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Boomlagoon is sure to be a name that will be mentioned a lot in tech news over the next few days. Three former Rovio employees founded Boomlagoon, which is the creative team behind the most popular game in the App Store, Angry Birds. Why is this new game company going to be the new hotness, you ask? Because they’ve just launched their own mobile video game and it is just as cute as the bird-flinging physics-based phenomenon. Don’t worry. Noble Nutlings is not an Angry Birds rip off. It is more like a Tiny Wings rip off, but whose paying attention.

The free game features three
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chubby squirrels who are on a mission to gather as many nuts as possible. Your job is to control their wobbly cart across a mountainous landscape.
The game lets players upgrade their cart with coins that they’ve collected or bought through in-app purchases. You’ll be collecting acorns, using hot-pepper boosts, and trying to get to the finish line as fast as possible.
“Noble Nutlings is the game I’ve wanted to make for years,” said Tuomas Erikoinen, co-founder and lead designer at Boomlagoon. “Behind the lighthearted style is a challenging racing title that should keep players coming back for ‘just one more level.’”
Even though the basics of the game are a lot like Tiny Wings, this game offers much more. For example, players use tilt controls to make the jumps and dips more interesting and accelerate by tapping a virtual game controller. It is not an endless runner, so you actually have levels to complete. The cart upgrades are amazing. Really, the cart upgrades are what make this game so fun. You can do stuff like add puffer fish as wheels and turn the cart into a frying pan.
Noble Nutlings is free to download and is available in the App Store today.
Check out the game trailer below to see the plump rodents in action as they race across the hills.

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The PowerCam iPhone app intends to be a one-stop iOS photography and video app filled with editing tools, vast one-touch sharing options, collage capability, and filter and effect application. And, it is a great idea to combine many popular, desirable tools into one iPhone app, but the dull interface and lack of graphic punch makes [...]
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The Haunt 2 1.00
Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $1.99, Version: 1.00 (iTunes)

The Haunt 2 is the much anticipated sequel to the wildly popular point and tap adventure game The Haunt – one of the top selling (and rated) apps on Amazon and Google. This too is sure to make your toes curl and keep your device on edge! This stunningly beautiful and creepily crafted adventure takes you on an escape to a possessed battlefield of long ago where ghosts have overrun the creepy town of Crimson Hill. Mini-games are scat
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tered throughout the dark and mysterious village with many unique and engaging places to visit. Ghosts of the historic battles long gone stand guard over the many places of curiosity as you search for the clues and tools to unlock the mystery and put those pesky spirits to rest. Known around the world for your first rate paranormal investigation skills, you are tasked once again to rid the town of its other worldly beings. Can you put all the pieces together and restore peace to the town folk of Crimson Hill?Rich and colorful, the photo-real graphics are sure to make this one just as popular as the original smash hit. Another round of unique and original puzzles and well hidden clues again provide a great deal of depth in this sequel that is makes this too standout in the genre. Get your trill on in the mysterious landscape including: The Spooky Crimson Motel, Crimson Hill Manor, The Old Empire House, and other secret underground lairs the locals have yet discovered.Start your adventure today and get your creep on in The Haunt 2.******************************Features: Stunning HD Graphics Tons of original puzzles and mini-games Hidden clues, tools and objects Excellent depth and length Engaging storyline Lots of spooks and ghosts Original music score Fun for all ages (spooky without the bloody gore) A Fan FavoriteVisit us at www.furiousApps.comGet 1-on-1 help on FACEBOOK at******************************
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App Update: Checkmark 1.1 Adds Recurring Reminders, Plus Snooze!
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on October 17th, 2012 [ permalink ]
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Reminders replacement app, Checkmark, has updated to version 1.1, bringing iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support, recurring reminders, and snooze-able reminders to an already great list of features.
What’s New in Checkmark 1.1
- Recurring reminders (new feature)
- Snooze reminders (new feature)
- “Add from Map” improvements for adding new locations
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(Satellite/Hybrid views, Drop a pin, etc.)
- Improved radius control for locations (larger radius options, new
slider UI to choose radius)
- Support for iOS 6 and iPhone 5
via: Our Review    source: Checkmark Developer Blog    
Apps mentioned in this post: Checkmark

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Ansel Adams (1902–1984) is one of the most famous and talented photographers of all time. His enthusiasm and passion for the craft showed in his work and he was loved by nearly all that saw his photographs. Designed to be an interactive companion to the book “Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man” by Andrea Stillman, the app is beautifully narrated and easily stands on its own as a source of entertainment and information both.
Certainly some of his most famous photographs are featured, including Moonrise, Hernandez, Clearing Winter Storm, and Moon and Half Dome b
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ut also details of the more personal side of the man with items like postcards written to colleagues such as Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz and Garry Trudeau.
A special feature from within the app is the Print Explorer. While viewing winter Sunrise you can first see the straight, un-cropped print and then also several variations created by the artist during different stages of his career. It is very interesting to see the variations that occur with subtle changes to the very same image.
Viewing the letters and postcard inside the app are perhaps the most intimate detail, letting you read his thoughts relayed in his own voice.

What I liked: This app is the next generation of coffee-table book. The images are beautiful and a delight to flip through.
What I didn’t like: An in-app purchase is required if you want to see the true wealth of information contained within the app, including additional photographs, narration, letters and postcards (fortunately, you can also order the book from within the app).
To buy or not to buy: If you enjoy the work of Ansel Adams, you won’t regret grabbing this app.

App Name: Looking At Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Category: Photo & Video
Developer: MX
Price: Free

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The Typic iPhone app creates elegant captioned photos with smooth, simple, & intuitive navigation. Featuring carefully streamlined options for enhancing photography and manipulating the text’s appearance, the Typic iPhone app gives you everything most would want and need for the amazingly low price of free. There is a clear, methodical process that is easy to [...]
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Paper Toss has been one of my favorite fun little games for iPhone and iPad for years now. I played the heck out of the original version on the iPhone and both my 9 year old daughter and I loved Paper Toss World Tour where we could test our tossing skills at a range of scenic places around the world.
The latest release in this popular series is Paper Toss with Friends – a social, multiplayer version that let you play online against Facebook or Game Center friends or random opponents. I’ve been playing Paper Toss with Friends for iPad for the last week or so. It’s still a simple, fu
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n game to play, but now it has added some cool bells and whistles – or actually staplers, footballs, soda cans, bouncy balls, watermelons, and even hand grenades. These are all new options to replace the crumpled up paper and try to toss into the garbage can.
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As we get closer to WWDC on June 11th, more and more bits are coming out about potential Apple plans. The latest rumor report comes from the Wall Street Journal, and it focuses on additions to iCloud. According to WSJ, Apple will introduce a photo sharing service at WWDC as part of iOS 6 and an enhanced iCloud. As they put it, “The new features…will allow iCloud users to share sets of photos with other iCloud users and to comment on them, these people said”.
That’s a very interesting proposition, and it would pit Apple as a direct competitor to Instagram & Facebook, and other p
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hoto sharing networks. The report continues by claiming that videos will be added to iCloud allowing for Photo Stream style syncing for videos. That would require a whole lot bandwidth for upload and download of 1080P video from Apple’s latest iPhone and iPad. Apple would likely need even more servers to handle the strain, and carriers would likely hate the proposition over cellular data networks.
Finally, WSJ confirms that Notes and Reminders will be coming to, as seen last week on We’re less than a month away from WWDC, and there will likely be more rumored and revealed before then.