By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 04/25/2012
I'm always on the lookout for the right iPhone case, and usually that means swapping out cases based on the occasion. For a fancy night out, I'll look for a sleek case. For camping, something rugged. For day to day use, something with protection but not too bulky. And for extended use, away from power outlets, I'll want a case with a built-in battery pack. It's hard to find a case that meets more than one of those requirements.
By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 04/25/2012
Ever since I bought my new iPad, which is more power hungry than the iPad 2, I have been looking for ways to keep it charged. I have several iPhone docks around the house, but they don't have room to support an iPad.
By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 04/25/2012
UPDATE: Sold out in under two hours!
WWDC 2012 just announced and tickets are on sale at https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/
Two years ago, at $1600/ticket plus expenses, I wasn't sure if I would go, and tickets sold out in 8 days. Last year I determined ahead of time that I would go, and tickets sold out in one day! But I did indeed make it and got to see Steve Jobs one last time. Expect tickets to sell out today, so don't delay!
By Peter Magers on Tue, 04/24/2012
Games with some focus on collectible items are great at satisfying my compulsive side, and those that incorporate some sort of combat make for an awesome stress reliever. MonTowers has both fronts covered.
By Nate Adcock on Mon, 04/23/2012
Seidio is taking iPhone protection to the next level with a 1700mAh case/combo pack that is freaking awesome! They recently sent me a review kit to check out the Surface/Convert Plus value pack. Really an impressive amount of protection for normal citizens. If you want the Batmobile of case products, then you found it. Read on for the full review...
By Biweekly Giveaways on Mon, 04/23/2012
Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 15 apps!
And the winners are... (drumroll please): Joe Sparks, Debra Patsel, Shauna Bozigian, Raymond Joseferd, Travis Falls, Andrey Mckay, Pasteur Tran, Al Warner, Bruce May, Diego Ramírez, Ken Crawford, Marc Chambers, Lane Chereskin, Tim Burns and Bob Cavin!
Didn't win this week? No worries! Next week we have 3 exciting apps to give away:
By Nate Adcock on Sun, 04/22/2012
Paper Monsters is certainly one of the best platformers for iPad/iPhone I have experienced, and got it for the limited free app a day price, but it's only back up to 99 pennies today, so definitely still a steal. Everything about the game is great. Engaging levels, superior graphics, easy control, and catchy music. The overall mood is so cheerful, and uplifting, can't help but smile when you play, and the interesting backgrounds, obstacles and scenes make it that much more fun to keep playing. Grab Paper Monsters from Crescent Moon Games here, or read on for the rest of the review including a short YouTube demo video. Also, in retro gaming news, Activision dropped several of their games to the 99 cent level this weekend, so grabbed Crash Bandicoot this week too...
By Peter Magers on Sun, 04/22/2012
Okay, so it seems like there’s always some hot new way to organize your contacts popping up, and these new methods generally turn out to be so much hype. The developers of my facecard, however, actually have a pretty novel new set up.
By Eric Pankoke on Sat, 04/21/2012
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat – if you don’t have much patience, don’t play this game. For every level you breeze through (which won’t be many) there are several that will cause you to tear your hair out. Granted you could do just enough to simply pass each level, but if you’re one of those types that like to go for the gold in every game be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time on some of these boards. Okay, that’s it for the disclaimer.
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 04/21/2012
Clearly the iPad is making huge inroads in the business market. Last year Apple announced that 86 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 47 percent of Global 500 companies were testing or using the iPad. It's partly based on this growing market for the iPad that some analysts have increased their target for Apple's stock price. Also last year new survey of companies that use Microsoft Exchange servers found that Apple's iPhone has a 61 percent share among smartphones and is growing.
By Todd Bernhard on Sat, 04/21/2012
By admin on Sat, 04/21/2012
The SoulMate app is a great app for just about anyone who is sick of having to use all different apps and other communications methods to get in touch with their friends, family or significant other. This app combines the features of things like text messaging, phone calls, email's and much more as well. It makes it very quick and easy to get in contact with anyone.
By Nate Adcock on Fri, 04/20/2012
First caught a glimpse of this, well for lack of a better description--fist-sized block of lithium-ion in a hard shell--at CES earlier this year. It can top up all your gadgets and then some with a 6000 mAh of raw power, the powerstation Pro is finally available for purchase at the spendy sum of $129.95. It not only charges fast, but can also stop a bullet (okay, I made that up). It is, however, designed to stand up to the elements including sand, dust and water. You can learn more in the included PR release and embedded YT vid after the break...
By Werner Ruotsalainen on Fri, 04/20/2012
I've dedicated several articles (latest one HERE) to converting videos into MP4 (M4V / MOV) files so that they can be played back by the H.264 decoder of even older-generation iDevices. In the current one, I elaborate on how how you can play the output files with the built-in, stock Videos application. This article also belong to my Multimedia article series, in which I plan to publish a “Streaming multimedia over your local Wi-Fi” in the next few days and, then, finally, the real Multimedia bible.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Fri, 04/20/2012
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, and Twitter. 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.
By Jim Karpen on Fri, 04/20/2012
Thinner and lighter: that's the general direction of Apple's gizmos. And rumors are swirling that Apple will use technologies in the iPhone 5 that will allow it to be even more svelte. A couple days ago the rumor was the Apple would use a new material called Liquidmetal for the casing on the back. This alloy offers great durability yet is light like plastic. And now the rumor today, via DigiTimes and reported on AppleInsider, is that Apple may use in-cell touch displays.
By Peter Magers on Fri, 04/20/2012
If you know games, you know Unreal Engine is the head of the pack for 3D graphics. If you didn’t know that, well, now you do. And it’s part of the genius recipe behind Oozoo’s new entry: Brandnew Boy. The game offers up great graphics that run smoothly, but it’s got a whole lot more on the menu as well.
By Jim Karpen on Thu, 04/19/2012
Today's headlines could hardly be more of a contrast: Verizon activated 3.2 billion iPhones in the first quarter of 2012, and, based on this enhanced revenue stream, reported earnings of $3.91 billion. Meanwhile, Nokia, long the industry leader, reported a loss of $1.2 billion due in part to the tough competition in the smartphone market. The bottom line: it pays to sell iPhones.