Woxom’s SlingShot stabilizes your iPhone videos; lets klutzes shoot landscape + MORE iPhone News 10/10/2012

Some exciting news just broke about Apple and the latest iPhone. Read below for the details and links to other recent articles!
iPhone 5 production slows as Apple fixes aluminum issuesThe iPhone 5 underwent a lot of cosmetic changes that took the basic, overall design of the previous two generations, but used aluminum instead of glass for the back plate (as well as making it larger and thinner at the same time, obviously). However, owners quickly found out that the aluminum scratched pretty easily, and now it seems Apple is going back to the drawing board to improve the iPhone 5′s aluminum quality.

A couple weeks ago, Apple reported that the scratches that many owners are witnessing are actually from normal use and that owners shouldn’t be worried about it…

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Hidden Radio begins shipping
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Hidden Radio begins shipping

Ten months after its Kickstarter campaign ended, Hidden Radio, a Bluetooth wireless speaker and FM radio geared toward the iPhone and iPad, is being shipped to its backers. The first couple of reviews hit the opposite ends of the spectrum.

Writer Shawn Blanc found the device to be “a trophy of design and a failure of engineering.” The speaker, he said, requires a good bit of pressure to adjust the volume, a random issue a few days ago where the speaker was disconnecting from its Bluetooth connection every 15 minutes, frequent powering off and sound quality that he describes as “a muffled, cheap boombox…

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Despite attempts from other smartphone manufacturers to paint the iPhone as a boring product that’s more suited for your boring parents than cool, hip you – teens continue to want the Apple phone. How much, you ask? According to Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual survey on teens and their phones, 40% of them own iPhones.
While 40% is an impressive figure, considering that iPhones only make up a few entries in an ecosystem full of smartphones – it becomes even more impressive when you look at that figure as a comparison to the last year…

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Anybody with an iPhone or Android device is a few taps away from becoming a “gamer.” If crossing those barriers to become a “gamer” no longer requires any significant effort or investment, perhaps anyone claiming to be one is supporting an outdated, false dichotomy.

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Daily iPhone App: Summoner Wars is a complicated mix of virtual board and card game

I took a trip down to Tampa Bay, Fla., for my sister’s wedding last week, and before I headed for the airport, I loaded up my iPhone and iPad with a few new apps to check out on the way. Honestly, Fieldrunners 2 HD ended up taking most of my gaming time, but Summoner Wars was a very impressive choice as well.

Summoner Wars is a complicated, intriguing game that combines tactical strategy, good old fashioned dice rolling and even some deckbuilding card game elements. You’re fighting on a board pushing around cards as units…

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Twitter buys video firm Vine

Twitter buys video firm VineTwitter has reportedly purchased a new video sharing startup called Vine. Vine hasn’t launched at this time and is said to be a three-person company based in New York that formed in June. So far, there is some indication that Vine could launch as a standalone service, but there has been no official comment at this time.

Vine describes itself as “the best way to capture and share video on your iPhone.” The video sharing service specializes in very short clips spanning only a few seconds each…

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Woxom's SlingShot stabilizes your iPhone videos; lets klutzes shoot landscape

If there’s something I hear a lot of when I post videos it’s “Why don’t you shoot the farking thing landscape?” That, and “Your voice is sooooo annoying.”

The reason? My hands are small, weak, and wobbly.

So when Steve showed the Woxom SlingShot on TUAW TV Live a week or two ago, I volunteered to give it a hands-on.

A bit on the pricey side, at US$19.95 retail, the SlingShot lets you slide your phone in sideways and hold it with one hand, using the same muscle groups you’d use for gripping it in portrait position…

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