iPhone Life Magazine Spring 2017

The only magazine dedicated to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Each regular issue is chocked full of reviews of apps, accessories and Apple handhelds. It’s also loaded with tips and how-to’s, user profiles, business solutions, and more. To read it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch download the free “Zinio Newsstand & Reader App” from iTunes App Store

United States
Mango Life Media LLC
$7.98(Incl. tax)
$17.29(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor's message

Shifting Perspectives When we see ourselves in the mirror, we look more or less the same as the day before; yet over time, we change dramatically. Change is constant, even though we don’t notice it on a day-to-day basis. The same principle holds true with technology. As an editor covering Apple’s mobile technology, I report on changes and improvements in the tech industry, yet sometimes I feel I’m up too close to fully appreciate the larger changes at play. I was reminded of this when reading an account written by my great-grandfather in 1931 of the dramatic changes technology introduced in his lifetime. Born in 1869, John Judge went from riding a horse and buggy to driving a car, from writing letters to talking on the phone, and from thinking of air…

1 min
staff picks

Name: Raphael Burnes Title: CTO Years at iPhone Life: 6 Apple products owned: iPhone 6, iPad, and Macbook Pro. Office Quirk: Before joining iPhone Life, I was an acrobat and street performer. Now that I have a desk job, you can find me during work breaks practicing handstands or juggling in the office. Libratone One Click Speaker ($199) This speaker offers great sound quality and battery life, and it’s the perfect size to carry around the house for impromptu dance parties. It’s also durable enough for my son to play around with. My only complaint is that the microphone quality is lacking and causes a significant delay when using Siri. Otterbox Defender Series Case for iPad ($89.95) Back when my son was 3–4 years old, he wasn’t exactly careful with the iPad, to say the least. This…

3 min

THE NUMBERS 1 BILLION According to Adobe Digital Insights, Black Friday 2016 made history after generating over a billion dollars in purchases made via mobile devices, equaling over a third of online sales. 15 PERCENT A 2016 Pew Research Center survey reveals that 15 percent of American adults have used a dating app or online service to find love. 53 PERCENT Users have high standards for speed on mobile. According the Google, 53 percent of us will leave a webpage if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. WHAT’S HOT IN THE APP STORE Bear (Free) If you’re getting fed up with the lack of features in Apple’s Notes app, then you’ll love the Bear writing app. You can use Bear to write virtually anything, from shopping lists to more complex projects like a book or personal…

1 min
caption contest

mikailamaidment.com YOUR CAPTION HERE Send us a clever caption for the cartoon above, and we’ll feature our favorite entries in the next issue. The winner will receive a $25 iTunes Gift Card! Send all captions to comics@iphonelife.com. SPRING 2017 CAPTION WINNER ”Kid, I'm not an Etch-A-Sketch, please stop shaking me!” Submitted by Rob Lukas RUNNERS-UP: “How to tackle the terrible twos in 2017.” Submitted by Rachel Lansky “The 'i-sitter,' while mom has a libation and a moment to herself.” Submitted by Chelsea Williams Thanks to everyone who sent in their funny captions!…

2 min
around the iphone life office

Conner Carey, Feature Web Writer "Ugh. My resolution is to get back into shape... like everybody else at the gym on January 1. I'll use my old standby app, My Fitness Pal (free) to keep track. I also plan to reward myself in stickers, because gold stars never stop feeling good." Sarah Kingsbury, Senior Web Editor "It’s way too easy to go months without calling my loved ones. In 2017, I’m resolving to do a better job keeping in touch. I’ve downloaded the app Bond (free), which lets you set reminders to get in touch with people via text, phone, email, or social media." Donna Cleveland, Editor in Chief "My goal for 2017 is to relax. For those of us with Type A tendencies, learning when to kick back and step away…

1 min
iphone photography contest winners

Readers' Choice and 1st Place winners will receive the following prize: The olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for the iPhone and iPod touch includes fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lenses ($79.99 value, olloclip.com). Photo Contest 1st Place By Jason Moss 2nd Place By Anonymous 3rd Place By Victoria Lieber Readers' Choice By Randy Braden Want to see your photo featured here? Enter your best shots at iPhoneLife.com/contest for a chance to win. Our editors will choose the top three entries, and our readers will choose our fourth and final winner by voting for their favorite images on Facebook. Our Reader’s Choice and 1st Place winner will receive the olloclip 4-in-1 Lens as well as a spot in an upcoming issue of iPhone Life magazine. Photo Contest Finalists By Ian Zaretsky By Melissa Richards By Cody Powley By Katie Cannon By Jacqueline Bavolacco By Luciano Grimaldi By Joselito Villero By Sheri Johnson…