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iSamurai: Two-Player Sword Fight released for iPhone and iPod Touch

    Toy Kite Software just introduced iSamurai: Two-Player Sword Fight, their new Wi-Fi sword fighting game for iPhone and iPod Touch. Developed specifically to take advantage of the iPhone's accelerometers and networking capabilities, iSamurai is an interactive sword-fighting game, where the two players slash, thrust, and block each other with their iPhones.

    Depending on the physical movements of the two players, slashes and thrusts are interpreted by both devices and immediately registered as successful or blocked. When a player swings and his/her opponent blocks by holding up another iPhone, the ring of steel on steel is heard from both devices. An unsuccessful block results in the defender's iPhone emitting one of a number of cries to indicate a hit. Toy Kite has posted videos on its web site (as well as on YouTube) demonstrating the game in action. A training "Dojo" is offered so players can practice the different iSamurai moves.

    Advanced analysis allows the iPhone to distinguish between four different attacks. Each attack can be countered by the opponent using the correct block. The two devices communicate their actions and countering actions to each other over Wi-Fi in real time and use realistic sounds to indicate whether an attack was successful or blocked. After the battle, both devices report the scores with appropriate images for the winner and loser.

    iSamurai includes a single-player mode with four levels of difficulty. Four unique characters: peasant, apprentice, warrior and samurai, yell out different attacks, and the player must quickly defend against them and launch offensive attacks by swinging the iPhone. To get players started, iSamurai has a tutorial featuring animations of the different attacks. The game also includes quotes from The Art of War by Sun Tzu and from The Book of Five Rings by samurai Miyamoto Musashi.

    iSamurai: Two-Player Sword Fight includes the following features:

    * Two-player interactive Wi-Fi game using two iPhones or iPod Touches
    * Single-player game with four levels of difficulty
    * Tutorial featuring animations of the different attacks
    * Training "Dojo" where the player can practice the different iSamurai moves
    * Art of War quotes from legendary warriors

    System Requirements:
    * iPhone or iPod Touch 2.2.1 or later

    Pricing and Availability:
    iSamurai: Two-Player Sword Fight for iPhone is $2.99 (USD) and is available through Apple's iTunes Store. For a limited time, iSamurai will be on sale for $.99 (USD).


    Frog Army introduces YoFrog 1.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch

      Frog Army today introduced YoFrog 1.0, their group chat solution for iPhone and iPod Touch. Designed specifically to take advantage of the iPhone's unique abilities and interface, YoFrog is a private group chat client which allows you to create rooms, invite friends and talk in privacy.

      YoFrog works on all iPhones and iPod touch devices. Chat members can invite as many friends as they wish; make a room for the entire school or just a buddy. Virtually unlimited rooms, messages and friends can be set up, with no per-message fees or limits.

      Feature Highlights:
      * Easy to use
      * Unlimited messages, rooms and friends
      * Rooms are invite only
      * Works on all iPhones and iPod touches with iPhone OS 2.0 or later
      * Messages are archived for later perusal
      * Quickly switch between rooms
      * Choose own message color

      System Requirements:
      * iPhone or iPod Touch 2.0 or later

      Pricing and Availability:
      YoFrog 1.0 for iPhone is only $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store.

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      Softalk releases Spreadsheet 2.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch

        Softalk today announced Spreadsheet 2.0, a major update to their spreadsheet creation tool for iPhone and iPod Touch. Spreadsheet offers all the features you need to create a professional looking spreadsheet. It provides a scrollable zoomable view, along with cell formatting features and a host of standard spreadsheet functions. The application features a standard grid, which may be scrolled and zoomed. Text, numeric or date values or formulas may be entered into the selected cell through the formula bar at the top of the screen.

        Version 2.0 now provides support for XLS format and multiple worksheets, making it possible to share files with Excel, Apple Numbers, NeoOffice and other popular desktop spreadsheet applications. Although Spreadsheet version 2.0 now uses XLS as its native format, it is also capable of importing files in XML Spreadsheet format and CSV format, giving its users more compatibility with their existing spreadsheet files.

        The new version also includes improvements such as:
        * Cell Merging
        * Unlimited Rows and Columns
        * Faster transfer of workbooks between the desktop and the device
        * Improved Emailing of Spreadsheets
        * Several additions to the supported functions

        System Requirements:
        iPhone or iPod Touch 2.0 or later

        Pricing and Availability:
        Spreadsheet 2.0 for iPhone is only $7.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store. For more information, visit Spreadsheet's website online.

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        SuperSync 3.1 Music Library Synchronization Software Adds Web Access

           SuperSync is an application for Windows and Mac designed especially for iPod/iTunes users who have multiple computers and iPods. SuperSync will display two music libraries at once, allowing users to visually merge libraries, remove duplicate files, make backup libraries, update meta-data, and synchronize playlists.

          SuperSync 3.1 lets users enable a password-protected web server that allows a user to view his library from anywhere using a web browser.

          Two web interfaces are included, one optimized for Apple's iPhone Safari browser, the other for all other modern Flash-enabled browsers. Both web formats use AJAX for a dynamic single web page showing playlists, artists, albums, and genres. A search function lets users find specific tracks.

          Users can enable the optional web interface in SuperSync 3.1 by enabling a single checkbox and entering a username and password. Support for universal plug-n-play (UPNP) routers help get your home network accessible from the outside world.

          SuperSync 3.1 also adds a new library rescan feature that finds tracks that are missing or newly added to your music library.

          SuperSync 3.1 adds an advanced duplicate finding feature to identify tracks that are in the same library more than once but with modified MP3 or AAC tag meta data. These types of tracks can create unintended duplicates that are hard to track down any other way.

          How SuperSync Works:

          SuperSync starts by reading in your local iTunes library. A second, remote library can then be opened, with tracks color coded by whether they are local (gray), remote (blue), or synchronized (green). A remote library can be a disk or directory of music and videos, an iPod, or another networked SuperSync library on the LAN or WAN.

          Once two libraries are loaded, the user selects tracks they want to copy from one library to another. Tracks are added and saved in the correct location in the user's iTunes library. Once copied to both locations, the tracks turn green marking them as synchronized. Similarly, playlists can be selected and copied from one library to another.

          Tracks that have modified meta data can have their tags updated. Ratings and playcounts can also be updated, so if you mark a track as 5 stars in one library, you can also have it updated in any other library.

          SuperSync makes it easy to create a main library, and have a subset on computers and laptops around the house. Any new content that you've added on one computer can be uploaded to the master library. SuperSync can help reduce the likelihood that two family members will accidentally buy the same music download.

          Pricing and Availability:

          This update is free to all registered users. A limited demo version is available to try most of the features for a limited number of file transfers. The full registered version is available for $29 (USD) for 2-pak, $39 for 5-pak, or a best value $59 10-pak. Licenses can be used for any computer (Mac OS-X or Windows) that music is stored on. 5- and 10-pak licenses can be split among two or more people. SuperSync 3.1 is a significant free upgrade from version 3.0 and is recommended for all users.

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          nFinity Releases QuickVoice Pro Recorder w/Bonus for the iPhone

            nFinity Inc. today has announced the release of its new iPhone QuickVoice PRO Recorder w/Bonus at the introductory price of just 99 cents. QuickVoice PRO features added capabilities over its "Free" version of QuickVoice including the capability to send voicemails up to 20MB! It also comes with a free bonus copy of its award winning QuickVoice pC for Mac and Windows.

            QuickVoice iP is the premier voice recorder for the iPhone and as such has become the #1 voice recorder in more than 38 countries. QuickVoice pC for desktop and laptop computers has also received numerous accolades in its own rite including the prestigious "Macworld Best Software Under $40.' These two companion apps provide tremendous versatility to iPhone and computer users. Features include: 1-touch record and save, voice email, voice reminders, desktop voice stickies, audio editing, and more.

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