Posts tagged iPod Touch
Independent developer, Antons Zaicevs, introduces History Of Painting 1.0 for iOS. Users will explore the evolution of painting, meet the greatest painters, touch their most famous pictures, and learn the history and highlights of each painting style. With the awesome user interface, app users will feel like they are in the real art gallery.
Painting is the most beautiful form of art. The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures. It represents a continuous, though periodically disrupted tradition from Antiquity. Across cultures, and spanning continents and millennia, the history of painting is an ongoing river of creativity, that continues
into the 21st century. Until the early 20th century it relied primarily on representational, religious and classical motifs, after which time more purely abstract and conceptual approaches gained favor.
* Learn all main painting styles like: Renaissance, Mannerism, Rococo, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism and Modern
* 39 most famous painters are waiting you: Leonardo Da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Rafael, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Boucher, Watteau, Delacroix, Turner, Aivazovsky, Brullov, Goya, Chardin, Daumier, Repin, Shiskin, Dali, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Van Gogh and others
* More than 150 paintings with fullscreen mode for exploring every detail
* Detailed description and history of each style with highlights of its main features
* Travel thru centuries of history to learn to determine the style of the pictures by yourself
History Of Painting 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Global Delight today released a major update to their iPhone camera app, Camera Plus Pro. The update has a number of new exciting additions in the photo and video sharing options, instant saving to the device’s default library and user interface changes.
Camera Plus Pro has great photo capture controls and photo editing features to make everyday photos look beautiful and professional. With this new update, Camera Plus Pro users can share their photos to Instagram and Tumblr. The app allows users to share their filtered and creative time-lapse videos on Tumblr.
Camera Plus Pro excels over the stock camera on the iPhone and iPod touch because of its great photo & video shooting
controls like anti-shake for non-blurry photos, countdown timer, touch-to-snap, separate exposure and white balance lock, video zoom and more. These beautiful photos and videos can now be saved directly to Camera Roll, previewed or shared instantly.
The app now sports a new share user interface. The videos can be uploaded at 640×480 (480p) resolution to YouTube, Facebook and Tumblr.
Camera Plus Pro is a simple yet professional quality camera app for shooting, beautifying and sharing great photos & videos on the iPhone and iPod touch. Camera Plus Pro has great photo & video shooting controls, photo editing features, gorgeous collection of photo filters, some unique features like password protection of photos and videos, and time-lapse videos and instant sharing to the popular sites.
Camera Plus Pro 4.6 can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for just $1.99 (USD), and all the features can be enjoyed on an iPhone 5, 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 5 and iPod touch with camera.
Twitter has released a significant update to their iOS app today, brining some improved performance to the social networking app along with new features. The 5.5 version is now available in the App Store and it is a universal app and with this version support for Twitter Cards, a new tool the company brought to developers a few weeks ago.
The concept of Twitter Cards for end users is the ability to have a deep-link to another app on their iPhone or iPad when a link in a Tweet is tapped. So for example, if I were to post something on Foursquare to my Twitter feed. When you see
that in your Twitter app, you can tap the link and it will automatically launch the Foursquare app on your device, providing you a native experience. This feature is slowly rolling out to end users over the course of the next several weeks and only a few developers – Foursquare, Vine, Path, Flickr and Soundcloud – are on board at this point. Hopefully Instagram some day?
Other updates in this release include:
- Faster launch times and general performance upgrades
- “Retweeted by” in Tweet detail is now tappable
- Fix for reply-to-self in conversations
- Fix for bug that prevented undoing retweets in some cases
The update is free in the App Store and if you are one of the very few who don’t have a Twitter account, you will need one of those as well which is also free (and can be signed up for in the app).
If you are one of the few people on the planet who haven’t purchased Angry Birds then today is your lucky day! The original version of the game is now free in the App Store. The change came over the weekend and covers both the iPhone version as well as the iPad HD version of the game.
Angry Birds made its debut in December 2009 and has been purchased over 12 million times by Apple iPhone, iPod Touch
and iPad owners since that time. There have been many spinoffs of the game including Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars but the original is, well, kinda a classic now.
The only change from the original release back in 2009 is the addition of Power Ups, a feature that made its debut in one of the updates of 2011 to the game. All of the original levels are there though and nothing has been left out.
Equally as important, this is NOT a lite version or an ad supported version of the game. It is the original now free. This is different than some games which have moved to a “freemium” model instead of pay games and are ad supported and you get to pay-to-play.
If you missed out on all the fun, use the links below to download your copy to your iOS device today. After you play a few rounds, you’ll understand why Angry Birds is so popular – and so addictive.
Real Racing 3, one of the most anticipated game releases for iOS for some time, has finally hit the App Store for download. The photorealistic tracks and cars are real courses, brands and models respectively, making this version of Real Racing the most realistic racing game for iOS available. Having been a long time racing game player on Xbox – F1 2012, Forza, etc – Real Racing 3 in many ways is better than a console game purely from a graphics perspective.
Interestingly, Electronic Arts has made Real Racing 3 a “Freemium” game meaning that the game itself is free but there are limitations in the game which you have to make in-app purchases to get around those limitations. This model is nothing new – most of the top games in the App Store have this exact same model and, having played Real Racing 3 for a few hours now you can do a lot of racing without making a single in-app purchase. But you have to be patience for things like repair times or when a car can become available after you purchase it, etc.
Let’s start with the basics: Real Racing 3 is a whopping 750MB download. Yes, all those pretty graphics come at a price, namely storage space on your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or iPod Touch. EA recommends that you have at least 2GB free space on your device to play the game as it will need to do a lot of graphics caching to work properly (i.e. frame rates). You will have to download it via iTunes or via WiFi from your device directly. The game is supported on the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, iPad 2, iPad 3rd & 4th generation, iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation, and iPad Mini. The afore in-app purchases range in price from $1.99 to $19.99.
Racing Circuits of Real Racing 3
One of the big changes to Real Racing 3 over previous versions of the game is the inclusion of real racing circuits. These race tracks include some of the most famous from around the world and the FireMonkey development team of EA spent hundreds of hours at the actual tracks to get the details right. That work paid off – for you. Now you can race on circuits such as Mazda Raceway Leguna Seca (USA), Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Silverstone (England), Indianpolis Motor Speedway (USA), Suzuki Circuit (Japan) and Hockenheimring (Germany) just to name a few. Having these real course pulls you even further into the racing experience where you get to figure out how to control the car through the almighty
Eau Rouge turn at Spa for example. If you are a Formula 1 fan, ALMS or World Endurance fan, you will smile when you get to race around one of these circuits.
The work the FireMonkey team put into getting these circuits accurate is evident the first lap you turn at them. The textures of the circuits are superb and the surrounding backgrounds of the circuits are accurate to the finest level. Once you see one of the tracks you will quickly figure out where the bulk of the 750MB download came from on the install. But it is worth it.
There are other little detailed improvements to the game like a working rear view mirror in the cars. This is thanks to the Mint 3 Engine that is being used to render the graphics being able to keep up with the game play.
Yesterday Apple released iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to developers for further testing of what will be the next minor update to their mobile platform. The update addresses a well publicised security flaw that came with the release of 6.1 where users devices can be access by bypassing the lock screen security feature. The release comes just days after 6.1.2 was released to the general public, suggesting that Apple is working fast and furious to address any issues with iOS.
With iOS 6.1.3, Apple has continued to further develop the Maps app for users in Japan, bringing a long list of
improvements to users. These include improved motorway colours, indication of transit buildings (such as rail stations), improved 3D buildings in Tokyo and improved pronunciations to touch on the highlights. The updates in iOS 6.1.3 to Maps for Japan makes senses as a major push for improvement in the app for that country also came with IOS 6.1.
As always the latest beta build of IOS 6.1.3 is available only to developers. There is no indication of when this new build will become generally available but if the last few weeks are any indication, it should not be much longer. AlliOSNews will of course post when it is generally available so you will know to download it via iTunes or Over-The-Air to your iPhone or iPad.
For more information on the Apple Developer network, visit http://developer.apple.com
Thank you to our anonymous developer member for the update!
Tapbots has released an important and mandatory update to their iOS Twitter app, Tweetbot. The update, version 2.7.2 for those keeping score, brings the app up to the standards required by the Twitter 1.1 API. Effectively Tweetbot had to update in order to continue to work after 5th March of this year.
The update covers both their iPhone & iPod Touch version of the app as well as the iPad version. These are two separate downloads in the App Store. The updates for the iOS version simply bring the app up to the standard required by the Twitter 1.1 API.
For Tweetbot for Mac users, the updates are a bit more comprehensive. The update, which is available now in the Mac App Store, brings the version up to 1.2 and has a long list of improvements and updates along with the new API
requirements. Here are the highlights of what has chances in the Mac version:
- New options for menubar icon and dock badge. See Notifications in Preferences.
- Enable/disable notifications when a specific user tweets. Control-click on a user you are following and choose ‘Enable/Disable Notifications’ from the context menu.
- Thumbnail support for Vine and Flickr.
- Ability to reorder accounts in account preferences.
- Support for adding .mp4 video to tweets.
- Fixed issue with uploading animated gifs.
- Can now drag .mp4 or images into app icon to create a new tweet.
- Can now open profiles or tweets on twitter.com.
- Clicking on the date label in the status detail will open in your browser.
- If the username/hashtag completion popover appears and you press up arrow when there’s no selection or the top item selected, the popover now goes away. Same when at the bottom.
- Fixed the issue where ‘goto user’ would fail if there was a space before or after the username.
- Fixed the issue where a twitter search url didn’t work as expected in some cases.
- Fixed the issue where if someone faved your tweet it looked like you faved it.
- ‘View in Favstar’ now respects open links in background preference
- Fixed the issue where when creating new tweet, typing something, hitting escape and then clicking somewhere would dismiss the tweet.
- Fixed the issue with changing muted keyword durations.
- Updated to use Twitter’s 1.1 API.
- Updated to meet some of Twitter’s new UI requirements.
Here is the key for AlliOSNews readers: If you are a Tweetbot user on Mac or iOS, you must upgrade to these new releases no later than 5th March or the app will cease to function. This is NOT the fault of Tapbots but rather the changes Twitter has made to their API.
If you are new to Tweetbot I highly recommend it. It is in my opinion the best Twitter app available for Mac and iOS.
Five days ago Apple released iOS 6.1 to the general public for the iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod Touch. I reported just a day after the release that here at AlliOSNews we were already seeing visits from our readers using iOS 6.1. Now, a week later, the momentum is clearly in the favour of the latest release.
At the start of the day today, iOS 6.1 has accounted for a stunning 56% of all mobile OS’ visiting the site in February. The nearest older version is 6.0.1 at 20.8%. It is an impressive figure no matter how you slice it because clearly you are using the newest offering from Cupertino. It isn’t just us who are seeing this spike. Techcrunch is reporting that developers are
seeing a 22% adoption rate of iOS 6.1 based on a sample base of 13 million users on Onswipe. That would make this version of iOS the quickest to be accepted by consumers yet.
One could make the argument that users have little choice but to use iOS 6.1 given that their devices will prompt them to update to the latest version via the App Store app. But that can be a bit misleading. Here at AlliOSNews we still have visitors who are using iOS 3.2, a build some 3 years old. Not everyone can upgrade or is interested in upgrading.
Clearly though many are interested!
iOS 6.1 has been welcomed by many for the fixes to various issues within iOS, most notably strong improvements to the Maps app and associated APIs. There are other fixes and improvements that make it attractive for many, even if you have sworn off Maps. So far there have been no reported issues with this release in the general public which is a good sign for Apple. I can say as one who uses Maps regularly, the improvements in the app are very impressive!
Interestingly I did receive an email from a reader asking when the next release of iOS would be available. Seems the App Economy also applies to Operating Systems.
Just two days after releasing what would be the last Beta, Apple has released iOS 6.1 to the general public today. The update, available through iTunes or Over-The-Air, brings significant improvements Apple’s mobile OS and has been one of the more anticipated updates.
The list of notable updates is short in iOS 6.1 which leads many – including me – to believe that the bulk of the changes in this release are under the hood. Apple has been doing significant API work in this release, especially around the Maps APIs. Hooks for other apps to get into Maps and overall improvements are there and as one who uses Maps regularly, the changes are welcome.
Of the public facing updates, the biggest is the LTE support improvement globally of iOS. Apple has added more carriers
to the list which can be found at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/. For those Fandango fans in the US, you can now purchase movie tickets through the ticketing service using Siri. As I’m now in the UK I couldn’t test this one so if any of you do, let me know how it goes.
ITunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud instead of the entire album. Finally there is a new button to reset the Advertising Identifier of your iPhone for security and privacy purposes.
After you perform the update you will be prompted for security questions to make access to your iCloud and iTunes account more secure. The update itself is quick if you do it OTA. My iPhone 5 updated in under 6 minutes while my 3rd Generation iPad updated about 3 minutes. The update size on my iPhone was 73MB while the update on my iPad was 76MB. The update does require that you be on WiFi and being on AC power is highly recommended. Note that the update file is significantly larger if you do it via iTunes and it will take considerably longer.
Did iOS 6.1 fix any issues for you? Let me know by leaving a comment below or posting on the AlliOSNews Facebook Page.
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