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Phone Drive (+File Sharing) updated with iPad support

Phone Drive (+File Sharing) turns your iPhone, and now iPad, into a portal flash drive. Easily and quickly manage your files even better than ever.

  • Download manager (New): Built in web browser with download manager that allows you to download file from internet.
  • Multimedia: Ability to play all audio files in folder like playlist with repeat, shuffle, background playback and remote control from multitask.
  • File sharing: File sharing to other iOS device via Bluetooth or WiFi with auto search nearest devices surrounding you.
  • Easy file upload: Drag and drop file upload via your PC/Mac web browser or USB via iTunes, it's just that simple.
  • Universal app (New): App that is designed for both iPhone and iPad, you only need to purchase once.
  • Text editor: Built in text editor which allows you to edit your text file or source code on your iOS device.
  • Import/create file: Create text file, image capture, video records, voice recoding, and import from photo library.
  • Support various files formats: Document viewer that support various format.
  • Passcode lock: Protect your files from other to view it.

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

[$1.99 for iPhone and iPad - iTunes link]

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Apple releases Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor on Mac App Store

Not strictly iPhone or iPad news, but Apple today released a huge upgrade to their pro video editing tools with Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor, which will be available for $299, $49, and $49 respectively on the Mac App Store.

“Final Cut Pro X is the biggest advance in Pro video editing since the original Final Cut Pro,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We have shown it to many of the world’s best Pro editors, and their jaws have dropped.”

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, June 20

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!

  • Splashtop Remote Desktop (update and sale): Access your PC programs, games, multimedia content, and files over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks. Go everywhere with just your iPad without having to carry your computer! [$1.99 for iPhone - iTunes link] [$2.99 for iPad - iTunes link

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New Airport Extreme, iOS-friendly Time Capsules imminent?

Information on Apple's new Airport Extreme 802.11n, dual-band routers has just hit the FCC, according to Engadget, who speculate:

it'll also arrive with support for the new three-stream standard for 450Mbps over both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands

Meanwhile, 9to5Mac has a source that claims Time Capsules could be bumped up to 2TB and 3TB models, and both the Time Capsules and Airport Extreme could drop in price as well.

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Gameloft announces BackStab for iPhone and iPad, coming this Thursday [video]

Gameloft has announced that BackStab will be arriving for the iPhone and iPad this Thursday. Previously only available on one particular Android device, it will now be available for iPhone and iPad users too. Gameloft announced via twitter that the game would be available on Thursday June 23rd.

BackStab is set on an 18th century Caribbean island and weaves an epic tale of revenge. Hero Henry Blake has been falsely accused of treason and will go to all means to seek vengeance on his British jailers. With a game play mixing action and adventure, BackStab incorporates an open 3D environment for free roaming, dynamic combat and counter-attacks.

No information is available on pricing; we will let you know as soon as its announced. Take a look at the video after the break. Will you be picking this one up?  Let us know what you think in the comments!


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Reflection Connection for iPad now available

Reflection Connection is a new iPad puzzle game of strategically placing mirrors to reflect beams of light to connect gems without blocking other pathways. The concept may be simple, but completing the goal is a challenge!

  • Easy to learn, difficult to master
  • Game board sizes from 4x4 to 20x20
  • Get bonus points for connecting quickly
  • Challenge friends & family to head-to-head competition
  • Thousands of unique boards

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

[$1.99 - iTunes link]

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Orange Sound Charge t-shirt will charge your iPhone while you rock [video]

Orange has developed a t-shirt that also doubles as an iPhone charger. The t-shirt which is called the Orange Sound Charge is in a prototype phase at the moment. Extensive testing will be carried out at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The eco charging device uses an existing technology in a revolutionary way; by reversing the use of a product called Piezoelectric film, allowing people to charge their mobile phones whilst enjoying their favourite headline act at Glastonbury. Usually found in modern hi-fi speakers, an A4 panel of the modified film is housed inside a t-shirt which then acts much like an oversized microphone by ‘absorbing’ invisible sound pressure waves. These sound waves are converted via the compression of interlaced quartz crystals into an electrical charge, which is fed into an integral reservoir battery that in turn charges most makes and models of mobile phone. As the ‘device’ is worn, a steady charge is able to be dispensed into the phone via a simple interchangeable lead which fits most handsets.

Orange believe that a sound level of around 80dB (which is roughly the ambient noise level of a busy high street) could produce up to 6 watt hours of power. That should be enough to charge up your iPhone which needs 5 watts. The panel in the t-shirt is removable so unlike most festival attendees, you can wash your t-shirt if you need to! Take a look at the video after the break then let us know what you think in the comments!


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iCloud features: Manage associated devices in iTunes

While Apple boldly cut the cord with iOS 5, moving from iTunes to iCloud, it looks like they're wisely leaving some account management power in the veteran desktop app -- namely the ability to manage iCloud associated devices.

With iOS 5 on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you can choose to enable automatic downloads -- so any app or iBook (or music in the US) bought on iTunes on Mac or Windows PC, or on any iOS device on your account, is pushed out to every other client on that account. Buy Pages on iPhone, it automatically installs on your iPad as well. With iOS 4.3 and iOS 5, you can also call up a list of previous app (and music in the US) purchases and re-download them.

So seeing exactly which devices are on your account, and being able to remove them if you have to (buh-bye, ex!) is a great feature for iCloud to have, and it makes sense for it to live in iCloud.

Moreover, since you can only change the account any device is registered to once every 90 days (to prevent everyone from logging in to every friends' account and downloading everyone else's content without paying for it), iTunes will also show you how many days you have left until you can switch accounts again.

If you only have one device, it may not be a big deal. If you're managing a family, or your account status is as complicated as your relationships, it may matter to you more.

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Koder for iPad now available

Koder is a code editor for the iPad. It includes many features including syntax highlighting, snippet manager, tabbed editing, find and replace code, editor theme, remote and local files connection.

  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Project Based
  • Built In Snippet Manager
  • Tabbed editing
  • Find and replace code
  • Previewer Browser with View Source function
  • Editor theme
  • Extra Key / Additional Keys on Virtual Keyboard with open+close brackets keys
  • FTP Connection, Dropbox, iDisk, local ipad file storage
  • Sophisticated File Browser
  • Expandable editing space
  • Bluetooth Keyboard Support

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

[$5.99 - iTunes link]

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iOS 5 Features: Unsecured call warning

Not that many of us are Bond, Borne, or Sarah Walker types, but just in case you might be a target for cellular call eavesdropping, [iOS 5](] will now warn you when you're talking over an unsecured network. If you're a high value target, you're probably avoiding even the secure ones, but if you're simply living next to a nosy neighbor with too much time and Radio Shack kit on his or her hands, it could be handy to know when you're vulnerable.

Anyone glad for this warning?

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