Daily iPhone App Digest – 10/04/10

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Words Magic 1.0

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Shaverma Games today is pleased to introduce Words Magic 1.0, their challenging, new word-building game for iOS. Deceptively simple in its premise, the player must connect a starting word and an ending word. This is done using linking words which are only a single letter different from the previous word. For example, the player must select from the following to connect "bend" and "bank": end, band, blend, bead, bed, and bond. The answer, "band", is obvious, but higher levels of gameplay are quite difficult, involving two, three or more linking words.

Words Magic launches in portrait mode to display the game’s master of ceremonies, a standing bear with a sorcerer’s hat and magic wand. Two-thirds of the way down the screen is a large blue cloud containing small, white clouds. Using the previous example, the first white cloud contains the starting word "bend", the second gray cloud contains a question mark, and the third white cloud contains the ending word "bank". The six choices for correct linking word each appear in small white clouds in the night sky, above and below the large blue cloud that serves as the puzzle space. In the event that a player selects an incorrect linking word, the last two clouds turn gray, and the message appears, "Two gray clouds don’t connect! Touch the white one to step back and find another way!"

Feature Highlights:
* Deceptively simple premise – extremely challenging at higher levels
* Logical game of letter substitution to transform words
* Many levels of play with tasks at each level
* Many hours of gameplay for all ages
* Extremely easy to learn
* Challenges the player to think several steps ahead

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4 tested)
* 0.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Words Magic 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
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Fit Your Body

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Announcing Fit Your Body, the developer of Tabata-Timer, has launched an exciting new product for iPhone and iPod touch users who are serious about fitness. The application is an interval timer for professionals such as sports people or personal trainers, who are looking for maximum results in minimal time with their fitness regime. Users can reap enormous benefits from using Tabata-Timer for only four minutes a day, which is far faster than with conventional workout methods.

Tabata-Timer is a new product that is sure to excite fitness pros everywhere. Based on the Tabata Protocol, the app is an interval timer, meaning that users workout intensely for twenty seconds then rest for ten seconds, for eight sequences of exercise.

What this method of working out offers users is maximum results in minimal time, based on only four minutes of exercise per day. Naturally, people can use it longer but in that short span of time, when done daily, they enhance their stamina, benefit aerobically and anaerobically, and stimulate fat burning. Essentially, they get fit in four minutes a day.

The Tabata-Timer application is laser focused on providing results-driven interval timing. Its interface has been reduced to include only necessary functions:
* Clean, basic, easy to use interface
* Get fit in only 4 minutes a day!
* Interval timer is based on Tabata Protocol method of working out
* Offers increased aerobic and anaerobic benefits, as well as fat burning
* Gives maximum results in minimal time
* Perfect for fitness pros or those passionately committed to fitness

Although a person needs to use Tabata-Timer for only four minutes each day, the speed of results far exceeds those achieved using conventional workout methods.

Device Requirements:
* 3G iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later
* 0.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Tabata-Timer 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.

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iniatlas Anatomy

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Announcing ec-europe, the developer of Miniatlas Anatomy, has released their latest update for iPhone,iPod touch, and iPad users. The application is a comprehensive resource, providing a huge database of anatomy images with explanatory texts that help doctors effectively communicate with patients and peers. Miniatlas Anatomy covers every part of the human body, making it a physician’s perfect pocket tool.

Miniatlas Anatomy is an incredibly detailed resource for doctors, students or anyone interested in anatomy. Primarily though, it is a doctor’s best friend and perfect pocket tool, helping them to explain anatomy, physiology or pathology to patients and peers. The app contains an enormous database of detailed and labeled images, accompanied by explanatory text. There are twelve chapters or categories, covering everything from skin to the endocrine system. Users can browse or type in what they’re looking for to quickly and easily find a specific part of the anatomy.

With Miniatlas Anatomy, doctors are able to present diagnosis and solutions to health issues via illustrations, which helps to provide clarity. They are also able to pinch-zoom in on focus areas and email an entire image or any part of one. Medical students will also find Miniatlas Anatomy a great resource, mainly due to the comprehensive coverage of the human anatomy and the great detail provided for each illustration.

Miniatlas Anatomy offers a number of incredible features:
* A huge database of detailed and labeled anatomy images
* Each illustration has an explanation text beneath it
* Pinch-zoom to any section of the picture
* Twelve different categories of anatomy offered for browsing
* Easy search – just type part of anatomy required
* Email any image or section of an image needed
* Helps physicians to effectively and more easily communicate with their patients
* Perfect resource for med students
* Available in English or Spanish localization
* Works in portrait or landscape mode

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

Pricing and Availability:
Miniatlas Anatomy 1.2 is only $5.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category
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Blue Hole

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Blue Hole, one of the hottest iPhone game apps currently on the App Store, has arrived on Apple’s What’s Hot category after only a week and half!

Leaders Association, Inc., the developer of Blue Hole, and other apps such as "Swine Flu", "Trap Master", and "Urban Ducklings", has announced that Blue Hole version 1.1 is now available for immediate download. This version adds a few new features including the expansion of iOS compatibility from 4.0 and above to 3.0 and above. The app’s loading time has been considerably shortened and the app’s icon image has been updated.

The Blue Hole App delivers non-stop action in a game that you won’t put down for hours! The scene of the deep blue ocean, the sensation of descending deeper and deeper with amazing underwater sounds while dodging marine mines, deadly fish, and other obstacles on your quest to set a new record will keep you playing this new iPhone game for hours! Combined with amazing graphics and constant thrills Blue Hole is a ‘must have app’ for anyone who enjoys games and is looking for the next big game for the iPhone.

Learn How to Play in Seconds:
* Navigate your submarine around obstacles by tilting your phone to the left and right
* Tap the screen repeatedly to brake and slow down your submarine through treacherous spots
* Earn bonus points by hitting objects along your path. Earn extras point after collecting 10 bonus items. You can earn as many as 9 times the normal points by collecting the bonus items
* Earn the right to use additional submarines when you reach certain score thresholds
* Scoring for health points, brake gauge, bonus counter, and total score displayed at the top of your screen
* Full 3D graphic design, sound, and special effects
* Ocean environment continuously changes as you reach deeper into the bottom of the trench
* New sea monsters appear as you go deeper into the ocean
* Special items including turbo booster and the shield are obtained as you descend deeper and deeper
* Clear over 30 missions to earn OpenFeint achievement rewards

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

Pricing and Availability:
Blue Hole App 1.1 is available for worldwide immediate download for the iPhone and iPod touch at the Apple App Store for an introductory price of $.99.
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Fly Effect Real 3D 1.0

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Announcing Advanced Global Solution AGS SpA, the developer of Fly Effect Real 3D 1.0, has released a unique product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The application is a brand new launch, bringing a rare concept to the marketplace. Fly Effect Real 3D is one of the few existing games in the world that offers users not only two dimensional play but also 3D. Users who wear 3D glasses while enjoying the game get to experience a real feel of racing through a Superpunk universe, as they steer around obstacles and try not to run out of fuel as they rack up points.

Fly Effect Real 3D is truly unique and at this point, rare. The app does allow users to play in regular two dimensional but it is among the first few games in the world that requires the use of 3D glasses with red and cyan lenses to enjoy three dimensional effects.

Naturally, the game download does not supply the glasses, players must use their own. When they do, they are rewarded with an amazing, realistic game venue, complete with speed, action and plenty of challenge. Two dimensional play offers the same fun but the graphics and the feel of the game do not have the same impact.

The game’s setting is a fantasy Superpunk universe. Players are raced through tunnels, trying to steer around obstacles, pick up bonus objects and use as little fuel as possible. Speed, which can be selected as slow, normal, fast or extreme, is not controlled by the player. The app operates the gas pedal and there is no brake.

Players can adjust the control settings to match their driving style, though. All moves are made with the accelerometer, so a steady hand can be a big help for serious players.

Of course, the object is to get the highest score possible. It will take practice for some players, as this is a challenging game. Once they feel confident though, users will want to take advantage of the app’s OpenFeint support to compare their scores with other players around the world, as well as their friends on Facebook.

These are some of the features in Fly Effect Real 3D:
* Play in 2D or amazing stereoscopic Real 3D mode
* Spacecraft completely controllable by accelerometer
* 10 different challenging levels
* Each level playable with 4 different speeds: slow, normal, fast, extreme
* Edit control settings to match driving style
* OpenFeint enabled
* Facebook sharing
* Version 1.0 contains Earth World
* Coming soon – Air World and Water World, each with 10 exciting levels

Currently, Fly Effect Real 3D comes with Earth World, which contains ten levels. AGS plans on adding Air World and Water World in the app’s next update.

Device Requirements:
* 3G, 4 iPhone and iPod touch, iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 37.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Fly Effect Real 3D 1.0 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category
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iBaby (Perfect Parent) 1.05

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Announcing Allapps, the developer of iBaby (Perfect Parent), is proud to release their latest update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The application is a unique offering that allows users to select the gender and ethnicity of a child then are presented with a virtual newborn to care for. iBaby provides a life-like parenting experience, which is not only educational but as entertaining as life with any baby can be. The iBaby cries when it needs something and the virtual parents must tend to the problem, just like in real life.

iBaby (Perfect Parent) is a unique application for iDevice owners who want a true to life experience of what it’s like to care for an infant.

With iBaby, users start out by selecting whether they want their adorably cute baby to be a boy or a girl, and choose which ethnic group they want their baby from. After that, the real parenting begins.

Just as in any household that has a new baby, the iBaby cries whenever it needs comforting, feeding, a diaper change or isn’t feeling well. Parents must tend to their baby’s needs, whether that means rocking, patting the back in a soothing way, taking it to the doctor or giving it medicine. The app provides all the tools necessary for complete care.

These are some of the features that come with iBaby (Perfect Parent):
* Adorable interface and newborn babies to choose from
* Select which gender the baby will be
* Select which ethnic group the baby will be from
* Life-like and sometimes challenging parenting experience
* iBaby details can be mailed to others

People trying to decide whether or not to start a family can learn a lot about baby care here, while at the same time, have a lot of fun. When baby is happy, healthy and comfortable, it rewards mommy and daddy with a heartwarming smile. Again, just like in real life and almost every bit as satisfying.

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

Pricing and Availability:
iBaby (Perfect Parent) 1.05 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.
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I Am Vampire

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Go Forth Apps today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of I Am Vampire 1.2 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. I Am Vampire allows users to transform themselves into a realistic "Twilight-style" Vampire using the iPhone camera or photos from their albums. In celebration of 100,000 downloads, new features have been added to this version including rotatable fangs, fang lighten/darken effects to match photo, and an undo button for removing misplaced sparkle.

New 1.2 Features:
* Rotatable fangs
* Lighten/darken fangs
* Undo button for misplaced sparkle

Original app highlights:
* Works with photos taken with your iPhone camera or from your photo library
* Add eye color (topaz, crimson or black)
* Add impressive "vampire glow" effect
* Add fangs and skin sparkle (both optional)
* Save results to photo library or share via email, Facebook or Twitter

Device requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (in compatibility mode)
* iOS 3.0 or higher (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 3.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
I Am Vampire 1.2 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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StepMeter PRO version 1.0

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A young and passionate iPhone developer company, ivoxBytes has launched a health and fitness product in the market called StepMeter PRO version 1.0. This product utilizes the famous build-in accelerometer. Users are able to measure and set steps target to be taken daily and conveniently know their accomplishments on calarie burnt immediately. The app promotes health, fitness and effortless counting on steps and enjoyable for everyone.

The StepMeter PRO is very effective app where it is capable to track down the calorie burnt by walking, running or doing your treadmill as this app can works in any direction. The app will smartly show users the amount of progress that has been done for the day. It will also show the counts of steps, the distance or miles that the user has gone, the workout time and the calorie that was being burned, which mostly what everybody would love to know! Functions are just simply easy to use where you just need to click the Go button and you can start to measure your steps and calorie burnt. Clicking Reset button would come back to Zero where you can start your counters all over again.

Most often, people will start to be discouraged after certain of time when doing an activity or exercise alone. The amazing thing about this app is it allows users to share or publish their accomplishment to all their friends in Facebook by one click on the Facebook Share button. This would introduce a healthy fun challenge and inspire user’s friend to join and giving support to each other regardless of where the friends are.

Support iPhone/iPod touch with build-in accelerometer. This app has been tested thoroughly in an 8GB 2nd Gen. iPod and iPhone 3G (iOS 4.1 tested).

Features:
* Works in any direction
* Data are all saved in device
* Smart step monitor mode
* Steps calibration
* US Units / Metrics support
* Sensitivity Adjustment
* Preset sensitivity and manual set
* Share your exercise details on Facebook

Quick guide:
1. Calibrate the app by going to setup and adjust the sensitivity.
2. Tap Go button to smart monitoring steps (walk / run).
3. Put iPhone / iPod touch in your pocket and start walk / run.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 0.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
StepMeter PRO 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.

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Camera illusion 1.0

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Mobile illusion has released Camera illusion 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Camera illusion is an application that lets you turn a camera phone in a new way of capturing reality. To achieve this you can combine filters, effects and masks. You will find filters, from classic monochrome or sepia to other more original and innovative as the pencil, thermal, oil and more. You can also select from several effects, eg, fat, mirror, mosaic, fisheye, or light tunnel.

With the masks you will be able to choose how to frame your picture in a funny way. You’ll have the possibility to get inside a monitor, appear in a wanted poster or even look like a painting on a brick wall. And all this can be previewed in real time before deciding the photo you want.

Feature Highlights:
* 17 filters: mono, negative, sepia, aqua, old photo, pencil, chalk, emboss, lomo, thermal, comic, x-ray, oil, black & white, red channel, green channel and blue channel
* 12 effects: thin, fat, tall, short, horizontal/vertical mirror, pixelization, fisheye, mosaic, light tunnel, pinch & twirl
* 8 masks: frame, wanted poster, garden sign, monitor, bricks, cork board, menu board & negative

Supported Languages:
* US English, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch (4th gen)
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.1 MB

Additional functionality for iPhone 4:
* Use front camera for fun photos
* Enable LED flash/torch to light the pictures better

Pricing and Availability:
Camera illusion 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

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Touchy

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Touchy, by Inventor Dan Zen, is an iPhone / iPod touch game available at the Apple App Store that encourages physical and social play. The rules of Touchy are simple: players try to physically touch each other’s screens without letting their own screen be touched. The mobile mediated game provides a target for each device and a timer that each player activates at the same time. The more a player’s screen is touched and held, the more points they lose. The player with the most points left when time is up is the winner. Game duration and player handicap can be set. Wins, ties and losses are listed and totaled. The game has been designed so that there is no need for Internet connection, making it portable to play with friends in any location.

"Most, if not all, mobile games are played in the device and it is refreshing to see players interact physically in a social manner with the aid of technology", says Zen. To ensure people understand that the game takes place in the physical world, Touchy TV has been launched where hosts commentate on videos of people playing Touchy. Featured players include people in night clubs, parents with their children, executives at conferences and kids on couches. Touchy is a game that anyone can play but it is expected that the most social impact will be with teens during school breaks to help further friendships.

Touchy has been called the "Ancient Game" where one imagines cavemen playing keep-away with a slab of meat. But Touchy is a mutual keep-away game making the play more like a sword duel where each player tries for the other’s target locking them in an eternal battle. Players experience a sense of wrestling but it is agility that is being tested rather than strength. This makes playing Touchy a unique and pleasant experience, one that has surprised and delighted players of all ages. Game players put on quite the spectacle for bystanders as they express their primal urges!

The Touchy Facebook page includes the Touchy Duel application that lets users challenge friends to a game of Touchy. Many playful options are available so users can construct challenges of their choosing such as, "I, [Your Name], being tenth generation ninja, do hereby publicly challenge [Friend Name] to a game of Touchy anywhere there is pizza. I would also like [Second Friend] to attend so they can seethe with jealousy." The challenge is posted on Facebook walls to help spread news of the game. It is hoped that with the help of an enthusiastic public, Touchy will become a long-lasting beacon for creative and relevant mobile applications and spread joy to all who play.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 2.0 or later
* 0.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Touchy 1.1 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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FrontCam Mirror 1.0

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There have been mirror applications for the iPhone 3 in the past. But they were just black screens with some fancy borders at the edges, reflecting some of the surroundings. Now the iPhone 4 provides fantastic new opportunities. Using the front camera makes the iPhone the perfect makeup mirror on the go. Whenever the user needs to check on his or her appearance: if the iPhone is ready at hand there will be a makeup mirror, too. The new retina display is a beauty to look at. We think, FrontCam Mirror works even better than the old fashioned makeup mirror.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th gen)
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 0.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
FrontCam Mirror 1.0 is free for a limited time only and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. It saves the privacy of the user. There is no storing of private data to company servers and no posting onto Facebook.

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Chore Pad 1.2.2

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Nannek today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Chore Pad 1.2.2 for iPhone and iPod touch. Chore Pad’s intuitive interface is easy and fun to use. Look at a full week’s worth of chores at a time, or rotate the display to see just what needs to get done today. Drag and drop chores to re-order them as you see fit. See your weekly progress and total available stars at a glance. Reward histories help you track how stars are being used and data safeguards help protect against accidental changes. Here is a more complete list of Chore Pad’s great features:

Intuitive Chore Chart View:
* Landscape orientation shows a full week of chores for the selected user
* Portrait orientation shows just today’s chores in a more condensed format
* The current day is automatically highlighted in the chart
* Look to the future or review the past in landscape orientation with simple navigation arrows
* Simply touch a cell to mark a chore as complete
* Each chore displays its star value along with total stars earned for the current week
* Animations show stars flowing into each chore’s weekly total, and highlight checkmark and star totals as they build

Time Saving Chore Chest:
* Use the Chore Chest to add, edit or delete chore "templates"
* Set up chores to occur on any combination of weekdays and with repeat options
* Assign a value of 0 to 5 stars for each chore
* Simply touch a chore in the Chore Chest to copy it into the current user’s chore chart
* Customize a chore once it has been assigned to a user as needed

Robust Rewards System:
* Create rewards with custom star values
* Accumulate stars for every completed chore
* Cash out rewards at your convenience
* See reward histories for each user, complete with star values and days received

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

Pricing and Availability:
Chore Pad 1.2.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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Extreme Budget Planner 2.0

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Elite platinum has released Extreme Budget Planner 2.0, a new financial application that’s had iPhone users buzzing. Alex Sabonge of Elite platinum says that its much-needed Extreme Budget Planner is now ready for download. Extreme Budget Planner allows the user to see their balance in a calendar view. They can get bill reminders and even share the app with others. They can manage all their accounts – both personal and business – from one application instead of several.

"Most other budget programs only show what money you have left at the end of the month," Sabonge says. He adds, "That’s not how it works in real life. You have to know how much money you have on any given day so you can be more effective in planning your budget and spending your money."

Budget-Planner boasts many unique and useful features. Among them are:
* Balance Forecasting system
* Five financial calculators
* Test message bill reminders
* Transaction scheduling

What does this mean? It means the user can …
* Determine the best time to spend on big purchases
* Get fast loan, tips, sales tax and discount information
* Organize unpaid bills to avoid late fees and bad credit
* Keep an accurate balance between accounts
* Organize income and expenses and monitor their balance daily

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later
* 2.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Extreme Budget Planner 2.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.

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The Beck Tour

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The University of Tennessee Community Partnership Center (CPC) has led the development of a mobile tourism application to encourage asset-based economic and community development in Knoxville. The CPC partnered with community organizations in Knoxville to create content for a walking tour to promote African-American heritage and cultural tourism in Knoxville.

The Beck Tour app is a free iPhone app that presents a walking tour featuring 13 historically and culturally significant sites in and around downtown Knoxville, TN. While at or near each your site, the app enables users to read brief narratives about the site’s importance and view photos of notable people and events related to a particular site. Adding to the uniqueness of this app, tour participants can view 4-6 minute videos about the historic and cultural significance at 10 of the sites.

The Beck Cultural Exchange Center, the lead community organization in the project, is a part of the Knox County Library System that researches, collects, preserves, and exhibits African-American achievements and culture. Additionally, the Carpetbag Theatre is a performing arts organization that created the digital stories, 4-5 minute videos that provide virtual interpretation of ten sites on the tour. All the content in the app was created by local historians, artists, designers, and software developers drawing upon the remarkable archives of the Beck Cultural Exchange Center.

In addition to the iPhone app, for non-iPhone users there is a mobile web version of the tour, as well as one tailored to laptop or iPad size screens that will be coming online soon.

From an economic and community development point of view, the project desires to attract people to downtown and adjacent neighborhoods and encourages them to stay in the community as long as possible. The tour will get people walking around, eating, shopping, and visiting retailers at their own pace, all while learning about the history and culture of Knoxville’s vibrant African-American community, which er hope will further encourage people to visit places throughout the greater community. Perhaps as important, building on Knoxville’s rich historic assets, the tour app will enrich the cultural identity of Knoxville. Getting people to become more aware of their heritage will instill a sense of place and community among residents.

We anticipate the Beck Tour to add many more tour locations in the months ahead, but the app will initially launch with the first 13. So enjoy what is the first of many location-based tourism applications sure to come for the City of Knoxville and the State of Tennessee.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Beck Tour 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.

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PhotoToMac

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Galarina has announced the release of PhotoToMac 2.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. PhotoToMac transfers photos and videos over Wi-Fi to a Mac shared folder. Multiple photos and videos can be transferred in batch. On devices running iOS 4, background transfer is supported.

The three step process is very easy:
1. Select a Mac from a list of file sharing Macs on the Wi-Fi network.
2. Select a folder from the list of Mac shared folders.
3. Select the photos and videos you want to transfer and tap the "Transfer" button. Any photo or video that’s available in the standard Photos app can be transferred.

PhotoToMac requires no cables, no internet connection, no browser and no emails. The only requirement is that the iPhone or iPod touch is on the same Wi-Fi network as the Mac.

"A lot of people find it cumbersome that they have to connect their device with a cable to their Mac every time they want to transfer some photos or videos." said Chris Cornelis, founder and CEO of Zwijndrecht, Belgium based Galarina. "This is where PhotoToMac comes to the rescue. It all started about 18 months ago with the first version that only transferred Camera Roll photos. The new version transfers any photo or video wirelessly from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a Mac."

PhotoToMac runs on iPad and has support for JPEG photos imported via the iPad Camera Connection Kit. Photos and videos can also be transferred to a Time Capsule or an Airport Express with an attached hard disk.

System Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch 3.1 or later
* Mac OS 10.4 or higher

Pricing and Availability:
PhotoToMac 2.0 is available worldwide in the App Store Photography category for 1.99 (USD). A demo video is available on the PhotoToMac website. There is a free version of PhotoToMac available. PhotoToMac Free downscales the photos and transfers videos in low quality.

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Pew Pew Land

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London, United Kingdom – Mobile Force Corp, an emerging developer of games specifically for utilization on mobile platforms, is pleased to announce that the developer’s multiplayer tower defense game Pew Pew Land has been chosen to be globally featured by Apple on their many international App Stores. Pew Pew Land is a visually vibrant addition to the tower defense game subgenre and boasts functionality for on-line multiplayer capabilities. An international hit both critically as well as commercially, Pew Pew Land is now available for download as a featured app on the Apple App Store.

Pew Pew Land offers a full featured mobile gaming experience. The app includes two unique modes of play, Arcade and Endless. As the titles imply Arcade mode is set up as a finite number of levels while Endless mode challenges the player in a game of attrition as they progress through the game without end until defeated. The game also offers players the choice between single player matches and heads-up matches with other opponents via Wi-Fi connection. A Detailed help manual as well as interactive online score tracking options from Open-Feint are included as well.

An established global success, Pew Pew Land has been featured in the iTunes App Store’s "What’s Hot!" category in more than sixty five countries and in the "Staff Favorites" category in an additional five. Pew Pew Land has remained a consistently popular title due to its peak quality and the unique appeal of the game’s on-line match capability. With its in-depth game play and strategic appeal it is no wonder this game has topped 1 million downloads and continues to be selected as a globally featured app by the premier global mobile application marketplace, the Apple App Store.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Pew Pew Land 4.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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iAmZombie 1.3.2

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iAmZombie 1.3.2 is now available for iPhone 4, iPhone and iPod touch devices. iAmZombie allows users to transform the people in their photos into hordes of undead. Users with an iPhone can take a new photo directly from within the app, and all users can choose existing photos already in the camera roll or photo library on their device. iAmZombie is optimized for the retina display and front camera, though it works on all iOS based devices.

"Brraaaaaaiiiiinnnnnsss." Moaned a neighbor moments after being turned into a Zombie. He then continued, "Unnnnngggghh," before being lead back home by his distraught wife.

Now all iPhone and iPod touch users can live this authentic zombie experience, and all they have to do is download the free iAmZombie app from the app store. It features 20 different zombie objects to add to your photos, and let’s users easily post them to Twitter, Facebook, email or just saved to the photo album for later.

Perfect for preparing for Halloween, scaring your Grandma, or just some good old-fashioned undead fun. iAmZombie is the latest release in the hit series of iLookApps. Prior titles include iArrPirate, iLookFunny and iLookGangsta. The next title iPrincess will be available in a few weeks.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 9.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iAmZombie 1.3.2 is an ad supported free app and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category. iAmZombie: Ad Free is also available for just $.99 or local equivalent.

Download From iTunes:

Commercial Calculations 1.0

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Commercial Calculations 1.0 is a simple tool to Calculate Purchase price, Profit, Sell price with or without tax , % Margin, % Markup and Coefficient multiplier of any product or supply. This is a handy app to have if you deal in a lot commercial sales and negotiations. There are no complicated formulas on the calculator or scribbles on scratch paper, everything is automated and instant. All you have to do is enter two values, and your VAT and the application does the rest.

There are no complicated formulas on the calculator or scribbles on scratch paper, everything is automated and instant. All you have to do is enter two values, and your VAT and the application does the rest. It is essential and always by your side when you trade negotiations is the ideal application for all business or commercial students. It is useful and very practical to have on hand.

App features:
* Calculate what you want
* Determine the desired mark
* Enter your own Taxes
* Send results by mail
* Multitasking and Retina Display ready
* All future updates are included with initial purchase

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

Pricing and Availability:
Commercial Calculations is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. All future updates are included with initial purchase.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id387618853?mt=8

Very Simple Game

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The iOS version of Very Simple Game reenacts the actual gameplay used by the kids at a party. Equipped with the same dialogue and actual hand gestures of the mind twisting game that had everyone confused. Parents watched as a group of teenagers played a strange game with their friends. The game consisted of a person showing sets of fingers, saying different numbers and repeating "This is a very simple game." at the beginning of each round.

The parents were amazed by the game and the amount of fun the kids were having. They joined in and tried to figure out the answer too. Like everyone else, they couldn’t figure out the puzzle after several attempts. One of the parents watching was an independent iPhone developer and thought this was a great app idea. A few weeks after the party, he figured out how he could turn the crazy hand game into a mobile game and told the kids about his idea. They were so excited and couldn’t wait to see the game in action on their phones.

Now several weeks later, Very Simple Game is available on Apple iOS devices: iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The iOS version of Very Simple Game reenacts the actual gameplay used by the kids at the party. Equipped with the same dialogue and actual hand gestures of the mind twisting game that had everyone confused.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Very Simple Game 1.0 is rated 4+ for everyone over 4 years of age. It 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://www.skhapps.com/very-simple-game/itunes.php

Pantheon

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Astar-Nevosoft announced the release of Pantheon for the iPad platform. The title offers involving match-3 gameplay presented against gorgeous visual backgrounds which include stunning scenes of animated waterfalls cascading down verdant cliffs and waves lapping sun-baked shores.

The base game mechanics is simple enough to make it easy to play for non-experienced players. You have to click on groups of colored gems which, when clumps of two or more standing adjacent to one another are tapped, they disappear from play and, following gravity’s rules, make way for those stacked above. The goal of each stage involves eliminating all gold-shaded squares by making matches using them before a candle-shaped time meter burns out. If successful, you move onto the next stage, with new gods added to your collection every few levels. If fail, you will lose one of four lives, with the game ending when this supply runs out.

The further you progress, greater obstacles (e.g., locked tiles only opened with specific gems, squares that must be used in multiple matches before they’ll lose their shading) are thrown at you. Power-ups are also offered when several stones are eliminated in a single move, such as bombs that explode, destroying all jewels around them, or lightning that disintegrates all gems of a single color. All of which come together to help create the comfortable, sometimes challenging, dynamics.

As an added bonus, the outing even features collectible trophies: statues and gilded ornaments-earned by accomplishing feats like making 10 successful quick moves or activating four lightning power-ups in a row. Collecting the entire set takes time, giving even veterans reason to keep pounding away at the program.

Key features:
* Different Power-ups
* Collectible trophies
* Beautiful soundtracks
* Animated backgrounds
* Well-balanced Play

A calm-inducing soundtrack is joined by a whole host of ambient noises including flowing water and chirping birds, ensuring a mellow experience. Subtle night and day effects only enhance the featured atmosphere that much further, guaranteeing a pleasant time.

Purchase and Download (iPhone/iPod touch): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id391972772

Business Card Reader 3.0

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ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone(R), the next evolution of its business card reading and contact management application. Version 3.0 expands the basic functionality of the application – capture of data from business cards and saving it to the mobile address book – with new features such as the ability to search for information about new contacts across popular social and business networks and Google Maps. The new unique functions of the application together allow business users to streamline contact management and reduce time spent on manual entry.

ABBYY Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone automatically transfers key information from business cards directly to the iPhone address book, allowing users to not only create new contact records, but also efficiently update existing ones. Leveraging the iPhone’s camera and ABBYY’s text recognition technology, the application intelligently locates each type of contact information (e.g. name, phone numbers, e-mail, etc.) on a card and saves it into proper data fields. Additionally, ABBYY Business Card Reader reads text in 17 languages including multilingual business cards.

"We try to understand and anticipate practical needs and preferences of our customers," said Olga Tolstunova, deputy director of the Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. "As a result, the new version of our business card reading solution for the iPhone expands users’ opportunities beyond traditional contact management. Its users can find and collect thorough information about a contact literally on the go."

ABBYY Business Card Reader 3.0 for the iPhone allows mobile workers to quickly learn more about a company or individual, via the ability to search across social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as in Hoover’s business database, directly from within the application. This capability provides mobile workers with insight into the contacts they make beyond what is included on their business card. The application also allows the user to look up a new address captured from a business card with Google Maps without requiring it to be saved in the mobile address book.

Version 3.0 further simplifies work with the application by highlighting uncertain characters in the captured text, eliminating the need to visually check all the data. In addition, it now comes with a new intuitive interface to bring more convenience, ease and joy of using the application.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch (4th generation)
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 12.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ABBYY Business Card Reader 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Version 3.0 expands the basic functionality – capture of data from business cards and saving it to the mobile address book – with new features such as the ability to search information about new contacts across social networks. It simplifies work with the application by highlighting uncertain characters in the captured text, eliminating the need to visually check all the data.

Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/app/abbyy-business-card-reader/id362101343?mt=8

GravBot

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GravBot is Team Phobic’s latest game for the iPhone and iPod touch, now available to try for free in the iTunes App Store! GravBot is a physics-based puzzle platformer, where the player decides which way is "up" as a little robot falls and pivots through each level. Collect all the batteries to win, but watch out. A wrong move could be deadly!

Each level presents a unique challenge. Find the right path, avoid enemies, spike traps and laser beams. Use levers, buttons and elevators to solve the puzzles. With the game’s physics, the simplest solution isn’t always what it seems, presenting a challenge for gamers of all ages.

Players earn a bronze, silver or gold metal for completing a level with the smallest number of pivots, and can compete with their friends’ best scores on Plus Leaderboards. GravBot includes twelve levels available to try for free. Two add-on level packs are available for purchase, each with twenty more levels to play.

Game Features:
* Play 12 levels for free
* Two level packs with twenty levels each, available for purchase
* high resolution support for iPhone 4 Retina Display
* Share your scores on Facebook
* Compete on Plus+ Leaderboards and collect awards
* Easy, intuitive controls suitable for all ages

Here’s what reviewers have to say about GravBot:

"GravBot looks and sounds absolutely great, with Retina Display enhanced graphics and catchy music and sound effects. I especially love the little blips and bloops that your robot will spout out during the game, and he has a ton of personality for essentially being a TV set with a wheel." – Touch Arcade

"[GravBot] is absolutely gorgeous, and it’s really well animated. Some slight 3D effects along with the 2D platformer graphics make it one of the better looking games on the iPhone and I must say that the developer has gone out of his/her way to make the game look good. Not everyday you get a game that has both gameplay and graphics right. " – NineOverTen

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 14.8 MB

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

Download From iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gravbot/id383450069?mt=8

iSoundGrid Halloween sound effect

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Mobz technologies today is proud to announce the launch of two new Halloween Apps for iPhone and iPad. These iSoundGrid Halloween sound effect apps for iPhone and iPad contain a specialy selected set of scary Halloween sounds. The iPhone edition is a FREE lite version of the iPad edition. With the new iSoundgrid-Halloween edition for iPad and iPhone you will bring Halloween alive, right in your room! The new iSoundGrid-Halloween edition will be the perfect App for creating an impressive Halloween musical ambiance during the Halloween season.

The special collection of stunning Halloween sounds will enable you to startle your guest at your Halloween parties, or leave a big impression at the trick or treat sessions. Just plug the device to your stereo set, play the buttons, switch to auto-play or just shake your device and awaken those creepy Halloween creatures and scary sound effects instantly.

Designed specially for the iPad, the iSoundGrid player can play up to 32 sounds simultaneously. Its theme based selection of 50 sounds is similar to many used by Hollywood movie makes and allows users to loop sound effects while also changing pitch and gaining (volume) of the played sounds. Users are able to instantly play multiple sound effects through the use of a well designed user-interface.

iSoundgrid-Halloween for iPhone features:
* Easy to use interface (kids proof)
* Professional high quality stereo sound effects
* Specially selected (scary) sounds
* Gain (volume) of sounds changeable
* High quality, crisp graphics
* 4 loopable ambient sounds
* 12 sound effects
* Pitch of sounds changeable
* Auto play timer mode
* Play on shake mode
* 3 configurable Play styles

Device requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:
iSoundGrid Cartoons for iPhone is FREE.
iPhone Version Free Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isoundgrid-halloween-for-iphone/id393281603?mt=8

Evil Quiz!

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In celebration of the upcoming Halloween season, SKH Apps, developer of the 101 question Evil Quiz! iPhone app, is going to offer their app at no cost starting this Friday, October 1st until Friday, October 8th. Everyone will be able to try out this suspenseful test full of ingenius questions, silly evil themed graphics and shocking failures that zap users.

All next week, the owners of iPhones and iPods can download Evil Quiz! for free on the iTunes app store. Evil Quiz! is a collection of some of the toughest common sense questions mixed with simple actions in between to instill confidence in users and then entice them into failing when they least expect it.

People are asked to answer questions like "Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold?" Without examining the question, one might choose gold assuming it is heavier, but if the question is examined closer it says "a pound" of each object, which would mean they are both the same weight. Throughout the test, other clever questions are asked along with various clicking on evil themed objects such as spiders, bats and skulls. Some areas are purposefully tricky; the game may show an arrow that reads "next", but the directions ask you to press another arrow that displays "back" to move on.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Evil Quiz! 1.3 is rated 4+ for everyone over 4 years of age. It is normally available on iPhone/iPod through the iTunes Appstore for $0.99 cents, but from October 1, 2010 to October 8, 2010 it will be free. For additional information about SKH Apps or Evil Quiz!, visit SKH Apps online.

Download From iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evil-quiz-the-evil-moron-test/id378753289?mt=8

Let’s Bead Friends

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i-Itch Inc has just released an update to their hit app, Let’s Bead Friends, which allows users to create virtual friendship bracelets. Added are new bead shapes and Halloween themed designs that will enable you to make fun, spooky, festive bracelets to send to family and friends with a personalized greeting tag!

Let’s Bead Friends launches in landscape mode and the splash screen offers the choice to continue working on a saved bracelet or beginning a new one. Starting anew, the construction window opens with an empty white string on a jeweler’s velvety blue display cloth. Beneath are eight small wooden boxes holding plain white beads of various shapes: *pumpkin, *triangle, *heart, flower, cylinder, oval, circle and diamond. Touching any bead enlarges it and places it beside the string, ready to be colored and decorated!

New in this updated version of Let’s Bead Friends:
The artisan may apply color and/or design to the bead shape chosen. Color choices include: red, pink, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, purple, white and black. There are many colored designs ranging from wavy lines, to spirals, to polka dots and this updated version includes, candy corn, skull & crossbones, bats, spider webs and fun jack-o-lantern and ghost faces! After selecting a design the jeweler may add the bead to the bracelet, modify it, or start over. Touching the " " sign, threads the bead on to the string. Different sound effects accompany every action, providing re-assuring feedback.

As soon as the tenth and final bead is added, the user has the option of adding a personalized message on the silver charm tag. There are four shapes to choose from and selecting one activates the pop-up keyboard to inscribe initials, a name or short message. With the charm tag added, the user may choose the "Finished" button, which displays the bracelet full-screen, to the accompaniment of "bling" sound effects and animated points of light sparkling on each bead. Complete, the user may use the integrated email and Facebook connectivity to share their creation, save it to their in-app jewelry box, or go back and edit any feature.

Feature Highlights:
* Create a friendship bracelet using the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* Especially created for children but fun for all ages
* Choose from eight bead shapes, 10 colors and 10 designs per bead
* Complete your friendship bracelet with a personal silver charm tag
* Finished bracelets can be saved and edited, or shared via facebook or email
* Treat someone you care about with a festive bracelet symbolizing your friendship

Creating "Apps That Delight and Develop", is the main goal of creative team Jayne Clare and Anne Rachel, both life long educators. "Remember, Let’s Bead Friends can also be used as an educational tool, it teaches the basic, but very important, pre-math skills – colors, shapes and patterning", remarked Anne Rachel.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.1.2 or later
* 9.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Let’s Bead Friends 2.0 is only 0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Let’s Bead Friends 2.0: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lets-bead-friends/id379161097?mt=8

Zombie Roadkill 1.0

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Zombie Roadkill 1.0 is a fast-paced, entertaining, and occasionally highly unusual side-scroller. You play as one of the last remaining humans in the zombie apocalypse, a tough biker and mechanic who’s turned a giant construction wheel into a vehicle and anti-zombie weapon of mass destruction.

Since the rest of the human race is dead, your main competition is yourself. Go for score, kills, and distance, and unlock achievements for unique kills and accomplishments. Wield four special powerups, including the chaingun, jump-jets, speed boost, and flamethrower. Interact with an environment that includes roadblocks and explosive barrels, and run the zombie horde into the ground. Just remember not to run out of fuel, and avoid the gaps in the postapocalyptic highway!

Feature Highlights:
* Hours of sidescrolling action
* Three main zombie types
* Four unique powerups
* Interactive environment
* Over 100 unlockable achievements
* Full soundtrack
* An assortment of ways to smash, launch, burn, and blow up your zombie foes

Thousands upon thousands of swarming undead, at your (literal) disposal. Most importantly, in Zombie Roadkill, the zombies are afraid of YOU. We at Yetiden Productions intend to work hard over the next few months and years to bring you new updates for Zombie Roadkill as well as great original new games for you to enjoy.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later
* 22.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Zombie Roadkill 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

100 Horror Stories, Sounds, And Scares 4.1

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Just in time for Halloween! 288 Vroom LLC today is happy to announce 100 Horror Stories, Sounds, And Scares 4.1, a terrifyingly cool update to their top selling iPhone app. In addition to some of the greatest horror and ghost stories of all time, haunting sounds that will creep you out, and terrifying surprises, 100 Horror Stories, Sounds And Scares 4.1 now also includes Pranks! The pranks are seemingly harmless games that will give players a good scare. It’s perfect for getting a good laugh while your friends jump out their skin.

The STORIES are some of the greatest fright fests of all time by some of the greatest authors of all time, including Ghost Stories, Tales Of The Supernatural, Classic Gothic, Vampires, Werewolves, Monsters, and so much more. There is a current total of 100 short stories, novellas, and full-length novels. An entire Halloween library right on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

The SOUNDS are not your kids’ sound effects. The high-quality sounds of thunderstorms, screams, ghostly music, things that go bump in the night will set the perfect mood for a good horror story and Halloween night. There is a current total of over 20 Sounds that can be played while reading or anytime.

100 Horror Stories, Sounds, And Scares also includes ‘AUTO-SCARE’ which randomly plays sounds and scares at anytime making the app an even creepier experience!! Even if you’re not reading, just leave the app on for a scary atmosphere. Happy Halloween from 288 Vroom!!

App Features:
* Extensive and expanding library of Horror Stories and Sounds
* 100 Full-Length Novels, Novellas, and Short Stories
* Easy to use and great looking, but creepy interface (not for the weak at heart)
* Auto-Scare randomly plays sounds and scares at anytime
* Play over 20 high-quality haunting sounds (not kiddy sound effects) any time or while you read
* A Bunch of Terrifying Animations
* Pranks! Scare your friends with seemingly harmless games
* Adjustable story text size
* 2 scrolling modes – Continuous and Page by Page
* Automatically bookmarks each story as needed
* ALL future updates, including story and sound additions, are included with initial purchase
* PLUS, A few extra surprises, which would be no fun to mention here.

Sample of some of the authors and their stories:
* Ambrose Bierce (An Unfinished Race, The Damned Thing, Present At A Hanging, and more)
* Algernon Blackwood (Sand, The Damned, and more)
* John Kendrick Bangs (The Exorcism That Failed, The Ghost Club, and more)
* Gelett Burgess (The Ghost-Extinguisher)

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

Pricing and Availability:
100 Horror Stories, Sounds, And Scares 4.1 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=347834467 r

Galaxart 1.0

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Webvision Internet Services, LLC. today is pleased to announce the release of Galaxart 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Galaxart will allow anyone to create their own beautiful galaxies. The main inspiration behind Galaxart is the amazing photos coming from NASA that show our universe. We set out to allow anyone to create equally impressive space art just using their iDevices.

There are many pre-created assets including planets, galaxies, nebulae, lens flares and more. Users can also choose between Multiply, Overlay, Color and Screen blend modes. Other options include a scatter brush that will scatter objects as well as control over size and opacity. Export creations and send them to friends. In addition, art created using Galaxart look fantastic as a wallpaper for iPhones and iPod touches.

Galaxart Features Include:
* 14 Star types
* 28 Planets
* 16 Nebulae
* 13 Galaxies
* 11 Miscellaneous items. (Black holes, lens flares, etc.)
* Multiply, Overlay, Color and Screen blend modes
* iPhone 4 Retina Display support
* Fast app switching
* Landscape and portrait views supported
* Shake to randomly splatter stars on your scene
* Full control over size, opacity and blend mode of space objects
* Save galaxies to work on later or export to Photos and set as the devices wallpaper

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

Pricing and Availability:
Galaxart 1.0 is $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/app/galaxart/id393471394?mt=8

Solitaire 2.8

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MobilityWare today is pleased to announce Solitaire 2.8, the latest release of its hit app which has just been approved for sale in the App Store, supports Apple’s Game Center. Game Center is Apple’s new social gaming network that allows users to track achievements, see how their scores compare on a leaderboard, and invite friends to play a game.

Solitaire has long been one of the mainstays of the Top 100 category in the App Store since its release. Solitaire has amassed over ten million downloads – an even more impressive achievement considering that it was reached in a span of six months.

"We are thrilled that Solitaire, which has long been one of our most successful apps, will be supporting leaderboards," says Otto Chan, Director of Marketing, MobilityWare. "With over ten million installations of Solitaire, you’ll have a better chance of competing with your friends than with any other Solitaire application," added Chan.

Since Solitaire has the option to play with one card draws and three card draws, there will be separate leaderboards for each setting. In addition to leaderboards, Solitaire will also support achievements, which are unlocked during gameplay.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Solitaire 2.8 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. MobilityWare is always continuing to develop new applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, adding to an already impressive catalog. Search for MobilityWare in the iTunes App Store to view their library of applications, many of which are free for download.

Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id359917414?mt=8

Cannon Cadets

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XMG Studio is launching an update to Cannon Cadets, their latest iDevice game, that is sure to please mobile gaming enthusiasts. There is an all-too-common scenario where a player races through the levels to finish the game, only to be left feeling as though they wanted more. This is no longer an issue with the newly introduced Cannon Cadets Level Builder which will both unleash the players’ creativity and expand their game-play infinitely.

"There are some great physics launching games in the market, and we believe Cannon Cadets will earn its position alongside the best," said Ray Sharma, CEO of XMG Studio. "We knew to stand out we would need to bring players something new, something that would really revolutionize the game-play experience, and we’re happy to say that we have done that with this latest update to Cannon Cadets."

The easy-to-use Level Builder will let users flex their creativity and build their own dream levels. Using the same tools that the game’s designers did, users can create levels as simple or complex as they like. Once built, levels can be played immediately or shared with others in the game’s new Cannon Cadets Academy, a community built directly into the game. Even if users don’t want to build levels themselves, they can download and play user-created levels anytime they like.

In addition to the Level Builder, XMG listened to the feedback from users to improve the game-play experience even more. A new ranking system has been added that will challenge players to beat their own scores. There is also a completely revamped soundtrack with new and improved sound effects. Finally, the game’s already stunning graphics have been optimized for Retina Display.

Supported Languages:
* US English, Chinese, French, German and Japanese

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 103 MB

The XMG team is very excited to see amazing levels created with the new level builder. Cannon Cadets version 2.0 is available in the iTunes app store for only $0.99 and is a free update to all players using a previous version of the game. Cannon Cadets HD is expected to be released in October.

Cannon Cadets 2.0: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cannon-cadets/id383693833?mt=

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