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Free SnagFilms streaming video app for the iPhone

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In the past I've covered free apps for streaming video, in my blog posts and in our magazine, and my list of best apps has always included the free SnagFilms app for the iPad. I wanted to alert you that a couple months ago they also came out with a version for the iPhone. The SnagFilms app gives you access to over 300 independent films. There are 17 categories of films, including Festival Flims, Award-Winning, History, Science & Nature, Romance, Fascinating People, Comedy, Drama, Short Films, Health & Food, and more.



A wooden cover for you iPhone or iPad

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I'm always attracted by natural products so have been intrigued when I see ads for wooden covers and cases. One of the makers of a wooden cover, Toast, recently sent me a walnut cover to try with my iPad mini. Toast offers wood covers so light and thin that they seem almost to be a film overlay on the back of your device. It may provide a small amount of protection, mainly from scratching, but the main purpose, I think, is simply elegance and feel. It adheres to your device with a 3M adhesive. You simply peel off the backing paper and apply the cover to the back of your device.



iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway! 11-23-12

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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.



Wars Online - Defend Your Kingdom App Review

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Wars Online – Defend Your Kingdom is a great app from MobeLabb which you can get for free on your mobile device.  This is an excellent example of what castle defender games should be, it has everything you're looking for and once you pick it up you'll be hooked for hours on end.  From the exciting game play to the complex strategy, this game is truly well made from opening title page through to the end.



2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Great Gifting Tips for iDevice Lovers.

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Featuring 50 great gift ideas in ten categories! You are sure to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list here...

 

Like most everyone else, I've got the holiday season on my mind. Honestly, there's nothing I love more than a good celebration of family, friends and togetherness. It's the time of year when so many traditions come together in the spirit of love and joy to exchange both good will and gifts of gratitude and appreciation. With the holidays now in full swing, I thought it a perfect time to offer my “Top Ten” list of holiday shopping ideas for that special Apple iDevice lover in your life.   

 

I've streamlined this article in the hopes of making things easy for you, especially if you are doing any online shopping, as this article is rich with valuable links that will provide you with a good variety of options within each category. In fact, you may want to bookmark this page, which features 50 different items in the Top Ten gift categories.   

 

You can use this article as a handy reference guide over the coming weeks; your one-stop, one-click resource for iDevice holiday gifting.   

 

Happy Holidays everyone, and now without further adieu, an iPhone Life Top Ten: Holiday Shopping iOS Guide Guide.



What I read this week - The Rookie, and Parolisse!

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I read two very different sources of inspiration this week... First, Parolisse is a study reference to help one drill down into the Bible. The app includes several translations and supporting material to help you understand practically any Bible topic. Next up is The Rookie: an amazingly cool story of a rookie QB starting his first season in the Galactic Football League. To simply state that The Rookie blends Sci-Fi yarn-spinning and football together (admittedly a weird mix) is akin to stating the Taj Mahal is but yet another ornately decorated building. The story just freakin ROCKS! If you are a hater of either football or science fiction, The Rookie might just convert you to both in one fell swoop...! No exaggeration... 



Keep the party going with HMDX Jam Bluetooth speaker, and myCharge portable battery pack! Black Friday specials!

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I've written, glowingly, before about the HMDX Jam Wireless Portable Speaker that uses Bluetooth to pump out solid sounds and act as a speakerphone.  And it does so in a solidly built, beautiful design, that, when packaged in its clear jar, is suggestive of jelly, hence the name Jam!

 



Introducing Bloggn: A truly beautiful Tumblr client you'll love to use!

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Bloggn is such a good Tumblr client, it has already made me wish I was a more frequent Tumblr user, and with such a silky smooth Tumblr interface at my fingertips I have been enjoying my time on Tumblr more than ever. Lately, with the help of Bloggn, I can't help but notice myself making excuses to keep checking back with my Tumbler account, just for the ease and intuitiveness of this stellar app, working on this Bloggn app review being top of the list.

 



EventiCal App Review

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EventiCal is an interesting app from PARK LLC which can help people manage their busy social life so they never miss anything that they wanted to do again.  You can create your own events and share them with friends over Facebook (without ever leaving the app!) or add in a special event that you plan on attending.   Where the app really gets impressive is the fact that when you log in to your Facebook account with EventiCal it will go out and find all the events listed on yours and your friends Facebook accounts.  The entire app is very well made and easy to navigate making it the best way yet to use your mobile device improves your life.



Give your iOS devices a HyperBoost of storage with the iUSBport

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Sanho makes a variety of battery packs under the HyperJuice name that give you extra power for iOS, Apple, and other USB based devices, but I was intrigued by their latest offering. The iUSBport is a hockey puck sized device that takes any USB hard drive or flash drive and turns it into a wireless storage device!



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