South Korean iPhone – the last shackle undone?

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And that as they say, is that. Ostensibly, the iPhone could be ready for sale by November in the staunchly xenophobic Korean market. Until earlier this year, Samsung and LG’s politicians kept the nation closed to their high-tech, cheaply-made, terrible phones using a variety of coercive measures. But in a shifting of the rules on 23 September, the iPhone and many other mobile phones may get a piece of this saturated market as the last shackle fell away: foreign-GPS wielding phones too, many enter the country.

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New iPhone will sport a 4.6 inch retina display?

When it comes to rumours of an iPhone 5 (new iPhone?) with a larger display, we’ve all heard it before. While past reports have speculated on a 4-inch display, Reuters today is reporting that the next iPhone will have a 4.6-inch retina screen and be released within several months.

Apple Inc’s new iPhone will have a sharper and bigger 4.6-inch “retina” display and is set to be launched around the second quarter, a South Korean media reported on Thursday.

Apple has decided on the bigger 4.6-inch display for its next iPhone and started placing orders to its suppliers, the Maeil Business Newspaper said, quoting an unnamed industry source.

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Dot Lock Protection Pro – Secure Your iPhone/iPad Media Files

Limassol, Cyprus – Apps2Be today is pleased to announce the release of Dot Lock Protection Pro 1.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Dot Lock Protection is an app allowing you to lock your private albums, photos and videos with a Dot Lock code. The key feature of the app is its ability to create a record of any app break-in attempt, with the intruder’s photo, date, time and GPS location recorded and displayed on the map.

“Keep your most valuable media files safe and secure with Dot Lock Protection”, says Sergei Sokolov, PR of Apps2Be. “Identify and catch intruders easily with photo, date and GPS!”

Choose between keypad and dot lock codes, create unlimited number of folders and sub-folders, take photos within the app, export/import photos from Photoroll, organize your files with a simple tap & hold and many other features.

Application Key Features:
* Choose between dot lock & keypad lock screens
* Break-in log tells you where and when the app has had a break-in attempt, as well as the code used by the would-be intruder
* Normal and fake password modes
* Badge alerts show break-in attempts
* Backup password via email
* Create unlimited number of folders and sub-folders
* Customize your folder and album colors
* Take private photos from within the app
* Discreet icon design
* Import and export Photos/Videos from/to Photoroll
* Fully customizable slideshows
* Full featured in-app video player
* Share photos & videos via email
* Full retina display support

Supported Languages:
* US English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone & iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 3.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Dot Lock Protection Pro 1.1.1 is priced at $0.99 (USD) and is available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available upon request.

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Apps2Be is a mobile development company founded in 2011. We focus on niche utility applications for iOS platforms to bring more productivity to iOS users. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Apps2Be. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

ERTV Announces Operation R.U.M for iPad, iPhone, and iPod

Trbovlje, Slovenia – ERTV is proud to announce the release of Operation R.U.M, a game for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Operation R.U.M is an addictive brain teasing puzzle game for all ages. The pirates lost their rum, so now they are too thirsty to think and they need your help to get to the rum bar. Help the pirates drink the rum in 5 worlds, with 60 exciting levels of physics based puzzles. Unlock the two mini games and discover the secret behind the magical drink called rum.

Get the pirates to the rum bar by removing or interacting with different object in the game. The more rum you pick up on the way the more points you score. Can you make it to the end with all the rum?

Operation R.U.M Features:
* 5 worlds each with a different theme
* 60 exciting levels of physics based puzzles
* 2 unlockable mini games

Operation R.U.M. supports languages for US English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 12.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Operation R.U.M. 1.0 is priced at only USD 0.99 (or equivalent in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.

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Located in Trbovlje, Slovenia, ERTV d.o.o. is a team of talented developers and graphic designers that are trying to make their mark in the mobile game/app market. All Material and Software (C) 2001-2012 ERTV d.o.o. / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

ERTV Announces Operation R.U.M for iPad, iPhone, and iPod

Trbovlje, Slovenia – ERTV is proud to announce the release of Operation R.U.M, a game for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Operation R.U.M is an addictive brain teasing puzzle game for all ages. The pirates lost their rum, so now they are too thirsty to think and they need your help to get to the rum bar. Help the pirates drink the rum in 5 worlds, with 60 exciting levels of physics based puzzles. Unlock the two mini games and discover the secret behind the magical drink called rum.

Get the pirates to the rum bar by removing or interacting with different object in the game. The more rum you pick up on the way the more points you score. Can you make it to the end with all the rum?

Operation R.U.M Features:
* 5 worlds each with a different theme
* 60 exciting levels of physics based puzzles
* 2 unlockable mini games

Operation R.U.M. supports languages for US English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 12.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Operation R.U.M. 1.0 is priced at only USD 0.99 (or equivalent in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.

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Located in Trbovlje, Slovenia, ERTV d.o.o. is a team of talented developers and graphic designers that are trying to make their mark in the mobile game/app market. All Material and Software (C) 2001-2012 ERTV d.o.o. / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

iPhone case makes room for USB stick

Korean accessories maker ego&company has unveiled what could be one of the more useful iPhone cases around. Dubbed the ego USB and part of the their “Hybrid Series”, this snap on iPhone 4/4S case has room for one ultraslim usb stick that slides in from the bottom. The sticks come in 5 colors and it appears the capacity is tied in with the actual color: skyblue (2GB), pink (4GB), red (8GB), yellow (16GB) and black (32GB). Pricing and availability info have yet to be released, but seeing how this clever combo could eliminate the need for carrying around an extra usb, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.

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New iPhone or iPad for the holidays? Find great apps with See the App

Los Angeles, California – goVertex LLC is pleased to announce See the App 1.0.3, their new app discovery utility for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Whether you received a new iPhone, iPad, iPod, or a fistful of iTunes gift cards for the holidays, See the App is the tool you need to find great apps. Quickly and easily browse a huge gallery of app screenshots to find exciting new apps from all different categories.

“It’s really easy to find cool apps, even when I was testing the app during development I kept getting distracted by interesting looking app screenshots that I wanted to check out” says Joe Bonniwell, founder of goVertex LLC and lead developer of See the App.

“This is so helpful! Looking through the app store can be overwhelming and you don’t know what to search for first. This visual representation takes away the guesswork.” 5 Star review of See the App on iTunes by Mchat05.

With over 500,000 apps available on the App Store, See the App helps people easily and enjoyably discover new apps and get the most from their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

See the App supports languages for US English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 12.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
See the App 1.0.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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Located in Los Angeles, CA, goVertex LLC was founded in 2010 by Joe Bonniwell to create great iOS apps. All Material and Software (C) 2010-2011 goVertex LLC / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Put an iPad or iPhone Train Set under Your Tree with iRunTrains 2.0.0

Peoria, Illinois – Onomaly Software has announced the v2.0.0 releases of “iRunTrains” and “iRunTrains for iPhone.” These are 3D, hobby train simulators for the iPad and iPhone. Fun to play and pleasant to just watch, these apps are fun for all ages. Drive trains, control speed, direction and braking with the touch train selector, throttle and brake controls. Select from many dynamic views that “chase” and track the trains. With these iOS train sets, you can even take a virtual ride on the steam or diesel engines.

One iTunes iRunTrains user declares, “If you like model trains, you’ll love this.” Another declares, “It’s got plenty of well-thought-out features, endless views and options.”

* Drive your trains: Control train speed and direction and switch turnouts using simple touch controls
* Watch your trains: Select from many dynamic views that “chase” and track the trains.
* Ride your trains: Choose from 4 different vantage points on train engines or cabooses
* Guide your trains: Activate the color-coded turn switches just in time to avoid “calamity”
* Change your trains: Switch out engines and cars – even on the move
* Change your tracks: 9 awesome track layouts!
* Train wrecked? No problem they bounce away and are immediately ready for more action
* No big setup; play iRunTrains immediately

Features:
* Elegant, scrolling track selector
* Full touch gesture-based interface; pinch to zoom; drag to change view angle; tap to pan
* Excellent 3D graphics
* Serene, seaside layouts with a shimmering sea and changing tide
* Buildings, bridges, loading docks, and houses complete the scenery
* Immersive 3D audio
* Horns, steam whistles, bells, diesel and steam engine sounds
* Real train physics that include collision and derailment detection
* Post a photo from album or camera (iPad 2) to the billboard
* Choice of sea type, terrain color and textures
* Beautifully rendered moving sky
* 6 viewing modes
* Hideaway control panel
* Help overlay

Supported Languages:
* US English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iRunTrains is compatible with iPad, iPad 2
** iOS 4.2 or later
* iRunTrains for iPhone is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod touch 4th Generation
** iOS 4.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:
iRunTrains 2.0.0 ($2.99 USD) and iRunTrains for iPhone 2.0.0 ($1.99 USD) are available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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iRunTrains on iOS is a collaboration between Onomaly Software and Code-Puppy Software. With headquarters in Illinois, Onomaly LLC was founded in 2008 to develop innovative, entertaining and engaging apps for Apple iOS. Onomaly LLC offers iRunTrains and several other well-reviewed apps through the App Store. Other Onomaly apps that have received national media attention are notepiler 9 and Vow Box. Copyright (C) 2012 Onomaly LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, iPhone, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Put an iPad or iPhone Train Set under Your Tree with iRunTrains 2.0.0

Peoria, Illinois – Onomaly Software has announced the v2.0.0 releases of “iRunTrains” and “iRunTrains for iPhone.” These are 3D, hobby train simulators for the iPad and iPhone. Fun to play and pleasant to just watch, these apps are fun for all ages. Drive trains, control speed, direction and braking with the touch train selector, throttle and brake controls. Select from many dynamic views that “chase” and track the trains. With these iOS train sets, you can even take a virtual ride on the steam or diesel engines.

One iTunes iRunTrains user declares, “If you like model trains, you’ll love this.” Another declares, “It’s got plenty of well-thought-out features, endless views and options.”

* Drive your trains: Control train speed and direction and switch turnouts using simple touch controls
* Watch your trains: Select from many dynamic views that “chase” and track the trains.
* Ride your trains: Choose from 4 different vantage points on train engines or cabooses
* Guide your trains: Activate the color-coded turn switches just in time to avoid “calamity”
* Change your trains: Switch out engines and cars – even on the move
* Change your tracks: 9 awesome track layouts!
* Train wrecked? No problem they bounce away and are immediately ready for more action
* No big setup; play iRunTrains immediately

Features:
* Elegant, scrolling track selector
* Full touch gesture-based interface; pinch to zoom; drag to change view angle; tap to pan
* Excellent 3D graphics
* Serene, seaside layouts with a shimmering sea and changing tide
* Buildings, bridges, loading docks, and houses complete the scenery
* Immersive 3D audio
* Horns, steam whistles, bells, diesel and steam engine sounds
* Real train physics that include collision and derailment detection
* Post a photo from album or camera (iPad 2) to the billboard
* Choice of sea type, terrain color and textures
* Beautifully rendered moving sky
* 6 viewing modes
* Hideaway control panel
* Help overlay

Supported Languages:
* US English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iRunTrains is compatible with iPad, iPad 2
** iOS 4.2 or later
* iRunTrains for iPhone is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod touch 4th Generation
** iOS 4.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:
iRunTrains 2.0.0 ($2.99 USD) and iRunTrains for iPhone 2.0.0 ($1.99 USD) are available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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iRunTrains on iOS is a collaboration between Onomaly Software and Code-Puppy Software. With headquarters in Illinois, Onomaly LLC was founded in 2008 to develop innovative, entertaining and engaging apps for Apple iOS. Onomaly LLC offers iRunTrains and several other well-reviewed apps through the App Store. Other Onomaly apps that have received national media attention are notepiler 9 and Vow Box. Copyright (C) 2012 Onomaly LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, iPhone, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Announcing Localscope v2.0 – The Ultimate Location Browser for iPhone

Mumbai, India – Cynapse today is proud to announce the immediate availability of Localscope v2.0, a location browser that gives you a unique view of places, people and things around you. The newest update integrates with 11 different sources including: Facebook Places, Flickr, Instagram, Panoramio, Picasa, Youtube, Foursquare, Google, Bing, Twitter and Wikimapia. Since each source provides unique types of content contributed socially or professionally, the diversity of information converging into Localscope v2 provides an un-matched local discovery experience and serves up unprecedented results when you need to find anything around you.

“We imagine Localscope to be a unique form of a browser that is designed to present and enable use of location information, just like web browsers present web pages. With version 2 we are taking a big step towards our vision of making Localscope your high tech goggles that lets you see things around you that you otherwise couldn’t.” says Apurva Roy Choudhury, CEO, Cynapse.

With v2, even familiar places that you spend most of your time in, come alive with fresh visual perspectives that enable you to rediscover your surroundings like never before.

Localscope v2 has been re-architected and re-written from ground up to enhance overall user experience with improved gestures, animations and sounds, making it much more intuitive. It is also been super optimized enabling blazing fast performance on the iPhone 4S.

Localscope supports languages for US English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Thai.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 6.0 MB

Pricing and availability:
Localscope 2.0 is available for $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively on the App Store in the Navigation category. If you’re interested in reviewing Localscope, get in touch with us and we’ll gladly provide a promo code.

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Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Cynapse invents software products that benefit fundamental aspects of everyday life. Its mission is to evolve the way people create, consume and communicate various forms of information. Cynapse is the creator of open source Enterprise 2.0 software Cyn.in, provider of the realtime collaboration software Sync.in and inventor of Localscope for the iOS and the WebOS platforms. Over 10,000 businesses and institutions and millions of users across the world benefit using Cynapse technology. Copyright (C) 2011 Cynapse. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.