Jetpack Joyride iOS Game Will Have Your Thumbs Pumping

January 3, 2013 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Apps, X

How can life be for a broken businessman who got fed up with his crippled sales? Barry Steakfires’s case went a little different after he quit his job.

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He got a new glamorous job in a research company doing experimentations on jetpacks. But after realizing that the company’s intentions were set on world domination by using the machines, he couldn’t stay as a sitting duck.

He blasted the lab wall like the Hulk and stole the jetpack. This is the endless running retro-inspired classic game, Jetpack Joyride.

If you want a little more elaboration on game’s story, read on. The game starts from the place where our hero steals the jetpack.

What we have to do is to go as far as we can in that underwater laboratory. In the midst of all this, flipped out scientists are running inside the lab.

So we have to use our jetpack to dodge some pretty wild scientific lasers, rockets and machine stuffs. Collecting in-game coins will help us unlock new jetpacks, boostables, upgrades, and skins.

At certain points of our ride, there will be vehicle and suit power-ups that we can take to gain additional abilities. Anti-gravity suit, Profit Bird and Lil Stomper are a few among them.

The game was released on September 1, 2011 for iOS and the other versions for Windows and Android came late, around mid-2012. And finally the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita version got the freemium title available for download.

BlueStacks App Player Beta Version Now Available for Download

January 2, 2013 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in System Tools

Back in 2012, BlueStacks had released its alpha version of Android app player software for Mac and now the company has announced its beta version. Offering a means run more than 750,000 Android apps on Mac, the beta version is now available for free download on the BlueStacks website.

Blue stack BlueStacks App Player Beta Version Now Available for Download

When BlueStacks released its alpha version, it supported only a few apps like Fruit Ninja and Pulse. But the latest release would allow any Android application to run on a Mac. This app makes development of Android applications easier because it will run on all Macs and PCs without any modification.

The App Player is already turning to be a big hit and right now the app has managed over 5.3 million installations. Recently, the company had inked partnerships with some chipmakers and manufacturers for pre-installing the App Player on machines.

According to BlueStacks VP of Business Development, John Gargiulo, the company is now working on a new App Discovery system to the Mac App Player. This app will make it easier to find out their favorite app.

By installing the App Player on your Mac, you can now follow the popular news app Flipboard. The Beta version of App Player for Mac and Windows systems is now available on the company’s website.

SoundMeter+ iPhone App Measures Noise Levels

January 2, 2013 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Apps, X

SoundMeter+ is an iPhone app that monitors surrounding noise by using the iPhone’s internal microphone. The app measures surrounding noise and calculates the dBA.

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The SoundMeter+ also allows you to measure sound in different standard measuring units such as dBC, dBB, dBD and dBZ. All these measurements calculate different frequencies of sound. The dBA measures those frequencies which human ear can hear while the dBB takes the lower frequencies especially the entertainment noise.

The app displays a variety of information using a digital meter and gives you the exact measurements. The graphical meter in the app shows the noise fluctuation. It also reminds you the maximum and minimum noise levels recorded and the lasting time for each sound.

Above all, the SoundMeter+ analyzes the ambient noise over time and then calculates the Time Weighted Average (TWA). TWA measures the different noise levels a person hear in a normal working day. It is mostly used by OSHA to find out a worker’s exposure to hearing-damaging sounds.

The only drawback of SoundMeter+ is that it is not compatible with the iPhone 5. This one is a perfect app for those who work or live in noisy environments. The app is now available for purchase for $1.99.

The Orchestra iPad App for Classical Music Lovers

January 1, 2013 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Entertainment

For all classical music lovers, Touch Press has come up with their new iPad app called Orchestra. If you are a real classical music fan, then you should not miss this one.

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The Orchestra contains extracts of eight classical works conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and it was performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra. You can pick your favorite music and watch the video from different angles.

The app even offers a commentary on the music you are selected to hear. Another unique feature of the Orchestra app is that it will let you select any section of the music.

This feature is available in Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and for the rest of the music you need to purchase it at $0.99. As we mentioned above, the Orchestra contains eight classical pieces and they are: Haydn’s “Symphony No. 6,” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” Berlioz’s “Symphony Fantastique,” Debussy’s “Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune,” Mahler’s “Symphony No. 6,” Stravinsky’s “The Firebird,” Lutosławski’s “Concerto for Orchestra,” and Salonen’s “Violin Concerto.”

The app is compatible with any second, third- and fourth-generation iPad, and iPad mini running iOS 6.0 or above and is available in the App Store for $14. The Orchestra app comes to almost 2 GB, so make sure that you have enough space in your device.

NY’s MTA Releases iOS App to Show Train Arrival Times

January 1, 2013 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Communication, X

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently released an iOS app that will provide information regarding the train arrival times for seven subway lines. The app named MTA Subway Time will show the train arrival times for 156 stations on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 lines and the 42nd street shuttle.

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The app will show the same timing information that is shown on the station’s countdown clocks above the train platforms. It is a really helpful app for passengers to get the right time of the train and it even helps them to decide if they have enough time for a coffee, before reaching the station.

According to the developers, right now the app can handle up to 5,000 incoming requests per second. The NY Metropolitan authorities are also planning to develop the app for non-Apple handheld devices too.

The days are over when passengers were uncertain about the train arrivals times, says
MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Lhota  The app is currently available only for Apple products, like iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads.

The test version of the app can be downloaded free. Similar MTA apps are already available for bus arrivals and the drive times in Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road trains and bridges and tunnels.

Infinite Refrigerator App Keeps Your Child’s Drawings

December 31, 2012 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Entertainment

If you have small children, then you know how much they like to hang their drawings and artworks on the refrigerator. But what will you do after the refrigerator has no more space?

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Are you going to throw away all these sweet memories? If so, then you will definitely get a feeling of guilt, and more importantly, your child too will get hurt.

So, every parent who is looking for a permanent solution for this problem can turn towards Infinite Refrigerator. It’s not your conventional refrigerator; it’s an app.

Infinite Refrigerator is a photo gallery app from Sharp Talon Software and it will save your child’s works. The app has a cartoonish kitchen background with a refrigerator as its canvas.

You can select a brightly colored refrigerator in the app and can pin the digital photo on the virtual refrigerator. It even allows you to add a caption and an audio commentary of your child so that you can remember the details.

You can add nine to 10 photos per refrigerator and can overlap or even resize the images to fit in the appliance. The app enables you to create multiple refrigerators and remember its contents.

When your refrigerator is full, you can transfer the pictures into a camera roll. You can print it or share it on social networking sites via Twitter, MMS or email.

Don’t you think that it is a perfect app to make your child happy? This app is available for free from the iOS app store and it requires iOS 6.

Doodley Moore iOS App Lets You Sketch Over Your Favorite Photos

December 31, 2012 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Entertainment

iPhone doodlers now have yet another reason to hang out with their lenses. Doodley Moore from Codewalla is a fun app that lets you create sketches on your captured moments. The app gives you the hand to draw crazy outlines and drawings while doing a live video or on a paused timeline or simply on a snapped image.

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Tapping the app opens a viewfinder mode of the camera where you can take your interesting shots or footages to start the sketching.

Pick up a brush to sketch your ideas in to the image. You don’t need to worry if you have any shaky hands; the app has the undo button to rework your imagination.

It also has an eraser if you need to do a little polishing. Necessary editing options like adjustable brush size, background transparency and color settings are there placed in on its minimalist user interface.

After you have done with the final strokes, save it to the Photo Library. Or may be, you could share it with your friends on Facebook.

The app   is free to download on iTunes and you will sure find it enjoyable.

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Tapatalk HD Beta Version Available in Google Play Store for Free

December 28, 2012 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Apps

Belong to any Forumer blood? Then you might be following, posting or even running forums to battle with your interest among others.

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That said, you might have heard of Tapatalk app for Android , iOS and BlackBerry. Tapatalk is a single window to all your favorite forums, provided if that particular forum has the app setting in it.

The app will give you some degree of alleviation from the browser hassling of opening multiple tabs for accessing multiple forums. Tapatalk HD beta version for Android tablets, which released back in October, was only downloadable at supported forums.

Now it got into Google Play Store for your convenience. The current updated version is 0.9.0 and will run on Android 3.0 and above.

But developers say it is well-tailored for the tablets running on Ice Cream Sandwich or the Jelly Bean version of Android. Certain features are notable for this app, like the dashboard of the app with split view interface is well suited for 7” and 10” tablet screens.

Bigger forums can be viewed in Gallery view and the push notification option will feed you with instant pop ups on subscriptions, messages and the like. The now available beta version is free but with the stable release, which is going to be around by the end of January 2013, they will charge it for a fee.

Interestingly, the dev team said that they will put a huge discount on the final release for those who have downloaded the Tapatalk Beta HD. The iPad version is priced for $6.49 and the Android version for smartphone is priced at $ 2.99.

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Card Lust App for iOS Allows You to Gift Affection Digitally

December 28, 2012 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Communication, X

We guess you must have received a lot of surprises this year. And you might be getting early New Year wishes or might be waiting for your beloveds to send you something very special.

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But sometimes it’s hard for human beings like us to borrow some time from our tight schedules to pick a card and handwrite a few words, blessing our dear ones for another fruitful year. For business purposes we often send cards but they are all the same and have that printed message of formality.

When we receive a greeting card with a lovely note, there’s a warmth that spreads inside of us. We can clearly assume that it would be the same feeling for those who receive cards from us.

So if you have stayed out of those customs for sometime, you could at least send a card from your phone. If you have an iOS device, then its even better.

iTunes have an app called Card Lust  for $1.99, which is really handy during festive times. The app 12 unique wonderful cards with which you can make personal notes and send to your friends and family.

These cards are hand painted by artists Elspeth Tremblay and Sara Hingle on water colors, giving a fair intimacy and nostalgia to your memories. Pick your card from the app to type in your message and you can send it through text, email, Facebook or Instagram.

The calendar functionality of the app will let you mark your friends’ birthdays so that you won’t miss any of those occasions.

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Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy App All Set to Hit iPhone Screens

December 27, 2012 by sameer | No Comments | Filed in Apps, Sports

Rafael Nadal is no doubt one of the greatest tennis players of all time and the current World Number 4 only slowed down by injury, is all set to storm your iPhone screens with an amazing new coaching app that sounds like simply a ‘must have’ for anyone who practices the game seriously. The Rafael Nadal Tennis Academy App is complete and ready for a launch on the iOS platform and should be available for download in the next couple of days, according to the tennis ace.

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Developed with the help of video-analysis firm Vstrator, the app gives you a complete coaching manual of Rafa’s very own powerful array of strokes that often leave his opponents gasping for breath. Apart from learning from one of the best on the planet, the app also allows you to analyze your own game by capturing a video and then studying it carefully with the various in-built tools. Now you can capture and study all your ground strokes to ensure that your game improves constantly.

The technology offered by Vstrator allows you to zoom in and examine your game whether it is on the court or at school and with appropriate tips from Rafa’s own experience and a chance to study and learn his strokes, the app should be a pretty big hit with anyone aspiring to become a future pro. As we wait anxiously for the specially crafted app from the 11-time Grand Slam Champion we can only assume that such apps from the greats of various sports will become more common as we move into the era of handheld devices.

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GymPact App for Android to help you keep your New Year’s Resolution regarding Fitness

December 27, 2012 by sameer | No Comments | Filed in Apps, Health

GymPact has announced the launch of its app for the Android platform and coming just ahead of the New Year that must be something of a relief for many like us, who each year make the same commitment towards a workout routine and then simply bail out after a week or two. Going to a Gym on a regular basis is a pretty difficult habit to cultivate and is pretty much a nightmare for not just every beginner, but also trainers. Many just pay the membership fee, give it a shot and then quit before they really get a chance to improve their health and fitness. GymPact assists you in beating this trend by putting more money on the line!

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The app that has been on the iOS platform for some time now allows you to pledge a certain amount of money to the company before each month so that you do not miss your workout goal. If you do miss the scheduled workout sessions, then that money is taken from your account by the company and if you are successful, the makers of the app pay you instead! Obviously the app is so successful not just because of the extra motivation it offers, but also the prospect of making some real cash.

Having said that, the fact that its makers are able to pay back users meeting their goals probably shows the number of slackers around and how they are funding GymPact well! The technology of the app is based on GPS tracking system that checks on your visit to the gym and also other verification protocols at the gym. Since there is real money involved here, the company is on the constant look out for cheats who might exploit any loopholes for a quick buck.

But if you are someone who makes a New Year’s resolution every year about seriously hitting the gym and need extra motivation to keep you going, then the arrival of GymPact on Android is good news indeed. Time to hit those weights hard

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