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Firmware 2.2 released





Apple released new firmware version 2.2. Here are the direct links to all firmwares, including 2.2.

What's new in 2.2:

  • Enhancements to Maps
    • Google Street View - takes you on a virtual walking tour: Navigate street-level photographs of places you've located in Maps.
    • Public transit and walking directions - Get walking directions, find public transit schedules, check fares, and estimate your travel time.
    • Display address of dropped pins
    • Share location via email - Tap the Share Location button to send an email that includes a Google Maps URL.


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Cube - first person 3D shooter [AppStore, Free]



Cube is a singleplayer and multiplayer first person shooter. This opensource game is built on an entirely new and very unconventional engine.

The game is free, here is AppStore link.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008. 13:31

Google Mobile App - now with voice control [AppStore, Free]



Google Mobile App (AppStore link) is updated with voice control support.

Features include:

  1. Voice search - Speak your queries instead of typing them.
  2. Search with My Location - Search for nearby businesses and more without specifying where you are.
  3. Saving suggestions for web site shortcuts, like Wikipedia articles, search history, word completions.
  4. Fast access to Google services like Mail, Earth, Photos, Talk, Reader and more.

Voice Search is supported only on iPhone, and works best for North American English accents. Other languages coming soon.




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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008. 17:51

Touchpad Elite [AppStore, Free]



Control your computer wirelessly with the multi-touch features of the new MacBook line!

For both Mac and Windows:

  • Wireless touchpad
  • PowerPoint clicker
  • Control your media
  • Multi-touch access to Task Switcher
  • Automated discovery

Specially for Mac:

  • Zoom your Mac screen
  • Multi-touch access to Expose

No install required on Mac, although free modified Vine Server will give you access to media keys (Play/Pause, etc.). For Windows, free modified TightVNC server will also give you access to media keys.

The price is dropped for a limited time from $4.99 to $0. AppStore link.




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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008. 17:26

TouchSports Tennis 09 [AppStore]



Avaliable via AppStore (link) for $4.99. Take a look at the video:




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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008. 17:10

Get drunk with iPhone [AppStore]



Check your blood-alcohol level with Avvo Last Call!

Avvo Last Call allows you to calculate your blood-alcohol level to determine if it’s safe for you to drive after drinking. If not, use Last Call to call a cab. Last Call also provides a list of top local DUI lawyers on Avvo to call for help if you need it.

How it works:

  • Log your alcohol consumption as you drink.
  • Keep an eye on your blood-alcohol level as Last Call instantly updates it.
  • Find nearby taxi services if your blood-alcohol level is too high.
  • Contact a top local DUI attorney on Avvo if you need one.

Last Call is provided for entertainment purposes only. Use another method to more accurately determine your BAC level. Don't drink and drive.

The app is free. AppStore link.


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Friday, November 14th, 2008. 19:58

VoxBot - make your iPhone talk [AppStore, Free]



VoxBot is a retro speech synthesis robot. Type in any text and VoxBot will say it out loud. App is free for a limited time. Normal price is $1.99. Here is AppStore link.

Features:

  • It talks!
  • Full screen retro oscilloscope display when VoxBot talks
  • Easily create, test and edit phrases for VoxBot to say
  • Store phrases for quick VoxBot wisdom in the phrase list



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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008. 18:38

Fake a call [AppStore, Free]



Stuck in another pointless meeting? Want to impress everyone, that Bill calls you? Use Fake-A-Call! With the tap of your finger or at a specified time, have that 'important client' give you a call. This application is free, maybe for a limited time :) Here is AppStore link.


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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008. 1:28

TyroTuner [AppStore, Free]



TyroTuner is a microphone-based utility that tunes the standard six-string guitar. Select what string you want to tune, and then play the guitar string...the needle will tell you whether you need to tune up or down.

The application costed $2.99, but it is now free for a limited time. Here is the AppStore link.




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Monday, November 10th, 2008. 18:02

TouchTerm [AppStore, Free]



TouchTerm is a complete and fully-featured SSH terminal application, with an intuitive interface includes:

  • Translucent UI support allows typing while using the entire screen for displaying terminal output
  • Complete server, connection, and password management
  • RSA/DSA public key authentication
  • VT100 Terminal Emulation: Use top, screen, emacs, vi -- virtually any console application
  • Wi-Fi and EDGE/3G support: access and administer your servers from anywhere
  • Full special-key support including Ctrl, Esc, Tab, and arrow keys
  • Landscape mode support, configurable font size and color
  • A polished, iPhone-standard interface

This application is free for a limited time. The price dropped from $2.99 to 0. Here is AppStore link.


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Saturday, November 8th, 2008. 2:04

Virtual reality from Apple



The US Patent Office today published two Apple patent filings that reveal the company having researched a unique head-tracking display technology designed to replicate the theater experience. A head-mounted display with head-tracking technology intended to reduce viewer fatigue and disorientation by simulating a theater or other viewing environment.

The wearer of the device can pick a seat in the fake theater and then manipulate the image, zoom in and out, and look around thanks to an accelerometer and gyroscope built into the goggles.


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Friday, November 7th, 2008. 20:31

SayNDial [AppStore, Free]



This is a voice dial application. SayNDial automatically dials one of your contacts just by saying a name or company. It recognizes your speech making it faster than thumbing through your contacts and safer when calling while you drive. SayNDial is powered by Metaphor Solutions.

The application is free for a limited time. The price dropped from $2.99 to 0. AppStore link.




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Friday, November 7th, 2008. 20:20

Free Translator [AppStore, Free]



This is a translator. It uses free Google Translate API. Users can choose between many languages including Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Application is free, here is a link to AppStore.

PS: It requires internet connection (WiFi, 3G, EDGE or regular GPRS).




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Thursday, November 6th, 2008. 1:35

Cooliris for iPhone [AppStore, Free]



Cooliris, the popular browser extension that revolutionizes the way you view media. Now it is available as an application for iPhone and iPod Touch. Cooliris makes finding news and search results a breeze by displaying them as an endlessly streaming 3D Wall, complementing the touch screen perfectly.

This application is free, avaliable via AppStore (link).

Features

  • 3D Wall makes finding and viewing content easy, and fun
  • Discover provides you with news on-the-go: stay on top of the latest current events
  • Get the full story: Read more inline without having to jump to the web browser

How to use:

  • 1-Finger Swipe - Scroll the wall a screen length
  • Pinch / Expand Wall - Zoom in/out
  • Single Tap - Select Media or go full screen
  • Tilt Wall - Scroll the wall by tilting the device left or right
  • Press Title Bar Menu Button - Select the item to go one deeper
  • Press Cooliris Logo - Go home
  • Finger Swipe Submenu - Slide the sub-menu items to see more
  • Click the Envelope - Share media via the default Mail Client
  • Click the Metadata - Opens the containing page web page
  • Click the 'i' Info icon - Shows/Hides the metadata panel

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AutoMangle: vehicular combat game [AppStore, Free]



AutoMangle is an addictive vehicular combat game. You can choose out of 4 vehicles with color customisation. Options allowing 192 different gameplay configurations.

There are health levels and configurable weapon options. The game also features deformable vehicle damage system and realistic physics.

The game is avaliable in AppStore. lite version is free (link). Full version is $1.99 (link)

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Saturday, November 1st, 2008. 18:30