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Review: Scosche REALM On-Ear Headphones

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I have been using Scosches’ new REALM On-Ear Headphones with tap LINE III (model # RH656md) for a few weeks. This model (along with a few others) came out last month and Scosche sent me a review sample to play with. This accessory is packaged and protected very well for shipment. With the headphones, you also receive a carry/protective pouch as well as an instruction booklet.



Review: Flight! by Armor Games

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It amazes me how many budding engineers there were when I was growing up.  All those skilled kids that could take a piece of paper, shape it into something resembling a plane, and actually manage to fly it!  Personally, I wasn’t one of those kids. Thanks to Armor Games, however, I can be, at least on my iPod Touch.  There have been other games like this on the App Store, but this is the first one I’ve really latched on to.  I imagine it’s some combination of the quirky story, attainable and cool upgrades and the origami swans that give you bonus multipliers.



Introducing Horn: Phosphor and Zynga team up to produce an amazing game powered by Unreal Engine.

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The latest game powered by the graphically stunning Unreal Engine just hit the App Store this week! Phosphor, producers of the best-selling and creepy-freaky Dark Meadow have joined forces with game industry giant Zynga, to produce Horn.

 

 

As you can see in the trailer below, Horn does not lack for visual impact. In fact this game seems as if it will be a guaranteed success. As you battle to free your world from the clutches of the Stone Monsters, this exciting looking, story-driven RPG zooms you into the action in a close-up, over the shoulder perspective when engaging in combat (a la Infinity Blade), and then zooms the camera angle back out, for third person adventuring and puzzle solving (a la Zelda) in its open world, rich and immersive gameplay.



The iPad mini: New design mockups are spot on, Unlike anything we envisioned.

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Ah, now that's more like it! The blogosphere is abuzz today, with new and improved mockups of the speculated, soon-to-be-released iPad "mini".

 

 

These mockups show the new iPad looking more like an enlarged iPod touch, a device that can be held and even operated one-handed! This is a marked difference from previous design mockups which have the purported iPad mini looking more like a shrunken down iPad.

 

 

These redesigned concepts of the iPad mini reveal a device that is incredibly thin, incredibly light and rather than having the thick and bulky bezel of the iPad, these renderings show an iPad that for all intents and purposes, looks much more akin to a large iPhone "5".! Though we must be clear, this new iPad will of course, be running the iPad version of iOS, and will (may or may not) have the same aspect ratio as the current iPads. I love it and can only hope that IF indeed Apple does unveil an iPad mini on September 12th, that it will look something like these images.



Gangster Granny for iPhone and iPad

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Gangster Granny allows you to play as a somewhat strange protagonist when compared with what we are used to from gun running apps. For once we see a grandmother with very few morals as we help her bust out of prison and go on a rampage to try and rob the biggest bank in the city. With gun toting madness bringing Grand Theft Auto into mind, this is sure to be a game you will become addicted to very quickly in the near future.



Review: Draw Breaker by Elevate Entertainment

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It used to be that I’d start every review about a brick breaker style game saying something about how I don’t really like the genre but… I think I need to stop doing that now.  Either I’ve become more selective in the ones that I try or they really do keep getting better, because I’m actually finding myself enjoying the concept more each time I write a review.  This time around the subject is Draw Breaker, the latest game from Elevate Entertainment, and this game is a blast!  It’s cute, creative and different than any brick breaker I’ve played in the past.



Report: iPhone 5 pre-ordering to begin Sept. 12; available Sept. 21, internationally Oct. 5

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iMore is out ahead again. After being the first to report that the new iPhone would be announced September 12, iMore is saying that pre-orders for the new phone will be available starting that day. As before, they say that the phone will be shipping and available in stores on September 21. And today they also break the news that the international launch will be the first week of October -- likely October 5. Of course, nothing is known for sure, and one can't be sure of anything until Apple actually makes an announcement.



Keri Racing: Pet Raising, Real-Time Racing and Social Gameplay all in one

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Keri Racing, a new genre-fusion SNG, aims to please just about every SNG fan out there with their mash-up of farming, tycoon-business-building, pet raising, and action racing.



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 8-13

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. 208 people entered this week. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 15 apps!

And the winners are... (drumroll please): Darth Macmillan, Enrique Mendizabal, Jeff Godfrey, Karen Erwin, Shelly Feibel, Joan Lesko, Jason Thompson, Marisol Esquivel, Balaji J, Amy Hernandez, Donna Wagner, Mark Dobrovolsky, Cindy Derthick, Lori Mitchell, and Doreen Young!



The iPad Mini [Rumor Round Up]

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For many months now, the rumors and whisperings have been building as to the purported existence of a smaller version of the iPad. In fact, as a tech journalist, I've been discussing the importance of Apple releasing a smaller format iPad ever since the iPad was initially released years ago! Even though Steve Jobs clearly stated that he wasn't keen on a smaller iPad, not only had he been known to change his mind, but a smaller format iPad just makes sense, just like a larger iPhone just makes sense. Further more, and with all due respect, Mr. Jobs is dead, and he left the company in what he deemed were capable hands, and these capable hands can direct the course of Apple in ways that they see best.

 

So, keeping in mind that Apple has yet to confirm an official name for the rumored iPad mini, or if in fact there even is an iPad mini about to be released, and if there actually is an iPad mini in the works, if that announcement will come on September 12th (which is the date current rumors have pegged for the announcement of the new iPhone), keeping all that in mind, here's a round up of what information we have so far. Please note, if I’ve included the rumor in here it's only if the rumor is being floated around by multiple reliable sources. That said, a rumor is a rumor and can't be taken to the bank, so only time will tell...



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