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WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 6-4

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 15 apps!



Free 156-page iPad Buyers' Guide available

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If you're an iPad enthusiast, you'll want to check out iLounge's free 156-page iPad Buyers' Guide. You can download the pdf file in three formats, each tailored to a different device: iPad/iBooks optimized, iPhone/iPod optimized, and PC/Mac optimized. The Guide features the 100 most essential iPad apps and covers the 24 different iPad models currently available. It also points you to a huge collection of the best iPad accessories. While mostly focused on the iPad, the Guide also has a section on Apple TV.



What I played this week - Draw the Line, InstaJam, Trailers, Ichi and Kitaru news!

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Welcome to my somewhat weekly app review column (aka WIPTW), where I mostly review games and "play-oriented" apps and news. This week, have 3 apps to review (and another to preview), so won't waste any time with my usual blabbering. Draw the Line is a cute puzzler with physics aspects. Ichi is still under embargo, but can say it's another interesting puzzle game soon to be released. InstaJam is a basic drum machine app, and iTunes Movie Trailers though not a game, is an iTunes award-winning freebie vid player handy for finding all the latest movie previews. Last but certainly not least, I offer up a quick QA with some of the Aoineka folks about their coming Kitaru game, and you don't want to miss this iPhonelife exclusive about what could shape up to be one of the best iOS 3D gaming experiences ever!



Review: Crossworlds The Flying City by G5 Entertainment

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Let’s just skip the formalities – G5 has another hit on their hands with Crossworlds: The Flying City.  There’s nothing really new in terms of game play, but the game play is certainly as solid as ever.  What makes this game is the locations, and while I’ve only visited three spots so far (with several screens of exploration each), I like how vastly different every setting feels.  I wouldn’t say Crossworlds is G5’s strongest offering, but it certainly keeps them on their winning streak.



Apple may announce iOS 6 June 11, including new maps, camera, and photo apps

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Many are now expecting that Apple will announce iOS 6 during their June 11 keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Rumors have been circulating that Apple will introduce a new Maps app -- one that will no longer use Google Maps. A rumored feature will be 3D maps. Details of the app and actual photos have been posted on the Internet. You can see a roundup of this on CNET. Also rumored is Facebook integration.



iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway 6/1

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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, and Twitter. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners.



A Unique Touch: X-Doria iPad And iPhone Accessories.

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In the ever-so-crowded field of cases and folios for iDevices it's an understatement to say that it can be a challenge for one brand to stand out from the crowd. To that end, X-Doria is a company that has created a unique and varied product line-up, products that appeal both to a sense of touch as well as a sense of visual aesthetics.



Pocket Informant On Sale Again

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I know I have written about this app multiple times, but I still rely on it as my go-to calendar app and feel so strongly about it that I would feel guilty if I let this opportunity go by without letting you know.



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 5-28

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 13 apps and accessories!



SpiderArm keeps your iPad where you need it and your hands free

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I have a good friend who is a dentist, and he wanted to put an iPad in front of patients so they could be entertained during longer procedures. So when I saw the SpiderArm, I figured it would be just the ticket. Indeed, with all of the options, and the sleek white design, the SpiderArm looks just like a typical dental tool.



Everything iPad - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

What's bigger than an iPhone, smaller than a MacBook, and the most anticipated Apple product since the original iPhone? On January 27, at a special invitation only event at the San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Steve Jobs announced Apple's new "magical, revolutionary product" -- the iPad. Meant to fill the gap between the laptop and phone, Jobs said it was "way better" than either. Let's take a look at it.

Thin, lightweight, and powerful

The iPad shares many hardware features with the iPhone, including an accelerometer, an orientation sensor to switch from portrait to landscape mode, solid-state memory, and the same 30-pin doc connector. Connectivity is also virtually the same, with wireless 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR included on all models.

iPad runs iPhone apps!

The iPad will run a version of iPhone OS, and the new device can run virtually any app developed for the iPhone or iPod touch. Aps developed for the iPhone can run on the iPad in native resolution but is large enough to touch type on.

The larger screen not only makes familiar iPhone apps like Calendar, Mail, and Safari look stunning, it also provides screen real estate for more complex elements in the UI. For example, Calendar display a split-sreen view that describes the day's appointments on the left and shows you a color map of used time slots on the right. The split-screen view in Contacts displays you contacts list on the left and the full information for the contact you've selected on the right.

An ebook reader and more

Although not build into the iPad, Apple will offer a free app called iBooks, which will allow you to download and read books from it's new virtual bookstore. The new iBooks store will be accessed from and as easy to use as iTunes.

The ultimate media device?

The iPad is not the world's first tablet PC or the first eBook reader. Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, and others sell Windows-based tablets, and Amazon has had considerable success with it's Kindle. But Apple thinks the iPad will reinvent the category by offering a vastly superior multi-touch interface an easy access to a wide-variety of apps and media via iTunes. Aple hopes to make the iPad the ultimate media device by leveraging it's existing assets which include over 100 million paying iTunes customers, established relationships with music and video content providers, and over 100,000 iPhone OS app developers.