iPhone Life magazine

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Hal Goldstein (hal @ iphonelife.com) is the founder, partner, and Senior Editor of  iPhone Life. Hal founded Thaddeus Computing in May 1985, and remains CEO (www.thaddeus.com). Since its inception, Thaddeus Computing has written about, bought, and sold pre-owned mobile computers. Hal lives in Fairfield, Iowa, with his wife and co-founder, Rita.

iPhone Life on iPad and iPhone! Free for subscribers!


You heard it hear first. (We probably won't publicize until late April). All subscribers (past, present and future) will receive the Zinio digital version of iPhone Life free starting with the Summer issue (at least through Spring '11.)   You can download the Zinio app and read recent issue of iPhone Life free on the iPhone and the iPad. Check out the Zinio site to see some of titles for the iPhone and iPad.

Seattle iPhone Dev Conf - Only $395 w/ March 12 Signup

There is still time to get an incredible deal for registering for the The Voices that Matter iPhone Developers Conference, April 24-25 in Seattle. Leading experts authors and experts share their knowledge and answer question about developing for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Topics include user interface, core animation, game programming, audio and openAL, core data, memory management and Xcode. The cost is $695. Register by 

March 12, you receive $200 off. Use code


and receive another $100 off, so your fee becomes only $395!

Say Hello at Macworld #567


  iPhone Life magazine will be exhibiting at the Macworld expo in San Francisco's Moscone center later this week. Sessions begin, tomorrow, Feb 9, and the exhibition hall opens at 12:00 PM, Thursday, Feb 11. Visit us at booth 567, and meet Managing Editor, Rich Hall, tweeter, Gary Abel, bloggers Tracy Sebastian and Todd Bernhard, along with Marge Enright and Don Kimenker from our ad sales team. I'll be at booth almost all the time, as the rest of the team blogs  and comes and goes.

Been waiting 25 years for the iPad

We started our company in 1985 with a print newsletter about the new 9 pound HP 110 Portable PC. It was the first clamshell DOS laptop. It featured solid state memory, storage, and built-in software (no mechanical hard drive). It was instant on, had long battery life, and at the time light-weight (if you remember the Compaq luggable).

In the 1990's HP produced the HP 200LX Palmtop, about which we published a magazine. It was the first and only DOS clamshell palmtop. It had a niche but incredibly loyal following -- so much so that we still buy, sell and repair them. A number of us wanted HP to “blow it up” – make it bigger in order to have a functional, light-weight, long lasting laptop on the road.  

Join us at Macworld, Booth 567. Discounts available


Committed Mac and iPhone end-users, IT professionals, and product marketers should plan on attending Macworld, Feb 9-13 at Moscone in San Francisco.  The Conference begins Feb 9, and you can join us at the Expo, booth 567 starting February 11. Use priority code "iphoneblog" for  a $10 Expo Pass (normally $25) or for 15% off a conference package (offer expires 2/7).

As we did at CES, we will be blogging from the show. Contributing Editors/bloggers Tracy Sebastian and Todd Bernhard will join our in-house team of Managing Editor, Rich Hall, Tweeter, Gary Abel, Ad Salesperson, Marge Enright, and me. If you attend, please come by and say, hello.


At CES #N4642 Say Hello to Nate, Todd, Tracy, Marge and me

Thaddeus Computing (iPhone Life magazine) will be exhibiting at the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this Thursday-Sunday. I will be at our booth much of time (#4642 North Hall), so come by and say, Hi! Nate Adcock, Todd Bernhard and Tracy Sebastian will also be there blogging and working on an article for the magazine. Marge Enright, who sells advertising for us, will also be making the rounds.   We all hope to see you!


iPhone Life magazine Named as Winner, 2009 Folio Eddie Awards


 FOLIO: magazine today announced the winners in the 2009 Eddie Awards, which recognize excellence in magazine editorial and design. The Summer 2009 issue of iPhone Life was named a Silver winner in the category:Full Issue -- Consumer, Technology/Computing. The awards are presented

How Much Better is the 3GS than the Original iPhone?

For 25 years our company, Thaddeus Computing, has published magazines for mobile computer users. During much of that time, Conrad Blickenstorfer was a friendly competitor with his excellent, forward-thinking publication, Pen Computing. Conrad and Pen Computing have remained a strong web presence. In Conrad's latest post he has some interesting remarks about his new iPhone 3GS and how it compares with the original iPhone. He likes his 3GS but the change-over was not all positive.

Apple leaves U.S. Chamber of Commerce over Climate Change stance

Forbes reports that Apple joined Nike, PG&E and others major corporations resigning from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has been lobbying against climate change legislation.

Catherine A. Novelli, vice president of worldwide government affairs at Apple wrote in a letter Monday to Thomas J. Donohue, the business group's president and chief executive. In it she said:

iPhone Life App available NOW as Web App


The long promised iPhone Life App is now available as an easy to install Web App. Eventually the App will be available in App Store. However, it functions as well or better as a Web App. It is a great window into the blogs, tips, reviews, and links on this site.


The iPhone Life App is easy to install:

 1. On your iPhone or iPod touch in Safari go to m.iphonelife.com     

 2. Touch Plus symbol.

 3. Do either or both: 

a. Add to Home Page (recommended for quick daily scan) 
b. Add Bookmark (recommended for in depth viewing and traversing.)

We hope you'll like it. We will track known bugs, provide app store information, and more at our iPhone Life App page.

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