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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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