Daily App Digest – 06/06/10

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Pushme.to 2.0

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Treebune srl today releases Pushme.to 2.0 its messenger app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Pushme.to brings free instant messaging to your iPhone and web browser, for real-time communication. Leveraging the ease of web access, Pushme.to manages to fill the gap between traditional SMS and IM, with ease of use and cost-effectiveness. Pushme.to is now capable of connecting the iPhone app with any browser for a real-time messages or images exchange, without mandatory registration.

Pushme.to advantages over SMS and other IMs:
* Real-time conversation both on iPhone and in any browser
* No charges per message, international or not
* Instant images send and receive both the web or iPhone/iPod touch
* All messages are stored in the cloud and accessible via browser
* The sender is not required to register or own an iPhone
* Ease of use.

The 2.0 change log:
* Two-way messaging with a web browser
* Free registration for web (non iPhone) users
* Completely redesigned, messages organized per conversation
* Ability to link Pushme.to usernames to iPhone contacts
* Avatars support both on the web, and from iPhone contacts (automatically uploaded to the web when linked from iPhone)

Coming soon:
* Landscape mode
* Better messages handling (delete etc) on the web and iPhone
* More languages

Supported Languages:
* US English, Italian and Russian

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 1.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pushme.to 2.0 is free and available exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

Download From iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pushme-to-free-instant-messages/id343341970?mt=8

Diet2Go 1.2

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SimpLabs today announces Diet2Go 1.2 update. Diet2Go is free weight-loss application which introduces an innovative approach to managing your weight. After choosing your plan from a large database, you can adjust your meal schedule and have meal reminders integrated directly into your iPhone calendar. The app offers additional weight-loss tips and tricks, as well as recommendations and success-estimates and much more. Diet2Go has been featured by Apple and is #1 weight-loss app on U.S. iTunes.

The application offers additional weight-loss tips and tricks, as well as recommendations and success-estimates based on your physical characteristics, activity levels, and food preferences. The diets are created exclusively for this application, are updated weekly, and offer a wide range of weight-loss plans to suit all preferences. The Diet2Go plan manager is a successful dieting tool that will guide you through weight loss day by day, meal by meal.

Diet2Go has been featured by Apple and is #1 weight-loss app on U.S. iTunes.

This Update includes:
* refreshed look&feel
* performance enhancement
* compatibility with OS 3.0
* several bug fixes

Application Highlights:
* The largest and constantly growing collection of diet plans for every lifestyle, taste, and preference
* Weight-loss estimates based on your physical characteristics and activity levels
* The Diet2Go plan manager that will guide you through your personal weight-loss plan day by day, meal by meal
* Meal reminders integrated into your phone’s calendar
* Lots of weight-loss Tips and Tricks
* Automatic diet updating
* New diet plans every week
* Supports imperial and metric units
* Twitter and Facebook integration
* Simple and intuitive user interface

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 1.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Diet2Go 1.2 is free and available exclusively through the App Store in the Healthcare & Fitness category.

Download From iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/diet2go/id365306881?mt=8

Funky Blocks 1.0

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TouchSky Studio has released Funky Blocks 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod toucb devices. Funky Blocks is very addictive and colourful puzzle game. You need to tap on groups of two or more connected cubes of the same colour. More cubes in the group give you more points. As the level increases, you need to tap on more and more connected cubes to reset the timer and earn more points. Compare your result with other players with our online scoring system.

As the level increases, you need to tap on more and more connected cubes to reset the timer and earn more points. Do you think you have earned many points? Compare your result with other players with our online scoring system. The game automatically saves when you press Home button of your iPhone. You may continue the game later and submit your best score to our online scoring system. Look for the place you will appear, and what place your country is.

Our game has many features:
* Very addictive game play
* Nice-looking graphics and original design of the game
* High quality music and sound effects
* Perfect animation
* Unique online scoring system includes the rating of countries

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later
* 5.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Funky Blocks 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/funky-blocks/id372976618?mt=8

What2Tip 1.1

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Texas based independent developer Alan Hancock has released What2Tip 1.1, an update to his tipping calculator for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. What2Tip will calculate a tip in 2 steps. It also has the ability to split the bill. It’s a great tool to have when sharing meals with friends and a must have for business travelers or road warriors. What2Tip can help them comply with corporate expense policies as many companies will only allow a certain percentage for a tip.

The goal was to create an app to help people save money when dining out. For business travelers, What2Tip can help them comply with corporate expense policies as many companies will only allow a certain percentage for a tip. It’s fast. It’s easy and it can save time and money. What2Tip does not require any type of wireless connections.

Version 1.1 supports currencies with 2 decimal places such as the US dollar. By the end of 2010, support for other currencies as well as languages other than English. What2Tip also offers an enhanced look and feel for a pleasing user experience. The website shows What2Tip in action and just how easy it to use. Version 1.1 also includes the ability to split the bill simply by scrolling to the number in your party.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 0.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
What2Tip 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. There are other tip calculator iPhone apps available. However What2Tip is easier to use and cheaper than the competition.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/what2tip/id370807543?mt=8

Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior

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The new Bruce Lee martial arts fighting game, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, available from Apple’s App Store is the first and only game at the Store to bear his name, and features motion captures from those who studied Lee’s style, bringing a level of detail and 3D graphics never before seen in the genre. The Bruce Lee Estate contributed guidance and support through Bruce Lee Enterprises, the licensing company helmed by Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee.

The game is co-published and co-developed in partnership with Universal Partnerships and Licensing by two of the top mobile game companies in the industry, Indiagames and Digital Legends Entertainment. The Bruce Lee Estate contributed guidance and support through Bruce Lee Enterprises, the licensing company helmed by Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee.

A masterpiece of the 3D martial arts genre, the game uses motion-capture technology and features players fighting in historical locations around the world in an attempt to become the Master of Martial Arts. Customizable fighting styles make Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior highly user-friendly and the game also boasts the most realistic fighting game environment possible on these devices. Loosely based on the events of Bruce Lee’s career, the game honors the martial arts legacy left by one of its greatest masters. Players follow Lee’s journey as he trains with a Kung Fu master, then fights in tournaments and later faces his worst enemies.

There are many fighting games on the market, but Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior is the only one in the iTunes(R), App Store with the Bruce Lee heritage, as well as the most authentic and realistic graphics and game play. Designed for casual players and hardcore gamers alike, it is easy to pick up and play, but more difficult to master. The game features motion capture from those who studied Lee’s style, as well as facial animations, environmental animations and a custom soundtrack.

The primary motion capture subject for Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior was Joaquin Marcelo, a student of Ted Wong, a board member of the Bruce Lee Foundation. Wong was a private pupil of Bruce Lee himself, and teaches the martial arts style and philosophy he learned from the master.

Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior was designed specifically for the iPad(R), iPod touch(R), & iPhone(R), but will also be available for play on other mobile phones. The game is already a winner of the "People’s Choice Award" by International Mobile Games Awards (IMGA) 2010.

About Indiagames
Indiagames Ltd. is India’s largest games company and a pioneer in mobile and online games. The company has established relationships with more than 80 telecom operators across 67 countries and also with all major game publishers and media companies in the world, including EA, Disney, THQ, Atari, Universal, Fox, Warner brothers, Sony, MTV, 2K and others. The company also runs the only subscription-based games on demand service for PC games across all major broadband operators in India.

Download From iTunes (iPhone): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bruce-lee-dragon-warrior/id372377860?mt=8
Download From iTunes (iPad): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bruce-lee-dragon-warrior-hd/id364676826?mt=8

Tweeps version 2.0

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Portland, Oregon – Dejal Systems, LLC has released Tweeps version 2.0 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Tweeps is a Twitter companion app. It isn’t a full Twitter client – you can’t post tweets from it. Instead, it is a tool to manage your Twitter account. Edit your name, bio text, website URL and location, plus follow/unfollow people, see if someone follows you, block people, and find people. To celebrate the addition of iPad support, Tweeps is available completely free for a limited time.

Edit Your Account Information – Add multiple accounts to Tweeps, and easily edit them:
* Edit the name displayed for your account.
* Change the biographical text – the description you write about yourself.
* Edit the website URL, previewing it in an integrated web browser.
* Set your current location using the device’s GPS, or type a less specific location, and preview on an integrated map view.

View Information About Twitter People – Learn all about your own accounts and others:
* See the display name, username, how long they’ve been using Twitter, and their Twitter ID.
* View the avatar picture, including full-sized, and copy it if desired.
* FOLLOW or UNFOLLOW other people. The left button indicates whether or not you already follow them.
* The right button indicates whether or not the displayed person follows you.
* Tap the right button to display a BLOCK button; you can also optionally report them as a spammer.
* Read the bio description text.
* See the website URL, and tap to display it in an integrated web browser.
* See the location, and tap to display it on an integrated map.
* Read the most recent tweet (update), along with the total number of tweets that have been posted; tap to read any number of recent tweets.
* See the number of people currently being followed (Following) and who follow the person (Followers); tap to list them and explore further.
* When viewing your own account, you can also see lists of tweets that mention you and people you’re blocking. Find other Twitter people by username, first/last name, company, or brand name.

Delve Deeper:
Read recent tweets from each person, or skim through the lists of people you’re following and who follow you, and see more information about them, including who they follow and who follows them. A great way to discover interesting new people to follow – and you don’t need to wonder if you already follow them or not, since it is shown right in the profile detail information.

Load newer updates simply by scrolling to the top, or automatically load more tweets or people by scrolling to the bottom. A nice feature is rotation support – Tweeps works in all orientations, plus on iPhone displays a fun wobbling rotation lock button to stop it rotating when you want to read lying on your side.

Version 2.0 adds iPad support, leveraging the increased space on the iPad. It also now uses xAuth (a more convenient OAuth variation) for authentication; any Twitter app that doesn’t support OAuth won’t work after June. It also includes a number of other changes and fixes.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 2.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Dejal Tweeps 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Dejal is a long-established independent Mac software company, now also producing iPhone OS software.

Download from iTunes: http://www.dejal.com/goto/?prod=tweeps&page=itunes&ref=pr

Receipts 2.0

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Tidal Pool Software has released Receipts 2.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Receipts organizes and tracks your business and personal expenses. Create accounts, categories, and five different types of custom receipt fields for local taxes, payment information, or anything else you want to track with your receipts. This major update includes new support for capturing multiple receipt photos, attaching a voice memo to a receipt, and uploading expense reports to Google Docs and Evernote.

Receipts is the most customizable expense tracking app on the App Store. Create accounts, categories, and five different types of custom receipt fields for local taxes, payment information, or anything else you want to track with your receipts.

Add new receipts quickly with an optimized user interface that requires fewer taps. Enter receipt details, one or multiple receipt photos (with cropping support), and even record a voice memo. Receipts can be added in any world currency with totals always available in your home currency.

Browse through the overview graphs to keep track of your spending. See how much money is spent on each account, category, unit (currency/mileage), and over time. Filter the results by account, category, unit, or time interval.

Generate expense reports with all the receipt details. Email or copy (WiFi) the reports with photos and voice memos included. Upload the reports with photos to Google Docs or Evernote. Google Docs converts the reports to spreadsheets while Evernote embeds photos and performs OCR (making finding receipts easy).

Feature Highlights:
* Fast and intuitive receipt entry
* Add a voice memo to save quick messages with each receipt
* Capture one or more receipt photos using the iPhone’s camera or add them from the photo library
* Crop receipt photos to save just the receipt itself (and save memory)
* Create accounts to manage groups of receipts (personal, business, projects, trips, clients)
* Create categories or use the included set
* Add custom receipt fields for local taxes, payment type, payment status, or anything else
* Custom field types including text, numeric, currency, switch (on/off), and list (with custom items)
* Record car mileage (miles/kilometres) and set the rates
* Autofill text field values (including custom user text fields)
* Custom numeric keyboard (phone or calculator layout) for fast total entry
* Record receipts in any currency and select commonly used currencies for quick selection
* Download currency exchange rates or set your own
* Totals displayed for each account, category, and day (converted to local currency)
* Search receipts based on any field value (including custom fields)
* Overview bar and pie graphs show receipt totals by account, category, and units (currencies/mileage)
* Overview line graph shows spending over time
* Generate expense reports with photos and voice memos
* Email expense reports from within the app (including receipt photos and voice memos)
* Copy expense reports over WiFi (browser/WebDAV) (including receipt photos and voice memos)
* Upload expense reports to Google Docs (including receipt photos)
* Upload expense reports to Evernote (including embedded receipt photos) and search receipt photo content (using Evernote OCR)
* Passcode support keeps your financial data secure
* Backup Receipts data including all photos, voice memos, and settings

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later
* 2.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Receipts 2.0 is available exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Finance category. Receipts Lite 2.0 is available for free and includes all the features of Receipts but is limited to 10 receipts.

Purchase and Download: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=290776890&mt=8

fluffertraX

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Austin based award-winning premium adult sound is now fully mobile with the debut of the fluffertraX iPhone app. fluffertraX is a commercial-free internet radio station that features the very best music from adult film soundtracks. fluffertaX is celebrating 10 years of innovative adult radio, from the Bow Chica Wow-Wow of the 1970s to today’s modern sounds. fluffertraX also features industry news and interviews with composers, directors and actors and actresses in the adult-film industry.

"People tune into fluffertraX just for fun, at first," said John Dial, founder and president of fluffertraX and Bow Chica Mobile, which distributes adult-music ringtones. "Then the more they listen the more they realize this is some pretty good music. There is no better way to take a party to the next level than to pump in some fluffertraX. Plus, for the price of one song you are getting access to an entire genre of music that includes everything from rock to funk, blues to jazz, country, rap and everything else you can imagine. If you can compose it, chances are somebody will party to it."

fluffertaX is celebrating 10 years of innovative adult radio, from the Bow Chica Wow-Wow of the 1970s to today’s modern sounds. fluffertraX also features industry news and interviews with composers, directors and actors and actresses in the adult-film industry. Moreover, fluffertraX features live cell-blog coverage of the AVN awards from Las Vegas each year.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 0.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
fluffertraX Radio 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=357125966&mt=8

Qwak

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Classic Amiga platform game, Qwak, highly prized for its fast-paced, addictive game-play, now re-envisioned for iPhone and iPod touch, will be available on June 8th. Qwak is a timelessly brilliant platformer on every level, and it’ll satisfy every single retro craving you could possibly have. Players must dash and leap through 70 levels in a plotless quest for high scores and shiny bonus items. Special effects give just enough extra shine without distracting you from the action.

Before I haplessly throw around too many more superlatives, I should probably explain the actual gameplay in a bit more detail. You, a duck, must dash and leap through 70 levels in a plotless quest for high scores and shiny bonus items. On each level, or "scene" as the game calls them, are a number of golden keys. Collecting them all will open the exit door. Too simple, you may be thinking – but no! To spice things up you are encouraged to play at a jaunty pace, because lingering on a level for too long will cause a rain of spikes to descend from the top of the screen, placing your duck’s continued good health in severe risk.

Getting in your way are various enemies with distinct movement patterns. Just like the fruits and gems you can grab for extra points (and other rewards), each can come in normal or extra-large proportions. Although you can get rid of enemies by throwing eggs at them, you also have to worry about conserving your eggy ammunition for later levels. Luckily, the fruit that you collect is converted into eggs at the end of each screen – but the further you progress, the tougher the enemies become, and so the more eggs you’ll have to use to defeat them.

Some levels will give you a chance to eat up some fruits and rack up some serious points while others have a more ponderous nature, and there are even traps to work around in many later areas if you want to reach the juiciest items. The screen wraps around from top to bottom and you’ll frequently have to use this to your advantage in order to dodge enemies or get to places you need to go. It can be a slightly boggling idea on your first few plays, but this subtle mechanic is a large part of Qwak’s charm. There are also bubbles to lift you up to otherwise unreachable heights and gates to block your way unless you have the correct colour key, not to mention the levers or even the mushrooms, skulls and flowers.

Despite the tight time limit it’s always worth taking a moment at the start of each screen to plan your route. Put one foot wrong and you could end up in a dead end with a screen full of juicy fruits laughing at your clumsiness! There are even screens where you must kill all of the enemies to progress – oh, did I mention that keeping a hold on your egg-flinging urges is essential? Getting stuck through a lack of ammo is more than a little embarrassing.

I’ve already touched on Qwak’s highly polished presentation, but it needs to be said again that the art, music and sound effects could hardly fit together any better. There are several graphical themes to the levels including old mines, ancient Egyptian labyrinths and crumbling castles, and while the music isn’t tailored to each location it still brings back a fantastic MOD-music atmosphere. Special effects give just enough extra shine without distracting you from the action (and there’s a lot of it to keep your eyes on).

Comparisons could be drawn against any of several popular arcade games of the late 80s before Qwak was originally released all those years ago, but honestly, this game carves a niche all to itself and deserves to be appreciated as such. Considering that everything in the game is the work of our good Mr. Woodhouse himself, the game becomes that little bit more impressive. Please, do yourself a favour and buy this game – nothing is perfect, but this is about as close to platforming heaven as you’ll get.

Pricing and Availability:
Qwak is priced at £1.79 (GBP), $2.99 (USD) or equivalent, and will be available on the AppStore, from June 8. More information about the game, screen shots and video are available on our websites.

Promini 1.0

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Washington based Eltima Software today released Promini 1.0, their new puzzle game for iPhone and iPod touch. Promini is simple to play, yet challenging and exciting. Just build color cubes into minimum 2X2 figures of one color and watch the laser burn them forming new color figures and new challenges for you. The more complex figures you build, the more points you earn diving even deeper into the Promini world with all its speed, action, energy bursting; all accompanied by energetic music.

The main idea of the game is cubes falling that have to be built up into 2X2 figures of the same color. The laser burns them every once in while forming new color mixes of the cubes that are still in the game. The Player has to react fast and form the big complex figures of cubes- this will bring more points and special bucks. They can be then used to obtain various impressive bonuses like bombs, lightning, laser slowdown etc.

Not only does Promini offer a vivid and pleasant interface with great glowing marine effects, it also brings nice music to players’ ears and makes the game an absolute fun. The game is very easy to play. Just slide on the screen to move the cubes or to rotate them in required direction and tap to drop them in place. Then watch the laser burning the figures you just built and build new, more complex ones to become an absolute Promini champion!

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 11.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Promini 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/promini/id374494696?mt=8

iBalkans

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APA has released iBalkans, an application for the Apple iPhone that allows easy intercultural communication between all Balkan languages. iBalkans is a multimedia, multilingual travel phrasebook for the relatively unstudied languages of the Balkans: Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Macedonian, Romani, Romanian, Turkish, Serbian, Slovene and English and French. The unique application is built on the simple idea that "language is power".

The most remarkable feature of iBalkans is the phrases themselves. Phrases are divided into topics: Food and Drink, Travel, Essentials, Conflict-What Conflict?, Romance, Life on the Street and the innovative Ten Phrases that Can Save Your Life. Thus, iBalkans is a very contemporary phrasebook for all types of travelers. It contains all of the basic and traditional phrases found in most printed phrasebooks (days of the week, months, numbers, etc.) but it also contains many phrases that are unique to the Balkans and really represent the Balkan mentality ("I am on your side," "no thanks, I can’t eat anymore," "I could drink all night!", or even "try to be on time next time.").

The technology behind the application follows closely the features of Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and the new iPad. It is easy to use and designed according to Apple’s Human Interface guidelines. iBalkans is simple to download, install and learn. The user chooses his source language and target language and then scrolls through intuitively designed groups of phrases. The user chooses a phrase and immediately is provided its equivalent in the target language. The user reads the phrase and presses its button to hear the correct pronunciation by native speakers. It is easy to change source and target language so iBalkans can be used in any country in any language environment.

iBalkans is designed by language professionals and uses native speakers and guides for all languages. All multimedia elements were recorded in the Balkan countries. The sound quality is professional and the native speakers are fully involved in the translation of phrases. iBalkans is also a pedagogically sound way to improve ones knowledge of any of these languages. Languages in non-roman scripts (Bulgarian, Greek and Macedonian) also include a handy transliteration button, which allows the user to easily read the phrase. The application includes a Quiz feature that allows the user to assess his knowledge.

iBalkans is a true multimedia phrasebook and includes 850 useful phrases for any combination of the Balkan languages. The flexible approach used to design the application fits the needs of different users in different language settings. The user has complete control over which languages he installs on the application and which phrases are to be highlighted. For example, an English-speaking visitor to the western parts of Macedonia may wish to install both Albanian and Macedonian as well as English as the three languages to be used. Or a French-speaking visitor to Serbian-populated areas of Romania may wish to install Romanian, Serbian as well as French. A Serbian tourist in Turkey may wish to add English to his version of iBalkans.

iBalkans is designed and created by professional linguists and IT specialists and is intended for anyone wishing to communicate in these languages. It is a perfect companion for summer travels to Greece, Albania, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Romania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. For those travelling to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa or France, it is the ideal way to make yourself understood on your travels abroad. iBalkans is already being used on five continents by hundreds of diplomats, businessmen, students, travelers, tourists and NGO professionals.

Pricing and Availability:
It is easy to download iBalkans directly at Apple’s iTunes or simply search for iBalkans for more details. It is a native app so does not need internet or a mobile phone connection to operate. iBalkans comes in two versions: iBalkans Full which contains all phrases in all languages and iBalkans which contains all phrases in 3 languages (the user choose which languages to install but can always add more languages later ). iBalkans costs $4.99 USD (with three languages) and additional languages cost $2.99 through in app purchase. iBalkans Full costs $14.99. There is also a free version, iBalkans Lite, with only a few sample phrases from each topic.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/black-canyon-resources-inc/id357013306

iStreetDance 1.0

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UK based DogDog apps has released iStreetDance 1.0, a brand new series of four Apps designed to teach you street dance moves, grooves and techniques on your iPhone or iPod touch. Fusing classic and new street dance styles to a fresh and original soundtrack, iStreetDance is professionally filmed and is designed to get even the most timid of dancers learning a huge variety of steps, routines and tricks.

iStreetDance is grounded in an ethos of inspiring confidence and self-esteem in dancers at every level. What the creators love about teaching street dance is seeing people grow in confidence and suddenly doing something they never thought they could. The respectful and patient teaching style used throughout the apps ensures that each move, routine and trick is fully explained in detail to instill utter confidence at every step.

Your personal street dance teacher will be with you at every step of the way. The iStreetDance apps are inspired by dancing legends Mister Wiggles, Popping Pete and Michael Jackson, as well as contemporary icons such as Usher, Chris Brown and Beyonce, so you can ensure a stylish mix of moves and grooves. The original bespoke soundtrack comprises a range of R’n’B and hip hop beats to further enhance the dance experience. iStreetDance lets you capture the soul and swagger of street dance through your iPhone, provides a fun and fresh cardio workout and is guaranteed to build confidence and self-esteem with every shoulder groove and body wave!

Absolute Beginners:
Absolute Beginners starts by introducing the basic moves and attitude of the street dance style and is the ideal starting point for those who have never danced before or those wishing to understand the fundamentals of street dance. Beat counting, how to move to the music and rudimentary moves such as shoulder grooves, heel flicks and side steps are all covered here. Shake your iPhone for a random move and once you’ve mastered all twelve videos, 3 bonus videos are unlocked to give a flavour of the more advanced tricks to come!

Beginners Series:
The Beginners App assumes you know the basics and includes 3 original 24-beat routines, all combining a wide variety of moves, skills and differing dance vibes. Each routine is initially broken down into 4-beat sections to allow you to get to grips with each move. You’ll find techniques such as tutting, toy man and isolation all included within the three routines to really start building your street dance arsenal!

Intermediate Series:
Growing in confidence? The Intermediate App is a lot more challenging and includes 2 intricate 24-beat routines that incorporate gliding, popping, pauses, isolation and dancing on the "and" beat. Again you can watch each routine in small sections, review the entire routine up to a certain point and of course watch the full routine from start to finish to consolidate your moves and put them together. You’ll be encouraged to add your own flavour and attitude to make your street dance style stand out from the crowd!

Tricks Series:
The Tricks App is designed to turn heads! The six tricks included here, which include the Up & Down Body Wave and the Hat Turn are guaranteed to impress, give your dancing the wow factor. Each trick is fully explained, presented in an easy to learn fashion, and come with ideas on how to apply each trick to your routine or your night out on the dance floor!

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 113 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iStreetDance 1.0 is only $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/istreetdance-absolute-beginners/id369568755?mt=8

Block Blocker 1.2.1

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Brush the Dog, Inc. has released Block Blocker 1.2.1, a brand new game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It’s baby vs. baby to get the most blocks on the board. Remember those blocks that lock together from when you were a kid? Block Blocker takes you back to your childhood in a game where you try to snap in the most building blocks, battling against a baby. The boards get bigger and more exciting the more the player wins.

"We wanted to make a game in the tradition of addictive puzzlers like Flood-it, something you can play for a quick, fun distraction, but that keeps you coming back for more," said Skotch Vail, co-founder of the company. "Be warned though: one of our beta testers found himself staying up all night playing the game – so be careful"

This puzzle game is geared towards 8 year-olds and up, but since the strategy is not trivial it is probably more appropriate for teens and adults. The goal is to put the most blocks on the board as you play against a baby. As you win, the boards get bigger and harder. Also, the higher you go into the game, you earn "power ups" – for example a rubber duckie, and even a fire cracker, among others – that give you more strategies to win.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 3.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Block Blocker 1.2.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/block-blocker-are-you-smarter/id367567271?mt=8

ActivePrint 7.5

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Texas based Pocket Watch, LLC. is proud to announce that ActivePrint 7.5 is now finished and being reviewed by Apple for release on the AppStore for the iPhone as well as the iPad. With ActivePrint, you can print to any printer that your PC can print to through your Wi-Fi network or over the internet using the iPhone or iPad’s 3G network. Customers have the ability to print office documents from the iPhone or the iPad such as word processor documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDF files.

One of the highlights of these new features includes the ability to print documents from your cloud storage account. ActivePrint 7.5 allows you to print documents stored in your Box.net account no matter where you are. Some of these document types include word processor documents (.doc, .docx, and others), spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx, and others), presentations (.ppt, pptx, and others), and PDF Files. Now you can save your documents to your Box.net account from your favorite app and then easily print them using ActivePrint!

We will be adding support for additional cloud storage services in the future such as Google Docs.

Here are some of the other features available in this new version of ActivePrint 7.5:
* Print documents from your Box.net cloud account
* Print photos from your photo album or your device’s camera
* Print the contents of your device’s clipboard, letting you easily print content from other apps!
* Print contacts from your address book and web pages
* Print plain text from a built in notepad screen
* Support for multiple copies, portrait/landscape printing, different quality of printing, and color or black/white printing
* Print via any internet connection (WiFi or EDGE/3G network)
* Support for practically any printer available in the market
* Parental control password lock for the built in internet browser

Device Requirements:
* iPad: iPhone OS 3.2
* iPhone/iPod touch: iPhone OS 3.1
* 3.1 MB

Other Requirements:
* A printer connected to a Windows PC via USB/WiFi/Network

Download From iTunes: http://appstore.activeprint.net/

Zombie Shock 1.0

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Seoul-based Blue Wind has released Zombie Shock 1.0, its bloody action/adventure game for the iPhone OS. Its 22nd app accepted to the iTunes Store, the highly detailed shooter is based on the story of a genius biochemist who has contracted the FEAR virus and must escape from NYC. He must battle zombies, get money, buy better weapons, and upgrade his status. The elaborate manga-style graphics illustrate a story line that includes 50 different scenarios, 11 kinds of zombies, and 18 unique weapons.

The first title card sets up the background: "He is a genius biologist who has created an AIDS vaccine, ‘Revolution’, with his brother Cain in 2010. He has won a reputation as the world’s most promising biological researcher, but while working on his latest project in 2011 he was diagnosed with an unknown mental disorder, and is now under treatment in Lehason Mental Hospital." Designed for two-handed play, the left controller operates Abel’s direction of movement as he runs from pursuing zombies, and the right controller operates aiming of his weapon. Tapping anywhere on the screen fires a round, as empty shells fall to the ground. The post-apocalyptic streets of New York provide the backdrop for the action, with abandoned vehicles, stores, zoos, and roadways in ruins.

Feature Highlights:
* Battle pursuing hordes of crazed zombies through the streets of NYC
* Story mode, and advanced survival mode with non-stop attacks
* High-resolution, manga-like animated graphics add realism and adventure
* Player controls character movement, aiming, firing, and type of weapon
* Multi-layered music and sound effects, including recycling of weapons
* Zombie chases throughout New York neighborhoods and landmarks

More like a console game in its complexity than an iPhone shooter, there are 6 different mini-zombies, and 5 different giant zombies, each with its own characteristics, behaviors, and graphic, gory death. Attacks come singly and in waves, and players must master strategic subtleties to advance to higher levels. Sophisticated cartoon panels introduce the action and act as interstitials, advancing the story as gameplay proceeds.

"Our game is rated 12+ for realistic violence, horror, fear, profanity, and crude humor," stated producer Jonghyun Kim. "This means we have succeeded in creating a truly realistic zombie-killer game."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 43 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Zombie Shock 1.0 is $1.99 (USD), and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zombie-shock/id364578099?mt=8

BBQ 1.0

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Mustacherious has released BBQ 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In countries like the Netherlands the weather changes a lot. Planning a barbeque with friends can be pretty hard and frustrating. This app is your new best BBQ friend. It tells you whether it’s good to barbeque or not today. Pretty handy before buying all the meat at your local butcher and inviting all your friends.

Using BBQ, all this planning becomes a lot more fun and takes less time. One tab and you know if the weather will be good to barbeque today. Another one at the forecast tab and you if you can light up the grill in the upcoming three days. Super simple, super easy, lots of fun. Need to know in advance? No problem, BBQ also provides a three day weather forecast. We are working updates already. The first update will bring an extra day of forecast and stability improvents. After that soon iPad support will follow and even a lite version for users who don’t want to pay the 99 cents.

Feature Highlights:
* Answers the question: "Can I BBQ today?"
* Three day BBQ forecast
* Choose your own location

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 1.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
BBQ 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bbq/id373659265?mt=8

School of Billiards 1.0

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Vladimir Belko has released School of Billiards 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. School of Billiards is intended for billiards players and those who have just started or about to start. This application contains 1.5+ hours of instructional video, complete with theoretical explanation and practical demonstration of exercises. The video features an effective tried-and-true teaching method that performed extremely well at billiards schools and was successfully used for individual training lessons.

A great number of people play billiards, pool, snooker. But no doubt most of them do not understand the game, do not know how the ball behaves after the stroke. What is the way out? You can go on losing all the time and being mocked at. You can keep going to the poolroom trying to learn something on your own. You can play with more skilful competitors and give them sums of money for your losses. Eventually, you can hire a coach and take a few long-lasting courses. (Mind they are not free!)

But you can also get an iPhone application for a reasonable price. It will accompany you everywhere and make it possible to learn quite quickly and become a good amateur. The application "Billiards school" includes efficient methods that enable you to master the game art, use your training time effectively and understand the ball behaviour on the green cloth within the shortest possible time. This application contains a video with a succession of exercises, first easy, then more difficult, lasting more than 1,5 hours. Following the methods, very soon you will see the progress, play skillfully and win your friends.

The exercises given in the application are not fragmentary. It is a succession, i.e. every following exercise is closely connected with the previous one and consolidates the required skills. Make a plan of your trainings, follow the methods step by step and in a short period of time you will play much better! In the application psychological side is much under attention – you can and you should learn to win! Having finished the course and doing the exercise "Squares", you will understand how little you knew about billiards even if you have played for many years and seen a number of different training videos or had good instructors.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 389 MB

Pricing and Availability:
School of Billiards 1.0 is $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Billiards is a fascinating world where you come once and stay there forever! Good luck in your training! And remember. Drill to Win!

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/school-billiards-effective/id368538558

GoTalk + PUSH 2.5.2

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Light Room has released GoTalk + PUSH 2.5.2 for iPhone and iPod touch devices. GoTalk – communicating as easy as possible for any jabber service including GoogleTalk. GoTalk is the best Google Talk app for your communication. With this app you will communicate faster, better, much beautifully and much comfortable. Featuring Push Notifications, get message while offline. In push view you can see who, and what he or she wrote to you. The Push service has nice sound and vibration effect.

Features:
* Push notifications
* Multiple accounts
* Any jabber service support
* History and Smiles
* Custom status
* Beautiful and Fast chat view
* Landscape mode

* Use any jabber service and enjoy communication (Google Talk by default)
Convenient user interface and beautiful design will allow you to relax and get pleasure from communication with your friends, relatives.

* Using multiple accounts and switch between them with one click
With this feature you can use 1 or 2 or even 100 google talk accounts simultaneously. All of them will be connected if you want it.

* Push Notifications support for each account
This app has nice and fast Push. They will be work each time, when You get message in offline. In push view You can see Who, and What he or she wrote to You. Push has nice sound and vibration effect.

* Save your communication history
GoTalk have full history support for each your account. Even offline messages are saved in account history.

Generally all this features make this app great for your communication.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 1.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
GoTalk + PUSH 2.5.2 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gotalk-push-google-talk-support/id346501653?mt=8

i Give Up 1.0

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UK based independent developer James Lupton today announces i Give Up 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch devices. i Give Up is a challenging puzzle game, where the objective is to turn off every light bulb on the screen in a shady alley wall. Each level gets progressively difficult, at the same time more addictive. Only one day after its release on the App Store, i Give Up has already achieved a spot in both "New and Noteworthy" as well as "What’s Hot" section in App Store.

Do you think you have what it takes to complete all 18 levels of this game? Then give your brain a fun and challenging workout, and enjoy everything that I Give Up has to offer. Your puzzle solving skills will really pay off, as those who complete levels in the fewest moves and the quickest time will receive a coveted spot on the online leader board (as well as bragging rights). Not only that, but you can easily publish your intellectual triumph on Facebook and Twitter with only a click of a button. Think you’ve got the hang of it? Well you’ve still got some brain-teasing riddles to solve between puzzles – just to keep you on your toes.

Feature Highlights:
* 9 Light levels
* 9 Riddle levels
* Fun and challenging game for all ages
* Attractive graphics
* Share your scores on Facebook and also tweet on Twitter

"With such a fantastic development opportunity, I decided to build i Give Up," said James Lupton. "I wanted to create a worthwhile challenge that would take time and skill to complete, as well as to make it ultimately more rewarding when a level is finished. Unlike some alternative puzzle games, i Give Up features 18 levels that get harder each time, and definitely require some thinking. I hope that the puzzle-loving public will enjoy playing i Give Up as much as I have enjoyed making it!"

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 4.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
i Give Up 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/i-give-up/id375100204?mt=8

Dice Diving 1.0

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Larry Snyder today announces Dice Diving 1.0 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Dice Diving is a new game that combines the excitement of competitive high-diving with the thrill of poker-style hand making. This fast paced game is packed with 31 events. Players will use 5 dice to form the best poker hands possible, as they try to complete specific hands representing aspects of the dive difficulty as well as free-play hands representing 5 judges.

Just as in high-diving, Dice Diving pushes the player to focus both on the degree of difficulty and individual judging of the dive. Using five dice the player is required to complete specific hands that represent the 3 elements of a high-dive difficulty, including the approach, the flight and the entry. At the same time, while trying to complete the difficulty, the player must also complete five free-play hands representing the five different judges.

Gameplay is quick and challenging. With a limited number of rolls, players are forced to make critical decisions balancing the pursuit of the best poker hand for the highest judges scores or completing the mandatory elements in the dive’s difficulty. By achieving both in 31 separate events, the player will be awarded with bronze, silver or gold medals and if they are good enough, they will stand alone as the world record holder against all of the dice diving community.

Feature Highlights:
* Beautifully crafted 3D dice and professional board design
* Local achievements and online world records
* Fast, competitive gameplay
* In-game instructional video

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 15.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Dice Diving 1.0 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games/Dice category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/dice-diving/id374193824?mt=8

Long Division 1.4

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Independent developer Esa Helttula today released Long Division 1.4, an important update to the popular educational math app for iPhone and iPod touch. Long Division 1.4 allows the user to teach and study long division problems step by step and animates all the steps. The user can now input custom numbers to divide or use random problems like before. The app is easy to use and it has an intuitive interface with customizable colors and other settings.

Version 1.4 of the app has the following new features that were requested by users:
* The user can now also input numbers to divide
* Support for Spanish.

Other features of Long Division 1.4:
* The dividend can have up to 5 digits
* The dividend can have decimals
* The divisor can have 1 or 2 digits
* The current operation for each step can be hidden
* The operands for the current operation can be highlighted
* There are 3 different themes: black, gray and gold
* The speed of the animations can be set

Long Division is part of a popular series of a dozen educational math apps for iPhone. Other mathematics apps in the series include Fraction Math, Column Addition, Lattice Multiplication, Long Multiplication, Column Subtraction and 10 other math apps. For Germany, Spain, Portugal and other countries that use a different notation for long division there is the "Division" app in English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Support for additional languages and notations will be added based on user demand.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 0.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Long Division 1.4 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/long-division/id341041204?mt=8

FDA Drugs,

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SigmaPhone LLC has announced that one of their medical App, FDA Drugs, is featured in an article titled "Infectious Disease Resource for the iPhone", in the scientific journal Clinical Infectious Disease published by University of Chicago Press. Along with ePocrates, MedScape and Johns Hopkins POC-IT ABX and HIV Guid, SigmaPhone’s FDA Drugs is introduced as one of the newest drug information databases available to iPhone and iPod touch users.

In their article titled "Infectious Disease Resource for the iPhone", Dr. Oehler et al of University of South Florida College of Medicine, demonstrated how medically oriented apps facilitate medical personnel to access personal information, medical reference and clinical data. Along with ePocrates, MedScape and Johns Hopkins POC-IT ABX and HIV Guide, SigmaPhone’s FDA Drugs is introduced as one of the newest drug information databases available to iPhone and iPod touch users.

"Also unique about this application (FDA Drugs) is the ability to search all drugs with a specific active ingredient and to search for therapeutically equivalent generic alternatives." Wrote Dr Oehler of University of South Florida in the article.

"We consider it as a great honor to be featured in the scientific journal and recognized by medical community. We are going to continuously improve our fleet of medical applications, including FDA Drugs and iPharmacy, currently the best selling medical app on Apple App Store, to benefit pharmacists, doctors, nurses and consumers," said Jack Yang, CTO of SigmaPhone LLC.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 2.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
FDA Drugs 1.8 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fda-drugs/id328290988?mt=8

101 Financial Solutions

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Chicago, Illinois – Intersog LLC, a leader in mobile application development, has announced that their complete mLearning application, 101 Financial Solutions is now available on the iTunes App Store. A complete professional-level business course in 1 easy to use app, 101 Financial Solutions is available on the App Store for $29.99.

101 Financial Solutions is a full-featured business course logically divided into 3 distinct sections: course, flashcards and tests. The full-text course book contains 14 chapters that cover every facet of personal finance. Given the start and stop nature of mLearning, a handy bookmarking feature allows users to save their place anywhere in the course and to resume from that point upon restart. And to help users with terms they may not understand, a course glossary is provided for easy access to definitions from within the app.

After the course text is completed, users have access to a set of interactive flashcards designed to prepare them for the in-course texts. Comprehensive tests follow each chapter, designed to reinforce the learning process. Detailed explanations are provided for each right or wrong answer and tests can be saved and retaken, so users can track their learning progress. For more information on 101 Financial Solutions and all of Intersog’s Learning-To Go business apps visit www.intersog.com

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later
* 1.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
101 Financial Solutions 1.8 is $29.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/101-financial-solutions/id317227273?mt=8

Polly Bad Dream 1.0

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Pix Rev Srl today launched Polly Bad Dream 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch users. The escape adventure action game calls for players to help little Polly make it past the scary obstacles of her nightmares en route to her parents’ bedroom and safety. Polly’s nemeses are toys by day, monsters by night, thanks to the tot’s vivid imagination and fear of the dark. Users can help poor Polly by killing the monsters to give the girl the ability to fly, crouch or jump past the horror of her troubled sleep.

Kangaroos, dogs, birds and frogs come to life once the sandman visits Polly. In the daylight, these animals are merely cute toys but once night falls, they turn into terrifying monsters that haunt a small child’s dreams. Users are asked to help Polly face her fears and make it safely to her mom and dad’s bedroom. The game offers four actions that serve as tools to protect the girl and move her from room to room without getting hurt. Essentially, players get to protect a preschooler while they have lots of action adventure fun doing so.

When the spring toys show up in Polly’s nightmare, players can make her scream to destroy small monsters or kill one of the toy animals to take on their abilities. Kill the kangaroo and she can jump, eliminate the bird and she can fly and so on. Once Polly has access to these helpful abilities, she must remember to pick up diamonds along the way or the powers will drain away as she uses them.

Diamonds can be obtained in one of two ways. When Polly screams at an enemy, they die and release the stones, which can then be picked up to reload the ability that diamond supports. Players can also find them during gameplay, as they travel through the rooms, which are game levels. There are four different colors of stones, each representing a different action feature.

Fun features in Polly Bad Dream:
* Lots of escape adventure action
* Full of platform and puzzle game elements
* Recharge abilities by killing Polly’s enemies to pick up diamonds or find them in the levels
* Multiple levels to take Polly from room to room on her way to safety
* Touchscreen controls

Users naturally want to protect the tiny girl. Being able to have scads of fun while doing so, is a nice bonus and makes the game hard to resist. To find out more and see a video demonstration about the Polly Bad Dream app, please visit Pix Rev online. Users can purchase and download the application from iTunes. Direct links to both sites can be found below.

Device Requirements:
* 3G iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 44 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Polly Bad Dream 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/polly-bad-dream/id373947689?mt=8

The Shaq App 1.0

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Las Vegas based Bent Pixels, LLC has released The Shaq App 1.0, the Official Shaquille O’Neal App for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The unmistakable Shaquille has always held his place amongst the most popular people in the world with his consistent top 15 Twitter status and TV Shows. Shaquille is now giving his friends and fans access to his life like never before. This App will give Shaquille’s fans everything they want in the palm of their hands 24 hours a day.

Shaquille O’Neal said, "I’ve wanted to do an iPhone and iPod App for a long time, but I wanted to make sure we could do it in a way that all of my fans could enjoy. With the Shaq App you will get behind the scenes access with regular updates"

Former MLB American League Rookie of the Year and Partner at Bent Pixels, Marty Cordova said "We’re excited to bring the world’s most popular celebrity athlete to the iPhone, iPod touch. As a former professional athlete I understand how important it is to manage your brand. Our focus at Bent Pixels is creating high quality, well thought out mobile applications for the world’s most popular professional athletes and celebrities. We are honored about being able to work with such a modern day icon both on and off the court."

This App will give Shaquille’s fans everything they want in the palm of their hands 24 hours a day. It’s simply a view you can’t get anywhere else. Available now on the iPhone, iPod touch and an iPad version with maximized graphics late Summer 2010.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later
* 7.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Shaq App 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-shaq-app/id373333065?mt=8

4Notes 1.1

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Press Start LLC has released 4Notes 1.1, an update to their note taking app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 4Notes features an incredibly fast search, improved note categories, favorites, and the ability to email your notes from within the application. Version 1.1 includes an incredible number of enhancements, as well as support for the iPad and allows users to seamlessly and effortlessly sync notes between the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

"With 4Notes, users can make updates to their notes on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and those updates are synced across all the user’s devices, as well as the cloud." said John Thomas, President of Press Start LLC. "For example, use 4Notes on your iPad to create a grocery list, and access that list from your iPhone while you are at the store. The updates are automatically synced with your other connected devices and available when you need them. Also, 4Notes is a universal application. For one price, users can utilize 4Notes on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad."

1 Price, 3 Devices, Many Enhancements:
4Notes syncs wirelessly through any WiFi, 3G, or EDGE Connection. Access your notes from your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Changes on one device will seamlessly update to your other devices through the cloud. 4Notes’ improved interface also packs more enhancements on the iPhone and iPad screen, including drag & drop functionality. With the iPad, 4Notes provides a beautiful canvas to create and update your notes. 4Notes also allows users to tap a URL, phone number, or email address within the note, better category synchronization, and improved usability features.

4Notes is a universal application. For one price, you get 4Notes for iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad. There is no need to buy a "HD" or "for iPad" version of 4Notes. Pay once and use everywhere.

Still Powerful. Still Simple:
4Notes contains all the functionality and simplicity users have loved since the original release, including incredibly fast search, improved note categories, favorites, and the ability to email your notes from within the application.

Device Requirements:
* Press Start Games account required for sync capability
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 0.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
4Notes 1.1 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/4notes/id335307907

Voice Band 1.2

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Chicago based WaveMachine Labs has released Voice Band 1.2, a major update to its popular iPhone and iPad music app. Voice Band turns your voice into a musical instrument, allowing you to create complete songs by singing a melody into your iPhone. A built-in recorder lets you create songs one instrument at a time. Version 1.2 includes a host of new features and improvements, and fixes an occasional bug when saving/emailing finished songs.

Version 1.2 includes a host of new features and improvements, and fixes an occasional bug when saving/emailing finished songs. In Voice Band 1.2, it’s easy to expand your library with new add-on sounds. All new high-quality instruments are available through In-App Purchase allow you to customize your personal sound library. Brand new add-on stereo samples include:

* Strings: Violin and Cello
* Guitars: Power Chords 2, Fuzz Box, Lead 2, Muted Guitar, and Rock Bass
* Synths: Fat Synth, Talk Sitar, Magic Chords, Synth Pad, Drone Synth (three different variations), and Flux Flute
* Drums: Morph kit (two different variations), Rock Kit, Techno Kit, and Cymbals (both China and Splash)

Voice Band offers improved Auto-Pitch voice tracking and overall playback quality as well. It now detects your voice more smoothly, making your recordings less "pitchy" and more polished. For users with the latest devices (iPad and iPhone 3GS), Voice Band now has a more powerful playback engine. Your instruments will sound much more realistic and life-like! Voice Band now incorporates a new Voice Monitor; Now you can hear your own voice while recording, which can help you stay on key. Just adjust the new slider to hear more of "me"!

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 9.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Voice Band 1.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-band/id347859797?mt=8

HoloToy 1.05

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Florida based kode80 LLC has released HoloToy 1.05, the fifth update to its 3D motion tracking hologram technology app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. HoloToy works by distorting the 3D scenes displayed on screen in a way our brains would expect based on the current angle of the device. It presents a believable 3D scene that appears to extend right into the device itself. This update introduces a brand new game, hidden achievements and a community news section.

With mobile devices being inherently connected, there is a great opportunity for developers to enable two way communication between themselves and their users from within their applications. One such developer that has recently taken this approach is Ben Hopkins of kode80 LLC adding a news section and user comment system to his HoloToy app. Ben had this to say "from the beginning HoloToy has been something of a collaborative affair between me and the users, I have welcomed the great number of thoughts and suggestions I have received, implementing many of them already in previous updates. Adding HoloToy news to the app has not only given me the ability to push information and videos to users from within the app but also the ability to foster conversation between myself and other users via the comments system. This has already resulted in users helping each other out with some of the trickier achievements".

The hologram-like HoloToy technology is inspired in part by a perspective trick that can be dated back to the fifteenth century. HoloToy works by distorting the 3D scenes displayed on screen in a way our brains would expect based on the current angle of the device, doing this in real time presents a believable interactive 3D experience that appears to extend right into the device itself. A similar technique was used in Johnny Chung Lee’s famous Wii head tracking experiments.

"When I began working on HoloToy I was skeptical as to whether the results would be believable but after I had the initial prototype up and running I knew this was something I wanted to explore more," said Ben. Since its release HoloToy has grown to include many games, interactive ‘toys’ and scenes all employing the no glasses 3D technology and shows no sign of slowing down.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 10.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
HoloToy 1.05 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holotoy/id360692282?mt=8

Crossnerd 1.0

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bitCycle has released Crossnerd 1.0, its puzzle game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With its ingenious concept, meticulously crafted levels, and enjoyable gameplay, Crossnerd is simple to understand, yet surprisingly rich in strategy and a perfect blend of logic, memory and word juggling. At each level the player is presented with a Scrabble style crossword in which some of the letters have swapped places, and the goal is to swap them back again.

At each level the player is presented with a Scrabble style crossword in which some of the letters have swapped places, and the goal is, naturally, to swap them back again. It is only possible to swap tiles of the same type: Ends, straights, corners, 3-ways or 4-ways. This makes spatial thinking a key element of the game, which is fun. No, really. It IS fun. Any swap that doesn’t return both tiles to their original places will rescramble the crossword and the player has to start over.

This first version of Crossnerd, Crossnerd LT, is available for free and meant as an introduction for greater things to come and as an invitation to help shape the future of Crossnerd. The developers have ambitious plans for the game, including the addition of new game modes, a level builder and, of course, lots of new exciting level packs.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 4.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Crossnerd 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Download from iTunes

Magic Multilingual Dictionary 2.0

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Xisen Science Technology has released Magic Multilingual Dictionary 2.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Combining 6 complete dictionaries, Magic Multilingual Dictionary is an indispensible app for anyone doing business in Asia. Magic Multilingual Dictionary delivers contains over 900,000 words, phrases, abbreviations, place names, proper names and even archaic terms. The intuitive search function instantly finds and displays results in a clear, easy-to-use user interface with one touch functionality.

One of the largest multilingual dictionaries available in any format, Magic Multilingual Dictionary delivers contains over 900,000 words, phrases, abbreviations, place names, proper names and even archaic terms. The intuitive search function instantly finds and displays results in a clear, easy-to-use user interface with one touch functionality.

The app contains numerous features optimized for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The app comes equipped with multiple keyboards, vertical and horizontal views, definitions and word origins and a unique phonetic Hanyu Pinyin for both the Korean-Chinese and Chinese-Korean dictionaries. Coming soon, the Magic Multilingual Dictionary will feature added dictionaries for Russian, German and French, and all new dictionaries will be available as a free update to all current app owners.

Supported Languages:
* US English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 66.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Magic Multilingual Dictionary 2.0 is $24.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magic-multilingual-dictionary/id356545733?mt=8

Sundae Maker 1.0

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Sunstorm Interactive has released Sundae Maker 1.0, its eleventh app for iPhone and iPod touch. An ice cream lover’s fantasy for the digital age, Sundae Maker allows the user to select a cone, dish, or bowl, and then build their sundae. There are a wide assortment of different flavors of ice cream, syrups, goodies, and decorations. Their creation completed, the gourmand may eat it, save it, or email it to a friend. Expansion packs of hundreds more ingredients are available.

The app opens with a large photo of a freshly made confection, the classic ice cream sundae topped with whip cream, nuts, and cherry. Selecting the appropriate icon takes the user to the kitchen, supply store, or freezer. Once in the kitchen the user can choose from 7 menus: cones/dishes/bowls, ice creams, syrups, toppings, goodies, gross outs, extras, and walls (backgrounds). Photos of each item are presented in a scrolling grid, and tapping selects any item. Visiting the supply store lets the advanced dessert-maker add up to 5 different optional expansion packs, which give the app a total of more than 300 different ingredients. From the freezer one can admire saved sundaes, email a treat to a friend, or choose a wall and sit down and eat.

Feature Highlights:
* Free app allows the user to build a sundae layer by layer
* Realistic, hi-res photos of all ingredients
* Save, eat, or email the sundae
* Optional Expansion Packs offer a total of over 300 ingredients
* Discover new flavors, combinations, and designs
* Choose the environment in which to enjoy the treat

Sundae Maker comes with a variety of items in every menu category, making it easy to build a sundae, layer by layer. The 5 available expansion packs bring the app to a new level of possible indulgence. Ice Cream & Syrup brings the total flavors to over 60. Toppings & Goodies adds 50 new items, such as: chewy bears and worms, sprinkles, whip cream, nuts, candy-coated chocolate, fruit chew candy, and fruit toppings.

Extras allows the ambitious to create a banana split or Happy Birthday ice cream sundae. Also included are: waffles, cones, bananas, flowers, candles, brownies, sports toppers, sparklers, and more. For an especially memorable fountain favorite the Gross Out expansion pack features edible bugs, eyes, worms, and other creepy crawlies. Finally, Crazy Insane Flavors makes possible neon, glowing, and dinosaur ice cream, the alien sundae, and more.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch
* iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 13.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Sundae Maker 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category under Kids Games. A paid version with additional ingredients and no ads is available as an separate app called Sundae Maker – Snack Bar for $0.99 (USD). Optional expansion packs are $0.99 available as an in-app purchase. Review copies are available upon request.

Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sundae-maker-free/id368642396?mt=8

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