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Want the new iPad? Sell Your Old iPad

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Looking to sell your old iPad and be able to upgrade and buy the new iPad? Apple can help you there.

Apple will buy back your old iPad through the their Reuse and Recycling Program. This program will allow you to exchange your old gadgetry (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Macbooks, and many others) for Apple gift cards. This will not only help you save money to put towards the new iPad, but it also allows you to be green by reducing the number of Apple products ending up in a land fill.



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 3-19

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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 19 apps!

And the winners are... (drumroll please):  Brian Lund, Steve Wilson, Quincy Stamper, Michelle Mongeon, Bruce Baier, John Albers, Linda Smale, Brett Thompson, and Mary McMahon!

Didn't win this week? No worries! Next week we have 2 exciting apps to give away:



Review: Streetfood Tycoon by Kuyi Mobile

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I’ve played quite a number of time management games over the course of my reviews, and generally I find that the more hectic they are the more fun they tend to be.  Of course the chaos needs to be organized, but the key is that there has to be a lot to do.  Occasionally, though, I just want to have a nice, relaxing time, and Streetfood Tycoon fills that bill quite nicely.  At times it almost feels more like an arcade game than a time management sim, but lest you forget you can always check all the stats to bring you back to reality.  The important thing is that the game is fun, and I have become rather addicted to the game play and atmosphere.



ProCode Review

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Some apps are especially useful to those of us of the geekier persuasion, particularly the conversion utilities. Many are revealed via Google search: simple javascript snippets on various web-sites scattered across the internet, or via any of a host of free app store utilities. In my geekier pursuits, I might rarely have to convert a HEX - RGB value for instance (to apply a particular color, etc.), or potentially do some binary math to calculate a proper subnet address. Actually pretty lightweight geek stuff, but hardcore coder types need to get at base conversions when programming in machine code. ProCode is written as a bare bones calculator focused for just that purpose. Oh, it will also help you calculate 2+2 (which I probably need more than the binary conversions anyway).



iHome announces new AirPlay speaker - iW2

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We reviewed the iW1 last year here on the blogs and in print, and pretty much agreed it was a great product for wireless music streaming via AirPlay (see my review here), though maybe a little wonky to configure in my case. One aspect that I liked is that the iW1 is truly wireless; sporting a rechargeable internal battery that not only allows the device to be carried around the house, but still provides a charge to your devices when connected. The lower priced and eminent iW2 (due out April 1, 2012) will not have this feature, but otherwise will include the streaming excellence of the iW1. You can read on about the updated model (which is a bit smaller than the iW1) in the included PR release.



iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway 3/16

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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.



Buy New iPad For Much Less: ISELLMYIPHONE Will Buy Older/Used Devices

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The “new iPad” release is just around the corner.  Many of us are pacing the floor, anxiously awaiting its arrival.  I have been trying to figure out a way to off set the cost of buying the new ipad.  The guy’s at www.isellmyiphone.com offer an answer.  Sell your old devices or should I say slightly used devices, you are currently using.  They will purchase most of the older devices such as iphone 2G, ipad 1, and many others.  They have a complete list available on their site.



Kingston Wi-Drive tries to help you save money on the new iPad

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Unfortunately, Apple doesn't allow SD card expansion and even the camera connection kit is limited in utility. If you haven't decided which model of the new iPad to buy, or if you wish the iPad or or iPhone you already own had more storage, you might want to consider the Wi-Drive from Kingston.



Contacts Duster Pro App Review

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Contacts Duster Pro is one of those must have apps for anyone who uses their device to keep track of the information about their friends and family.  As just about anyone knows who has had their phone for any length of time it is very simple to let all your contacts get out of date and unorganized because people today are constantly moving, changing jobs and even getting new phone numbers.  This app will help you organize everything to make them easy to find and use any time you want.



Everything iPhone - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

The iPhone has become a benchmark for all other smartphones to compete with.  Reviews on the cases, accessories, apps, wallpapers and more are located below.  Here are a couple of Articles that showcase what we have to offer.  For eaxample, iPhone 4S by Alex Cequea (iPhone Life Magazine Editor in Chief).

In that article, Alex says that the iPhone 4S has the exact same physical form factor as the iPhone 4. However, the insides are a whole different story, and Apple tried to make that very clear. The most notable improvements are the 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, the A5 dual-core processor (same as the iPad 2), and an improved battery life (8 hours of 3G talk time, 200 hours of standby). As far as the capabilities, the new Siri Assistant feature was the highlight of the show. The Siri Assistant recognizes natural language and can answer questions such as, "What's the temperature out today?" Combined with the phone's GPS, you can say something like, "Remind me to call my wife when I get to work." The Assistant will not only know who your "wife" is, it'll also know where "work" is and pop up a reminder to "call Marcy" when you get there."

Here's another great article, The Best iPhone 4 Cases. This article goes on to explain that like its iPhone predecessors, cases have become one of the most popular ways to accessorize your cell phone. Most cell phone consumers buy a case bundled with their new phone to protect it from day one. And who can blame them? Mobile devices have become hugely valuable and expensive items; you want to protect them the best way you can. There are literally hundreds of cases on the market. Let's examine the different options available on the market to help you choose the one that's right for you.


What to know how to create your own app?  "The first step in creating an app is to understand what you want to create and how you will measure its success. Make sure the idea is well vetted and there is a solid business case behind it. There are roughly 600 new apps submitted to Apple each day—what is going to differentiate your app from the thousands that are already available and being launched each week? Here are some questions you’ll want to ask when getting your app idea..."

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