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The Daily Planet for iPhone & iPad

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The Daily Planet is a perfect application for anyone who is on the go and wants to know the latest news. Perhaps you want to know if it’s going to rain later or if it’s going to be sunny out. The Daily Planet has features for investors as well such as stock quotes in the USA, UK and HK.

The Daily Planet has almost everything you can think of and anything you would ever need. If you need news from some of the top news sources, you can easily find them as news is gathered and collaborated from some of the most trusted news networks and media sites. While reading news and stories in plain text can get boring and unappealing, the news is delivered complete with text, audio and video.



Tech commentators: why you might want to buy an "iPad mini"

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The rumors of a 7.85-inch "iPad mini" just keep circulating, with one market analyst predicting that Apple would sell as many as 6 million during the holiday season this year. What's the appeal? Obviously, part of the reason there's so much buzz is just because everything Apple does generates buzz. They come out with revolutionary, sexy products. But beyond the buzz-factor, why would a 7.85-inch sell? One reason is price. Most expect that it would sell in the range of $200-300. The smaller size itself would also appeal to some buyers.



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 7-9

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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 12 apps and one accessory!



The Lion And The Mouse By Kid App Review

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The Lion And The Mouse By Kid is a great application for children looking for an entertaining game. The application features graphics targeted towards the children demographic and is a very informative application. The Lion And The Mouse features 33 beautiful animated scenes that are drawn in a very cartoony atmosphere.



It's official: Judge rules that Samsung tablet "not as cool" as iPad

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Today, in the UK, Samsung had a bittersweet victory when a judge ruled that Samsung's Galaxy Tab hadn't violated Apple's patents because the Galaxy tablets "do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool.” You can read more in this report from Reuters. You are likely aware that there are ongoing patent disputes between Samsung and Apple.



Amazing Kitty: Cute Feline-themed Puzzler

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Amazing Kitty from Shiconal is a feel-good feline-themed puzzle matching game that is practically guaranteed to have players addicted from the get-go.

The simple premise of this friendly little matching game is to get two of the bouncy, square-ish kitties that look alike to touch-and to tap them before they lose contact, and meet each stage’s clear-condition goal. Sounds familiar enough, right? Don’t get too ahead of yourself—Amazing Kitty might sound like a typical matching game, but it has plenty of charm all its own.



App Store new search algorithm promotes "Zombie" old, stale, non-Universal apps

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As you may have noticed, Apple has been overhauling their search algorithm for the App Store, and while no official statement has come from Cupertino, it appears to be designed to eliminate some of the confusion and the 'gaming' of the system that has been prevalent. This is a good thing.

However, as with any change, the new method introduces it's own set of problems. Here's what I've observed:

Apps that have sold a lot, historically, are ranked higher. One might say this is class warfare, as the rich get richer, but this makes some sense. Proven apps are likely to continue to be desirable. There's safety in numbers.



TinyLightbulbs.com is a home for all of those cool Kickstarter crowdfunded, indie developed products

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Regular readers of my articles will know I am a big fan of Kickstarter and crowdfunding, and I do my best to find the coolest projects and share them with you. But I can't always find the best items, and once they have been funded, they fall off my radar. Fortunately, there is TinyLightbulbs.com.



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.