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iPhone Life Magazine

iPhone Life Magazine Vol 5, No 1

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

A Brand New Year, a Brand New You Every new year inspires new outlooks, new habits, and new ways of living. We find the inspiration to recommit ourselves to the most important areas of our lives, and we feel newfound energy to start new projects, hit the gym, and spend more time with loved ones. Unfortunately, for most people this feeling doesn’t last all year. When the feeling starts to fade away and we start hitting the snooze button more often than not, that’s when we could use support, and most people fail to get it at that crucial point. The iPhone and iPad are incredible devices, built to play a supporting role in our lives. It only makes sense for us to use these devices, since they are with us almost…

1 min.
meet our writers

Todd Bernhard Founder, No Tie Software Todd@toddbernhard.com Articles pages 22, 70 Steve Boss Radio Host on KRUU FM 100.1 kruufm.com Article page 58 Michael Carson Professional Writer writtenbymichaelcarson@gmail.com Article page 84 Adam Harvey Director of Technology at GLAD WORKS adam@gladworks.com Article page 72 Phyllis Khare Social Media Strategist phylliskhare@gmail.com Article page 90 Bob Kim Freelance Writer torreykim@nc.rr.com Article page 68 Becca Ludlum Blogger and Speech Therapist rebeccaludlum@cox.net Article page 78 Jonathan Marks Professional Photographer jonathanmarks@jmarksphoto.com Article page 88 Siva Om Web Designer and Writer sivaom@iphonelife.com Articles pages 50, 54, 62, 86 Mike Riley Advanced Computing Professional mike@mikeriley.com Articles pages 76, 81 Rebecca Santiago Editor in Chief, The Tufts Daily Santiago.rk@gmail.com Article page 60 iPhone Life Staff David Averbach Publisher and CEO david@iphonelife.com Article page 20 Nina Benjamin Associate Editor nina@iphonelife.com Articles pages 25-45 Alex Cequea Editor in Chief alex@iphonelife.com Articles pages 25-45, 46 Hal Goldstein Senior Editor, Founder hal@thaddeus.com Article page 96 Jim Karpen Online Editor/Columnist jim_karpen@iphonelife.com Article page 16…

3 min.
istats news, stats, tidbits, & more

THE NUMBERS $329 When Apple unveiled the $329 price of the new iPad mini, many analysts doubted whether people would be willing to pay a premium over competing tablets of similar size from Google and Amazon. Phil Schiller, Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, defended the price point, arguing that the iPad mini is a superior product. "The most affordable product we’ve made so far [the iPad 2] was $399 and people were choosing that over those other devices,” he said. 50% New iPad owners were not happy when Apple announced the 4th-generation iPad back in October, a mere 6 months after their latest model was released. A survey by Toluna QuickSurveys asked 2,000 iPad owners how they felt about Apple’s surprise update of the iPad line, which consequently made their devices more obsolete.…

1 min.
iphunnies caption contest

Illustration by Mikaila Maidment, mikailamaidmentart.blogspot.com “Your caption here” Send us a clever caption for the iPhunnies cartoon above, and we’ll feature our favorite entries in the next issue. The winner will receive a small prize! Send all captions to comics@iphonelife.com. Nov/Dec Caption Winner: “I don’t understand, ‘Give me your money.’ Would you like me to search the web?”Submitted by Ric Steinberger from Incline Village, Nevada Runners-Up: “You should have updated Maps before you turned down this alley.”Submitted by Frank Brooks from Garnerville, New York “This is an iStick Up! Drop your patents and no one gets hurt.”Submitted by Sherrie Meyer from Medina, Ohio Thanks to everyone who sent in their funny captions—we had a blast reading them all!…

7 min.
the new ipad mini

Thinner, Lighter, Smaller Apple’s iPad has been a huge hit: over 100 million sold in the first two and a half years. And now iPad lovers have yet another sweet model to choose from—the iPad mini, with a 7.9-inch screen, starting at $329. Thin and Light It’s a full-fledged iPad, but much lighter, thinner, and more portable. The screen area is two-thirds that of the 9.7-inch iPad. Yet it has the same screen resolution as the iPad 2. It’s almost like using an iPad 2 that has simply been shrunk to two-thirds the size. That’s where the similarity ends, though. This is a newly engineered iPad from the ground up. Apple’s engineers focused on making it thin and light. It’s .28 inches thick, about the same as a pencil, and it weighs .68 lbs.…

3 min.
ipad mini: is smaller really better?

After Apple announced the iPad mini, a friend of mine asked me if people are really thinking, “I wish I had an Apple device that’s bigger than my iPhone, but smaller than my iPad.” While it sounds like a silly thing to ponder, the fate of the new iPad mini may depend on the answer. Deciding whether an iPad mini is right for you depends on how you plan on using the tablet, what you’re comparing it to, and, of course, how much money is in your wallet. iPad mini vs. Android With the release of the iPad mini, Apple finds itself in an unfamiliar situation—entering a market where Android is already established. The Google Nexus and the Kindle Fire are Android’s most notable 7-inch tablets, and they have the largest market share.…