Here is quote from apple:
"Apple currently plans to begin pre-orders for their next-generation smartphone in the final days of September. The company has still not finalized the pre-order start date, but is debating between Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th. The 30th seems more likely at this point according to one of our sources. Pre-orders for the new iPhone starting in late September will also mean that Apple’s fall event will take place in September; which would seem to counter NewsCorp’s Kara Swisher’s combative insistence of an October iPhone 5 event."
It is important to note that Apple is still being secretive and can change their launch date at any time up to the last minute.
CourseNotes is an iPad app which is geared towards helping students. With CourseNotes you can take notes with text and drawings and share them with your classmates as well as add assignments to your calendar. This app is especially helpful if you aren't very good at taking notes as it can help you stay organized and motivated.
Bubble Bust is simple and addictive. Over 3 million people have downloaded the game since its release. The game has an easy learning curve and provides many hours of gameplay. There are over 70 levels, each with 3 medals to get, getting gold is especially tough on many of the later levels, so you will spend a lot of time trying to beat your old high scores. Overall a great game and definitely worth the $0.99 price tag.
Size: 15.6 MB
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
How to find your serial numbers:
1. Go into Settings, then General.
2. Click About. 3. Scroll down and you will see a lot of different device information including your serial number. Note that the UDID number is only shown in iOS 5 or later.
How to find your UDID numbers:
1. With your device plugged in, open iTunes and you will see your device name and information.
2. Now tap where your phone number is a few times and it will show your UDID number. (ICCID) You can go to the top of iTunes and hit Edit then Copy if you need to save this number to your computer.
Finding your UDID number directly on your device:
1. You can use the UDID app from the App Store to find not only your UDID number, but a lot of information about your device.
Lowering Screen BrightnessMost people don't realize it, but their iPhone's brightness level is set too high. While a very bright setting looks good, it is a large drain on the battery. By lowering your brightness, not only can you save the battery life, but you can also make the screen easier on your eyes, especially when viewing the iPhone in the dark. At first the lower brightness may look worse, but with a little time, your eyes adjust to it and you will forget that you ever changed it.
Turning off Wi-FiContinually searching for Wi-Fi causes a significant drain on your battery. If you do not need Wi-Fi but are still using your phone, it is best to turn it off. You can find the setting to turn off Wi-Fi from the home page by going to Settings, then Wi-Fi. There you can turn Wi-Fi off.
Turning off BluetoothIf you are not using a bluetoooth headset it is best to turn bluetooth off.
Reducing Auto-Lock TimeA higher auto-lock timer makes your phone use the battery even if you're done using it. Consider lowering the auto-lock time to 1 or 2 minutes. This will put your phone in sleep mode and will conserve your battery power for when you actually need to use it.
Close apps beforing locking the iPhoneWhen you keep applications open before putting it in sleep mode, depending on the app, it could be draining your battery life. Always make sure to shut down all applications before you lock your phone to conserve the battery.
Vibrate drains battery powerThe vibrate option uses a lot of battery power so consider turning it off if you can live with just a ring. Unless you are somewhere where phones are not allowed, you probably do not need the vibrate option anyway.
Upgrade the firmwareYou should frequently check for the latest firmware updates for your iPhone from Apple. Firmware updates boost both performance and include feature updates. Better battery life can sometimes be one of the updates.
Turning off notificationsTurning off push notifications conserves battery power a lot, so turn them off if you can live without them.
Turning off push e-mailPush e-mail also has a considerable drain on the battery.
Disabling vibration while playing gamesWhen vibration is used in an iPhone game, it drains the battery power a lot, it is recommended to turn vibration off while playing games.
Location ServicesTurn off apps that use location services by going to Settings, General, Location Services and select the apps you don't want using this feature.
This video will also provide you with some more iPhone battery saving secrets:
If you have your own tips on how to conserve the battery life of the iPhone, please post them in the comments section below. Thank you.
Although the iPhone screen is very durable and Apple claims that the it is unbreakable, accidents do happen. The damage to your iPhone screen depends on which model you have. If the damage to your iPhone is substantial, you should consider replacing it with a newer model. Otherwise, there are several different things you can do.
Replacing Your iPhone Screen
- iFixit has a Do It Yourself kit for $65 which includes instructions on how to replace the screen.
- Amazon has a Do It Yourself kit kit which costs less than $15 which you can use to replace your broken screen
- You can have your iPhone repaired or replaced by an Official apple store or dealer for $199
- If you would rather have your iPhone fixed at a third party vendor or a retail store, the cost is usually around $125.
Fixing your broken screen
Here are some notes on how to fix the screen yourself.
- Youtube and other video sites are a great source for videos about fixing the iPhone screen.
- Note that each model of the iPhone has a different method for fixing the screen. So when searching, add in your iPhone model.
- Always have a backup of all of your data before you try to perform any type of maintenance. You can do this by syncing your iPhone with Apple iTunes.
- Keep in mind that replacing the screen yourself or having a third party do the replacement voids your warranty permanently.
Protecting your iPhone
The best way to prevent damage to your iPhone in the first place is to protect it by using specific iPhone accessories as well as iPhone insurance. The small price you pay for protection will pay off in the future by saving you the hassle and cost of getting the screen replaced or repaired.
Google Mobile (Free)The Google app is best known for it's voice search function which allows you to state something and the app will use the phone's GPS to find it. For example, if you say "Pizza", it will instantly provide a list of the nearest Pizza places to you. It also lets you search your phone's contacts, quickly search through your history by seeing which searches you recently performed, search through your phone's email, google maps, images, news and shopping, as well as letting you use pictures to search the web. The google app is very useful and is a highly recommended download.
Appzilla ($0.99)If you have done research on other sites about the best iPhone applications, you have surely seen this app mentioned many times before. The reason is Appzilla is a 0.99 cent application which includes 90 small apps which are helpful in your daily life. From an application which can detect motion, to a tip calculator, Appzilla has an app for almost every occasion. Personally, I use Appzilla for many reasons and highly recommend it, if only for it's 0.99 cent price, you could easily download 90 separate applications all of which cost one dollar each, or you can download Appzilla and get them all for one very low price. Note that some of the apps included are rarely used. though most are quite useful.
Redlaser (Free)Redlaser can scan a bar code and retrieve product information, online prices and local store prices instantly. This handy app can help you find the lowest price when shopping, and is an invaluable tool for anyone who loves to shop and find the lowest prices. Though keep in mind while Redlaser works well most of the time, but it's scans can fail.
iTorch (Free / $0.99)Turn your iPhone into a powerful flash light. iTorch features high intensity light which can light up even the darkest of places. Great for reading a book at night, finding your way on a dark street or even in the woods, or any other place where you need a flash light. iTorch comes in two different versions, the free version is just a powerful flashlight, with no other features. The paid $0.99 version features an authentic flame, a reading lamp, variety of bulb styles, full white screen, the ability to change color by shaking the iPhone, as well as the ability to remember settings you used. Keep in mind that this app uses quiet a lot of battery power.
Evernote (Free)Evernote allows you to store notes and ideas instantly on your iPhone for later usage. You can create text, photo and audio notes, auto synchronize your notes to your Mac, PC or the web and more. You can use Evernote in school for class notes as well as research. You can also instantly jot down any ideas you have for upcoming projects. Voice memos come in handy as well.
OmniFocus ($19.99)One of the more expensive apps (but worth it), OmniFocus will make your daily life easier. This app can help remind you of your daily tasks and help manage your time appropriately. OmniFocus can provide directions and location based reminders. In the developers own words, OmniFocus allows you to "Keep track of actions by project, place, person, or date. Bring up a shopping list, agenda items to discuss at work, tasks for home, and any other lists you need."
Panoramascope ($5.99)Never get lost outside again. This Augmented Reality app uses terrain data from NASA to compute the area around you anywhere on the planet. Panoramascope uses the compass on the iPhone to orient itself and labels land features such as mountain peaks with accuracy. This app is great for anyone who likes going hiking or camping. The future is here.
Pandora Radio (Free)Probably the best music app out there. Pandora Radio allows you to create customized radio stations and listen to your favorite tracks and singers without changing the station. You just pick a name of your favorite artist or song, and pandora will create a station just for you which plays music from your favorite artist and other similar music.
AroundMe (Free)Ever wanted a list of stores and other services around you at any given moment? With AroundMe, you can instantly get a list of movie theaters, banks, gas stations, hospitals, bars, coffee shops, restaurants and more. It even tells you how far away these places are and maps out directions to their locations. You can also save any of these locations in your contact list for later.
Air To-Do ($1.99)Although there are many to-do apps out there, Air To-Do has a simple and sleek interface which does not clutter your screen. Air To-Do features include the ability to set up dates, times and alerts, add URL's to your chores, memoes, pictures photos, and locations. You can also share your information with Facebook, Twitter, Text Messages and Email. This all-in-one to-do list app is our most recommended for organizing your daily chores and will help you complete your tasks with more efficency.
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It is amazing how much the iPhone has changed since its release. And now with the upcoming launch of the iPhone 5, the future of this wonderful device is only looking brighter.
- Fight your way up the leaderboards, unlock NFS cash, exclusive cups and more, only on Origin.
- Race through the trees of The Black Forest, the waterfronts of Rio and the deserts of Abu Dhabi, as you fight to the finish line. Feel every scrape, bump, and burn out with vividly rendered visuals.
- Includes a realistic cockpick view and helmet cam
- Features realistic racing controls
- Over 20 quick race trials, 40 events, featuring 40 cars
- Earn credits to upgrade your cars
Size: 324 MB
Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
Fractal Combat is a flight combat simulator now available for the iPhone and iPad.
- 7 unique great looking landscapes
- Breathtaking explosion effects
- Earn new ships, upgrade weapons, radars, generators, and more.
- Futuristic arcade flight combat
- 6 different ships
- 2 distinct flight models
- Intuitive accelerometer and touch controls
- Dozens of missions
- Leaderboards and Achievements
- Retina and iPad display support
On top of it all, the game has some of the best graphics to date in an iPhone flight combat game.
Released: Aug 05, 2011
Size: 19.2 MB