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What's Next? You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet... [on the evolution of Apple]

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With all the chatter in the blogosphere, about new products soon to be released, and patent battles being fought on all fronts in the courts of law, I think it's important to keep in mind the old expression: "You ain't seen nuthin' yet!" Truly, hasn't this week been a great example of that.
 
With the court cases bringing out details Apple would just as likely have preferred to keep private, we have been granted a rare insight into the evolution of products in the Apple iDevice chain, as well as having been given glimpses into what Apple had in mind, in prototype form, two years ago.
 
That said, can you imagine what Cupertino has in store for us in say, 5 years? That's not that long. Think about it. Within 5 years, devices and functions that are now, only in prototype/patent form, may very well be seeing the light of day. It's not for nothing that Johny Ive says that the products Apple is working on now, are some of the best, most exciting products Apple has ever invented!



Introducing: Scosche's RAILKASE. Rugged protection for your iPhone 4/4S.

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Introducing the RAILKASE, from Scosche.

 

 

Scosche’s has entered into the  diverse and extensive field of rugged protection iPhone cases with what they call, the RAILKASE. The RAILKASE is a clever design that offers should offer a significant amount of protection for your iPhone, in most of the everyday circumstances you might encounter. This case isn't necessarily an extreme duty or military spec case, and it does lack one essential component that I feel any case claiming to be truly "ruggedized" ought to have, that being a built-in screen protector, but for most people in most situations, the Scosche RAILKASE will be more than enough to keep their iPhone safe and sound.



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.



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.

 



Top Picks for today's travelers

Having been an avid traveler since the days of dial up internet and the original "Rick Steve's - Europe Through the Back Door", I can't help but thank the late Steve Jobs for blessing my life with the iPhone and the incredible mobile app. In my college years I recall trudging through the streets of Seville in search of a pay phone, ten pound travel guide with fold out maps in hand. As my fair skin rapidly morphed from white to red and sweat beaded down my face, I called out to the God's praying for an easier way to travel. Five years later, Apple introduced the iPhone and my prayers were answered.



You'll Take Manhattan! Peter Pauper Press Interactive Launches NYC iPhone Guide.

You'll Take Manhattan! Peter Pauper Press Interactive Launches NYC iPhone Guide.

Peter Pauper Press’s award-winning NYC guide hits the iPhone App Store.

App Store link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/new-york-travel-guide-peter/id531863067?ls=1&mt=8

Free review copies for media upon request.


You'll Take Manhattan! Peter Pauper Press Interactive Launches NYC iPhone Guide.

You'll Take Manhattan! Peter Pauper Press Interactive Launches NYC iPhone Guide.

Peter Pauper Press’s award-winning NYC guide hits the iPhone App Store. App Store link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/new-york-travel-guide-peter/id531863067?ls=1&mt=8 Free review copies for media upon request. Acclaimed by Booklist and Travel Writer’s Life (www.thetravelwriterslife.com) for its savvy guidance, Peter Pauper Press’s Little Black Book of New York has been reborn into the world of mobile media. The just-released New York Travel Guide includes everything travelers love about the original series, made faster and smarter for the iPhone. First-time visitors will find the perfect introduction to New York City, and for those already familiar with the island metropolis, the app points out plenty of lesser-known gems in every neighborhood.


iOS 6 to feature Yelp integration

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I'm looking forward to iOS 6, which will be coming out this fall. I'm traveling right now and have been using the current Maps app extensively. It will be interesting to see how Apple's forthcoming Maps app works in comparison. I'm hoping that it'll have all the features I like in the current app, and more. And according to the latest rumor from Bloomberg, one new feature will be Yelp check-ins. This is Yelp's social location-sharing feature that's similar to the popular Foursquare.



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

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Greetings fellow iTravelers and iAdveturers! Welcome back to my special Summer Travel series, in which I take a look at great apps and awesome accessories that can make our summertime adventures more convenient and more enjoyable.

 



Uber Talks Taxi and Limo Very Well

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Over a year ago I was off the main taxi routes in the outskirts of downtown San Francisco. I asked my client to call a taxi so I could return to my hotel. As has become so common these days, he suggested offer me this courtesy, but that I download an app. That app was Uber.

So I downloaded the app, created an account and added in my credit card information.



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