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A stylus you'll want to get your hands on, from Studio Neat and it's Made in the USA #MacWorld

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I'm becoming a fan of Kickstarter, because it's democratizing manufacturing and enabling individuals with an idea to bring it to market faster. In a way, it is the hardware equivalent of the App Store. As consumers, we benefit form a wider variety of gadgets that otherwise might never see the light of day. The downside is, as a Kickstarter funder, you have to make a leap of faith and preorder an item without the benefit of even seeing a prototype of the product in person. The team at Studio Neat has created and launched a few products on Kickstarter, such as a tripod mount for the iPhone, but the one I really liked, and bought at MacWorld, is their Cosmonaut stylus.


The Marblez App Review

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The Marblez is a new app which is similar to the bejeweled but with some interesting twists.  First, rather than jewels the game uses different colored marbles.  There are two different modes of play, classic and action.  One of them allows you to advance up in levels while the other just gets progressively more difficult as you continue to play.  The object of the game is to get three or more marbles of the same color lined up horizontally.  When this happens, they disappear.  To line them up you simply slide each of five columns of marbles up and down.



Evi -- $0.99 app tries to be Siri for the rest of us

If you don't have an iPhone 4S and wish you could have Siri, may be Evi a try. This $0.99 app lets you ask questions in natural language in a manner similar to Siri. However, it doesn't have other Siri features, such as the ability to interact with other iPhone apps (calendar, etc.), nor can you dictate a text message. But reviews do say that it does answer questions pretty well. You can read more on Mashable. The main complaint in the App Store is that the servers are unresponsive.



If you don't use a case and want an iPhone stand, the iKlik might just click for you #MacWorld

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I use a variety of cases for each scenario, but a lot of iPhone owners keep their iPhone's naked. If you're one of those people, you might be interested in the iKlik, a plastic molded stand specifically built for holding a naked iPhone in landscape mode.



Zombie: The Rescue--Tiptoeing Around Zombies

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Zombies are everywhere. Somehow they’ve become the “it girl” of monsters and the app store is positively infested with them.  GOGN Entertainment recently launched their take on good-game-plus-zombies, Zombie: The Rescue, and I have to say, this zombie filled casual puzzler is a winner.



Avas Flowers Official App Review

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The Avas flowers app is, to my knowledge, unique on the app store in selling flowers and flower delivery to people in any area of the country, all from their smart phone.  When first downloading the app I was skeptical about how effective it would be to view and purchase flowers on my phone but I was very pleasantly surprised about how easy it really was.  Avas clearly took the time and money necessary to make a best in class app.



Stick your iPhone anywhere... The secret is magnets and BodyDock #MacWorld

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If you want to put your iPhone anywhere, and I do mean anywhere, check out the Cellphone Armor BodyDock System from BodyDocks. They use an extensive system of magnets (hence the name, ) that includes a rugged case, assorted magnets, security tethers, and more.




These components work together to allow you to stick your iPhone on your clothing, refrigerator, purse, lanyard, automobile dashboard and really just about anywhere you can think of.



If the Watershed Grid Tablet Bag is good enough for Navy SEALs, it might be good for you and like the SEALs, it's made in USA

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There are a lot of companies making waterproof cases for phones and even tablets, but not too many can say they supply the Navy SEALs! Watershed can, with their DryBags.com line of serious survival equipment.


Their Grid Tablet Bag is like a ziplock bag on steroids. The UV resistant polyurethane laminated nylon is combines with an airtight ZIPDRY seal with welded seams and mil-spec stitching.


Insanely Great is crazy enough to make their phone stands in the USA! #MacWorld

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The mobile accessory company Insanely Great may get their name from one of Steve Jobs' sayings, but in addition to designing their products in California, Insanely Great actually makes them there, too. It helps that their phone stands and holders have a few basic parts, specifically molded plastic, grippy backing, and suction cups. But the finished product is attractive, solid, colorful, and useful. Their product names are even whimsical!





Opena let's you open a beer or other bottle #MacWorld

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There are a surprising number of vendors offering an iPhone case that includes a beer bottle opener, but the Opena model stands out for a few reasons. Rather than have the opening mechanism around the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone case, the Opena has a slide out opener made of stainless steel. This means, when opening a bottle, the pressure is not placed directly on the phone.





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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