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Customize your iCade for an even better retro gaming experience

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Our readers try to get the most out of their iOS-based technology, so it's no surprise they have responded to our coverage of the iCade Bluetooth based arcade cabinet. One enterprising reader, Rob Mitchell went so far as to tweak his iCade to accommodate traditional joysticks and a breakout box, suitable for different game apps.



Draw some things with the Draw Thing

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I've seen a lot of styluses (styli?) over the years, but the latest offering looks like it will be a lot of fun, and for the right purposes, could be quite comfortable.



Best free iPad games

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iMore has posted a great roundup of the best free games for the iPad. They list their three top picks in each of 11 categories of games: strategy, shooter, sports, casual, physics, action, role-playing, racing, board, word, and simulation. While all of the dozens of games listed are completely free, they're almost all "freemium" titles, meaning that they offer in-app purchases for additional features. The article includes a trailer for most of the games so that you can quickly get a sense for gameplay. 



The Rumor Mill: Larger iPhone Screen All But Confirmed, Chrome For iOS, And More Whisperings Of A Flexible iPhone Screen...

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It's been a very active morning when it comes to the rumors swirling about concerning upcoming Apple developments! Here's a summary of some of today's big stories:

 

 

 

 



Pocket Monkey App Review for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

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Pocket monkey is a new side scrolling action adventure game where you control a monkey as he travels through a forest.  Throughout the game he has to collect bananas, which you can use to throw at enemies.  You also collect a variety of other items in each level, some are there to help improve your rating for completing a level and others will help you complete the level directly. 



More rumors about 7.85-inch iPad coming this fall

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We just keep hearing about a 7.85-inch iPad, so maybe there's something to the rumors. As is often the case, today's rumor comes via DigiTimes, the Tainwanese site that often gets its info from Apple's suppliers (and that isn't consistently accurate in its predictions). Today DigiTimes is reporting that the forthcoming iPad-mini will use "thin-film" touch technology for its display. The advantage of this technology is that the new iPad can be thinner and less expensive.



The Apple App Store Game Of The Week: N.O.V.A. 3

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SICK, SICK, SICK!!!

AMAZING, AMAZING and AMAZING!

I can't say enough great things about this newly released iOS game, which currently holds the title of the App Store's Game Of The Week. This will certainly be a top, best-seller in no time flat!

 

 



New And Noteworthy Games! Juggernaut: The Revenge Of Sovering. [REVIEW]

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Juggernaut. The Revenge Of Sovering. 

Available for FREE in the App Store.

 

 

Juggernaut: The Revenge Of Sovering is the newest, noteworthy turn-based RPG to hit the App store. This game debuted last week to rave reviews and has become an instant hit, with it's stunning graphics, beautifully illustrated cut-scenes, and innovative twists on the turn-based gaming genre.

 



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 5-14

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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 6 apps and 1 accessory!

And the winners are... (drumroll please):  Bonnie Rottstin, Harvey Smath, Christine Nilsen, Debra Katz, mittul burad, Patricia Rickey and our Trident Kraken AMS Kit winner is Jamie Senior!

And the Trident Kraken AMS Kit winner is... Jamie Senior!



Haypi Dragon App Review

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For those that enjoy a multi-player game where you can challenge others around the world; then Haypi Dragon is the perfect game for you!  This role playing game allows you to play against other dragons while working towards the ultimate goal of being the best in the world.  After all; you want your Haypi Dragon to be the one to beat!



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.