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How To: Customize Autocorrect, Have Siri Read iBooks to You


I want to point you to a couple of extremely useful tips I read on Macworld yesterday.

Improving Your Autocorrect Experience

My first tip comes from Macworld’s article, "How to make iOS autocorrect work for you." It begins with the basics, telling you how to accept or reject the autocorrect and autocomplete suggestions that pop up as you type on your iPhone or iPad. If you type a space, punctuation, or carriage return, you'll automatically invoke the suggestion. If you tap anywhere on the bubble, it goes away.

Rumors: 'Budget' iPhone to Have 4-Inch Display, Retina iPad Mini Coming in Fall


Rumors of a "budget" iPhone continue to gain credence. The latest prediction from a market analyst with a solid track record corroborates earlier reports that Apple is creating a low-cost iPhone for emerging markets with a 4-inch screen and less-expensive materials.

iPhone Life Bi-Weekly Giveaway! 3-15-13


Every other weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every other Friday we will announce the prizes we're giving away through iphonelife.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. To enter the giveaway, go to iphonelife.com/giveaways. On the following 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, send us your address we will mail it to you.

LIBERATION MAIDEN Review - Mega Anime Blasting Fun!


Some games draw you in with an engaging storyline or challenging strategy; others, with the adrenaline rush of combat, or simply as a cool way to kill time. In LIBERATION MAIDEN ($4.99), game designers Level-5 went for all of the above. The graphics and anime cut scenes are amazing. The game concept is well developed, and while the storyline may at first be obscure, part of the fun is discovering the history and story as you play. LIBERATION MAIDEN works well with its eye-watering, non-stop action and a screen sprinkled with detailed widgets in and between levels.

Top 4 Reasons to Play Real Racing 3 for iOS


After many hours (and quite a few dollars) spent racing in the world of Real Racing 3 (Free), I can confindently say it is a legitimate contender for the coveted award of Best iOS Game of 2013. This game is so visceral, especially the way I race it using the first-person, helmet cam/cockpit perspective.

Between the visual eye candy and the realistic sound effects, I'd say this game blurs the lines between iOS gaming, console gaming, and real life more effectively than any iOS game I've encountered. Where’s a good Virtual Reality headset when you need one?

Rumor: iPhone 5S May Sport Fingerprint Sensor and NFC Chip


As rumors go, I'm betting the latest are on the mark. According to AppleInsider, The China Times has reported that the iPhone 5S, rumored to arrive this summer, will come with both a fingerprint sensor and near-field communication chip. According to the report, you'd be able to simply touch your phone to make a payment. The sensor would recognize your touch, and the NFC chip would communicate your authorization to an NFC mobile payment terminal at the point of sale.

Apple Airs Two New iPhone Ads


Apple is airing two new commercials featuring an iPhone 5, employing the same rapid-fire word theme it used in recent iPad commercials I posted about. And again, each word is followed by a rapid display of specific apps. The ads are fun and effective, and they show the remarkable diversity of iPhone apps.

Game Centered: Atlantis: Pearls of the Deep, Tramampoline, and I, Gladiator


Game Centered features roundups and in-depth reviews of the best in iOS games. Among the App Store's myriad games, it's all too easy to overlook some of the greats. Each installment of Game Centered will take a close look at a select few worthy of special recognition.

WINNERS! iPhone Life's Bi-Weekly Weekend Giveaway 3-12-13


Thanks to everyone who entered iPhone Life's Bi-Weekly Weekend Giveaway! We received entries from 496 people in 35 different countries this week! WOW! And we gave away 74 apps! 

iPhone Reliability Tops Smartphone Ratings



Who could be better suited to compare the reliability of various smartphones than a technical assistance website? FixYa has analyzed more than 720,000 requests for smartphone support to determine which one reigns supreme in terms of reliability. The iPhone came out undeniably on top.

According to FixYa's report, the iPhone (with a reliability score of 3.47) is nearly three times as reliable as Samsung phones, which came in second place (1.21). Samsung phones were nearly twice as reliable as phones from Nokia (0.68), and close to 10 times more reliable than Motorola phones (0.13). 

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