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iOS 5 secrets: a trove of tips for the iPhone and iPad

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iOS 5 has a lot of cool features, and TidBITS has a great article walking you through some of the useful features that you may have missed. Some are for both the iPhone and iPad, while others are just for one device or the other. Regarding features common to both devices, the TidBITS article covers the new Shortcuts feature, the ability to sync wirelessly without being plugged into a power outlet, using Airplay to mirror the screen of your device on an HDTV, and an explanation of how to change the order of apps in Notification Center.



What I played this week: Jelly Defense!

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Definitely not another typical tower defense game, Jelly Defense is unique in both design and concept. The graphics are incredibly well conceived, bright and colorful. The sound is similarly intoxicating, but in a weird yet compelling way. I can't remember playing a TD game with this much flare. Enough with the colorful adjectives, and on to the review.



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 10/17

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekend Giveaway this week. We have selected the winners of this weekend's Giveaway. We gave away 22 apps!



Textastic Code Editor for iPad Review

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I have written a fair amount of code in my time. When the iPad first came on the scene, one of the first apps I used was a text editor. I didn't use it for long. Years of physical keyboard use made using the on-screen keyboard a pain to type for more than five minutes. Most of all, I missed the lightning navigation of Emacs, Vi or even TextMate. But I haven't given up the search. Did Textastic give me hope in using the iPad for long stretches of code writing, or did it sink my expectations deeper into the abyss of no-can-do? Read on to find out.

So let me answer the big question first. Will Textastic on the iPad replace your favorite laptop-centric text editor? Not quite, although it has made great strides toward having that day happen sooner than later.



I Can't Help It, I Still Miss My Newton

As much as I love my iPad and iPhone, I missed being able to simply write on my iDevice and have it magically turned into typed text.
With the rollout of Siri, we will can now just talk to our iPhone and have it type text....something I might add was temporarily available back in 1997 on my Newton. Yes that's right, Dragon Software, the brains behind Siri, made voice recognition software for Newton, but was quickly squashed by Apple, for some reason. But I digress....



What I Played this Week: ShadowGun

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ShadowGun is a graphics-fest of apocolyptic scenery, monsters, and technological nightmares! The game has some genuinely fun and hair-raising tactical scenarios (some predictable enemy behavior as well). The control options work well, and the game is very responsive in all but a few situations. If you are looking for yet another uber-assault TPS game that is simply gorgeous on iPad, then I imagine you will not flinch at plunking down the 8 bucks. TPS is not necessarily my cup of tea, but ShadowGun is a blast, and it is well-done.


Review: Piel Frama iPad/iPhone Case

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Are you looking for an elegant iPad case?  A case that will make your friends envious.  I have just the case for the job.  A case of elegance and style is made by Piel Frama, not only iPad cases but a number of Smartphone cases and many other pda cases.  Piel Frama is located in Spain and makes all their cases by hand.  Each cases pattern is hand cut and then stitched by hand to form a case with great elegance and beauty.  These are awesome looking cases to say the least.  Piel Frama makes beautiful cases to say the least but they are made to last a lifetime as well.  They are made of quality cow hid



Review: SaddleBack Leather iPad 2 Case

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The most important part of owning an IOS device is protection.  We have to protect our investment from all elements of life.  The market is flooded with different types of ipad cases.  It's very easy to get overwhelmed by all the different types available.    I am going to introduce you to the most rugged and attractive ipad case on the market today.  We all know leather is one of the most durable materials available today.  Leather will never wear out over time.  The company I want to introduce you to is called Saddleback Leather Company which offers many types of products made of leather inc



Review: Maroo iPad Case

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The iPad 2 has been a big hit to say the least.  I think after acquiring the iPad the next thing on your mind is protection.  I think we all want to protect our $500+ investment.  Matter of fact, I want the most protection possible while offering faction to go along with it.  To me, protection is very important but I want my case to be nice as well.  I want go as far to say it must be fashionable but I think I've made my point.  As customers, we want the most protection, while looking good at the least possible price.



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