Evolution. The iOS Revolution.
In this "post-PC" day and age we are witnessing the revolution of our entire world and society as a result of a single notecard size computer, namely the iPhone. As Tim Cook stated at the unveiling of the new iPad: "Apple is at the forefront of this revolution! Apple has its feet firmly planted in the post-PC future. We have three post-PC devices: the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad - the revolutionary device that defined a whole new category and is outstripping the wildest of predictions. We are talking about a world where the PC is no longer the center, but just another device, where your new devices need to be more portable, more personal."
Rarely has an evolutionary step (be it biological or technological) come along that has so transformed the way we relate with the world around us. Short of an asteroid hitting the planet or extra-terrestrials making themselves known, the iPhone and all it portends, is arguably one of the biggest and most significant events and inventions we may see this century! Like the light bulb and the telephone, the TV, the automobile and the airplane, the iPhone has fundamentally changed and is continuing to change the way we move through our lives and interact with our world.
Okay so does anyone remember the good old game of Battleship? I love it! I honestly remember playing with my great uncle on the porch during a rainy day. The game was such a great one to teach strategy at a young age! Well, if you are a fan of this game, then check out this application!
Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 10 apps!
And the winners are... (drumroll please): Long Le, Jose david Barrera, Judy Collier, Jason Ayres, Joe Eisenbeis, Jay Lopez, Myles Minkin, Michael Dudek, Carlos Capote and Rajat Jain!
Didn't win this week? No worries! Next week we have 3 exciting apps to give away:
Wow... I never once thought I'd put the names Ashton Kutcher, and Steve Jobs in the same sentence....
Consumer Reports, the Bible of quality, has given the new iPad a thumbs up. In its latest tablet ratings, released today, the new iPad comes out on top. According to their report on the ratings, "The high-resolution screen of the new iPad establishes a new benchmark in excellence, providing the best rendering of detail and color accuracy we've ever seen on a tablet display." They also found that the new iPad was superb in almost every other way, including the camera, speed of the 4G data, and battery life.
You may have noticed in your App Store Update bin, mucho apps getting the retina graphics treatment. If you are running any of the latest top of the line games, I imagine you'll be updating them soon as game designers rush to match up their app capability with the newest iPad display. Can Knockdown 2 is a recent addition to that category. I am somewhat surprised to note however that the bundled size of the app is only 1MB larger than the previous version? You can see the obvious difference in the imagery above (older version on top). Read on for the full PR on CK2 (see our original review here)...
Last Month I used and reviewed the SGP Klasden Levanaus Backpack. The link is below. These last few weeks, I have been using the shoulder bag, which is part of the Klasden Neumann series. I was very impressed with the quality and functionality of the backpack, that I requested a test drive of this messenger style bag. The bag looks a little bigger in person than I thought it be based on the pictures on-line, but it’s been working out rather nicely for me.
For my fulltime job, I work from home so I don’t use a briefcase or bag obviously. But I work a second part time job outside of the home where this bag has been put to the grind.
A recent article in the New York Times exposed a serious problem with fraud in the iTunes Store, particularly in the App Store. The article says that they have "become playgournds for illicit transactions." Apple accounts that have been compromised sell for as little as $33 on Chinese online marketplaces, with the seller promising purchasers thousands of dollars worth of credit.
I was reading fellow writer Adam Harvey's blog page and discovered an awesome app he wrote about. Ransom. I decided to send a note to my husband. He'll never guess who it's from!!!
Here's Adam's review:
Posted from BlogPress
My friend, Christina, shared this clever "Target" music video spoof all shot on an iPhone 4S. This is a much more fun way to shop!!
Promising it's no joke, MAD Magazine announced today that their popular and wacky satire will be coming to the App Store on Sunday. The app will be free, and new digital issues of MAD Magazine for can be purchased within the app for $4.99, or back issues for $1.99. Digital readers can also choose a per-issue digital subscription for $1.99 per issue, or pay an upfront annual fee of $9.99. Print subscribers will receive a free digital subscription. “We’re delighted to bring MAD to the iPad,” said MAD Editor John Ficarra.
Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every Friday we will announce the prizes being given away through iPhoneLife.com, Facebook, and Twitter. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code to redeem the app for free. If you win an accessory, we will mail it to you.
One of the things I like about a Reiner Knizia game is that you never know what you’re going to get, but it’s always in a good way. Sure several of the games might feel like board games (especially since the source of many of them are), but the actual contents of each game is unique and often thought provoking. City Of Secrets Skyline HD is no exception to the rule. I will admit that one of my motivations for wanting to try the game was its tie-in to the upcoming City Of Secrets 2, but by itself the game is a simple yet challenging strategy game that certainly doesn’t feel like any other Reiner Knizia game I’ve played on my iOS devices.
and let me add..."Credit Card Hard Shell Case with Silicone Core". That's the official name of this case on Incipio's website. For brevity I'll just call is the Stowaway.
The first thing I always ask myself is "who is the case made for?" In the case of this case, I've selected three audiences:
- men with gym memberships
- men out on the town, particular at clubs
A review for each.
Men with gym memberships
We need your input, iPhone Lifers, on the DOs & DON’Ts of iPhone use—what rules do you adhere to as not to be rude to those around you? What are your iPhone pet peeves (texting while on a date, for example)?
We’d love to get some snippets for an article in our next issue on How to Maintain iPhone Etiquette.
Email Nina@iphonelife.com with your feedback. Please include your first name and last initial as well as your location.
Image: David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
How are you guys loving your new iPads?
The improvements are just incredible. I’ve been cradling mine in my arms like a proud papa since the day I picked it up, and I’m pretty stoked to use it to help me with my travel plans this summer. I found some really cool iPad apps over at Market Watch, and I picked out a few of my favorites to test out for you guys.
Yesterday I came across an article on the Huffington Post about a device (still in conceptual form) that charges your iPhone by converting your breath into electrical energy. Theoretically, it would allow you to charge your iPhone while sleeping, running, or performing any other act of breathing. The only catch? You have to wear this Storm Trooper-esque mask (shown at right).