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11
Nov

XShot Launches iPhone 4 Case with Detachable Tripod Adapter

    XShot, the creator of the popular XShot Camera Extenders today announced the new XShot iPhone 4 Case with detachable tripod adapter, exclusively designed for the new iPhone 4. Now users can mount their iPhone 4 to tripods, camera extenders, and other stabilizing devices with ease and versatility.

    The multipurpose XShot iPhone 4 Case has it all:
    * Protection: hard case with full enclosure to fully protect the iPhone 4 and also acts as a bumper for good reception
    * Innovation: the XShot iPhone 4 case features a slim design for the attachment of a universal tripod adapter that can be used in both landscape and portrait modes
    * Versatility: two-piece slim case that is easy to snap on and remove to use with docking devices and speakers
    *Functionality: Ideal for use with the new FaceTime feature and dual cameras. Excellent for iPhone 4 camera stabilization especially when taking photos and making HD films

    The XShot iPhone 4 Case retails for $24.95 (USD) and will be available end of November, 2010. Pre-sale orders begin on October 26, 2010. The Pocket XShot camera extender and the iPhone 4 case can also be purchased together as a bundle for a special price of $39.90. XShot is offering a preorder offer to our readers: enter sneakpeekIP4 at checkout to receive an additional $5 off your purchase until 11/12/10.

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    10
    Nov

    Mac OS X 10.6.5 is available

      Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.5, via Software Update. The 10.6.5 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

      - improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers
      - address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture
      - address stability and performance of graphics applications and games
      - resolve a delay between print jobs
      - address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme
      - resolve an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal
      - address an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide
      - resolve an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary
      - improve performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems
      - resolve spacing issues with OpenType fonts
      - improve reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays
      - resolve a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5

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      Nov

      Digital Heaven releases DH_Counter 2.0 and more Free Plug-ins

        Digital Heaven, one of the leading third party developers for Apple Pro Apps, today  announced the release of DH_Counter 2.0, a major upgrade to the on-screen counter plug-in for Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro.

        DH_Counter is ideal for creating a countdown timer to the start of an event or for coverage of sporting events such as races and against the clock challenges. DH_Counter 2.0 has been completely rewritten to provide many more features and flexibility than the previous version:

        * Choice of HH:MM:SS, MM:SS or SS display formats
        * Show or hide leading zero and separator characters
        * Count up/down to/from custom time
        * Show subseconds as frames/tenths/hundredths of a second
        * Ability to change the speed of the counter
        * Adjustable text tracking
        * Monospaced or proportional text spacing
        * Shadow and Outline styles with adjustable color, opacity, offset, softness and width
        * Box background with adjustable color, opacity and position
        * Static display mode for creating start or end holds

        Digital Heaven's range of freeware products has now grown with the addition of two more Final Cut plug-ins. The first is DH_Fade - the easy way to create consistent fade in/outs on clips with different durations, and the second is DH_FieldTrans - a must for those needing to apply effects to pre-edited footage containing cuts on field 2.

        System Requirements:
        * Final Cut Express (v2 and later) or Final Cut Pro (v4 and later)

        Pricing and availability:
        DH_Counter 2.0 is available for immediate purchase from the Digital Heaven online store for $29.00 (USD). A watermarked trial version can be downloaded from the Digital Heaven website. Customers who purchased DH_Counter on or after 1st October 2010 are eligible for a free upgrade. Digital Heaven freeware can also be downloaded from the Digital Heaven website.

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        Nov

        The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play App Leaps into the App Store

          Your four favorite penguins have just leaped out of the New York Zoo and straight on to the iPad in an action packed app that's sure to entertain kids of all ages! Based on the wildly popular and award-winning TV series from Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation, The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play app brings the unsung heroes of the zoo, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private straight into your home.

          The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play is now available for iPad. The loveable and hilarious penguins come to life in their first Read & Play app, available in the app store for $6.99. The iPad app is packed with two Storybooks, a Joke book, and interactive activities such as Create a Scene (digital sticker book), Kaleidoscope (using the Penguins' binoculars), Spot the Difference, Mazes, and Coloring Board with nine coloring pages and much more.

          Developed by iStoryTime; The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play is perfectly created to entertain and educate children as well as keep them occupied while on-the-go. iStoryTime books are illustrated and narrated so your child can enjoy the book even when you're busy. The intuitive app also lets you record voice over narrations and have it played back at any time, developing your child's creativity as well as reading and phonics skills.

          Notable Features Include:
          * Includes character Audio and Video from The Penguins of Madagascar
          * Create a Scene: Digital sticker book
          * Kaleidoscope
          * Spot the Difference
          * Mazes
          * Coloring Board
          * Automatic navigation option and narration for storybooks make it incredibly simple to use
          * Highlighted text helps beginning readers make associations between the words they hear and see

          Device Requirements:
          * Compatible with iPad
          * Requires iOS 3.2 or later
          * 131 MB

          Pricing and Availability:
          The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play 1.0 is $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

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          Nov

          FX Photo Studio 3.0 for iOS released

            FX Photo Studio 3.0 launched today on the App Store. The enhanced version of FX Photo Studio further simplifies editing and sharing of pictures. It features possibilities to adjust all the effects; mix them and save consequences of effects into presets for a one tap application on other images. Basic (traditional) editing tools - crop, rotating, and gamma adjustment - are also available. Creations can be saved to photo library or shared via email and popular social networks.

            Key Features Of Updated Fx Photo Studio Include:
            * 171 photo effects and filters (31 new effects, comparing to the version 2.6.0)
            * New enhanced User Interface
            * User friendly customization options: one tap control for adjusting all of the effects
            * Effect mixing (any number of effects)
            * Presets feature
            * Easy image sharing between iDevice and computer with 'Documents' feature
            * Multiple undo and redo
            * Possibility to choose resolution of images to modify, up to 2592X2592 pixels (for iPhone 4)
            * Choice of preview quality - low, medium, high
            * Image resizing option when uploading images to online services
            * Built-in sharing via Flickr, Facebook, Twitter or E-mail
            * Full iPhone and iPod touch compatibility (all versions)

            FX Photo Studio 3.0 features three new categories: Groovy Lo-Fi (with effects simulating analog photos from 70s, 80s, and 90s), Grunge (such effects as Grunge Rays, Stencil Graffiti, etc.), SFX (such effects as X-ray and Night Vision Cam); old categories have also been updated with new effects. Three more categories - Color Lenses, Color Strokes, and Hollywood FX - are available as in-aps and include 33 more effects, raising a total amount to 204 high quality effects and filters.

            Device Requirements:
            * iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
            * Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
            * 34.6 MB

            Pricing and Availability:
            FX Photo Studio 3.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category. Launching FX Photo Studio 3.0 for iPhone and iPod touch, MacPhun LLC previews launch of the update for FX Photo Studio HD for iPad. The latter is expected in the beginning of winter, 2010.

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