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Daily iPad app: Snapseed

It's an app with a funny name, but a lot of power. Snapseed, from Nik Software, is a powerful photo editor for the iPad. You can enhance color and exposure of any photo with a single click, or just tweak your photo using a variety of powerful tools that can transform a mundane photo into...

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My Xbox Live available on the App Store

Xbox owners with iPhones or iPads, rejoice! Microsoft has added a brand new app called My Xbox Live to the App Store today. The free app takes your Xbox Live experience portable, letting you connect with friends, update your Avatar, and even browse through the games hub all directly from the...

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my-Ditto lets you access your data from literally anywhere including your iOS devices

There are a lot of solutions to getting your hands on files, video and audio remotely. You can do it on your own configuring firewalls. Apple had iDisk, but that is slowly fading and it's going to be dead next year unless Apple changes its mind. Of the many methods I've seen, Dane-Elec has come...

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Garmin offers real-time traffic cam photos and a bargain price for StreetPilot Onboard app

Garmin has an innovative way to help you beat the holiday traffic. It's the StreetPilot USA Onboard app update, released today, and it includes an option for an in-app purchase of traffic camera images from any of 10,000 cameras across the US and Canada. The option will cost US $9.95 per...

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Daily iPad App: Fotopedia Japan

I'm seeing a lot of excellent photo books for the iPad, which is logical given the great image quality and portability that the iPad provides. These apps are, I suppose, the evolution of the coffee table books of the past with the bonus of interactivity and updated content that no static book can...

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Navigon 2.0 for iPhone offers new name, download options (Updated)

Updated to include force-quit fix for missing favorites. If you're already a Navigon GPS app owner you'll find a significant free update at the app store today. If you haven't chosen a GPS navigation solution yet, Navigon has given you good reason to check the product out. Navigon 2.0 is a...

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Perfect Photo editor for iPhone is free this weekend

Perfect Photo is a photo editor for the iPhone that was easily worth the US$2 asking price, but this weekend you can grab it for free. Perfect Photo has 28 tools including red-eye removal and a capable healing brush. There are the usual cropping, saturation, sharpen and shadows tools. The...

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Plex 2.0 for iOS ramps up video streaming; Plex 0.9.5 for Mac/Windows released as well

[Updated to clarify version numbering. iOS Plex app is at 2.0, Mac app is at 0.9.5 or 0.9.5.1 beta.] Plex is an advanced Media Server that runs on your Mac and manages and distributes your audio and video to other computers, a connected TV and your iOS devices via the Plex iOS app. The Plex...

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TeleNav offers a sort-of free GPS solution for iOS

As we continue our survey of GPS apps for iOS, I have to mention the TeleNav family. The company, which is also behind the AT&T Navigator subscription app, offers a free entry level app that is quite popular with users, even though it is missing some key features. For free you get...

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DirecTV adds live video streaming on iPad

The DirecTV app for iPad got a significant bump in capabilities today by adding live streaming to giving you essentially a portable TV you can take to any room of your house. You have to be on the same network as your DirecTV receiver, and not all channels are available. I'm not seeing the pay...

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Localscope for iPhone adds tight navigation integration

I liked this 'where am I and what's around me?' app when I first looked at Localscope earlier this year, and it's only gotten better. The latest version of this US$1.99 app adds integration with Magellan RoadMate, NavFree, Motion X GPS and Sygic. The app already pulls info from most of the...

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iOS 5 Safari speed gains demonstrated in New Relic infographic

Web application performance company New Relic released the results of a study comparing the mobile browsing speeds of iOS 4 and iOS 5 on the same model of iPhone. What did they find? That iOS 5 / Safari 5.1 is much faster than iOS 4 / Safari 5.0. New Relic complied their test results into the...

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Magellan updates RoadMate USA with enhanced maps

The updated version of Magellan RoadMate (2.2) includes new features such as the most current maps available, red light camera and fixed speed camera alerts. The Junction View feature guides users through complicated freeway interchanges. A premium upgrade via an in-app purchase gives you live...

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See Rome as it is and as it was

Rome MVR (mixed virtual reality) is a very cool and innovative iPhone app that allows you to see views of the Roman Coliseum today, and -- with a tap on the screen -- also shows you 3D computer renderings of the location as it was at the peak of the Roman Empire. If you are actually at the...

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MyTunes for iPhone gives your music an impressive kick

SRS Labs has just released MyTunes, a free iPhone app that rather dramatically enhances music playback on your iDevices. Instead of using the stock player provided by Apple, you launch the MyTunes app, select your playlists, albums or artists, and you're away. The sound of most tracks...

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