Silly Tale’s MahJong for iPad – Multiplayer Duels

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation – Silly Tale today is proud to announce the release of Mahjong Dynasty 1.3, an update to their popular solitaire game for iPad.

Have you ever tried to play mahjong with a partner? And not just helping a friend clean up his iPad from the appropriate tiles, but play against him… Duel? Today it is possible! Now you can compete with a partner who find them faster. This opportunity presents you by the Silly Tale’s Mahjong. Your iPad connects via Game Center with the partners’ iPad, hear the gong and the battle began. The indicator at the top shows who does the job faster. One layout will determine the winner. Earn levels with each win, occupy the top places of the leaderboard, invite your friends to duel!

The objective of this game is to try to reproduce the maximum complexity of the real solitaire originally created by Brodie Lockard. Only in this way the real winners may get to the top of the best.

However, the game has a more gentle mode: a hint with timeout and shuffle to help players don’t get stuck in the game. A elegant graphics and music with traditional Chinese motifs can help to dissolve in the game, calmly and confidently move forward to solve the next puzzle.

The game was conceived by Petr, the Silly Tale’s programmer, under the impression from Brodie Lockard’s mahjong. Five year old Petr’s son was trying to disassemble everything in the house. The game calmed his activity, diverted from mischief. Parents were able to do their homework, leaving the kid alone with the puzzle. Other parents can benefit from this experience thanks to mahjong.

Features:
* Favorite layouts: Turtle etc. (normal, hard, very hard and extreme difficulty)
* Hard classic game
* Hint and Undo
* Music and sound control
* Saving when exit and goes to background
* Unique scoring
* In-App Purchases “Shuffle 3″ and “Shuffle 10″ bonus
* Game Center achievements

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 29.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MahJong Dynasty 1.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Based in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, Silly Tale Studio is an independent developer of games such as Mahjong Dynasty for iPad and Android, various casino and casual games. We make apps and games for a wide range of platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android. A company with over 15 years experience. In the beginning there were Flash games, and Mahjong of course. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Silly Tale Studio. 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.

Smoky Cat Software Releases Thought Store iPhone App For Charity

Oxford, United Kingdom – Newly formed Smoky Cat Software today announced that Thought Store v1.0 for iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R) is now available on the App Store, with all profits from sales donated to UK charity Sands. Thought Store allows users to record thoughts, ideas and other pieces of information such as web addresses or photos in one convenient place; by tagging each item with the location, time and date of creation, the app can provide advanced searching based on these more memorable properties, ensuring items can be easily retrieved when required.

“Have you ever tried to remember a thought or idea you’ve had, or find a random piece of information such as a web address you’ve been given?” asks Thomas Wright, founder of Smoky Cat Software. “Perhaps you remember where you were when it happened, that it was around midday, or that it was last December? But even if it’s in your phone or computer, that doesn’t always help if you can’t find the right words or phrases to use for searching. Thought Store was created to solve this everyday problem.”

Any “thought” entered into Thought Store can be one of:
* Plain text (which can optionally be dictated using Siri(R) on the iPhone 4S)
* A sketch, traced with a finger or stylus on the screen of the device
* A web address (URL)
* A photo, either taken with the device’s camera or selected from the user’s Photo Library

Searching can then be performed to return only those “thoughts” matching one of the following criteria:
* Those items added within a user-defined locality
* Those items added around a particular time of day
* Those items added within a specified period of a certain date
* Text within the item itself

“Thoughts” can also be grouped into lists to keep related items together, and emailed for sharing with others. Optimized graphics are provided for use on a retina display, where available.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch, or iPad in compatibility mode
* iOS version 4.3
* 1.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Thought Store 1.0 costs $0.99 (USD) and is available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store, in the Productivity category. Review copies are available on request. All profits from sales of version 1.0 of Thought Store will be donated to the UK charity Sands.

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Located in Oxford, United Kingdom, Smoky Cat Software was founded in 2012 by Dr Thomas Wright, DPhil. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2012 Thomas Wright, Smoky Cat Software / All Rights Reserved. Apple, iPhone, iPod touch, and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

App Tamer 1.2 Shows and Controls CPU Usage

Blacksburg, Virginia – St. Clair Software today is excited to announce an update to App Tamer, its Macintosh utility that automatically pauses applications to improve battery life and reduce CPU usage. Lauded by both users and the press for its sophistication and ease of use, the new version of App Tamer displays CPU usage in your menubar in several ways. It also updates compatibility with Firefox 11 and resolves an issue where it could miss an application or show one twice.

About App Tamer:
Some Mac applications, especially web browsers, continue running tasks or animations even when they’re supposed to be idle in the background. This can consume valuable processing power and reduce battery life. App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically pauses these applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. This frees your CPU and reduces power consumption.

App Tamer 1.2 includes these changes:
* AppTamer’s menubar icon now displays CPU usage in a number of ways. The needle on the icon moves to reflect processor load, the icon can be colorized so it turns yellow and then red as usage increases, and you can also display the CPU usage numerically next to the icon.
* Problems have been fixed so that App Tamer correctly sees all processes launching and quitting. In version 1.1.2, it would occasionally lose track of an application or show an application twice.
* If App Tamer’s icon is not in the Dock, double-clicking on App Tamer when it’s already running will open its window.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7 (Lion)

Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer 1.2 is a free update for registered users. It is $14.95 (USD) for Mac users who have not purchased it yet. Please see the St. Clair Software web site for a full change log, additional feature information and a free 15 day demo.

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Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, St. Clair Software is a privately held company that has been specializing in utilities and custom software solutions for the Macintosh since 1988. St. Clair Software can be contacted at: St. Clair Software, P.O. Box 10184, Blacksburg, VA 24062-0184, USA. Copyright (C) 1988-2012 St. Clair Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Shepherd for iPad – A herd of sheep and 10 dogs on your iPad

Offenburg, Germany – Pleasant Software today is pleased to announce the release of “Shepherd”, a brand new game for the iPad. Shepherd is written exclusively for the iPad and its big multitouch screen. It provides a new and unique gameplay experience, where the player uses his/her fingers as “shepherd dogs” to drive a herd of sheep to a target. Of course, the path to the target get’s harder with every level. There are different obstacles to avoid like rivers, lakes and canyons. Not to forget: there’s always a time limit to beat.

Thanks to sophisticated algorithms, the sheep are acting like a real herd. Sometimes this can make things quite complicated, e.g. when the goal includes separating black and white sheep before driving them into separate fencings.

Shepherd makes full use of the iPad’s big multitouch screen. Each finger, touching the screen acts like a shepherd dog to the sheep. By using multiple fingers, the player can round up the sheep, separate them, drive them over bridges and so on. Shepherd supports up to 11 simultaneous touches (which is the iOS limit).

“Shepherd provides a really new and fun gameplay experience,” commented Eberhard Rensch of Pleasant Software. “We put a lot of work and effort into the algorithms, driving the sheep. As a result, the sheep in shepherd are interacting with the ‘shepherd dogs’ like a real world herd. Together with the gorgeous graphic design from Ludwig Rensch and the awesome music soundtrack from Luca Pusch, this makes Shepherd a great and fun game for the whole family!”

Language Support:
* English

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 35 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Shepherd 1.1 is a free download and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The first 6 levels are free. More than 25 additional levels can be unlocked with an InApp purchase (US $4.99). Review copies are available upon request.

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Based in Offenburg, Germany, Pleasant Software develops applications with great focus on ease of use and gorgeous interface design. Founded in 1989 by Eberhard Rensch, some other applications from Pleasant Software are: “Birdie,” a powerful and easy to use Golf scoring application for the iPhone and iPod touch. “iFlares,” a gorgeous app for iPhone and iPad that calculates where and when Iridium flares can be viewed from any location on Earth. “PiP,” a utility to present video from any webcam on the desktop, and “bercaster,” the most advanced podcast production suite for the Macintosh. Copyright (C) 1989-2012 Pleasant Software. 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.

Fortunate Bear Acquires Pagehand – Renamed to Pagesmith

Castro Valley, California – Fortunate Bear today is thrilled to announce that it has acquired Pagehand, a word processor for the Mac, from Pagehand.com. Fortunate Bear has renamed the application to Pagesmith, and will renew development in addition to providing support for existing Pagehand customers. A new version of the rechristened application, version 1.0.9, is available for immediate download.

Fortunate Bear indicated that it would develop the word processor with a continued focus on innovative UI and typographic features. Although Fortunate Bear declined to give specific details on future plans, it did indicate it would prioritize features based on customer feedback given to Pagehand.com.

“I am really excited about what Pagesmith can become,” said Andy Finnell, Fortunate Bear’s president. “Ross Carter did an amazing job with the first version, and I can’t wait to take it to the next level. I hope both existing and new customers will come along for the ride.”

Pagesmith is an elegant word processor for Mac OS X, focusing on creating beautiful documents. It presents an innovative user interface which keeps floating palettes and dialogs off the document text, an adaptive contextual toolbar, and a preference of text labels over icons. Pagesmith provides fine grained control over the document’s typography, and uses PDF as its native file format to ensure their fidelity.

About Pagehand:
Pagehand was created by Ross Carter of Pagehand.com with the goal of looking at a word processor as a writing instrument rather than a cluttered hodge-podge of rarely-used features. MacWorld’s reviewer declared that Pagehand “has the most elegant user interface of any word processor I’ve ever used,” comparing Pagehand to a Mont Blanc pen.

Pricing and Availability:
The 1.0.9 version of Pagesmith is a minor update, and free for customers who purchased Pagehand through Pagehand’s store. Otherwise it costs $39.99 (USD), and is available for immediate download from Fortunate Bear’s website or from Apple’s Mac App Store.

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Fortunate Bear is a software company dedicated to creating software for humans using the Mac and iOS platforms. Founded in 2011 by Andy Finnell, Fortunate Bear is headquartered in the San Francisco East Bay. Copyright 2012 Fortunate Bear, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Slidevana Releases Retina-optimized Keynote Templates for the new iPad

Winchester, Massachusetts – Slidevana has released updates of its acclaimed Keynote templates that are optimized for the new iPad’s Retina display. The new templates are designed to enable mobile professionals to use their iPads to quickly create and present stunning presentations while on the go. Slidevana’s presentation toolkit contains nearly 300 slide templates including layouts for tables, charts, diagrams, timelines, lists, and common business frameworks. Slidevana is the perfect companion to iWork’s newly updated Keynote for iPad app.

The iPad has become an indispensable tool for many busy professionals. However, its use is often limited to viewing, rather than creating, great content. “I created Slidevana for iOS to enable business people to quickly author great presentations directly on their iPad.”, noted Ravi Mehta, Slidevana’s creator and CEO. “With Slidevana, creating a presentation is as easy as copying the perfect slide layout to capture your message and adding your content. Users of the new iPad can even use its Dictation feature to create powerful presentations without typing a single word.”

Slidevana has been revamped to take advantage of the new iPad’s Retina display. The entire set of graphics and diagrams have been updated to render crisply at the new iPad’s 2048×1536 resolution. Slidevana’s high fidelity graphics and stunning design provides an important advantage for professionals that rely on the iPad as a sales and business development tool. Whether presented directly from the iPad or connected to a video projector, Slidevana for iPad enables professionals to create and deliver presentations that impress and inspire their audience.

Product Features:
* Designed for iWork Keynote ’09 for Mac and Keynote for iOS
* Available in two color schemes, Slidevana Dark and Slidevana Light
* Includes nearly 300 different slide layouts
* Cut and paste your way to professional presentations
* Fully customizable with your logos, graphics, and color palette
* 100% money back guarantee and free lifetime updates

Win a Free Copy of Slidevana:
Enter by March 28th at 11:59 PM PST for your chance to win a free copy of Slidevana. Entry details are provided below.

Pricing and Availability:
Slidevana for Keynote optimized for the new iPad’s Retina display is available now. For a limited time, both Slidevana Dark and Slidevana Light will be bundled together for $69.00 (USD), 50% off the base price of $139. Existing customers will receive a complimentary copy of Slidevana’s Retina-optimized templates.

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Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Winchester, Massachusetts, Slidevana provides solutions for easily building powerful and effective presentations. Our mission is to enlighten your presentations by bringing your message to the next level. Slidevana’s acclaimed presentation toolkit is being used by presenters in over 30 countries and across a wide variety of backgrounds including entrepreneurs, academics, Fortune 500 executives, medical professionals, and government officials. Slidevana is currently available as a Keynote theme for iWork Keynote ’09 for Mac and Keynote for iOS. Slidevana for PowerPoint is coming soon. Copyright (C) 2012 Slidevana. 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.

MarketBuzz 1.0 for iPad – What’s Hot in Financial News + Social Media

Hong Kong – Technical Trading Solutions today is pleased to introduce MarketBuzz 1.0 – Stock Market Intelligence, their new Finance app for iPad that allows retail investors to analyze a stock’s buzz compared to its historical average, alerting users to the stocks that are being talked about most right now. Featuring an integrated reader for the latest tweets, news, and blog articles on any stock, the app displays both long and short-term performance charts. In addition to look-up by name or symbol, MarketBuzz compiles the following lists based on buzz: Top 100 Stocks, Hottest Stocks, Stocks by Sector, and a Watch List.

Investors who are not hedge fund managers or quantitative analysts now have access to the same market intelligence as the professionals. The MarketBuzz data center monitors thousands of news, blog, and social media sites for coverage of the S&P 500 stocks, and it analyzes the data to identify those stocks whose buzz is greater than usual. This kind of data is invaluable, because it alerts market-watchers to a company receiving an out of the ordinary amount of coverage in the news and social media.

Once ranked according to buzz, stocks are displayed as large icons showing the stock symbol, the price change, and the number of news articles, blog posts, and tweets that have been published about the stock in the past 24 hours. Tapping a stock’s icon opens a screen displaying an intraday stock chart as well as three columns with all recent news, blog, and tweet headlines about the stock. Browsing these headlines, users will learn why a stock is in play, and may use the app’s integrated, full page, text-only news reader for comfortable reading.

Feature Highlights:
* MarketBuzz – Stock Market Intelligence provides information once available only to professional traders
* Top 100 Stocks, Hottest Stocks, Stocks by Sector, and a Watch List all ranked by buzz
* Integrated text-only newsreader
* Displays News, Blog and Twitter headlines in three columns
* Invaluable market intelligence in real-time with no subscription fees

From its home page, MarketBuzz offers a search field by name or symbol and the choice of four different lists: Top 100 Stocks, Hottest Stocks, Stocks by Sector, and a Watch List. The Top 100 includes the 100 stocks with the most buzz overall. The Hottest Stocks lists the stocks with significantly more buzz than usual. Stocks by Sector puts every member of the S&P 500 in a ranking within its own sector: Industrials, Financials, Health Care, Consumer Discretionary, Technology, Utilities, Materials, Energy, and Consumer Staples. Each stock is displayed as a large icon, which includes the corporate logo, ticker symbol, percentage of change, and the number of news, blog, and Twitter mentions in the last 24 hours. Icons are color-coded for quick identification through seven steps from bright green to bright red, showing movement up or down. Each list and chart can be displayed in real-time according to the following scales: 1 Day, 5 Days, 3 Months, and 1 Year.

“MarketBuzz provides the kind, quantity, and quality of market intelligence on the iPad that could have hardly been imagined just a few years ago,” stated Timon Haringa of Technical Trading Solutions Limited. “MarketBuzz is the perfect complement to our best-selling finance app, iChartist Stock, Forex and Futures Charts.”

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Internet connection
* 5.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MarketBuzz 1.0 for iPad is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Review copies are available on request.

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Located in Hong Kong, the Technical Trading Solutions Limited team is a privately owned software company founded by Timon Haringa in March of 2011. With ten years experience developing software for wireless devices, Timon was unable to find an iPad charting and analysis app to meet his personal trading requirements. Hiring expert iOS developers, Technical Trading Solutions was founded to meet the need for a truly professional charting app for iPad. Copyright (C) 2012 Technical Trading Solutions Limited. 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.

SCOtutor Video Tutorials now available as Universal Apps

Liverpool, United Kingdom – All SCOtutor video tutorial apps contain a high resolution video tutorial, a dedicated video player, easy chapter navigation, subtitles and full AirDisplay support to give the viewer a fast track to learning all about the Mac and iOS.

With the release of the new Universal update, all SCOtutor titles available via the iTunes App Store will now run on any iOS device running iOS 5 or above. Watch at any time in glorious HD on your iPad, or download to your iPhone or iPod touch and view on your HDTV using AirPlay.

With three titles initially available (SCOtutor for Mac, SCOtutor for iPad and SCOtutor for Lion), SCOtutor video tutorials are perfect for new and experienced Mac or iOS users.

SCOtutor for iPad:
The HD video tutorial runs for 130 minutes and covers 20 major subjects organised into over 70 topics. Contains optional English subtitles displayed on screen for accessibility and non-native English speakers.

* Using the iPad Controls
* Managing The Home Screen
* Personalising Your iPad
* Using the Home Button
* MultiTouch Gestures
* Installing Applications on Your iPad
* Searching on your iPad
* Notifications on your iPad
* Using Text and the Keyboard
* iCloud and the iPad
* Syncing with iTunes
* Airplay and Mirroring
* Safari, Contacts, Mail, Calendar
* Camera and Photos, Messages
* Music, Video & iTunes Store
* Reminders, Newsstand, Maps

SCOtutor for Mac:
The HD video tutorial runs for 157 minutes and covers 12 major subjects organised into over 75 topics. Contains optional English subtitles displayed on screen for accessibility and non-native English speakers.

* Introduction to the Mac
* Exploring the OS X Desktop
* Applications and your Mac
* Introduction to the Finder
* Auto Save & Versions
* Introduction to Apple Mail
* Managing Application Windows
* Printing and Scanning
* Sharing with the Mac
* Using the Safari Web Browser
* Users, Accounts & Parental Controls
* Time Machine

SCOtutor for Lion:
The video tutorial is over two hours long and covers 12 major topics with over 60 chapters. Contains optional English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese subtitles displayed on screen for accessibility.

* Introduction to Lion
* Gestures in Lion
* Full Screen Apps in Lion
* Mastering Mission Control
* Launchpad
* Resume in Lion
* Auto Save in Lion
* Versions in Lion
* Using Safari in Lion
* Using Mail in Lion
* Enhancements to Preview
* Address Book in Lion
* iCal in Lion

Optimised Video Player:
Designed specifically to optimise the viewing experience, each SCOtutor title includes a dedicated video player
* Auto hiding onscreen playback control panel
* Advanced playback controls
* Jump backward or forward in 30 second increments
* MultiSpeed playback – slow or fast speeds – (.5x, .75x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x)
* Easy navigation via chapter popup menu
* Jump from chapter to chapter
* Easy resume mode – Just carry on from where you left off

iOS Device Requirements:
* Requires iOS 5 or later
* Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation) & iPad

Mac System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor

Pricing and Availability:
All SCOtutor titles are available for $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the iTunes App Store and Mac App Store. There are a limited number of promotional codes available to obtain a free copy of the App for review. Please contact us directly to request a promo code. There are also a limited number of complimentary press memberships available to access the weekly tutorial service for review. Please use the contact email directly to request a press membership.

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Located in LIverpool, United Kingdom, ScreenCastsOnline was formed in 2005 by Don McAllister who specialises in screencast production for ScreenCastsOnline and corporate customers. With over six years experience, ScreenCastsOnline has published over 320 Mac based video tutorials to rave reviews, and is acknowledged as one of the top resources for Mac training on the Internet. All of the video training is delivered by the host and founder of ScreenCastsOnline, Don McAllister, a regular panel member on many influential Mac podcasts including MacBreak Weekly, BagelTech Mac and MacRoundtable. Don is also a regular speaker at many international events, including Macworld Expo and Blogworld. ScreenCastsOnline also runs a popular membership system, allowing ScreenCastsOnline members to sign up to receive a new Mac based tutorial each week via iTunes. ScreenCastsOnline is a trading name of DMC Media Productions Ltd. All Material and Software (C) 2005-2012 ScreenCastsOnline / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPad, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

EZ Capture Pro@golf swing 3.0 for iPad: Swing Capture/Analysis of Swing

Hong Kong – i’m Apps today announces a major update to their Sports App, EZ Capture Pro@golf swing 3.0, that allows golfers to capture their swing automatically with Master/Slave Dual Camera support and instant playback in dual-view. It also supports multi-view analysis by using drawing tools provided and video export in slow motion. New features also include 3 kinds of Stop Capture options, Voice-Over commentary and Branding, which bring a whole new iPad experience to golfers on swing capture and analysis. Of all iOS golf apps, EZ Capture Pro@golf swing is the only app that exports the golfer’s swing in slow motion with analysis overlays, and it is the only app that offers Dual Camera support.

Golfers position the iPad on a tripod or stand at the desired position, and launching the app in landscape orientation automatically begins capture. Following the swing, the app stops capture using either impact sound detection and image analysis, sound detection alone, or manual control. The app will intelligently delete unnecessary video and immediately play back the perfectly trimmed video clip in real time. Automatic capture begins again, and the same process repeats itself, producing perfect video clips of individual golf swings without any extraneous video before or after.

Golfers can draw lines, circles, and rectangles of various colors over the swing video, which can be deleted at any time. When analyzing swings, these guides can be invaluable. For example, a golfer could draw a red circle around his head to observe easily his head position throughout the swing. With these overlays, golfers can easily discover the strengths and weaknesses in their swing.

After drawing, video can be exported to the Camera Roll in slow motion, as an individual frame, or a slow motion video with overlay. The app accommodates golf professionals who may want to add voice-over instruction and a graphic logo to the video.

The major update version of the app supports dual camera capture, which requires an additional iPhone 4/4S/ iPad 2/ New iPad as a slave device with EZ Capture Pro Client installed for free. The golfer connects his master device (iPad 2/ New iPad) and slave device (iPhone 4/4S/iPad 2/ New iPad) to the same WiFi Network (supports Personal Hotspot). After launching the EZ Capture Pro client from the slave device and a connection is established, both devices now control the capture, providing simultaneous front and side views of a swing.

Feature Highlights:

Capture Mode:
* Supports Dual Camera capture via WiFi (requires an additional iPhone 4/4S/ iPad 2/ New iPad with EZ Capture Pro Client installed for free)
* Captures golf swing automatically at 30 fps max., which is intelligently triggered by impact sound and image analysis
* Provides adjustment of swing tempo and triggering sensitivity
* Supports either front or back camera

Playback Mode:
* Plays back the captured swing, either mono- or dual-view, instantly, automatically, and repeatedly following the swing
* Returns to capture mode automatically, when automatic playback of captured swing finishes
* Allows analysis of the captured swing with the aid of multi-color drawing tools
* Provides Voice-Over feature that records an analysis session of the captured swing with voice commentary
* Imports video from Camera Roll for further analysis within the app
* Allows side-by-side or overlay comparison of captured swings
* Synchronizes the dual-view playback by choosing the start frame of either view
* Plays back the captured swing with selectable direction and speed
* Provides black and white grid lines for different lighting situations in both capture and playback modes
* Saves or exports the captured swing in unique, selectable, slow-speed with/without analytical drawings
* Exports individual frames of the captured swing with/without analytical drawings
* Tags searchable keywords and notes for captured swing

Branding:
* Allows choosing of branding image or logo from the Camera Roll
* Permits placement, re-sizing and rotation of logo, image or edited information anywhere on the screen
* Supports export of captured swing, either individual frame or video, with the branding information

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad/ New iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 2.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
EZ Capture Pro@golf swing 3.0 is now at a special promotional price of $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. The price will return to $19.99 after this promotion. Review copies are available on request.

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Based in Hong Kong, i’m Apps was founded by Antony Man and Tony Leung in 2011. They are an iOS apps development company with the mission of developing apps that can better utilize iOS mobile devices. The super friendly user interface designs give customers the best user experience. The innovative and unique design of their apps gives users more than they expected. They are open- minded and welcome any suggestions and comments. Let them know what you want and they will surely bring you to the next level of user experience. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 i’m Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

ARG Zombies Kickstarter Rewards Change

San Francisco, California – The upcoming Kickstarter funded title ARG Zombies is making waves by allowing donations of just $1 early access to the game. Mega backers Jane McGonigal, author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better And How They Can Change the World, joined the backers with Jesse Schell, professor at Carnegie Mellon and author of The Art of Game Design on day one! ARG Zombies is an upcoming indie developed, GPS based, Alternate Reality game for iOS and Android devices. They are seeking funding to finish the project started while deployed to Afghanistan in the United States Marine Corps, there are only 5 days left to help fund the project.

ARG Zombies uses your devices GPS capabilities as the core concept behind the game. Travel across the US, fighting zombies and other monsters that are unique to the part of the country you are in. “Check-In” when you enter a building in real life, clear out the zombies and find loot in the game. Use the materials you find to craft items to trade with other players, but watch out, everyone playing the game can attack or be attacked by other players near their current location. A unique main quest line will drive players to achieve the maximum level, where an updating story will yield progressive loot and real life rewards.

Owen Morris, first came up with the idea for ARG Zombies, while deployed to Southern Afghanistan in ’09-’10 as a Marine Corps infantrymen. After spending his spare hours designing the game in a war zone, Owen returned home safe, and began production with his own money. Since then fellow Marine David O’Hagan has joined the effort along with Owen’s brother Trevor Morris. They hope with a successful Kickstarter campaign, they will achieve their dream of becoming game designers and continue to push the limits of modern day mobile gaming in future releases.

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3 man full time team based out of San Francisco, California. Copyright (C) 2012 Tando Productions LLC. 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.