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WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 7-16

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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 9 apps!



Space Mathematics App Review

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In elementary school, children seem to have the hardest time with multiplication and division, because it is totally new to them. Space Mathematics: Multiplication and Division gives children a fun and easy way to learn these new math techniques without all of the confusion that they can get with a pencil on paper. After all, the best way to teach children new things is to find a way that they can relate to and enjoy, which you can find by using Space Mathematics. It’s a creative way to help kids learn the things they’ll need for the rest of their lives.



NY Times reports that 7.85-inch iPad is coming; iPhone 5 rumored to be in production

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Citing unnamed sources "with knowledge of the product," the New York Times this weekend reported that a 7.85-inch iPad is coming from Apple. Previously both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg also reported this tidbit. So it's starting to seem increasingly likely. iMore says that Apple will probably simply shrink down the 9.7-inch interface to the smaller size. The "iPad mini" will be about two-thirds the size of the current iPad.



[REVIEW] Karate Champ XL

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Today I decided to play a game of Karate Champ on my new iPad before beginning my studying for the day. When loading the iPhone app I was informed that an iPad version, Karate Champ XL (revolutionaryconcepts.net), was available for only $4.99.



SolarWalk and GeoWalk are a fascinating, first class apps that showcases the future of education

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I must confess, as an app developer, I was hoping to win a recent contest called Mobile Apps Showdown, as my Ringtone Director Pro app was one of a dozen finalists. But when I saw the competition, specifically Vito Technologies' SolarWalk, I knew which app I would vote for, and it wasn't mine!


SudokuPDQ for iPad

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Alongside crossword puzzles, the game that is a family favorite in any local newspaper is Sudoku. The ultimate passer of extra time, Sudoku has long been a way for people to keep their minds stimulated. Now, with SudokuPDQ, you can take Sudoku anywhere with you, as long as you have your mobile device on hand. However, the developers of this game have taken Sudoku to another level, allowing users to do things with the game that can’t be found in any old newspaper. Although its graphics aren’t particularly flashy, SudokuPDQ captures all that it needs to in regard to the game of Sudoku.



Epson MegaPlex 850HD projector saves the Summer

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For several years, I've been showing movies on the garage for the neighborhood kids. When the iPad came out, with the optional VGA cable, it enhanced the portability of my setup. I no longer needed to lug a laptop to connect to my projector. But Apple, while they usually do things right, didn't do a great job with their VGA connector dongle. It uses the 30 pin connector but doesn't provide a way to power an iOS device, so you're limited to the battery life of the iPad or iPhone. Apple also offers composite, component, and HDMI connectors, which fixed this, but most projectors are wired for VGA not HDMI and Apple's VGA dongle is easy to keep in your bag.


iWOW-U lives up to its name and breathes new life into your music, headphones and car stereo

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Before you drop $300 on a fancy celebrity endorsed set of headphones, you might be better served trying the iWOW-U from SRS Labs and your existing headphones. That's what I did, with a $20 pair of Sony headphones and the sound quality was significantly better. The iWOW-U is a 3.5mm extension cord but with a twist. It includes a powered amplifier that enhances the sound quality and does a great job of stereo separation... I was skeptical, but the improvement was immediately noticeable and I am a tough cookie to please.



iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway, July Friday the 13th

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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. 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.



Dockem advances the state of the art in wall mounts

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Dockem has a smart set of wall mounts for assorted tablets and smartphones that address some of the deficiencies found in competing mounts. For starters, they accommodate just about any size device, and even with a case or smart cover in the case of the iPad.


By splitting the mount into two parts. They can accommodate devices of different width, in portrait or landscape mode (though you will have to decide which orientation before you finalize affixing your mounts.)


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.