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A little comic relief! Jerry Seinfeld and Siri...

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Just a quick posting! I saw this funny clip from my old friend Jerry Seinfeld, talking it up with my new friend Siri, in his online comedy show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

 

It's short! Check it out and I hope you enjoy!

 

 



Review: Gluey by mobileAge

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When I first saw Gluey I was a bit concerned that it was going to be too much like another iOS game I really like called Globs.  Thankfully the two are not really similar at all, because now I don’t have to decide which one I like better – I can enjoy them both as the separate games they are.  Gluey is a lot of fun, and the dynamically flowing game board keeps the player on their toes.  I do think the game could stand a name change, though, as Gluey just doesn’t do the concept much justice.



Hansel and Gretel - Epic Tales animated storybook

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Hansel and Gretel has been brought to the app store with a great, interactive twist. Read this fun tale with your kids and see them play around with the animated environment. The interactive story features fantastic voice acting and a unique music score that combines together to create an experience like no other. This is not simply an e-book of the classic fairy tale, but an all round experience that your children will enjoy every second of.



New iPhone may not have NFC chip used by "mobile wallets"

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AnandTech has posted today that it doesn't appear that the new iPhone expected next month will have an NFC chip. As you likely know, NFC stands for near field communication, and it's a technology for transmitting purchase information wirelessly. Some mobile phones have these chips, which let users touch a mobile-payment terminal with their phone as they leave a store to make payment. This is more common in other countries, but in the U.S. adoption has been slowed by the many competing systems.



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 8-27

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. 257 people entered this week! We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 25 apps!



Starfall ABCs - Excellent!

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Starfall ABCs is perfect to take with you while waiting at the doctor's office or anywhere else you might have to wait. This app teaches children the letters and sounds of the alphabet using bright colors, cheerful sound effects, cute animations, and fun puzzle-type games. Well worth the $2.99.



Face Reading Booth for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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Face Reading Booth takes the social app to the next level with an entirely unique way to use your phone with your friends. Where Fat Booth and other apps began, Face Reading Booth allows the user to tell the future of whomever they take a picture of, with hundreds of built in readings. Face Reading Booth claims to use actual face reading techniques to choose its readings for your friends. You'll be sure to have a lot of fun showing your friends their futures and working out your own with Face Reading Booth.



Trigger Fist update issues and fix

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Last week, I posted up on Trigger Fist. Currently my favorite shooter, maybe of all time! So simple of an idea, really--create realistic 3-D combat settings, throw in a sacred goat and a team of highly skilled unfriendlies, and voila--simulated combat bliss! But alas, a miscue in the recent update has been causing problems, especially in terms of saving progress, Game Center stats and app crashes. So I thought I better post up on the current fix.



Apple vs Samsung: Tim Cook addresses Apple employees after jury's verdict in favor of Apple.

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Well, as I reported earlier, the jury in the Apple versus Samsung legal battle has returned their verdict this evening, and it goes heavily in Apple's favor. This precedent setting case has, from the start, been about far more that just the billion plus dollars the jury awarded Apple. Rather this case, and the jury's subsequent ruling in Apple's favor, has already been sending shockwaves through the world of smartphones and tablets. Apple now has the momentum, and it's clear that companies that may have thought they got away with blatant patent infringement and theft of intellectual property (cough, Google, cough) may indeed have somethings to worry about. Apple decisively won this case (even assuming Samsung appeals to the extent of the law) and since their revolutionary product was released in 2007, the world of smartphones has simply not been the same, (or rather it's been more the same than ever), as other manufacturers raced to ride Apple's coat-tails to the bank. So many phones now look and (try to) act like the iPhone. With the decision of this jury, a clear message has been sent: manufactures of all these Apple knockoffs have been given ample fair warning.

 

In an email to Apple corporate employees Apple's CEO issued these following words:



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