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WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 1/9

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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 40 apps!



Blink Master Review

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Blink master is a fun game of speed, general knowledge and timing which requires you to be able to quickly see clues and piece them together as quickly as possible.  The general play of the game starts you off with a category from either 'famous personality', 'place', 'movie', or 'book.   Each problem has 9 clues which are flashed in front of you very quickly and then covered up by tiles.  Once the tiles are up you can answer the question if the quick glimps of the clues were enough, or elect to uncover one tile to see the clue better.  Each tile you uncover, you lose points.



What I played this week - TapTalpa.HD and CubeSieger

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This week I played 2 very different games, and wanted to get this posted up before the madness of CES begins in earnest. Several iPhoneLife personnel, including yours truly, will be stalking the show floor again this year, so if you happen to see one of us, come and say hi (look for the iPhoneLife patch). The first game is a $1.99 version of Whac-a-mole called TapTalpa, and the other is an interesting abstract board game called CubeSieger (lite versions available). They are both a little odd-ball, and I have to admit that at least one of them needs more work before it deserves to cost $1.99 on the app store.



Police Training on your iPhone

Coming soon to an iOS device near your face comes another tap shooter called Professional Police Trainer 2 (P.P.T.original here). You always wanted to draw down on a bad guy but let's face it, that would be scary. Plus you'd have to get up off the couch. Anyway, for all you crack shots of the P.P.T. realm, the updated version will be out soon, and you can get another taste of lawman adrenaline from the comfort of your Lazyboy! Read on for full PR info...



GoDocs for Google Docs Review

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This is an absolute must have for anyone who regularly uses any of the Google Docs services online.  It makes it very easy to view, edit, share and much more any type of document available online.  It works with PDFs, documents, spreadsheets and even audio or video documents.  This app is ideal for pulling up and viewing the information you have stored in Google's cloud anywhere you go.



Rumor: iPad 3 in March, iPad 4 in October

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The Taiwanese site DigiTimes seems to be the leading source for iOS device rumors, given their propinquity to component suppliers. And their latest story is that suppliers are saying there will be two iPads this year: an iPad 3 in March and an iPad 4 in October. The model in March will be the one we're expecting, with a higher screen resolution of 1,536x2,048 pixels.



Review: The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories - Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media

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I feel like I should begin this review with a rhyme, but alas I have nothing so some other time.  Anyway, I typically don’t stray far from games when it comes to writing reviews, because that’s what I have the most experience with.  However, when I was presented with the opportunity to review this particular omBook from Oceanhouse Media I was intrigued enough to give it a try.  I’m glad I did.  The Bippolo Seed and other Lost Tales is not only an entertaining read (or listen, depending on tastes), but it’s actually given me a reason to sit down and spend “iPad time” with my son, whereas usually my endeavors into the iOS world are a solo effort.



SugarSync Review - Update enhances photo syncing!

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Every once in a while I post a review, and soon after the vendor responds with fixes for some of the minor issues or updates to features in the app. I'm sure the fixes were probably already in the pipeline, but I still like feeling maybe the review helped (I'm a deluded blogger, I know). Recently I reviewed SugarSync as part of an ongoing evaluation of products--a quest, you see, to find the perfect iPad-PC editing and syncronization app, and an excuse for writing more drivel in my blog here. SugarSync is a great cloud storage service, but I found some of the features of the iPad app a little light in a few areas, especially the photo uploading ability. Well, they went and enhanced it... Read on for the full press scoop...



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 1/3

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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 8 apps!

And the winners are...(drumroll please): David Basarab, James Bosworth, Gregory Johnson, Joe Sparks, Chris Maycock, Samuel  Bryant, Thomas Burton, and Robert E. Chan!



Speculation about $299 iPad

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There's buzz today on the blogs about the possibility of a $299 iPad this year. The speculation surrounds the multiple reports by Digitimes that Apple will introduce two new higher-resolution iPads — while also continuing to sell the current iPad at a lower price. After all, Apple has very successfully done this by continuing to sell the iPhone 4 and 3GS even as it introduced the iPhone 4S. If this scenario is true, Digitimes speculates that the iPad 2 might go for as little as $299.



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.