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Three new apps availabile on Zune marketplace

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Got a Zune HD? - First of all, good choice! (suddenly I hear the murmours and growls of Apple lovers rise up in the background).

 

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If you're looking for some more fun, there's some new stuff on the Zune marketplace. The new software includes a Labyrinth puzzle game that looks potentially addictive, good ole' Solitaire which speaks for itself in terms of replay value and also Stopwatch; an accelerometer with excellent responsiveness.

 

Thanks goes to Crunchgear for the heads up.

 

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Western Digital offers iPhone app for viewing photos on some WD external HDDs

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Western Digital is a big maker of storage devices for internal drives and external units. Western Digital has announced a new iPhone app that is free and lets users view images stored on certain WD external HDDs from anywhere in the world.

 

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The app works with the My Book World Edition or WD ShareSpace Network drive. The app lets the user connect to the HDD and view their photos.

 

On the shared drive, the app limits the user to their own folder of shared items. WD says the app lets users view up to 250,000 images and users have to sign up with MioNet to use the app. The MioNet service is free too.

 

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Lenovo Shows off LePhone's App Store early

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When we were at CES we saw a new Phone from the Lenovo crowd called the LePhone. It was an interesting concept and seemed to be a lot of things the iPhone was not. But still it was and is not an iPhone. However, today we stumbled across an interesting tidbit of information. Lenovo is talking about their app store for the LePhone. This is moving ahead of schedule and could mean that we might see the LePhone a little earlier than we thought.

 

Of course, the LePhone will only be launching in China to begin with, but we do hope that it will spread and head over to the rest of the world sooner rather than later.

 

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Homebrew apps come to the Zune HD

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Back when the Zune HD came out one of the things that we lamented was the lack of any type of "jailbreaking" well we have been shown that we have been wrong for some time. It seems that Homebrew for the Zune has been around for some time. It all revolves around the MS XNA Game development platform. There are quite a few games that have been developed for the Zune and Zune HD using this format. However, since there has never been anything like Redsn0w or Blackra1n for the Zune most people are not aware of it.

 

Gizmodo has an excellent guide for people that want to explore these games and apps. That is if you are not afraid to do a little hands on hacking. We plane to dive into this in the near future to see just how difficult it is. For now you can head over and take a look for yourself.

 

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TweakTown iPhone app - can you make it for us?

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Come on guys, we didn't get any response the first time after posting last week. We have had the idea of making a TweakTown iPhone app that displays our latest content in a format and layout suitable for mobile devices.

 

Are you an app developer? Do you know someone who is? Help us create a TweakTown iPhone app and in exchange we will give you a new piece of high-end hardware for free for your efforts.

 

If you or a friend is interested, please contact me. You can find details on this page!

 

Please let us know!

 

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TweakTown iPhone latest content app - can you make it?

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We have had the idea of making a TweakTown iPhone app that displays our latest content in a format and layout suitable for mobile devices.

 

Are you an app developer? Do you know someone who is? Help us create a TweakTown iPhone app and in exchange we will give you a new piece of high-end hardware for free for your efforts.

 

If you or a friend is interested, please contact me. Details on this page!

 

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Apple adds Gift This App option

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I have reviewed several apps over the years for the iPhone and typically, it's a big pain in the rear. It involves an app maker sending me gift cards typically and it's just a hassle.

 

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Apple has introduced a new feature for the App Store called Gift This App that will help geeks like me and those looking to give a pal an app as a gift. The Gift this App option lets you pay for an app that your pal can download on your dime.

 

What you do is pay for the app, enter the person's name and email, and they get an email with a link to get the app. The credit card is charge just as it would be if you downloaded the app. This is a cool feature!

 

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Rock Show app headed to iPad

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Last week the iPad went up for pre-order and according to reports, the thing sold like gangbusters. Apple reportedly moved 120,000 of the things on day one. The iPad will ship on April 3 and we already have an iPad specific app coming.

 

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The app is called Rock Show and allows the iPad user to browse an interactive digital gallery for concert posters from the magical device. The app also allows the user to link directly to the iTunes store to buy the artists music.

 

The new app was debuted at the SXSW music festival and will be a free download once it is approved. You can sign up at the source link below to be notified when the app is available.

 

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Amazon offers new details on Kindle Development Kit active apps

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Amazon is doing very well with its Kindle eReader and the device is one of the most popular readers on the market. Amazon is being forced to up the pricing of the digital books that go along with the reader, thanks in large part to Apple.

 

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Amazon announced a while back that it was launched a new Kindle Developers Program that would allow devs to build active content for the reader. Amazon announced recently that the KDK program was now rolling in limited beta and offered a few more details on the active content the program will produce.

 

Three pricing options for the content developed with the KDK will be available. The free option requires the app to be under 1MB in size and use under 100KB/user/month of wireless data. A one-time purchase plan will be for apps with data use of no more than 100KB/user/month. A monthly subscription plan will be used for apps that use more data. The largest app size allowed is 100MB and apps larger than 10MB will only be available to upload via USB.

 

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Google launches Goggles app for easier searching on the go

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The folks at bit-tech have learned quite a bit about a new app from Google it calls 'Goggles' which has already hit the Android and is said to be due for the iPhone in the near future.

 

Its purpose is to make for significantly easier information searching when on the go. We're not talking about using a more advanced version of a search field, nor voice recognition for that matter. This works where you can simply use a photo of an item you've taken on your phone; this is then submitted and analysed by Google in such a way that it looks for cover images, recognisable text, barcodes etc. to work out exactly what the image is and then it searches for that item accordingly.

 

A video demonstration below shows how well it works even though its still in its infancy. The user had taken a photo of the front cover of a book, submitted it using Google's Goggles service and very quickly it reported back reviews and product links all about that book :-

 

 

However, bit-tech makes a valid point here. The book was, conveniently, placed in the perfect position for such tricks, of course: on a plain, white, well-lit surface. How well the technology will fair in the real world - where movie posters are unevenly lit, and books are held in your hand against an out-of-focus patterned carpet - is a test which will have to await the launch of the app.

 

Hard to say how well Google can perfect the functionality of this app; time will tell. But the concept is certainly a great one that will make life much easier when out and about. Check out the source link below for full details.

 

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