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Remote Conductor for iPhone now available

Remote Conductor is an app that allows you to use your iPhone as a control center for your Mac or PC. You can launch, switch, maximize/restore, minimize, close all applications on your computer with the multi-touch trackpad and secure keyboard.

  • Wireless control of your Mac or PC over Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth supported with iOS 4.3 (Mac Only)
  • Full Landscape and Portrait support
  • Use navigation icons or gestures to switch modes
  • 256 bit AES encryption on all network traffic - safely enter passwords!
  • Automatic computer discovery
  • Optionally connect by hostname or IP
  • Remembers pairing for multiple computers
  • Auto re-connect
  • Highly optimized network code for smooth, lag free operation

In order to use Remote Conductor, it is required to download the free server.

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

[$1.99 - iTunes link]

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Breakdown: Verizon's new data plans

If Verizon's new tiered, capped data plans make the kind of sense that doesn't, don't worry -- Phil Nickinson from Android Central has broken them down for us. Check out the chart up top for the details, and here are the bullet points:

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iPhone 4 best selling smartphone on AT&T, Verizon

250 Verizon and AT&T stores surveyed on what was their best selling smartphone, and according to BTIG Research, the number one answer on their board was... iPhone 4! It sat at the top of the charts at 89% of Verizon stores (tied with Droid Charge or Thunderbolt at 38% of those), and 65% of AT&T stores.

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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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