TYPOGRAFFIT – Creative text-to-piccie iDevice app

TYPOGRAFFIT is really cool. The website allows you to play around with a few gadgets which transform words and tags into cool graffiti which can be shared over the internet to various social clients. But the app is also available at the App Store for 1.99$. In a nutshell, the app’s magic is simple: TYPGRAFFIT turns your imaginative texting into imaginative pictures. It is a fun way to text, email, and twit; in short, it livens up online communications. But true artists with true artistic eyes may even find better ways to use it. I think it is time for a sarcastic grin! Rolleyes, have fun. Whatever you do with TYPOGRAFFIT, make sure you do it maturely as remember, this app turns text (any text) into a picture. If there happens to be a neat graphic on internet which can be placed instead of a word, it will clip in. If you have discovered cute phrases, why not share them in the comment section of this post? Just, remember to keep it clean okay?

TYPOGRAFFIT Graffit, LLC, TYPOGRAFFIT – $1.99

Piccies and Press Release after the gap

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Air Mouse Pro (Remote / Trackpad) update turns your iPhone into a “Universal Remote”

When R.P.A Tech’s Air Mouse Pro was released over a year ago, it held the distinction as the first and only app to turn your iPhone/iPod Touch into a, well, air mouse. Improvements were made with each update and now that version 2.0 has finally been released, Air Mouse Pro has become the undisputed heavyweight champ of all iDevice mouse/trackpads. Not only will the app serve as a simple wireless mouse, AMP essentially transforms your iPhone into an all-in-one universal remote for your for your PC/Mac.

Air Mouse Pro  (Remote / Trackpad) R.P.A. Tech, Air Mouse Pro (Remote / Trackpad) – $1.99

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Go Deal Hunting with free Bar Code Reader

The one thing people love more than a Freebie is a good deal. It’s no surprise then the App Store has recently seen its share of apps that can turn your iPhone into a barcode scanner. Traditionally “reserved” for games and entertainment apps, RedLaser even cracked the Top 10 in paid apps on iTunes. Not only will these apps find and display a particular product info for you, it will even help you find the best deals around. Seeing how popular these utility apps have become, SHAPE Services, makers of the trusty IM+ and Business Card Reader, have released Bar Code Reader.

All you need to do is take a picture of a printed barcode and the app will show you the lowest prices from thousands of retailers online. SHAPE have said that it works best with the 3GS for its improved macro shots. If you’re using a 2G or 3G iPhone, you may need to make use of a product like the Griffin Clarifi Lens Case for a boost in camera resolution. Best of all though, the app is FREE. If you end up trying Bar Code Reader out, let us know how it works for you!

Barcode Reader SHAPE ServicesBarcode Reader – Free

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AppVault Pro in Review – When AppBox Pro just isn’t enough

You all might be aware of AppBox Pro - it has been one of the top paid apps on iTunes for a while now. I’ve always loved this all-in-one utilities app. It saved so much space by condensing all those individual apps into one convenient package. But what if I told you there was something better? Something prettier, cooler, and spiffier. Just released on December 29, 2009 by C3 Software, I introduce AppVault Pro. Not only is it better than its counterpart, it does more. Yes, you heard me. More. In fact, 6 more.

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Do more on your iPhone with AppVault Pro

When it comes to all-in-one utility type apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch, there’s no doubt that there are plenty of choices available at the App Store. What’s so popular about them? For starters, you get plenty of useful apps (tip calculator, units and currency converter etc etc.) and all for the price of one. We previously reviewed Appbox Pro and found it to be of great value, offering lots of helpful tools in one neat package. Well now there’s a new kid in town and it goes by the name AppVault. Developed by C3 Software, it includes 25 apps – ranging from the more typical ones to a Bible, Guitar Tuner and even Parking Buddy! (track where you parked that Bentley of yours). There is also a FREE version for you to try out, which includes 10 of the 25 apps.  If you have a fetish with the all-in-one flavor or you simply need to make sure of these utilities, AppVault indeed looks very promising. More info and screenshots after the jump.

AppVault Pro C3 Software, AppVault Pro - $2.99

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Alternatives to VLC on the Mac

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VLC’s Mac port has been suffering for a while. Little to no development has left that side of the project stagnating. Many Mac blogs are circulating this story, crying about VLC’s imminent demise. But not all is doom and gloom. There are always some alternatives, and no, I’m not talking about Perian. Here’s a list of a few apps which you could use to replace the bloated old VLC.

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There’s an app for that: Cover Up when nature calls

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Ladies (and gents), ever found yourself locked up in the stall of a public washroom and reluctant to let loose while strangers (or friends) could hear just about every embarrassing detail? Now thanks to Appetizer Mobile, women (and men who don’t mind turning their iDevices into a virtual make up kit) can finally enjoy the comforts of a foreign and hostile loo without the need of holding anything back.

Cover Up gives women the discretion they need when nature calls. With five different noises to choose from, Cover Up can help save face in those potentially awkward situations in the office place bathroom, public restroom or at the new boyfriend’s house.

With Cover Up, girls can play running water or hair dryer noise on their iPhone or iPod touch to cover up those embarrassing sounds and save themselves from any inevitable uncomfortable conversations.

Designed to emulate your typical makeup case, the brushes control the volume while the colored areas will turn your iDevice into a restroom sound box. How effective is Cover Up you ask? Well, pray you have your volume cranked up and Taco Bell wasn’t your last meal. Appetizer Mobile’s promo video (dramatization with beautiful babes) after the gap!

Appetizer Mobile LLC, Cover-Up, $0.99, 1.7 MB
Cover-up

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Augmented Reality contact lenses – eyePhone

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Augmented Reality apps have been popping up all over the App Store, but they are about to meet their match in terms of portability. The University of Washington has a team working on soft-contact mounted displays which project images directly onto the retinas of the wearer. Better yet, the contact lens will be ‘powered’ by external radio waves like those a mobile phone emits, so you can probably imagine the possibilities.

Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with (or augmented by) virtual computer-generated imagery – creating a mixed reality [Wikipedia]

A Few App Store Augmented Reality apps at the App Store:
Layar B.V., Layer Reality Browser, FREE, 0.5 MB (3GS)
Layar Reality Browser

ozPDA, Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer, 2.99$, 0.4 MB (3GS)
Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer

Craic Design, Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy, 2.99$, 2.0 MB
Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy

Off Panel Productions, ARGH – Augmented Reality Ghost Hunter, 1.99$, 7.7 MB (3GS)
ARGH - Augmented Reality Ghost Hunter

[via CNET UK]

A small step for QuickSMS, a giant leap for iPhone-kind!

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While everybody is talking about the latest Apple rumours, people often forget that the all-powerful “Jesus” phone is, unfortunately, still lacking some very basic functions. Probably the most critical one still missing is the SMS delivery reports, one that even the oldest phones had built in. Yes, you an manually enter symbols at the beginning of the SMS to request a report, but there is always the problem that the symbol varies from provider to provider and that the report will arrive as a separate message. Well, a small company called iSoft has finally provided an answer to our prayers!

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Another Maya Calendar app predicts earths’ demise

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Look out. Take cover. Run. Not sure if any of that will help though. Maya Calendar comes at the turn of the tide, as we wallow in our lunatic ways, blithely summoning the destruction which wrecked havoc among our mortal friends, the Maya. KeeWee tech, the dev responsible for warning us of the coming cataclysm are responsible for quite a few niche apps which come with suitably niche prices; in all likelihood, the Calendar, which predicts nothing less than another Mayan cataclysmo, is preying on a niche gullibility; nay, a susceptibility to bad news which sits deep within the human soul.

App Description:
According to the Mayan calendar, the current Golden Age (the fifth), will end on 21 December 2012. The previous four eras (Water, Air, Fire and Earth) would all end with huge environmental upheavals. According to various researchers, the cataclysms that marked the end of the Mayan Ages were caused by a reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field, due to a shift of the planet. Do you want to know how much time is left on this fateful date?

Download Maya Calendar!

KeeWee Technology, Maya Calendar, 0.99$, 1.1 MB
Maya Calendar

A better option, however comes after the gap.

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