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Have you dreamt of owning a photography studio to take and edit brilliant photos of real models?
Pocket Snapper enables you to take photos from the embedded short video clips of glamorous models, just like what a professional photographer would do!
Pocket Snapper makes a perfect photo shooting app for both professional and amateur photographers, provided that it has not only offers users an exclusive iModel shooting experience, but it lets users take advantage from its advanced photo-taking/editing technologies to produce their very own photos.
Pocket Snapper creates a virtu
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al studio in your iDevice for you to sharpen your photo taking skills. The iModel mode utilizes the gyroscope to simulate the authentic photo-taking experience. Pocket Snapper mimics the photo-shooting environment that allows you to capture images in any flicks and it also offers additional photo filters for purchase that makes your work stylish and we will keep rolling out more videos that enable to make it more fun.
What is more, Pocket Snapper is creating a community for people to share their masterpieces with ease. In a foreseeable future, you can even upload your own videos for others to edit and take “pictures”. Hidden characters are waiting to be unlocked once you hit certain achievements.
With Pocket Snapper, capturing, editing and sharing photos is a breeze and pleasure.
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I love 360° Panoramas. I used to create QuickTime VRs back in the day. I still like to use them in my digital publishing documents for tablets. What I never expected to have was an easy way to create them directly on my iPhone or iPad. That’s where 360 Panorama comes in. This App is an interactive 360° panorama creation tool right on your device.
Simply bring up the App and you get a grid of the world around you to align on. Tap to snap the 1st shot and then simply turn left or right a little and the next shot gets taken automatically. Just keep turning until you captured the
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entire scene or until you stop the capture. The App will automatically stich the scene together and render it.
You can either output a rendered 360° to the cloud and share it with friends via email, Twitter or Facebook or your can export a flattened pano to the camera roll or email. If something gets in the way, sadly there is no way to edit it out. You’ll either have to take the shot over again or start over. Of course on a flattened version you can edit it in your favorite editing App such as Photoshop and clone out the thing that got in the way.
Here’s a sample one I did in Copenhagen on the way to my event. As you can see my buddy Jason walked through one of the shots.
This is amazing technology for the very low cost of entry. You can create good looking panos in the matter of a couple of minutes. I’d like to see a “re-take” button on the interace, but otherwise it’s hard to find things to complain about.

 
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The browser wars wage on in the mobile space just as it does on the desktop. Today, Mozilla fires another shot across Chrome's bow with Firefox 14 beta. The update, available in the Play Store, comes complete with a new UI, Flash support, and a bunch of other little improvements.  The new version comes with an updated minimum requirement of Android 2.2 or higher. The new UI shows its Froyo-y heritage, too. While the whole app has seen a redesign that's pretty slick, it still uses the old-style menu button interface that's been outmoded since the release of Ice Cream Sandwich it uses
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no deprecated menu styles whatsoever and conforms to the UI standards of whatever OS version it is running on. Official Android Police t-shirts are now on sale, with over 25 designs to call yours.Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:Firefox 4 Beta For Android Gets Updated, Finally Enters The MarketFirefox 4 RC For Android Comes To The Android MarketFirefox Mobile (Fennec) For Android Hits Alpha, Introduces New Features Including ElectrolysisFirefox 6 Beta For Android Now Available - Brings Lots of Enhancements, Performance ImprovementsFirefox For Android Finally Hits Beta Status, Set To Silence CriticsFirefox Beta 14 Goes Live On The Play Store, Brings Along A New UI, Flash Support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
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Following on from the success of the popular BBC television series of the same name, Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe sees the popular scientist, lecturer, and former pop star present an app which makes use of both his typical style of breaking down complex scientific matters into simple stories and beautiful, immersive graphics which really shine on the last two versions of iPad (the app is not compatible with first gen iPads, unfortunately).
Wonders of the Universe contains over two hundred interactive articles and some two and a half hours of video taken from Cox’s two p
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opular BBC TV series, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe. With no further ado, let’s take a look at how this promising app stacks up! 

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Stunning Visuals
Wonders of the Universe sports stunning visuals.
The first thing that one notices when launching Wonders of the Universe are the app’s stunning visuals, which can’t fully translate to the computer screen via the use of screenshots. Frankly, I felt that Wonders of the Universe does indeed approach that much-hyped ‘magic’ user experience which was promised on the iPad’s launch.
After a few moments gazing at a galaxy, the unobtrusive user interface which Wonders makes use of encouraged me to explore and I thus got introduced to the app by zipping around at Solar System, Galaxy and Universe levels of space before ultimately reading the instructions and getting stuck in to the app itself.
Seven Levels of Scale
Wonders of the Universe comes with a novel form of separating the content on offer by making use of seven layers of scale. In order of size from small to large, the seven are as follows:

Sub Atomic
Atomic
Solar System
Stars
Milky Way
Galaxies
Universe

Choosing one of those seven categories causes the camera’s perspective to shift accordingly and the user is treated to a series of beautiful animations which will zoom-in or pan out accordingly. Once within the chosen level of scale, there is a wealth of information in the form of short video excerpts and articles with excellent images too. 
Wonders of the Universe abounds with compelling images and text.
Above is a screenshot taken from the first article in the Sub Atomic section and this is complemented by several videos of Cox detailing whichever particular scientific principle he is attempting to explain at that time.
This variation of media format makes for a much more intuitive, fluid learning experience than could be offered from text alone and ensures that even taking in all the principles, facts and statistics never feels like an effort.
One small annoyance is that the videos are streamed and thus dependent on a strong internet connection – this is presumably in order to cut down on the Wonders of the Universe’s overall size, or perhaps due to BBC licensing requirements. Whatever the cause, it would certainly be preferable to have the option to download and save all videos locally at once, thus enabling the app to be used on a long flight or drive as the perfect scientific companion. 
For Newcomers and Enthusiasts Alike
The great strength of Wonders of the Universe is its accessibility.
Whether you’re an enthusiastic fan of all things related to science and space, like myself, or a more casual user with just a passing interest on the topics in general, Wonders provides a compelling and easily understood narrative to ensure that one is imparted with some really important and interesting knowledge. For example, most readers will have some idea of how the universe was created and be familiar with The Big Bang, but Wonders lays it out in a fashion which gives a deeper knowledge of the fundamentals and from this foundation, we can then confidently go looking elsewhere for more detailed and advanced information. 
The lion’s share of credit for this easily understood narrative must go to Dr Brian Cox himself, but the award winning scientist and researcher is given the tools to deliver his understated and engaging style of teaching with the aid of a robust and useful app, and this makes all the difference – rather than feeling like a mere framework tacked-on in order to allow easy navigation of Cox’s work, Wonders of the Universe gives the impression of an app carefully designed from the beginning as something unique. 
Conclusion
Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe could have been such a letdown and indeed, before trying out the app I did wonder whether it could possibly live up to the brilliance of the original TV series. But, thanks to Cox’s own skill as a narrator and teacher, the hard work put into making such beautiful graphics and perhaps even the very form of the iPad itself, Wonders more than lives up to its bigger screened cousin. 
Sold at an introductory price of $6.99, Wonders of the Universe cannot be called an either an overly cheap or expensive app, but one which offers good value considering how much time and work went into its creation. A couple of minor issues such as the inability to watch videos offline and the very good but occasionally confusing UI may slightly mar the overall experience, but these cannot detract from the fact that Wonders of the Universe is a truly outstanding app and makes full use of the iPad’s form to both dazzle and educate. 
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This week in apps has been a hectic one, with a new app that has you guessing the logos to major corporations, a Flickr competitor’s entry into the mobile app world, and the latest photography craze GifBoom, all making a splash not only on the Play Store, but on my device as well! So read on to see what’s happening this week in the world of Android.

Logo Quiz
First there was Temple Run, then Draw Something, and now Logo Quiz, the latest mobile game frenzy. As you may have guessed from the name, the main aim of the game is to guess the logos of brands familiar to tho
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se all over the world.
As I said above, these types of apps are the latest craze in the Android world and so the usual rush of apps mimicking identical functionality are to be expected, but the aptly named Logo Quiz still reigns supreme. It contains logos ranging from Shell Oil to Starbucks Coffee. I’ve been playing it a lot and so far have noticed little to no overlap of questions, so you can expect it to keep you entertained for hours on end!
Logo Quiz
500px
Hailed by many as Flickr’s first true competitor, 500px’s Android offering is a sight to behold. Apart from offering a beautiful and easy to use interface, it also sports some amazing pictures taken by truly talented photographers. Thankfully, the developers decided to make the app free, without ads that would detract seriously from the viewing of the pictures.
Whilst some will agree that this app benefits from larger screen estate (such as offered by the Galaxy Note or other Android tablets) it’s also a pleasure to use on a smaller scale and is definitely a leap forward for Android photo browsing apps!
500PX
The Avengers Live Wallpaper
It’s hard to go on to any movie news site without seeing The Avengers mentioned. Adored by critics and fans alike, this film made (and still is making!) a huge splash in cinemas everywhere. Having grossed millions before even being released in the USA, it’s certainly popular. If you’re a fan then this live wallpaper is perfect for you.
Although there is a free download, this only comes with the basic wallpaper; but for an extra $0.99 you can upgrade to the full wallpaper, sporting the full Avengers cast including Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye, Iron Man and Hulk. Performance wise this wallpaper isn’t too shabby either. It ran very smoothly on my device, and I can only imagine how well it could run on devices such as the Galaxy S II or the Nexus.
The Avengers Live Wallpaper
ViBe
A while back here on Android.Appstorm we published a post of the best ringtone apps. In that roundup several apps that added custom vibrations to specific contacts made an appearance, and if we were to re-write that roundup, we would definitely include ViBe. Apart from making setting custom vibrations easier and faster, it also has several discerning features that set it apart from the standard flurry of vibration apps.
Apart from the usual features, this app also integrates tightly into some major apps that deliver notifications. It currently does so with Handcent and Go SMS Pro and the developers are looking to expand this further by integrating into other massively popular apps such as Instagram, Twitter and Gmail.
ViBe
Gifboom
Instagram is so last week. Now it’s all about Gifboom. This app is taking the GIF community by storm, allowing users not only to easily create animated GIFs but also to view and share them with the Gifboom community. Although some users have reported that the app’s functionality can be quite sporadic, thankfully I have yet to experience a hitch.
For those of you who love GIFs (who doesn’t?!) you’ll begin to wonder how you ever woke up in the morning without being able to tap an icon and see a collection of user generated GIFs waiting to be enjoyed. Apart from offering its own network (á la Instagram), GifBoom also allows sharing to many of the most popular social networking websites around today, such as Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Overall this app will definitely reserve a special place in GIF lovers’ hearts (and homescreens).
GifBoom
Pocket Academy
Kairosoft’s latest venture in the Android market is very different than its other offerings. Rather than letting you control a glamorous space station, a game development startup, or even your own spa, this game lets you manage somewhere that everyone has been: a school. Although it’s hard to argue that managing a school in real life is actually fun, Kairosoft manages to make it so.
You can build dorms, classroom, locker rooms – basically most of the things that probably existed in your high school! This game is definitely one of Kairosoft’s better offerings (and you can definitely expect a full review here on Android.Appstorm sometime soon).
Pocket Academy
PicFrame
The quality of phone cameras improves by the day, and the craze of photo editing apps seems to keep pace. PicFrame basically allows you to put several of your images all into one via the use of frames. Not only does this make photography more fun, it also makes for a neat way to present your pictures to your friends and family.
PicFrame
So far I’ve used this app to showcase a few pictures from a recent trip (and even a few screenshots) and it has yet to let me down. If you use Instagram or are constantly using your phone as your camera and are looking for a way to present your images in both a functional and beautiful way than this app is definitely one you’ll appreciate.


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LodgeNet provides the hotel TV service for many of the hotels in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Miami and Seattle. Unfortunately although you have a choice in hotels, you don’t really have a choice in hotel entertainment systems. However, if you do happen to stay in a property that has LodgeNet and you have an iOS device (this is a Universal app) with internet access you can use it to control your TV, get information about the hotel you’re staying in and if the service allows you can even check out the r
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oom service and other services. Of course you can also order video on demand right from your iOS device.
Works in San Francisco
 
I’m traveling on business this week and I got to my room last night. I had downloaded the LodgeNet App a while ago, but this was the 1st time that I was in a property that supports it. I may have been in one before, but I don’t always turn on the hotel TV when I travel. During my channel surfing I saw the ad for the App and remembered that I already had it. So I decided to give it a try. You pair the App with your current room’s TV by displaying the code (I imagine it changes with each new guest) on the TV from the entertainment menu. Key that code into the App on your device and you’re all set. From that point on you can use the touch screen on your iDevice to change channels, control the volume and order video on demand content. It’s simple and it works, but it could be so much more. As a TV remote it’s cool, but not a killer App. However, if it tied into things like ordering room service, making reserations at hotel restaurants, etc., ordering car services/taxis, summoning the bellhop, unlocking the door when you return to the room, wakeup calls, digital do-not-disturb signs, etc. then the App would be infinitely more usable. As it stands the App works as advertised, but it would be nice to see it go way beyond TV control.

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Strategy games are not easy — there, I’ve said it. Games such as Civilization, Starcraft 2, Age of Empires and the like require serious multitasking skills and the ability to judge a situation in various ways. You might think an iPad game couldn’t compete with that kind of intense gaming experience. Well, you’d be wrong.
Clash of Clans is a game for the serious player.
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Original Article on UltraLinx Website - Microsoft Release Video On Uses of Surface
I’m pretty excited for the Microsoft Surface, purely because it looks like it’ll be great competition to the iPad.
Microsoft really showed us what a “Smart Cover” should really be, by including a keyboard right into the screen cover for the tablet. The design of it is exceptional too, very different from the iPad and it has a lot more connectivity options.
This new video shows off how much you can do with the Surface and it’s pretty impressive. It’s great to see
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that there is a HD port, USB port and a MicroSD card slot – these options alone can be very inciting for people who want a productive tablet.

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I am surprised at how much I like BlueTags’ Planner Pro. The first time I opened it, I expected to despise it. It looked too messy. It didn’t look clean enough. I love Calendar’s simplicity, and this did not look like it would suit what I needed at all.
But the more I used it, the more I saw it becoming an affordable and easy way for people who need an all-in-one app to manage their day-to-day lives. It combines the event planning of Calendar with the task management of sophisticated apps such as Things for iPad. It doesn’t replace apps like iStudiez Pro for studen
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ts, but for people who run their own businesses, Planner Pro will be a godsend.
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Let’s Talk About Design
Planner Pro is what many people call skeuomorphic. For those of you who are not in the know, skeuomorphism occurs when one product imitates another older, but similar product by design. This emulation is usually considered unnecessary, because it doesn’t abandon traditional appearances in the name of process. Many of Apple’s recent user interfaces have been both lambasted and praised for their use of skeuomorphism. It’s not a good or a bad thing, but it’s subject to personal taste.
Skeuomorphism at its finest.
Planner Pro is extremely skeuomorphic. It heavily borrows from design elements of planners we used years ago, long before we started storing our to-do lists in our phones and tablets and other electronic devices. In fact, I’m certain that my family has owned planners that look just like this. I never liked them before, but I always understood their purpose.
Planner Pro, when held in landscape view, looks just like one of those open planners. It appears to be a book with several tabs to indicate what month or day you are looking at in the planner. It has a section for notes and tasks. My first thought was that Planner Pro was a really ugly Calendar skin, but exploring through the app taught me differently.
A Task Manager and a Calendar
Importing calendars from the standard Calendar app into Planner Pro is a breeze (although it apparently does not offer Exchange support — I don’t use Exchange so I couldn’t test that to be sure). That being said, this app goes so far beyond that. There is a daily tasks list that is simply phenomenal. Planner Pro can only remind you of your daily task list once a day, not unlike Things, so you can’t set reminders to go off throughout the day like you can with Apple’s stock Reminders app. It’s the only downside I could find to Planner Pro’s otherwise in-depth task management system.
Adding tasks and projects is really easy.
Making lists is really straightforward. You just hit the plus symbol in the Tasks area of the app and choose what kind of list you want to create. It’s easy to sort either individual items or project lists, which means that you can store a grocery list in the app but keep it separate from your other to-do’s for the day, for example. The app also allows you to sort your tasks by priority, which is great when you have multiple projects happening at once.
The app icon generates a numeric badge for any due or overdue tasks, so you always know if you have something that needs to get done. And if you want to see a list of all your current and upcoming tasks, there is a separate tab in the app that allows you take a look at just your to-do list. In short, you have what feels like a ceaseless amount of ways to organize your life.
You can view all your upcoming and completed tasks without any extra clutter.
And Make a Note of This
Planner Pro also supports note-taking — a feature I’ve never personally used in my agendas, but could see certain people finding useful. It’s easy to generate a note as well, and very similar to generating a to-do list of Tasks. The app lets you write multiple notes a day and organizes them in an easy to see manner. There is no way to view your notes separate from the daily planner like you can with your tasks, but I don’t know many people who would want a feature like that. This is not a note taking app, but a note making app; it’s designed to let you take notes on your daily activities and what you did without getting as in depth as a diary.
Compared to the rest of the app, this user interface is pretty plain.
Who Is This Meant For?
At this point, you may be reading this review and wondering straight-up whether or not this app is for you. Maybe you don’t like the skeuomorphic design, but you do like the daily inspirational quotes. Maybe you like the note-making function, but don’t need to have yet another app for your to-do lists.
I understand. In that case, this app isn’t likely for you, it’s for somebody like my parents. Both of them ran their own businesses (one of them still does) and were very attached to their planners. They like design that references the past while being placed firmly in the future of technology. It makes sense to them because it’s still traditional enough that they can make full use of it, and that’s great.
This is the be-all end-all of daily planners. If you’ve ever found yourself wishing that the Calendar app was more fully-featured, or if you like apps that evoke familiar designs, Planner Pro is for you.