Download this app and you always have a dictionary and thesaurus in your pocket. The Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus knows about 1.6 million words and shows 335.000 relations between them. The design is right and the price just fine (99 cents).
Brings you the weather forecast in beautiful high definition video. With Weather HD even predicted rain doesn’t seem so bad because the video sequences are pretty. The app works on the iPhone and the iPad and is yours for a mere ninety nine cents.
There’s a new way to follow app announcements. Apple just opened a verified Twitter account for the AppStore. It features apps and exclusive offers among other things.
Records audio on your Mac and helps you to edit it. Useful open source utility when the time comes. You might not need Audacity often, but when you need it, it’s there. Deals with AIFF, WAV, MP3, Ogg, FLAC, WMA and other data.
Riding the retro wave? Pola is a small tool for Mac OS X (OK, Windows and Linux too) which turns your recent pictures into good old retro-looking Polaroids. It’s simple drag-and-drop-action and the application comes free.
Neat camera app for quickly manipulating photos on the go. You can use TiltShift Generator for blurring and vignetting your pics or change their colour settings. It’s fast and easy and gives an interesting touch to your photos. The iPhone app is yours for 99 us-cents or 79 euro-cents.
Not only for the iPhone, but for the iPad too did Apple release a ranking of the all-time paid and free apps. SoundHound, FlightTracker, BlocksClassic and GoodReader lead the field when paid iPad apps are concerned. Pandora (again), Movies by Flixster, Fandango Movies and Remote can be found among the top free apps on the iPad.
Apple – for the first time – is publishing the all-time top paid and top free apps for the iPhone. The list is endless with Doodle Jump, Tap Tap Revenge and Angry Birds grabbing top seats (paid apps). Facebook, Pandora and Shazam are among the all-time top free iPhone apps.
Tilt-control on the iPhone at its best. Chopper 2 is easy and fun and offers good game play. You have an array of weapons to take care of different enemies. Plus you should keep an eye on your speed, altitude and any rockets, bullets or even birds you might fly into. The fun is yours for $2.99 or €2,39. If you like this, check out AirAttack too.
Mac users have several free backup solutions to choose from. Synkron gives you another option by simply keeping two or multiple folders synchronised. It’s easy to set up, free to use and might just do it for you.
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Using Airfoil you can stream any audio from your Mac to the following devices: Airport Express, Apple TV, other Macs, iPhone or iPod. So if your favorite radio station doesn’t support iTunes you can still send the music wireless to your stereo using an Airport Express and Airfoil. Licence: 25 US-dollars.
Simple yet polished app which hides your PINS and other secret numbers behind an AES 128 encryption on your iPhone. Passwords and Pins lets you add a small icon to every entry – just a little something extra. It’s yours for a mere 99 US-cents.
Thanks to the help of LogMeIn Hamachi Mac users (hey, Windows and Linux users too!) can set-up a secure private network (VPN) over the Internet in seconds. After installing the Hamachi client it takes one click to start the software and another click to create a network. Everyone on the world wide web who knows your network name and password can now connect to your computer as if they were in the same local network. LogMeIn Hamachi is free for private use. Also works with Apple’s Screen Sharing feature.
Using the iPhone’s tilt sensor All-in Pedometer counts your steps while you walk or run. The app further calculates the distance you’ve covered as well as the speed and the calories you burned. It might not be the most precise way of measuring these parameters, but it works fairly well and keeps you motivated. One big setback though: All-in Pedometer doesn’t work in background mode. $1.99
Most people are happy with their Magic Mouse, but wouldn’t it be cool to add more touch control features? BetterTouch gives you just that option. After installing the little (free) tool you get a plethora of customisable touch gestures. You can add taps and swipes and clicks to Apple’s magic Mouse to execute shortcuts, start applications and control your Mac. The possibilities are almost endless!
You can never do enough backups! This little helper will keep two folders of your choice synchronised. You have several options how to handle changes. And SyncTwoFolders is free. If you’re looking for more sophisticated backup solutions, head over to SilverKeeper, CCC, iBackup and Synkron.
There’s no magic involved and it’s not a new trick, still many people don’t know this little hint: By double-clicking on the two small, vertical dashes near the bottom of the Finder window (screenshot) you can auto-expand columns to the width needed to display long file- and folder names. That’s it!
Highly customisable tool for nerds to keep an eye on things. MenuMeters sits in the menu bar of your Mac and shows the activity of CPUs, hard drives, the memory used or the download and upload speed of your network. Licence: Open source.
Some people are just not into wireless networks or have annoying receptions issues. If you’re one of them the Powerline XAV2501 from Netgear might be your solution. It’s a bit bulky but provides decent network speeds of up to 200 Mbit/s and gives you back the power socket it uses to pump the Internet through your electric wires. A push on the button on the side encrypts your local network and keeps your data from neighbours with a similar system. The price for two XAV2501 Powerline adapters is roughly 70 bucks. The manufacturer doesn’t say how many units you may connect. On the good side the power consumption is really low when the thing is active or in standby mode!
Free and easy to use VPN-Client. Connects several Macs securely via the Internet. Useful to access remote machines and to play games which support LAN connections but have no build in Internet support. Licence: Open Source. Support discontinued – still works though.
A nice remake of the classic Space Invaders game from 1978. Safe 12 different countries from the invasion. Price: $0,99 or €0,79
Photo Spanish for the iPhone really makes learning Spanisch vocabulary easy! A picture shows you what the shown word means. The app also reads the word to you, so you know how to pronouce it properly. There are 2000 words to memorise for the prize of $1.99.