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2014 was a massive year for the iPad, both in terms of new hardware and in terms of software. iOS 7 basically wiped the app slate clean, creating a void that thousands of developers all tried to fill. New hardware opened up new options for most developers to exploit with the latest apps. Without further ado, here are my twenty-five favorite apps for the past year. Like this article? Stay up to dat...
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What are Bitcoins and how those can be used? An article about the advantages of using bitcoins, but also about the security problems of the cryptocurrency world.
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postit

If you’re like most people I know your attempt to go digital with everything has failed. Sure, it was easy to transition to digital music and photos, digital movies was easy once bandwidth made it acceptable, and reading has been a hit as well. Many of us have tried to make our todo’s, notes, scribbles, and post-it notes digital too. In some instances we’ve succeeded,

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but the biggest failure with people I know, and myself, is with sticky notes. Post-it brand notes has released an app that just might change that.


The problem in going digital with sticky notes is that it’s harder. It’s harder to get out a device, swipe it open, go to the app, load the app, tap the + to add a note, and then write it down with my finger (or stylus if I happen to have one nearby). It’s just so much more convenient to simply take a pad, write it down, and be done. The analog version also has the great addition of adhesive to stick it places…allowing me to place the reminder right in my line of sight for the place I will need it. The sticky note lets me do so much with so little. It’s a super easy tool to start using…


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The one thing it doesn’t do however, is keep things organized. My desk often looks like a sea of neon paper. Scribbles and phone numbers and small lists. It’s a mess. I’ve attempted to use Evernote’s digital system with my notes, and it works really well, but it’s actually “too much”. Not everyone wants a huge ecosystem and robust handling of something that’s supposed to be simple, and that’s how it feels to me. So, that’s where this little Post-it Notes app comes in…


The app is very simple to use. Write your Post-it’s, snap a picture using the app, and sort, move, share, zoom, collaborate, and more. The app is capable of capturing up to 50 notes at a time…so just grabbing all of those from the day before I leave my desk has been working fine.


If you’re a post-it note junkie…and have failed going digital before, or maybe never thought to even try…now is the perfect time to give it a shot!


Check it out, it’s called Post-it Plus and it’s free!

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One of the things that iOS 8 brings to the table is an open door to App Developers to access the manual controls for the camera. Well it didn’t take long for Apps to appear in the App Store that take advantage of this new capability. “Manual” is just such an App. This App allows you full control over your image by allowing you to “manually” set the shutter speed, ISO, white

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balance, focus and exposure bracketing. It even has a pretty cool “live” histogram that I must admit when I first saw it, I thought it was an audio meter. If you were shooting a challenging scene (such as a bright window in the background) with a DSLR, you could switch to manual and set your shutter speed and ISO. Now you have the same flexibility on your iPhone.


Shot with the Manual App on AUTO

Shot with the Manual App on AUTO



Shot with the Manual App after an ISO adjustment

Shot with the Manual App after an ISO adjustment to expose the shadows more



The interface is pretty straight forward and it definitely let’s me do exactly what I want when it comes to exposure control. The only thing I don’t seem to be able to control on my iPhone 5s is aperture. I see it displayed as 2.2, but it’s greyed out and that may be that on the iPhone 5s you can’t change it? Not sure. Otherwise the app does all that it claims to do and you can even switch between automatic and manual within the app.


You can get Manual here from the iTunes.



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WordTag iPhone Application WordTag iPhone Application

Get ready to play the most describable word game ever! In WordTag, you and your friends take turns describing a word for each other to guess! Once you get started it’s kind of hard to stop playing!


To play WordTag: 1. Pick a word for someone to guess. 2. Type in a brilliant, funny

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, tricky, silly, awkward clue. 3. Each word you describe is paired with six locked words. The more you play, the more challenging things get!


Features:

- Free to play!

- Play anytime, anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, and iTouch

- Each game takes less than a minute

- WordTag with as many friends at once as you like

- Over 10,000 words to describe

- New words added weekly

- Earn over 75 Word Badges

- Win Tokens and Boosters

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ClipClock iPhone Application ClipClock iPhone Application

ClipClock is your Social Hub for Great Video Moments!

Now you can swipe videos for best moments highlighted by other people!


- Connect to the ClipClock Hub

- Discover great videos shared on social networks

- Highlight & share the mo

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ments you love


Featured on TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, TheNextWeb, SocialTimes as new popular video clipping mobile service!


Connect to the service to watch friends’ and interesting people’s videos shared on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. ClipClock supports YouTube, Vimeo and provides screenshot preview for each clipped moment.

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Having another streaming content option is usually a good thing. I’ve got Netflix, Slingplayer, HBO Go and various TV station Apps. There is no shortage of things to watch on the go. When I saw the announcement for the Amazon Instant Video App I downloaded it immediately. I figured that since I already pay for Amazon Prime, I might as well take advantage of this benefit. I just

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got a chance to play with the App and it does the kinds of things I expected right off the bat. I signed in with my Amazon credentials and I was presented with a display of available TV shows and movies for instant streaming. So far so good. I randomly picked an episode of Fringe to watch and the quality was decent. Again, this is all good, but…


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Trouble in paradise…

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While the App performed as I expected, I was completely dismayed to find out that it only worked via WiFi. That’s right, no 3G/4G cellular support. While you can watch any videos that you’ve downloaded, you can’t stream anything once you step outside the range of a WiFi Network. This seems like a huge step backwards in 2013. In the early days many apps were restricted from streaming over 3G because AT&T was the only network that supported the iPhone and AT&T/Apple feared that millions of streaming customers would bring the network to its knees. However, those days have long gone since the iPhone is available now on several carriers. Also since most carriers charge for a certain amount of data use each month, users are careful not to do a ton of streaming unless their plans support it. I think that it’s very shortsighted of Amazon to limit their App this way. Perhaps put up a warning when I user starts a stream over cellular data and then once the user taps OK they’re on their own. The other problem (and this is not just an Amazon problem) is that the App doesn’t support AirPlay. So If I understand this correctly, I have to be on my WiFi network to enjoy the App, and since I’m home on my network I can’t even enjoy the show on my big screen HDTV? With these limitations, this will not be my goto App.


If you have an Amazon Prime account or you’ve purchased downloadable movies via Amazon, then the App is probably worth having on your device. However, the WiFi requirement and lack of AirPlay/HDMI out support will make it a limited experience.


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Enjoy the freedom to go back and modify any changes you made to the original image, even after exporting your work.

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connect and pop 1

When I was a kid one of my favorite games to play was Connect Four, the classic game where you connect four of one’s own discs of the same color next to each other vertically, horizontally, or diagonally before your opponent.


The joy of the game is that it’s never the same it’s fun to play with anyone who will spend a few minutes (or

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a few hours) trying to connect, well, four of the same color discs next to one another before you can.


A new iOS game, Connect & Pop, while based on Connect Four, takes the classic game and makes it better with a host of fun new challenges, a pleasing design and social features which never leave you without an opponent to play against.


The goal of Connect & Pop, like its inspiration, is to connect four or more pieces of your color horizontally, vertically or diagonally. That alone would make Connect & Pop a good game, but what makes it a great game? Well…



Pop Mode – Adding a spin to the classic Connect Four game, Pop Mode gives players the option to remove one of your pieces from the last row of the board. This simple twist adds a new layer of strategy and fun to the game.
A 10×7 board – A larger board than the traditional 6×7 board provides more options to best your opponent.
Skill levels – 5 different skill levels to let you hone your skills on your own, prepping you for epic battles against friends and family.
Achievements – If you don’t win anything, what’s the point in playing, right? Connect & Pop features over 30 different achievements you can collect as you play the game!

But wait, there’s more. In addition to playing with the people sitting around you, Connect & Pop is Game Center enabled! This means you can play your other friends on Game Center or random opponents and stake your claim to the top of the Game Center leader board. Not only that, but you can play a game on a single device, or play others with iOS devices using bluetooth connectivity.


Add all that to some polished graphics, sound effects and music and you’re left with an iOS gaming experience that you’ll truly enjoy at a price that can’t be beat.


If you’re like me and like Connect Four, you’ll love Connect & Pop.


 


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If there’s one question that I get asked a lot, more than any other as a matter of fact, it’s “how do you keep finding Apps to review?”. I started thinking about that question today as I was thinking about what I wanted to say about this App. The truth is, I don’t go looking for Apps “just to review” usually. For the most part the Apps that I review are Apps that I have found to solve a problem. After all, if it doesn’t solve a problem, what good is it really? Recently I started the process of moving into my new town
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home. Before I moved even the first thing in though, I decided that I wanted to paint things to make it feel more like home, more mine from day one. I headed over to the hardware store to start looking at colors and quickly realized that I had no idea what color I wanted. So, being me, I immediately went to my iPhone for help. What I found is quite possibly THE best iPhone App for anyone planning on painting anything in their home. Colorsmart not only helps you find your paint color, it helps you calculate how much paint you will need, and lets you preview it on a wide assortment of example rooms. These rooms aren’t simulated digital representations of rooms, rather they are photos of actual rooms. Even though this is an App about house paint, the design, quality, and execution make it an App for other developers to strive to emulate.

Find Your Color
First and foremost this App is about getting you the right color for your project. Whether you’re painting a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or barn, Behr Colorsmart is the perfect App to help identify the right color for you. There are a few different options to find the correct color. The first option is to use the Explore Color tab. This pulls up a palette of every color that Behr offers. Choose your desired color family,  the color style (muted, pure, or shaded), and the specific hue. When you have made your selection Colorsmart shows you not only the paint name and number, but it also shows you complimenting colors, and offers to show you a preview of it. This is TRULY a well thought out App.

Have a color that you want to match? Not a problem! use your iPhone’s industry leading camera to take a photo, or choose a photo from your photo library. Once your image is loaded pinch to zoom in to the specific area that you would like to match and simply tap on the area. Colorsmart will bring up that color from the Behr line of paints, again with the name and Behr number. Once you have chosen your color, save it to favorites by tapping the icon in the upper right hand corner for future reference.
 

Once you’ve chosen your colors, the last thing to figure out before you head to the store to purchase it, is how much paint you will need. Behr has you covered there too! Under the More tab at the bottom of the screen, you will find a Paint calculator that will help you determine exactly how many gallons you’re going to need to finish your project!
 
The Bottom Line
This App has it all! As you can see from the screen shots and the description, this App has it all; great UI, in depth functionality, and extreme usefulness! If you’re planning a painting project any time soon, you need this App. Colorsmart will help you save time, get the perfect color, and buy the correct amount of paint. It’s truly one of the most useful Apps I’ve ever seen.
 
You can get Behr Colorsmart for your iOS device from the iTunes store for free here: