Editor’s Take

What Apple Can Learn from Microsoft’s Windows 8 Surface Tablets

As Microsoft makes its foray into the tablet market with its own line of self-branded tablets aptly titled Surface, the company's much-needed innovations make for evolutionary steps that Apple should be taking note of for future iPad designs. Microsoft makes splashes in not only a new realm of hardware-central functionality, but also with creative, meticulously-designed accessories that can transform Surface into something that remains new whilst retaining a sense of familiarity.

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Apple’s Maps Trade Transit Directions for Apps

Among the features found in Google Maps that Apple's own company-developed mapping solution replacing it lacks is a crucial one near-and-dear to city dwellers: transit directions. Instead, Apple is relying on developers to plug in that gaping hole lacking dynamic directions based around train, bus, and subway schedules. Could this be a front in the iOS 6 beta for bigger third-party app integration plans?

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Hack Enables 3D Maps on iPhone 4, Proves(?) It’s Not Too Old for the Future

As is standard fare for a new iOS release, Apple has omitted select features from the iPhone 4 version due to its seemingly more debilitated age, including a stand-out of iOS 6: 3D maps. Of course, that does not stop the hacking community from stepping in to save the day by bringing the future of mapping to the 4S's beloved ancestor in form of a hack that gets the feature working in much of its glory on an iPhone 4.

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Opinionated Take on Apple’s Reasoning for Overpriced Books

If you haven't already heard, amid fights with other companies, Apple is fighting a war with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding allegations of overpricing e-books. They have offered justification - we offer our opinion.

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Interesting Yet Totally Pointless iPhone Case

This following iPhone case has been the word of the internet lately for its unusual nature. While others may be condoning checking it out, indirectly, we are warning you to stay away - it's still interesting to take a close look at though. More below.

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Measure of Display: Showdown Between Converter Applications Convertbot & Convertr

A measure of display, pun completely intended, is taking place between what we consider to be the top two converting applications on the App Store. A comparison of speed, UI and more will be tested between the two shedding light onto the superior application. Developer Tapbot's Convertbot and Vervv LLC's Convertr will be posed against one another. Note: somewhat exaggerated for the purpose of hype.

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Top 3 Bible Applications for the iPhone

Today's Easter Sunday, and while it could easily be considered as a national holiday at a minor level in comparison to say Christmas or Thanksgiving, many head to their local place of worship to celebrate the holiday using the Holy Bible. Though iPhone Alley is in no way endorsing any particular faith, we're simply meeting the demand of our readers by providing you today with our top 3 bible applications.

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Spigen’s Neo Hybrid Vivid Series Review for iPhone 4/4S

Jony Ive and his talented team of designers over at Apple have evidently spent a countless amount of time perfecting the signature beauty that every Apple device possesses. While you want to protect your iOS device from any potential harm-causing culprits, you probably simultaneously want to admire your device's svelte qualities in its natural form, which is what bumpers aim to do. Available online via the Spigen store is their Neo Hybrid Vivid Series ($31.99) line of quality bumpers seeking attention and promising a minimal, though attractive nonetheless, amount of protection for your iPhone 4 and 4S.

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‘Super Lemonade Factory’ App Review – A Blend of Good & Bad

The name is probably the first thing that you notice about an application before all of the screenshots, the description and all that other jazz of the same sort. There are pros and cons to having a funky name: enticing potential customers who are simply intrigued and turning off others. Although Super Lemonade Factory ($0.99) isn't the most coherent title, it doesn't take away from the pure excitement that the recently released mix of platforming and puzzles boasts.

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‘Potions’ App Review – Magical, Almost Sensational, and Beautiful

For ages sorcerers and alchemists in a host of fantastical games have endeavored to create magical potions. Enticed by their unique perks, some have succeeded while others have desperately failed. The same is true in this next case, but it's not in the world of mythical creatures and nonexistent fictional settings; rather, it's on an iOS device near you. Will you fail in creating ultimate potions or will you prosper? Find out with Potions ($0.99).

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