iPhone Life Magazine Vol 5, No 6

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

2 min
simply the best

Since this issue is all about the best of 2013, I’d like to tell you a story about a personal best I reached this past year. About a year ago, I got the urge to do something out of the ordinary and attempt a Guinness World Record. I knew that breaking a world record would be an enriching, unforgettable experience, but also extremely difficult. I searched through hundreds of weird, amazing, inspiring, and downright bizarre records, looking for something I might be able to sink my teeth into. Late last year, I found the record I wanted to break. And before I could lose my nerve, I contacted Guinness to sign up. Roughly 8 months later, this past June, I attempted to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Speech Marathon.…

1 min
meet our writers

Nate Adcock Systems Test Engineer natestera@gmail.com Article page 73 Jacqui Lane Tech Journalist jacqui.frye@gmail.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 78 John Toma Professional Photographer jktoma@gmail.com Article page 83 Brittany Vincent Freelance Writer brittanylynnvincent@gmail.com Article page 89 iPhone Life Staff David Averbach Publisher and CEO david@iphonelife.com Article page 18 Nina Benjamin Associate Editor nina@iphonelife.com Articles pages 41-55 Alex Cequea Editor in Chief alex@iphonelife.com Articles pages 21, 25-39 Hal Goldstein Senior Editor, Founder hal@thaddeus.com Article page 96 Jim Karpen Online Editor/Columnist jim_karpen@iphonelife.com Articles pages 14, 56…

2 min

News, Stats, Tidbits & more The Numbers 56 Percentage of American adults who own smartphones. (Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2013) 7 BILLION+ Number of mobile devices on Earth by the end of 2013 (that’ll be more devices than there are people!). (Cisco, 2013) 75 Percentage of Americans who bring their phones to the bathroom. (Digiday, 2013) 50 Percentage of mobile shoppers who believe they are better informed than store associates. (Motorola, 2013) Around the Office What’s Your Favorite App of 2013? Alien Blue (Free,bit.ly/UTVWLW). I’m a frequent Redditor, and Alien Blue makes it easy to browse reddit.com from my iPhone. Pocket (Free, bit.ly/T2esQJ). I use it to store recipes and save articles, so I can read them when I have more time. Amazon Mobile (Free, bit.ly/10owq6B). I have Amazon Prime, and using the app makes it easy—almost too…

1 min
caption contest :]

mikailamaidmentart.blogspot.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 $20 iTunes Gift Card! Send all captions to comics@iphonelife.com. Nov/Dec 2013 Caption Winner: "Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a better signal..." Submitted by Stan Porter Runners-Up: "Oh, man! This still has Apple Maps BETA on it!" Submitted by Brad Hamilton "Look Jill, I don’t care how much longer Route 2 is—I just got my crown fixed from the last time we took the ‘shorter route.’”Submitted by Nick Engle Thanks to everyone who sent in their funny captions—we had a blast reading them all!…

7 min
apple’s new iphones

After months of leaks, some major details of Apple’s September 10 launch event were well known. But still Apple managed a stunning performance, showing yet again how visionary the company is capable of being. The new iPhone 5S has features that no other smartphone offers, and camera features that aren’t found on any other camera, smartphone or otherwise. These new features again illustrate Apple’s focus on making its phone great rather than introducing multiple sizes or adding features that most people don’t use. Apple also introduced the iPhone 5C, a lower-cost iPhone with a polycarbonate shell that’s available in five different colors. It’s basically the iPhone 5 with a fresh new personality and some new features. Apple also announced the availability of iOS 7, the software that runs on Apple’s devices. It…

5 min
tale of two iphones

Thoughts on Apple’s Latest Launch The long-awaited Apple announcement has finally come and gone. After a year of anticipation, Apple hosted their annual iPhone event on September 10 at their company headquarters in Cupertino, California. Apple announced two new iPhone models: the iPhone 5S and the colorful iPhone 5C. Here are a few thoughts about the event. Note: For an in-depth look at Apple’s new offerings, see the article on page 14. Where Have All the Surprises Gone? Remember when someone picked up a prototype of the yet-to-be-released iPhone 4 that was left in a bar and sold it to Gizmodo? Apple went so far as to send the San Francisco Police Department to raid the house of the editor who published the scoop. But the days of Apple keeping their innovations under lock…