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Apple vs. Google: Who Will Become King of the Hill?



Last week Apple announced that it would be terminating its agreement to use Google Maps as the default location service for iOS. Instead, Apple is developing its own in-house application that will become standard starting this fall.

Why the change?  The mobile location service arena is the new battleground front...and it's about to get messy.

Rumor: GM to offer "Siri Eyes Free" in their Sonic and Spark


One of the most interesting features of iOS 6 is Siri Eyes Free. Automakers will put a button on the steering wheel of some models that will let you use Siri without touching or looking at your iPhone. If your phone is connected, you can simply touch the button on the steering wheel to talk to Siri and do a wide range of functions such as make a call, get directions, play music, access your calender, listen to and send text messages, and more. Your phone doesn't even turn on, so you won't be tempted to look at it.

WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 6-18


Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 25 apps!

FCC Calls For Re-Examination Of Cell Phone Radiation Emissions. [Breaking News]


We all take calculated risks. The adrenaline junkie takes a calculated risk when he or she BASE jumps or gracefully crosses a slackline high above the ground. The alcoholic or heroin junkie take calculated risks, namely that they won't die from liver cirrhosis or an inadvertent overdose. The junk-food junkie takes calculated risks with their diet, hoping that the genetically modified and highly processed foods don't catch up with them too soon.

5-minute video clip shows best new features of iOS 6


I’ve already posted a number of times about new features in iOS 6, but wanted to point you to CNET's useful short summary of some of the new features that give you insight into the next iPhone: Passbook, Facetime of the cell phone data network, Siri, turn-by-turn navigation, and Maps. But even better, CNET includes a 5-minute clip of Scott Forstall’s presentation that gets at the heart of iOS 6. Well worth watching.

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



Greetings my fellow travelers and adventures and welcome once again to my Summer Travel special series here at iPhone Life. In this installment I'd like to share with you one of my favorite apps for on the road and on the go adventures.


Max Power Adventures App Review


Max Power Adventures is another role-playing game, but with a humorous twist.  Since there are so many different RPG's available, it only makes sense to develop a parody to mock them all.  For those that are sincerely into gaming, you may get a kick out of this one. 

The controls are pretty basic as well as the concept of the game.  The developers take in great detail to explain every little thing including the rules and storyline.  Yes, you will be saving a princess, but the superhero Max is more excited about the combat than his prize.  After all, there doesn't seem to be much hiring of superheroes occurring during the depression. 

Review: Mystery Lighthouse by Digi-chain Games


Being a computer geek in the 80s, I spent much of my mid-childhood engulfed in the world of adventure games.  Sure such things exist today (if you look beyond the fact that many publications call anything they don’t know what to classify as an adventure), but back then there were companies that were actually known and praised for such fare.  Mystery Lighthouse pays homage to such games, and it actually does it quite well.  This is a far cry from Digi-Chain’s previous effort, Dungeon of the Damned, and in my opinion a much better game.

Why Apple should implement 2-factor authentication!


Source: Google

If you are a Google user, you can make it much more difficult for an attacker to hijack your account by configuring and using 2-factor authentication now available (go here to learn more about this important feature). 2-factor authentication is a security validation process requiring you to present independent proof of identity before you can access an online resource--in this case, your GMail account. The idea is to better protect your account from intrusion by making the sign-in process in some way verifiably unique to your session. Read on to learn more about Google's very smart (providing an authenticator app for iOS) move to help users protect their accounts, and why Apple needs to quickly follow suit!

iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway 6/15


Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every Friday we will announce the prizes being given away through iPhoneLife.com, Facebook, and Twitter. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners.

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