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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.



The Godliness Of Sir Jonathan Ive

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In the intriguing words of Sir Jonathan Ive: “We try to develop products that seem somehow inevitable. That leave you with the sense that that’s the only possible solution that makes sense... Our products are tools and we don’t want design to get in the way. We’re trying to bring simplicity and clarity."
“I think subconsciously people are remarkably discerning. I think that they can sense care.


Video shows iPhone, iPad assembly line at Foxconn factory

A news report from China gives a rare look inside a Foxconn factory at Zhengzhou, where over 70% of the iPhones are made. The video features Fioxconn head Terry Gou taking a tour inside the factory. It opens with scenes from a helicopter ride above the Foxconn campus, giving you a good sense for the enormity of the manufacturing facility, which covers over 2 square miles and employs over 100,000 workers. The video shows the assembly line for the iPhone 4S frame and motherboard, which produces 10,000 units a day. It also shows a "clean room" where the iPhone 4S camera is manufactured.



Review: Proporta Tablet Cases

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The fine folks at Proporta sent me over a couple of cases to use with my tablets. I’m not using the latest and greatest tech by today’s standards. I’m still using the Original iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7. Don’t shy away from this review just because you may have a different tablet model. There’s a good chance Proporta will have a similar case/style for your exact device. If you are not familiar with Proporta, they have been making great cases since 1996.



Good looking iZON lets you look in on your house and family members

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The iZON from stem is a beautiful, functional Wi-Fi enabled security camera / NannyCam. In fact, it looks like it was designed by Apple, which is high praise indeed. It's a small cylinder, reminiscent of Apple's original iSight external camera.


The removable convex base connects to the iZON via magnets, allowing for some flexible angles.


If your iPhone is extremely important, you need extreme protection from G-Form

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I dropped my iPhone the other day. Needless to say, I didn't like it. It seemed to happen in slow motion. Sure, iCloud would have a backup of most of my data but, as an app developer, even a day or two's loss of use of my iPhone would be difficult, and expensive.



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.