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iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway! 1-25-13

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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, send us your address then we will mail it to you.



Zombie Master for iPhone & iPad

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Zombie Master is a fun game that combines all the fun and strategy of StarCraft with the action of Gears of War together into one great game.  As the name implies this game centers around hunting zombies, and keeping yourself alive.  To conquer the game you need to gather items including minerals, gas and foods so you can build different buildings, create new units and upgrade them both to keep yourself strong. 



Stick your iPhone, or iPad, where you want it with these neat gadgets

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At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I had a chance to see a lot of neat gadgets, many of which are not yet available to the public. And some might never become available, without help from crowd funding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Here are a few including some that you can help fund and even influence! Dash IT is a neat, affordable alternative to suction cup mounted GPS units and phone holders. The problem with suction cup mounts are threefold. First, they can obstruct your view of the road, which is dangerous. Second, they advertise to bad guys that you have an expensive gadget in your car. Even if the mount is removed. That telltale ring is still visible.



Apple garners 51% of smartphone sales in December 2012 quarter

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Some market analysts are saying that today's earnings report by Apple will be the most important in 10 years. The big question is whether Apple will be able to continue its momentum, and, secondarily, whether they beat market estimates for the December quarter. In other words, does Apple still have The Right Stuff? Certainly they did this past quarter, as CNET is reporting that the iPhone captured 51.2% of the smartphone market in the U.S. in the December quarter, compared to 44.8% for Android.



Awesome New and Updated Games: Heroes & Castles, MX Offroad and Letter by Letter.

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Welcome to my roundup of some of the best new (and updated) iOS games! This week we'll take a look at the uniquely genre-defying greatness that is Heroes and Castles, the adrenaline-fueled racing madness of 2XL MX Offroad and the refreshing word puzzlement of Letter by Letter.



What I played this week - Noble Nutlings and Pinball Arcade!

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Some ex-Rovio gamemakers teamed up under the Boomlagoon banner to create another 2-D physics game--a platform scrolling game called Noble Nutlings. The free game is hugely fun and probably destined for gaming success! The other game I tried out this week is Pinball Arcade. Electronic Pinball is to iPad what jelly is to peanut butter, and the easy touch and robust graphics of iPad make almost any 3-D pinball game just plain awesome! Pinball Arcade is one of the most authentic recreations I have seen done on any hardware. Too bad the freebie lite mode times you out and charges you to buy tables, but well, developers gotta eat too... and the lifelike tables are easily worth the price!



Listen Up! lite iPhone App Review

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Listen Up! Is a great audio game which takes turn based games to the next level.  While there have been dozens of new games over the past year where people have to draw clues or guess letters to find the answer to the question, Listen Up uses audio recordings to make the game play even more fun and interactive.



Amazon launches music store optimized for iPhone

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You can now easily buy your music from Amazon directly via your iPhone or iPod touch, thanks to Amazon's web app announced last week. You simply point Safari or any other web browser at amazon.com/mp3, and a new site optimized for your device will appear. You can access Amazon's catalog of 22 million songs and take advantage of deals that are often better than you can find in the iTunes Store, such as albums for $5 and songs for $0.69.



Rumors of a 4.8-inch iPhone with 8-megapixel camera

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It's hard to know what to think about the latest rumors, which are saying that Apple will be coming out with three iPhones this year: an iPhone 5S, an oddly named "iPhone Math" that will have a 4.8-inch screen, and a third phone that will have a 12-megapixel camera. The second and third items are courtesy of China Times, which is citing Taiwan's Commercial Times. MarketWatch has posted a summary of the latest tidbits, and says that the iPhone 5S and iPhone Math are rumored to be arring in June. They will supposedly feature 8-megapixel cameras.



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