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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.
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Freebie Alert: Ant Raid, Feed the Dragon and More! is a post from: My iPad Games
Through one of my favourite sites, I found a few good games that went free today, here are some of them:
 
1. Icebreaker Hockey

Icebreaker Hockey is an arcade style where you control a single characters with no team mates. The goal is to score a… er… goal while  dodging other hockey players that are trying to knock you down.
Icebreaker Hockey™ – NaturalMotion
 
2. Ant Raid

I am excited about this. I have read a lot of good reviews from
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different sites about this one and am ecstatic to download a copy for free. The game is an RTS game where you comman you army of ants to defend the home anthill while deploying others to attack. Much like command and conquer! But with bugs. Not the glichy ones.
Ant Raid – Prank Ltd.
 
3. Feed that Dragon

This game is very much like Fragger, it leads me to believe this one was inspired by the Miniclip game. The premise is to bounce the dragon food off things and over traps, to the dragon.
Feed That Dragon – Miniclip.com
4. Ancient War

Castle defense made in the age of the Flintstones!
Ancient War – Triniti Interactive Limited
5. Mad Chef / Food Ninja

In Mad Chef, you open up a restaurant and you throw knives at ingredients to make the food. The better you do, the more customers you get and more in game money!
Food Ninja – Foursaken Media
 
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Samsung finally started to rollout the official final build of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for their flagship Samsung Galaxy SII device. For now its available through the OTA updates in some European countries and other countries should follow soon. Note this ICS update for now is only meant to be for the international version of the SGSII but not the local US variants of the device for which no update schedule has been announced yet. If you are using an international version of the Galaxy S2 and still waiting for the Android 4.0.3 update to be available in your device then might wa
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nt to go ahead and try the firmware that has been posted on the XDA forums ahead of the time.
The build that is available is named I9100XXLPQ and is is stock ICS based Samsung firmware with the usual flavor of TouchWiz on top that we are used on the Gingerbread based stock firmware from Samsung. Firmware weighs in over 300MB in size and you need to flash using the Odin. Here is a simple on how to flash it on your Samsung Galaxy S2. Provided stock firmware includes the latest firmware, kernel and modem from Samsung for SGS2.
Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the instructions posted here at your own responsibility as InspiredGeek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.
Required Downloads
- Download the ODIN file and then extract the .zip file.
- Download I9100XXLPQ [Mirror]  and extract the contents/files of Android 4.0.3 ICS I9100XXLPQ to the desktop.
– Correct KIES USB drivers must be installed, so that programs can communicate with the device. Reboot computer after driver installation if required.
- If KIES is running in the background then turn it off as it may interfere with the ODIN.
Procedure – Flash Android 4.0.3 On Samsung Galaxy SII
Please make sure to wipe  your device before flashing this firmware to avoid any FCs and other errors. Make a Nandroid backup of your device through the CWM recovery console and then do usual wipes i.e., cache partition, dalvik cache and data format factory reset before proceeding!
Step 1: Make sure that your device is in USB debugging mode: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging. Step 2:  Reboot your device into download mode. To do so: Turn the device off, then power it on again by pressing and holding Volume-Down + Home + Power simultaneously.
Step 3: Start ODIN.
Step 4: Connect the device to your computer via USB. Step 5: Wait a few seconds, the ODIN screen will show that a device is now connected - Make sure that in ODIN nothing is checked, except the "Auto reboot" and "F. Reset Time" checkboxes. - Press the "PDA" button, and select the the extracted tar file (from extracted Download above that you placed on desktop) to flash the firmware.
- Press "Start".
- ODIN will now flash the above components.
- Device should reboot after flashing the Android 4.0.3 firmware components on your Samsung Galaxy SII device.
Step 6: After the device reboots you will have Ice Cream Sandwich based on Android 4.0.3 & TouchWiz final I9100XXLPQ  build on your Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII)!
Note that after flashing first boot might take some time as OS builds the cache and optimizes the different apps code before startup. After that it should be smooth sailing!
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Price: $0.99     Score: 8/10     Category: GamesWhether you’re a massive fan of Lego blocks or Minecraft, you’ve gotta check out Block Earth for iPad, developed by ChooFun Games.Block Earth is a massive world that allows you to create blocks, build unique structures, and generally be the master of your domain. With easy to use controls and a vast array of building materials, these little cubes are sure to become your next addiction.While it is compatible with small-screen devices like the iPhone, Block Earth was meant to be played on the iPad’s large screen. On the iPad, digg
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ing and building to create your unique world is super simple.Using your jet pack, you are able to fly above your creations and get a bird’s eye view, or jump up on a tower of blocks that you have constructed to get a new perspective on your creation. The only downside is that you need to let your jet pack recharge between flights: no unlimited flying here.Another cool feature? You can demolish stuff in the coolest way possible. A rocket launcher lets you blow up your creations once they’ve started to bore you.However, I personally wish that there weren’t so many in-app purchases. I’d rather pay a slightly higher rate up front and get all the cool extras included. Going through an extra step to unlock extra worlds and bonus features somehow limits my enthusiasm.While the steering controls have recently been tweaked to be more responsive, I still felt limited in my ability to survey my domain. Block Earth for iPad is a good approximation of what makes people like Minecraft. If you want a chance to literally play God, check out the Block Earth app.Block Earth is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this iPhone game review.For suggestions about future updates or just to post a screenshot of what you built; head over to ChooFun’s Facebook page!The post Block Earth for iPad: Minecraft Meets Lego appeared first on Tapscape.
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Do you remember the awesome dungeon battle game from Epic that was first debuted at Apple’s March event to show off what newest iPad can do? That was Infinity Blade Dungeons, a game that Infinity Blade fans have been waiting patiently for all year.
Unfortunately, it looks like we may not be seeing the coveted game until it’s time for Apple’s fourth generation iPad. Infinity Blade Dungeons has been delayed, and it won’t be released until 2013.
While some speculated that we might see a release alongside of the iPad mini, it’s not going to happen. Epic Game
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s has let AllThingsD know that Infinity Blade Dungeons won’t be hitting the App Store in 2012.
“Ever since the talented team at Impossible Studios got their hands on Infinity Blade: Dungeons, they’ve been busy adding their great ideas to the game,” said spokesman Wes Phillips.
“There was also the matter of getting the Impossible Studios team up and running with desks, chairs, staplers and computers. The logistics of a new studio and implementing all these great ideas required a little extra time, so Infinity Blade: Dungeons will hit iOS in 2013.”
Bummer. It’s been a long eight months waiting for Infinity Blade Dungeons to be released after getting a taste of it at Apple’s event, but I bet it will look and play even better on the iPad 4.

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According to a new research study by ABI Research, the average size of iOS apps have increased by 16 percent between March and September 2012. The study also showed that the size of iOS game apps have increased even faster, growing 42 percent in the same time period.
With this increase, the average app size is now 23 MB, and the average game app is now up to 60MB. This increase in size is assumed to be partly due to the iPad’s new Retina display, as well as the increase in over-the-air App Store download limit that moved from 20MB to 50MB in March.
Such increases in app size ha
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ve huge effects on iOS devices with storage capacities of 8 GB or 16 GB. iOS device owners with these lower capacities have to manage more carefully which apps they put onto their devices, as well as deleting older apps to install the new ones. According to ABI Research:
“The flipside of the increasing file-sizes is that the internal storage of smartphones and tablets is becoming a scarcer resource, as the device capabilities struggle to keep up with the requirements of apps and mobile content. Markkanen predicts, ‘Especially the consumers with 16GB devices are likely to become more conscious about what apps to keep and what to uninstall, so the developers’ bar to impress will be getting even higher than it is now. This could also speed up the adoption of the mobile cloud as a storage remedy quite significantly.’”
People may start tending towards getting the bigger storage capacity iPads. Even the iPhone has seen a trend towards larger capacities as Apple added a 64 GB option for the iPhone 4S and the only free iPhone 4 is the 8GB option. The new iPod nano is only offered in a 16 GB capacity, dropping the 8 GB version available in the previous iPod nano generation.
Image Credit: Anteater Technology
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Maxis ebuuk is a new, free ebook reader application for tablets.After downloading the app, you can browse a huge selection of best sellers, new arrivals, sales and recommendations in English, Malay, Chinese and Indonesian. Maxis ebuuk store offers attractive prices, free books, and a great selection of local books from leading Malay publishers, along with tens of thousands of novels, thrillers, study books, and professional references. Download the app and explore a unique, feature-rich ebook store!Join the ebook revolution now! Maxis ebuuk reader offers much more than just reading. You can m
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anage your digital library, set up the reader for day time or night time reading, you can add a note or highlight a word or a sentence, add a bookmark, use our built in dictionary and search specific expressions in the books. Kindly notice, that in order to register the app, you should have a valid Maxis number.Our Quick start guide is available for free from the "free books" category in our store front page.For customer support, you may call 123 for Maxis customer, or 24/7 hotline at 1-800-82-1123.








Maxis ebuuk






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Installs: 100 - 500

Size: 15M





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3.0 and up





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The American Red Cross has been releasing a series of apps to help people deal with disasters. We've already seen apps dedicated to hurricanes and earthquakes, as well as one for first aid. The fourth app in the series just hit he Play Store, and this one's designed to keep people safe during a wildfire.Much like the Hurricane and Earthquake apps, Wildfires can alert users of nearby fires and offer quick ways to stay safe:Features Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after an wildfire, even if no data connectivity.• Get notified about current wildfires or wildfi
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re-conducive weather. 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:American Red Cross Releases Yet Another App - This One's All About EarthquakesAmerican Red Cross Releases Second App Following First Aid, This Time Dedicated To HurricanesFirst Aid - American Red Cross App Should Be Installed On Every Phone EverGoogle Rolls Out A 'Recommended For You' Section In The Play Store, Tells You What Apps You'll Like And Why[Updated: Here Are The Winners!] Giveaway: Win One Of Six Otterbox Cases For The Atrix 2 Or Wildfire SAmerican Red Cross Releases 'Wildfires' App, Helps You Keep Your Cool When Things Get Hot was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
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Hey all you ROM lovers out there, there’s a great new mod called Pimp my Rom which will give you all those awesome scripts that you wish your ROM had.  PimpMyRom is an aroma-installer based script that will allow you to choose between a plethora of nice tweaks, mods, apps, themes and features to add to [...]
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