iPad owners can now enjoy the Camera+ app on their tablets

Camera+ for iPad

Camera+ is very popular amongst iPhone users and thus ,iPad owners were somewhat disappointed when the developers of the app never made an app that would be compatible for their devices.

Now, their frowns will turn into huge smiles, as Camera+ is making its way to the iPad after two years.

The premium Camera+ has been downloaded about 9 million times, making it the most popular paid photo app in the Apple App Store.

What Tap Tap Tap developed for the iPad app is the seamless syncing between your iPad Camera+ app and your iPhone Camera+ app.

With the iPad version now out, iPad users will benefit from Camera+ functions including taking better images. The popularity of the app rose because of its excellent editing feature. Though not as advanced as editing softwares out there, Camera+ can hold its own when pitted against editing apps that are currently present in the App Store.

What’s more, the Camera+ Lightbox can be synched between devices using Apple’s iCloud. By syncing your iPhone and your iPad Camera+, all images you take with your iPad can be viewed in your iPhone and vice versa. This includes the editing you made in the photographs.

Try the Camera+ on your iPad and become a believer!

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Skype iOS upgrade and consumes less battery

Conserving battery for your smartphone is a must for every individual. But then, the influx of apps, though only a handful seems to be very useful to us, has added problems to our smartphone’s battery consumption.

In their desire to help their users save precious battery life, Skype has released their latest version of their app which promises to give iPhone, iPod and iPad users little problem regarding to the app draining their mobile’s batteries.

According to Skype, the version 4.1 of the Skype app, which is now available for download in the App Store, consumes less battery than previous versions. It features a much improved performance reducing the power it consumes when it runs in the background.

Skype wrote on their The Big Blog, “In addition, this latest release improves the app start and the contact list loads even faster, so you can do all the things you love to do with Skype more quickly.”

Skype is considered by many as one of their most used apps. Even before it launched for smartphones, Skype has been a popular tool for communication.

To update your Skype app, you only need to go to the App Store. Downloading is free so you better upgrade to Skype 4.1.

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No more passwords for free downloads in Apple App Store

Apple has decided to give its iOS users a break after the company decided to make it more convenient for them to download free apps.
The tech firm has disabled password input for apps that don’t require premium payment. A Reddit user recently tried this within Apple’s latest operating system, the iOS 6 beta version.

According to “varmanj”, users can download free apps from the Apple app store without inputting their passowrd information. This is a truly welcome development, as it makes app downloading easier and faster. But this can also prove problematic as this could easily make downloading easier if you lend you iOS device to a peer of yours. Uninstalling them could be a difficult activity.

Killian Bell of Cult said that this will work on app users who have previously snagged from the app store and new apps. This update is the second major tweak by Apple to the security settings of the app store. This works for iOS 6 for redownloading premium apps and updating installed apps.

This means that password input will only be required when you purchase an app from the Apple app store.

Do you think that this update can be good for you as an iOS user?

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Amazon releases Cloud Player for iOS

Watch out iTunes, because a new kid wants to unseat you from your reins.

A year after the company released their Cloud Player music tool, Amazon has unveiled their latest update on the device, as they bring the Cloud Player app to iOS users.

The Amazon Cloud Player was made available by the company in the Apple App Store yesterday and has garnered tremendous reviews and feedbacks, both from reviewers and analysts alike.

The current version is only for the iPhone, but it is also said to be compatible with the iPad. The iPad version has not yet been released by Amazon.

According to Amazon’s vice president for Digital Music Steve Boom, “By Bringing Cloud Player to iPhone and iPod touch, we now have the most widely compatible cloud playback solution available, giving our customers the ability to buy once and enjoy their music everywhere.”

The Amazon Cloud Player enables users to stream music online and download tracks, so that users can listen to them offline.

Amazon launched the Cloud Player just last March, after Apple gave a sneak peek to their iCloud and iTunes cloud features.

Is Amazon doing the right thing when they decided to battle it out against the iTunes?

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Microsoft Office for iOS and Android just around the corner

Boy Genius Report, also known as BGR, reports that a reliable source has said that Microsoft is planning to release Office apps for both iOS and Android tablets before the year ends.

The report also said that Microsoft Office to be launched for the iOS could also be compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.

The leak reaffirms The Daily’s report a few months ago that Microsoft is developing an Office app for the iPad. The latter reported last February that the development phase for the Office for iPad was already complete and would soon be submitted to the Apple App Store.

According to reports, the interface of the Microsoft Office app is similar to that of the OneNote. The latter is available for the iPad since last year. They added that this new app enables users to edit and make new Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

BRG said, “Our source has seen Microsoft Office running on an iPad first-hand and has said that it looks almost identical to the previous leak from The Daily a few months back, despite the fact that Microsoft flat out denied that the app was authentic.”

A spokesperson from Microsoft wasn’t able to comment immediately.

Are you ready for a Microsoft Office invasion?

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AppMyWorld simplifies app hunting to a breeze

There are millions of apps out there that choosing one app that would suite your needs will be a strenuous task. Although there are a number out there that has already made a name for themselves, up and coming developers have blossomed from everywhere creating apps that sometimes are fantastic but most of the time ridiculous.

So how can the average Joe find a quality app in the sea of apps?

Well AppMyWorld thinks that they could do the job for your iPhone, iPad and iPod.

This app makes it easier for us to choose an app that is specific to our needs. AppMyWorld scours the Web for reviews of apps then aggregates their review scores into an AppScore.

The AppScore is a measure of quality that enables users to see how professional reviewers rate their experience with an app.

 AppMyWorld founder Will von Bernuth says, “At AppMyWorld, we believe aggregating professional reviews results in an objective measure of an app or game’s quality and helps users determine the top apps and games. It’s a model that has worked well in other industries such as movies and console games.”

There are about 30,000 reviews and 5,000 apps and games with an AppScore with numerous numbers being added daily.

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App Store: 100,000 apps and growing

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With just 552 apps when it was first opened less than two years ago, the App Store now boasts 100,000 apps according to an announcement by Apple.

“The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications available, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said. “The iPhone SDK created the first great platform for mobile applications and our customers are loving all of the amazing apps our developers are creating.”

The app store now has 21 categories with content being downloaded a total of “well over” two billion times and still the world’s most popular applications store.

The pace of development for the apps is also growing though. On its first year, developers were able to create 65,000 apps. In the last four months though, already 35,000 apps were added to the growing list.

“With 10,000 downloads a day, worldwide customer response to our I Am T-Pain App has exceeded our wildest expectations,” Jeff Smith, CEO of Smule, said. “The App Store has given us a unique opportunity to create and grow a very successful business, and we’re looking forward to an exciting future.”

Congratulations  to Apple and of course, the app developers. 🙂

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