Posted by Tre Lawrence on July 14th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
MuseAmi has just launched a new, social app based on the ability to take, edit and share video called Hook’d.
The app incorporates MuseAmi’s proprietary technologies, one of which is real-time audio processing, which allows for users to create and share content directly from an iOS device. MuseAmi also offers authentic backing tracks, including licensed music from Warner Music Group, and says it will announce additional licensing deals in the coming weeks.
MuseAmi chief Bob Taub mentions the partnership with Warner Music Group. “In Hook’d, we’ve created a fun, addictive and totally new way to capture moments through music, and share it with one person or with many,” he says. “We’re proud to have the support of Warner Music Group at launch. They’ve been a real champion of our technology, and their incredible catalog provides our users with authentic master recordings that make Hook’d like no other app on the planet.”
Hook’d is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on July 14th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Wave, the company behind well-regarded invoicing solutions, has just released an iOS app Invoice by Wave.
The app looks to be a mobile solution for people who need to create and catalog invoices while on the go, directly from one’s iOS device. From the press release:
Wave, the creators of full small business financial tools at WaveApps.com, have launched the mobile Invoice by Wave app, their most powerful mobile application to date. Featuring one-tap activation of credit card processing, and no-fuss instant integration with Wave’s accounting tools, the app simplifies the entire process of getting paid for small businesses. Invoice by Wave launches today for iOS, with the Android version to follow. Wave’s New App Makes Mobile Invoicing and Accepting Credit Card Payments Faster and Easier Than Ever…
To get paid faster than ever, business owners can begin accepting credit cards with just one tap, compared to the piles of paperwork and weeks of waiting that make up an application for traditional merchant services.
Invoice by Wave also imparts critical information when it’s needed most. Designed to display quick snapshots of information to help business owners make decisions, the app notifies business owners when invoices are viewed, paid, or become overdue, and provides insights on income and expenses, invoices coming overdue, average days to payment and more!
Like everything Wave creates, Invoice by Wave is seamlessly integrated with Wave’s 100% free accounting software. Records are updated instantly across web and mobile platforms, saving business owners’ time and effort and ensuring accurate records with zero hassle.
Invoice by Wave is available for free on the App Store.
Bio Inc. is an evil game. It can make players feel legitimately guilty. It’s not only about killing, but killing as subtly and fiendishly as possible. It’s about death as inevitability. After blackening our hearts and poisoning our souls, we’re here with the autopsy in this latest edition of It Came From Canada!
Remember the villainous virus from Osmosis Jones that took pride in killing people as fast as possible? That’s basically Bio Inc.’s premise. Players dive into the body of some unsuspecting sucker and try to end their life quickly and efficiently. It’s like Trauma Center in reverse. At the start of each round, players hop between different body systems, like the brain and the skeleton, harvesting minor bacteria like resources in a strategy game. From there, they use the points they’ve acquired to unleash new ailments like the flu and insomnia. As new symptoms take their toll, players can climb further up the tech tree discovering even stronger ways to cripple their victim’s heart or immune system defenses. They can even unlock bonus risk factors to buff their attacks like making the victim smoke or eat junk food.
But as in real life, killing in Bio Inc. isn’t that simple. Eventually the victim will go to the doctor and start receiving care. Once that happens, their recovery meter will start to go up. As the player’s attacks become more vicious and more systems start to fail, the doctors start working even harder and recovery increases faster. The game then becomes a race against time to murder the mark before the doctors can save them. Players can even use downright abhorrent sneaky tricks like making the doctors go on strike and halt recovery.
What’s most diabolical about the game though is how its deep strategic elements make players thoughtfully plan out their dirty deeds. Target one system aggressively or spread out the infections? Pepper the body with little diseases or save up points and release The Big C? Each new victim also has specific traits like high stress or a family history of genetic deficiencies. Exploiting these facts is crucial, especially on higher difficulties. Players can even name their targets for maximum meta cruelty.
The horror inherent to the premise is only slightly blunted by a few funny voice clips accompanying each new development. Upping the victim’s age to over 60 sounds especially, hilariously painful. But beyond that, the game pulls no punches while forcing players to watch their victim’s body slowly breakdown through the harsh, clinical interface.
Bio Inc. isn’t available yet, so fortunately we have some time to brace ourselves for the complete extent of its malice. Once it fully launches though, it just might spell the end for our current age of innocence.
Bicolor, the minimalistic two color puzzle game from 1Button which we gave four stars back in May, has received sixty new hand-crafted levels in its latest update, bringing the level total in the game up to 240.
Bicolor is available on the App Store now for $0.99.
A new update has just been released for Plague Inc and it ties into forthcoming movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
The update adds a special Simian Flu expansion pack for $1.99. Players must control communities of intelligent apes, seeing how the disease evolves to allow ape-to-ape transmission. You must decide when your apes should rally against research labs and work towards making apes the dominant species on the planet. Fun, huh?
Plague Inc. is priced at $0.99, with $1.99 snagging you the Simian Flu expansion pack.
A new update has come speeding onto the App Store for everyone’s favorite racer, Real Racing 3.
Gold payout has now been improved drastically with the maximum payout for levelling up now increased to a whopping 100 gold, 20 times more than it was before! Once you hit Driver level 6, you can enjoy such bonuses every time you level up. Check out the video below to learn more about the gold increase.
Besides that, new cars are available including the Ferrari F40 and the Ferrari F50. The inclusion of those cars also mean you can enjoy a Ferrari Showdown Series to see which is the very best vehicle out there.
Real Racing 3 is out now and is free to download from the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 11th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
So you’ve bought a Fitbit. Now what? How about turning it into an RPG?
FatChicken Studios has released FitRPG; a game that turns the data collected by your Fitbit into your character’s strength, hit points, endurance, dexterity, and experience. Your character will receive quests and battle monsters to receive gold and experience. With that loot you can buy weapons, potions, armor, and other accessories, then battle your friends. The fittest player gets to steal their opponents gold and experience! Don’t have a Fitbit? Not to worry, FatChicken Studios says they plan on having FitRPG integrate with Jawbone and other fitness trackers pretty soon.
FitRPG sounds like it might be a fun way to stay motivated about working out when you’d rather be gaming. You can pick it up on the App Store for free.
BiteMyApple.co has announced that they will begin shipping their new iblazr today. iblazr is a synchronized flash for iPhone, iPad, and Android that allows users to take better illuminated shots.
Chris Johnson, Founder of BiteMyApple, said “Smartphones and tablets allow us to take high-quality photos anywhere, but the built-in flash isn’t enough during low-light settings. The iblazr provides users with the same illumination capabilities that a high-end camera provides. You can use the small external flash with your front or back camera so you’ll get the perfect shot or selfie every time.”
The iblazr has its own built-in, rechargeable 200mAh battery that provides more than 1,000 flashes or up to 40 minutes of constant light mode for videos. This means it won’t kill your phone’s battery while you take a video of your cat doing something ridiculous.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 11th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
New to the App Store is Pinch, a dating app that hopes to make finding your perfect match more fun and that bit easier than it was before.
By using your Facebook friends, it enables you to browse friends of your friends before ‘pinching’ them to get in touch, all with the blessing of your mutual friend. The fun part comes from being able to ask a series of ‘and/or’ questions to get the idea of what kind of things that person enjoys most. It’s simple but potentially quite fun.
Pinch is out now on the App Store and it’s a free download.
Bottom Line: While the stand alone performance of the Zone C410 is pretty awesome, the integration with iOS seems a bit of an afterthought.
The Lifetrak C410 is a great fitness tracker for the dedicated athlete. It handles everything from heart rate monitoring to sleep tracking, but it seems as though the iOS integration is a bit of an afterthought.
The hardware of the C410 is very well made; with a great band, water resistant housing, and amazing battery life (a year or more). The band is built like a LCD watch and uses similar tech for the display. This makes it a bit hard to read at times, especially in low light. The main face of the device is also pretty thick, and perhaps needlessly so. The display seems to be fairly deep in the device, leaving a big air gap that seems wasted.
The software on the app is great though, tracking movement, sleep, and heart rate for up to seven days on the device. Further days can be read with the Lifetrak app. The issue with this is that syncing must be done manually – there’s no option to do automatic sync.
In my three weeks with the C410 I found it useful and pretty accurate compared to my Fitbit. The bulk did get in the way a couple times, but that’s likely something I’ll get used to. Having the heart rate monitor available, even though it must be initiated manually, was more interesting that I thought it would be.
My best guess is that the LCD screen and the lack of an automatic sync could be due to battery savings. This band does go for a full year on a single CR2032 battery, and that is nothing short of amazing. Most fitness bands require charging at least once per week. With the Zone C410, you can leave it on and forget about it – but remember to sync it once per week.
The extra-amazingly long battery life makes all of the blemishes seem pretty small, really.
Sonic Jump Fever, SEGA’s competitive high-score follow-up to their vertical platformer Sonic Jump, is now available on the App Store. To celebrate this a launch a new trailer has been unveiled, showing off the kind of combo jumping Sonic and his pals can pull off in-game now.
You can grab Sonic Jump Fever off the App Store for free.
The fifth episode of Telltale Game‘s The Wolf Among Us, ‘Cry Wolf’, is now available to purchase and play. This episode wraps up this season of the storyline set in the same universe as the ‘Fables’ series of comic books.
The Wolf Among Us is available to download for $4.99, which gives access to the first episode. Further episodes, including ‘Cry Wolf’, are available as In-App Purchases for $4.99 each. Alternatively, a multipack of episodes 2-5 is available for $14.99.
Ubisoft was proud to announce today that Assassin’s Creed Pirates is being featured as the Free App of the Week in the App Store. This news comes alongside the fourth update being released.
The update includes new missions that take players to La Isla de la Juventud for slave liberation. The mission unlocks exclusive rewards as part of the new daily reward system. Players will receive increasingly valuable rewards every day just for playing.
The update also has ship customization so you can sail the seas in style. Lastly, new players will be happy to hear that they will receive a Starter Pack in the store and have several tutorials to reference as they begin their ruthless life of piracy.
Check out Assassin’s Creed Pirates for free on the App Store while you can.