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The popular note taking application & service Evernote has released an update for iOS and Mac OS X that brings several new features, the highlight of which is Reminders.
The new update, which is available now in the App Store and the Mac App Store, now allows for users to add a reminder to any note to help with task management. The idea is to keep reminders associated with notes in one app rather than
having to set reminders to do tasks in another app such as Reminders.
The other big feature in this update is support for XAuth which allows you to view all of the applications that have access to your Evernote account. This is done via Evernote Web Settings on your account.
The full Release Notes cover other updates:
Reminders: Never forget important and in-progress notes
• Adding a reminder pins the note to the top of your note list
• Add a due date to receive in-app and email notifications
• Mark notes as Done when you complete them
Enhanced security with XAuth
• View all applications that access your account from Evernote Web Settings
Business: toggle between personal and business tags in the tag view
Numerous bug fixes, including:
• Fix for an issue causing certain large notes to duplicate on sync
• Fix for several offline search issues
Evernote is a free app in both the App Store and the Mac App Store. It is an iOS Universal app for both iPhone and iPad. Premium services are available which include the ability to view notes offline, larger file transfers and file sizes plus searching within attached PDFs, Office documents and iWork documents. Premium services are $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year and can be purchased via an in-app purchase.
Michael Parker, M.D., an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is pleased to announce the release of HeartPhys 1.0, a new app for iPad that enables users to learn about the heart and blood vessels through interactive diagrams and videos.
HeartPhys tackles some of the key cardiovascular concepts and lets users interact with visuals and gain insight into what’s going on. The app also provides narrated Show Me videos, describing each concept in detail and going over how to get the most out of each diagram, as well as extensive text explanations.
HeartPhys includes interactive diagrams and videos on the following topics: left and right heart, integrated cardiac cycle, pressure-volume (PV) loops, ventricular axis, cardiac murmur, fetal circulation, Frank-Starling relationship, preload, afterload, afterload – acute progression, contractility, cardiac conduction and the ECG, Starling forces, vascular autoregulation, right coronary artery flow, effect of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) on heart rate, positional changes in blood pressure, pulmonary vs. systemic circulation, and right heart catheterization.
HeartPhys has immersive interactivity; for example, in the Right Heart Catheterization diagram, users can thread a virtual
catheter through a person’s blood vessels and into the heart, carefully controlling the progress of the catheter and viewing key blood pressures in the vessels and heart along the way. In the Left and Right Heart diagram, users can interactively expose the anatomy of each side of the heart as it beats, including slowing the process down to listen to the heart sounds and watch their relationship to the movement of the heart valves. This degree of interactivity extends throughout the app and is a key aspect.
The app’s audience includes students (undergraduate physiology, nursing, medical, etc.), as well as doctors and their patients. The interactive diagrams are intended to be multi-layered, in that a doctor could use a diagram to explain something to patients in a visual way, and a patient using the diagram and Show Me videos may get insight as well.
* Play with interactive diagrams to understand some of the hardest concepts in cardiovascular physiology
* Watch the Show Me videos to solidify understanding of the concepts and get the most out of each diagram
* Read detailed explanations that describe the key points of each diagram
* Zoom the diagrams to full screen for an uninterrupted interactive experience. Even in that mode, the explanation text is only a finger tap or swipe away
* Bring up interaction help for any diagram – You never have to wonder how you can interact with any diagram…just tap on the information icon in the toolbar to get visual instructions unique to each diagram
HeartPhys 1.0 is $1.99 USD, 60% off of its regular price for a limited period of time. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. Discount is available for academic institutions through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program.
Web Information Solutions introduces an update to the award-winning iOS application, Pocket Informant Pro 3.0, which offers complete integration of Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Contacts. The concept is simple: bring together everything about your day into one location, allow users to customize virtually every part of the app, and make it beautiful and easy to use. The new version, Version 3.0, brings tons of new features as well as existing features made even better.
So what exactly is is that has been added? What makes this so “ground-breaking”?
* Better Looking: It’s simpler, easier to use and just clear. In fact, that’s what it’s called: Clear. In Pocket Informant 3, you are given more control over what elements you would like to enable or hide, so that you can focus on the data that matters to you the most. All of this power is now wrapped up in the best looking interface yet.
* More Natural: Just create a new task or event and type (or use iOS voice dictation to say) phrases like “Coffee with Mom
every Tuesday at 6am” or “Lunch with Bob next Friday”. Pocket Informant will understand and set your event accordingly. Currently, only available for English.
* Richer Notes: Now enjoy a full featured rich text editor when taking notes in Pocket Informant. Change fonts, styles, sizes, colors or make bulleted or ordered lists – it’s all there.
* There For You, Rain or Shine: Now as you look out over your upcoming events, check the forecast at the same time. Add the weather forecast to any calendar view and show the current conditions in the Today tab (weather is provided by Weather Underground and is available as an in-app purchase)
* Today – Fully Customized: The Today view is a favorite for so many people. All the events & tasks you care about Today in one simple place. If you liked it before, you’ll love it now. Pocket Informant 3 lets you reorder your Today View sections, turn any section you want on or off, and perhaps the most exciting addition: Add any of your custom Smart Filters to the Today Tab.
* Checklists: Sure, Pocket Informant has always been there for you to take meeting notes, schedule events, organize your tasks…but what about your lists of stuff? When you go grocery shopping or maybe you’re packing for a trip – what’s the best way to track the list of stuff for that task? Checklists, of course.
* Smarter Projects: Now you can set due dates on your projects, set your projects to automatically complete, set a project template, and you can change how each project automatically does (or does not) handle your “next actions”. Smarter indeed.
* Evernote: So, there’s this cool little app out there called Evernote. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Yeah, so have we. And now, you can sync your Evernote notebooks, tags, notes, and attachments with Pocket Informant. The fun isn’t stopping there because we’ve got support for “stacks” coming right around the corner as well. (Note: Evernote to dos and tables aren’t supported just yet)
There are many more features and improvements that have been added as well; there are just too many to list. We encourage you to take a look for yourself, and see how Pocket Informant Pro can benefit you!
“I was blown away with how easily I could glance at the Month View and seriously evaluate everything that I’ve got going on this month,” says Perry Brauner of GearDiary online. “This is something that you’re not able to do with iOS’s built-in calendar app.”
“This is the biggest release we have ever had. I can’t wait to see the reaction of people when they download version 3 and use the incredible new interface,” says Alex Kac, Founder and CEO of Web Information Solutions. “We have seen more excitement from our testing groups than I have ever seen before. I am sure our customers will love it!”
Pocket Informant Pro 3.0 a Universal App and is $14.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
Hullabu Inc, a newcomer in the tablet publishing market, today announced James Patterson: Twice in a Blue Moon is now available for iPad on the Apple App Store. Marking the second game in the franchise, Twice in a Blue Moon is an original story based on James Patterson’s wildly successful Women’s Murder Club series. Arriving in the midst of success from its predecessor, this title brings fans another thrilling mystery game in a series that has already excited its fan base.
In James Patterson: Twice in a Blue Moon, players assume the roles of Lindsay Boxer, Claire Washburn and Cindy Thomas
as they combine their expertise and talents to catch a serial killer before he strikes again. In the most authentic James Patterson experience to date, players will be left trembling as they look for clues and unravel mysteries in more than 50 levels, including 25 chilling locations, 27 challenging puzzles and nine unsettling investigations.
“We’re so very excited to bring this second installment of the Women’s Murder Club franchise to the iPad, a first for James Patterson and tablet entertainment” says Robert Adams, Hullabu Founder and Executive Producer. “During the development of Twice in a Blue Moon we really wanted to connect the player to the storyline and make them feel like they’re part of a Patterson novel”.
The company indicates that this isn’t the last Patterson game we’ll see coming to the iPad. “We hope to continue to bring this gritty style detective Hidden Object and Adventure Puzzle games to the ever growing tablet market.” continues Mr. Adams. “It’s such an exciting time in the tablet marketplace and we’re excited to bring quality gaming content.”
The game is a Freemium app with the full version being $4.99 through an in-app purchase.
eBay has done some serious updates to their iPhone and iPad apps to give you a better user experience both using the app as well as purchasing through the app. The updates come to the two separate eBay apps in the App Store, one for iPhone and iPod Touch while the other is for the iPad and iPad Mini.
The new 3.0.0 version of eBay for iPhone brings a new look and feel to the UI including the ability to tap on a photo to see a larger view of the item you are bidding on through the service. Users can now also make multiple item purchases at once – if you are in the United States or the United Kingdom. Selling support has also come to Spain for the first time.
Here is a run down of all the changes:
- New and improved look and feel
- Checkout multiple items at a time with the new eBay Shopping Cart (US and UK only)
- Tap the grid icon at the top of search results to see larger photos (iOS 6 required)*
- Scan your drivers license for fast and easy eBay registration (available in select US states)
- Improved last minute bidding
- Selling support for Spain
- Many bug fixes and enhancements
It is important to note that this update does require you to be running iOS 5 or greater on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
For iPad users, the eBay for iPad app was bumped up to version 2.3.0 and it includes many of the same features but also brings some significant updates for sellers on the service. Effectively, with the changes made in this update, a seller on eBay could almost exclusively use their iPad to create and start an auction. It’s pretty impressive and most definitely Post-PC!
- Buy multiple items with Shopping Cart
- Improved photo picker in selling flow
- Faster checkout remembers your PayPal ID
- Photos in search results look even better
New for Sellers:
- Attach multiple photos at once from your photo library
- Easily crop and adjust photos
- Buyer’s name now shown in grid view for quick reference
- Easier to select shipping options in SYI
- “Sell One Like This” button easier to find
- Access your listing drafts right from your homescreen
- View your feedback received on View Item
Improvements for Buyers:
- Easily filter seller feedback by positive, neutral, and negative
- New “Search By Best Offer” items option
- Your Max Bid now included on View Item
- Always want New items with Free shipping? Set your default “Search Preferences” options in settings
Both eBay for iPhone and eBay for iPad are free apps and are available in the App Store.
My personal favourite version of Angry Birds is Angry Birds Seasons and it has been updated for the Spring. The new update brings 36 all new levels along with all new power ups and portals. The release notes cover all of the changes and updates you get with the release:
Abra-Ca-Bacon! It’s a beautiful spring night, and the bad piggies have learned some magic tricks — and the first one is making the eggs disappear! Not to worry, the Angry Birds have something up their sleeve… like the all new MAGIC
- 36 all new magical levels!
- PORTALS: introducing new gameplay that lets you magically transport within the level!
- New power-up: AllakaBAM – the exploding magic box!
- Brand new topsy-turvy carnival theme filled with clown pigs, magic hats, and plenty of surprises!
Angry Birds Seasons is not a universal app so you if you haven’t purchased it yet, it is .99 Cents for the iPhone version and $1.99 for the iPad HD version. If you have downloaded it, the update is now in the App Store. There are a lot of in-app purchases but fortunately they are not required to solve all the levels.
During the Google I/O event yesterday, a new Google Maps for iOS was discussed and shown that will bring dramatic improvements to the application. While not expected until this summer, the new Google Maps will offer key new features as well as a simplified user interface for both iPhone and iPad.
From a feature perspective, the new Google Maps will bring real-time traffic, dynamic re-routing based on that traffic and integrated reviews from Zagat. Google made it clear that the new version will be for both iPhone and iPad meaning that the UI for the iPad should be optimised for the platform.
In addition, the new Google Maps will introduce a new service call Offers. It will pop up offers near your location. Starbucks was specifically mentioned in the keynote although other companies will undoubtedly be onboard before the release.
The new Google Maps UI will also be brought to the desktop version of the service which will bring up search locations embedded as overlays to the maps, not a separate search area.
The currently Google Maps app for iPhone is free and is available in the App Store.
Yesterday at the Google I/O event, the company announced the release of Google Hangouts, an app for iOS (and Android of course) and the desktop that is clearly and squarely aimed at Apple’s iMessage service. The new Hangouts brings many of the elements of Google+ and Google Talk into one app and tightly integrates with other Google services to make one unified platform.
Google Hangouts is already available in the App Store and it is free. It is a universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
With Hangouts you can leverage your circles created in Google+ and do either text or video chat via the app which is a step up from the Google Talk service. The new app should help increase the usage of Google+ which has never really captured the imagination of a broad audience. The app is a simple, minimalist UI with easy ways to create hangouts with individuals (think IM’ing) or with groups (your circles). Having it tried it out last night I have to say it is quite nice.
It is clear that Google and Apple are heading for a direct head-to-head competition not only on the core OS level but on the app and services level as well.
During the Google I/O Keynote, it was mentioned that Google Hangouts would also be available for Desktop. It is available at this link but you will have to have Google Chrome for your Mac or PC installed in order to use the service.
Square has introduced a completely re-imagined Point-of-Sale register and it looks beautiful. The new Square Stand integrates with the Square Register app and provides a stand and card-swipe solution for retailers. The stand, priced at $299, gives retailers the ability to quickly and easily process credit card transactions or tie it into the Square cash register for a complete and low cost PoS solution.
The Square Stand was announced yesterday and will be available in the United States on July 8th. There is no mention in the Press Release of when it will be available in other parts of the world.
Here is the full Press Release
Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, today announced Square Stand, beautiful new hardware for
brick and mortar businesses that turns an iPad into a complete point of sale. With local businesses increasingly tearing out their old point of sale systems to run Square Register, Square Stand gives merchants a remarkable new way to manage and grow their business, all for the price of a cash register.
“Local business owners take as a given that they need an ugly, slow, expensive, and complicated point of sale system cluttering their counter,” said Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square. “Square Stand is elegant, fast, affordable, and easy to use. Whether you’re selling cupcakes, cardigans, or cappuccinos, running your business with Square has never been easier.”
Ready to use in minutes, Square Stand works with Square Register, the free point of sale application, and gives merchants access to real-time analytics, robust reporting, and a delightful experience for their customers. Square Stand features an integrated card reader that keeps information secure from swipe to payment, and easily connects to the hardware accessories businesses need, including a receipt printer, kitchen printer, cash drawer, and barcode scanner. Merchants can lock their iPad in place and secure the stand to their countertop, making it easy to tilt and rotate the stand and complete orders quickly. Square Stand works with an iPad 2 or 3, with a version for iPads with Lightning connectors available later this year.
Square Stand costs $299 and is available for pre-order today at squareup.com/stand. Customers will also be able to purchase Square Stand in Best Buy stores and other select retailers starting the week of July 8.
Starting May 15, local merchants across the US will be running their business using Square Stand:
- Bang Bang Pie Shop: one location in Chicago
- Blue Bottle Coffee: 8 locations in the Bay Area and New York City
- Cafe Grumpy: 4 locations in New York City
- Cartel Coffee Labs: 5 locations in the greater Phoenix area
- Crema Coffee House: one location in Denver
- Federal Donuts: 2 locations in Philadelphia
- Morelli’s Ice Cream: 3 locations in Atlanta
- Olive & Vine: one location in Houston
- Pitango Gelato: 5 locations in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
- Red Chair Salon: one location in San Francisco
- Salt & Straw: 2 locations in Portland
- Schodorf’s Luncheonette: one location in Los Angeles
- 7 Seas Brewery: one location in Seattle
Square is now processing over $15 billion in payments on an annualized basis, excluding Starbucks. The company’s recent growth has been fueled by increased adoption by brick and mortar merchants, who are using Square as a full point of sale system. While Square usage continues to grow on smartphones, it is growing at a faster rate on iPads: iPad customers now represent nearly 50% of total payments processed by Square. The average payment volume processed by these customers is more than double the average volume processed by Square customers using smartphones.
About Square, Inc.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Square Reader allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for a low transaction rate of 2.75 percent per swipe, with no hidden fees. Square Register serves as a full point of sale system for businesses to accept payments, manage items, and share menu and location information. Square Wallet, available in the US, is the most seamless way to pay, enabling individuals to pay at their favorite local businesses, discover new ones nearby, explore menu listings, and store receipts. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the U.S. and Canada. More information is available at squareup.com.
Duello Games, the creators of worldwide hit iSlash with 20 million downloads and counting, is proud to announce another highly engaging mobile game, Bellyfish 1.0.1, available now on the App Store and featured by Apple in more than 100 countries. Bellyfish, a brand new approach to the endless games genre, is an underwater adventure where users guide our fearless hero to avoid obstacles, fight enemies, and swim as high possible so he can reach new objectives and quests in the beautiful underwater scenery.
Playing as Bellyfish, gamers guide our hero with simple and intuitive controls freely in all directions while avoiding
enemies and collecting coins that can be used for power-up upgrades and to purchase extra items. Amusing surprises add to the challenge while social integration lets users compete with their friends and create an extremely engaging gameplay experience.
Joyful and upbeat wii-like mobile game play, endless adventure full of surprises, various power-ups, and high quality graphics and animations set the game apart from the crowd.
* An original endless swimmer with beautiful graphics and animations
* Sensitive and intuitive controls to swim freely in all directions
* Unique power-ups to fight your enemies
* Funny surprises to add to the challenge
* Score markers to compete with your friends
* Lots of quests to complete
* Game Center Leaderboards & Achievements
Bellyfish 1.0.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.