iPhone Life Magazine Summer 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
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor's message

Like many people, I spend a lot of time checking off items on my to-do list. While finishing a task offers a temporary sense of accomplishment, another job always crops up to take its place. Tending to your career, home, family, friends, and, in my case, a rambunctious boxer mix can keep a person busy! The challenge becomes, how can you meet your productivity goals without letting a to-do list rule your life? Avoiding the Productivity Trap As a writer, I had to make peace with deadlines a long time ago. Whether at home or at work, likely you too have many daily duties to fulfill and people who depend on you. But hidden among all those urgent tasks is an insidious productivity trap. You know, the one where you’re constantly busy…

1 min
staff picks

Name: Noah Siemsen Title: Chief Operating Officer Years at iPhone Life: 5 Apple Products Owned: iPhone 6, Apple TV, Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, 27” iMac, and iPad Mini. Office Quirk: I’m the guy who always forgets to wear a costume for Halloween, sport a onesie for wear-your-pajamas-to-work day, and dress up in an ugly Christmas sweater for the holiday party. JBL Charge 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($149.95) This Bluetooth speaker won me over with its great features, high-quality build, and reasonable price point. Beyond its impressive sound and reliability, the JBL Charge 3 packs 20 hours of playtime, comes with an IPX7 waterproof rating, and charges your phone too. The only drawback is that my 13-yearold son keeps “needing it” for school projects. Speck CandyShell Card Case ($39.95) I have grown extremely attached to this case. Many other wallet…

3 min

The Numbers 175 ACRES Apple recently announced the nearcompletion of its $5 billion campus, Apple Park. The 175 acres of parkland in Silicon Valley boasts an incredible 2.8 millionsquare- foot building, which is powered 100 percent with renewable energy. $17 BILLION Billionaire investor Warren Buffett more than doubled his holdings in Apple to 133 million shares. That adds up to about $17 billion worth of Apple’s stock. $240 MILLION New Year’s Day 2017 marked the App Store’s busiest day to date, raking in $240 million in app-related sales. UNIQUE PRODUCT AER ($52) This incredible new product on Kickstarter allows you to safely throw your GoPro through the air and capture all kinds of cool aerial footage. All you have to do is place your GoPro inside AER’s protective shell (which is essentially a giant foam dart), and then throw…

1 min
caption contest

mikailamaidment.com We would like to express our gratitude to each and every one of our caption contest contributors over the years. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed your submissions. This caption contest will be our last, but stay tuned for exciting new content that will take its place this fall in our Best Apps issue! 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. SUMMER 2017 CAPTION WINNER “Never fear, my super dongle is here!” Submitted by Mariah Hubert RUNNERS-UP: “Tim Cook shows up in his Halloween costume a bit early this year.” Submitted by Bridget E. “Be a super you! Get motivated. Reach for the stars. Grab life by the dongle and... listen…

1 min
around the iphone life office

Donna, Editor in Chief I’ve been loving the one-minute rule from Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast, which challenges me to quickly take action on short tasks like responding to a text or email. You end up with a smaller to-do list and freed up mental energy. Noah, COO I would encourage everyone to learn how to use the search functions on your Mac and online. By learning some basic tricks, like stacking multiple search parameters, you’ll be able to easily find the exact file you want. Rheanne, Associate Editor I just started using the app Tide (free) to help me stay focused at work. The app, which is based on the Pomodoro Technique, breaks your work into intervals and helps you stay in the zone with soothing background noise. Sarah, Senior Web Editor I only open my email…

1 min
iphone photography contest winners

Reader's 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 Michael Higuchi 2nd Place By Rene Sterental 3rd Place By Lawrence Goodrich Reader's Choice By Lillie Rayburn 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 Allyson Canale By Hafeez Mian By Sheri Johnson By Andy Mills By Marko Danchak By Brianne Peverini By Robert Shouse By Hussain Ali…