Apps

Comex to address camera connection kit issues caused by jailbreakme [jailbreak]

If you have jailbroken your iPad with the recently released Jailbreakme exploit and use the official Apple Camera Connection Kit, you may have noticed that it no longer works. Apparently Comex knows all about the problem and will be issuing a fix for it today. The fix will enable you to use the Camera Connection Kit as normal and will also address some packages from Cydia that have had problems too.

According to Comex, the fix will be in the form of a download from Cydia; if you are already jailbroken. We assume then that it should be part of any new jailbreak in the future; but don’t quote us on that!

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Autotrader.com for iPhone hits the App Store

AutoTrader's new iPhone app, Autotrader.com, has hit the App Store. With it, you can shop for nearby cars and even scan the VIN barcode of a car you like so that you can save it or search for other similar cars.

  • Search for new, used and certified cars near you.
  • Contact a seller by phone or email directly from a vehicle listing.
  • Map local dealerships, and view their services and amenities.
  • Use keyword search to find particular dealer services and amenities near you.
  • Scan the VIN barcode of a car you like to search for similar cars near you, or save it for later.
  • Create a free “My AutoTrader” account to save your favorite cars and searches.
  • Access your saved cars and searches from any other mobile device or computer.

Autotrader.com is available for free in the App Store. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, July 7

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Number Guru: A callerID and reverse phone service. [Free for iPhone - iTunes link]

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Teach your kids to read and write with Pre-K Letters and Numbers for iPhone and iPad

BrightStart LLC's educational app, Pre-K Letters and Numbers for iPhone and iPad, aims to teach children to read and write. The app displays a letter or number, calls it by it's name, has the child trace it, then phonetically pronounces it and associates it with a word.

  • Individual user setup (optional)
  • Online child performance Report Card (optional)
  • Simple and easy to use design
  • Memorable characters, pictures, shapes and sounds
  • Positive learning experiences
  • Numbers, words and phonics include a full word set of animals, fruits, vegetables and items around the house
  • Learn early foundations of language and numeracy
  • Learn how to recognize, read, write and pronounce upper and lower case letters
  • Learn consonants and vowels
  • Learn phonograms
  • Learn early stage numbers and counting

In just the few moments I spent with the free trial, I was impressed by this app. It runs very smooth, has soothing music, and speaks clearly. I look forward to letting my daughter learn from it when she gets older.

The initial download for Pre-K Letters and Numbers is a free trial and to unlock All Letters and Numbers and the Report Card, there is an in-app purchase for $1.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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Enjoy 31 nights of free live music with the official iTunes Festival London 2011 app

Apple has released an app called the iTunes Festival London 2011. The app will let you watch live performances from lots of bands; performing at the Roundhouse in London throughout July. The acts are all taking part in the official iTunes Festival and you can view it all for free on your iOS device.

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Track and sync your budget with Ez Budget for iPhone and iPad

Derek Clark has updated his budget app, Ez Budget - Quick Envelope Budgeting, with cloud syncing. Additionally, he has released an iPad version.

  • Define spending envelopes
  • Group the envelopes into categories
  • Manually import transactions
  • Automatically import transactions using OFX for banks that support it
  • Split income and transactions into multiple envelopes
  • Keep a running total for the amounts in each envelope
  • Keep track of the balance for all envelopes
  • Keep track of past transactions
  • Keep your budget synced with a spouse
  • Keep your budget synced between your iPhone and iPad.

This is a fantastic solution to those who want to keep track of all their spending but share an account with their spouse. As long as both of you have an iPhone or iPad, you can each enter your purchases and keep your budget perfectly balanced and up to date.

Ez Budget - Quick Envelope Budgeting is available on the iPhone for $4.99 and on the iPad for $4.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iPhone iTunes link] [iPad iTunes link]

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Apple preparing patch for JailbreakMe.com PDF exploit

As expected, Apple is preparing a software update -- likely iOS 4.3.4 for most devices, iOS 4.2.9 for the Verizon iPhone -- to close the PDF exploit behind JailbreakMe.com. While JailbreakMe.com uses the exploit to Jailbreak current iOS firmware and install the Cydia app store, the same exploit could be used by a hacker to easily gain access to a user's device for malicious purposes.

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Marathon 1 brings classic Mac gaming to the iPad

Marathon 1 is now available free in the App Store. Originally released for the Mac in 1994, Marathon is a classic first person shooter game by Bungie (who were later acquired by Microsoft and responsible for the Halo series). It started its iPad journey as a personal project by a developer called Daniel Blezek. Bungie got wind of the project and it has now been officially sanctioned. Marathon 1 is the first part of a trilogy.

STORY - defend the UESC Marathon colony ship against the aggressive Pfhor - play the role of the cyborg security officer - witness the rampancy of Durandal, the ship-board A.I. - uncover the surprising secrets of the Pfhor and the UESC Marathon

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Capture — The Quick Video Camera app now available

Capture puts an icon on your iPhone, iPod touch 4, or iPa home screen and, when tapped, immediately fires up your video camera and records. How many times have you missed something you wanted to shoot, waiting to load the camera app, toggling it into video mode and then pressing the record button? This happens to me all the time and is very frustrating.

Never miss another moment! Capture is like a record button for your home screen. It immediately starts recording video after launched, and saves the video to your Camera Roll after it quits.

Features:

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DM1 - The Drum Machine for iPad now available

Fingerlab has released their new drumming iPad app, DM1 - The Drum Machine. It will turn your iPad into a fun and creative beat making machine.

  • 12 classic vintage drum kits plus 12 in-house produced electronic kits
  • Smart ergonomy for fast creativity and fun
  • 24 vintage and produced drum kits, mastered at in-house Fingerlab Sound Studios
  • Mixer page with pitch, length and level rotary controls, and custom drum kit per channel
  • Extra fast drum kit loading
  • Playable pattern selection for extra creativity
  • 9 Big Drum pads, quantized recording and MPC-like Repeat touch-stripe
  • Step Sequencer with multi-touch matrix
  • Duo FX Trackpads for real-time sonic destruction and multi-FX
  • Mode song with intuitive editing

I may not know much about drumming and have the musical creativity to put this app to any good use, but I know a good UI when I see one - and I see one in DM1.

DM1 - The Drum Machine has a launch price of $1.99. Screenshots and video after the break.

[iTunes link]

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