Thursday, January 31, 2013

Photos) Directly Copy Android Photos to iPhone with One Click

Watch the Video Demo :
[www.youtube.com [1] ]

This video is the detailed steps about how to transfer photos from an Android phone to iPhone in Windows.

Free Download MobileTrans (Android to iPhone Transfer):
[www.phone-transfer.com [2] ]

MobileTrans is an easy-to-use tool with which you are capable of copying your data, namely, contacts, SMS, call logs, photos, music, videos and apps between Symbian, Android and iOS without any data loss.

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MobileGo for iOS (Windows) - [www.iphone-manager.com [3] ]
As an Apple devices manager, it enables you to manage iOS devices at ease. It can help you to transfer songs, videos, playlists, iTunes U, Podcasts to iTunes/PC and manage photos.

MobileGo for Android (Windows & Mac) - [www.android-manager.net [4] ]
The one-stop Android manager can help you manage your Android videos, music, photos, contacts, SMS, apps, etc. effectively on your PC & Mac

Links
  1. ^ www.youtube.com (www.youtube.com)
  2. ^ www.phone-transfer.com (www.phone-transfer.com)
  3. ^ www.iphone-manager.com (www.iphone-manager.com)
  4. ^ www.android-manager.net (www.android-manager.net)

shirley - behind the lens: Free Download

Can you believe it is the end of January already? A new month means a new calendar - February's calendar for your computer desktop.

Click on the link to download from box.com: Free February 2013 Calendar
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I often get inquiries about a photo like the one featured in February's calendar - sometimes I am asked if I used a black backdrop or a special light set up. The answer is no. I shot the bouquet at night, at the kitchen table. The lights are all out except for those above the kitchen table. The lights create a spotlight for the flowers. Then I used the spot meter on my camera (DSLR's will have this option, many point and shoot cameras do too - even my iPhone 4S has the ability to spot meter somewhat) and metered the bright part of the bouquet. The result - a dramatic bouquet on a black background.

Hopefully you've found this month's calendar post useful. Be sure to check back at the end of February for next month's calendar link!

Penultimate for iPad goes free, Evernote Hello for iPhone updated to version 2.0

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Evernote’s on a tear lately. After acquiring the iPad handwriting app Penultimate in May 2012, it has updated the app to support Evernote syncing and has reduced the price to an agreeable zero dollars.

The app receives a slight visual overhaul, but stays true to its roots as a simple notepad, though topic and theme-specific pads can be purchased separately. Penultimate now also supports Evernote’s excellent text recognition, so even if you’re not using OCR to convert your scribbles to type, you can search the app for specific content. Used with a capacitive stylus, Penultimate is quite a useful tool, especially if you don’t want to pay the high price for Paper.

Evernote Hello has also been upgraded, coming with a new design on the iPhone and support for business card recognition, which is “unlimited for a limited time.” Hello also supports Facebook and LinkedIn, so you can add contacts by email address and have the service do the rest.

What’s interesting â€" and essential â€" about Hello is how it associates the people you meet with the space around you. If you meet someone for the first time at a business lunch, Hello will parse as much data from your phone as it can; it will take the relevant Evernote notes such as meeting minutes or point-form scribbles, as well as location data of where and when you met that individual. It’s sometimes easier to recall a person’s name or face if you have the context surrounding the initial meeting.

Download Penultimate for iPad [1] and  Evernote Hello for iPhone [2] .
Via: TechCrunch [3] (2)

Links
  1. ^ Penultimate for iPad (itunes.apple.com)
  2. ^ Evernote Hello for iPhone (itunes.apple.com)
  3. ^ TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)

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Netbot updated with direct Messages on App.net, goes free in effort to spur service adoption

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Netbot updated with direct Messages on App.net, goes free in effort to spur service adoption

When Netbot was launched back in October of last year, we praised it as a fine client for the fledgling App.net service. Based on the same user interface as the popular Tweetbot client by Tapbots, it’s no surprise that we liked the Netbot client. Since then both the service and the app have evolved, most recently with the addition of a File API and 10GB of cloud storage. While no major apps yet seem to have taken advantage of the File API, the previous addition to App.net â€" a Messaging API â€" is seeing growing adoption.

To boot, version 1.3 of Netbot recently hit the iOS App Store with support for the Messaging API, adding a button to the bottom toolbar to get you into your App.net messages (in the process pushing the dedicated profile button to the user-selectable fourth place slot). For those familiar with Tweetbot, Netbot’s implementation of the Messaging API should be quite familiar. In fact, it’s practically identical, save for the 256-character limit that App.net allows. Since Netbot gained push notifications in late October with version 1.1, if so enabled (instructions here) you’ll get them for your App.net messages too.

Messaging support isn’t the only thing that’s happening with Netbot â€" it’s also now free in the App Store, though for “an unspecified period of time”, according to developer Paul Haddad of Tapbots. Netbot debuted at $4.99 for both the iPhone and iPad versions. Tapbots lowered the price to literally nothing with the hope of spurring more users to look at App.net. As Haddad said from his own App.net account, the move does appear to have driven a bump of new users to the service. If that will be sustained is another question, though App.net does seem to be on a slow-but-steady rise. It doesn’t hurt Tapbots too much, as Haddad pointed out, they’re making more from App.net’s Developer Incentive Program than they are from App Store sales of Netbot.

So if you’ve been waiting for a reason to try out App.net’s pay service, the barrier to entry just dropped by five bucks.

Free for iPhone â€" Download Now Free for iPad â€" Download Now

   

iTunes dominates digital movies as physical media dies a slow death

iTunes Movies

Research firm NPD today issued a report highlighting Apple’s lead concerning electronic sell through (EST) of digital movies. Now, EST comprised just sixteen percent of the larger video on demand (VOD) revenue throughout the 2012 calendar year.

At the same time, iTunes dominated the EST market with a 45 percent share. Amazon was #2 with eighteen percent, followed by the $3 Walmart-owned Vudu (fifteen percent), #4 Xbox Video (fourteen percent) and Others taking up the remaining eight percent of the market.

Movies on Blu-ray and DVD discs? These accounted for a still respectable 61 percent of home video spending on movies, excluding Netflix and other movie-streaming subscriptions. However, that figure is notably down from 64 percent in 2011, despite average prices of Blu-ray movies falling seven percent to $19.97 per unit. Steve Jobs was right, Blu-ray indeed is “a bag of hurt”…

According to NPD data [1] , the market for digital downloads rose from fourteen percent in 2011 to sixteen percent of the home market in 2012. VOD services grew from eleven percent to twelve percent of the consumer movie market.

“Whereas iTunes dominates the market for movie EST, and Netflix leads the subscription streaming market, there is more competition for Internet video on demand rentals”, NPD said.

NPD (2012 video market 001)

To me, the biggest takeaway is that Blu-ray â€" and consequentially physical media â€" is dying a slow death. In hindsight, Steve Jobs’ insight concerning physical media â€" and Blu-ray specifically â€" was impeccable, as always.

Here’s Steve [2] back in October 2008, nearly four and a half years ago:

Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It’s great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we’re waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace.

Since then, Blockbuster went bankrupt while digital services rose as we’ve all gradually grown accustomed to getting our entertainment digitally.

NPD (2012 video market 002)

As the final nail in the physical media coffin, Apple’s partner Philips last week announced its exit from the consumer electronics business.

Philips invented the friggin’ Blu-ray, you know.

The Wall Street Journal [3] has more:

In the 1930s, Philips was the world’s biggest supplier of radios. The Dutch company invented the audio cassette in 1963, made the first videocassette recorder in 1972, and launched the compact disc in 1983.

But Philips struggled to make the most of its inventions, most notoriously by losing a battle for the dominant videotape standard to Japan’s VHS in the 1970s and 1980s before failing to anticipate today’s disc-free, digital-entertainment era dominated by downloaded and streamed entertainment via the Internet.

I expect Sony and Panasonic to give it up next.

This is 21st century â€" we no longer need physical media.

I don’t want to spend a fortune upgrading my DVDs to high-definition Blu-ray movies only to be forced to re-purchase my collection on some new physical format supporting 4K resolution.

Those days are, thankfully, gone forever.

Take note, Blu-ray Association [4] …

Links
  1. ^ NPD data (www.npd.com)
  2. ^ Here’s Steve (www.engadget.com)
  3. ^ The Wall Street Journal (blogs.wsj.com)
  4. ^ Blu-ray Association (www.blu-raydisc.com)

Watch University of Michigan courses for free on your smart device « Online Learning Update

By KELLIE WOODHOUSE, AnnArbor.com

Interested in learning about corporate finance? Statistics? Information studies? You can now download five University of Michigan courses to your iPhone, iPad or iPod to peruse at your own pace.  The courses are free. They can be downloaded using the iTunes U app, a program that offers free education content. They’re also available online at Open.Michigan.

http://www.annarbor.com/news/watch-university-of-michigan-courses-for-free-on-your-smart-device/ [1]

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5 tweaks that you must download after jailbreaking iOS 6

5 must have jailbreak tweaks

Once the iOS 6 jailbreak is released, there are a few tweaks that you absolutely must download. Thankfully, Cydia will be better equipped to handle the barrage of users so that you will be able to download all of your favorite apps and tweaks with little issue.

While we wait, why not consider a few of my must-have jailbreak tweaks for iOS 6? Post jailbreak, we’ll follow up with more recommended apps and tweaks, but we think this list would be enough to wet your appetite…

NowNow

Siri has become almost unbearable to use in all but the most basic situations. Maybe I’m just that hard to understand, but it seems like she gets things right about 10% of the time. The voice search embedded within Google’s search app is infinitely more accurate and expeditious than Siri. Although it can’t perform integrated operating system functions like Siri can, it’s still my go to app for doing voice searches.

NowNow is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to assign Google voice search to an Activator gesture. This means that instead of holding the Home button and launching Siri, you can hold the Home button and launch Google voice search instead.

For a similar tweak with a few additional options, be sure to have a look at ActiVoice as well.

Read the full NowNow article .

Auxo

Personally, this is probably reason #1 as to why I’m looking forward to jailbreaking my iPhone 5. Auxo looked great on the iPhone 4S, but it’s one of the first tweaks that was actually designed with the iPhone 5′s larger screen in mind.

Its recent update added features like VIP apps, new toggles, and native Activator gesture support. Put it this way, I’ve tested hundreds upon hundreds of tweaks over the years, but this is one of the few that really stands heads-and-shoulders above the rest. An absolute must have, especially for the iPhone 5′s larger screen. Also, look out for an iPad version soon.

Read the full Auxo article . Also, read about the Auxo 1.2 update .

AssistantLove

Some people still can’t understand my infatuation with AssistantLove, but that’s probably because they’ve never used it. One of the primary features of AssistantLove is the ability to control music from Spotify using Siri, just like you would with the stock Music app. This means that you have a virtually unlimited supply of music that you can control using only your voice.

When you consider that the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch all support Siri, you can see why AssistantLove has the potential to appeal to the masses. Don’t miss it.

Read the full AssistantLove article .

IntelliScreen X

Even though it’s old news now, it would be an outright crime to leave IntelliScreen X off of any must-download list. If you’ve been around for a while, then you know what IntelliScreen X is all about. For those of you who are new, or those of you who are forgetful, let me provide a friendly reminder.

Put simply, IntelliScreen X is the way that Notification Center should be. It allows you to read your Twitter Timeline, Facebook wall, and post new tweets and status updates as well. It allows you to quickly read and respond to SMS messages, Email, and view your favorite RSS feeds. Keep in mind that all of this happens from the convenience of Notification Center. In fact, I believe the SMS integration is alone worth the price of admission.

Of course, there are more features to talk about regarding IntelliScreen X, but I suggest you just look at the video walkthrough above.

Read the full IntelliScreen X article .

iFile

The is arguably the one “power user” jailbreak app to make this list. If you’re familiar with Finder on the Mac, or Explorer on Windows, then you pretty much know what to expect with iFile. iFile allows you to explore, create, and modify at will, anything within iOS’ root file structure. It’s an extremely powerful app that’s essentially a staple for any long time jailbreaker.

iFile also allows you to install packages without having to know terminal commands. You can alter plist files, and transfer files via a web server or via Bluetooth. If there’s absolutely one tweak that I could not under any circumstances live without, it would definitely be iFile.

Very honorable mention

Springtomize 2

Dashboard X

Stride

Quasar

biteSMS

Keep in mind, that some of these tweaks and apps may not be immediately compatible with iOS 6. At this moment, many developers are scrambling to update their packages, but there’s no guarantee that every single item listed below will be ready on launch day.

Temple Run 2 Sets New Mobile Game Download Record - Eric Johnson - Mobile

Imangi is giving Rovio a (temple) run for its money. According to a press release [1] , Imangi Studios’ newest game, Temple Run 2, was downloaded 50 million times in 13 days, besting the previous record [2] held by Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds Space, which crossed the 50 million threshold after 35 days last year. It’s worth pointing out, however, that the main version of Angry Birds Space costs 99 cents, while the Temple Run games are free. Rovio’s game has been downloaded more than 100 million times, and was the most popular [3] paid app on both iPhone and iPad in 2012.

Links
  1. ^ press release (pressreleases.triplepointpr.com)
  2. ^ previous record (www.rovio.com)
  3. ^ most popular (mashable.com)

How to download and delete individual songs on your iPhone and iPad with iTunes Match

How to download and delete individual songs on your iPhone and iPad with iTunes Match

Posted by ryan on January 31st, 2013

How to download and delete individual songs on your iPhone and iPad with iTunes Match

iTunes Match [1] , Apple’s streaming service for music, matches your entire music library and allows you to stream music directly to your iPhone or iPad wherever you have a data connection. There may come times where you don’t have a data connection and would like to download certain music to your iPhone or iPad for use when you don’t have service. As of iOS 6.1 [2] , you can now download and delete individual songs, instead of whole albums, right on your iPhone and iPad.

Here’s how…

Before proceeding any further, you’ll need to make sure you’re subscribed to iTunes Match. It’s a paid service that Apple offers for $24.99 per year. If you aren’t already signed up, here’s a guide to get you started before you continue any further.

Once you’re all signed up to iTunes Match and have your library matched, continue on.

How to download an individual song on iPhone and iPad with iTunes Match

There are many reasons you may want to physically download music to your iPhone or iPad. Whether you’re planning on being on a plane or in an area that doesn’t have good cell service, you can download your content from iTunes Match straight to your device for playback anytime.

  1. Launch the Music app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find the artist name for the song you’d like to download. (You can also use album or song view, whichever you’d prefer to search with.)
  3. Drill down to the song you want to download by album.
  4. Next to the name of the song, you’ll see a download button to the right. It looks like a cloud with a download icon in the middle. Tap on it.
  5. You’ll notice that the song of your choice has now begun to download to your device. Give it a few seconds to finish download and that’s it. It’s now physically downloaded onto your device for playback whenever you’d like.

How to delete an individual song on iPhone and iPad with iTunes Match

Storage space can be precious and if you’re running out, clearing out songs if you’re an iTunes Match subscriber is a perfect option. You’ll still be able to play the songs you delete via streaming wirelessly, they just won’t be taking up actual space on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Launch the Music app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find the name of the artist or album for the song you’d like to delete.
  3. Drill down to the actual song. You may find the title using whatever search method you’d like.
  4. You’ll notice that there is no download icon next to the song name because it’s already downloaded to your device’s physical storage.
  5. Swipe across the name of the song to the right.
  6. You’ll notice that a Delete button has now appeared. Tap on it.
  7. You should now see a download button appear to the right of the song title. This means it was deleted from your actual iPhone or iPad and you can download it again whenever you want or stream it from wherever you have an active data connection.
  8. That’s all there is to it!

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Links
  1. ^ iTunes Match (www.imore.com)
  2. ^ iOS 6.1 (www.imore.com)
  3. ^ Mobile News (www.gelanistyl.nl)

‘Pages+’ adds customizable backgrounds to each Home screen page, boasts Barrel compatibility

Pages + Hero

Evasi0n , the much anticipated jailbreak tool for iOS 6 compatible devices, will be available in the very near future. With that in mind, many jailbreak developers are updating their tweaks and apps, and even establishing brand new creations to prepare for the new jailbreak.

One such developer is SBCoders, the same team behind such hits as Aero and Dash . SBCoders’ latest creation, the yet to be released Pages+, continues the tradition of solid jailbreak tweaks. Pages+ allows you to customize each page on the iPhone’s Home screen. You can accomplish this by means of custom wallpaper packs, or by its built in page tinting system.

The most exciting thing about Pages+, however, is that it plays nice with Aaron Ash’s Barrel. Barrel, of course, is the jailbreak app that allows you to implement various page transitions on your iPhone. When you mix both creations together, you’re guaranteed to get some wild results.

Here’s what SBCoders’ has to say about Pages+:

Pages+ has two modes, page mode as seen in the first two screenshots adds “cards” to your home screen pages. The opacity and color of these “cards” are customizable, making them blend in seamlessly with any wallpaper. The second setting â€" wallpaper mode â€" is where the cool stuff really starts happening. In this mode every SpringBoard page has it’s own wallpaper (customizable via theme bundles. This makes it almost effortless for Winterboard theme artists to integrate Pages+ with their themes; making the overall experience that much more immersive).

The Pages mode allows you to colorize the Home screen pages in one of six colors: black, white, red, green, blue and yellow. You can also adjust the intensity of each color using a handy slider. The page mode only covers the primary app icons on the Home screen, and doesn’t cover the icons in the dock. It’s a different, yet interesting look. It kind of reminds me of how FolderEnhancer looks when opening a folder, yet on a permanent basis.

While the page mode is nice and all, the real standout feature here is the wallpaper mode. In this mode, you can activate bundles of different wallpaper packs downloaded from Cydia. The beta version of Pages+ I tested came with three different bundles: default, season, and space.

The default wallpaper bundle is basically just a compilation of all of the iPhone’s built in wallpaper. The season bundle contains different nature scenes, and the space bundle, as you would expect, contains a pack feature celestial settings.

As I alluded to earlier, the best part of Pages+ is its compatibility with Barrel. When mixed together with wallpaper mode, you can create some extremely funky transitions. My personal favorite combination was the page fade transition mixed with the space bundle. Check out the video walkthrough above to see how awesome it looks.

What do you think? Does Pages+ bring enough to the table to warrant your consideration? As of now, I don’t have any details as far as release date and price are concerned, but again, you should look for it to hit Cydia shortly after the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is made available to the public. Be sure to let me think about it in the comment section below.

BowBlade - A $185 Bow and Arrow Gaming Accessory for iPhone

posted January 31st, 2013 4:57 PM EST by arn in News


Here at TouchArcade we've been kinda down on iOS hardware gaming accessories. They tend to add bulk and cost and also sacrifice convenience, and I don't think the BowBlade changes any of that.

For $185, the BowBlade is an iPhone Bow and Arrow type accessory that was being shown at Macworld 2013. The iPhone goes in the front, you extend the bow and use a small trigger with your back hand to fire. The company reports over 35 games have support for the device and we shot a short video showing how it works:

The games use a combination of accelerometer and positioning in combination with the triggering system (which taps the screen in a certain location) to provide the overall gaming experience.

One of the sample games was an Augmented Reality type view of the real world in which you could shoot virtual bullets with the trigger. The more fleshed out games include a sniper-type one where you must move around in real space to find your targets, and a duck hunt type game (as seen in the video).

The device will go on sale on April 1st (seriously) for $185.

The 10 best iPad action games ~ GAME DOWNLOAD 8

Warning, this article is for fans of action, big guns and other means to air the guts of his neighbor.
Here are the top 10 games on iPhone / iPad that will allow you to gut the zombie, play or replay futuristic war World War II.
Y has something for everyone ...

1. NOVA 2
More beautiful, more violent, more weapons and always with a perfect handling NOVA 2 sinks completely the first part of the series. Add to that a very complete multiplayer mode and you're with one of the best games on iOS.

( AppStore - Download)
[1]


2. The Infinity Project
More oriented adventure and exploration that NOVA 2, The Infinity Project delight nags less of you and offer them a compelling story, wrapped in a successful implementation. Unknown iOS game that deserves attention.

( AppStore - Download)
[2]

3. Doom Classic
THE game that created the FPS genre so much so that also speaks of Doom -like. Including 4 episodes of the series and also with a multiplayer mode, Doom shoed a tear of nostalgia to older and younger shoed discover the mythical game.

(AppStore -Download)
[3]

4. Star Wars : Imperial Academy
Only multiplayer Star Wars Imperial Academy allows 4 players to compete to become the Storm Trooper [4] Elite and serve Darth Vader himself. Found happiness with great environments, sound effects and music from the Saga Star Wars .

(AppStore - Free)

5. Archetype
Also only multiplayer Archetype adaptation unofficial Quake on iOS. Deathmatch, Capture flat, team combat, and a host of different weapons, everything is there to spend hours online to kill his neighbor.

(AppStore - Download)
[5]

6. Rage HD
Rage HD transports you into a post-apocalyptic world in which you are a participant in the reality TV show: Mutant Bash. The goal is simple: survive the zombie slaying. The technical realization is exceptional on iPhone 4 and vivid soundscape. This rail shooter (you do not point your character, just the viewfinder) is a must have for fans of action games on iOS.

(AppStore - Download)
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7. Call of Duty: Zombies
This game is an adaptation mode Zombies series Call of Duty . Propelling you in the Second World War, you should resist the invasion of Nazi zombies and fight off waves of increasingly important eating brains. Stressful and well done, Zombies will keep you busy for a long time if you get into the high-score hunting.

(AppStore - Download)
[7]

8. Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
Nestled in a modern conflict, you must complete various missions to protect American interests in the world. Yes I know, it reminds Call of Duty Modern Warfare and this is done on purpose as often at Gameloft , we shamelessly copy what works on consoles. Well we do not want him too as Modern Combat 2 is satisfactory in content (solo missions and multiplayer) and container (flawless execution). Gameloft iOS mastery level games, it feels.

(AppStore - Download)
[8]

9. Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front
Pacific, Normandy, Africa, and Sicily Allemegane, Brothers in Arms 2 you see the country and shoed shoed you relive the most significant steps of the Second World War. For directing vehicles, bringing a little variety to the traditional FPS, the game is fully 3D. 13 levels, a multiplayer mode, you will have plenty to do.

(AppStore [9] -Download )

10. Welcome to Hell
The title says it all: red blood will squirt like that on the screen of your iPhone . Again, it will kill, burn, cut hordes of zombies using various weapons and varied. Letting off steam and having fun, this game is reserved for those who have a strong stomach.

(AppStore -Download)
[10]

And you, what is your favorite action game on your iDevice?
Links
  1. ^ AppStore (itunes.apple.com)
  2. ^ AppStore (itunes.apple.com)
  3. ^ AppStore (itunes.apple.com)
  4. ^ Trooper (www.logo-store.fr)
  5. ^ AppStore (itunes.apple.com)
  6. ^ AppStore (itunes.apple.com)
  7. ^ AppStore (itunes.apple.com)
  8. ^ AppStore (itunes.apple.com)
  9. ^ AppStore (itunes.apple.com)
  10. ^ AppStore (itunes.apple.com)

Free Epocrates Essentials Mobile App for US Medical Students

HWCOM students - Check this out!

Epocrates offers the Epocrates Essentials* ($159.99 value) mobile app, the drug, disease, and diagnostic reference tools. And it's FREE for all U.S. medical students.

You can get the app at http://www.epocrates.com/e/FreeforMedicalStudents2012 [1]

Below are the FAQs from Epocrates. US Medical students are eligible for a maximum of 4 free one-year Epocrates Essentials subscriptions.

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We created this list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand the free Epocrates Essentials for Medical Students Program
  1. Many of our students already use the free Epocrates Rx® application. How is Epocrates Essentials better?
    Epocrates Essentials offers all the functionality of Epocrates Rx (clinical information for thousands of drug monographs), plus additional drug, disease, and diagnostic content, including:
    • Information for over 600 alternative (herbal) medicines
    • An infectious disease treatment guide
    • Diagnostic and treatment information for thousands of diseases
    • Hundreds of diagnostic and laboratory tests
  2. What mobile platforms are compatible with Epocrates Essentials?
    Epocrates Essentials is compatible with the majority of platforms students are using, including AndroidTM, iPhone/iPod® touch and BlackBerry®.
  3. How do medical students receive their free Epocrates Essentials subscriptions?
    Here’s how the program works:
    • Epocrates will promote this program to medical students through a variety of promotional channels, including social media and email marketing to medical students already in our database. We invite you to notify your students about the offer as well!
    • Promotion of the program will begin August 1st, 2012. At that time, we will launch a page on our web site that will allow medical students to download the premium application for free.
o We will send you the launch email with the link when the web page is live on August 1st so that you can share this with your medical students. We strongly recommend, at minimum, you email the free Epocrates Essentials link. Students are more likely to take advantage of this offer if they receive the announcement via email.
• Once at the web site, medical students can fill in the required registration information, and download the application to their mobile device.
  1. Is this offer available to all medical students?
    Medical students currently enrolled in a participating medical school in their first, second, third or fourth years can take advantage of the offer.
    To successfully register for this program, the following criteria must be met:
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    • Correct occupation (medical student) and current medical school must be entered accurately
      into the online registration form
    • Individuals must have an Epocrates-compatible mobile platform (iOS, Android, or Blackberry)
    • One free Epocrates subscription is permitted per current academic year
      Only medical students can receive this discount. Applicants will be presented with the names of eligible schools in a drop down menu, with instructions to select the one in which they are currently enrolled. Epocrates will conduct verification checks throughout the course of this program to confirm
      eligibility of participants.

  2. Can residents/other healthcare students take advantage of this offer?
    This offer is strictly for medical students only. Residents and healthcare students (i.e. nursing, pharmacy, etc.) are not eligible for this offer. These users may be eligible for other discounts at an institutional rate. Please visit http://www.epocrates.com/products/groups for more information, or contact us at groupsales@epocrates.com or (866) 559â€"3053.
  3. How many times can a medical student take advantage of this offer?
    A medical student can receive a maximum of four free one-year Epocrates Essentials subscriptions. Medical students can download only one subscription per year. They cannot activate multiple subscriptions in a single year from this program. Each Epocrates license will be assigned to a single device.
  1. What if a medical student wishes to transfer their subscription to another platform (e.g., switch from Android to iOS)?
    We allow one subscription transfer within a 12 month period. If the medical student has already transferred their subscription once this year and wishes to make further changes,
    please
    contact Epocrates support.
    If a medical student has a new device and wishes to transfer their subscription to another platform, instructions can be found here.
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Disney Carnival {Free App} Simple & Fun for Little Kids

 

 

Disney CarnivalMy girls are always begging me to download new apps on my iPad and iPhone for them to play and secretly, okay perhaps it’s not such a big secret I really like to play most of them too. I received an email this morning about a new Disney Carnival App [1] that was FREE! Who can pass up a free app, especially a Disney one?! So I downloaded it to check it out and thought I’d share with you my thoughts on it.

The Disney Carnival App allows you to discover fun Disney themed activities including puzzles, coloring and music. This is a very simple app and my four year old really liked it. I think it would probably be good for ages 3-6, you might get your 7 and 8 year old to play it for a little while but I think with the limited amount of advanced activities they would get bored fast.

iPhone Screenshot 1

Puzzles:

The puzzles have an option to make them simple or harder (three different levels) which means the piece sizes are different â€" although the puzzle is printed on the screen in low opacity so you just grab each piece and put it in it’s matching spot, which makes this a great activity for the younger crowd. The level one puzzles have only 4 pieces while the level 3 puzzles have 12 pieces. There are six different puzzles to choose from.

Painting:

As with any app I really like the painting programs that have a bucket where you click on the part of the picture and it fills it in. This app doesn’t have that. There’s a paint brush, a colored pencil/marker, an eraser and 11 different colors to choose from. The pictures seem to be a little more complicated and not as simple so I think it’s pretty hard to stay in the lines when using your finger. There are six different pictures to choose from.

Music:

I expected the music section to have a little more to it but it’s just a mickey themed piano with an octave of keys that you can play to your heart’s consent. No music to follow, or songs, it’s just use your own creativity so I got bored fast and I think my older children would too.

Digital Books:

This is probably my least favorite part of the app. As with most free apps they always have a section where you can click on something to purchase. Personally I’d rather just pay for the app and have unlimited use to whatever is included. I hate the games where you play and then al of a sudden they want you to buy more things to be able to continue. The Digital Board Book section has a whole slew of books available. When you click on the book it shows you a written description of the book and then you can click on the video clip and i t will show you all the great things about the book. Now I’m not saying the books aren’t great but I’d prefer a section like this not to be included in the app. I guess that’s what you get with free apps- advertising to spend money, its where they get us as parents. When you click on the purchase button it takes you to the Apple store where you can purchase each board book individually for $4.99.

PROS:

  • Free
  • Great for young kids
  • Bright Colors
  • Fun Background Music
  • Disney Themed

CONS:

  • Simple- not good for older kids- in fact my 4 year old got bored pretty fast
  • Fun Background Music- is repetitive and could get annoying quickly
  • No Paint Bucket Option
  • Music section- needs a little more detail and interactive options
  • Book to purchase option

MY RECOMMENDATION:

So if you’re looking for a good free app to keep your 3 year old entertained while you’re out and about running errands or sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room and you like Disney then download [2] this right now for your iPhone or iPad but if you’re kids are a little older then I think I’d skip this one.

 

 

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Links
  1. ^ Disney Carnival App (itunes.apple.com)
  2. ^ download (itunes.apple.com)
  3. ^   (itunes.apple.com)

THE 10 BEST GAMES OF THE WEEK ~ GAME DOWNLOAD 8

In order to give a little light to mobile games that are worth a look, here's a list of 10 titles that we have selected, on both Android and Apple (iOS and Google Play). Racing, action, adventure, searching for objects stashed in sets, there will be something for everyone as you can realize with this list, not a ranking. The figures used ONLY to hold a minimum:
1. FINAL FANTASY: THE BRAVEST ALL  € 3.59 iPad / iPhone (optimized 5) Taking the famous licensed Square Enix Final Fantasy All The Bravest is a kind of very light RPG in which the goal is to eliminate opponents by using the touchscreen simple . It suffices to tap one of the characters to push to attack. Bringing together the greatest heroes of the saga and iconic villains, he already has downloadable content with warriors "special" as Auron or Tifa.

2. TEMPLE RUN 2 Free iPad / iPhone (optimized 5) reflex game, Temple Run 2 asks you to achieve the highest score in trying to catch the maximum number of objects in front of you, logically related some more points. We must also avoid the many pitfalls and not too underestimate the power of the idol cursed you carry. All under the gaze of a time.

3. RIVEN

€ 5.49 iPad Suite Myst, Riven takes you into the same kind of desolate in which the only weapon you have is your mind. Solve puzzles and progress to the confines of a mysterious land driven by an atmosphere of loneliness that works very well. An adventure game pure juice, despite its side a little dry.

4. ABYSS: THE WRAITH OF EDEN Free iPad / iPhone / Android Belonging to a little esoteric genre of hidden object games, Abyss: The Wraith of Eden takes you to the bottom of the ocean for a ride in a sunken city a bit too optimistic, a bit like Bioshock. A coating of high quality, especially for a title graphic that should attract fans of the big blue.

5. SPIRIT WALKERS: CURSE OF THE CYPRESS WITCH Free Android Also part of the class of games where the goal is to find the hidden object scene available on a first list, Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch takes place in a magical forest where a group of young people will undergo a curse that will require them to find an antidote. Very pretty and second by a story that leaves follow the game which is more free.

6. DARK ARCANA: CARNIVAL Free Android horror adventure game, Dark Arcana: Carnival takes place in a strange carnival where a mother and daughter decide to go for a ride. A moment of rest gone awry when the mother disappears without a trace. Your mission will be to find it by all means and especially by collecting clues.

7. JOE DANGER TOUCH € 2.69 / Free iPhone / iPad Reprise live a very nice arcade Thurs typed out at the time on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Joe Danger Touch based on the same concept, namely loop levels while minimizing the walls and other obstacles in your path, while performing some challenges annexes. Small increase over that life and the difficulty of fun ways.

8. UNDEAD SOCCER Free iPhone / iPad As the name suggests, Undead Soccer is a game based on football practice in a world of zombies. The story is simple, a poor player who is sidelined must stop an invasion with the help of a balloon.The goal is to direct the ball towards the various creatures that constantly progressing and kill a maximum.

9. HUNDREDS € 2.69 iPad New Project designers very good Canabalt, platform game based on the headlong, Hundreds is an exclusive iPad that takes the form of a puzzle game. Rather clever puzzle game, it will ask you to magnify circles progressively being careful not to touch the other objects.

10. KINGDOM CONQUEST IIFree iPhone / iPad Published by SEGA, Kingdom Conquest II is a game that blends action phases and management. In the first, you must explore dungeons and dismember the tough monster while in the following, your goal is to improve the defenses of your city to protect it from enemy attacks. All powered by a rather nice graphic.

Mobile Viewpoint Launches iPhone App for Live Newsgathering; WMT Live -- ALKMAAR, The Netherlands, January 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

ALKMAAR, The Netherlands, January 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

After intensive testing and trials with several broadcasters Mobile Viewpoint's launched its newsgathering WMT Live iPhone Application. It is available for free in the Appstore now. The WMT Live turns your iPhone in a live broadcast camera capable of sending HD quality video to Mobile Viewpoints cloud server, which can deliver it to any broadcaster as an SDI or streaming feed.

     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130131/591348 )
[1]

Last week Apple approved Mobile Viewpoints WMT Live application turning an iPhone into a live camera. The WMT live app is part of the WMT family of products using bonded networks to send high quality video from any place or on the move. WMT Live is designed for both the broadcast and surveillance industry allowing consumers and professionals to upload, publish and share live and pre-recorded video content via iPhone, from anywhere to any screen around the world. Consumers can transmit to websites, TV shows, or stay in contact with friends in a community. It also allows broadcasters, internet sites, and mobile network operators to directly manage live and on demand content via state-of-the-art editorial management tools in the WMT video manager portal. The IFB implementation allows real time communication from the backend platform with field reporter. The app can be downloaded for free in the appstore. Search for WMT Live and register via the app for a free test account.

Michel Bais, Managing Director Mobile Viewpoint: "customers using our WMT systems like to use smartphones as a WMT camera to enable consumers to become journalist. Today's news gathering television shows show recordings made with smartphones all the time and the WMT live client will enable live streams as well. Next to news gathering, the WMT live app will leverage game shows and other entertainment as well."

Mobile Viewpoint

Mobile Viewpoint is a Dutch based company and a subsidiary of Triple IT focusing on the development of Mobile Video Solutions for both security and broadcast industry. Mobile Viewpoint is awarded at IBC 2012 together with the BBC for the coverage for the Olympic Torch Relay. Together with Triple IT, a market leader in delivering Mobile streaming services, Mobile Viewpoint delivers products and software for the complete chain between capturing and distribution on Internet. Well-known products are the WMT, the Simply Live Encoder, Rumble, 3G Communicator and MEonTV. Mobile Viewpoint is based in Alkmaar and delivers its solutions to clients all over the world. More information at http://www.mobileviewpoint.nl [2] .

Click the link http://www.mobileviewpoint.nl/presskit [3] for images.

SOURCE Mobile Viewpoint B.V.

Interior Design iPhone App free from Remodel or Move named one of the 10 most acclaimed apps in 2012 by QualtyIndex

Remodel or MoveSUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ â€" The Interior Design iPhone app available free from Remodel or Move was named one of the 10 most acclaimed apps in 2012 by QualtyIndex.com [1] . The report, published January 7, 2013, explained, "It's not too hard to find the best selling titles in the App Store, but what about the highest-quality examples? The Quality Index (or Qi, for short) trawls the web for game and app reviews from the world's most respected online and print sources…Qi then collates the critiques, applies a magic formula, and delivers a single, definitive Qiscore for each iPhone game and app."

The award-winning interior design app along with the website, RemodelOrMove.com [2] , provide a suite of free tools that make home remodeling easier and less stressful.

The tools include:
1. "Should you remodel?" It often is not an easy decision. Get an instant answer from the intelligent and free online Should I Remodel decision-making tool!

2. "How much will it cost to remodel?" No reason to wait until talking to a contractor; get a budgetary estimate from your smart phone or from the website by using one of the 10 calculators to estimate the cost of remodeling a kitchen or your entire home.

3. "What should I remodel?" "Where do I get ideas?" "Where do I find…?" are three of the most common questions from homeowners. The RemodelOrMove smartphone app and website can help here, too! Search millions of design ideas photos to find the look you want for an entire room or just a specific red pendant light for your countertop. Once you find what you like, save it to your personal, private IdeaFile that you can access from any computer or your smartphone.

4. The next big question is "Where do I get the help I need?" Remodelormove.com [3] can help here, too â€" find an interior designer, architect or contractor via the app or website.

5. As your project progresses, use your smartphone to find solutions to problems as they arise â€" searching for products on the RemodelOrMove smartphone app and in more than 1,000 articles that cover every stage of remodeling from start to finish.

Regardless of the size of your remodel, www.remodelormove.com/ [4] has all the essential tools you need to ensure your project finishes on budget and on schedule. Visit Remodel or Move now or download the app in the Google Play and iPhone App Stores.

Copyright © 2013 CaliforniaNewswire [5] ® and Neotrope®. California Newswire is a publication of the Neotrope News Network [6] and a U.S. reg. TM of Neotrope.

About Valerie Gotten

ABOUT THE EDITOR: Valerie Gotten (aka Valerie G) is an abstract painter, former movie stand-in, and volunteers for "green events" to help raise awareness about global warming, and help preserve California's wilderness and natural beauty.
Links
  1. ^ http://QualtyIndex.com (QualtyIndex.com)
  2. ^ http://RemodelOrMove.com (RemodelOrMove.com)
  3. ^ http://Remodelormove.com (Remodelormove.com)
  4. ^ http://www.remodelormove.com/ (www.remodelormove.com)
  5. ^ CaliforniaNewswire (www.californianewswire.com)
  6. ^ Neotrope News Network (www.neotrope.net)

iPad 5 to use same thin-film touchscreen tech as iPad mini

iPad 5 mockup (Martin uit Utrecht 002)

Although reports regarding Apple’s next-generation tablet can’t seem to settle on a release date, they do seem to agree about most everything else. The iPad 5 is said to sport an all-new, mini-like design with smaller bezels and a much thinner profile.

Of course, this raises the question: how does Apple plan to make the tablet thinner while keeping its Retina display and 10-hour battery life? Well for starters, it’s reportedly going to use the same thin-film touchscreen tech found in the iPad mini…

That technology is called ‘GF Ditto’ technology, also known as GF2. And it allowed Apple to make the mini much thinner and significantly lighter than the G/G touchscreen tech it used in the iPad 3.

From DigiTimes [1] (via iPhoneinCanada [2] ):

“Apple’s next generation 9.7-inch iPad will reportedly use the same G/F2 (DITO) thin-film type touch screen structure as the company’s iPad mini.

Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad models use a G/G touch screen structure. The sources said Apple’s move to use DITO technology shows the company is looking to bump up its competition in the tablet segment and that it has more adequate supply to the technology compared to one-glass-solution (OGS) technology.”

The report goes on to say that Apple’s supply chain for the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad will be similar to the iPad mini’s, with Japan-based Nitto expected to supply the thin-film materials, and LG Display and Sharp providing the display panels.

It’s worth noting that the GF2 film was largely blamed for the iPad mini’s higher price tag and early supply constraints, as it caused mass production issues. It appears, though, that Apple has ironed out the kinks, as mini shipping estimates just dropped to 3-5 days .

Now, back to the iPad 5. A recent “leak” of the tablet’s rear shell indicates that it will look very similar to the mini, with smaller bezels and chamfered edges. And word is, Apple is working so hard on the redesign, that we may only see modest, if any, internal changes.

Early reports suggested we could see the 5 in the next few months, but we’re leaning towards an October release , right alongside the iPad mini 2 .

[image credit: Martin uit Utrecht]

Links
  1. ^ DigiTimes (www.digitimes.com)
  2. ^ iPhoneinCanada (www.iphoneincanada.ca)

Temple Run 2 Sets New Mobile Game Download Record

by Eric Johnson on January 31, 2013

Imangi is giving Rovio a (temple) run for its money. According to a press release [1] , Imangi Studios’ newest game, Temple Run 2, was downloaded 50 million times in 13 days, besting the previous record [2] held by Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds Space, which crossed the 50 million threshold after 35 days last year. It’s worth pointing out, however, that the main version of Angry Birds Space costs 99 cents, while the Temple Run games are free. Rovio’s game has been downloaded more than 100 million times, and was the most popular [3] paid app on both iPhone and iPad in 2012.

Links
  1. ^ press release (pressreleases.triplepointpr.com)
  2. ^ previous record (www.rovio.com)
  3. ^ most popular (mashable.com)

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