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Avaz Is A Speech Therapy App That Helps Children Improve On Their Communication

Posted by Andrew Stevens on August 20th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Avaz - AAC App for Autism (Augmentative Picture Communication Software for Children with Special Needs) is an app that helps children with special needs improve on their communication. The app is designed to help with speech therapy and has 3 vocabulary sets that feature over 5,000 core and peripheral words. It also has automated tracking that allows speech therapists to keep track of each session while working without having to take written notes.

•Automated tracking – Helps SLPs/therapists track a child's session while working on the app instead of making detailed notes
•Instant customization – Add a new message or edit an existing one within 15 seconds!
•Be social – Share Avaz messages on Facebook, Twitter and e-mail
•Prediction with Pictures – Use predicted words, prompted by pictures to improve sight-reading
•Record your voice – Personalize Avaz by recording a voice that the child is comfortable with.
•Use Avaz on multiple iPads – Synchronise Avaz content at home and school through Dropbox
•Visual reinforcement - Reinforce learning through animated zoom-in

iRig HD and Amplitube for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob LeFebvre on July 26th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar ::
IK Multimedia exceeds expectations yet again with a higher-resolution analog to digital audio converter for guitar, and a fantastic guitar-centric digital audio workstation and effects processor for iOS.
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Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 Review

By Rob LeFebvre on December 21st, 2012
Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 is the best mobile keyboard I've used with iOS devices, beating out the Apple bluetooth keyboard handily, despite being labeled for Windows machines.
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iRig Keys Review

By Rob LeFebvre on November 9th, 2012
The iRig Keys is a great MIDI keyboard for on-the-go, iOS composition and performance at an affordable price.
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Logitech Mini Boombox - Bluetooth Speaker Review

By Jeff Scott on May 31st, 2012
While the Logitech Mini Speakers won't fill a concert hall with sound, they aren't meant to. They are meant to be a great option to carry with you and use at the office, in a hotel room, the car, etc. For that, we are very impressed with the Logitech Min
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Jawbone Introduces UP Wristband and App Combo to Improve Health

Posted by Greg Dawson on November 7th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Jawbone, known for their award-winning Bluetooth headsets, has announced UP, a wristband and app combo that tracks daily activity such as sleep, motion and eating habits. The goal of it is to help people live a healthier life.

For those who follow Ted Global, they'll remember that UP was previewed at the event this past July. Tracking sleep, eating habits and motion, the wristband is worn 24/7 and wirelessly communicates with the iPhone app via MotionX technology. The app then calculates daily totals, displays them and works to give users a better understanding of their health, what drives it and ways to improve it. And no, it's not another weight loss gimmick. It is about visually displaying the hundreds of decisions made every day to be healthy and gives the user the motivation to alter their behavior for an all-around healthier lifestyle.

UP also includes a social aspect with the ability to challenge friends. Within the app friends can send encouragement and challenge each other for most hours slept, who had the healthiest meals and more. The wristband will be available on November 6 for $99.99 while the app is available for free as of today.

Team Viewer Free Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Fanguy on March 1st, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: REMARKABLE REMOTE SUPPORT
TeamViewer Free is a remote desktop app that allows iDevice users to log onto a remote computer to perform an array of functions. Near flawless execution, combined with top-notch customer service/support make this app a must-have for those needing a good,
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First Look: I Am Rich Returns to the App Store As: You Are Rich!

Posted by Arron Hirst on October 20th, 2009

Cast your mind back to August 5th 2008. The sun was shining, and the birds where singing. That was until the (now iconic) 'I Am Rich' app rocked the App Store sideways. Officially becoming the most expensive application to of hit the App Store ever, and priced at $999.99, the app hit the mainstream for being controversial to the highest level. Offering nothing more than a 'souvenir' of personal wealth, the app was designed to show how 'rich' you were. The premise being, if you owned it, you were rich.

On August 6th 2008, following it's release, and in response to the huge amount of media coverage and bad press the title had garnered, Apple pulled the application completely, from all 72 countries iTunes operated in. Now fast forward.

Just when we thought it couldn't happen again, it has. October 16th 2009. Developed by 15 year-old Mark Gurman, You Are Rich hit the App Store. Designed to be a complete copy of the original, You Are Rich is the absolutely bare bones of iPhone development. After you get past the shock of spending $99.99 on a picture of a glowing red gem-like fire-ball thingamajig, maybe the 'Secret Mantra' will make you feel a tad better? Then again, maybe not ..

I was lucky enough to grab a review copy from Mark, making me - not really that rich. However, if this is your type of app, you'll be glad to know this version will cost you ten times less than the previous, at just $99.99, and has a slightly different 'secret' mantra than the original. For those of you who can't afford this app, or simply can't afford to throw your credibility out the window with this app, the new mantra is below for your viewing pleasure:

"If you see this: You are Brave, You are a Success, You are Bold, You are Flashy, You are Amazing, You are Rich."

On the mantra screen you'll find a button which states 'Play Mantras'. Doing so throws up three options, including: Mantra, You Are Rich and I Am Rich. Tapping each one seeing the app play a different sound, with the first reading out the already written 'mantra' aloud, in this kinda eery hypnotic voice.

The fact is, I'd get this app while you still can! No really - Since being exposed to the app's mantra, my personal wealth has grown hugely. In fact, I'm typing this here now from a small yacht on the Caribbean, while sipping a Margareta. While I'm here I might actually start a new business - "You Are Rich" branded handkerchiefs. Think it'll take off?

TomTom US & Canada

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jeff Scott on September 15th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TOO MUCH
TomTom first announced their GPS app at the 2009 WWDC in June. Hotly anticipated, it's finally here. But, it came in at the most expensive option available. $100 seems to be a lot for an app these days. Is it worth it?
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