KenigArt releases Photo Editor PRO for iPad 2 and iPad 1.0 for iOS

Kaliningrad, Russian Federation – KenigArt today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Photo Editor PRO for iPad 2 and iPad v1.0, the ultimate photo editor app in the App Store. Turn your iPad 2 into a powerful photo editor with many features. Photo Editor PRO is advanced powerful photo editing application for you iPad 2 and your photos and images. You can take photos with our application or load existing from you iPhone and then edit its from app and attach different effects.

Photo Editor PRO is an picture processing app, powerful and easy to use. This software includes many features that are often used in image processing, and has almost all the photo editing functions and photo effects. No matter you are a professional or a novice, you can use this app to make some amazing picture effects in less than one minute.

Features:
* Easy to use
* Picture editing
* Picture effects
* Upload photos of all your albums
* Improved image selection window
* Adjust image color and brightness
* Photo Effects
* Brightness Storm
* Picture settings

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad and iPad 2
* Requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later
* 1.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Photo Editor PRO for iPad 2 and iPad v1.0 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

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Kenigart is a web design and development company that you can rely on for all your digital needs. Our developers and engineers are highly competent professionals and have extensive experience in their respective fields. Every new project is based on close collaboration of the entire team with the best skills and experiences applied into all aspects of the task. Before we start every single project, first we work closely with the customer to understand their specific needs and goals. We make sure the result will meet their expectations and requirements. Our team understands that the final product should be easy to understand and maintain. In Our Studio we care about people and try to retain the best engineers, designers, and developers. We have the best talents – you get the best results at the affordable price. Copyright (C) 2011 Kenigart. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Applaud Releases New iPhone Game – Skware

Haslemere, United Kingdom – Applaud today is pleased to announce that their game, Skware, is now available on iPhone and iPod touch. Skware (pronounced square) introduces a fun, addictive and original game, unlimited levels up to maximum score, randomised mechanics creating a new game every time and immersive music and sound fx. Skware requires your full concentration, finger dexterity and mental ability to twist and turn patterns in your mind.

Copy the pattern at the top of the screen by stopping the rotating Skware pieces in the correct place as quickly as possible and within the 15 (down to 10) second time limit on each level. Each Skware piece rotates at different speeds and in different directions with each level – sometimes in bewildering and distracting patterns. Pattern flipping and rotating is introduced during play to make completing the patterns even more challenging. Skware is sometimes intense, sometimes frustrating, always fun!

* An original game for iPhone and iPod touch
* Unlimited levels up to the max score if anyone can reach it
* Retina display graphics
* Game Center leaderboards – compete globally
* A fun, addictive, original game for all types of players

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 7.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Skware 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Please visit Applaud online for more information and press kit details.

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Applaud Limited is based in Surrey, UK and was established in 2011 as a software company that develops and releases apps and games. Copyright (C) 2011 Applaud Limited. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Facebook Sharing of Toddler’s Work now possible with Smart Kid ABC

Fairfax, Virginia – Koloza LLC is pushing educational family games into the 21st century by allowing parents to easily upload screenshots of their’ kids work to Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter within the latest release of the Smart Kid ABC iPad app. Sharing your child’s latest spelling or alphabet victory with family and friends can now easily be done with a click of a button.

Screenshots can be shared from the Alphabet, Spelling, and My Name game modes by clicking the “Kudos Screenshot” button. Parents can choose to turn the “Kudos Screenshot” option on or off within the option menu. Other options include personalization by entering your child’s name (this is also used for the My Name game mode). The idea to allow parents to share screenshots of their’ kids work originally came to Frederik Koetje (app developer) when he was coming up with new ways to market his product.

Adding the social aspect to his game will give huge benefits to parents as well as helping to market his app. The new functionality was made possible by combining two technologies, namely ShareKit and iOS’s capability to take screenshots within an app. ShareKit allows iPhone developers to easily integrate Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and emailing capabilities into apps.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 15.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Koloza LLC has dropped the price of Smart Kid ABC 1.0.3 from $2.99 to $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for folks to try out the new functionality. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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Koloza LLC was formed in Fairfax, Virginia in 2010. The company focuses on developing high-end, creative, mobile apps for kids. The company was built on the following words: Enjoy it, Respect it, Know that others will benefit from it. Copyright (C) 2011 Koloza LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

What’s On Air is now free for a limited time on the App Store

Milan, Italy – Palmologix today is glad to announce What’s On Air is now free for a limited time on the App Store. It is designed especially for all music fans who adore listen to radio stations but who can’t wait for their favorite song or bands to appear on air.

What’s On Air is more than just another radio player that allows anyone listening to internet radio stations on their smart devices. It’s an advanced radio player that keeps its users up-to-date with their favorite music by scanning hundreds of internet radio streams in real time. What’s On Air detects what songs and bands are currently broadcasted and shows an enormous list of artists to choose from. The app only displays songs that are about to be played or have just started. The list of tracks is updated every minute to avoid the disappointment of arriving for the last few chords of the favorite song.

Furthermore, What’s On Air users are given a chance to take control over radio stations by putting up to twenty artists or song titles into the app’s search engine, and then listening to them on-line. While a song is playing, a user gets access to the tons of information about the chosen tune, including the album cover, full track listings for all the albums that song appears on, YouTube videos and many more. What’s On Air also provides the possibility to purchase the favorite songs in iTunes from inside the app. The new unique feature called Instant Boost can be activated for extremely fast and immediate response for all users’ searches.

Features:
* Enter up to 20 search keys to find artists and songs
* Radar alert every time the desired song is played
* Listen to What’s On Air wirelessly on your home stereo system with AirPlay (iOS 4.3 or later)
* Once-a-minute refreshing list of bands and songs on air
* Instant Boost guarantees extremely fast app performance
* Shake the device to listen to found tracks one after another
* Album art of the playing song is displayed
* Browse through tons of info about your favorite bands (discography,wikipedia, youtube, myspace, imbd, iTunes etc) or buy them directly from iTunes
* Create the list of your favorite radio stations
* Access to the radio websites
* Browse through the history of listened tracks with album art
* Multitasking (listen to the chosen radio stream or band outside the app)
* Browse through the list of radio stations (local and international) by music genre
* Optimized user friendly interface

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 4.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, What’s On Air 1.3.6 is now free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

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PalmoLogix is a privately held software company and technical consultancy located in Milan, Italy, that specializes in real time integration technologies and mobile applications development. Taking advantage of a large experience in technology consulting, forward-looking know-hows and great creativity, PalmoLogix strives to combine skills and passion to bring original ideas into innovative applications and services to satisfy last generation’s mobile users. Copyright (C) 2011 PalmoLogix. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

He2 Apps releases Patch Catch 1.0 for iOS – New Photo Hunting Game

Ankara, Turkey – He2 Apps today is pleased to announce its latest game, Patch Catch is available for iPhone and iPod touch. Patch Catch is a classic interpretation of the “find the differences between pictures” genre with some twists such as combo points and game center leader boards.

“We are a two-man studio, just me and my wife, trying to accomplish our childhood dream: quit job, be independent, make great games! We worked very hard to polish this game as much as we can, and I am very happy with the final result,” says proud husband and co-founder of He2 Apps, Deniz Aydinoglu.

The object of the game is to find five differences between two pictures before the time runs out. The classic game returns with high-quality, hand-crafted pictures and game center leader boards. One must be quick to get combo points, and show the world who is the master of photo hunting games.

Key Features:
* Easy to grasp classic game play for all ages
* 25 high-quality pictures in free version, plus 60 in full version ($0.99)
* Two game modes, classic and time trial
* Game center world rankings
* No zombies or ninjas…but combo points

How to Play:
* Classic game: Find five differences between two pictures to move to the next stage. You only have 60 seconds. Be quick to get combo points. You also have three hints. Use them wisely.

* Time Trial: Find two differences between pictures and move to the next level. You have a total of 100 seconds, with only one hint.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 13.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Patch Catch 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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He2 Apps is a very young independent iOS game developer studio from Turkey. Founded by a husband, Deniz, and wife, Neslihan, to finally accomplish their childhood dreams, they try to create unique and fun interactive mobile experiences for all ages. Copyright (C) 2011 He2 Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Currency Banknotes by TechiXoft Cuts into the Clutter of the App Store

Los Angeles, California – Praised for being “easy to use and well-thought out” by AppVader, the popular app website also applauded Currency Banknotes for being simple and user-friendly. Additionally, iPhone Apps Review Online marked the app as “strongly recommended” and mentioned that it “has features more than its value.” Currency Banknotes also received good reviews from iPhone Footprint and What’s On iPhone, and was labeled as “fantastic” and “classy,” respectively.

Currency Banknotes also managed to turn heads of travel bloggers. Aviation Queen called the app “cool” for its dual purposes of converting currencies and showcasing banknotes images. Similarly, Wandering Justin also published a post featuring the app, and commended the “clever thinking” behind Currency Banknotes.

The app currently has a 4.5 star rating in the App Store. For the most part, Currency Banknotes garnered stellar reviews, along with a few constructive comments along the way. “We are grateful for the attention that we received from the iPhone community,” said TechiXoft CEO John Nicasio. “It’s great to be part of a vocal and opinionated bunch, because they tell us exactly what we’re doing right, and what needs to be changed. We’re actively monitoring feedback from users, to gather insights on what can be improved with the app.”

Currency Banknotes reached the Finance Top Paid lists in App Stores outside the US, where the app ranked as number 11 in Canda and number 5 in Finland. It also reached high ranks under the “Top Grossing” category, where it took the top spot in Lativa, and claimed the first runner up title in Estonia. Moreover, the app was named as “New and Noteworthy” in Greece.

About Currency Banknotes:
Currency Banknotes is a currency converter app that lets users view currency images. Aside from being able to convert over 150 currencies around the world, people will be able to see paper bill images for each country. The Currency Banknotes app displays a total of nearly 1000 currency images, including rare and hard-to-find banknotes. Users can even zoom in and out of the images to see the paper bills in full detail. All the paper bill images are stored in the app’s wide database, allowing users to browse through the Currency Banknotes gallery even without an Internet connection.

Another distinct feature of the app is its “Top 10 Currencies” tab, in which users will be able to instantly calculate the top 10 currencies of the world, all in one page. Instead of individually crunching the numbers for each of the 10 major currencies, the app simply computes everything with one touch of a button.

Beyond the Finance Category:
While Currency Banknotes is officially filed under the Finance category of the App Store, Nicasio believes that the app will fit in well under Travel, Utilities, or even Entertainment. “We have a lot of feedback regarding the usefulness and convenience of Currency Banknotes, but at the same time, we’ve been told the image gallery of the app is also very entertaining. Turns out, people are really fond of viewing different currency images because they provide a glimpse of foreign cultures through their paper bills.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 99.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Currency Banknotes 1.0.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.

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Here at TechiXoft, we aim to build mobile apps that can make your life if not easier, at least more enjoyable. We want to make your smartphone a little smarter by providing simple and affordable applications. Simply put, we make apps that make you smile. Copyright (C) 2011 TechiXoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Parallels Desktop 7 supports Lion virtualization

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is now available as an update for current Parallels users, and will be available for general release on Tuesday Sept. 6.

Parallels Desktop 7’s enhancements include better Lion support with enhanced full-screen operation, Windows application support in Launchpad, faster performance, and an improved Parallels Mobile app that lets you control Parallels virtual machines as well as the host machine from your iPhone or iPad. Parallels also features easier virtual machine creating by purchasing Windows or downloading free Linux distributions. If you’re running under Lion, you can also create a new Lion virtual machine from your recovery partition.

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Read more about Parallels Desktop 7 here, or buy Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac from Amazon.

Apple’s UI philosophy vs. Microsoft

Microsoft’s Windows 8 team today posted a blog entry detailing the user interface “improvements” in the Windows 8 explorer. This perfectly illustrates the difference between Microsoft & Apple’s user interface philosophies.

Microsoft’s usage data shows that users are more likely to use a right-click context menu or hotkey to issue most commands, rather than the command bar or menu bar. Rather than optimizing the explorer for that scenario, they decided to do the opposite and make the UI elements bigger and more intrusive.

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Apple, on the other hand, refines the UI elements and makes them less intrusive. Everything is still there when you need it, but it doesn’t stick out and get in your way.

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A new beginning

Welcome to the new MacMegasite.

I was unhappy with the direction of the old site, which was simply posting press releases from PrMac. I haven’t been able to devote as much time as I would like to the site, and as a result the quality suffered. I will no longer be auto-posting press releases and I may not post every day. Instead, I will concentrate on in-depth articles, tips, and tutorials, with posts by guest authors.

I’ve kept an archive of the old site available here.