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Daily iPad App Digest – 11th, December 2010

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Latest iPad apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Photo Manager Pro

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What’s new in the latest update:
1. New photo picker component
a) Multi-Select/Select All import
b) Import videos without compress
2, Take filename as photo tag when uploading files from computer
3, Performance improvement for photo gallery
4, Compatible with iOS4.2

Price Drop – $0.99/Download

Photo Captions HD

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What’s new:
Custom Font selection: More than 20 new custom font selections
Import photos from Facebook from friends albums or your own photos
Photo Effects: Bunch of new fx such as Sketch, Colored Sketch, Posterize, Burnt Paper, Hue Green etc.
Photo Edge Effects: Add feathering effects to the photos, or one of the other edge effects such as rounded corners, white frames or a glow effect.
More than 50 new media elements for the Halloween theme such as cards, frames, stickers. Decorative your (or your Facebook friends’) photos or make them scary with one of dozens of several images such as ghosts, cuts and bruises, scars, knife, zombies or witches.

$2.99/Download

Photo Factory

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Photo Factory is a powerful photo editor with many filters and fun effects. The user interface is straightforward and easy to use for the casual user, yet powerful enough for the trained photo expert.

Features include:
– Select predefined color effects from Favorites.
– Add your own combination of color effects to Favorites by pressing the + button in the top bar. Deleting of Custom Favorites will be available soon.
– Each effect icon shows your photo with the effect applied.
– Same user interface for all effects: press the + button to increase the effect, press the – button to decrease.
– Tap the number button on an effects icon and a slider appears for a more accurate effects value. Double tap the number to set the value back to 0.
– All effect values can be changed at any time.
– Effects are immediately merged together in the background and continuously update on screen while you change them.
– Contains many color effects and transformations, including perspective, shadow and reflection.
– A single tap on the photo shows/hides the effects icons (full screen), a double tap zooms in/out and a 2 finger tap shows the original/changed photo.
– Multiple undo and redo. Reset button clears all effects at once (can be undone).
– Mark often used effects for quick access or view only the effects that are currently in use.
– Import photo: Camera, Photo Library, Previous Session, Paste from clipboard.
– Export photo: Save to Photo Library, Copy to clipboard, Email, Print with AirPrint, Print to EFI eXpress/XF. Multiple resolutions supported up to the original photo size.

$3.99/Download

PhotoArtistaHD – Sketch

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Create exquisite hand-drawn styled drawings

Photo Artista Sketch converts your photo into a sketch with wispy lines and delicate shading to achieve a light but fine rendered drawing. In contrast to most digital art media, Artista Sketch comes very close to hand-drawn artwork seen only before in sketches created by human artists. Getting a similar result using traditional pencils would require expert training or extensive manipulation using an image editing application. No need to handle a pencil to feel like an artist. The only thing you need to create your original artwork is the appreciation … we will take care of the rest.

$4.99/Download

Splashlight studio tour

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Splashlight studio tour puts the most exclusive photography studios in New York and Miami at your fingertips. This iPad-only experience helps photography and video professionals identify a suitable rental studio for their particular needs and begin the booking process. The free app includes panoramic views of each studio, floorplans, dimensions and other important details, all viewable in portrait and landscape modes. Exclusive video takes you behind the scenes at Splashlight to see how we help the industry’s leading fashion retailers create stunning photography and video.

Free/Download

GR WORLD

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“GR WORLD” is an application that enables you to view photographs taken using the Ricoh GR DIGITAL compact camera and put up for public viewing on Flickr.

What kind of scenes and moments are GR users throughout the world capturing at this very instant?
And wouldn’t it be cool to be able to see those pictures anytime and anywhere? It is the very reason why the “GR WORLD” application was developed.

Discover beautiful, moving photographs, valuable records of past eras, breathtaking artistic shots, and everything in between.
We hope that you will become inspired by these pictures to enjoy and take more photographs yourself!

Free/Download

Phanfare

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Imagine your entire photo and video collection securely stored in the cloud and available wherever you go, with musical slideshows and editing tools.

The Phanfare app gives you a subset of the functionality of the full Phanfare system, on the go.

– Wirelessly sync all of your photos and videos
– Your photos and videos appear at yourname.phanfare.com
– Upload photos in the background while you use Phanfare
– Import photos from your camera roll to Phanfare
– Print any photo to a networked HP printer or order prints to be delivered to your home
– View your photos and videos offline, once they are synced
– Watch musical slideshows of your photos and videos
– Apply effects including B&W, sepia, antique and auto-levels
– Crop your photos and adjust brightness and contrast
– Add captions to your photos
– Create new albums and set album security
– Organize and rearrange your photos and videos
– Delete or hide the photos and albums you don’t like
– Assign a photo from your collection to a contact
– Invite others to see your photos and videos
– Email a photo or an entire album
– Transfer photos to Facebook and Flickr

Free/Download

Picasa Photo Albums

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This app allows you to view your and public Picasa web albums. You can create new albums and batch upload photos.

Features:

– Multiple account support
– View your Picasa web albums
– View your favorite accounts’ public web albums
– View Picasa featured photos
– Search and view public community photos
– Create a new album and delete an existing album
– Batch upload photos to an album / rotate a photo’s orientation / add photo caption
– Remove photos from an album
– Edit an album’s properties (titile and access)
– Share a public album by email.

$0.99/Download

Blueprint Lite

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Blueprint is the most powerful iPhone(or iPad) UI design application.

Blueprint has many predesigned widgets, including built-in iOS views, controls, and buttons. With just a few taps, drags and drops, you can make a meaningful UI screen.

Tap a widget what you want to add to a screen. Or drag a widget and drop it from widget bar to a screen. Make your widget looks great by changing properties – color, shape, text, image, and so on – in Property Inspector. You can also assign actions for each widget in Action Inspector. In Map View, you can see all the screens you have designed and connections between them and you can locate them as you want.

When your UI design is all done, you can play it right on the iPad. You can also send your UI design by email or export it in PDF file format.

Key Features :
– Blueprint is an easy iPhone, iPad UI design tool. Simply drag a widget from widget bar to screen canvas.
– iOS built-in widgets are included : buttons, labels, textfields, switches, segmented controls, table views, tab bars, navigation bars, etc.
– Various widget properties : type, size, text color, background color, tint, image, and so on.
– Various widget actions : tap, double tap, swipe, rotate.
– Various screen transition effects : dissolve, move, reveal, push, flip, curl.
– In Map View, you can skim through your design and layout all the screens as you wish.
– Your works are saved periodically.
– Undo and Redo available.
– Send your design via email, copy to Mac or PC using iTunes File Sharing, export in PDF file format.

Free/Download

Easy Money Planner

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Get answers to common financial-based questions WITHOUT having to know how to use a financial calculator! With the Easy Money Planner you can answer a few simple questions worded in plain language (rather than Financial-ese) and find out just how much you’ll save with that refi, how much you’ll have at retirement, how long it’ll take you to save up for that big purchase and more.

A total of 9 different Easy Money Planners are currently available and more will be released over time! With the Easy Money Planner you can:

– Figure out standard Loan payments
– Find out how expensive a house/car/boat you can afford
– Plan how long it will take to save up for that big vacation
– Determine how much money refinancing your loan will really save you
– Project how much your 401(k) will be worth when you retire
– Calculate how long it will take you to pay off your credit card (or other) debt
– Figure out how much your savings will be worth in the future
– Figure out Interest Only Loan payments
– Determine Loan-To-Value on investment properties

$2.99/Download

X-Mas Spot the Difference HD

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32 great stages, 300+ X-Mas pictures from photographers all over the world for iPad users!!!

Enjoy the cozy X-Mas time with your iPad now!

You can enjoy this X-Mas game with your girlfriend/boyfriend, your children, your family or alone!!

$1.99/Download

Morning Motivation – Feel Great From When You Wake!

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SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE $1.99!! Buy now before the price rises to $4.99!

In the right frame of mind, you can do anything. Start the day in the right way, with the right focus, and you can make a huge difference to the results in your life.

Morning Motivation helps you get started in the morning, and it’s quick, simple, and easy. The five questions it presents to you every morning are specifically designed to remind you about what makes your life good and set your mind racing with positive thoughts. It just takes a few minutes, but it could be the most important minutes of your day!

Do you want to make your life better? Feel positive from the very start of the day? Morning Motivation can help you. All you need to do is commit to using Morning Motivation for just two or three minutes every morning to improve your day. It’s that simple. Are you willing to try?

$1.99/Download

Crops

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If you prefer eating seasonal fruit and vegetables, then Crops is the perfect help for you!
Crops gives you a calendar with all available fruit and vegetables that are in season in your own country or state. Now you will always know when your favorite fruit or vegetables are at the peak of their taste!

$0.99/Download

FashionBook HD

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Fashion Book HD is an amazing iPad app which can not only make your wardrobe management fantastic, but also add your fashion life fun!

Wardrobe management, including category, items’ picture, brand, color, price, wardrobe location, etc

Outfits editing function

Offering Notes for outfits where words can be written down

Multiple outfits background papers to choose

Funny and many outfit-editing tools, such as picture-rotation, drag, zoom-in, zoom-out, cutting, undoing, etc which will make outfits artistic.

$4.99/Download

Christmas Delight HD

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This year’s favorite Christmas Tree App now comes to iPad, with HD!

With over 100+ decoration items to choose from this is THE Christmas Tree App for your iPad! Share your tree image directly inside the app using email and Facebook!

*** FEATURES ***
– HD Support
– 100+ Ornaments and decorations
– Christmas Music!
– Multiple save slots for creating different trees
– Customize tree, background and even weather condition!
– Ability to send your tree as Christmas Card via email and Facebook directly within the app
– Twitter integration
– Easy to use interface

Free/Download

Felt Worlds Christmas

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Enjoy hours of fun creating felt pictures with Felt Worlds. Each set has a new exciting theme to explore. Create a picture using one of four provided themed backgrounds or choose from eight colored backgrounds. There are over 40 unique themed felt shapes as well as many basic shapes that allow you imagination to run wild!

Each felt piece can be rotated, scaled, flipped, colored, moved to the front of others and dragged to any part of the canvas. Scroll through the felt shapes one by one or use the scroll menu to choose. A double tap puts the felt into edit mode allowing you to make changes after they have been placed – you can even edit multiple felts at one time.

A quick shake of your iPad allows you to clear the canvas and start over. If you like what you have created then take a snapshot to send your scene to the pictures folder on your ipad.

$0.99/Download

Lumen Note HD – Instant Notes Anywhere

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A Brand New App – Just In Time For The Holidays! Easy and Instant. Lumen Note is the fastest way to take notes and get them instantly transferred to your Desktop or Laptop, your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

:: Why do I need this?

Have you ever looked up an address, phone number, or name online and wished you could quickly get that info to your phone? Lumen Note is the fastest way to move text to and from your device. Just paste that note to your Lumen Note on the web and it will be on your phone when you need it.

$0.99/Download

Smurfs’ Village

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Gargamel found the Smurfs’ village and scattered the Smurfs far and wide. With Papa Smurf’s guidance, it’s up to you to build a new village for the Smurfs to call home.

Based on the original cartoon and comic art, players begin the game with only a single mushroom house and a lone plowed plot of land. From there, things quickly progress, allowing players to build specialized houses, elaborate gardens with colorful crops, bridges to span running rivers, trodden paths, and more.

Free/Download

Flip Clock + radio, christmas edition

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Do you always want to be in time? Always want to know what time it is now? And don’t like to wear watch on your wrist? So, our new application Flip clock+radio is exactly what you need.
The interface looks like a real flip clock, which displays information in a digital format on a split flap display. Really useful feature here is a built-in radio with lots of radio stations. You may choose whatever musical genre you want or simply find your favorite station. Moreover, at any time you may change the clock’s appearance, for example, choose live classic mechanical clock instead of flip clock. It is up to you!
Be in step with the times!
Enjoy Flip Clock!

Free/Download

LocPad

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LocPad is a special web browser App that can be configured to only allow access to a list of specific websites (a “whitelist”). This enables a business to provide iPads to customers or employees, safe in the knowledge that the user will not be able to browse away from authorized corporate websites or web applications. Here are some typical usage scenarios for LocPad:
-Deploy an iPad-based touch-screen kiosk at a retail store to display sales information or an interactive website (but prevent general web surfing by customers)
-Provide iPads to sales people for demonstration purposes (in the field or on the retail floor), while ensuring employees don’t use the iPad for games, movies or web surfing.
-Send an iPad to a prospective customer for a sales demonstration, but disable all other iPad features so that the prospect is guided to only your presentation.
-Configure an iPad as a child-safe web browser by turning off Safari and creating a custom home page and whitelist consisting of kid-friendly websites.

$9.99/Download

aRelax Sound HD Silver

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aRelax Sound HD Silver release for helping you relax! Brand new design. High quality Graphic. Excellent customized relax as well.

It is best choice for relaxing, falling asleep, meditation, entertainment, releasing stress.

Features:
-mix as many ambiance audio and sounds together as you want.
-a set of bundled ambiance audios and sounds.
-add ambiance sound audios to ambiance playlist, support wav type.
-download your own ambiance noises and sounds,wav type audio.
-download ambiance noises and sounds from list.
-count down timer for playing audios and sounds
-pitch, volume, balance changing features for ambiance sound audios (balance work for some kind of wav type).
-interaction with scence background objects.
-manage download items, download history

you can also experience its excellent features. Good flexible and usable enhancement.

Free/Download

SciCal – Scientific Calculator

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SciCal is a multi-purpose scientific & graphing calculator suitable for everyone, especially who work heavily with math and science. SciCal is designed with extremely friendly text-input technology similar to TI or Casio FX calculators, targeting both scientific and casual users. The most important capability of SciCal is plotting and manipulating graphs of the several functions at the same time. Users can also retrieve recent formulas and results from the built-in history memory to put back in the current calculation. A comprehensive documentation is included to explain every thing you need to know about the functions within SciCal.

$2.99/Download

Animal Preschool Shape Puzzles – First Word HD by 22learn

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The last title from this serie (Animal Preschool Word Puzzles HD) was ranked #1 app for kids on App Store in many countries. All three other products ranked in top 10 in educational category. This new one is definitely even better!

Want some fun for your child? Animal Preschool Shape Puzzles is a must-have! Let your toddler play with it, while developing his or her critical fine motor skills, and learning animal images and sounds! Preschool Shape Puzzles, developed by well-loved educational experts with more than two-decade old teaching experience, is a wonderful game for all toddlers. Try it and enjoy how your children make progress while being entertained!

$1.99/Download

Magic Tubes HD

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Increase the speed of your reflexes and enhance your spatial reasoning with the game Magic Tubes. Connect tubes so that you get a closed loop from the start point to the end point, but it is not so easy to do it. Each level is limited in time by the water flowing through the tubes, plus not all tubes can be interconnected.

$0.99/Download

Ana Lomba’s French and Chinese for Kids – Cinderella (Bilingual French-Mandarin Story)

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There’s nothing like a fun story to engage your imagination in language learning. Once captivated, even the most complex structures will be easily recalled and come out of your mouth if you just let yourself relax and listen to the story a few times. Give it a try and you
’ll see what I mean!
$3.99/Download

iSpell German

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iSpell is a foreign language vocabulary trainer that utilize well known method of active learning. The foundation of the method of active learning is a creation of cognitive link between foreign and native words and fortifying this link using unrelated to cognitive process activity – a game. The game, spelling trainer in this example, is the active element and nothing more, i.e. ultimate goal is not to learn how to spell foreign words properly (which is a great target all in itself), rather the goal is to create a cognitive link between foreign and native words, i.e. learn foreign words.

$0.99/Download

iScreen

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Need more screen estate? iScreen turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod into an additional wireless screen for your Mac. iScreen boosts your productivity by increasing the size of your computer’s desktop.

●● RELEASE PARTY : iScreen is currently on a 50%-OFF SALE to celebrate the arrival of this great app! ●●

Features

Blazing Fast Network Protocol
Touch Input and Virtual Keyboard
Multiple Resolutions (iPad and retina display devices)
Retina Display Support
Multiple Compression Levels
Supports both Portrait and Landscape orientations
Built-in manual
Compatible with Apple’s OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard.

$4.99/Download

The Honourable Schoolboy (by John Le Carré)

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THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY by John Le Carré (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).

In the wake of a demoralizing infiltration by a Soviet double agent, George Smiley has been made ringmaster of the Circus, aka the British Secret Service. Determined to restore his organization’s health and reputation, and bent on revenge, Smiley goes on the offensive. Salvaging what he can of the Service’s ravaged network of spies, he works them around the clock in search of a whisper of a clue that will lead him back to his opposite number, Karla—the officer who masterminded the infamous treachery.

Smiley thrusts his own handpicked operative into action: Jerry Westerby, the “Honourable Schoolboy,” is dispatched to the Far East. A burial ground of British, French, and American colonial cultures, the region is a fabled testing ground of patriotic allegiances. A new showdown is about to begin.

$5.99/Download

sonarflow+

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Are you tired of searching through seemingly endless lists of songs to find the music you want to hear?
Try sonarflow, the revolutionary visual music browser! It makes browsing for music a breeze!

* YOUR MUSIC AT A GLANCE
sonarflow is a visual music browser that makes access to your music really easy. Your music collection is automatically grouped by genres and is displayed as colored bubbles. The size of a bubble shows the number of tracks inside a group. This provides the best overview you ever had for your music!

$1.99/Download

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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