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Redshift coming to iOS!

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Love to geek out with the astronomy apps, so am looking forward to this one coming to the App Store. Looks like RS brings a lot of the features of both Star Walk and Solar Walk (reviewed here, and here on our blog) to iOS in one app, but has a ton of cool features as well. Read on for more info, and stay tuned for future product announcements!



New Sonos Dock Coming...!

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Earlier this year I reviewed an audio streaming device called the Sonos S5, and loved it so much that I had to buy one (see my review wrap-up here). The only thing I was (only slightly) irritated about was that while the S5 could stream music from my PCs, and from all my on-line services (Pandora, iheartradio, etc.), it didn't include music on my iPod touch. In October, they are introducing a dock that will fix this for both iPhone and iPod users...



Tips for taking HDR photos in iOS 4.1

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If you have an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.1, you'll want to use the HDR feature for taking the best quality photos. As I explained in an earlier post, when you take a photo using this feature, it actually takes three different shots in three different exposures, and then combines them in order give the best quality and detail. A very helpful article on the Macworld website explains more about this feature, when to use it, and when not to use it.



Case-Mate iPhone 4 I.D. Case

Here’s a unique case by Case-Mate: The iPhone 4 I.D. Case.

This case is made of impact-resistant plastic and features a slim, outer pocket for carrying your I.D. Yet, it’s still extremely thin, so it doesn’t add bulk to your pocket or purse.

$34.99. Available in blue, red, black, silver, and pink.

This video describes it best: 



iPhone 4 Torque Case

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Here's what my iPhone is wearing right now - The Case-Mate iPhone 4 Torque Case in black and red tire tracks. 

I love the look and feel of this case. The design is unique and the feel is cushy - cool, soft, and smooth. 



Review: Buganoids by Backflip Studios

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This is the perfect example of how to do a freemium game right.  I'm not saying the game itself is perfect, but it is a lot of fun.  And, nothing pops up every five seconds asking you to pay to remove the ads.  In fact, the first time I played the game I thought the ad banner was just the top part of the framework.  I didn't actually realize it contained ads.  If you want to get rid of them you just go into the options, push a button, and confirm that you don't want any more ads.  In fact, this is only the second game I've ever felt compelled to purchase IAP from.  So enough about that, on to the game itself.



Little Krishna: God's Little Avatar Released on App Store!

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Content, images and more from the animated series. Full Press info follows with links, etc. "Mumbai, Thursday, 23rd September 2010: Jump Games, a leading International developer and publisher of entertainment content for mobile devices, today, announced the world wide launch of the Little Krishna app, a highly entertaining app for the iPhone & iPad."



Level Cap Releases Crossword 4X4

Crosswords are great time-killers, especially when travelling. I have not tried this one out, but Crossword 4X4, developed by a small 2-man team, is available for free in the app store, so go grab it here.



Filemaker Go - Ever Improving

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FileMaker, Inc. today announced version 1.1 of FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad.

Users can now produce PDFs directly from FileMaker Go and either save them on their mobile devices or email them. This feature lets mobile users easily save and distribute reports, create invoices, and share project status directly from their iPad or iPhone.



Voices that Matter - App Development Training from the Pros!

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I am looking forward to attending the Voices That Matter event in Philadelphia, PA October 16-17.  The organizers have even provided iPhone Life readers with a $100 off promo code!  Just enter PHGMAL5 when registering to save $100 off the $695 list price.



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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