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Next gen iPhone already being tested by carriers, ready for September launch?

After the recent rumor that the iPhone 5 would not see the light of day until October, UK newspaper The Guardian has chimed in with its thoughts on the matter. It  firmly believes that September is still the month for the iPhone 5 launch.

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Get in touch with algebra with Algebra Touch for iPhone, iPad

Algebra Touch, by Regular Berry, is an iPhone an di

Have you forgotten most of your algebra? Algebra Touch refreshes your skills using techniques only possible on your iOS device.

  • Say you have x + 3 = 5. You can drag the 3 to the other side of the equation.
  • Enjoy the wonderful conceptual leaps of algebra, without getting bogged down by the tedium of traditional methods.
  • Drag to rearrange, tap to simplify, and draw lines to eliminate identical terms.
  • Distribute by sliding terms across the sum, and Factor them back out by dragging them together.
  • Easily switch between lessons and randomly-generated practice problems.
  • Create your own problems or edit current ones.
  • Current material covers: Simplification, Like Terms, Commutativity, Order of Operations, Factorization, Prime Numbers, Elimination, Isolation, Variables, Basic Equations, Distribution, Factoring Out, Substitution, and 'More Advanced' mode.

As a math educator, this app makes me very excited. One of the challenges of teaching algebra is finding effective teaching techniques geared towards visual learners. Algebra Touch is not only a great visual tool, but a very physical and hands-on one.

Algebra Touch is available on the iPhone and iPad for $2.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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The difference between Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet commercials

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 10.1 commercials, airing in the UK, are focused on being Faster (HSPA+ networking), Thinner, and Lighter.

Apple's fist iPad 2 commercial, aired back on April 2, had a different focus.

This is what we believe. Technology alone is not enough. Faster, thinner, lighter, those are all good things. But when technology gets out of your way, everything becomes more delightful, even magical. That's when you leap forward. That's when you end up with something... like this.

Hey, at least they weren't selling Tegra 2 processors.

(, Android Central]

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Goop for iPhone now available

Goop, a new iPhone game by Fine & Dandy Games, is now available.

The family of Eeeps simply want to continue their trek. Help them avoid the dangerous drops of Goop that prevent the Eeeps from continuing their journey home. Each character(Eeep) has a personality of their own, so make sure you pay attention as they may at times have their own agenda. Goop features endless hours of gameplay, beautiful crisp retina display supported graphics, and endless fun as you try to set and beat your best score.

  • Four beautifully designed worlds which feature smooth active background animations
  • Four lovable types of characters ('Eeeps') with a unique personality of their own
    • Normy - confident Eeep who knows just what to do
    • Dafty - Gets a bit confused at times and loses sight of the goal
    • Bitty - The cute baby Eeep who is spirited and full of life
    • Plumpy - He likes to take his time and is not a fan of being moved around
  • Bonus points mode
  • Easy pick up and play
  • Retina Display graphics
  • Crisp music and unique character sounds
  • 20+ addictive and challenging Game Center enabled achievements
  • Game Center leaderboards enabled to see how well you compare to your friends.
  • One touch controls make it easy for anyone to play, but the challenging gameplay will keep you coming back

Goop is available on the iPhone for $0.99. Screenshots and video after the break.

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Enjoy Shark Week all year round with Ultimate Sharks iPad app

Hot on the heels of Discovery Channel's Shark Week Live for iPhone we now have Ultimate Sharks iPad app for real Shark Lovers!

Ultimate Sharks immerses you in the predatory world of the ocean’s deadliest sharks – as only Discovery can. Designed specifically for the iPad, you’ll experience interactive 3D sharks, hours of exclusive HD video, and hundreds of stunning high-resolution photos.
  • 10 DEADLIEST SHARKS: Packed with robust content about the most fearsome shark species known including the Great White, Hammerhead, Tiger Shark and others
  • 3D INTERACTIVE SHARKS: Control the sharks with your fingertip. Make them swim, hunt and attack
  • HIGH QUALITY VIDEOS: Over 3 hours of custom-created shark videos produced from Discovery’s legendary shark library and narrated by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame
  • AIRPLAY-ENABLED: Share your favorite shark videos with friends and family on the big screen
  • ATTACK STORIES: Unbelievable tales of human encounters with sharks
  • EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: Over 75 screens of content, expertly written text and narrative, interactive maps and infographics
  • HI-RES PHOTOS: Over 250 breathtaking high-resolution photos from some of the world’s most celebrated wildlife photographers

If you love watching Sharks, then this app is for you. Ultimate Sharks costs $4.99 and is iPad only. Screenshots after the break.

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Taiwanese Foxconn robot spoof video

If you're not a fan of quasi-offensive Taiwanese 3D animated technology humour, then move right along. Otherwise, hit play after the break and enjoy some iPhone and iPad.


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iPad 2 finally shipping in 24hrs

Looks like Apple has finally gotten their iPad 2 supply in balance with demand -- the online Apple Store is now shipping in 24hrs.

Apple's Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, recently said iPad manufacturing yields improved dramatically in the last quarter, and would improve again in July.

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Record and share audio with TinyVox

TinyVox • Infinite Tape Deck is an iPhone app that lets you quickly tape any audio and deploy it.

Typing is too slow. Your ideas won't wait for you to scribble them down. And how will you remember the conversations you have with your friends in a year?

What you need is a tape deck to let you talk out your ideas freely so you can type them out later or email them to your team or post them on a bulletin board or Twitter...

  • Email to self for private notetaking
  • Email to anyone else as either an mp3 attachment or a link - the second anyone clicks your link, they'll hear your audio, because our landing pages autoplay
  • Post to your Facebook wall or type in a URL anywhere in Facebook
  • Post to Twitter - you can DM, @-message, or use #hashtags when you title your tape!
  • Post to Tumblr - post as many audios a day as you want
  • Post to Soundcloud
  • Email to Evernote (make sure you email as attachment)
  • Copy-paste your tape's URL into Messages to send audio via SMS

I have been on the receiving end of TinyVox and it was pretty neat. After reading our recent App for That, the developer sent me a TinyVox message suggesting it as a audio solution and asking me to take a look at the app. I'm intrigued.

TinyVox is available on the iPhone for Free. Screenshots after break.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, Aug 2

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!

  • SteezyAR: This app is meant to help people find surf, skate and snow spots. Users can find a multitude of different action sports spots, relative to their position, through an integrated intuitive map, an easy to read list or cutting edge augmented reality. [Free for iPhone - iTunes link]

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Analyst predicts an iPad Pro will be launched this quarter

According to Ashok Kumar, an analyst for Rodman & Renshaw, Apple will be launching an iPad Pro this quarter aimed at the professional user. The updated iPad will include improvements to the screen resolution and have HD front and rear facing cameras.

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