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iPhone Life Magazine

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

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!…

4 min
art in stop motion

"I have created videos where I tried really hard to impress people, and they bombed. Then there have been other ones that I made because they were a blast, and they blew up." Aballet dancer glides down a busy avenue, twirling in whimsical stop-motion bursts. A wooden figurine collapses in a twitching heap as he grasps for the coffee pot. A man steers a runaway cart around an abandoned warehouse, legs flailing behind him. These are just a few of the quirky, charming scenes created by Ian Padgham, a former video producer for Twitter who became famous for making Vines—6-second looping videos—on his iPhone. Today, Padgham runs his own creative production team, Origiful, creating everything from claymation to speed sketches to flip-book animation videos for big brands like Disney, Mercedes, and Airbnb.…

6 min
a-plus academic apps

Learning doesn’t have to stop when the bell rings. The App Store offers an enormous variety of choices to help students of all ages master new skills and brush up on old ones. Check out our curated list below to discover the best educational apps by category for kids and lifelong learners alike. SCIENCE Pocket Universe ($2.99) ALL AGES Get starry-eyed with Pocket Universe, an intuitive app that helps you determine what you’re looking at as you gaze into the night sky. Just point your iPhone or iPad upward and the app will use its built-in compass to mirror the part of space you’re viewing, complete with pertinent information about the stars, planets, and constellations you’re scoping out. ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL Packed with visually stunning images and videos, Science360 provides easy access to a wide…

9 min
ipad report card

Months after Apple unveiled the first iPad in 2010, classrooms across America—from elementary schools to colleges—began adopting the use of tablets for their students. Mixed results of that ever-expanding digital experiment indicate that iPads alone do not improve the quality of education; rather, it’s the thoughtful implementation of the technology that holds the key to higher student engagement, better access to information, and ultimately, greater opportunities for kids. A CAUTIONARY TALE One of the more ambitious iPad initiatives in schools has been the Los Angeles Unified School District’s remarkable $1 billion program, which has been troubled since its rollout last year. Half of the funds, which were supplied by school construction bonds, paid for the tablets, while the other half went toward bolstering wireless networks on campuses. A survey conducted late last year…

7 min
learning with itunes u

Ranked number 25 on Time magazine’s list of 50 must-have iPad apps, iTunes U offers courses from a wide range of educational and cultural institutions, including Yale, Oxford, National Geographic, and the Library of Congress. It provides users everything from video lectures to supplemental course material, and best of all, it’s totally free. Are you taking advantage of all that iTunes U has to offer? HOW DOES IT WORK? Boasting thousands of classes, iTunes U has the world’s largest digital catalog of free lectures, videos, books, and other educational content, according to Apple. You can easily access all course material in the app or on your computer via the iTunes Store. Also, because it’s integrated with iBooks, you can consolidate your notes or highlighted text inside the iTunes U app. Much of the…

2 min
app showdown waze vs. scout

When you live in a crowded city, you’re likely to have one constant worry—traffic. Thanks to apps with user-generated maps and sophisticated routing software, you can spend less time bumper to bumper. Google’s Waze and Telenav’s Scout are two of the best options. Which one wins the iPhone Life seal of approval? Here’s the breakdown by feature: WAZE Waze’s greatest strength is its social traffic-tracking system. Millions of Wazers contribute to the communitydriven maps just by driving or by submitting obstacles such as traffic jams, accidents, or cop sightings. Waze provides turn-by-turn voice navigation and automatic rerouting based on current traffic conditions. It also has a voice-command setting, and a handy carpooling feature called Pick Up, which navigates you to your friends and lets them see your location as you approach. From its navigation…