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Tayasui Sketches Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on September 11th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EASY AND SIMPLE
This drawing app features an assortment of artistic tools and an impressive interface that allows users to unleash their creativity effortlessly.
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VEVO HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Angela LaFollette on October 24th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MUSIC VIDEO HEAVEN
VEVO HD is clearly a more cleaner and organized version of YouTube for music videos, and its expansive catalog leaves little room for disappointment.
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Professional Sketchbook, Procreate, Releases Huge Update

Posted by Kevin Stout on April 18th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad only
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: PAINTING PERFECTED :: Read Review »

Studio-quality sketchbook app, Procreate, has updated with a huge selection of new features to their professional sketching app. Months ago, Lisa Caplan reviewed Procreate. Lisa gave Procreate a perfect five out of five star rating and the app received a 148Apps Editor’s Choice award. She described Procreate as “the serious artist’s best choice” and “the simplicity and clean canvas are altogether too inviting to ignore.”

Upgrades include a completely rebuilt gallery, new brush management, pro tools, a shop for more brushes, new painting mode actions, layers, and gestures. As I said, there really are a quite a few new features. Within the brush management system, users can now create custom brush sets (groups of brushes) for easier organization. Within the Pro Tools, the new 48 brushes added to Procreate have been organized into sets of their own. And the additional brushes available as in-app purchases can be previewed before they’re purchased.

There are simply too many new additions and upgrades for me to cover in the post. There are equally as many tweaks and fixes to the app to make using the app a better experience. Check out the update notes in the app description. If this was a five star app months ago, what does that make it now?

How To Draw! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 3rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DETAILED
A little heavy on talking rather than doing, How to Draw! does teach some great skills.
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This Week at 148Apps: March 26-30

Posted by Chris Kirby on April 2nd, 2012

The last week of March was a busy one across the 148Apps network, beginning with 148Apps.com, where Lisa Caplan reported on the massive windfall Apple has already garnered from the release of iPhoto for iOS. She writes, "According to AllThingsD, iPhoto for iOS passed the one million download mark last week. That’s quite an impressive figure, particularly when it implies Apple has earned more than five million dollars from the app in less than a two week period.

Read the full story at 148Apps.com.

GiggleApps.com kept up the pace with a review of Explore Vincent. Writer Amy Solomon says, "Explore Vincent is a wonderful app for iPad exploring the life and times of Vincent van Gogh, the brilliant yet troubled artist from childhood through adulthood, ending with his death in 1890.
This app is a true multimedia delight as many mediums are explored within this app for iPad."

Read Solomon's review at GiggleApps.com.

Finally, 148Apps.biz writer Kevin Stout reported on Apple's new policy regarding apps that access UDIDs. "As Apple warned the development community in August, it has started rejecting apps submitted to the App Store that access a user’s UDID. This seems to be a response to Congress’ interest in privacy concerns in mobile devices.

Kim-Mai Cutler from TechCrunch reports that while the UDID is used for many mobile ad networks for targeted ads, UDIDs pose real privacy issues."

Read more at 148Apps.biz.

*Whew!* And that's just a sample of the amazing amount of content making its way across all of the 148Apps sites this week. Stay on top of the latest in reviews, news and contests by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook. And don't forget to check back here next week for another recap of the week that was. See you then, pilgrim!

Band Boss Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on January 4th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: IN TUNE
Manage real musical artists through fictional tours, promotions, and hopefully stardom.
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