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Donate to the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy relief directly from the App Store

Apple has added a section to the App Store that allows you to quickly make a donation to the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy relief. 100% of your donation will be transferred to the American Red Cross by Apple. The process is super quick and super easy.

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Paper by fiftythree updated with expanded color options, Pogo connect support

Paper by fiftythree, the popular iPad sketching app, has recieved a major update with a focus on expanded color options. New features center mostly around colors, including a color mixer, and new palettes. Additionally, Paper has added support for the Pogo Connect Bluetooth stylus, tweaking Paper’s Expressive Ink Engine to respond to pressure when using the Connect.

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Apple's Cards app for iPhone and iPad update lets you swap photos

Apple has released an updated to Cards, a card-creation app for iPhone and iPad. Now you can easily swap photos in templates that contain multiple photos. A few bugs have also been fixed.

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Pandora 4.0 for iPhone and iPad gets complete redesign and goes social

Pandora for iPhone and iPad received a huge update that includes a complete redesign and tight social integration. It still includes the same great ability to create personal stations of music that include your favorite artists and songs and similar music , but now you can share your latest discoveries to Facebook and Twitter, follow your friends, re-discover your favorite music on your profile page, get full lyrics, and more.

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Rovio releases Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay trailer

We're only about a week and a half away from the November 8 release of Angry Bird Star Wars and Rovio has released a video teaser that shows some actual gameplay footage. This video reveals that the red bird will be like Luke Skywalker and be able to tear down structures by whirling his lightsaber while colliding with them, and the pink bird will be playing the roll as Princess Leah and have the ability to call down laser fire during her descent.

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Bad Piggies for iPhone and iPad updates with with 15 new levels

Rovio's latest hit Bad Piggies has been updated with 15 new levels. The story is that the bad piggies have finally got the birds' eggs and the Angry Birds are hot in their pursuit. The piggies are trying to take cover in darkness, but it's not enough, so you must help them build the best machines to stay ahead.

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iBooks Author 2.0 available in Mac App Store

iBooks Author, Apple book creation app for Mac, has gone 2.0 and is now available in the Mac App Store. It includes the ability to make portrait-only books, embed custom fonts, and more. As the resident math nerd, the most exciting new feature to me is support for creating mathematic expressions with LaTeX and MathML.

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Get push notifications for Netbot with Adian for iPhone, a competing client

There's no denying that Netbot by Tapbots is the most popular iOS client for (ADN), but it was a little surprising and disappointing that the client launched without support for push notifications. Tapbots did release a statement saying that notifications will be coming as soon as ADN releases the appropriate protocols to do so, but other clients, like Felix and Rivr, have found their own ways to offer push notifications. Another such client is Adian which has recently been updated to include support to redirect push notification to open Netbot. Yes, you read that right, a competing app is improving Netbot.

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Crazy Taxi by SEGA coming to iPhone and iPad later this month

SEGA has announced that they're bringing their classic video game Crazy Taxi to the iPhone and iPad later this month. If you're unfamiliar with the game, Crazy Taxi is racing game where you must barrel through traffix packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and perform other crazy stunts to score up the most fares.

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Starbucks for iPhone updates with passbook support, still no iPhone 5 support

Starbucks has finally updated their iPhone app to offer support for Passbook, the new Apple app introduced in iOS 6. Starbucks had originally claimed that this update was coming at the end of September so, although late, it's great that it's finally here. However, it's disappointing that although this update does support iOS 6 and Passbook, it does not support the iPhone 5's larger screen.

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