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Sooner Review - Manage your time with a thumb-swipe!

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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!



Puxxles App Review

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PuXXles is a new and interesting way to communicate with other people and play a game at the same time.  With this app you can create pictures, jokes, stories, music or just about anything else, and then encrypt it as a puzzle or riddle.  When you send the message the only way they can open it up and see or hear it is to solve the riddle or puzzle.  This adds a little bit of excitement and fun to a regular conversation. 



Week in Review: A Recap of this Week's Top Stories and Headline News!

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Welcome to my recap of some of this week's top news and interesting stories in the world of iOS. This week's review includes: the debut of two of Google's most beloved iOS apps in the App Store, Apple's "Best of 2012" picks, new rumors of forthcoming Apple iDevices, and a much loved feature of the App Store returning, and just in time for the holiday season!


iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway! 12-14-12

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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, Twitter and Google+. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code to redeem the app for free. If you win an accessory, we will mail it to you.



Google Maps arrives: voice turn-by-turn directions, transit directions, vector graphics

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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.



Bring some Joy to your World, with cases from The Joy Factory

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This is one for the ladies. Or for those of you with a special lady in your life. As long as she has an iPhone!




The Joy Factory makes some great accessories, so I was excited to see why they would come up with for the iPhone 5. Just like with restrooms, the ladies always get the better end of the deal. While men get a step above an outhouse, from what I've heard, ladies rooms have couches, perfume, etc. Ladies get some neat options for cellphone cases as well.



Bounty Racer - FREE for limited time AGAIN!!!

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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...



Time magazine names iPhone 5 top gadget of the year

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It's time for end-of-year lists, and Time magazine has weighed in with its top 10 gadgets of the year. The iPhone 5 tops the list, with the magazine especially appreciating the way that Apple fusses over the tiny little details: "Apple may be responsible for more than its share of the tech industry’s great leaps forward, but it’s at least as good at fussing over the tiny little details other companies ignore.



Cold Weather Gear: Don't let the chilly winds keep you from your iDevices!

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Winter is finally making itself felt. When the chill winds blow it can pose a challenge to work with our touch sensitive device screens. Here’s a collection of useful and convenient alternatives for utilizing our iDevices at this time of year, when it can be too cold to have our hands and fingers exposed...



Magic Orbz for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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Magic Orbz is a game which was very popular on the Play Station 3 platform and has now been ported over to mobile devices.  To play the game you have to throw and bounce balls through the different levels to break all the blocks before you run out of lives.  The game seems simple at first, but as the levels get progressively more difficult you’ll find that it can become quite challenging.



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