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HELLO! Welcome to this sample of Swipe: the iPhone magazine. We’ve put together a taster of what each edition offers, with all the hottest iOS news, reviews of the latest apps and accessories, plus expert advice from the people that bring you Tips & Tricks – iPhone Secrets. We hope you enjoy this small slice of what Swipe has to offer, and don’t forget to check out the full free trial on the App Store. Happy reading!

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NEWS THE LATEST GOINGS-ON IN THE WORLD OF iOS

APPS TO-DO APPS • ICONICAL • PUSH LAUNCHER

FEATURES GEAR ON-TEST

HOW-TO SET UP FLIPBOARD


NEWS APPLE ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW GAMES

IN-EAR CLIPS

PLUS iPHONE 5S IN GRAPHITE BUDGET iPHONE / NEW iPADS ANGRY BIRDS GO! / SONY LENS CAMERAS OTHER NEWS


APPLE EVENT

NEW iPHONES FINALLY ARRIVE

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s the summer draws to a close, it’s time to look forward to Apple’s big announcement, which is now just days away on September 10th. So what will Tim Cook be revealing, and does he have any surprises up his sleeve? We’re anticipating the official launch of iOS 7, which, for most people, will be like getting a brand new iPhone or iPad. No doubt it’s all hands to the pumps in >


Cupertino, adding the final polish ready for its release. Typically, the ‘Gold Master’ is made available to developers on the day, so they can begin finalizing their own app updates, while the release date of the public version will be announced (you can usually download it about a week later). >

It’s nearly time for a new iOS!


With iOS 7 on track, next up is new hardware. Everyone knows the iPhone 5S is due to be announced, complete with improved camera, speed-bumped processors and, if rumors are to be believed, fingerprint recognition. Other updates include larger 128GB on-board memory, and a champagne-colored shell, alongside the black and white models. > Image: appadvice.com

This video footage shows iPhone 5S in three colors, including champagne


APPS TO-DO APPS FOR YOUR HOME SCREEN CLEAR / THINGS / WUNDERLIST REVIEWED PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES 2 VIZ / CHILLAXIAN ICONICAL / PUSH LAUNCHER

NEW APPS

HALL OF FAME


Plants vs. Zombies Heartbeats 2 PopCap VERSION 1.2 PRICE FREE SIZE 44.7 MB

This follow-up adopts the freemium model – let’s hope it’s not a weed

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he original Plants vs. Zombies took the iOS world by storm, offering an addictive mix of tower defense gameplay with a healthy smattering of humor, >


provided by your neighbor Crazy Dave. The basic story this time around is that Crazy Dave has invented a time machine because he wants to eat his Taco again. However, instead of returning to five minutes ago, you end up back in ancient Egypt before advancing to the Pirate age, and then the Wild West. The gameplay remains basically unchanged as you have to place your

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Choose your plants for each level


plants in one of the five lanes on the game board, while collecting sunlight, which you spend on more plants. The zombies slowly advance from right to left, trying to reach your house, and if one of the undead ghouls gets in, you fail the level and have to start again. There’s a few new additions in the shape of power-ups to help you out, but to > Some levels can get very hectic


FEATURES

HiRise for iPhone

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HiRise for iPhone TWELVE SOUTH $35/ÂŁ22

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ince the introduction of the smaller Lightning adaptor for the iPhone 5, many will have ditched their existing iPhone stands and docks in search of

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a compatible model. The HiRise, with its Lightning adaptor-friendly design, looks set to be the people’s choice. Simply designed and attractive to look at, the HiRise is the accessory equivalent of Ikea furniture, given its modest price tag and the fact that it is delivered in bits. Fortunately, all of the required screws and tools are provided as well as a detailed manual with links to an online video. > The HiRise is ideal as a bedside clock


We found the process a little fiddly but not too challenging and, once assembled, the stand feels solid when holding an iPhone or iPad mini, with a second support sitting behind the Lightning connector to hold your device in place. A clever stroke in the design of the HiRise is the ability to use different adaptors (provided) to position the Lightning cable higher up the stand, so you can dock an iPhone or >


HOW-TO SET UP FLIPBOARD

TOP 5 MIC SECRETS

Q & A YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED


FLIPBOARD FEATURES MAKE YOUR OWN MAGAZINE

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lipboard has been around for a while now but is still regarded as one of the finest examples of media consumption apps on the iPhone and iPad. Effectively a hand-held, personalized magazine, Flipboard allows you to add feeds from sites across the web as well as updates from your social media friends and >


those you follow. Once set up correctly, the app becomes a one-stop shop for information, inspiration and good oldfashioned gossip.

It’s all about you

The beauty of Flipboard is that it’s purely focused on your tastes and your requirements thanks to a simple setup process that allows you to define exactly the type of content you receive each time the app is launched. From an aesthetic perspective, the feeds loaded in the app are shown in a far more attractive way than their appearance online or in apps like Twitter. Flipboard gathers each piece of content into a magazine-style layout and allows

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you to flip pages and browse different sections as if reading a publication dedicated to you. Among the stories and photos, you’ll also see updates from your friends on Facebook and Twitter as well as links they’ve shared. > Keep track of a wide variety of interests


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