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[14 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

Regexecution is a reference for regular expressions (commonly used in *nix, Mac OS X, PHP, Perl and a lot more programming languages).
Available as an iPad app, allows full character searching and real-time testing.
As anyone involved into programming and Mac OS X scripting, we deal almost every day with regular expressions, those somehow cryptic and pretty concise language expressions that provide great help in getting text and number pattern out of messy data.
It’s common in Perl, *nix shell scripting (hence the Mac OS X), PHP, Python, Ruby and more, so you’d …

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[8 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

Did you have a look at TouchUp for the iPad by RogueSheep lately?
For US$ 2.99 (€ 2.39) you can get one of the best retouching package currently on sale at the App Store.
Easy to use, and still ready for pros thanks to add-on packs of advanced effects, TouchUp applies over a dozen effects in layers to photos.
TouchUp is well conceived for the iPad interface, since you can brush any effect on or off with a tap and slide of your finger.
The app imports photos from Photo Library, or Flickr’s Photo …

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[7 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

Jim Lee found the iPad a good way to further express his comic art.
He sketched Wonder Woman on his iPad while getting a haircut, and he drew on a fan’s iPad instead of on paper, during a convention.
But Jim is for sure the only artist to have done a great job on the wrong side of the iPad. Provided that wrong means doesn’t go away when turning power off.
This unique iPad could be won by someone lucky attending ComiXology in New York City area, at booth 2127.
[via Macenstein]

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[29 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Did you read Anil Dash’s article about Gourmet Live? No? Well, you should. It’s an entertaining and clarifying explanation of how Gourmet Live project started and what just came out of it.
And, did your read Gourmet Live? No? Well, you should. Great magazine, great app, and don’t forget that it esists on the iPad only. A couple of issues and you’ll feel like you have still to begin eating for real.

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[28 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

The best roundup of iPad clock apps seen as of today comes from The Unofficial Apple Weblog.
Their best clock apps are Night Stand HD, Clock Pro HD, Touch LCD – Designer Speaking Clock, LCARS Clock for iPad, News Clocks, Math Clock, and BCD and Binary Clock.
Prices are modest, ranging from US$ 0.99 to 5.99, and performances are stunning. We’re amazaed by the equational display of Math Clock, thrilled by the Star Trek look and feel of LCARS, amused by the variety of controls available in Clock Pro HD, and pleased …

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[23 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

What if the iPad had some apps that are built-in in the iPhone, like Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather, Voice Memos, and Compass?
We couldn’t read a great feature article on The Unofficial Apple Weblog about the Missing iPad Apps.
Just read it and get ready to download [Especially the freebies.—Ed.]

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[22 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

When you have done with all your usual trivialities on your iPhones and iPads, think of creating some beautiful fractal to relax and delve in a mathematic field so unknown that if you zoom enough you will be looking at fractal areas that nobody else ever looked at! [guaranteed.—Ed.]
Chromatic Chaos from Ardeasoft can help you in the endeavour, since you can zoom literally billions of times and get fractals comparable in size with Jupiter’s orbit.
Fractals can be saved in a gallery, or images can be saved in the photo album. …

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[20 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Andrew and Alexa Kaz released Ruler 2.0, a small and good innovation of the ruler concept: instead of make little markings mentally match an object, Ruler is just a matter of aligning a pointer: alas, the exact measure value instantly appears.
Ruler 2.0 has an introductory price of US$ 0.99, € 0.79, and comes as a free update for buyers of version one.
But, this time, just version 2 of version 1 it is not: Andrew and Alexa point out that Ruler 1 was, by their admission, ugly and they rewrote the …

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[15 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Want to Get Things Done once and forever? Have a look at Delegate 1.1 by app4Mac, for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
The new version generally improves application and apps, fixes bugs, treates foreign languages better, and the like.
Until the end of September, mobile versions of Delegate are only US$ 2.99, € 2.39.
Those who opt for the Mac version can share a to-do list on the Internet with a free online service powered by app4mac servers.
Whatever version you choose, remember to stay focused on one task at a time and leave multitasking …

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[14 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

The difference between iPad and netbooks is that you can found iPad Orchestra with the former, and perform Sweet Dream by Ilya Plavunov on four iPads.
iPad Orchestra uses Seline HD, an app by Amidio, which features a new, ergonomically designed playing surface called ioGrid.
With Seline HD, the player can choose among twenty built-in factory voices – flutes, bowed strings, reeds, synth leads and more – and nine drone voices.
Drones do not fly in Seline HD: they are chorded synth pads that are generated on-the-fly via software based on the complex …

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App store, App world, Education, Educational, iPad, K12, News app »

[14 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Try to guess why a company should call itself Punflay… exactly, well done!
Educational iPad apps and games from Punflay are on sale until Thursday, September 16th.
MyNumbers is US$ 0.99 instead of 1.99: the app has the look and feel of a simple toy that helps kids learn to count from 1 to 10 [yesterday night had beer party and badly needed app for myself—Ed.].
Same discount as above for Mathomatix Number Sense/HD: five activities to teach simple counting, addition, and subtraction to kindergartners. The app has been redesigned using feedback from …

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[9 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

With all this technology at hand, it is easy to forget our humanist side and the whole concept of liberal arts, so called because a master at them could be free and stay free in ancient Rome.
Although far in time, the concept still holds true today: if you want real freedom, cultivate as much literature and arts as you can.
And if you have an iPad at hand, get Poet’s Pad by Dante Vanado Moore. [a nom-de-plume?—Ed.]
Poet’s Pad allows poets to write, arrange, and store poems in one app, and even …

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[7 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Back to school and the same need to take notes during lessons, jot down sketches, write annotations and setting calendars, maybe sharing all this wealth of information with mates and teachers.
We suggest CourseNotes 2.0 by Dear Panda. You can do all of that and more, included viewing shared notes of your Facebook friends from within the app.
Inside the app there’s also a new Premium Content store, where to buy study-sheets about various matters, from French verb conjugations [nothing about French kisses?—Ed.] to the Periodic Table of the Elements.
The price to …

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[4 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Just a bunch of programmers in the world hadn’t written a Twitter app for the iPad yet. Twitter’s programmers.
Finally they did it too and their effort could be viewed by someone as one of the best Twitter apps for the iPad as of now.
It’s not the usual beefed-up iPhone app, but a real boon for a bigger screen. Every tweet shows in a panel what it linked, it’s possible to search for global trends and much, much more.
At this price — that is, for free — it’s almost a crime …

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App store, App world, Apple TV, iOS4, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, iTunes 10 »

[1 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

At its Sept. 1 event, Apple trotted out a new iPod touch, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, a rekindled Apple TV, and even a brand new social network in iTunes 10.
This annual fall bash held surprises for almost every device that Apple sells – with one notable exception.
“It’s the biggest change in the iPod lineup ever,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the event.
With updates for iTunes, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch, iOS, iPad, and Apple TV – phew! – Apple gave a nice polish to practically its entire line …

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[1 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

As far as we know, App Store lacked an iPad Photo app able to use metadata information from photographs for searches and various other chores.
Sort Shots – iPad Edition 2.0 from Today Beanheads Consulting Inc. closes the hole.
The app allows users to import images via iTunes while retaining previously assigned metadata keywords and ratings, so users can simply tap on desired search criteria to find photos instantly.
Tags and ratings asseigned to images in Sort Shots can be exported and used by some desktop applications like Photoshop Bridge and Lightroom from …

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[26 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

As Chris Anderson put it:
[with apps on your device, iPhone/iPad namely] You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. And you are not alone.
Ok, this may sound strange, a little strecthed and provoking, but if you’re an avid iPhone/iPad user you may agree.
App usage vs. web usage is a compelling topic although I don’t think most people will drop looking at blogs (ours, namely) or using the full-page version of Facebook anytime soon.
As small services, apps has brought us a new way of interacting with …

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App world, iPad, Market research »

[26 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]

Are you a mobile warrior?
That is, do you stick to the definition of “a worker using any mobile device (including laptop, netbook, smartphone, cellphone or tablet) who accesses networks (other than the corporate LAN or WLAN) for work purposes.”?
Even if the answer is no, you may be interested about mobile devices being used around you.
iPass, a leading provider of enterprise mobility services, has just published a report that outlines technology devices usage and issues related to working people on the move.
The survey respondents were asked about their mobile productivity, work …

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[23 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Think of an electronic book designed for deaf people. Well, just read it, you’d say. But, waht about an iPad book complete with sign language for deaf children?
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, by iStoryTime, contains three versions of the work: one that children can read themselves, one that would be read to them and one “spoken” in sign language by a woman who stand offs to the side of the screen.
The signed version is actually a QuickTime movie, that the user can pause when needed, and the book runs in …

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[21 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Ingens Networks released SpyTools 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The tools in themselves are fun and, who knows?, maybe useful in certain situations.
SpyMic activate a recording function by timer, by volume level or detecting device movement.
SpyCam, available where a camera exists of course, can either take individual pictures or photographic sequences, activated either by a timer or sound detector.
SpyFiles hides files that have to, to defend them from the wrong eyes and hands.
SpyTools is made for entertainment purposes, says Ingens, not to invading privacy of others. Nonetheless, it works …

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