iPhone Life Magazine Vol 5, No 4

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

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in this issue

3 min
the right knowledge for the right job

I started playing tennis when I was 12 years old. Every day after school, my dad and I would carry a huge basket of worn-out balls to the nearest tennis court, and we would play for three or four hours straight under the unforgiving Texas sun. We worked on forehands, backhands, serves, and the holy grail of junior tennis player moves—the between-the-legs shot. We talked, analyzed, and implemented new knowledge, and naturally, I got better. By the time I got to high school I had a state ranking. At college, I was on scholarship playing at the Division I level. I learned a lot from that experience, but it was something that happened back during high school that impacted me the most. Over and Over Again One day during my freshman year…

1 min
meet our writers

Cornelius Fortune Award-Winning Journalist arlingtonstories@gmail.com Article page 80 Aiden Grossheider Contributing Writer gambit461@yahoo.com Article page 66 Jason Lancaster Contributing Writer Twitter: @sporkmarketing Article page 76 Becca Ludlum Blogger and Speech Therapist rebeccaludlum@cox.net Article page 60 Kevin McNeish iOS Developer and Trainer kevinm@oakleafsd.com Article page 83 Siva Om Web Designer and Writer siva@iphonelife.com Article page 86 Daniel W. Rasmus Strategist and Industry Analyst dwrasmus@danielwrasmus.com Article page 68 Rebecca Santiago Writer and Editor santiago.rk@gmail.com Article page 54 Brittany Vincent Freelance Writer brittanylynnvincent@gmail.com Article page 73 iPhone Life Staff David Averbach Publisher and CEO david@iphonelife.com Articles pages 16, 62 Nina Benjamin Associate Editor nina@iphonelife.com Articles pages 25-53, 90 Alex Cequea Editor in Chief alex@iphonelife.com Articles pages 25-53 Hal Goldstein Senior Editor, Founder hal@thaddeus.com Article page 96 Donna Cleveland Web Editor Donna@iphonelife.com Article page 56 Jim Karpen Online Editor/Columnist jim_karpen@iphonelife.com Article page 18 Your name here Write for iphone Life iphonelife.com/share…

3 min
istats: news, stats, tidbits & more

The Numbers 6 This past May, Fortune magazine released its annual list of Fortune 500 companies, as ranked by total revenue, placing Apple at number 6 on the coveted list. This is the first time Apple has cracked the top 10, and it’s an 11-spot jump from last year’s position of 17. Apple is now the highest-ranked tech company on the list, followed by HP, which slipped down to number 15. The jump reflects the success of Apple’s stellar 2012 year, when it briefly traded spots with Exxon Mobile as the world’s most valuable company. $10,000 Apple once again offered a sizeable prize to the lucky user responsible for a welltimed app download. Apple rewarded the user who downloaded the 50 billionth app with a $10,000 App Store Gift Card. It took 5 years…

5 min
the iphone and t-mobile

On March 26, T-Mobile announced that it would begin carrying the iPhone 5. T-Mobile is the fourth-largest cellular provider in the United States and the last major carrier to offer the iPhone. In order to differentiate itself from its competitors, T-Mobile launched a huge marketing campaign, announcing its plan to offer the iPhone 5 without a contract—thus branding itself as the “uncarrier.” About a month after the announcement, the Washington State Attorney filed a suit against T-Mobile, claiming its advertising was misleading to consumers. So what is really going on here? What does “no contract” truly mean? Is T-Mobile revolutionizing the mobile industry or tricking people with a clever marketing campaign? Most importantly, will buying an iPhone from T-Mobile save you money? Unfortunately, the answer to all of these questions is,…

8 min
with a little help from your friends

The most frenzied Apple fanboys hang around Kickstarter (kickstarter.com). Not only do they learn about some of the coolest iOS products coming out, but they also often get them for as much as a 50-percent discount. And what might those products be? An iPhone attachment for $14 that turns your phone into a light meter as good as those that cost hundreds of dollars. A camera lens you attach to your iPhone that gives it wide-angle, fisheye, and macro lenses, all in one. A lightweight and ultra-portable Bluetooth-enabled speaker that transforms your iPad or iPhone into a big-sound audio system that allows you to play games, listen to music, and watch movies at five times the volume. Kickstarter, you may know, is an increasingly popular fundraising website for people who are launching…

2 min
featured iuser: laura knapp

Age: 33 Location: Orange County, California, and Viña del Mar, Chile One-Line Bio: Creative Director and founder of an interactive design agency called iNova Studios (inovaagency.com/en/). Calendar: Setting reminders and making appointments in my calendar is the only way I remember anything. If it’s not in my calendar, it’s not happening! Foursquare: Not only is it fun to be awarded the title of Mayor of my favorite neighborhood location, but I also get excited every time I get a new badge. My favorite badge to date is the Super User—30 checkins in one month. Echofon: This is my favorite Twitter app. It allows me to manage my Twitter account (as well as my clients’ accounts), manage my lists, and properly re-tweet other people’s tweets. Follow me @LauraKnapp. AT&T Code Scanner: As a social media and digital…