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The PureGear DualTek XT is built for Extreme Terrain

The PureGear DualTek XT Extreme Terrain for iPhone 5/5s sacrifices some responsiveness in the name of military standard drop protection and IP65 certified protection from the elements, providing a good balance for when you’re snapping photos then texting for emergency help while spelunking Siberian sinkholes.

Apple CEO Tim Cook receives praise for iOS vision

In a note to investors, analyst Steven Milunovich praised Apple CEO Tim Cook for thinking “big”—something that bodes well for Apple’s future. He referenced comments the CEO made during Apple’s most recent earnings call, in which he stated the company has “a very large vision of what iOS can be.”

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Back-to-school giveaway: UE Boom – Jettison Edition wireless speaker

Is it too early to think about going back to school? Yes? Maybe? Regardless, it’s not too early to think about new speaker equipment, and that’s why we’re giving away an Ultimate Ears UE Boom wireless speaker to one lucky AppleTell reader. The specific model is the UE Boom – Jettison Edition, a limited run designed by skateboard artist Don Pendleton, worth $199.99.

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PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s review

Your iPhone battery stinks, but it’s your fault. You’re shooting HD video, playing 3D games, constantly checking Facebook, and applying filters to high-res photos. If you’re a hard core iPhone user, you’re going to need a battery backup. The PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 5/5s provides a power top-up along with wraparound protection.

Fates Forever brings exciting MOBA genre to the iPad

Multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) have been making waves in the gaming industry thanks to the immense popularity of titles such as Riot Games’ League of Legends, Valve’s Dota 2, and Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming Heroes of the Storm. MOBAs may have seen their start on the PC, but Hammer & Chisel has taken the initiative to introduce the genre to iPad owners with their game, Fates Forever.

Grovemade Limited Edition Metal Docks now available

West coast design shop Grovemade can cover your iPhone, iPad, or entire desk in warm luxurious wood, but the designers are mixing things up with a new limited edition metal iPhone dock for iPhone 4/S and 5/S/C. An extension of their existing lineup of metal-and-wood docks, the new line does away with the wooden top for a sleek black top over your choice of a black, silver, or brass base.

Sharknado game storms its way onto iOS

The press release for Sharknado: The Video Game says it’s based on the “cult classic.” I’m not sure I’d go quite that far just yet, but SyFy is sure working hard to get it there, so I’ll let them have their fun with success while you have your fun the game. Developed by the appropriately named Other Ocean, in partnership with the inappropriately named Majesco Entertainment Company, Sharknado: The Video Game is now available for download on iOS.

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Logitech offers Protection+ for iPhone 5/5s, reviewed

The Logitech Protection+ is a deceptive case. It doesn’t look to be as protective as it is. It adds noticable weight to your iPhone 5 or 5s, and it does make it thicker, but when you consider it exceeds exceeds military drop standards (MIL STD 810 G)—tested at drops from 1.8 meters—it’s actually pretty svelte for protection it provides.

Apple has paid its App Store developers over $20 billion

Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri have provided some fascinating details about the company’s business, chief of which was the revelation that Apple has paid over $20 billion to its App Store developers. What is truly surprising is how nearly half of the enormous revenue was earned by developers in only the last twelve months

Updated Yelp allows users to post video reviews

According to Yelp, users will be able to post short video reviews on the company’s website. With this addition, Yelp mobile users will be able to visually share their experiences across the web about their city, local attractions and more. And if you’re the business owner, no need to worry…

New photos compare bare logic boards for 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

This past weekend saw the release of several images showing what was purportedly the bare logic board for the soon-to-be-released 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Now, new photos are circulating allegedly showing the same part coming from a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model.

Microsoft releases Cortana vs. Siri ad

Microsoft’s new commercial pits its Cortana virtual assistant against the robot-voiced Siri from Apple. As the title “Happy Anniversary” suggests, the video revolves around a wedding anniversary. It shows the two phones side by side as the narrator makes a series of commands in relation to his activities for the day. Siri is unable to comply with any of the requests.