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.

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.

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.

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!

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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Cycloramic App Lets your iPhone 5 do Jingalala

December 27, 2012 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Entertainment, X

When one buys the latest iPhone 5, they have many aims in mind and personally no one wishes to see it spin on flat surfaces.  Well, it’s majorly because no one knows about such functionality.

But moving further into how this can be done, the iOS app called Cycloramic helps its users to amazingly astonish all your friends in no time. It’s basically a simple app that times the vibrator on the iPhone in a particular clock frequency that when the iPhone is vertically placed on a flat surface, these vibrations can induce a turning motion so flawless that the device becomes a disco light ball.

So is this app worth downloading? Well, as for the price, this app comes at a mere $0.99.

So if you have a dollar to amaze your friends, look no more. This app is the stopping point to all your fun needs.

As a golden feather to the beautiful crown, this app can take live photos to show on the stunning iPhone’s screen such that it can turn the device into a live-turning image-capturing device.

For people who want the fun to last only for some time, there are options to control the number of turns the gadget should conceive before coming to a dead still. The video shows the amazing fete aka the magical turning iPhone 5 and if you want to have fun or pick up girls, this is all you need. Kudos iPhoners.



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Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries Free iPad E-Book from NASA

December 27, 2012 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Apps

December 21st has passed making another doomsday conspiracy finally to end up in vain. But we still don’t believe that the world is ever going to leave these kinds of misconceptions. We all know that there is lot of time for the earth, and what we want to do is to live free. For that, we should inspire from the nature and the universe.

They are the visible truth. So if you are an iPad owner NASA is offering a glimpse of the truth about the universe in the form of an interactive e-book, called Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries.

The interactive e-book has 85 pages of images, videos and animations captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble has been there in NASA for more than two decades observing cosmic phenomenon of planetary nebulae, birth of new planetary systems, death of stars, energy patterns of colliding galaxies and so on. The e-book also contains lots of information about the Hubble telescope and the next generation telescope called James Webb telescope.

Amber Straughn, an astrophysicist on the Webb telescope project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt,Md, says these new e-books released by NASA will help people to discover Hubble and Webb in a different perspective. Tracy Vogel of Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore,Md, one of the personalities in the compilation team of e-book, says that the e-book has the functionality to view a particular telescope model in various angles besides the video and image contents.

Since Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries has that much lore, it’s a heavy download sized around 900MB. But it’s free and completely worthy to have on your iPad.

Works on iBooks 3.0 or above on iOS 5.1 and higher versions.

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Green Kitchen iOS App will Add Some Veg to Your Life

December 24, 2012 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Apps, X

Messed up food habits? We don’t even want to talk about all those after effects our body for suffers. Diet will be obviously a solution; definitely that’s what we always pick as the primary objective even before considering a routine exercise resolution.So for diet, we will be omitting the fatty stuffs and bring more veggies to our recipes. But veggies need to be tasty and need not be giving the diet vibe upon us.

The Green Kitchen app will be a helpful assistant on your vegetarian pursuit provided if you have an iPhone or an iPad. David & Luise have been for a while writing their success on their blog called Green Kitchen Stories. This app brings forward some of their favorite recipes from the blog and some new exclusive ones, which is by the way perfectly organic, healthy and simple to make. The app presents detailed interactive instructional guide for preparing the dishes.

There are 72 handpicked recipes and the latest update added six handpicked premium Christmas recipes. The ‘favorites” feature in the app will let you bookmark your liked ones so that you can retrieve them quickly

An amount of $3.99 is the price that you need to pay for healthy life on the App Store. There should be something for the app to get selected as Editor’s choice- runner up for the best in Apple apps of 2012, you must check that out.

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Motorola Preps Premium Machine Roll Out with X-phone and X-tablet

December 24, 2012 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Devices

It’s been a while since Samsung and Apple have dominated discussions about the mobile industry. Apparently, they are major contenders and the ones who hold a majority of the stakes.

Take the estimated number of the last quarter on Android market scene – it says Samsung owns as 40.3 percent of the Android device market share. That’s a bit more compared to what Google got as revenue from the last three quarters combined. It in fact is the effect of Android.  Of course, we can’t set aside Samsung’s finest hardware offerings, but deep down it’s the platform that whips the horse.

According to reports, Google’s thinking of a “what if” situation regarding Samsung as they know how wavering it can be while staying in the market, especially in the electronic arena. Their thoughts lead to consider a probability of Samsung to start their own version of Android with an ecosystem to it.

This might have resulted in putting their latest decision on bringing up Motorola to face off the premium segment mobile market. Called X-phone and X-tablet, they are speculated to be getting a release by the next year. The X-phone is said to be running on a pure version of Android called Vanilla.

At the time Google bought Motorola, things were really bad for the mobile company. After that, Motorola’s business got streamlined for occupying very thin space and now you could see the mere 3 percent hand of them in Android market. Things won’t be easy for them to compete in the premium segment ruled by current big fish.

For that, with the backing of Google, they are putting some modern tech like flexible screens, ceramic material for the body, a super camera, gesture recognition and a longer battery life.

But report  says delays have been faced with difficulties in integration.  What you think of  X? Jot down your opinions.

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Download WhatsApp for Free on your iPhone Thanks to a Limited Period Offer

December 21, 2012 by sameer | No Comments | Filed in Apps, Communication

Holiday season is well and truly here and in the spirit of giving, the makers of the amazingly popular WhatsApp Messenger have decided that they will give their app away for free to all those on iOS. So, in case you are using an iPhone and have not yet bought the app or if you have just bought your iPhone 5, then you can now simply download it for free from the Apple App Store. The app has switched over from the $0.99 category to the free tag and considering how useful and handy this cross-platform messaging app is, you definitely should give it a shot, if you have not already.

Remember that this is the app that topped the Apple App Store charts as the second most successful paid app in 2012 behind Angry Birds Space and that should tell you how this is simply a must have. WhatsApp is ad-free and hence you will not have to deal with annoying pop-ups and since it is a cross-platform messaging service, you can keep in touch with all those buddies using their Android mobiles as well for free.

The Android version of WhatsApp has always remained free for download, but after a 12 month period a fee of $0.99/year kicks in. For Apple users there has been no fee and with the latest offer, it seems like the app is as good as completely free. But, considering this is a limited time deal, you better get in on it before it is marked back up to the good old $0.99.

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EA starts Christmas Sale of its iPhone and iPad Apps in the US and UK

December 21, 2012 by sameer | No Comments | Filed in Apps, Sports

EA has kick started its special Christmas Sale for its apps on the iOS platform and Apple users who love to spend countless hours on both their iPhone 5 and iPad can now dig in and enjoy this limited period offer. That seems to be trend each year around the time of holidays as most app makers roll out special offers to ensure that they expand their customer base and of course, spread a bit of holiday cheer. Apple users are definitely not complaining as not only has this year brought along with it the usual dose of ‘special offers goodness’, but the last couple of weeks saw the launch of YouTube and Gmail apps followed by the much awaited Google Maps App.

Getting back to the EA Sale tough, it is pretty much in effect on app stores on both sides of the Atlantic and prices have been slashed by as much as 90 percent; something that you need to absolutely cash in, just in case you were thinking of buying some of EA’s most popular titles. That means for those in UK the two insanely popular games FIFA 13 and Need for Speed Most wanted are now available for just 69p on the app store.

That means they at $0.99 for those in the US and considering that the offer is similar for other EA title s like Tetris, Monopoly, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, Fight Night Champion, The Sims 3 Ambitions, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Mass Effect Infiltrator and Need for Speed Undercover, this probably is indeed the best time not just to buy an app, but also to gift one. Since this limited period sale ends this Christmas, you better get to the app store sooner than later!

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Shizen: Oceanscapes for iOS is Relaxing and Free

December 21, 2012 by sanjo | No Comments | Filed in Entertainment

If you have tried out ‘My living desktop’ on your Mac, then you will know all about its soothing effects on the users. The makers of the app have decided to share its beauty with those who own a device that runs on iOS. Nature lovers will be pleased to know that now not only their desktops but also their can get a taste of this free app.

Shizen: Oceanscapes shows you two beautiful HD looped movies of nature sceneries and it also comes with an appropriate audio that syncs with the video, relieving you from all your stress and worries.

This app is completely designed for your Apple’s Retina display as one scene depicts a windswept beach in Washington State and the other is a colorful coral reef, which stands very unique from the others.

If and when you are under great work pressure or if you have a lot in your mind, you simply need to switch on your device to enjoy the soothing effects of this app and you can get all this for free.

Shizen means Nature in Japanese and this app gets its name because it represents beauty of nature in its fullest.

It is also possible to run the video on full screen so that you can experience nature’s beauty to the fullest. And you can even adjust the volume control for the natural sounds.

If you can’t get enough of this app then the developers have cooked up eight more such screens and you can buy them for just $2.99.

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