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iOSs 5.1 coming soon -- but will not fix problem of random muting of iPhone 4S calls

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I'm looking forward to iOS 5.1, which should be coming out soon. It's expected to fix some major bugs as well as add some new features. A test version of the new software has been in the hands of developers for months, and the bad news is that it still doesn't address a serious problem with the iPhone 4S. According to many complaints online, and this humongous 114-page thread in Apple's support forum, the iPhone 4S will randomly mute the phone when a person makes a call. The person on the other end appears to answer, but they don't hear anything.



Review: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories - Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media

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I feel like I should begin this review with a rhyme, but alas I have nothing so some other time.  Anyway, I typically don’t stray far from games when it comes to writing reviews, because that’s what I have the most experience with.  However, when I was presented with the opportunity to review this particular omBook from Oceanhouse Media I was intrigued enough to give it a try.  I’m glad I did.  The Bippolo Seed and other Lost Tales is not only an entertaining read (or listen, depending on tastes), but it’s actually given me a reason to sit down and spend “iPad time” with my son, whereas usually my endeavors into the iOS world are a solo effort.



SugarSync Review - Update enhances photo syncing!

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Every once in a while I post a review, and soon after the vendor responds with fixes for some of the minor issues or updates to features in the app. I'm sure the fixes were probably already in the pipeline, but I still like feeling maybe the review helped (I'm a deluded blogger, I know). Recently I reviewed SugarSync as part of an ongoing evaluation of products--a quest, you see, to find the perfect iPad-PC editing and syncronization app, and an excuse for writing more drivel in my blog here. SugarSync is a great cloud storage service, but I found some of the features of the iPad app a little light in a few areas, especially the photo uploading ability. Well, they went and enhanced it... Read on for the full press scoop...



Apps for Boys&Girls Review

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One of the most difficult things about having children is finding good games for them which are both entertaining and appropriate.  If you have an iPod or iPhone and are looking for some guidance in this area than getting the Apps for boys and Apps for Girls are really a great way to go.  These two great apps are basically custom versions of apple's app store but with only apps for boy or girl children. 



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 1/3

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 8 apps!

And the winners are...(drumroll please): David Basarab, James Bosworth, Gregory Johnson, Joe Sparks, Chris Maycock, Samuel  Bryant, Thomas Burton, and Robert E. Chan!



Draco The Dragon App Review

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DRACO is a 2D top-down scroller shooter game. The app starts off with a good animation about the back-story of the game. The graphics and the music fit well into the game. After the intro video, the player, for the first time, will enter his or her own name. After which the player picks their hardness, color of their dragon and after a brief introduction to the controls is shown, the user can start the game.

The rules are fairly simple - avoid the oncoming dragons/obstacles & their fire/shots. Tilt the device in in either direction to move your dragon (tilt iPhone to the right, the dragon moves to the right, etc.) and tap the screen to shoot.



iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaways! 12/31

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Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works:



Burst! Time Kill for 2012!

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Looking for a time killer physics game this New Year's Eve while waiting for the ball to drop? Check out Burst!... Pretty simple concept. Swipe to shoot arrows at balloons. Even a monkey could play Burst! Not only would he play it, but he would love it probably, and maybe get the top score on Game Center. The game has some kind of backstory and special play modes, but I mean really...who cares? Shoot the darn balloons and move along to the next level, right? The monkey does not care why... I make joke now, but nevermind. Read on for the full press release DL below...



Friends Map for Facebook Review

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This app gives you a quick and easy way to use your phone's GPS to check in on Facebook, and to find where your friends have checked in from recently as well.  It will also provide you with some useful information such as where the nearest cafe or hotel is, and quite a bit more to. The app is pretty simple to use and seems to be pretty accurate as far as where it has you check in from.  If you don't have many friends who check in from their GPS phones than there won't be much information on your map but it can still be fun and as more and more people get smart phones this will likely become even more useful.



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