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What do you want to see at CES 2013?

CES is one of the biggest consumer electronic shows on the planet, and the sheer amount of technology crammed into the Las Vegas Convention Center and environs for the week is beyond stupefying. Apple's not here, of course, but iOS accessories and even some apps abound. Everything is becoming connected and mobile, and a lot of it is working with our iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

But like any period of change, there's a lot of turbulence. Manufacturers aren't sure what we want yet, so they're throwing a dizzying array of products at us just to see what sticks. A lot of it is noise at this point, but some of it is also remarkable. We're going to try and find as much of a the remarkable stuff as we can this week, but here's my question to you--

What do you want to see at CES 2013? 4K televisions? Better car integration? Connected health and fitness products? Smart watches? Convergence devices?

There's nothing like that moment when something totally new, and totally transformative hits the stage, your jaw drops, and you instantly know that you never want to be without it.

There are a lot of contenders for the "next big thing" -- what do you want it to be?

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What features would you want in an iWatch? [Poll]

What features would you want in an iWatch?

Given the recent rumors about an iWatch, we wanted to take a moment and you, the smartest iOS enthusiast community on the planet, what features you'd like to see in such a device, were Apple ever to release such a thing. Assuming it could link to our iPhones and iPads via Bluetooth 4.0 or similar technology, and exchange information back and forth with our constantly connected, larger capacity iOS devices, how would you like to see that used?

Would you want a Siri pass-through, so anything you said to the mic on your iWatch would be carried out by your iPhone and iPad, and the response sent back to the speaker on your wrist? That would let you send messages, place calls, add appointments, set alarms, and many other things.

Notification Center could display alerts on your iWatch, so you could casually glance at which apps are trying to get attention on your iPhone or iPad, and then follow up when and as needed. Widgets, like those included in Notification Center or Siri could allow for glance-able data, especially if they can be smart and predictive about it. Maybe even dedicated iWatch "companion" apps?

If the iWatch has a FaceTime camera built in, it could use Wi-Fi or piggy-back on your iOS 4G/3G connection to place video calls, right from your wrist. If the iWatch has iCloud built in, you could listen to iTunes music or videos streamed right to it, just like an Apple TV. Passbook integration could let your iWatch show your Starbucks card, movie ticket, or boarding pass without even having to reach into your pocket and pull out your iPhone.

Make all the maps jokes you want, but what about GPS directions show right on your watch? Or fitness features like Nike+ or the iPod nano pedometer?

Unless you're completely against the idea of an iOS iWatch, there are all sorts of features that aren't just intriguing, but downright compelling. Vote in the poll up top, and give us your grand vision and dreams in the comments below! (Or if you don't want it, tell us why!)

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iMore Contest winners: iPad mini from Givit Video Highlighter, iOS dream device, and Holiday photo contest!

If there's one thing iMore loves even more than iPhones and iPads (and iPods!), it's giving cool iPhone and iPad accessories and apps to our awesome readers. This week we have...

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Didn't get the iOS device of your dreams today? Enter now for a chance to win it from iMore!

If Santa somehow slipped up and didn't give you the iPhone, iPod, or iPad of your dreams this year, if he got lost using maps, if he was smart enough to realize you really did need those educational gifts, clothes, or vegetables instead, or if you did indeed get what you wanted, but would love the chance to give an iOS device to someone else who could really use one, iMore's giving you a second chance!

(Technically one (1) $350 U.S. Apple Store gift certificate for you to buy (or put towards) whichever Apple device or devices you wish!)

  • Just leave a comment below telling us which iOS device you want and why!

We'll announce winners next week. Ho. Ho. Ho!

Enter NOW!

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Check out Givit Video Highlighter and enter to win a brand new iPad mini!

Givit Video Highlighter is an app that lets you take all the videos you shoot on your iPhone or have stored in Dropbox or SkyDrive, stitch them together, add transitions, effects, and music, and easily share the finished movie with the people you care about. In other words, Givit Video Highlighter lets you take great moments and turn them into great movies. And now they've released version 1.4.0., which comes complete with Twitter and Twitter card support, a simpler, better trimming interface, fade out effects, and a new plus button to add even more clips and color breaks while editing.

If you're already a Givit user, grab the update in the App Store. If you're not, grab the free app now and give it a try:

What's more, the awesome folks are VMIX Media are so happy with the update, they want to celebrate by giving a lucky iMore reader the chance to win a brand new iPad mini of their very own.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling VMIX which Givit Video Highlighter feature, past or present, is your absolute favorite. That's it!

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