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How to: Check Where Your iPhone 5 Is Right Now

If you were one of the hundreds of thousands of people who pre-ordered an iPhone 5 directly through Apple's online store, then attempting to check the status of your handset results in an unnerving "preparing for shipment" message. By now, you're probably wondering why your phone is still preparing to be shipped. After all, it does have to travel all the way from China in time for its launch this Friday.

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How to: Split the Bill Among People With Billr

If you've ever gone out with a group of people to a restaurant, whether it be a bunch of colleagues, you and your boss, or even just some friends, you've probably come across the situation of having to divide your bill - a tedious affair that's inevitably accompanied by accusations if you're the one left to do the job. This next iPhone app aims to ease the overall burden of splitting a bill, and it does it inexpensively and quite efficiently.

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Tips: Avoid Roaming Charges When Traveling Internationally

I'm going out of the country soon, and I lay in bed last night wondering how I would avoid exorbitant roaming charges if I received calls or accessed the local data network in my destination country. So I did some research and have included some tips below that will help make sure you don't incur any fees when traveling internationally.

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Infographic: Apple Stretches Far and Wide

Apple is considered to be the largest technology company in the world. Undoubtedly, they stretch far and wide throughout the planet, and it's a bit difficult to see things in proper perspective. The embedded infographic (via MacTrast) takes their sale numbers, projected amount of iPads to be sold and more and adjusts the angle.

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iOS for Noobs: How to Enter Promo Codes

What with all of the giveaways we've been running over here at iPhone Alley, it's no wonder that the question will arise of how to enter these so called "promo codes" that we giveaway every so often (daily, to tell the truth). So, to give an answer to the noobs (no offense) whom these questions have come from behalf of, below are the steps you need to take to enter a promo code.

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How to Create a Free US iTunes Account Even If You Reside Elsewhere

We've had people ask us occasionally on Twitter how they can redeem US-only promo codes for applications when they're residing in other countries in which those codes aren't compatible. This leaves those users at a disability when it comes to some of our giveaways and also the new website FreeMyApps (click on from iOS device). Registering for a US iTunes account requires a credit card, but fortunately there's a way to bypass that.

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Happy Thanksgiving! How to Find App Sales and Freebies

First off, on behalf of iPhoneAlley, I’d like to wish you all a merry, happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving! Secondly, I’d like to let you all know of how you can go about finding sales made into reality kudos to today’s national holiday.

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iOS 5.0.1 Released to Public, How to Update Without iTunes

It seems that Apple decided to go ahead and give the go to iOS 5.0.1 earlier than we had initially thought. Releasing today, the update brings along multiple new minor features, the most significant, however, being the highly anticipated iPhone 4S battery patch.

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European Consumer Groups Begin Investigating Reports of Cracking/Exploding iPhones

Following up on our exploding French iPhone story from a few days ago, French consumer groups are investigating reports of iPhones that explode or crack spontaneously. According to BBC News, an 80-year-old from the Paris suburbs was among eight people who said their phones' screens were affected with consumers in the UK, Holland and Sweden have reported similar problems, prompting an earlier EU investigation.

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