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Elevation Mars will let you tour the red planet on iOS

Elevation Mars (U.S. $2.99) is a beautiful science-based app that will let you tour high resolution imagery of the 4th planet from our Sun and explore it in ways that simply can't be done from a book. The app starts with a topographic map of Mars, and you can gesture to zoom, rotate and tilt the...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for June 26, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Apple adds new $199 16 GB iPod Touch, cuts prices on 32/64 GB models

Apple today refreshed its iPod touch lineup, discontinuing the silver 16GB iPod touch (US$229) and replacing it with a new $199 model. Hardware-wise, the $199 entry-level iPod touch is identical to the existing 32 GB and 64 GB models and includes both a rear camera and an assortment of color...

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VoxyPAD: Clever iOS tool for real-time sharing of photos and docs

VoxyPAD (free) is an innovative and easy to use app for sharing and annotating documents, photos and web pages with others while talking about those shared items in real time. VoxyPad features instant messaging and you can send a message to another user even if they are not running the app. I can...

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Trap Studio helps you create your own music on any iOS device

Trap Studio (US$2.99) is a music creation app that includes more than 350 samples created by Prime Loops. Along with that, the app features dual Oxford Synthesizer Company (OSC) Synthesizers, and you can import samples and apply many effects to them to create a unique sound. Sounds from Prime Loops...

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OKDOTHIS is a motivating tool for your photographer instincts

OKDOTHIS (Ok, do this) is a clever, free app designed to create a community around ideas or photography. It joins the ranks of other photographic communities like Instagram or Flickr, but OKDOTHIS is designed to inspire as well as share. The app introduces the concept of 'Do's', which are photo...

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iRig Voice and EZ Voice app want to make you a star

IK Multimedia hit the market with the iRig Mic three years ago, a mic for podcasting and recording that plugged into the headphone port of your favorite iOS device and allowed for real-time monitoring. At the time, I wasn't impressed with the device; there were some issues with shielding and the...

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Temps: Weather station and world clock for both Mac and iOS

Weather apps are plentiful in the iOS world; readers wouldn't believe the number of pitches for new weather apps that we get each and every week at TUAW. But when it comes to OS X weather apps, we just don't see that many. That's why Temps (US1.99 for OS X and $0.99 for the iOS companion app Temps...

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Daily App: Subtitles Viewer for iOS

I'm always really pleased to see an app that serves the handicapped, and Subtitles Viewer makes a strong contribution to this category of iOS owner. It's also useful for people struggling with a new language and want to view movies and TV in their native language. This free universal app lets you...

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SpyMeSat iOS app now lets you buy hi-resolution satellite images

It's almost like having your own spy satellite. Last year I took a look at the SpyMeSat app, a US$1.99 app that lets you see when you are in range of an imaging satellite. At the time of my review, you could set alerts to let you know when a satellite was near your location, but this new version...

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Halftone 2 adds video and sound to an already great app

We've looked at the Halftone comic book creator app in the past, and our reviewers have always liked its many capabilities. A new version, a major update to Halftone 2 (US$1.99) is out today, with many increased capabilities including video export at 720p, sound effects for each panel, new effects...

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You only use 20% of your apps one time according to a new study

Localytics recently examined how people use their apps. The study, based on data from 1.5 billion devices and 25,000 apps, reports that 20% of downloaded apps are used only once, which is a 6% improvement over a four-year-old identical study. During the same period, which covers apps used during...

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iWeather has some clever features in a crowded field

iWeather (free, ad-supported with in-app options) is a graphically interesting and reasonably complete weather app. The problem for most new weather apps like iWeather is being creative enough to get people to stop using some of the leading weather apps like Yahoo Weather, Apple's built-in app, and...

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Daily App: Slow Shutter for iOS gets the job done

There are several apps available for low-light and light trail photography. Slow Shutter! (on sale for US$0.99) is a fine example, and has been rewritten to make it easier to use and increase performance. The app has replaced complex settings with Auto mode (waterfalls, moving objects), a Light...

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Garden naturally with Grow Smart, Grow Safe for iOS

Grow Smart, Grow Safe is a handy free app that will assess the dangers of some of the garden products you use and then suggest safer alternatives. While the app is aimed at the Pacific Northwest, the information it contains should work for anyone using American-made garden and lawn products. The...

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