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iPad mini expected to go on sale November 2

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Apple is expected to announce the iPad mini at their event scheduled for next Tuesday, Oct. 23, and today TechCrunch reported that a source close to Apple's supply chain has said that the device will go on sale on Nov. 2. And price? The heavy betting seems to be on either $299 or $349. The rationale is that Apple already has a product -- the iPod touch -- at the $199 price point. Plus, Apple always builds in substantial profit margins, so it's unlikely they'd go as low as $199.



Tiffen's powerful photo editing tools put Instagram to shame

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I'm not a big fan of Instagram. It can be pretty obvious when a photo has been through an Instagram filter. But what if you really want to manipulate an image, perhaps to make it look like it came from an old film reel? You are going to want more fine grained (pun intended) control compared to Instagram.



iPad mini: What we think we know so far...

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The iPad mini is expected to be introduced next week, on Tuesday October 23rd at 1pm EST. Let's take a moment to look at all that we "know" so far about this marvelous new iDevice...

 



Review: Saving Yello by dreamfab

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If I had to speculate about what kind of twisted game the little girl from Finding Nemo might dream up to play with her fish, this would probably be it.  If you have any objections to animal cruelty, even if it’s only electronic, you might not appreciate this game.  Along the way poor Yello will get spiked, frozen, torched and all around beaten up, even though ultimately you’re “kindly” returning him to his bowl.  The rest of you that can deal with that should actually get a kick out of this game.  “Stretch and launch” physics games have become a dime a dozen on the App Store, but ones like Saving Yello still manage to make the genre fun.



Trigger Fist update at only 99 cents - GO GET IT!

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This is arguably one of my all-time favorite games, and one that I play literally every (I do not exaggerate) chance I get. If you like combat shooters, you have to get this game, load it up on your devices (all of them), and immerse yourself in the magical combat bliss that is Trigger Fist!! You will not get bored, and you will not want to stop playing. Every sacred goat you snare and protect with your life; every hard-won upgrade and unlock; every perfectly laid ambush you and your team execute will keep you coming back again and again! Do yourself a big favor, and get it NOW, just updated for latest iPhone and iPod touch versions, for ONLY 99 cents... for a limited time I'm sure.



Mapi cases treat your iPad with style

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As good as Apple is, they sometimes leave gaps in their product line or leave out features. This isn't a bad thing, as it allows third parties to fill in those gaps. For example, the iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case are nice and the Smart Cover was certainly innovative when released. But they only do a good job of supporting the iPad in landscape mode.



Speakers that complement your new iPhone 5, or other iOS devices

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My traditional 30 pin iPod speaker docks are pretty much obsolete now, thanks to the new Lightning connector. But that's okay, because I can use the audio jack and Bluetooth to enjoy audio from my new iPhone 5.


I've come across a number of gadgets that make the transition easy. Suppose you prefer a speaker, to share your audio with others. I got to try some compact devices from Matrix Audio that fit the bill. They offer both a Bluetooth model, called nrg, and a wired model called one.


Leaked photos of iPad mini display appear online

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It won't be long until we have all the details of the new iPad mini (assuming that Apple will indeed announce an iPad mini at next Tuesday's event). There have been many rumors that the device will have the same 4:3 aspect ratio as the current iPads and that it will be 7.85 inches. These rumors appear to be confirmed by some leaked photos of the display that have been posted on ETRadeSupply and that show those dimensions.



Apple officially announcers October 23 event

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This is just what we've been waiting for: Apple has announced an event to be held in San Jose at 10 am Pacific Time on October 23. Their typically cryptic hint on the invitations that went out reads: "We've got a little more to show you." The invitation confirms the date that has been rumored for the past few days. And it suggests we'll be seeing more than one device. In addition to the expected iPad mini, there are rumors that Apple will announce new versions of their iMac and Mac Mini, as well as a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a retina display. I can hardly wait until the announcement.



WINNERS! iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 10-15

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. 209 people entered this week! We have selected the winners of this giveaway. We gave away 11 apps and an accessory!



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.