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Progression, guitar tab editor for iPad, now available

Progression is a guitar tab editor for your iPad that gives you the convenience of an easy-to-use guitar tab creation tool right at your fingertips. It is loaded with features and functions such as vibrato, slides, string bending, hammer-ons, pull-offs, whammy-bar, bass slap, effects, mutes, and harmonics.

  • Enter, edit, and playback tab, notation, or both
  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Bass Guitar samples included (add additional instruments such as Classical Guitar, Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo)
  • Search for tabs online
  • Open NOTION files
  • Open Guitar Pro files (versions 3-5)
  • Clean and intuitive user interface
  • Interactive 24-fret guitar fretboard for fast entry
  • Quick and simple selection palette
  • Distortion and reverb effects
  • Full audio mixer
  • Convenient file sharing
  • Full-range of guitar functions and articulations including: bends, vibrato, slides, hammer on, pull off, mutes, whammy bar techniques, bass slap, harmonics, and more…
  • Drag and drop cursor option
  • Insert text
  • Quick “Undo” and “Redo” functions
  • Chord and melody modes
  • Easy delete and erase capabilities
  • Help Files
  • Enter and edit title and composer information
  • In-App Purchases to add more instruments and gear
  • Free scales and exercises included

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the screenshots after the break.

[$4.99, with in-app purchases - iTunes link]

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Amazon launching iPad competitor this fall?

Hit and miss rumor site Digitimes is reporting that Kindle-maker Amazon is set to launch their own, fully featured, iPad competitor as early as August/September. That's to catch the lucrative holiday sales period.

Amazon adopts processors developed by Texas Instruments, with Taiwan-based Wintek to supply touch panels, ILI Technology to supply LCD driver ICs and Quanta Computer responsible for assembly, the sources indicated. Monthly shipments are expected to be 700,000-800,000 units.

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Dog Training Academy for iPhone and iPad now available

Dog Training Academy for iPhone is a newly released app that helps you train your dog. It provides step-by-stepy instructions and videos on how to train everything from the basics, to breaking bad habits, to fancy tricks such as “high five”.

  • 25 training videos complete with professional HD videos and instructions
  • All new Smart Steps. You won’t lose where you’re up to with our easy-to-read smart steps that highlight the step you are up to
  • Track your course progress and achievements for one or many of your dogs
  • Record the score for your dog at each step
  • Save each video or training module to your favorites
  • Teach your dog over 18 advanced tricks
  • Ability to delete videos from your device to save room. Don’t worry – you can download them again any time you like

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the trailer and screenshots after the break.

[$4.99 - iTunes link]

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, June 22

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!

  • Agenda: The best of your old desktop calendar to iOS. It includes a badge with today's date, many gestures, tappable fields, and more! [$1.99 for iPhone - iTunes link]

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Poll: Would you buy an Apple television?

Would you buy an Apple television?online survey

Would you buy an Apple television? DailyTech is resurrecting that old rumor again this week with a claim that a former Apple exec spilled the beans on the project:

Apple plans to "blow Netflix and all those other guys away" by bundling Apple TV + iTunes inside physical television sets. According to the source Apple is teaming up with a major supplier (our guess would be Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SEO:005930)), to provide the physical televisions, which will be rebranded as Apple television sets.

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Bloomberg: Apple preparing faster iPhone 5 for September with 8 mega-pixel camera

Bloomberg has jumped into the iPhone 5 rumor game, saying that the next generation iPhone will launch in September with the same form factor as the current iPhone 4.

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Angry Birds Seasons update Summer Pignic now in App Store [updated]

If you can’t get enough of your Angry Birds, a new update will soon be now available for the Angry Birds Seasons game. The summer update is called Summer Pignic! and is available on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Get Ready for Angry Birds Seasons - Summer Pignic! The pesky pigs never break for holidays, and it's up to you to save the Angry Birds' eggs! Follow the RovioMobile channel for a special summer surprise coming soon!

Take a look at the short video after the break. Is Angry Birds still as popular as ever or is it beginning to wear a bit thin? Let us know in the comments!

UPDATE: It's out!

It's available now in the App Store. If you grab it, let us know what you think. How does this update compare to previous ones?

[$0.99 for iPhone - iTunes link] [$1.99 for iPad - iTunes link]

[YouTube]

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Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! - Dr. Seuss book for iPhone and iPad now available

Oceanhouse Media has released a new Dr. Seuss book for iPhone and iPad, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! This interactive book is unique in that it sets the stage for each scene, giving the child a chance to image it themselves. Then they tap the colorful questions to watch the story appear as Dr. Seuss imagined it.

  • "Read to Me" — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
  • "Read it Myself" — read the book in its traditional form
  • "Auto Play" — plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!
  • THINK! - Children hear the words of Dr. Seuss and imagine the image before it is revealed
  • Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
  • Professional audio narration
  • Custom background audio for each scene
  • This 'Universal App' is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad

If you pick this one up, let us know what you and your child think! Sreenshots after the break.

$3.99 -iTunes link]

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Verizon dropping unlimited data plans next month

According to All Things Digital, a Verizon spokesperson has said that they will be dropping its their Unlimited data plan option in July.

We will move to a more usage based model in July. We'll share more later.

Verizon will be switching to a tiered data option for smart phone users on their network, and according to the source, the data caps and prices will be as follows,

  • 2GB - $30/month
  • 5GB - $50/month
  • 10GB - $80/month

  • Tethering is a $20/month add-on and includes an additional 2GB of data.

  • Overages are assessed at $10/GB.

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Verizon users waiting for iPhone 5 to ditch Android en masse?

Needham analyst Charlie Wolf thinks most Verizon Android users have been holding out for the iPhone 5, and once it's released, a mass exodus from the Android platform will ensue.

Verizon’s Android users are waiting for the iPhone 5. And when it arrives this fall, they’ll make the switch en masse.

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