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iOS 6 causing WiFi problems for some users

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Ever since the release of iOS 6, there have been reports of problems with WiFi. At first it was thought to be limited to the iPhone 5, but then there were reports of problems among users of earlier iPhones as well as iPads. According to CNET, the reports of problems have filled up 93 pages on Apple's discussion forums. And while that sounds like a lot, the article acknowledges that there's not yet any indication of how widespread the issue is, and many users aren't having any problem at all.



Case-Mate comes through with wide variety of iPhone 5 cases

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I wouldn't what to be an iPhone case company. Given Apple's secrecy, they have to design and deliver new cases in rapid fashion. Fortunately, Case-Mate has been able to revamp their extensive assortment of iPhone cases to accommodate the new design of the iPhone 5.



Dexim cables are visibly better

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There's a lot of talk about Apple's proprietary Lightning cable for the new iPhone 5, but there are millions of existing iPhone, iPads, and iPod touch devices that still use the 30 pin connector. In fact, now that the iPhone 4 can be purchased for under $100, there will be even more sold.



Revealed: Why Apple switched Maps app

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All Things D reported today why Apple switched to their own maps solution from the popular Google app: Google refused to enable voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. A maps app without voice-guided directions is problematic, because you have to take your eyes off the road to look at your phone. I paid $50 this summer for the Tom Tom app and found the voice directions invaluable when I was traveling.



Ultimate Shopping List for iPhone

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The world is becoming a hugely digital society, and the pen and paper technique that we all used to use is coming closer and closer to being obsolete. One thing that people still tend to do with the pen, though, is write out their schedules, shopping lists, and other little notes that act as reminders throughout the day. Well, now you can put down the pen once more, because the new app by Custom Mobile Apps Pty Ltd will allow you to organize your shopping lists right on your smartphone. The Ultimate Shopping List app puts all of your lists in an organized, easily navigational format so everyday errands can become a bit simpler.



Review: Granny Smith by Mediocre AB

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I really liked Medicore’s first game Sprinkle, and my son still plays Sprinkle Junior even though he’s already beaten it two or three times.  Still, I’m not a huge fan of games that employ ragdoll physics, and I was a little bit skeptical that I would enjoy this title.  I had no reason to be concerned.  The game is a blast, and every step of the way I’ve felt compelled to go back and collect three apples on levels where I missed that goal the first time around (which is most of them).  My only concern at this point is that I will finish this some day, and will the new levels be ready yet when that happens?



Free iPhone 5/iOS 6 user guide ebook from Apple; Alternate maps app

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In my experience, ebook guides to iOS can be very helpful, such as the one I bought that covers all aspects of iCloud. And now for the lucky owners of the new iPhone 5, Apple has released the free ebook iPhone User Guide for iOS 6. You can download it from the iBook Store or via iTunes. You can also access this book in your browser as a pdf file.



Help fund Findables and make sure your iPad/iPhone get found thanks to cases with built-in QR codes!

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I've written about Findables before, here: http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/2458/be-found-qr-coded-cases-findables but it's crunch time!  Their Indiegogo crowd supported project has 63 hours left and is not yet completely funded.



WINNERS! iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 9-24

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. 180 people entered this week(minus a couple of duplicates)! We have selected the winners of this giveaway. We gave away 8 apps!



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