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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway! 290 people entered this week! We have selected the winners of this giveaway. We gave away 4 apps and 2 accessory!
“Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.” - Plautus
Friday, December 14, 2012 will long be remembered for another needless tragedy involving innocent students, teachers, and administrators. We all mourn but our tears are in vain without action.
Apps that help organize your life are a dime a dozen, and while many are effective, it's hard to find one that brings together all the right features. Sooner does a good job of unifying time management needs into one handy interface, but you actually have to spend some of your precious time organizing activities, listing goals, and then setting some deadlines and reminders to achieve them. There are likely a hundred different ways (and apps) to achieve time management nirvana, but if you take the time to set it up, Sooner does it with singular aplomb!
One of the biggest and most anticipated improvements in the iPhone 5 revolves around the camera. Smartphones in general have become the de facto "point and shoot" that people carry around, and why not? They're always in our hands/pockets/purses anyway, so why bother with anything else?
In the past, the answer to that question basically boiled down to "because they take better pictures." So when Apple says they're upgrading the iPhone camera, people listen! I know I was super stoked about it, iPhone Life-ers! And I still am, except for one thing: low light photography.
Many of you are probably too young for this, and those that are my age probably had better sense than me, but the phrase “I have the power” was pretty much a regular part of my after school routine in grade school. It was part of the battle cry that transformed mild mannered Prince Adam into He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. If you think it sounds just a bit corny, try watching the show some time. He-Man makes The Brady Bunch look like intense drama. Anyway, for better or worse – depending on your viewpoint – all the cheese that made the show what it was seems to have ended up in the game. And of course you have many of the main characters and locations from Eternia. Just don’t expect anything revolutionary game play wise.
What a nice Christmas present. As my fellow blogger James Rhodes noted, Google Maps (free) arrived late yesterday and has the best of everything. It includes crucial features missing in Apple's original app based on Google's technology, and it includes features missing in Apple's new Maps app that arrived with iOS 6. Unlike the earlier version, it now has voice-guided turn-by-turn directions and vector graphics. The latter means that the maps are created on-the-fly mathematically instead of using images.
Google Maps (google.com) is now available for download. The requirements are iOS 5.1 or later, and it is optimized for the iPhone 5.
iTunes App Store
It was free before...
It may not be free again...
...but either way, go grab BOUNTY RACER while it is still FREE now on the App store! Reviewed on my scrub somewhat-gaming blog here, you can relive Mario and every other cart-like racing game (but better) for FREE!! Ever smell free? Ever taste it? It tastes, well...darn good, so go GRAB IT NOW HERE (in case you didn't see the link posted, like, 2 lines above)! And remember, you heard it here at iPhoneLife! Bounty Racer is totally and completely FREEEE!!!! No strings attached, it really is free... except the IAPs, of course...