TouchMyApps » cards http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Cards app updated with Mother’s Day themed cards http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/17/cards-app-updated-with-mothers-day-themed-cards/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/17/cards-app-updated-with-mothers-day-themed-cards/#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:04:27 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67648 Apple has updated its Cards app to v1.1 and added card designs for Mother’s Day, which lands on the second Sunday of May in the US and Canada (among other countries). Here’s the list of what’s new: • Beautiful letterpress cards for Mother’s Day • New Get Well card designs • Additional cards for birthdays, thank … Read more]]>

Apple has updated its Cards app to v1.1 and added card designs for Mother’s Day, which lands on the second Sunday of May in the US and Canada (among other countries). Here’s the list of what’s new:

• Beautiful letterpress cards for Mother’s Day
• New Get Well card designs
• Additional cards for birthdays, thank you and more
• Improves accuracy of envelope address verification
• Simplifies and improves the checkout process

First released back in October of 2011, Cards lets you design and mail real greeting cards to your family and friends for a small cost – $2.99 (including postage) within the US and $4.99 for rest of the world. The one downside to the Cards app is that it currently isn’t optimized for the iPad. But other than that, it’s free to download and a great tool to use if you plan on sending some custom made cards to your loved ones.

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The Cards app from Apple lets you create and mail beautifully crafted, real greeting cards personalized with your own text and photos — right from your iPhone or iPod touch. Take a quick snapshot and with a few taps and swipes, an elegant thank you note or “wish-you-were-here” card is on its way to any mailbox in the world. Choose from dozens of designs and customize your card with a personal message and photo. Then select a mailing address from your Contacts and place your order in seconds. All your cards are saved automatically, so it’s easy to send an invitation or birth announcement to more than one person.

Custom letterpress cards
• Cards combine a centuries-old letterpress technique with your digital text and photos
• Each card is crafted from 100 percent cotton paper and imprinted with an elegant debossed design
• Choose from dozens of designs for eight occasions: Mother’s Day, Thank You,  Get Well, Baby, Birthday, Love, Travel and Holiday
• Customize the placeholder text for any occasion, such as an anniversary or graduation
• Add a photo to your card or send one with just text

Location integration
• If you select one of the Travel designs, your card automatically displays the name of your current location
• Choose a photo with GPS data, and the card shows the name of the place where the photo was taken

Prepaid postage included
• U.S. customers can send a card within the U.S. for $2.99 including postage
• Send a card anywhere else in the world for $4.99 including postage
• Select an address from your Contacts and easily personalize it — from Mr. Johnny Appleseed to The Appleseed Family, for example
• To place your order, simply enter your Apple ID password
• In the U.S., your card will include our own Apple-designed postage

Delivery notification
• Cards mailed to U.S. addresses make use of the United States Postal Service Intelligent Mail® barcode
• On the day your card is to be delivered, you’ll receive a notification on your iPhone or iPod touch

Card history
• All your cards are automatically saved and can be viewed in a history list
• You can resend any card to another recipient — perfect for when you have a lot of friends to thank or you want to spread the word about the newest member of your family

Total order price includes postage.  For orders with a U.S. billing address, sales tax will be added to the order price.  For orders with a non-U.S. billing address, the order price will include applicable VAT.

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Magic Card 2.0.1 – Clever iPhone Illusion used by Pro Magicians On Sale http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/03/15/magic-card-2-0-1-clever-iphone-illusion-used-by-pro-magicians-on-sale/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/03/15/magic-card-2-0-1-clever-iphone-illusion-used-by-pro-magicians-on-sale/#comments Mon, 15 Mar 2010 23:37:24 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=29495 Washington based Renditions Design today announces Magic Card 2.0.1 for iPhone devices. Magic Card uses a real deck of cards and the iPhone's camera to create the convincing illusion that Apple's amazing device came with the power to see through cards. Although popular with professional magicians, the clever secret is easy enough for anyone to do on their first try. Magic Card was completely re-written to incorporate the latest iPhone OS improvements. … Read more]]>

Everett, Washington – Most iPhone magic apps use unsatisfying virtual playing cards, but Renditions Design’s “Magic Card” uses a real deck of cards and the iPhone’s camera to create the convincing illusion that Apple’s amazing device came with the power to see through cards. Although popular with professional magicians, the clever secret is actually easy enough for anyone to do on their first try. This week Magic Card was completely re-written to incorporate the latest iPhone OS improvements, and the price was lowered to $2.99 for a short time.

Company founder Dylan Malone, who has studied magic since childhood, saw the iPhone as the perfect magic gadget from the instant it was unveiled. Now Apple seems to have caught on. “Apple markets their newest iPhone OS device as, ‘a magical and revolutionary product,’ and I couldn’t agree more,” said Malone with a smile. “But they did need a few good magic apps to make these products as magical as the tagline.”

What the trick looks like: A spectator chooses a card and places it face down on the table. They pick the iPhone up, wake it from sleep, and launch the camera app. Then the performer, explaining that the iPhone seems to be able to do almost anything, snaps a picture of the back of the card and shows it around. Finally, they start to slowly shake the phone until suddenly the spectator realizes that their card is now face up in the photo, revealing their choice!

Feature Highlghts:
* Simple to follow built-in instructions (with pictures)
* Elegant, straightforward method that works equally well for beginners or professional magicians
* Uses the latest features of the iPhone OS to make the trick even easier
* Requires no sleight of hand
* Works with all iPhone camera models

Although Magic Card 2.0.1, the latest release from Renditions Design, is normally advertised on magician’s websites and podcasts, the joy of performance shouldn’t be left entirely to the professionals. There are excellent effects that anyone can do with an iPhone and only a few moments practice. Magic Card can serve as an introduction to the art of magic for thousands of people.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone
* iPod touch not supported – this is a camera trick
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 5.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Magic Card 2.0.1 is currently $2.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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Based in Everett, WA, Dylan Malone has been developing iPhone applications since the launch of the App Store in 2008. Malone comes from a design background, having worked for many years as an artist in the newspaper industry- and has found that skill set quite handy in the competitive App store. All Material and Software (C) 2010 Dylan Malone / Renditions Design / 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.

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World Poker Tour Texas Hold ‘Em in Review – Portable Poker For Persistent Players! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/10/13/world-poker-tour-texas-hold-em-in-review/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/10/13/world-poker-tour-texas-hold-em-in-review/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:36:58 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=21415 Poker has been growing in popularity again over the last couple years. With multiple shows, console games, and all sorts of swag and merch available, it’s not surprising to see a large selection of poker games at the app store. Recently, I was dealt the World Poker Tour’s (WPT) official app and this review will … Read more]]>

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Poker has been growing in popularity again over the last couple years. With multiple shows, console games, and all sorts of swag and merch available, it’s not surprising to see a large selection of poker games at the app store. Recently, I was dealt the World Poker Tour’s (WPT) official app and this review will show you how it played out!

Any fan of poker will be familiar with the World Poker Tour. Whether it be from tv, a game or the internet, the WPT probably has you hook, line, and sinker. The WPT tournaments are a staple in the scene and I was pleased when I found out that they were releasing a game on the iPlatform.

Every time you launch WPT, a nice video plays, showing an official video. The problem is that it plays every single time and can get a little annoying. Afterwards though, you are greeted by a really nice UI. Graphics and colors are vibrant and the menus and info screens look great.

world-poker-tour-review2A nice feature you can see right up front is the ability to import music from your ipod. Unfortunately though, I was not able to find a way to turn it off once I started it while in a game. Another fun feature is the ability to customize your avatar. You get one to start with but you can use your winnings to purchase one of the many different custom outfits available.

As for game play, there are both local and online multiplayer available. Online you can either play simple multiplayer based on a few parameters or enter into tournaments. I was glad to find both, and was even more happy to see that they kept everything separate: your online wins and losses don’t affect your offline totals and vice versa. The obvious benefit here is that you could practice as much as you want offline without risking your online earnings.

world-poker-tour-review6Controls in WPT are simple: a lot of tapping or swiping to bet/raise/fold. Visually, it’s a little less fancy than the menus and other pages but it still looks nice. They even added in a bit of animation to the characters at the table when they toss bets out. Also available in game is the ability to view/add to your buddy list and chat with the people at the table.

Playing the hands is enjoyable. There is some unnecessary stuff though, such as pauses for bets even though you’ve already gone all in and don’t really have an option but to pass. Also, at the end of a hand during the “Showdown”, the highest available hand from each player is flashed above their cards verrrry quickly. So quickly in fact, that if you aren’t paying attention you’ll definitely miss it. Afterwards, the hands are all shown with the winner clearly marked and the resulting winnings/loses shown to the side.

world-poker-tour-review3In the end, even with the oddities mentioned above, or my inability to find a pause button for the music player, I still enjoyed this game. It may not be as flashy as some competitors, but it is built solidly and sensibly. All the proper effort went into building a real stand up game that I think fans of hold ‘em poker will be able to appreciate.

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App Summary
Title: World Poker Tour Texas Hold ‘Em (v1.45) Developer: Hands-On Mobile
Price: $3.99 App Size: 4.5 MB
  • Local and online play
  • Nice graphics
  • Lots of game options available
  • Custom profiles
  • A few odd bugs
  • Couldn’t find off button for music

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Texas Wuggle in Review – Poker’s lighter side http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/10/13/texas-wuggle-in-review-pokers-lighter-side/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/10/13/texas-wuggle-in-review-pokers-lighter-side/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2009 18:54:22 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=21452 iDevice poker apps are a great idea; while you can lose whuffie against your iDevice, or around the world on leaderboards, you don’t have to worry about losing your dosh. Texas Wuggle is an interesting combination of poker and wuggling, and if you couldn’t tell already, is a die-hard casual gambler. This time however, you … Read more]]>

iDevice poker apps are a great idea; while you can lose whuffie against your iDevice, or around the world on leaderboards, you don’t have to worry about losing your dosh. Texas Wuggle is an interesting combination of poker and wuggling, and if you couldn’t tell already, is a die-hard casual gambler. This time however, you will arrange cards in order to either become a millionaire, or sit atop the poker circuit in a time-trial stint. Is it fun? Yes it is…

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There is no need to bring up my dirty poker-playing past: a seedy time which was steeped in dark goings on, iffy companions; and all-nighters full of sweat, smoke, and spades. Suffice to say, I was hooked. Texas Wuggle brings back a bit of the old gambler in me, in a good way.

Behind its sparkly, brilliant exterior, Texas Wuggle is a good, yet adulterated poker game, but the first thing which may catch your eye is the sparkly stuff. From the ante, this game is packed with special effects and bright, showy objects. Even the simple act of dragging cards around is an indulgent showdown of colour as cards sprout colour-tails. When you win, it gets even flashier; think New Year’s day – in Toronto.

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But, this colourful interface is vital in keeping up appearances: Texas Wuggle is a puzzle game with concentrated poker elements. The poker fan will enjoy the cards, while the puzzler will enjoy the dextrous challenges. To create a hand, you must make sense of the jumble of cards which is thrown in front of you after every deal. It isn’t a neat deposit either, so get ready to screw your eyes up searching for that last spade. In order to make a hand, you have to string 5 cards together into a poker hand. Then, swipe that collection from left to right, or in the opposite direction to finalise it.

Mechanics aside, there are two different game modes: spree and survival. Spree gives you a chance to start from the bottom, and in ten hands, manage to strike a cool million. Survival is the arcade version of poker: you have to race against the clock to create poker hands, and as levels progress, your earnings will go up while the clock does the opposite.

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So, what do you get to help you along? You get bombs. Yup, bombs. While not traditional, bombs are a unique carryover from 4J Studio’s first iPhone game, Wuggle; they essentially function like ‘hits’. To exchange a card, simply double tap it, then tap a bomb. You have up to three bombs which will replenish at a rate of one per round. In addition to its flashy graphics, the puzzle, fast-action aspects of Texas Wuggle are catchy, fun, and addictive.

The collation of cards, however, is frustrating. Just like any poker game, Texas Wuggle spits cards out randomly, and just like any poker game, you will spot what you spot, take chances on those cards you believe in; and otherwise, go with the flow. Moving cards around is fun – please don’t get me wrong. But, the cards move like energetic blocks and will rebound from each other; this in particular is difficult when you are playing the time-limited Survival mode. To signal a hand, you swipe horizontally along a group of cards. Thus, they have to be in the same plot on the screen. Unfortunately, because of the bouncing, swirling, hardly-controllable, physics-bound cards, gaming is hard. Sometimes, you will run out of time just trying to get your cards to some safe, swipe-able place.

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I could mention that there is no iTunes support and no leaderboard, but that wouldn’t make too much sense. This app is 99 cents, shy of a dollar – cheap stuff; but it allows you to indulge in the otherwise seedy passion: gambling. Well, a very casual, catchy version of gambling. If I had to use a simple, but proper sentence, I might say something like: Texas Wuggle is a fun game. But I’d rather say something memorable, like: “its unique combination of puzzle and poker is a straight flush as far as I am concerned”. You can play for a few minutes and enjoy the game’s style while not worrying about ruining yours. Texas Wuggle ain’t a tried and true poker simulator, but it will keep your hands warm this coming winter.

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App Summary
Title: Texas Wuggle (v. 1.0) Developer: 4J Studios Ltd.
Price: $0.99 App Size: 37.1 MB
  • flashy interface
  • spree and survival are both great fun
  • great price
  • unique blend of gambling and puzzle
  • gets frantic
  • card physics is not needed
  • how ’bout some itunes music?

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Hover Poker – the bets are in for multiplayer gambling http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/30/hover-poker-the-bets-are-in-for-multiplayer-gambling/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/30/hover-poker-the-bets-are-in-for-multiplayer-gambling/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2009 15:09:24 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=16792 Yeah, I bet you do! Like gambling that is. Well, Hover Poker, a Texas Hold ‘Em game, may take the blinders from the eyes of computer-poker naysayers with features like anti-cheat, no-limit holdem, an Old-West soundtrack (yes, you read that right), and auto-save. It is being developed by Jormy Games and published by Clickgamer. Press … Read more]]>

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Yeah, I bet you do! Like gambling that is. Well, Hover Poker, a Texas Hold ‘Em game, may take the blinders from the eyes of computer-poker naysayers with features like anti-cheat, no-limit holdem, an Old-West soundtrack (yes, you read that right), and auto-save. It is being developed by Jormy Games and published by Clickgamer.

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Have you ever wanted to play texas holdem with your friends, but don’t have a poker set around? Well now you can, with hoverpoker!

You don’t need to have an app each, just one phone is enough. The app will deal cards to each player, and you pass your phone around to each player to let them see their card and take action (call, raise, fold). To peek your card, touch both peek buttons on the screen.

They won’t be able to peek at your cards, because it makes a sound when you try to peek the card, and there’s a counter indicating how many times you have peeked the cards. Also, all players will not miss out because the app also acts as a poker dealer, announcing actions taken by players with a voice (call, raise, fold, how much $ raised etc).

You can play with up to 22 players, which is probably more than any poker game 99.99% of you ever had. All with one device!

Texas holdem rule used in this app : no-limit holdem. Blinds can be changed each round. You can undo rounds, and exiting will save the table state, so you can interrupt your game anytime.

Hover Poker is developed by Jormy Games

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Have you ever wanted to play texas holdem with your friends, but don’t have a poker set around? Well now you can, with hoverpoker!

Key Features:

  • faithful implementation of Texas No-Limit Holdem Poker!
  • You’ll only need one iPhone/iPod touch to play with friends!
  • anti cheat mechanism, it’ll be hard to look at cards that are not yours!
  • up to 22 players!
  • a voice announcer, so people know what you did in each round!
  • you can change the blinds anytime.
  • epic showdown mechanism complete with old west soundtrack.
  • table is always saved! quit and resume anytime to last saved table!
  • A true portable alternative to carrying a poker set around.

You don’t need to have an app each, just one phone is enough. The app will deal cards to each player, and you pass your phone around to each player to let them see their card and take action (call, raise, fold). To peek your card, touch both peek buttons on the screen.

They won’t be able to peek at your cards, because it makes a sound when you try to peek the card, and there’s a counter indicating how many times you have peeked the cards. Also, all players will not miss out because the app also acts as a poker dealer, announcing actions taken by players with a voice (call, raise, fold, how much $ raised etc).

You can play with up to 22 players, which is probably more than any poker game 99.99% of you ever had. All with one device!

Texas holdem rule used in this app : no-limit holdem. Blinds can be changed each round. You can undo rounds, and exiting will save the table state, so you can interrupt your game anytime.

For more casino/card action, take a look at the following TMA articles:
21 & Fun! in ReviewSolitaire City (Deluxe) in ReviewBig 2 Poker in ReviewBig Deuce in Review

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