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PDF Expert now flattens documents

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I just received a new Press Release about my favorite PDF Reader. Now only is it the best PDF reader, but it makes creating, viewing and protecting forms a cinch! Here's an excerpt from the PR:



PuppetShow - The Mystery of Joyville HD for iPad Review

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Big Fish Games, publishers of critically acclaimed games like Everest: Hidden Expedition and Drawn: The Painted Tower comes a similar title that employs the familiar finger tapping search for objects on screen, this time wrapped within the story of mystery and intrigue set in a 19th century town encumbered with a secret shrouded behind what appears on the surface to be sinister overtones.

 



Apple is the Leader in Mobile App Store Revenue

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A recent report from CNET says according to the data from IHS, Apple is holding the top rank among other smartphones in app store revenue worldwide. Apple just feeling the heat in the smartphone market with a heavy competition just managed their top position this year too.



OverDrive Media Console -- free ebook reader for accessing free ebooks now available on iPad

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I previously posted about OverDrive Media Console when it first came out for the iPhone. Now it has also been optimized out for the iPad. As I said previously, the app lets you check out ebooks from your local library. Within the app you can find your local library, search for books, and download them.



Review: Speck Fitted Case for iPad

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The Speck fitted case is a two piece hard shell case. The inside has a nice soft touch to protect your device. The outside has the hard casing, but the fabric adds it owns texture and style.



Quick Look: Atomic Ball HD

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I have always been a fan of brick breaking games, ever since the good old days of playing Breakout and Arkanoid on consoles like the Atari 2600 and my original Apple II+.  Since that time, I have enjoyed watching this genre develop and grow into a more sophisticated arcade platform.   As such, I was absolutely thrilled when we were contacted not long ago by the developers of the latest entrant into this genre, Atomic Ball HD.  The developers were kind enough to send along a copy of the game for me to check out, so let’s go ahead and dive right into it.



Early Childhood Development

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For the past couple of weeks I have been testing an app for teaching children basic language, and word recognition; Early Childhood Development Phase 1 by Alex Melnick which is (.99) at the app store.  While the app is geared towards children, I suspect it would also be well suited suited for teaching English as a second language to adults too.



iKit AutoCharge - compact, convenient and easy to use!

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Two words say it all – Love it!

The iKit AutoCharge is compact, easy to use and works for the iPad, iPhone, and iPOD Touch, as well as other USB devices. The kit includes the 2.1 AMP AutoCharge, as well as a USB Charge Sync Cable. The device works with any standard 12v accessory outlet. Comes in black or white. $24.95



App Review: Screenwriting (aka The Best Script-Writing App in the App Store)

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As is evidenced by the fact that I write for iPhone Life, I am a fan of writing, whether it's for a site like this or for one of my many independent film projects. Not only can it be fun, but it's a terrific way to exercise one's mind. When @brianhere asked me via Twitter to review the new app Screenwriting, I jumped at the opportunity. Little did I know that I was about to experience what is probably the best writing app on the entire App Store.

 



Puzzle Me!!! Game Review

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As a fan of both videogames and jigsaw puzzles, I am always excited to see a puzzle game hit the App Store. The high resolution touchscreens on Apple's iOS devices naturally lend themselves toward the concept of a 'virtual jigsaw puzzle.' Here's where the game 'Puzzle Me!!!' comes in. The app is marketed to children and adults alike, and boasts 50 unique puzzles, each with four difficulty settings to conquer. That said, I must make something abundantly clear: the game is almost punishingly easy. Even on the hardest difficulty setting, a puzzle can easily be completed in just a few minutes. To make things even easier, the developers decided that if the player drags a piece even remotely close to where it belongs, it should automatically snap into place.



Everything iPad - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

What's bigger than an iPhone, smaller than a MacBook, and the most anticipated Apple product since the original iPhone? On January 27, at a special invitation only event at the San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Steve Jobs announced Apple's new "magical, revolutionary product" -- the iPad. Meant to fill the gap between the laptop and phone, Jobs said it was "way better" than either. Let's take a look at it.

Thin, lightweight, and powerful

The iPad shares many hardware features with the iPhone, including an accelerometer, an orientation sensor to switch from portrait to landscape mode, solid-state memory, and the same 30-pin doc connector. Connectivity is also virtually the same, with wireless 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR included on all models.

iPad runs iPhone apps!

The iPad will run a version of iPhone OS, and the new device can run virtually any app developed for the iPhone or iPod touch. Aps developed for the iPhone can run on the iPad in native resolution but is large enough to touch type on.

The larger screen not only makes familiar iPhone apps like Calendar, Mail, and Safari look stunning, it also provides screen real estate for more complex elements in the UI. For example, Calendar display a split-sreen view that describes the day's appointments on the left and shows you a color map of used time slots on the right. The split-screen view in Contacts displays you contacts list on the left and the full information for the contact you've selected on the right.

An ebook reader and more

Although not build into the iPad, Apple will offer a free app called iBooks, which will allow you to download and read books from it's new virtual bookstore. The new iBooks store will be accessed from and as easy to use as iTunes.

The ultimate media device?

The iPad is not the world's first tablet PC or the first eBook reader. Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, and others sell Windows-based tablets, and Amazon has had considerable success with it's Kindle. But Apple thinks the iPad will reinvent the category by offering a vastly superior multi-touch interface an easy access to a wide-variety of apps and media via iTunes. Aple hopes to make the iPad the ultimate media device by leveraging it's existing assets which include over 100 million paying iTunes customers, established relationships with music and video content providers, and over 100,000 iPhone OS app developers.