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iPhone/iPod/iPad apps for Jan. 10


Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps. You can find ’em at the Apple App Store (

Rickey Nguyen has released Chinese Entertainment 1.0 for iOS devices. The US$0.99 app includes the latest Chinese news, TV shows, movies, music, reviews, entertainment news as well as other news retrieved from various sources from the Internet. It has both English and Chinese feeds, with options to share links on your Twitter and Facebook as well as send in email.

Vision Thing Software has released a free version of its iPhone and iPod touch game Ballywoo — The Game Sensation of 1932. Ballywoo recreates one of the first commercial, mass-produced pinball machines ever made.

Sulaba has introduced Word Teaser Pro 1.0, a tree style 4-in-1 game for iPad. The $2.99 app lets you create custom word puzzle of any topic, such as math, science, history, and more. All the words will be hiding behind the wind driven tree leaves at various locations.

Power App has created QiblaLocate 1.0 for iOS, an $1.99 app that employs the GPS system of any iOS device to locate the qibla, the correct direction to face Mecca.

PBS has launched the free PBS App for iPhone and iPod touch, featuring more than 300 hours of free video, including full-length programs. Also launching is the $2.99 PBS Antiques Roadshow game app, available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, which lets players virtually collect, appraise and bid on real antiques with new collectibles from different cities added regularly.

Codeminion has debuted Saqqarah HD Lite, a free version of Ancient Quest of Saqqarah for the iPad. Retaining the full version’s graphics and sound effects, Saqqarah HD Lite features 27 levels grouped in three temples. Saqqarah HD Lite is a match-3 game.

Conshohocken Physical Therapy and Blue Whale Web Solution have unveiled Motion Doctor 1.0, a physical therapy iPad app aimed at injury and pain prevention. The $14.99 app contains over 60 videos that serve as a reference of exercises categorized by body part, activity, sport and occupation. It can also be used by physical therapists as a reference tool, showing patients how to properly perform exercises at home.

The Atomic Bomb comes to the iPad with an $9.99 app based on the book entitled “How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb.” The app features high resolution videos that can be played back and forth by the user to see what happens frame by frame during the explosion of an atomic bomb.

Stuck in Your Seat: Stress Buster and Travel Planner is now available at the Apple App Store. The $1.99 app provides exercises specifically designed to be done while trapped in your seat. It also provides a place to store all of your travel information. says their app for six of the most often used 2010 federal tax returns is now available on the iPad. The forms can be completed entirely on the Apple tablets and transferred to Macs or PCs. The app for the 2010 tax year version of Form 1040 return includes most forms and schedules needed to prepare tax returns. Paid preparers must be registered with IRS and have an EFIN, a PTIN and an IRS E-services account. All business forms include depreciation of up to 10 assets and the use of one vehicle for business. The app includes unlimited tax preparation and printing. There is an e-filing charge of $4 for an iPad 1040 and a $15 fee for any iPad business return (1041, 1065, 1120, 1120S and 1099-MISC.).

F5 Networks — which specializes in Application Delivery Networking (ADN) — is offering its Big-IP Edge client app and Big-IP Edge Portal app for iOS devices. The free apps provide iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users with secure, accelerated access to corporate materials and ensure IT teams can confidently support both corporate and personal devices.

The Extension Mobile app for Extension HealthAlert for Nurses and HealthAlert for Physicians is now available for free for the iPhone and iPod touch (an iPad version is in the works). The bundled packages offer real-time clinical workflow communication solutions for enterprise healthcare organizations and more expressly, for physicians and nurses.

Avenza Systems, producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator® and Geographic Image spatial tools for Adobe Photoshop, has rolled out USGS (United States Geological Survey) topographic maps for use on the PDF Maps app, the geospatial PDF reader for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. PDF Maps is available now on the Apple App Store free of charge.

Fantasy Trader 1.2 for iOS offers sports fans the chance to buy and own shares of athletes. Rahul Patel dreamed up a single platform where athletes from all sports can be owned and traded using virtual currency, and the concept will finally come to fruition with the launch of Fantasy Trader ($4.99). The shares are also delineated with ticker symbols, just like real stocks. So golfer Tiger Woods will have shares with ticker “TW” when issued.

Summit Island has announced Dungeons & Such 2.0.2 for iOS, an update to their $2.99 dungeon RPG for casual gameplay. In the tradition of Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy, it features simple, one-handed play, frequent saves for short gameplay, and an imaginative storyline replete with dungeons, battles, and warriors. The game includes Facebook integration so the player can hire their friends’ characters to fight in the dungeon. Also supported are Apple Game Center, Leaderboards and Achievements.

Enrique Santos has released App Free 1.3 for iOS, an update to the free utility app that provides daily listings of Apple App Store apps and games that are free or reduced for a short time. All listings are continuously updated for accuracy.

Charles Casteel, Jr., Charles Casteel, Sr., and their business partner Willie Roberson, a professional golfer, have updated Shot Master, an interactive golf guide and e-tutorial that helps to improve skills for golfers. The $0.99 provides organized and detailed game improvement tips that can be used wherever the golfer goes.

Pirate Monkey Studios has rolled out Speedy Biker 1.2, an upgrade to the physics-based 2D motocross game for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In the $0.99 app, you play against the computer, or challenge a friend with real-time head-to-head over Bluetooth or separately in challenge mode. Version 1.2 adds four tracks in Lombardy, Shanghai, Sonora, and Paris, bringing the total tracks to 14. The game’s control schemes have also been expanded.

Nemo Games has updated Atlantis Invaders for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to version 1.1. In the game, the underwater city of Atlantis is under aerial attack by the deadly Gordon fleet. It’s your job to save the day by manning three, fixed defense turrets in a bid to knock the enemy fighters out of the sky before they can lay waste to your city with their horrible death ray. Atlantis was a famous game published by Imagic in the 1980s. Atlantis Invaders 1.1 is on sale at 50% off ($0.99) for a limited time.

iDataMonitor 1.1.1 is an update of the monitoring data usage for iOS devices. The $0.99 visual graphics let you compare their current usage level with an ideal consumption rate. The app returns current data usage instantaneously without the need to log into a carrier’s web site.

Chris Mayer has drummed up Brain App for Mac, an enhanced version of the $4.99 iPhone/iPad brain trainer. It presents a variety of rapid-fire math problems in quick succession to exercise the brain.

Sulaba has updated Ring Master 3D, an educational physics game for iPad, to version 1.01. Adopted to entice all age groups, the $1.99 game involves ring toss simulation, in four different room settings, different music themes and optional 6 x 4, 5 x 4 and 4 x 4 grid of target objects. Additionally, you can follow the ring through camera or turn it off, change the music theme dynamically with an option to turn off audio completely.

Mobile Softing has introduced Friend’s Phone Tracker 1.2 for iPhone and iPod touch users. The app offers exact map location tracking for an unlimited list of friends, as well as unique sound assignment to location requests and sends. Friend’s Phone Tracker allows users to enjoy an unlimited list of friends, all of whom are able to send and receive location data. Recipients receive messages even if the app is closed, thanks to the iPhone’s push notification capabilities. For a limited time, Mobile Softing is offering Friend’s Phone Tracker at 50% off the regular price. Users can purchase the application for $0.99 during this special promotion.

Carmanah Information Products has updated Zigyt — its iPhone/ iPod touch app for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, coaches and trainers — to version 1.2. The $1.99 app runs a user through agility training exercises using a real human voice to call out actions in real-time. When running a random pattern, the user won’t know what move will be called next.

Camera Plus Pro 3.1 for iOS ($1.99) has gone a step further from its previous major update in becoming not just a complete iPhoneographic solution but also allowing users to create l photos with the choice of 27 new effects such as Grunge, Lomographic, Vibrant, Polarize, Sunset and more. Users can also create unlimited number of customized effects by mixing and remixing a combination of the adjustment tools and effects.

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