Daily App Digest – 07/28/10

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Jalbum

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Photo-sharing service Jalbum today announces an update to its popular iPhone app. Jalbum for iPhone 1.1 enables users to browse, share and create stunning web photo albums straight from the device and update existing albums. Taking advantage of the iOS4 API, the Jalbum iPhone app now supports multi-selection of photos. This update cuts the time and effort of making a gorgeous web album to a bare minimum.

First iPhone app to support multi-selection for uploading photos:
The new Jalbum App allows any iPhone owner to create web photo albums straight from the device and update existing albums. So far uploading photos from the iPhone, to any photo service, has been a repetitive task. Users have needed to select one photo at a time. Taking advantage of the iOS4 API, the Jalbum iPhone app now supports multi-selection of photos. This update cuts the time and effort of making a gorgeous web album to a bare minimum.

"Jalbums photo sharing service is primarily based on collections of photos, rather than individual photos. That is why we wanted to make uploading multiple photos in one go an easy task." says lead developer Daniel Plamann

First step in mobile strategy for Jalbum:
Jalbum has positioned itself as the premiere photo sharing service for flexible presentation of online photography portfolios. The presentation formats have so far not been very accessible on mobile devices due to multiple techniques that are not supported (such as flash). The Jalbum iPhone app brings an entire new mobile API for Jalbum, paving the way for future mobile support and adaptable viewing experiences.

"We are extremely pleased with the success of our iPhone app. Thousands of new photography enthusiasts are joining through the iPhone, people we are eager to meet", says Carl Manneh, CEO of Jalbum.

Supported Languages:
* US English, French, German, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 2.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Jalbum for iPhone 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

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Upside Down Sea 1.0

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New Jersey based Iskandar, Inc. today introduces Logan and the Upside Down Sea 1.0, their interactive eBook for kids optimized for all iOS devices. The eBook features: pen and ink, hand drawn graphics; read aloud option; follow along text; touch sensitive characters; interactive story line; and an imaginative, fun-filled narrative. Incorporating page turn animation, the optimized graphics appear at the highest resolution possible, whether viewed on an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Retina display.

The story takes place on the planet Pedra, where Logan and his sister Penelope are playing hide and go seek. During their adventures we meet Alvin the Teddy Bear, Aku the Dragon, a hot air balloon, an upside down sea, Horatio the Whale, Baju the Turtle, and Phoebe the Fish. When touched, each character and animal performs an animated somersault, the narrator reads their name aloud, and the reader hears their identifying sound effect. Recommended for children ages 3 to 8, kids will enjoy hearing the names of each character and animal whenever they are touched.

Especially effective are the hand drawn graphics, full color pen, ink, brush, and wash drawings. The difficult but expressive technique involves creation of a pen and Indian ink drawing, followed by a series of ink washes. The transparent mixture of ink and water is applied freely with a brush, starting with lightest tones and proceeding through to the darkest. This creates smooth, organic transitions between shades and a layering of tones. All elements are outlined and then filled in with color, detail, and shading. The overall effect is the reverse of the enabling technology: the illustrations are warm, natural, and non-digital.

Feature Highlights:
* Completely original story created for this iOS edition
* Interactive elements on every page
* Read aloud option
* Realistic physics effects
* Integrated tasks and puzzles exploit touch screen, tilt sensor, etc.
* Graphics optimized for all iOS devices
* Especially for children ages 3 to 8
* From the creators of Alphabet Creatures, and the Infant Arcade series

Each page of the eBook consists of a 3-layered drawing, and each layer may be animated independently. The foreground contains opaque, full tones; the midground lighter, more washed out colors; and the background the least saturated, unfocused shades. The resulting quasi-3D effect adds to the natural, soft feeling, the opposite of typical computer graphics. Combined with the playful narration and realistic sound effects, the drawings bring the story to life.

"Our goal in creating Logan and the Upside Down Sea was to produce a children’s eBook that would be entertaining for both kids and their parents," stated CEO Edwin Iskandar. "It was a challenge, but I believe we’ve succeeded."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
* iOS 3.2 or later
* 53.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Logan and the Upside Down Sea 1.0 is regularly priced at $3.99 (USD), but is on sale now for $1.99, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
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Timely Lite 1.0

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Independent developer Drew Crawford announces Timely Lite 1.0, a free version from the successful Timely app family for iPhone and iPod touch. Timely Lite lets hourly employees track time and wages, fill out timecards, and keep a detailed work history. It lets users see their earnings for the day or week with a live-updating display. It is versatile as a timetracker, with accuracy to the nanosecond with convenient features that automatically sum each day’s time and more.

Timely Lite combines work and fun into a single package. It is versatile as a timetracker, with accuracy to the nanosecond and convenient features that automatically sum each day’s time for easy entering into an employer’s timecard system. But it also answers those burning questions–have I earned enough to pay for gas? How much money did I make during that bathroom break?

To ensure accurate wage calculation, Timely Lite has a high degree of customizability, and can support everything from time-and-a-half overtime calculation to custom workweeks and fully-configurable overtime.

"It started because I had a really pedantic boss, who insisted I clock out dozens of times a day whenever I wasn’t ‘being productive.’ It turns out that a lot of people have that boss." – said Drew Crawford, the developer of Timely Lite.

The Timely family of applications has helped over a thousand employees and contractors to keep track of their work, clients, jobs, and projects. In rough economic times, its detailed history data has saved many employees from the chopping block. And its refreshing approach to time tracking means that forgetting to clock in is a thing of the past.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 0.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Timely Lite 1.0 is free of charge and is available exclusively on the App Store in the Business category.

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Numerology 1.9

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infiniteNIL today releases Numerology 1.9, an update to its numerology application for iOS. Numerology helps you use the ancient science of numerology to gain insight into yourself and other people. See how compatible two people are for friendship, a business relationship, or romance. It’s a great icebreaker for parties as well. Version 1.9 is now a universal application and takes advantage of the larger screen when run on the iPad. A free lite version limited to 2 profiles is also available.

You can also use it to see how compatible two people are for friendship, a business relationship, or romance. Forecasts for the year, month, and day are also provided. You can change the forecast date to see your forecast for any date you want. It’s a great icebreaker at a parties as well if you enter all the party goers’ profiles and share and discuss them.

Numerology 1.9 is now a universal application. In addition to the iPhone and iPod touch, it now runs on the iPad and presents an entirely new user interface to take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen. Everything is right there for manipulation without having to drill down into the data like you have to do on the iPhone and iPod touch. It makes Numerology much easier to use and more fun.

Feature Highlights:
* Use the science of numerology (Pythagorean) to gain insight into yourself and others
* Numerologists: easily manage your client list and calculate a client’s numbers
* Entertain at parties help guests get to know each other
* See who’s compatible for friendship, business partnerships, or romance
* See what the upcoming day, month, and year have in store for you
* Share insights with others by emailing reports and posting reports to your Facebook wall
* Quickly import names, birthdates, and pictures from the Contacts application and Facebook

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Universal Application
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 1.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Numerology 1.9 is available from the iTunes App Store for $4.99 (USD) and runs on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad. A lite version is available for free but limited to 2 profiles.

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Salesdiver 1.0

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Independent developer Ian Miller today announces Salesdiver 1.0 for iPad devices. Salesdiver serves to help sales people close more business by gaining a broader understanding of their sales opportunities. It does this by prompting them during their sales calls to ask the right questions to qualify their opportunities thoroughly – and therefore allows them to focus on the deals they can win. Conduct a face to face conversation with a sales prospect without the technology getting in the way.

The iPad changes the game in many ways. For sales people, it is the first product that allows them to conduct a face to face conversation with a sales prospect without the technology getting in the way. All other technologies demand too much attention or are physically too distracting. The iPad on the other hand can be held like a pad of paper and can be operated by simply touching it. Salesdiver takes full advantage of these capabilities.

As the sales meeting progresses, Salesdiver prompts the sales person to ask questions on different areas of the opportunity at hand. These include areas such as the budget, timescale, competition and other qualification categories. As the sales person unearths the status of each of these, he or she can take notes in Salesdiver to follow up on next steps.

Salesdiver allows these questions to be tailored for each user, company or line of business to ensure the questions are relevant and focused. After the sales call, the sales person can email their sales manager or other team members with an update on the opportunity. Salesdiver takes full advantage of the exciting capabilities of the iPad and takes the concept of a productivity app fully into the sales arena.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 1.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Salesdiver 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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Hairy Maclary From Donaldsons Dairy 1.0

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Kiwa Media has just released Hairy Maclary From Donaldsons Dairy 1.0 for iPad users. The application is already the number 1 ‘Book’ in the iTunes app store. The application is a unique, interactive, read-along QBook which combines a celebrity narrator’s voice, full page illustrations, touchable speaking text, to help young kids develop reading and comprehension skills in an entertaining way. QBook is a very popular teaching tool and has become the format of choice for many publishers.

Hairy Maclary From Donaldsons Dairy is an iconic bestseller, with over 1.5 million copies sold, written by one of New Zealand’s most popular authors, Lynley Dodd. Dodd has an instantly rewarding writing style as she takes Hairy the dog and his doggy friends exploring down their street. Tension arises however, when a terrible cat by the name of Scarface Claw enters the scene.

Youngsters love the verbal pacing used by the celebrity narrator, David Tennant, the actor famous for his role as Dr. Who. Tennant reads the story, revealing how Hairy and the gang deal with their problem. As the tale unfolds in this QBook(TM), kids are able to interact with it, touching words to watch them leap to life and speak or holding their finger down on a word to hear each letter pronounced, thereby learning to spell and recognize the words.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, like all of the QBooks, provides for a great deal of personalization, so kids can proudly add their own creativity to the book, which even further encourages their involvement in the learning process, increases their focus and is just plain more fun. That’s what QBook(TM) is all about and it seems to work very well.

These are some of the features found in Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy:
* Uses the specially designed QBook(TM) format
* Narrated by David Tennant (Dr. Who)
* Book can be personalized with ‘This book belongs to …’
* Swipe-to-Read(TM) to highlight and playback the story at a child’s own pace
* Touch-to-Hear(TM) individual words spoken
* Touch-to-Spell(TM) to hear the letters that spell each and every word
* Auto Play to enjoy the narration
* Users can click the ‘My Narration’ Function to record the story themselves
* The Color Palette allows users to paint each page and save the results

QBook(TM) has become the format of choice for publishers wishing to migrate their children’s books into a touch-enabled format. That means that consumers will be seeing many more QBook(TM) products available for teaching and entertaining their children very soon, including books enhanced with animation.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 59.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Hairy Maclary From Donaldsons Dairy (QBook) 1.0 for iPad is only $7.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books and Entertainment category.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hairy-maclary-from-donaldsons/id383481759?mt=8

Robin Hood: Hero of Hope 1.1

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Mobilehead Games today released Robin Hood: Hero of Hope 1.1 for iPhone users. The application offers some of the best of steam punk fantasy gameplay and challenging fun. Users are put in the role of Robin Hood, the one counted on to save damsels in distress and put bad guys in their place. Features include an over shoulder view with point and shoot capabilities, as well as funny character voiceovers. To celebrate Robin Hood Week, users can purchase the app at a special price.

When Mobilehead Games producer, Will Magno, started developing Robin Hood: Hero of Hope with his team, he wasn’t sure what direction it would take, "We started to develop stories that ranged from sci-fi, zombies and Mil-sims but we ultimately landed on Fantasy. We started sketching out ideas for this world we were going to create. It evolved into a steam punk fantasy vigilante hero that was Robin Hood."

From that basic concept, Mobilehead developers added game elements that stock the app with plenty of challenging and fun features. Throughout six levels of gameplay, users can choose views and weapons as they avoid injury, fight villains and save buxom damsels in distress. For added hilarity, the characters speak in funny voiceovers.

Some of the features built into Robin Hood: Hero of Hope:
* Steam punk fantasy graphics
* 6 levels of challenging play
* Over the shoulder view with point and shoot gameplay
* Dodge, duck, melee and shoot your way past enemies and boss battles
* Fun voice acting brings this steam punk story to life
* You get to free the people, save the girl and play the legend

Developers are already working on future updates, with plans to tweak the control scheme and add another playable character to this fun steam punk fantasy. The Mobilehead team are Robin Hood fans themselves and are ready to share a celebration users. "In honor of Robin Hood Week, we decided to offer the app at a reduced cost," says Magno. Players can get themselves a copy of Robin Hood: Hero of Hope for $1.99.

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

Pricing and Availability
Robin Hood: Hero of Hope 1.1 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games and Entertainment category.
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Teach Me Sushi

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Teach Me Sushi today announced that its iPhone application has been named "App of the Week" in the U.K. iPhone App Store. Users all over the world have become fans of the new application due to its comprehensive instructions and easy-to-follow videos that make it simple to create sushi at home. The achievement follows the accolades the app has already received in the U.S., having earned positions on the App Store’s "New and Noteworthy" and "What’s Hot" lists.

The Teach Me Sushi app takes the intimidating art of creating sushi and makes it a fun experience that users can enjoy on their own or with their friends and family. Covering a wide assortment of dishes, the app provides thirteen instructional videos ranging from beginner to advanced level. Each demonstration lasts no more than five minutes and is accompanied with a coordinating step-by-step visual guide. Clear instructions detailing how to make rice and select fish are also included, along with a timer, equipment list and shopping tool that helps users locate their nearest Japanese markets to gather all the necessary ingredients.

The application was created by Drew Lavyne of the filmmaking company Six Minute Stories and trained sushi chef Jake Davidow, creator and founder of Teach Me Sushi. "I have been completely humbled by the response – I never thought it would take off like this," said Davidow. "I get at least 10 emails a day from people in all parts of the world telling me how much they love the app. It’s an uplifting feeling to know so many people find value in what we’ve been able to put together."

Davidow was inspired to begin offering sushi-making courses in 2007 while living in London. After seeing how stiff and formal most sushi-making schools were, he felt there was a need for classes that truly captured the fun and enjoyment that come from making sushi. Davidow’s hands-on Teach Me Sushi courses enabled his students to learn where they were most comfortable- their own kitchens. The approach soon caught on and the business took off, attracting interest from locals, corporations and London personalities.

"It seems so fitting that Teach Me Sushi is the app of the week in the UK – the place where it all began," Davidow said. "The enthusiasm that I received from the community when I first started offering lessons still encourages my instruction today."

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

Pricing and Availability:
Teach Me Sushi 1.0 is normally priced at $6.99. In celebration of its launch, throughout the month of July Teach Me Sushi is being offered at a special promotional rate of $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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OctoPaul 1.0,

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Dot Next today announces OctoPaul 1.0, a free and funny app for iPhone and iPod touch to consult the popular oracle octopus. This app is a funny way to choose between two choices when you can’t do it yourself. Better Restaurant or Pizza? Bus or Metro? Sea or Mountains? With OctoPaul the choice will be finally easy. Users can tell the octopus two choices and ask him to choose for them, once the oracle has given the verdict they can share it with their friends on Facebook.

With OctoPaul users can tell the octopus two choices and ask him to choose for them, once the oracle has given the verdict they can share it with their friends on Facebook. This app is a funny way to choose between two choices in all that moments in which you can’t do it yourself. It happens everyday: better Restaurant or Pizza? Bus or Metro? Sea or Mountains? With OctoPaul the choice will be finally easy.

Key features:
* Unlimited number of guesses
* Share the result with your friends on Facebook
* Compatible with iOS3 and iOS4
* High resolution graphics to take advantage of the new Retina Display on the iPhone 4

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 4.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
OctoPaul 1.0 is free available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Support for the game is available online.

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Okinawa Game: Keep Your Vitality 1.0.1

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iPhone App developer Happy Blue Fish Studio has announced Okinawa Game: Keep Your Vitality 1.0.1, their newest game for iPhone and iPod touch. Comprised of 4 entertaining mini-games, as well as a helpful information section, Okinawa Game: Keep Your Vitality offers an entertaining way to unlock the secrets of a longer life. A highly useful information section, gives users added details on all the foods and techniques used throughout the games.

The Japanese island of Okinawa has long been renowned for the longevity of its citizens, with many living well past 100. Now, Okinawa Game: Keep Your Vitality takes their diet, exercise and lifestyle secrets and packages them into 1 entertaining app that anyone can enjoy. Join Master Ki as he teaches everything you need to know about living a healthier life through 4 addictive, whimsical games – Foods, Meals, Mind and Body, offering numerous levels and in-game rewards.

In the Food mini-game, users must position their iPhone to catch the healthy ingredients and avoid those that have no place in your diet. The Meals mini-game takes take a "balanced diet" to a new level, as users must stack dishes in the correct order, in a high-speed race that will develop hand-eye coordination as well as better eating habits. The Mind mini-game teaches users 6 useful katas – choreographed movements used in martial arts – that can be practiced by users in the real-world to enhance relaxation and physical dexterity. The Body mini-game is a rhythm matching game that enhances memory and improves concentration.

A highly useful information section, gives users added details on all the foods and techniques used throughout the games. Through the immersive play found Okinawa Game: Keep Your Vitality, users can find all the tools they need to live a happier, healthier life. For more information on Okinawa Game: Keep Your Vitality visit the iTunes App Store or the Happy Blue Fish Studio website.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 11.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Okinawa Game: Keep Your Vitality 1.0.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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Fantasy Trader 1.0

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Locus Innovations today announces Fantasy Trader 1.0, the app that will let users to immerse themselves into the world of sports and feel the frenzy of the fast paced world of big money. Driven by supply and demand just as in real life, Fantasy Trader represents a virtual sports trading platform that enables sports enthusiasts to purchase and sell virtual sports shares with virtual money in a free market system.

The unique aspect of the app is in its social element. Fantasy Trader is a virtual sports trading platform that enables sports enthusiasts to interact and compete with each other and compare one athlete versus another in a highly competitive environment as well as find out what their real value is. Users can also join different clubs and make the whole trading experience even more enjoyable and fun.

Fantasy Trader is designed to bring the stock market literally into your pocket. It stands out for its real-time trading: transactions can be made on a round-the-clock basis, including off-season and during the game. Sports fans will have an opportunity to purchase sports stocks of their favorite athletes, assemble the best "Portfolio" and create additional demand and supply on the market. Increase or decrease of price depends completely on sports trading community and their sports acumen.

With a very handy navigation throughout different sections such as Portfolio, Market, Clubs, News and Info, the app is going to be very easy to use for both hardcore traders and fantasy sports fans.

"Our team has been working hard on delivering a great application to our users. We took every effort to make the app even more polished and to bring users together by implementing social component which is represented by clubs. I’m sure everyone will enjoy Fantasy Trader!" said Raj Patel, the co-founder of Locus Innovations.

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

Pricing and availability:
Fantasy Trader 1.0 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available on the App Store in the Sports category.

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Bike Repair 1.0

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Atomic Software today announces Bike Repair 1.0 their new time and money-saving app for iPhone and iPod touch. Always at the ready on the road or at home, Bike Repair is an easy-to-use, step-by-step reference guide to dozens of common bike repair issues. It will pay for itself the very first time it’s used. From changing tires to rear derailleur adjustment, Bike Repair offers detailed instruction on over 2 dozen common repairs that work for every major brand of bicycle.

From changing tires to rear derailleur adjustment, Bike Repair offers detailed instruction on over 2 dozen common repairs that work for every major brand of bicycle. Written in plain-English, the easy to understand instructions are perfect for casual and serious riders alike, with none of the repairs requiring any special tools. Repair instructions are straight to the point, without unnecessary texts that distract users from the problem at hand.

Repair instructions are supplemented by 90 studio-quality photos that illustrate exactly how each repair should be performed. Each photo provided added tips to ensure the repair is performed correctly the first time. Since many bike repair issues occur while riders are on the road, Bike Repair is the perfect companion that goes wherever the rider goes. No longer will users have to search the internet for answers that are often conflicting, or to find a bike repair shop for expensive repairs or maintenance services. Bike Repair is the perfect companion for anyone who likes to save money or do things themselves.

Updates are already planned for Bike Repair, adding additional solutions and repair procedures, which will make the app even more valuable. All current app owners will receive subsequent updates for free once they are released. For more information and screenshots, visit the iTunes App Store or the Bike Repair website.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 5.5 MB

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

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LUXE City Guides Mobile 1.0.1

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LUXE Asia, Ltd. and CSL have released a series of LUXE City Guides Mobile 1.0.1 for iPhone users. There are apps for ten different cities in the collection so far, with ten more being added shortly. For the past seven years, these straight shooting, ‘take no prisoners’ guides have been best selling books, receiving acclaim from Vanity Fair, The New York Times and other publishers of note. Now, LUXE City Guides bring their no nonsense attitude and travel expertise to the mobile market.

Hong Kong, Asia – Announcing that LUXE Asia, Ltd. and CSL, the developers of LUXE City Guides Mobile, has launched the popular, well known city guides for iPhone users. There are apps for ten different cities in the collection so far, with ten more being added shortly. For the past seven years, these straight shooting, ‘take no prisoners’ guides have been best selling books, receiving acclaim from Vanity Fair, The New York Times and other publishers of note. Now, LUXE City Guides is bringing their no nonsense attitude and travel expertise to the mobile market.

In collaboration with developers CSL-1010, LUXE Asia Ltd has transformed the first ten of many city guides from best selling books to best selling mobile applications. The apps are compatible with numerous handsets, including the iPhone and Blackberry. The full listing can be found on the LUXE City Guides website.

The city guide apps have already been creating a buzz with users and those who are watching to see if the apps outsell the books. Part of the appeal is the painfully candid entries from the location specialists. There’s no room for fluff or nonsense in these guides. If a store, eatery or service sucks, users know because it will be stated very clearly and sometimes a bit irreverently. So far, the developers have released ten city guides, with ten more soon to follow. Currently, the following cities are ready for download:

* Bali
* Sydney
* Paris
* Hong Kong and Macau
* New York
* Rome
* Singapore
* Bangkok
* London
* Shanghai

Each city covered in LUXE City Guides’ listings has a minimum of twenty-five resident writers, people who live and breathe the city they are covering. Brutal honesty is the criteria for the short yet succinct review entries. If it’s good or if it’s bad, it’s the truth, with staff writers personally flying to each location to verify the facts inserted by the individual city writers. LUXE City Guides Mobile is the only app software in the world to offer this type of integrity and trustworthiness. The apps are all feature rich and leave nothing out. Still, LUXE City Guides welcomes any and all feedback from users.

LUXE City Guides Mobile offers a plethora of time-saving features:
* Content is developed by resident editors, 25 or more per city
* Staff editors fly to locations to personally double check the entries and information
* Free updates for a year at the click of a button
* When the free year is up, continued subscriptions are half price
* GPS allows optional downloadable maps or choose live Google Maps browsing
* Clickable websites and touch-call phone numbers
* Fully text-searchable with hyperlinked cross references
* Save favorites for easy reference and retrieval
* Build your own itinerary option
* 10 different city guides available with 10 more coming soon
* Try the free LUXE City Guides Mobile Lite version, available for New York and London

LUXE’s tagline is, "Smart Stuff for Busy People." Considering the amount of location scouring, double checking of facts and publishing of straight from hip reviews, travellers can save a lot of time and disappointment by taking a city guide along on a trip.
Learn more about these amazing applications by visiting the LUXE City Guides website. Purchase and download information can be found on the LUXE City Guides Mobile page on iTunes.

About 1O1O:
Launched in 1993, 1O1O is the prestigious brand of CSL Ltd, the leading Hong Kong mobile operator. Well-known for its quality network and premium customer services, 1O1O is not only the first choice for Hong Kong’s business users but it is also benchmark leader for the industry. 1O1O established a number of notable and highly successful firsts: 1O1O Next G(TM), 1O1O Concierge, 3G Video Sharing Service, F-Secure Mobile Security Service and a loyalty programme for its mobile users – 1O1O ClubBest(TM). The brand’s market leadership and superior customer service are highly recognized by the industry.

Device Requirements:
* 3G, 3GS iPhone
* Requires iPhone iOS 3.0 or later
* 3 MB to 8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
LUXE City Guides Mobile 1.0.1 is only $9.99 (USD) per city and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.
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AlwaysOnPC 1.0

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AlwaysOnPC announces AlwaysOnPC 1.0 for iPad and version 1.0 for Android. The virtual PC app liberates mobile users to browse any website on FireFox, and empowers them with over forty programs including a PC-caliber mobile Office suite. The OpenOffice suite lets users edit office documents and is fully open and save compatible with most common file types. Using FireFox with Flash inside AlwaysOnPC, users can finally browse the whole Web on their device.

AlwaysOnPC delivers a combination of productivity tools and capabilities that frees users from their desktops. The OpenOffice suite lets users edit office documents and is fully open- and save- compatible with most common file types including Word (.doc and .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), and Powerpoint (.ppt and .pptx).

Using FireFox with Flash inside AlwaysOnPC, users can finally browse the whole Web on their device. Although it does not yet support audio or full motion video (these improvements are coming soon) customers still enjoy access to their favorite sites like Facebook games, Google Analytics, and more.

Hosted in the Cloud, AlwaysOnPC offers an encrypted SSH connection from all devices. For users this means both rock-solid security as well as high performance for many common tasks. For example users can open large files, such as a PDF file, PowerPoint deck or Excel Spreadsheet from an email attachment or their Dropbox online storage folder, up to ten times faster than competing mobile solutions. Best of all, all the usage paradigms and personalization that people are familiar with on their computer can now be leveraged on their mobile phone or tablet, for example:

* Copy and paste text & graphics between apps like Office, Firefox, email, & photos
* Add browser toolbars like Google or Yahoo! toolbars
* Click to open email attachments directly into the office or imaging apps
* Multi-task: run Office apps and email, and still see Facebook or IM chats pop up
* Install FireFox Addons (a customer favorite is xMarks, which syncs passwords and bookmarks between the desktop PC and AlwaysOnPC, letting you browse without typing from your phone!)

Other features include:
* Dropbox folder included- just login
* Full-featured PDF reader
* Comprehensive image editing and Vector-graphic drawing programs
* Games like Chess, Blackjack, Solitaire, Hearts, Majongg, Sudoku & more
* 2 GB of online storage support (Other online storage services can be accessed via FireFox)

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch OS 3.0 or later; 2.2Mb
* iPad OS 3.2 or later; 1.2Mb

Pricing and Availability:
AlwaysOnPC is available today in two applications the iTunes Appstore in the Productivity category:
1) AlwaysOnPC iPad optimized for the large high-resolution iPad screen, and
2) AlwaysOnPC iPhone/iPod touch. Both are offered at a special introductory price of $9.99.
The app is also available in the Android Marketplace for same introductory price of $9.99.
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Moxier Wallet 1.5.1

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California based Emtrace Technologies, Inc. has released Moxier Wallet 1.5.1, an update to its popular password management tool for iPhone and iPod touch. Moxier Wallet is a secure personal information vault for managing and storing important frequently used information such as financial data, prescription and health info, vehicle and product data, as well as website logins and passwords. Moxier Wallet provides an intuitive solution to overcome consumers’ ever-expanding personal data needs.

Current and new users alike will enjoy the added features for iPhones and iPod touches. Moxier Wallet 1.51 is now optimized for iOS 4, the latest iPhone software update, and supports multitasking, which allows users to quickly copy and paste information from Moxier Wallet to another open application. Consumers can also easily tap on a URL link within Moxier Wallet to launch an "in-app" browser and access the web without shutting down Moxier Wallet. This feature improves the speed to which users can login to secure websites. Another added feature is the ability to automatically receive synchronized data when the application is launched, this ensures the accuracy of data across multiple devices.

Aside from offering increased usability and enhanced syncing capabilities, Moxier Wallet 1.51 delivers several new security features. Customers can now gently shake their iPhone or iPod touch and the app will instantly close, which rapidly locks unwanted viewers out. A password assistant provides users with quick, secure passwords. And consumers can opt to have clipboard data cleared upon exiting the app, which safely locks copied data within the application.

In addition to expanded security features, Moxier Wallet 1.51 offers users a new look and feel. A more prominently placed folder section has been provided to allow faster access to data including tagged data. Tags are a great way for users to quickly and easily categorize and retrieve information. A search bar at the top of every data page has been added to improve data retrieval. A duplicate option has also been created to effortlessly replicate similar records. And colorful section markers have been included to separate record lists more clearly.

"Moxier Wallet has been on the market for a year and this update shows that we are committed to improving it, making it more secure, and more user-friendly," said Mr. Naekwon Jung, CEO of Emtrace Technologies. "We encourage customers to try Moxier Wallet for free to see how easy and practical it is. After using Moxier Wallet for a few weeks, you’ll literally wonder how you got by without it."

Moxier Wallet Key Features:

* Simplified management of sensitive data such as credit card & bank account info, passwords, passport numbers, prescriptions, ATM PIN numbers, web logins, combinations, family information, product serial numbers, personal notes, and much more.

* Automatic synchronization of encrypted data to an online account, multiple Mac Computers, Windows PCs, and iPhones/iPod touches.

* Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) for viewing, navigating, organizing, and entering new data.

* Advanced data protection including 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard technology (AES-256), data masking, online backup, local backup, and local client encryption.

* Secure multi-device, multi-platform (record-to-record) data synchronization via SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for safe and reliable Internet-based data transfers.

* Customizable records, 20-character password generator, built-in templates, search options, record tagging, feature-rich icons, as well as self-destruct and system-lock features for added safety and convenience.

Moxier Wallet is a freemium software application for PCs, Macs, iPhones, and iPod touches. Consumers can download Moxier Wallet for free and use it for as long as they desire; however, to synchronize data between devices – such as to an online account or to one or more computers – a Premium Subscription is required. The Premium Subscription fee is a flat US$1.99 per month and there are no upgrade fees or individual client fees.

Additional product extensions of Moxier Wallet (iPad(TM), Android(TM), Blackberry(TM), and Windows(TM) Mobile) will be available in the future. To learn more about Moxier Wallet, please visit Moxier online.

Additional Moxier Products:
Moxier Mail is the world’s first Exchange Active-Sync(R) push email client for Android Smartphones. Featuring Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, Attachments, Folders, and Global Address List (GAL) Support; Moxier Mail is currently available at the Android Market. Moxier World is a handy global weather application featuring five-day weather forecasts, current weather conditions, live webcams, a Wikipedia(R) link for detailed city information, and a virtually unlimited favorites’ list supported by a huge city database. Moxier World is currently available at both the Android Market and the iTunes App Store.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 1.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Moxier Wallet 1.5.1 is a freemium download and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Moxier Wallet for Mac Computers and Moxier Wallet for Windows PCs are currently available as freemium downloads at Moxier.

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Firetask 3.0

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Independent developer Gerald Aquila has released Firetask 3.0, an update to his innovative task management app for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Firetask 3.0 is a totally redesigned, more natural task list user interface, featuring a new dedicated status control to the very left in each task list, clearly separated by a vertical orange line. Firetask now takes full advantage of the new possibilities of iOS 4 as well as the new iPhone 4 hardware.

Graz, Austria – The latest major release of Firetask, the most innovative task management app for the iPhone and iPod touch, now allows for flagging of next tasks. In contrast to earlier versions, Firetask’s unique "Today" view does not only show the first unscheduled task together with all due tasks, but also all flagged tasks in their defined order. This provides GTD(R) practitioners with much more precise control of their next task lists.

The second major change of Firetask 3.0 is a totally redesigned, more natural task list user interface. The previously combined priority-and-status control gives way to a new dedicated status control to the very left in each task list, clearly separated by a vertical orange line. The creators of Firetask believe that the new task list UI will provide for an even clearer and more effective GTD(R) task management experience. In addition, it more closely resembles the user interface of the upcoming desktop application for Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Furthermore, Firetask now takes full advantage of the new possibilities of iOS 4 as well as the new iPhone 4 hardware. The new version supports fast app switching and includes a complete set of high-resolution images making Firetask look great on the iPhone 4’s retina display. Last but not least, release 3.0 prepares the iPhone version also for syncing with the Firetask desktop application that is due to be released later this Summer.

Supported Languages:
* US English and German

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 2.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Firetask 3.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
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HiWord Universal 1.0

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IGameYou has released HiWord Universal 1.0, an interesting and challenging word game fit for both word newbies and gurus. The gameplay is much easy and straightforward, – just to make words using given characters. The interesting and challenging part is that your score is the frequency rank of the word you make. That is, the rarer the word, the higher the score. It is the only and unique word game based on word frequency in AppStore. It supports 86,800 words, and 19 levels.

The iPhone version of this game has already got 4 stars. This version adds iPad/iOS4 compatibility, plus 3 new features: list of 100 most popular words, list of 100 least popular words, and functionality to query frequency of any word.

Feature Highlights:
* 86,800 words supported
* 19 levels
* use word frequency for score, –the unique and only game in AppStore
* straightforward, challenging and easy to play
* can query frequency of any given word quickly
* online explanation
* list of 100 most popular words, and list of 100 least popular words
* list of player’s 100 most popular words, and list of player’s 100 least popular words
* OpenFeint leader board and achievement support

"Unique word game! The game is very easy to learn, and will put your word prowess to the test. What is nice, is that people of all word skill levels can play the game." – Mysticway

"I like the idea of scoring based on word rank, but it would be really cool to see a list say of the top 100 most common words and the bottom 100." – Picon

"Fun game, surprisingly challenging!" – mallorysd

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 13.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
HiWord Universal 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.

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Elasticr 2.0

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Dlux Studio has released Elasticr 2.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. An Alien invasion, a clumsy janitor, a vat of rubber and a burst of radiation lay the groundwork for the latest release of "Elasticr, the Stretchiest Superhero" game for the Apple iPhone. Fun for kids from five to one hundred, Elasticr’s is rated 4+ and is both suitable and enjoyable for children. Higher levels will test the skills of gamers of all ages as Elasticr encounters increasingly difficult obstacles.

The games hero Elasticr could very well be the distant cousin of Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four or Helen Parr, aka Elastigirl with his powers of super body elongation, allowing him to fling himself acrobatically around a room to avoid evil aliens, devious traps and sharp spikes as he struggles to save the human race.

In the latest version of Elasticr, Dlux Studios has added twenty additional levels along with a level chooser, full OpenFeint integration, and significantly more hair gel to manage Elasticr’s super sized pompadour. The Elasticr app’s physics engine creates realistic flying, bouncing and stretching effects unparallel in the app store.

Fun for kids from five to one hundred, Elasticr’s is rated 4+ and is both suitable and enjoyable for children. Higher levels will test the skills of gamers of all ages as Elasticr encounters increasingly difficult obstacles such as disappearing hand holds, spinning blades and numerous chances for electrocution. Please ignore the smell of burning rubber…

To experience the most fun with rubber since the first rubber band was shot across a room at a co-worker, find the Elasticr arcade game in the iTunes app store for only $0.99. Elasticr is compatible with all iPhone’s and iPod touch devices running iOS 3.0 or higher. Go ahead and run it on your iPad too… Elasticr is more than happy to stretch onto the bigger screen for you.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 9.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Elasticr 2.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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iPhone Secrets Lite 4.0

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Intelligenti has released Tips & Tricks – iPhone Secrets Lite 4.0, an update to their free help guide for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app includes tips related to iOS4 including how to access multitasking, how to use spell check, how to unify the Mail inbox, and more. The guide is also updated with a bonus chapter that gives the user three new and different tips every month to further their knowledge. Version 4.0 offers over 25 new tips, presented in a book like app.

Bristol, UK – Tips & Tricks – Intelligenti has released an update to their popular Tips & Tricks – iPhone Secrets Lite to include new iOS4 tips. With the app having been downloaded over 2 million times worldwide, version 4.0 offers new tips that will help all users. With this being a free app, it aims to be used by all getting acquainted with their device or those looking to learn some more.

The new update includes over 25 tips all presented in a book like app. The app is controlled by swiping from right to left to turn each page and users can also easily swap between chapters or go to individual pages. Each tip is presented with examples relevant to the user along with most tips including a picture illustration of how the tip works.

The app includes tips related to iOS4 including how to access multitasking, how to use spell check, how to unify the Mail inbox, and more. The guide is also updated with a bonus chapter that gives the user three new and different tips every month to further their knowledge.

‘This is a nice app for people who aren’t tech savvy. I know several people who have but don’t know all they can do. So I’m constantly showing them things. Now I will just recommend this app of the full version.’ – Sweetie-K, iTunes App Store 5 Star Review.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Tips & Tricks – iPhone Secrets Lite 4.0 is free to download and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Productivity category.

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Pazzi 1.2

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Cluebucket Software has released Pazzi 1.2 for iPad users. The tile board game, originally developed for the iPhone and iPod touch, has been updated specifically for use on the iPad, offering crisp, clear graphics for the expansive screen. Pazzi can be played with swiping moves, or by tilting the device alone to provide an extra challenge. Cluebucket Software’s adaptation to the ‘big screen’ now brings the fun to the iPad marketplace.

The previous Pazzi release worked beautifully on the iPhone and iPod touch but the introduction of Apple’s iPad meant some changes had to made. To accommodate the growing iPad market, Cluebucket developers got to work. Now, Pazzi works smoothly and perfectly on the bigger iPad screen. The graphics are crystal clear, the game is addictively fun and the challenge is, well, challenging.

The object of the game is to move colored tiles around until two or more of the same color are together at the edge of the board. Once there, they must be moved off the board, which is done with the swipe of a finger. An alternative, ‘no hands’ method of play has the Pazzi user making their moves only by tilting their device using the device’s accelerometer.

Pazzi Features:
* Crazy fun
* Swipe action for moving tiles
* Alternative challenge by playing using accelerometer only
* Crisp clear graphics, even on iPad

Pazzi is an Italian word, meaning ‘crazy’, as in ‘crazy fun’ and ‘crazy simple’.

Device Requirements:
* iPad or 3G iPhone, iPod touch available
* Requires iPhone iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 3.2 MB

Pricing and Availability
Pazzi 1.20 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
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Moxier Wallet 1.5.1

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California based Emtrace Technologies, Inc. has released Moxier Wallet 1.5.1, an update to its popular password management tool for iPhone and iPod touch. Moxier Wallet is a secure personal information vault for managing and storing important frequently used information such as financial data, prescription and health info, vehicle and product data, as well as website logins and passwords. Moxier Wallet provides an intuitive solution to overcome consumers’ ever-expanding personal data needs.

San Jose, California – Emtrace Technologies, Inc., a Smartphone solutions provider, has released an iPhone(TM) and iPod touch(TM) software update to its popular Moxier Wallet password management tool. Released in July 2009, Moxier Wallet is a secure personal information vault for managing and storing important frequently used information such as financial data, prescription and health info, vehicle and product data, as well as website logins and passwords. Featuring easy-to-use software, customizable settings, powerful encryption technology, and automatic multi-platform synchronization capabilities (PC/Mac/iPhone/iPod touch); Moxier Wallet provides an intuitive solution to overcome consumers’ ever-expanding personal data needs.

Current and new users alike will enjoy the added features for iPhones and iPod touches. Moxier Wallet 1.51 is now optimized for iOS 4, the latest iPhone software update, and supports multitasking, which allows users to quickly copy and paste information from Moxier Wallet to another open application. Consumers can also easily tap on a URL link within Moxier Wallet to launch an "in-app" browser and access the web without shutting down Moxier Wallet. This feature improves the speed to which users can login to secure websites. Another added feature is the ability to automatically receive synchronized data when the application is launched, this ensures the accuracy of data across multiple devices.

Aside from offering increased usability and enhanced syncing capabilities, Moxier Wallet 1.51 delivers several new security features. Customers can now gently shake their iPhone or iPod touch and the app will instantly close, which rapidly locks unwanted viewers out. A password assistant provides users with quick, secure passwords. And consumers can opt to have clipboard data cleared upon exiting the app, which safely locks copied data within the application.

In addition to expanded security features, Moxier Wallet 1.51 offers users a new look and feel. A more prominently placed folder section has been provided to allow faster access to data including tagged data. Tags are a great way for users to quickly and easily categorize and retrieve information. A search bar at the top of every data page has been added to improve data retrieval. A duplicate option has also been created to effortlessly replicate similar records. And colorful section markers have been included to separate record lists more clearly.

"Moxier Wallet has been on the market for a year and this update shows that we are committed to improving it, making it more secure, and more user-friendly," said Mr. Naekwon Jung, CEO of Emtrace Technologies. "We encourage customers to try Moxier Wallet for free to see how easy and practical it is. After using Moxier Wallet for a few weeks, you’ll literally wonder how you got by without it."

Moxier Wallet Key Features:

* Simplified management of sensitive data such as credit card & bank account info, passwords, passport numbers, prescriptions, ATM PIN numbers, web logins, combinations, family information, product serial numbers, personal notes, and much more.

* Automatic synchronization of encrypted data to an online account, multiple Mac Computers, Windows PCs, and iPhones/iPod touches.

* Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI) for viewing, navigating, organizing, and entering new data.

* Advanced data protection including 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard technology (AES-256), data masking, online backup, local backup, and local client encryption.

* Secure multi-device, multi-platform (record-to-record) data synchronization via SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for safe and reliable Internet-based data transfers.

* Customizable records, 20-character password generator, built-in templates, search options, record tagging, feature-rich icons, as well as self-destruct and system-lock features for added safety and convenience.

Moxier Wallet is a freemium software application for PCs, Macs, iPhones, and iPod touches. Consumers can download Moxier Wallet for free and use it for as long as they desire; however, to synchronize data between devices – such as to an online account or to one or more computers – a Premium Subscription is required. The Premium Subscription fee is a flat US$1.99 per month and there are no upgrade fees or individual client fees.

Additional product extensions of Moxier Wallet (iPad(TM), Android(TM), Blackberry(TM), and Windows(TM) Mobile) will be available in the future. To learn more about Moxier Wallet, please visit Moxier online.

Additional Moxier Products:
Moxier Mail is the world’s first Exchange Active-Sync(R) push email client for Android Smartphones. Featuring Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, Attachments, Folders, and Global Address List (GAL) Support; Moxier Mail is currently available at the Android Market. Moxier World is a handy global weather application featuring five-day weather forecasts, current weather conditions, live webcams, a Wikipedia(R) link for detailed city information, and a virtually unlimited favorites’ list supported by a huge city database. Moxier World is currently available at both the Android Market and the iTunes App Store.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 1.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Moxier Wallet 1.5.1 is a freemium download and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Moxier Wallet for Mac Computers and Moxier Wallet for Windows PCs are currently available as freemium downloads at Moxier.

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PictureTrivia 1.1

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Picture Trivia has released PictureTrivia 1.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The application is a trivia game that uses beautiful photographs, rather than words to illicit responses from the app’s users, who study a picture to figure out what global location it is then answer by tapping a multiple choice selection. There are three levels of gameplay, with the most difficult one offering skyline views of lesser known destinations that challenge even well seasoned travelers.

There are a whopping six hundred photographs in three difficulty levels in the PictureTrivia app. Users must try to figure out what destination is being shown then tap a selection from the multiple choices listed at the bottom of the device screen. The more correct answers a user has, the higher their score and the greater their potential for making the top five spot on the app’s online leaderboard.

PictureTrivia offers three levels of difficulty for its trivia players. The easy level contains photos of places that most people recognize, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Naturally, the Medium level is harder but Difficult is not for the faint of heart. Even the well traveled are usually stumped here, where more obscure locations are photographed in more obscure ways. The app displays lesser known destinations shot from a skyline view and asks users to guess the location.

Features included in PictureTrivia:
* 600 Photos from famous destinations all around the world
* Easy, Medium, and Hard Levels
* Get more information about each destination by clicking the "info" button
* Players can compete against other users for the top 5 spots by uploading high scores to the online leader board
* Two finger pinching to zoom in or out on pictures
* Rotate the Device to view in landscape or portrait mode
* Automatically save high scores locally by clicking the home icon
* Navigate to already answered questions by clicking the back or forward arrows
* Complete a difficulty level and earn an achievement checkmark on the main screen
* Users can listen to their own music while playing

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch, iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later
* 29.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
PictureTrivia 1.1 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
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Air Soccer 1.0

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Brazilian start-up Pedala Games has released Air Soccer 1.0, for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Air Soccer is a mix of the excitement of soccer with the fun and ease of an "Air Hockey" game, including graphics and sounds which were developed to make the player feel in a real soccer stadium. Designed to make the user feel like a real soccer stadium, play with the 32 FIFA 2010 World Cup teams, including USA, Brazil and the world champion, Spain.

In the one-player mode, the artificial intelligence designed specifically for the game makes each of the opponent teams have their own game difficulty, according to the behavior in the real world. There is also a way two-player mode, which allows the user to play against a friend using only an iPhone or iPod touch. But the main feature is the sounds, identical to a real soccer match. The crowd interacts with each move, play the vuvuvelas and explodes with every goal scored.

Here’s a sum of the game characteristics:
* Fun and easy gameplay
* Play with FIFA 2010 World Cup(TM) teams
* Opponents artificial intelligence (1-player mode)
* Realistic soccer stadium sounds
* 2-player mode

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 6.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Air Soccer 1.0 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. In Europe and Asia, the game is called Air Football and is available in the App Stores of each country in these regions.

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Financial Concepts & Tools for Managers

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Chicago based Intersog LLC has announced that their mLearning application, Financial Concepts & Tools for Managers is available for both the iPhone and iPad. Financial Concepts & Tools 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 provide a roadmap to better financial management. Detailed explanations are provided for each right or wrong answer and tests can be saved and retaken.

Financial Concepts & Tools 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 provide a roadmap to better financial management. 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 tests. 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.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 3.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pocket Manager: Financial Concepts & Tools for Managers 1.0 is $29.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.

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PlingPlong 2.2

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Wil Richardson has released PlingPlong 2.2 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. PlingPlong 2.2 is a maddeningly addictive game that’s reminiscent of bumper pool. Users have a limited number of tries to Fling the Plong (like a ball) at the stationary Plings (like a bumper) to light them up. The game is over when they light up all of the Plings, or run out Flings, but there’s a catch. If they Plong a Pling twice, it deactivates; and they must use another Fling to re-light it.

Many unsuspecting users have already fallen prey to the addictive nature of this game. To add to the madness, users can save their high scores and check their global ranking on the worldwide leader board. Many users can’t stop themselves from going back and trying to beat their old scores to improve their ranking. With 25 levels of play, each more difficult than the last, it could take a long time to finish a game. Fortunately, when the user leaves the app, PlingPlong 2.2 remembers where they left off and takes them back to that level when they return.

PlingPlong 2.2 features include:
* 25 levels of increasingly difficulty, pulse-pounding play
* Online leader board to monitor progress
* Last level game recall to continue toward mastering the Plings
* Bonus points for using fewer moves
* Simple design
* User friendly controls
* Colorful graphics
* New and improved tutorial

The controls are easy to use, so players can focus on the game. All that is required is a simple swiping gesture to Fling the Plongs, and plenty of strategy and finesse.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 1.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
PlingPlong 2.2 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Puzzle & Strategy) category.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plingplong/id368605787?mt=8

Screwed!

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Fishington Studios has released Screwed! – Survival Tools for Today’s World 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Unlike other emergency survival apps that just tell the user how to escape a bad situation; this one gives users all the tools they need to get away completely unscathed. Whether they’re lost in the woods or fighting zombies and vampires, device toting adventurers need only read up on the situation, then use the tools available in the app to help them escape.

This app is fun, informative and easy to use. Features that make this the only app a user needs in an emergency include:
* Zombie Translator
* Zombie Sound Bomb
* Flashlight
* Wilderness Survival Manual
* Psychology Tests
* How to escape twilight fans
* Rejection lines for all occasions
* Vampire Repellent
* iPhone motion sensor alarm
* 2012 countdown
* Match drawing game
* Coordinate locator with email
* Teslameter/EMF tripwire ghost hunting tool
* Pocket mirror with list of uses
* Urban dictionary
* 12 inch ruler
* Compass

Humorous features like the Zombie translator and vampire fighting tools make this app a great conversation starter; but with serious, real world survival tools like a flashlight, compass, and coordinate locator with in app email capability, Screwed! – Survival Tools for Today’s World 1.0 offers iPhone iPod touch and iPad users a complete worst case scenario toolbox.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Screwed! – Survival Tools for Today’s World 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) for a limited time, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities and Entertainment categories.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/screwed-survival-tools-for/id379544465?mt=8

Laddersnake 1.0

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yianni-software today announces Laddersnake 1.0, their new board game for Apple’s revolutionary iPad device. Setting traps, stunning players and jumping forward are just some of the added features. The original premise of snakes and ladders is at the heart of Laddersnake but this is only the start. Up to 4 players can player and each get 4 bonuses at their disposal to unleash attacks onto their opponents.

Whilst the original game is timeless, hitting the digital arena has allowed the developers to introduce more exciting additions to the game. The original premise of snakes and ladders is at the heart of the game but this is only the start. Up to 4 players can player and each get 4 bonuses at their disposal to unleash attacks onto their opponents.

Just as he did with the success of his first iPad game Chance! HD, Alex was able to try the game out with his two young boys, given they were within his target audience for the game. "Seeing their reactions as the game evolved was extremely useful and priceless feedback", Alex adds.

The game is certainly not limited to small kids either; Big kids will find this game entertaining as it brings an additional strategic aspect to the game. Laddersnake allows players to interact with each other in a more compelling way. Players can use their bonuses to knock players back or advance themselves. "The cool part of the game is that players can invoke the bonus either before or after they move their playing piece.", Alex sums up.

If you find yourself alone one night, Laddersnake can keep you entertained as it allows players to play against the computer players unlike the analog version of the game. The game supports 3 different sized game boards, depending on how much time you have to spare. Laddersnake takes yianni-software up it’s 10th iOS application and 3rd iPad app.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 6.3 MB

Pricing and availability:
Laddersnake 1.0 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available exclusively in the App Store in the Games – Board category. More information on Laddersnake and other yianni-software iPhone applications is available on the yianni-software website.

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