Otterbox Defender iPad case review: Best rugged case money can buy

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The iPad has established itself as one of the coolest gadgets of the year, and is a must have if you love Apple. Its large display, crystal clear screen, and a multitude of features make it one of the most impressive tablets on the market. Check out Mobile Magazine’s iPad review here. However, like all iDevices, they do leave something to be desired in the area of durability.

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Sprint rumored to get iPhone HD in a matter of weeks

Sprint rumored to get next-generation iPhone

Over the last year or so rumors have been running rampant over the release of a Verizon iPhone. AT&T’s exclusivity contract with Apple is ending, several carriers are looking to get the world’s most popular smartphone in their stores and on their network. While Verizon is still most likely to get the iPhone 4G (4th generation), another popular carrier also looks promising; Sprint. This comes from a series of emails between a Best Buy Employee and The Tech Update. The email states that Best Buy will be carrying a Sprint iPhone beginning in June. The source or store that the employee works at will obviously not reveal themselves, as they probably don’t want to end up losing their job and getting their house raided by big bro..er Apple.

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New photos of White iPhone 4G surface

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In a follow up to the previous leak of the white iPhone 4G, new photos have surfaced showing more detail and features of the white model.

The new photo, compliments of Apple.pro (site currently down), has both the white and black iPhone 4G prototypes side by side. The LCD and interface are similar to the infamous Gizmodo leak iPhone. Seeing this version makes me think it will be released simultaneously with the black one. Apple could open the color palate similar to iPods, but that’s highly unlikely. Expect the Apple iPhone 4th generation/HD to be released in June of 2011.

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Affidavit released in Gizmodo iPhone controversy

Affidavit released pertaining to "stolen" iPhone 4G prototype

The missing iPhone 4G that Gizmodo acquired has been the most popular in a slew of found iPhone prototypes that have arisen over the last few weeks. Since the Gizmodo iPhone 4G was found, there has been a controversy arisen as to how it was acquired, and the means Apple took to get it back. Apple was so desperate to get the iPhone prototype back that it filed a warrant to retrieve the phone, and any related material to it. Now, the media has managed to get the Affidavit unsealed, making the details of the warrant available to the public.

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Interested in buying an iPhone? Here’s a few tips

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With summer just around the corner, many of us tend to refresh our mobile phones. Perhaps your contract is coming up, or you’ve just had enough of that damn phone shutting down on yousporadically . Whatever the reason may be, we’re going to make it a bit easier on you. Many of you already have an iPhone (60% of Mobile Magazine reader’s according to an internal survey), that leaves the rest of you with something else. If you’re out looking for a new phone, and the iPhone is a contender, the question remains: which iPhone is right for you?

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Review: Press Your Luck for iPhone

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One of the most popular game shows of all time was Press Your Luck. It featured a far different format than other game shows, and of course the iconic “Whammy,” one of the most entertaining bankrupting devices in game show history. Though only run for four seasons, it endured in reruns on various television channels for decades with even a revival show a few years ago. Now anyone can play Press Your Luck with the release of as Press Your Luck app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

In Press Your Luck, you answer questions to earn spins on the Big Board which can win you sums of money, extra spins, or the dreaded Whammy. Upon hitting a Whammy, an animation of a little red creature will appear on screen that will take your accumulated money in an always hilarious and backfiring way.

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App Beast for iPhone gives you 60 utilities for $1

App Beast provides 60 utils for $1 on the iPhone

One of the coolest things about having an iPhone is all the available utility apps. From battery meters, calendars, currency converters, to translators – they are great features to have on hand and can be very useful in many situations. As time went on, app developers managed to lump several of these utilities into one convenient app. This created extra space on the iPhone, and streamlined the icons on the device. A new utility app called App Beast was released on iTunes that promises over 60 utility apps for the price of one.

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Review: MLB at Bat 2010 for iPhone and iPad, Watch live games and more

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With baseball season just beginning, many MLB fans have been trying to find other ways to follow their favorite teams on a game by game basis. With the advent of MLB at Bat last year, iPhone and iPod Touch users gained the ability to listen to every single MLB game live on their device, which made the app a huge success. This year, a new MLB at Bat has been released that is a top app, and also the subject of controversy.

MLB at Bat 2010 contains all the features of the original and more. The ability to listen to every game live, choose your feed for each game, game cast, news, videos, and standings are all back. These features run well, with loud clear audio for the games.

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Review: Star Wars Lightsaber Duels for iPhone

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Every young fan of Star Wars has at one point dreamed of having their own light saber. Not necessarily for battling storm troopers, but just to wave around to hear that rad humming voooooooov sound. When the Light Saber Unleashed for iPhone was released, we all came one step closer to that dream. It made for a virtual light saber that had the look and sound effects on screen.

Star Wars: Lightsaber Duel is an enhanced version of the original Lightsaber app. It allows you to use the Lightsaber of several popular Star Wars Characters.

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Review: We Rule for iPhone and iPad

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We Rule is a popular iPhone and iPad game that is tearing up the app store. The full version is available free and has grown with a cult following on facebook and dozens of forums throughout the internet. So what is We Rule all about and how does it generate so much money?

We Rule gives you a virtual interactive medieval kingdom to run. You build houses, roads, businesses, and natural works around your stronghold to create a thriving town. You generate revenue to build these works by planting crops, fixed taxation of houses, and businesses.

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Apple creaes controller patent for iPhone devices

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One of the biggest knocks at the iPhone as a gaming device is the lack of some sort of control buttons. With no gaming buttons, it can be difficult to control a game, as there is no feel to the iPhone’s current controller: the touch screen. This is especially prevalent in the Zenonia games. To correct this problem, Apple has filed a patent to put controls on the iPhone and possibly future iPad versions.

The new controlling patent, as shown on Patently Apple, shows a shell case like the Powermat which wraps around a portable touch screen device to create a more traditional portable gaming device.

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Review: Zenonia 2 RPG on the iPhone

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Zenonia fans have been waiting a long time for the release of the sequel. The original Zenonia game from GameVil was dubbed the alpha and omega of RPGs for the iPhone. It offered an action based throwback to the days of the SNES and a link to the past. This week, Zenonia 2 has been released and is taking the app store by storm. The question is: Can the game live up to the hype?

For starters, Zenonia 2 uses the formula of the original game. The same action based gameplay, zany characters and an old school feel. This time however, several improvements have been made to the structure of the game. The greatest weakness in the original game has been addressed. What was once a strictly D-pad controlled game with just a few touch options, has been vastly enhanced with even more touch options and menus putting the iPhones capacitive display to real use. It needs a little getting used to, but I believe the touch changes are for the better.

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iPhones get large trade-in value at Radio Shack

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One of the biggest drawbacks to the iPhone – as any good smartphone these days – is having to shell out some serious coin to get one: and you’re not even done there, next you have to sign a contract just to use it. If you want an unlocked version you sometimes have to resort to shady means to finding a modified device, then pay an arm and a leg more without any sort of restitution. Starting today however, iPhones are available at Radio Shack for an insignificantly reduced price.

The real reason for this price drop, which probably negates any profit Radio Shack could have made on the iPhone, is to attract attention to their trade in program. Basically they want your used phones, but your iPhone more specifically.

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