iPhone Life Magazine Vol 5, No 5

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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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor’s message

Making the Grade I took Calculus my senior year of high school. Though the class was full of infuriatingly smart overachievers, I was a slacker who was more interested in daydreaming. I never did the homework, I slept during lectures, and I did just the bare minimum necessary to pass the class. My only motivation was that, were I to fail and get kicked out of the class, I wouldn’t be able to play on the tennis team. Like most high schoolers, I didn’t have a 10-year master plan. I didn’t ponder the significant life lessons that I could potentially take away from the wonderful world of mathematics; no one my age did. Nevertheless, halfway through the academic year, I had an experience that shook me out of my case of…

1 min
meet our writers

Todd Bernhard Founder, No Tie Software todd@toddbernhard.com Article page 14 Cornelius Fortune Award-Winning Journalist arlingtonstories@gmail.com Article page 70 Kevin McNeish iOS Developer and Trainer kevinm@oakleafsd.com Article page 82 Siva Om Web Designer and Writer siva@iphonelife.com Article page 46 Daniel W. Rasmus Strategist and Industry Analyst dwrasmus@danielwrasmus.com Articles pages 54, 64, 79 Rebecca Santiago Writer and Editor santiago.rk@gmail.com Article page 35 John Toma Professional Photographer jktoma@gmail.com Article page 61 Brittany Vincent Freelance Writer brittanylynnvincent@gmail.com Article page 39 Mike Wewerka Founder of TechHog.commike@techhog.com Article page 32 iPhone Life Staff David Averbach Publisher and CEO david@iphonelife.com Articles pages 18, 74 Nina Benjamin Associate Editor nina@iphonelife.com Articles pages 30, 42 Alex Cequea Editor in Chief alex@iphonelife.com Article page 20 Hal Goldstein Senior Editor, Founder hal@thaddeus.com Articles pages 58, 96 Jim Karpen Online Editor/Columnist jim_karpen@iphonelife.com Articles pages 26, 49, 85…

3 min
istats, news, and other tidbits

THE NUMBERS 88 Douglas C. Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse, passed away on July 2, 2013, at the age of 88. Engelbart created the first computer mouse in 1964 and unveiled it in 1968 at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco. The idea occurred to him while brainstorming ways to move an onscreen cursor at a computer graphics conference. Apple helped to make the mouse a standard computer accessory when they shipped it as part of the original Macintosh in 1984. GOD MILLION During their opening keynote at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple shared some surprising statistics Among them was the fact that the company has sold 600 million lOS devices to date. This number is a significant leap from last year’s total of 350 million. Around the Office What…

1 min
caption contest: 1

//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 $20 iTunes Gift Card! Send all captions to comics@iphonelife.com July/August 2013 Caption Winner: "No need, wicked stepmother, I have already been poisoned by Apple!" Submitted by Jennifer Edwall Runners-Up: "OK, Glass... tell Siri I asked for a backspace position on Apple, not a basket of poison apples." Submitted by Daniel Enos "OK Glass, get me the phone number for the local prince!" Submitted by Brad Hamilton Thanks to everyone who sent in their funny captions—we had a blast reading them all!…

5 min
lucky number 7?

Once again, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has come and gone. But the real magic will happen in a few months, when Apple’s new (and perhaps improved) operating system is released to the public. The highlight of the conference, which sold out in a record 71 seconds, was the announcement and demo of iOS 7, which will arrive in the fall. While Apple didn’t announce any new iPhone or iPad models at WWDC, this complete redesign of iOS attempts to make existing iDevices seem brand new. As we’ll discuss below, this could be a good or bad thing Much has been made of system designer Jony Ive’s overhaul of the iPhone interface Apple users have praised his clean and simple product design aesthetic for years. With OS 7, that design methodology…

1 min
ios 7 at a glance

• Design: The new iOS design features flatter, cleaner graphics, with cool, swift animations. • Control Center: Get one touch access to controls for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, volume, brightness, and more. Open it by swiping from the bottom of any screen, including the LOck screen. •AirDrop: Share documents easier and faster with iPhone or iPad users around you. • Notification Center: A new tab called "Today" tells you what meetings, events, weather changes, etc., are coming up in the day. • Multitasking: The multitasking bar has been redesigned to take over the whole screen and give you a preview of open apps. To close an app, you simply flick upwards, sending it off the screen. • iTunes Radio: Apple has entered the streaming radio space with iTunes Radio. Create custom radio stations based on your favorite…