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UNU battery case for all day iPhone usage

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I've written, favorably, about other cases from UNU/iBattz before, but their latest case, the UNU DX Plus, packs even more power. With an extra 2400mAh of juice, you can more than double the battery life of your iPhone 4 or 4S.





Go ahead and go ballistic with the Lifestyle Smooth iPhone case

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I'm always on the lookout for the right iPhone case, and usually that means swapping out cases based on the occasion. For a fancy night out, I'll look for a sleek case. For camping, something rugged. For day to day use, something with protection but not too bulky. And for extended use, away from power outlets, I'll want a case with a built-in battery pack. It's hard to find a case that meets more than one of those requirements.



Tame your cables with CableJive

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Ever since I bought my new iPad, which is more power hungry than the iPad 2, I have been looking for ways to keep it charged. I have several iPhone docks around the house, but they don't have room to support an iPad.



WWDC 2012 tickets on sale now UPDATE: Sold Out!

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UPDATE: Sold out in under two hours!

WWDC 2012 just announced and tickets are on sale at https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/

Two years ago, at $1600/ticket plus expenses, I wasn't sure if I would go, and tickets sold out in 8 days.  Last year I determined ahead of time that I would go, and tickets sold out in one day!  But I did indeed make it and got to see Steve Jobs one last time.  Expect tickets to sell out today, so don't delay!



MonTowers: We Came, We Saw, We Conquered Every Monster

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Games with some focus on collectible items are great at satisfying my compulsive side, and those that incorporate some sort of combat make for an awesome stress reliever.  MonTowers has both fronts covered.



One tough customer - Seidio Surface Plus Case review

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Seidio is taking iPhone protection to the next level with a 1700mAh case/combo pack that is freaking awesome! They recently sent me a review kit to check out the Surface/Convert Plus value pack. Really an impressive amount of protection for normal citizens. If you want the Batmobile of case products, then you found it. Read on for the full review...



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 4-23

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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 15 apps!

And the winners are... (drumroll please):  Joe Sparks, Debra Patsel, Shauna Bozigian, Raymond Joseferd, Travis Falls, Andrey Mckay, Pasteur Tran, Al Warner, Bruce May, Diego Ramírez, Ken Crawford, Marc Chambers, Lane Chereskin, Tim Burns and Bob Cavin!

Didn't win this week? No worries! Next week we have 3 exciting apps to give away:



Sure you can listen to the audio of a video in the background - or in a window pane

iMore.com has frontpaged a thread (it's HERE) asking about the lack of playing non-YouTube / non-podcast videos in the background; that is, only to listen to the sound but not watch the video itself.



What I played this week - Paper Monsters and Crash Bandicoot!

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Paper Monsters is certainly one of the best platformers for iPad/iPhone I have experienced, and got it for the limited free app a day price, but it's only back up to 99 pennies today, so definitely still a steal. Everything about the game is great. Engaging levels, superior graphics, easy control, and catchy music. The overall mood is so cheerful, and uplifting, can't help but smile when you play, and the interesting backgrounds, obstacles and scenes make it that much more fun to keep playing. Grab Paper Monsters from Crescent Moon Games here, or read on for the rest of the review including a short YouTube demo video. Also, in retro gaming news, Activision dropped several of their games to the 99 cent level this weekend, so grabbed Crash Bandicoot this week too...



Another Contact App? my facecard Does it Differently

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Okay, so it seems like there’s always some hot new way to organize your contacts popping up, and these new methods generally turn out to be so much hype.  The developers of my facecard, however, actually have a pretty novel new set up. 



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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