Blogsy has just received another major update. Unsurprisingly, the new update, just like the major updates that came before it, is named after a mythical creature.
The latest update to the popular iPad blogging app is dubbed Satyr. But unlike the the stereotypical satyr, portrayed most famously in Disney’s “Hercules,” Blogsy’s Satyr update is not short. Not short on features, that is.
Along with a bevy of UI changes and bug fixes, Blogsy’s Satyr update brings the following new features:
Markdown Support – Add support for writing and converting Markdown.
HTML Keyboard – Added option to turn on an extended keyboard for typing HTML.
History – Keeps versions of your post so you can revert back to a previous version.
Save Button – We added a save button so you can save a version.
Add URL scheme – If other apps add support for this URL scheme then you can send content from another app into Blogsy into a new post.
Added Draft setting for TypePad blogs.
Added parsing when fetching Joomla posts to check for special HTML entities and converting them to plain text.
Triple “+” tap – If you tap three times quickly on the plus button “+” it will move the current open post to the local draft list and start a new post.
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You can see a demonstration of some of these new features in the video above.
Just when you thought Public Radio Player for iOS had been left for dead, a new update for the app comes along.
After two years and two months of not receiving any update of any sort, Public Radio Player has finally received an update. And it’s a decidedly substantial one, so substantial as to bring the PRX-developed radio app from version 2.1.5 to version 3.0.
Undoubtedly the most noticeable improvement brought by the update is the app’s brand new design. Gone is the app’s outdated tabbed interface, as it should be. In its stead is a refreshing high-contrast look that includes the sidebar navigation setup common among some of today’s most popular apps.
Public Radio Player
Along with the new interface, Public Radio Player 3.0 introduces episode downloading for offline listening and viewing of station Twitter feeds and breaking news headlines.
Furthermore, the update delivers improved search results and improved access to favorite stations and programs. It also enhances the audio player for improved playback and stream reliability.
In addition to new challenges, Fruit Ninja v1.8.1 features:
Rainbow Blade – A magical blade that shimmers and sparkles with every slice.
Water Blade – Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless – like water.
King Dragon Blade – Harness the mighty power of the dragon and bring fiery destruction to all fruit in your path!
Gutsu & Truffles Background – Let friendly faces guide you on your journey to become the ultimate Fruit Ninja.
King Dragon Background – A background fit for a king. Dedicated to the amazing 6-year-old fruit master!
Cut three or more fruits to earn combo points.
If you haven’t played Fruit Ninja before, it can be fairly addictive. The premise of Fruit Ninja’s Classic mode is simple: slice fruit, not bombs. Fruits are launched up, then you must hack them up with your fruit ninja skills. Every now and then, a bomb will cross your path. Obviously, don’t cut it, or it’s game over. Additionally, missing three pieces of fruit will result in your loss.
This update is free if you already have Fruit Ninja installed on your iDevice, but if you’ll be doing a fresh download, separate versions of the game are available.
Drafts has just received a significant update. It isn’t quite a version 2.0, but version 1.2 of Drafts brings some great new features to an already solid app.
If you haven’t heard of Drafts, it’s a great way to quickly get your thoughts down on paper. Well, not paper, but you know what I mean. You can read our original review here. Upon launching Drafts, you can immediately start typing. Once your drafts are good to go, there are a myriad of output options available, including sending to OmniFocus, Things, The Hit List, Byword, and Sparrow, just to name a few.
So, what does Drafts v1.2 bring to the table? The changes are plentiful, but some of the biggest changes to Drafts are its new output options, which include Facebook and Evernote. Also, there’s a new “Event” action, which you can use to create iOS calendar events based on your drafts. Perhaps the best new feature is the “Confirm Before Running” setting on each action. When enabled, you’ll have the option to confirm or cancel actions before they are executed. This is especially handy to prevent accidental posts to Twitter, Facebook, or any other supported apps.
Game Ambulance, sister company of the wildly successful Phone Ambulance (http://www.phoneambulance.com), is bringing Fun back to Greater Cleveland homes! The company has just announced it has added state of the art Rework Station (featuring the Aoyue 883) to its already impressive arsenal of technicians, and proven repair techniques, adding months if not years to old gaming systems that were previously headed to landfills.
Tom Jenkins, of Game Ambulance, said that Most Xbox and PlayStation consoles fail due to poor connections under the CPU and Graphics Chip caused by overheating. The companys new state of the art repair station is truly phenomenal because it allows us to repair the bad connections without removing any components from the main board. The companys tried and tested repair greatly increases the life expectancy of gaming systems.
Now, instead of sending a gaming system back to the manufacturer and waiting six to eight weeks, gaming enthusiasts can take their broken systems to Game Ambulance (in Mayfield Heights, Ohio) and have their unit repaired quickly!
More information regarding Game Ambulance services is available at http://www.gameambulance.com/
In the continued partnership with HarperCollins, Oceanhouse Media is now able to launch a new series of children’s books to the App Store in omBook form. Written by acclaimed children’s book author Byron Barton, the first entry of this new series and continued collaboration is Planes.
Kids see planes soaring through the sky, and most times see them soaring really high. The faint thunderous power of jet planes, rhythm of the helicopter blades, whir of biplanes, splash of seaplanes, and more is all waiting to be discovered. Children won’t only learn about the many types of aircraft but will also be taken through a simple and enjoyable explanation of the process of taking an airline flight.
Children can tap and drag objects for additional entertainment and learning
Providing entertainment and helping to promote reading, this omBook features words that are spoken and highlighted when tapped, narrations when objects are touched, the ability for kids to move objects around with a simple dragging motion, plus fun animations and sounds to help pages come alive. A wonderful combination of capabilities to complement the beautiful artwork of Byron Barton.
Planes is a universal app compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 3.2 or later, and available in the App Store at the introductory price of $ 0.99.
Students at techJOYnT learn app development for Android platforms and iPhone. Students will be introduced to and learn graphics, game design, and the current uses of smart phone apps. Student will explore the possibilities that smart phone apps have in todays society and possible future uses. The course instructors will be professionals and graduate level students in the fields of computer engineering and programming. Our instructors include Susanna Rodriguez, she is a graduate student seeking her Master’s in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. This previous semester she was an intern developer for the EMMA iPad application project at the Center of Creation in Economic Wealth. Currently she is the Vice-President of the Society of Hispanics Professional Engineers and a coach for three BotBall teams. In both of these activities she promotes engineering, science and math to the Hispanic community. Our guest instructor is Mr. Pulkit Singhal . Mr. Singhal is a NYU-Poly alumni, who works as the Chief Technology Officer for a Silicon-Valley based startup named Fermyon. He is based out of OKC where he is responsible for putting together techJOYnT robotics academy in Oklahoma City on February 14 offering classes for a team of talented engineers.
techJOYnT is striving to raise awareness among parents and teachers of middle school and high school students that techJOYnT robotics academy is opening registration for smart phone app development class. Registration starts February 9, classes begin February 14. techJOYnT will have class Tuesday and Thursday for 4pm to 6pm and 6pm to 8pm for Android apps. The early class is for middle school students and the later class is for high school students. The iPhone app class will be on Sundays from 12pm to 4pm and is open to middle school and high school students. The classes are on programming and development of smart phone apps for the Android and iPhone markets. All classes are 4 weeks long. Raising awareness about techJOYnT and our educational goals and services among parents and teachers is an important factor in helping Oklahomas students achive success in the fast moving world of technology.
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Microsoft brings gun control to Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace
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By Damon Poeter Microsoft is aware of a glitch that has been shutting some Xbox 360 users out of the Xbox Live network since the software giant began rolling out its big overhaul of the game console's dashboard in early December, according to reports. … Read more on PC Magazine
Xbox Live Deal of the Day: Street Fighter III XBLA
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