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Captions that take photos further with Typic Pro

Medelln, Colombia – Hi Mom S.A.S is thrilled to announce the release of Typic Pro 1.1, their new photo captioning app for iPhone, and iPod touch. After Typic’s huge success, the company decided to offer their users a lot more than what they expected with a Pro version.

typicWords can take your photos further, and Typic Pro is the best tool to take them even further than you ever imagined. People love to take and share photos, and by adding captions and unique designs to them, they can express themselves even more and take their creations beyond. It’s never been so easy for everyone and anyone to create outstanding posts that purely express their feelings.

Typic Pro has great filters, 28 fantastic fonts, 21 colors, and additionally it offers 36 super cool design elements carefully created to decorate your photos and turn them into great design pieces. You can also have two different captions, so you can play around with different fonts, colors, shadow, opacity and sizes, with full control and accuracy compared to other similar apps. Its user interface stands out from others for its simple sleek design, making the app super easy to work with.

Typic Pro 1.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. There is a free version available.

Find out more about Typic

Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 Update

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Apple Inc. has released another update to the iOS Operating System.   Version 6.1.3 is meant to fix a number of bugs and increase security on users iOS devices.  The update included the following specifications:

  •  Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app

  •  Improvements to Maps in Japan

The update is available through the General Information panel on your iOS device.  Should you require more information about how to  update your iOS device, you can find it on the Apple Support website at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623.

Don’t Run With A Plasma Sword Now Free Download

Xperimentalz Games has announce that the popular runner game, Don’t Run With A Plasma Sword for iOS devices is now a free download.  The game, which features five level of story and boss levels as well as five levels of endless play, allows the user to gain points through the play and upgrade the runner’s abilities, outward appearance and revivability.  This game has been featured on Call-A.P.P.L.E. a number of times and is one of our favorite games for the iPhone and iPad.  The game is currently available in English and French.

You can download the program from the Apple iTunes store at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dont-run-with-a-plasma-sword/id479907900?mt=8

Apple Event Introducing iPhone 5 now online

Tim Cook, in an invitation only event in Sanfrancisco, introduced the iPhone 5 this morning.  The event which was held at the Beuna Yerba Center had a bevy of new announcements in regard to the iPhone / iPod series including the iPod Touch, iPod Nano and the iPhone 5.   Apple has posted the event in its entirety on its website  here:

http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2012/

New Apple Configurator Gives Small Businesses Control Over iOS Devices

Apple very quietly released a tool yesterday that gives IT managers control over 30 iOS devices at a time using a single Mac.  The tool, Apple Configurator allows control over a host of items on a variety of iOS Devices, including:

  • iOS updates
  • Lock screen and wallpaper
  • Device name
  • Installed apps
  • Installed documents
  • Configuration profiles (including passcode policy, restrictions, Wi-Fi, VPN, and more settings)
  • You can also create a backup of one device’s settings, data, wallpaper, and Home screen layout and restore it to other devices.

While the tool is a bit too small for the large enterprise user, it is a good start for those small companies or the schools that are looking to control their iOS devices and maintain some sort of  consistency among the devices.  Being able to maintain such control is also great for classrooms that use the iPad as a primary reading and activity tool.  If Apple raises the number of devices one can control with the tool to say, 50, then the usefulness becomes even greater for schools that have more than 30 students in them.

For large enterprises, the number of required devices is in the thousands or even tens of thousands, making such control out of reach.  Many enterprises still forbid iOS devices on their networks and in order for them to change this, there is going to have to be some type of tool for them as well.  While Apple is a bit gun shy at the thought of the large enterprises due to the lack of success with the XServe and other enterprise level items they have had over the years, this is a great first step on the part in gaining a foothold in the large enterprise environments and hopefully we will see more of this type of utility.

You can get more information about the Apple Configurator and its usage on the Apple enterprise page at:

http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/enterprise/

You can download the latest version of the Apple Configurator from the iTunes App Store at:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-configurator/id434433123?mt=12

Apple Announces Winner of $10,000 USD Prize for 25 Billionth Download

Apple has finally announced that a user in China was the winner of the Apple Inc. sponsored prize for downloading the 25 billionth iTunes App.  The user, one Chunli Fu of Qungdao, China downloaded the free Disney app, “Where’s My Water” to push the download mark over the 25 billion mark.  He will receive $10,000 USD in the iTunes App Store int he form of a gift card.

Currently, there are more than 550,000 apps in the iTunes App Store and now more than 170,000 of those apps are iPad native apps.  According to Apple, they have paid out more than $4 Billion USD to the developers of those apps.

Source: Apple

A Public Sneak Peek At Messages from Mac OS X Mountain Lion

While the preparations for Apple’s next major OS upgrade have gone on quietly for some time now, the way Apple is treating its latest addition to the Apps of Mac OS X is anything but quiet.   Messages is Apple’s new app which allows users to “send messages to any Macintosh, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.” The app almost looks like something of a twitter clone, with some distinct differences.  Messages replaces your iVhat client and it allows you to make FaceTime calls from within the app.

The beta is the first public item Apple has released from its upcoming Mac OS X Mountain Lion release and it is available today at:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion/messages-beta/

New Coating Waterproofs iPhone and other Smartphones

A new coating produced by Liquipel, a company in Santa Ana, California, totally waterproofs the iphone.  The process, being displayed at CES 2012, cost $59.95 to have done, and the user must ship the iPhone to the company to have it waterproofed.  This process can be applied to any smartphone and apparently will protect the phone even if it is totally submerged in water.

For more information about Liquipel, check out their website at:

http://www.liquipel.com

An A.P.P.L.E. Review: Pigeon Palooza for the iPhone

This week, Pigeon Palooza came to the iPhone and iPad.   While much has been made of this program being the next Angry Birds, we found that the game was anything but that exciting.  And after plunking down out $0.99 cents for the game, we were left with a game that really isnt all that much real fun.

The concept of Pigeon Palooza is that you are a Pauley the Pigeon, flying through town pooping on cars.   While the game may have a hilarity to the juvenile or sophmoric crowd, this game quite frankly was too slow and actually not all that much fun.  The game requires no puzzle solving capability really and the only real goal is to avoid objects like street lights, poop on as many people, objects, and cars as you can, and get 1000 points in 2 minutes in order to clear the level.

As you maneuver through the levels, you must load up on the piles of birdseed / food scattered Hodge-podgy along the way in order to keep pooping.  Since you start out with only 5 poops, this is quite important to completing the levels.

The graphics of the game are acceptable but clearly could have been a bit better as could the game play itself.  If you still want to try out the game, you can pay you $.99 cents and download it from the iTunes App Store at:

http://itunes.apple.com/app/pigeon-palooza/id492151739?mt=8

Rating: 2 out of 5 Apples

Version 1.0.1 of Google Currents Released But has Issues

Google has released an update to their Google Currents application just a week after the introduction of the package.  Version 1.0.1 is intended to resolve some of the stability issues with the Application as well as to fix scrolling issues on older versions of iOS 4.   There are also some library issues that have been resolved.

While this upgrade will work for some folks, several users are complaining about their feeds disappearing from their library.  Also errors in the interface are causing some users not to be able to have problems going back.  This bug is leaving the only option to return to the home page in the App.   While there have only been 9 reviews on the Google App page for the program