Category: App Reviews

Tom Hanks Releases Manual Typewriter App for iPad

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Actor Tom Hanks has released his first iPad app which is an accurate recreation of three manual typewriters. It could have easily been a gimmicky app that is used once or twice, but this is something different. The attention to detail and the overall aesthetic of Hanx Writer makes this an app you’ll enjoy typing with for hours on end.

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MADFINGER’s Latest App will Let you Build Detailed Models on your iPad

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The iPad and iPhone have changed a lot of things. Games and activities that used to be common in the real world have been ported to the digital realm and MADFINGER Games is taking it to another level with virtual model making. MONZO is a yet to be released app which virtualizes the model kit construction process.

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‘LEGO Friends’ Arrives Just in Time for Kids to Enjoy Before School Starts Back Up

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A new game experience from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and the LEGO Group brings the popular toy series called LEGO Friends to iOS and it passes the most important test I could throw at it; my 7 year old daughter won’t stop playing it today.

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Box Brings Popular Notes App to iPad and iPhone Users

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Box.com has become a popular choice for professionals needing cloud storage and they continue to update it with new features. The newest offering is a note taking feature, with cloud integration and an updated iOS app. But is it enough to compete with the cloud services of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon?

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Rove Adds iPad and iPhone Pairing in Latest Update to Popular Journal App

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The new buzz in iOS and OS X is the ability to share seamlessly between platforms and it is this same ability that has been added into Rove in an update over the weekend. Rove is one of my favorite journal apps because it is very smart and utilizes a number of iOS features in helping you create a journal of your daily life.

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First Round of Approved Bitcoin Apps are Arriving on the App Store

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Apple recently changed their policy on virtual currency and the resulting impact is already being felt with the release of the first new Bitcoin enabled app called Coin Pocket. You can use this app to transfer currency and accomplish several other basic tasks related to Bitcoin.

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Gameloft and Marvel Announce Spider-Man Unlimited, the First 3D Web-Runner for Smartphones & Tablets

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E3 is getting underway and if you are able to attend then you should check out Gamloft’s booth 5522 in the West Hall to see a preview of the up and coming Spider-Man Unlimited. The introduction trailer on YouTube (see below) looks amazing and I personally think this game has the potential to single handedly reshape the face of mobile runner games.

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Apple Tackles Weightlifting with New Patent

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Apple has been awarded a patent for a tracking system used when weightlifting and the patent details suggest that readouts can be sent to a variety of devices, including a wearable watch. While this doesn’t confirm anything, the evidence continues to mount in support of a yet to be announced iWatch.

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Family Sharing Brings Useful New Features to iOS 8

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Multi-device households are becoming the norm and now there is going to be a new way to handle the sharing of purchases and content between family members. This is a must-explore feature that is going to revolutionize how families use iOS.

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Apple’s New App Store Guidelines Introduce ‘Approved’ Virtual Currencies in Apps

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Even though Apple is known for its innovation, there has always been a sense of resistance on their part to adopting certain new technologies. In a move that certainly seems more inclusive of popular virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Apple has changed its App Store guidelines to allow such currencies in the marketplace.

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