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Former CEO Believes Cheaper iPhone is Necessary

News of a cheaper iPhone took the Internet by storm last week, and those hoping for a bargain-basement price for one of the finest pieces of machinery known to man saw those dreams dashed, at least for the time being, when Apple executive Phil Schiller clarified that such a thing

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iPhone 5 Worst Smartphone? Thus Sayeth Consumer Reports

There’s no disputing the fact that the iPhone is the greatest invention since…well…ever. But Consumer Reports begs to differ, at least when it comes to the iPhone 5, which for the moment is the most recent version of the greatest device known to mankind. Never mind the fact that the

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A Cheap iPhone? Maybe Not!

In recent days, many websites–this one included–have reported rumors of a possible “low-budget” iPhone, a move certain to startle those attracted to the exclusive nature of Apple products, which can be cost-prohibitive to those who don’t truly want them. Enter Phil Schiller, an Apple executive who handles global marketing, and

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Quick Route App Review – Easy Navigation Alternative

Since the public release of iOS 6 back in September, many users have reported trouble with Apple's native Maps application. The Cupertino-based company, in an online statement by CEO Tim Cook, acknowledged the flaws with its Maps application and even recommended that users seek out a temporary alternative until issues were resolved. Excited Pixel's Quick Route ($4.99) is one of the many superior utilities for iOS that aims to replace the need for Apple's Maps.

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Clearly Time Matrix’s Developers Aren’t Creative or Original

It's become quite an expectancy, at this point in the App Store's successful existence, to see blatant clones of popular originals. We've seen multiple ripoffs of Imangi Studio's widely acclaimed title, Temple Run, and have also been graced by graphical spin-offs of other chart-topping titles that simply vary in graphical style. Today yet another app has breached the App Store's walls, which mimics the clever, intuitive interface that was first introduced by Realmac Software's utility, Clear ($1.99).

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Weekly App Store Gems – Grub for Gamers

Every single day thousands of applications flood the the open doors of Apple's App Store. Some are genuinely good while others are trash that someone has created simply to squeeze a few bucks out of, which causes many of the deserving applications to slip under the view of a casual App Store user. Therefore, in order to shed light on these underrated applications, iPhone Alley has begun to highlight any hidden gems hiding within the arsenal of applications the App Store currently hosts.

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iPad mini vs iPad: Mini Packs More Screen for Its Much-Tinier Size

Even though iPad mini may come in a smaller package, it still packs a lot of screen real estate into its form factor with its 7.9" display compared to iPad's 9.7". In fact, the display-to-size ratio is significantly better on iPad mini. For the trade-off in dimensions, iPad mini provides a superior screen real estate that will not feel all that cramped for regular iPad users. Exactly how much of the display does iPad mini, with its absolutely immense reduction in size and weight, pack compared to iPad? Read on for the specifics.

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How iPad mini Is Too Outdated for Its Own Good

While it may be Apple's newest object of affection, iPad mini is a far cry from being a tablet that can be considered to boast the features of the latest-and-greatest in such a competitively over-saturated market. Ironically, iPad mini misses quite of a few of the marks that its 9.7" counterpart set itself and manages to surpass. While iPad for the most part makes other tablet efforts look embarrassing, iPad mini starts behind the race of the oft-desired features that makes a tablet cutting-edge; even breaking some trends that Apple had kick-started.

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Review: BoxWave EverTouch Capacitive Stylus (Can iOS Users Benefit from a Stylus?)

Rare is that an iPhone or iPad user has ever looked back at the stylus and thought that it could be of beneficial use to supplement the multi-touch interface of gestures and swipes. Perhaps that may ring true, although that does not mean that a stylus cannot add to the experience. Well, for the right user that is. BoxWave makes its own stride with a new stylus that has the claim to fame of a unique mesh tip, but is it enough to compel you to pick up the EverTouch stylus? Read on for our very complete thoughts on what a stylus can and cannot add in the touchscreen era.

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iPad mini Event Invitation’s Hidden Meaning (Our Speculation) – iPA B

As the iPad mini announcement inches closer, we do believe the design of the invitation has a significance beyond alluding to a "little" tablet. If our hunches are right, Apple is planning to offer another product lineup that will give users options to personalize their iPad mini much more so than the current iPad. What exactly do we mean?

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