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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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Mango Life Media LLC
4 Issues

in this issue

6 min
learn something new

SUCCESS STORY TEACHING ANIMATION TO EIGHT-YEAR-OLDS Last fall, I learned that my elementary school had purchased enough iPads that I could do an in-depth digital lesson with my students throughout the school year. I immediately researched and wrote a grant to purchase an animation app that I could use with all my students. That’s when I found Doink (iPad only: $4.99, app2.me/5259). It opened up so many possibilities for teaching art and animation that I knew I could design a variety of lessons across all grade levels. My third graders piloted our first Doink animation lesson. They created an alien figure in a sequence of four running poses. At first I thought that was all they would be able to accomplish, but they picked up on the tools and techniques so quickly that…

1 min
featured iuser: ric andersen

Age: 43 Location: Alexandria, VA One-Line Bio: Ric is an assistant superintendent in the U.S. House of Representatives Press Gallery, a comedic improviser, and a connoisseur of all things bacon. Ben’s Chili Bowl is a DC landmark, founded in 1958 and frequented by celebrities like Bill Cosby and President Obama. Sunlight Foundation’s Congress app helps follow Congress in real time, from committee hearings to what legislation is currently being debated on the House floor. Harley-Davidson of Washington, DC, is my local dealership. I ride an XR1200. Smithsonian is a great mobile guide for both visitors and residents of DC. It covers highlights and exhibitions of 19 museums and the National Zoo. Zynga Poker allows me to play real people at any time, and win (as of last check) $63 million in fake money, as opposed to losing…

4 min
get in shape

SUCCESS STORY STAYING FIT THROUGH EVERY SEASON I’m a ski instructor and corporate team-building consultant who needs to stay in shape for both seasonal careers. My team-building company, Group Experiential Learning, leads excursions that involve taking executives out sailing, paddling, orienteering, and adventure racing. We do a few events each month, and I’m more of a facilitator than an active participant. For the past three or four years, as a result of this two-season, two-job lifestyle, I would regularly gain five to ten pounds over the spring and summer months and struggle to regain my fitness level during the ski season. Once I even suffered a knee injury while skiing, and the doctors attributed it to a lack of preparation. I knew I needed to balance my seasonal fitness activity. Enter my iPhone…

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…

6 min
cool cases for the iphone 5

Wow, the iPhone 5 is a pretty piece of technology. It’s almost painful to consider covering up such an elegant phone. But unless you have extremely steady hands and have lined the floors of your house with mattresses, a case is something of a necessary evil. I’ve rounded up a few of the coolest, most stylish cases that will keep your iPhone 5 from wearing down as you run your index finger up and down its face, hissing, “My preciousss.” The Career-Savvy Hulk Smash Case Case-Mate Tough Xtreme ($50, case-mate.com) As a self-confessed regular phone-dropper and aspiring professional, I’m always in the market for a durable case that doesn’t resemble some kind of tacky oversized LEGO brick. In short, I want a phone case that can withstand my general clumsiness without announcing to everyone…

8 min
ready for adventure: the best rugged iphone & ipad cases

There are thousands of choices when it comes to cases, but only a few earn the title of “best rugged.” By definition, a rugged case should be able to protect against shock, dust, sand, vibration, a crushing force, or a splash of liquid. Fortunately for those of us who are ultra-active, there’s no shortage of companies competing to create heavy-duty cases. Read on to see a selection of the top rugged cases for the iPhone and iPad. For the iPhone Lifeproof ($79.99, lifeproof.com) One of the top cases offering extreme protection, LifeProof is also one of my personal favorites. This case has set a new standard for protection from extreme use, without the added bulk. The LifeProof case was designed to be unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing, allowing full access to all the iPhone’s features,…