iPhone Life Magazine Vol 6, 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

2 min
editor’s message

Lessons from Digital Natives donna@iphonelife.com My nephews are digital natives. During a recent family reunion, I observed just how naturally mobile technology fit into these 11-and 12-year-old boys’ lives. I heard them banter about their favorite games and even plot their next device upgrade, including how to get the best trade-in value at Radio Shack. Born in the early 2000s, Luke and James knew how to use an iPhone by the time they were in kindergarten. Today, they own their own devices (Luke, an iPod touch; James, a Samsung tablet). Between their summer vacation activities (a strenuous combination of tennis, trampoline-jumping, and gorging on ice cream), they use their prized devices to keep in touch with friends, play games, deluge Siri with questions, and mimic dance moves on YouTube. Although my nephews live on…

1 min
meet our writers

Cornelius Fortune Award-Winning Journalist arlingtonstories@gmail.com Article page 62 Carolyn Grayson Teacher & Tech Writer carolyn@cngrayson.net Article page 59 Jacqui Lane Tech Journalist jacqui.frye@gmail.com Article page 52 Becca Ludlum Blogger and Speech Therapist rebeccaludlum@cox.net Article page 56 Kevin McNeish iOS Developer and Trainer kevinm@oakleafsd.com Article page 74 Michelle Nickolaisen Freelance Writer michelle@bombchelle.com Article page 44 Siva Om Web Designer and Writer siva@iphonelife.com Article page 70 Brittany Vincent Freelance Writer brittanylynnvincent@gmail.com Article page 69 iPhone Life Staff David Averbach Publisher and CEO david@iphonelife.com Article page 28 Donna Cleveland Editor in Chief donna@iphonelife.com Articles pages 34, 76 Hal Goldstein Senior Editor, Founder hal@thaddeus.com Article page 80 Sarah Kingsbury Web Editor sarah@iphonelife.com Article page 30 Jim Karpen Online Editor/Columnist jim_karpen@iphonelife.com Articles pages 16, 21, 25, 48 Rheanne Schlee Associate Editor rheanne@iphonelife.com Articles pages 36-42…

3 min

The Numbers 26 BILLION The Internet of Things has a bright future, according to IT research firm Gartner, which says we can expect 26 billion Internet-connected devices by 2020. 90 PERCENT According to the Pew Research Center, 90 percent of American adults now own a cellphone; 58 percent own smartphones. 291,250 JOBS The iOS app economy has generated 291,250 jobs in the United States since Apple unveiled the first iPhone in 2007. 6 YEARS Happy birthday, App Store! According to the mobile analytics company Adjust, in the six years since Apple created its app marketplace, developers have uploaded more than 1.6 million apps, 1.2 million of which are still active. WHAT’S HOT IN THE APP STORE Slingshot (Free) Facebook’s hot new Slingshot app allows users to quickly share photos or videos depicting their day by “slinging” them at friends and family.…

1 min
caption contest

Illustration by Mikaila Maidment, 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. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 CAPTION WINNER “Siri, how do you drive a car?” Submitted by Denis Manginelli RUNNERS-UP: “If CarPlay is so cool, then why am I so hot?” Submitted by Dave Craven “Oops! I forgot... No sexting while driving.” Submitted by Stan Porter Thanks to everyone who sent in their funny captions!…

1 min
around the iphone life office

Raph, CTO: The app that’s helping me learn a new skill right now is Duolingo (free), which I use to practice French. I’ve got a long way to go, but the app makes it easy to work on lessons whenever I have a few minutes to spare. Rheanne, Associate Editor: I love the effect of combining multiple images, so I’ve been playing around with Instant Blend (free) to learn how to create cool double exposures on my iPhone. If you love photography, then this app is pretty addictive! Tim, Software Developer: I use the StrongLifts 5x5 Workout app (free) to help me maintain a strength-training program. It’s laid out simply and allows me to focus on doing the exercises instead of having to count my repetitions or keep track of how long…

1 min
iphone photography contest winners

To enter our iPhone photography contest and get voting details, please visit iphonelife.com/contest. The Top 3 Will Receive the Following Prizes: An olloclip Quick-Flip iPhone case ($49.99 value, olloclip.com). Photo Contest 1st Place By Emily Wang By Iris Feng By Kayla Stratton Editor’s Choice By Josh Packer By Jennie Xie By Melissa Heinonen Photo Contest Finalists By Tiffany D By Angela Tran By Josh Packer By Jennie Xie By Fraser Hamilton By Kevin Guay By Shannon Stewart By Ryan Hesse Want to see your photo featured here? Enter at iphonelife.com/contest and get your friends to vote on Facebook for your photographic masterpiece…