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10
Nov

New iPhone Coasters Gift Pack introduced.

    newPCgadgets is introducing the iPhone Coaster gift pack.  iPhone Coasters are designed to hold your iPhones or iPod touch at a comfortable 60 degree viewing angle.

    With the holidays quickly approaching newPCgadgets has put together a gift pack: "we have packaged a set of 6 coasters to make a clever stocking stuffer. They are great to set out for guests coming over to watch the game or for co-workers at the office. Anyone with a phone will love these."

    Pricing and Availability: $22.95 (USD) for the set (plus shipping).

    iPhone Coasters

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    10
    Nov

    Dexture 1.0 – Interactive RapidWeaver Theme with iPad and iPhone Support

      NimbleHost today announced Dexture 1.0, a new RapidWeaver theme. Dexture is a professional quality RapidWeaver theme that introduces the Visitor Interaction Panel (VIP), a drop down panel that offers visitors the ability to customize their browsing experience by offering a choice of background colors, as well as the ability to adjust the font size and site width.  Dexture will facilitate the creation of mobile versions of an eye-catching website, so it will display properly on the desktop, iPhone, iPad, and Android and WebOS-based devices.

      Feature Highlights:
      * Innovation design featuring the Visitor Interaction Panel
      * Powerful and flexible theme options
      * 7 ExtraContent Areas
      * RWmultitool ready
      * 50 customizable header images
      * 11 high quality textures
      * 10 customizable backgrounds
      * Drop down and split-level navigation options
      * Header height adjustment
      * Sidebar placement options
      * Various font options (size, style, and line height)
      * Width options
      * Extensive color control
      * Numerous advanced options for customizing the look and feel

      When used as an adjunct to RapidWeaver, Dexture supports all major web browsers: IE7/8 , Safari 4/5 , Firefox 3.5 , Chrome 5 , and Opera 10.5 . NimbleHost provides extensive documentation and user support for all their products, including User Forums, FAQs, Knowledge Libraries, Guides to RapidWeaver, User Product Guides, and Technical Support.

      System Requirements:
      * Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger), 10.5.2 or higher (Leopard), or 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)
      * PowerPC or Intel-based Macintosh computer
      * RapidWeaver 3.6.7 or RapidWeaver 4.x
      * RWmultitool Lite (optional)
      * 5.7 MB

      Pricing and Availability:
      Dexture 1.0 for Mac OS X is currently available for $24.97 (USD or its equivalent in other currencies) from the NimbleHost RapidWeaver website. It requires the RapidWeaver application for Mac OS X, available for $79.00.

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      10
      Nov

      No More Socks 1.0 for iOS – Gift Planning App with Comparison Shopping

        Food for Benjamin today introduced No More Socks 1.0 for iOS, their versatile gift-planning app that features the ability to save the results of comparison shopping. Designed to organize gift-giving all year round, the app allows the user to easily create detailed lists of gift recipients, event dates, gift ideas, online retailers, traditional stores, specific gift items with prices, and the gifts remaining to be purchased within a chosen period of time. All lists and bookmarks may be exported from the iOS device to a computer for more convenient online ordering.

        On launch, the splash page displays stick-up notes of various colors, posted on a refrigerator door. Each note accesses a function, including Events, People, Shopping, Ideas Pad, and Help. The app differentiates between two types of event: personal events for occasions that involve a single individual (e.g. birthday), and group events where more than one person must be considered (e.g. Christmas). The user can set a budget for each member of a group event, and the total budget displayed for the event is the sum of all the individual budgets. The app keeps track of items purchased and the amount of the total budget used. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and birthdays are available as presets to make event creation quick, or the name and date of the event may be entered manually.

        Touch-activating the People function of No More Socks permits the user to pick a name or names from their main iOS contact list, or create a new entry in the app. Once created, each person's entry may include their full name, birthdate, their photo, gift ideas for that person, past gifts given and any events that have been entered using the Events function. There is also a toggle switch for sending a birthday push reminder (iOS 4 and later required). Gift Ideas and Past Gifts can be accessed from the Gifts section of the person's page. This allows the user to keep a running list of ideas for each person and to keep a reference of gifts bought in the past. When adding a gift idea the user may add an item already listed in the Ideas Pad or enter a new idea from scratch.

        Feature Highlights:
        * Create Events, add People, add Gifts, go Shopping - all from within the app
        * Quickly enter a note or a photo at any time with the Ideas Pad
        * Keep a list of ideas for each person all year round
        * Search the web for the ideal gift
        * Create bookmarks to retailers' websites who offer gift items of interest
        * Get everything needed from a store in one visit with Smart Shopping Lists
        * Export Shopping Lists, including bookmarks, to any computer via email
        * Keep track of all gifts purchased in previous years
        * Get reminders about friends' birthdays
        * Import contacts from any address book

        The Ideas Pad serves as a notepad for any gift ideas the user may have that aren't related to a particular person or event, or when they are short of time and need to make a quick note they intend to file later. It encourages quick-entry by asking only for a name and optional photo, but other information can be added by tapping the More Details button.

        When adding gifts to the app the user may enter the idea, a budget, a picture, notes, and possible sources for purchasing the item. Touching the Add Retailer button brings up a comprehensive, scrollable list of online and offline retailers, any of which may be selected to begin shopping. The app includes a built-in directory of popular merchants, and performs a Google search to find additional merchants. The app automatically adds new retailers for quick access next time. For shoppers preferring the convenience of a large screen and keyboard when purchasing, all retailer bookmarks from No More Socks may be emailed to any computer, complete with notes and prices.

        Selecting the Shopping function from the main menu brings up the shopping lists: organized lists of the retailer bookmarks that the user has added to their gift ideas. Four options are available: All Shopping, Online Shopping, Offline Shopping, and Past Purchases. Selecting All Shopping displays a list of all items yet to be purchased for events within a user-defined timeframe, which is easily set via a simple slider. A button allows the user to show and hide their secondary choices. The Shopping List shows a red check for gifts remaining to be purchased and a green check for items completed. The user toggles between the two with a quick tap. Shopping Lists are grouped by retailer so the user can see what needs buying from each. All related information such as notes, budget, retailers, price and the merchant's web page is available within one or two taps. If desired, the user may complete the entire online transaction from within the app, and check the item off the list. As above, all information can be emailed to any computer.

        Device Requirements:
        * iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
        * iOS 3.1.3 or later
        * 6.7 MB

        Pricing and Availability:
        No More Socks 1.0 is available at the special introductory price of $0.99 (USD) through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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        9
        Nov

        Dragon Stop Motion 2.3 update adds multiple language interface

          DZED Systems LLC today announced the release and immediate availability of Dragon Stop Motion 2.3, an update to their stop motion animation software for Mac OS X and Windows. The software interface has been translated to Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Chinese and Korean. This includes rollover tips that provide extra information about different functions.

          Embraced by top studios, working professionals and independent filmmakers alike, Dragon Stop Motion excels in creating stop motion animation, digital effects and motion graphics. It offers a comprehensive set of animation and cinematography tools, and offers hardware integrations for advanced 3D stereoscopic capture and lighting automation.

          The version 2.3 update includes a variety of new features that expand on the application's support for monitoring, exporting, composing, animating, automating lighting, and automating 3D shooting.

          Feature Highlights:
          * Multiple language interface.
          * Audio mark in, out and crop for quick editing.
          * Multiple hot key alternates per function.
          * DMX channel groups and soloing.
          * Export X-Sheet data to csv.

          Version 2.3 expands support for the company's hardware solutions: the IOTA 3D Stereoscopic Slider/IOTA Controller and the DDMX-S2 Digital I/O Controller. Jogging controls for the IOTA Slider make it easier to adjust the slider's position. New DMX channel groups make it easier to edit multiple channels at once, while DMX soloing allows the user to play back one or more DMX channels independently.

          Minimum Requirements for Mac OSX:
          * Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 Tiger thru 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
          * Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
          * QuickTime 7.2 or later
          * 70 MB Hard Drive space
          * 1 GB RAM
          * 1.33 GHz CPU or higher
          * Supported DSLR, Video Camera or Webcam

          Minimum Requirements for Windows:
          * Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 or 64-bit)
          * QuickTime 7.2 or later
          * 100 MB Hard Drive space
          * 1 GB RAM
          * 1.33 GHz CPU or higher
          * Supported DSLR, Video Camera or Webcam

          Pricing and Availability:
          Dragon Stop Motion 2.3 is priced at $275.00 (USD) for a single-user license, or $225 (USD) per license in quantities of five or more. A trial license is available and valid for 30 days and limited to 50 frames per take. Version 2.3 is a recommended upgrade for all customers.

          Dragon Stop Motion 2.3
          Download Free Trial
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          9
          Nov

          Stop Paying for Paid Apps with The Freedom Lite Discovery App

            Independent developer Richard Madison today announced the release of Freedom Lite 1.2, the free version of his popular app discovery application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

            Every day, hundreds of apps from the iTunes App Store go on sale. Popular apps, high priced apps, even #1 rated apps. Developers make their Apps Free for a short period of time to boost their popularity, ranking and reviews. In some cases for as little as 5 minutes. Freedom Lite discovers these Apps.

            Feature Highlights:
            * Freedom Lite scours the iTunes Appstore 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
            * Never miss another sale. 247. Thousands of Apps per month
            * You choose how to find apps

            It offers 6 different ways to view freed apps:
            * Browse by category. Just like the Appstore
            * View "New"apps - the most recently freed
            * View "What's Hot" - the most download by The Freedom App users
            * View "Release Date" - the oldest apps in the Appstore
            * View "Top Rank" - highest ranking Apps
            * View "Top Price" - the most expensive apps that are now free
            * View "Top Missed" - A list of Apps that were recently Free, but now cost

            Device Requirements:
            * iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
            * Requires iOS 3.1 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
            * 4.2 MB

            Pricing and Availability:
            Freedom Lite 1.2 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

            Freedom Lite 1.2
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