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Erase confidential data on the iPad with ProtectStar iShredder Pro HD
If you want to sell or give away your iPad you should definitely erase all personal data. The ProtectStar iShredder Pro HD will overwrite the free storage space of the device up to 50 times with random patterns.
Transform the New iPad into a Giant Trackpad With Mobile Mouse
Designed to operate via a local Wi-Fi network, Mobile Mouse 2.1 transforms your iPad into an oversized multitouch trackpad and remote for your computer. Because it ahs no line-of-sight limitations, the app allows users to control a Mac, PC, or Linux computer connected to a TV, or use it as a replacement for their mouse.
Share Your iPad With Family and Friends Thanks To Skyfire HotSwap
Tired of sharing your iPad and finding your Facebook, twitter, Gmail, and other accounts logged out? Today Skyfire, creator of the blockbuster mobile browser with over 13 million downloads to date, is introducing a solution that will ease your tablet sharing pain.
shake2u Invites Users to Shake iPhones Together to Transfer Files
When you are together with friends and want to share something out of your phone, do you fumble through your phone and email, take several times to get your friend's address right, wait for the slow transfer and ruin the exciting moment?
Type2Phone Update Features AppleScript Support for Automating iOS Tasks
Houdah Software has announced the immediate availability of Type2Phone 1.4. Type2Phone turns your Mac into a Bluetooth keyboard for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Type2Phone running on the Mac will emulate a Bluetooth keyboard.
IfAlarm: Wakeup Alarms Set By Real World Conditions
Big Paua is pleased to announce IfAlarm for iPhone, available today for $1.99 on the App Store. IfAlarm takes the newest ideas in alarm clocks and goes a few steps further. Including standard sleep cycle monitoring, as well as monitoring weather conditions and sleep duration, alarms can be set not just by time but by a range of real world conditions.
Enhanced eFax App Does More Than Mobile Faxing
Cloud-based service provider eFax has unveiled an enhanced iPhone app with a new digitized signature feature. The new app enables mobile professional subscribers to easily sign, approve or initial important business documents such as contracts or invoices directly from their smartphone.
Skype for iPad Still Offering Same Great Service As the Original
A few years ago, I offered English lessons via Skype to anyone wanting to improve their conversational skills. I spoke to a wide range of people, including a student from Japan, a businessmen from India and a mom in Spain.
MediaSafe Promises Secure iOS Storage for All Your Media Files
O.o Applications, an emerging mobile application and software developer, is excited to announce the launch of MediaSafe for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Created to be a powerful new media protection tool, MediaSafe gives security conscious users the power to effectively safeguard videos, photos, contact lists and personal notes kept on their mobile devices.
Track Your Sleep Cycle with HD Update to Smart Alarm Clock for iPad
Viaden Mobile, a prominent Health & Fitness app producer, today is pleased to announce the long-awaited iPad version of its hit app, Smart Alarm Clock. Buffed up with new features and boasting a totally different design, Smart Alarm Clock for iPad: sleep cycles & noise recording is not only a reliable sleep cycle tracker and alarm clock, but also the perfect nightstand companion.
SugarSync Update Makes Syncing Mobile Photos and Videos Easier
SugarSync, a free service that actively syncs your files across all your computers and devices, today announced a new release of its free app that makes it easier than ever to sync your mobile photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to your computers.
Money Reader App Now Available to Help Mac Users Identify Their Bills
NantWorks and IPPLEX have released their revolutionary LookTel Money Reader app for Mac computers on the Apple Mac App Store. The cutting-edge iPhone application that has helped thousands of users with visual impairments or blindness identify and count bills is now available for Mac OS computers.
Bulova Time Offers Atomic Clock With Alarm and World Time
Today, Bulova broadens its legacy of innovation with the release of Bulova Time, an alarm clock and world time iPhone application with the accuracy of the atomic clock and the simplicity of the company's first alarm clocks.
Connect an iPhone/iPad to External Sensors with HiJack and techBASIC
Now there's an easy and powerful way to connect external devices to the iPhone/iPad using techBASIC and HiJack. techBASIC is a BASIC programming language that runs right on the iPhone/iPad. HiJack is an A-D converter that plugs into the headphone jack on the same devices.
Flashlight App Achieves Milestone Sales on Black Friday
i4software® (http://www.i4software.com) today announced it has sold one million copies of its FLASHLIGHT app for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users. The milestone came for FLASHLIGHT ironically on Black Friday.