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5 NFL Draft Apps to Keep You One Step Ahead of the Rest!

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If you're a football fanatic, chances are you begin watching for the choicest draft picks way in advance of the regular season. It might be hardball time now, but as a dedicated NFL fan, you live and breathe gridiron news, looking ahead to the coming months with anticipation. Today marks the momentous NFL 2013 Draft (as if you could forget!), so I thought you hardcore pigskin lovers could use some apps to stay up-to-date on the action!!



Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference

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Usually Apple announces its Worldwide Developers Conference ticket sale without warning— and sell out within an hour or so! But today Apple preannounced that tickets will go on sale worldwide beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time, tomorrow, April 25. This should theoretically give everyone a chance to buy a ticket. I've been to the last two conferences, and it took quick fingers to get my tickets. Now, with advance warning, I hope Apple's servers are up to the task!



Cricket Lowers Price of Plans, Including Two-iPhone Family Plan for $80/month

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According to a news story on CNET, a new family plan bundle from Cricket gives you service for two iPhones for just $80 per month. Plus, it's also just lowered the cost of its individual plan from $55 to $50 per month. Its basic plans come with unlimited calling, text messages, and 1 gigabyte of full-speed data. Cricket is a no-contract carrier, meaning that you pay the full cost of the phone up front, but then aren't locked into a contract.



YoWindow — New iOS App Lets You Watch the Weather in a Living Landscape!

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As a formerly certified weather geek, I like to check out new weather apps. I'm usually drawn to ones with more advanced features, but occasionally I find a simple and elegant weather program I have to mention. YoWindow ($0.99) is one such app. It is not a fancy weather app, which can become cluttered with maps and trend graphs. Instead, it gives you a view of upcoming weather in a serene 2D scene you can animate (e.g. forecast conditions) as you swipe. The app also serves to relax you with realistic outside sights and sounds that match the conditions, and even indicate the season.



WINNERS! iPhone Life's Bi-Weekly Giveaway 4-22-13

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Thanks to Everyone Who Entered our Bi-Weekly Weekend Giveaway!

We received entries from 547 people in 29 different countries and gave away 3 accessories! 

And the Winners Are…

(drum roll please): Susan G, Anthony U, and James P! Congratulations! If you see your name but didn't receive an email, please check your spam folder. 

This is my last official post managing our weekend giveaways! I will be handing the task over to iPhone Life's marketing assistant, Leigh Lester Holmes. She is awesome and very creative. Good Luck Leigh!! 



Last Chance to Enter iPhone Life's Giveaway!

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This is the official weekend of the iPhone Life Contest Giveaway! Be sure to enter the giveaway at iphonelife.com/giveaways! Every other weekend we raffle off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE.



Alleged Photo of Forthcoming Low-Cost iPhone Leaked

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A photo of the rear case of the rumored forthcoming low-cost iPhone appeared on Tactus yesterday. There's no way of knowing whether it's the real deal, but it is in line with other rumors. The photo shows a white polycarbonate shell, just as rumors had suggested. It also indicates the phone is both taller and wider than the iPhone 4 or 4S.



3 Productivity App Powerhouses: OfficeTime, Jet Scanner and Documents by Readdle

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Productivity apps are designed to make our day-to-day lives flow more smoothly and simply. Whether at the office, on the go, or keeping busy with projects around the house, such apps can save us time, money, and mental energy. I've tried out three great productivity apps I'd like to share with you, including the camera-to-PDF converter, Jet Scanner, the acclaimed time management app OfficeTime, and the comprehensive document and file management app, Documents by Readdle.



Revolutionary Free Email App Mailbox Now Available for Downloading

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Mailbox, an extraordinary new free app for effectively managing your inbox, is now available for downloading. Previously, you had to put your name on a waiting list, but now anyone can download the app. 

The app has generated a huge amount of interest because it completely rethinks the way you can use your iPhone to manage the onslaught of email. You use simple gestures in list view to archive or delete emails, to "snooze" them for later viewing, or file them away in a "list," which is like a folder. 



Yet More Evidence that Forthcoming iPad 5 Will Have iPad Mini Form Factor

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Images keep emerging on the Internet of alleged casings, or moulds for casings, of the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad. All of the evidence continues to suggest it will have narrower bezels on the sides like the iPad mini, allowing the device to be somewhat narrower without reducing screen size. And the evidence also suggests it will be thinner and lighter, possibly due to the implementation of an IGZO display.



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