dream come true: Introducing the Samson Carbon 49 MIDI keyboard.

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Making music has been a part-time practice for me for decades now and I've dabbled in everything from guitar and piano to drums and didgeridoo. One thing that I've particularly enjoyed over the past several years is the way programs like Garage Band have made composing and recording great original tracks easy for everyone from amateurs like myself, to professionals like Trent Reznor, composer of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack and Nine Inch Nails frontman. And if Garage Band made things convenient before iOS, then since the arrival of Garage Band on iOS, recording whatever we are inspired to compose has truly become a graceful, portable and trouble-free affair.

 

So I was excited when I got the opportunity to try out the new Carbon 49 keyboard by Samson. The Carbon 49 is an economical and portable solution to MIDI music performance and it boasts a number of unique and valuable features to make the process of playing and capturing music an intuitive one, with high quality results. I got to spend hours jamming on this little instrument this week and here are some of my findings and feedback.

 



Summer Travel Series: Great Gear And Apps For The Season!

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Hello there fellow travelers and adventurers! Welcome to my Special Summer Travel Series here at iPhone Life. Each week we’ve been taking a in-depth look at a wide variety of different apps, accessories and gear that make summer travel with our iDevices easier, more convenient, safer and more enjoyable.

 

This week we are featuring a product by the Lifeproof Company, makers of the best waterproof and rugged protection cases on the market. The LifeJacket by Lifeproof is a great invention that turns your already sturdy and dependable Lifeproof case into a floating, completely submersible, tractioned, highly shockproof (drop it from a 50 foot building and watch nothing happen) portable media and computing station.

 



iGearUnlimited offers awesome, customized cases, for you or as a great gift!

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When the good folks at iGearUnlimited contacted me asking if I’d be interested in reviewing their customized cases I first checked out their website and saw what seemed to be a quality product. Then I watched their promotional video (see below), and was even more impressed. And then I went ahead and ordered a folio style case, and not only continued to be impressed, but now I feel like I can now unreservedly recommend their products to all of our readers here at iPhone Life.

 

First of all, how great it is to be able to get a quality case for an iPad with an image of your choosing decorating it! The iPad is already so personal to so many of us; it’s a great plus to be able to customize its protection as much as we can customize its innards.



Weekly Recap: Current iOS News In Review.

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Welcome back to my weekly recap, here at iPhone Life. Some of the top stories in the world of iOS that I’ll be reviewing this week include:

 

•Apple and their withdrawal from EPEAT.

 

•More iPad Mini Rumors.

 

•Google sued for Mobile Safari spying.

 

 

 

 

Apple says: We are better than EPEAT.

 

One of the week’s big stories that has been generating a buzz in the blogosphere has to do with Apple removing themselves from EPEAT's registry and certification. EPEAT stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, and according to their website, serves as a “resource for purchasers, manufactures, resellers and others wanting to find and promote environmentally preferable products.”

 

Of course, Apple defended it’s decision to do so, as evidenced by the following statement to The Loop, from Apple rep, Kristin Huget: “Apple takes a comprehensive approach to measuring our environmental impact and all of our products meet the strictest energy efficiency standards backed by the US government, Energy Star 5.2. We also lead the industry by reporting each product’s greenhouse gas emissions on our website, and Apple products are superior in other important environmental areas not measured by EPEAT, such as removal of toxic materials…”



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