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Meet Animin, the new digital friend with an AR twist

Stuart O'Connor Android, Android apps, Apps, Augmented reality, Gaming, iPad, iPad apps, iPhone, iPhone apps Leave a Comment

Remember the Tamagotchi, the Japanese handheld digital pet that was all the rage in the 1990s? Since then, digital or virtual pets have come in all shapes and sizes, from web- or software-based to handdheld units similar to the Tamagotchis. Well, now say hi to the Animin, a new digital pet for phones and tablets…

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12 Apps to help you Survive the Christmas Season

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Android, Android apps, Apps, Christmas Gift Guides, iPad, iPad apps, iPhone, iPhone apps, TV Leave a Comment

Christmas can be a stressful time for all of us, and it seems to arrive earlier every year. If it's not gifts to buy, it's family get-togethers to arrange, parties to attend, decorations to get up and a massive dinner to prepare. To help you get super-organised this year, here are 12 apps…

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Flickr gets an iPad app

James O'Malley Apple, Apps, iPad, iPad apps Leave a Comment

Yahoo has announced the arrival of a new Flickr app for iPad, that offers photo tweaking, filters and the ability to browse high-resolution photos. Here's how the company describes the new app: "This version of the Flickr iOS app is optimised to take full advantage of the larger screen on iPad, while delivering the gorgeous…

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The iPad as a Point of Sale Terminal

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It sound an implausible design: putting up a consumer-level tablet as a replacement for specially designed hardware and software. When you think about it, though, it makes a lot of sense. Suppliers such as Shopify make it simple to source hardware solutions to use with this particular point of sale solution. As retail businesses, having…

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Adobe announces new mobile apps as part of its “Creative Cloud”

James O'Malley Apps, iPad, iPad apps, iPhone, iPhone apps Leave a Comment

Adobe is getting serious about mobile and has today announced plans for a tonne of new mobile apps that will work with its "Creative Cloud" products - like Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere. Here's what's new: Photoshop Sketch (sounds like a drawing app) Photoshop Mix (mobile compositing of images) Lightroom Mobile (a mobile version of the…

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Tom Hanks’ free iPad typewriter app hits no.1 on App Store

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Apps, iPad, iPad apps, iTunes Leave a Comment

Remember that classic scene in the film Big — the film that really launched Tom Hanks' big-screen career — in which he plays Chopsticks by dancing on the giant piano keys? Well, now keys of another kind have also proved a big success for the Oscar-winning actor. His manual typewriter simulator app for the iPad — called…

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