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Apple Honors Robin Williams on Home Page and in iTunes Store

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Apple is honoring the late Robin Williams with a short tribute on their website and a special section of the iTunes Store featuring his many movies and standup routines. The tribute reads, "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Robin Williams. He inspired us through his passion, his generosity, and the gift of laughter.



Apple Rumors: iPhone 6 Enters Test Production Phase; On Track for Sept 9 Announcement

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The iPhone 6 is said to now be undergoing "product validation testing," meaning that Apple is doing test production runs to see how successfully the new phone can be manufactured. According to the rumor, the yield rate is at 90%, which is good enough for Apple to begin mass production.



Tip of the Day: How to Use Your iPhone as a Hotspot

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Did you know you can use your iPhone as a hotspot for your iPad? A hotspot offers Internet access over a wireless network. You can find hotspots in a variety of locations, from your local coffee shop to an airport.



Bloomberg: Next iPads Now in Production, Screen to Have Anti-Reflection Coating

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Bloomberg reported Tuesday that Apple's suppliers have now begun manufacturing the next iPad Air and iPad mini. Citing anonymous sources "with knowledge of the matter," the report says that the iPad Air could be announced as early as September, while the mini is expected to be available by the end of the year. In addition, Bloomberg says the new iPads will have an anti-reflection coating on the screen to make it easier to see in bright light.



Boombot REX Brings the Boom

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I love it when plans come together. The other day my kids were planning on camping in the backyard and they asked for a wireless speaker to enjoy their tunes. However, the forecast called for rain.  While my kids can handle getting a little wet, I wasn't thrilled with the idea of ruining my electronics. That same day, the Boombot REX arrived, from Boombotix.



Enter Our Holiday Challenge and Win a $50 iTunes Gift Card!

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Get a head start on your winter festivities with the iPhone Life Holiday Challenge!

 



Your iPhone As Your Hotel Key: Hilton Hotels' Newest Hospitality Initiative

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Photo Credit: Hilton Worldwide

The hospitality world felt the tremors of change take place a couple
of weeks ago with the news that the Hilton company has begun to
implement new technology that will enable anyone with an iPhone
to totally bypass front desk services entirely to check into their
hotel room. The hotel chain recently disclosed a few details about
this plan in preliminary coverage by the Wall Street Journal. The



Tip of the Day: How to Change the Voice Navigation Volume in Maps

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You can easily adjust the voice navigation volume in Maps up or down while using the navigation app by pressing the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone. But you probably don't want to discover you can't hear the voice navigation in Apple Maps and then have to mess with your phone while you're barrelling down the highway. A safer way to make sure the voice navigation is always at the right volume is to change Map's default volume.



Apple News: More iPhone 6 Spy Shots

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As we get closer to September 9th, the rumored launch date for the next iPhone, more parts and photos are leaking out.  The latest, from Sonny Dickson, shows a scratched up back casing.  There's a lot to learn from these photos, assuming they're real, of course.  But they do jibe with previous leaks and Sonny has a good record.



Waterproof Battery Case: Review of the iBattz Refuel Aqua

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Yes, it's true.

You can now have the convenience of a waterproof and battery case at the same time. 



Wikipedia App - Explore the Modern Oracle on your iPhone!

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I use Wikipedia to gain background knowledge on any number of technical concepts, and because of the reputation of possible inaccuracies (due to it's open system of content contribution), I always cross-check the source material with other leading technical sources. In every case, I have found it to be quite accurate. So, I am pretty stoked to be able to get quick and up-to-date access to this oracle of information on my iPad or iPhone using the newly released and official Wikipedia Mobile app! Read on for our full review of the newly minted mobile encyclopedia.



WINNERS of the iPhone Life August 11 Biweekly Giveaway

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Thanks to everyone who entered the August 11th iPhone Life Biweekly Giveaway! Every other week we give away three amazing prizes, so if you didn't win this time, make sure you enter the August 25th giveaway and tell your friends to enter too!

And the winners are... (drum roll please):



Tip of the Day: How to Control What Information Each App Can Access on Your iPhone or iPad

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Privacy is a huge topic these days. But despite this, how many of us download apps and accept the terms without even thinking about it, thus giving apps access to our contacts, location, social media accounts, and more?

If this describes you, no worries. I am going to tell you how you can check your privacy settings on your iDevice and revoke the access you absentmindedly gave to these apps.



Apple News: Save the Date, this time for WWDC 2015

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Last week, we told you to save the date (September 9th) for the next iPhone announcement.  Now comes evidence that developers might want to save a whole week, June 8th - June 12th, for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.  This isn't much of a stretch, as Apple typically uses that second week in June to hold their WWDC event and introduce their next mobile and desktop operating systems.  About 5,000 lucky raffle-winning attendees get the privilege of paying $1,300 to learn from Apple's experts.



Hungry? 5 Apps to Find a Restaurant Near You

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Whenever you're unsure of where to eat for your next meal, whether it's your typical night on the town or a special occasion, there are apps that can put you on the right path to satisfying your hunger. Here are some of the best apps to find a restaurant near you:

1. Zagat (Free)



Latest iPhone 6 Rumors: Protruding Camera Lens, iPad-mini-like Styling, More....

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In addition to the rumor last week that the much-anticipated iPhone 6 will be announced September 9, a number of additional details surfaced, nicely summarized by Jonny Evans on the Computerworld website. Macworld UK reported that the new phone will look more like a small version of the iPad mini than the iPhone 5s, with an edge-to-edge display and



How to Get Directions from Siri Without Using iOS Maps

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There is a commonly held belief that men don't like to ask for directions. As a guy, I am here to say it's true. At least for me. With Siri, I can ask for directions without anyone knowing.



Top 3 App Deals of the Week

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As new iOS apps flood the App Store every day — recently topping 1,000,000 — we know it’s tough to tell which ones are worth their salt. But thanks to our Weekly Scoop, you can have the best for free! Here you’ll find a weekly roundup of the coolest apps free or at a discount for a limited-time only. Each week features the best and brightest from websites like Free App ReportAppsGoneFreeAppieDay, AppShopper and more.

Hurry! Get 'em while they’re hot!



Last Chance to Enter our August 11 Biweekly Giveaway!

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Don't forget to enter this weekend's Giveaway Contest! 

Here's how it works: Every other weekend we raffle off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE then announce the winners through iphonelife.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. To enter, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code. If you win an accessory, we will ask you for your mailing address.

This weeks featured items are:



Tip of the Day: How to Use Lighting to Take More Creative Photos on Your iPhone

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When it comes to photography, there’s no doubt that lighting is one of the most crucial aspects of creating a great image with your iPhone, but did you know you can also have a lot a fun with it?

The following are some of my favorite iPhone-related lighting tips and tricks!



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