iPhone Life Magazine Winter 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
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4 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor's message

Since Apple released the iPhone X in September, many of us have been musing over the same question—is the new $1,000 smartphone genuinely innovative? Especially this year, which marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, we’ve been hoping to see something we’ve never seen before. What better way for Apple to pay tribute to Steve Jobs than to stun us with industry-disrupting features? When Apple introduced the iPhone X with features like wireless charging, an OLED screen, and facial identification, it didn’t escape us that these technologies already exist in other smartphones. The unprecedented price of the phone only added to our disappointment (see pg. 24 for more on the implications of Apple’s price hike). “Apple’s strong suit is in taking existing technologies and turning them into something we actually want…

2 min
staff picks

Name: Sarah Kingsbury Title: Senior Web Editor Years at iPhone Life: 4 Apple Products Owned: iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch, MacBook Air Office Quirk: I’m obsessed with my Cubii Under-Desk Elliptical machine. It helps me keep active and stay focused while working. My coworkers can tell when I’m excited or angry because they can hear me peddling faster and faster. They find it hilarious. Kanex MultiSync Foldable Travel Keyboard ($36.95–$49.95) Sometimes I need to send a long email or log on to iPhone- Life.com when I’m away from my computer. Having this keyboard handy makes doing those on-the-go tasks on my iPhone a thousand times easier and faster. This keyboard is small enough that it easily fits in my not-very-big purse, but it also folds out into a very functional size. PopSocket (Starting at $10) I’ve dropped my iPhone more…

3 min

The Numbers 17 PERCENT Brick and mortar stores are gradually losing more sales—according to market research firm Forrester, online sales will account for 17 percent of retail sales by 2022, up from 12.7 percent this year. As you might expect, Amazon is projected to play a large role in this growth. 41 PERCENT The rise of technology has brought forth a lot of great things—but not always the best in people. According to a 2017 survey conducted by Pew Research Center, 41 percent of Americans have experienced online harassment, and 66 percent have witnessed harassment toward others. WHAT’S HOT IN THE APP STORE Cat Bird! (Free) This pleasantly nostalgic app will take you back to the days of playing your Super Nintendo. In Cat Bird!, your character is—you guessed it—part cat, part bird. Your goal is to help…

1 min
around the iphone life office

Rheanne Taylor, Managing Editor I recently tried out Jaybird’s X3 Wireless Buds ($99.99–$129.99), and now they go everywhere with me. My other earbuds fall out if I go running or hiking, but the X3s stay firmly in place no matter how active I get. They’re wireless too, so I don’t have to deal with cords. Donna Cleveland, Editor in Chief I just set up an Amazon Echo ($179.99) in my kitchen and have been enjoying playing audiobooks and music, testing new recipes, and even ordering products off Amazon without ever picking up my phone. Sarah Kingsbury, Senior Web Editor I love my Renogy E.LUMEN Multi-Functional Flashlight ($24.99). This extra-bright, solar-powered flashlight for the car comes with a USB port for charging your iPhone and doubles as a seatbelt cutter and window breaker. Conner…

1 min
iphone photography contest winners

Reader's Choice and 1st Place winners will receive the following prize: The Olloclip Core Lens Set for the iPhone includes fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lenses ($99.99 value, olloclip.com). Photo Contest 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Reader's Choice 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 winner by liking their favorite images on Instagram @iphonelifemagazine. Our Reader’s Choice and 1st Place winner will receive the Olloclip Core Lens Set as well as a spot in an upcoming issue of iPhone Life magazine. Photo Contest Finalists…

2 min
hey, sarah

Need iPad and iPhone help? Sign up for iPhone Life Insider and Sarah will help you with all of your iPhone troubleshooting and iOS-related issues. To learn more go to iphonelife.com/insider. How can I remove all my info from my old iPad in order to give it to a friend? Sincerely, Give It Away Now Dear Give, The best way to do this is to erase all the iPad’s contents and settings so your friend can set it up as a new device. Before you begin, make sure you know your iPad’s passcode, your Apple ID and password, and your restrictions passcode, if you set one. Then open the Settings app and follow these steps: First, make a backup of the device contents so you don’t lose any of your data . To do this, tap…