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Appidemic: Solve the explained in Secret Files Tunguska for iOS

When Russian scientist Vladimir Kalenkow disappears while investigating the “unexplained” Tunguska Event of 1908, his daughter steps into action. Along with Vladimir’s assistant, Max, she will attempt to outrun both Russian intelligence and a secret society to unravel the mystery and hopefully find her dad in Secret Files Tunguska.

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Indiegogo find: The Mighty Speaker may be sharkproof

I say the Mighty Speaker “may” be sharkproof because the developer doesn’t actually make that claim. They have no reason to. But I’m watching something on SyFy about the greatest shark attacks in cinema, so I’ve got that on my mind. Hopefully, your speaker needs are more of the waterproof, sandproof and floating variety, which the Mighty Speaker can provide.

Griffin Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices review

Griffin’s Wired Keyboard for iOS devices offers full iOS key functions and tactile feedback with the added advantage of a cord that makes connections and disconnections quick, easy, and positive, with no Bluetooth pairing required. The Griffin Wired Keyboard is available in 30-pin or Lightning connector versions, and connect to the iDevice (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) via the docking port.

The iPad passé? I think not

The latest meme circulating, gathering momentum after Apple’s fiscal 3rd-quarter financials were announced showing a second consecutive quarter of negative sales iPad sales growth, is that tablets—our beloved iPad included—are passé. The IT market is once again proving to have the attention span of a fruit fly.

Google Drive integration comes to Gmail iOS app

Google has launched a new software update for their free Gmail app for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. This update brings deeper integration with Google cloud services like Google Drive, allowing users to view, share and attach files within email messages. In addition to Google Drive on Gmail, users will also be able to upload files to the cloud right from within the mobile app, avoiding the need to multitask between applications.

The Best Free iOS Apps for July 25, 2014

This week’s best free iOS apps include the latest TMNT game, called Rooftop Run. It’ll have you running and fighting through New York saving the day as only a group of adolescent mutated turtles can. Revolution 60 tasks you with regaining control of an orbital weapons platform. And the latest from Konami is called Swords & Poker Adventures. It’s a mix of poker and weapons.

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Touchscreen input with an AluPen Twist, reviewed

Just Mobile, of course, knows a thing or two about stylus input for touchscreen devices; their classic AluPen is one of the most popular ever made. But that doesn’t mean they’re about just rest on their laurels. And so we have the Just Mobile AluPen Twist, a dual-purpose stylus for touchscreens and paper.

Would a 30% thinner iPad mini “Air” revive sales?

I’m not sure the world really needs a 5.25mm thick iPad mini. It would be interesting technologically, but he current mini seems comfortably small, light, and thin enough for me. However, if Apple indeed does launch an iPad mini Air, I hope enough people will disagree with me on that point to make it a success for Apple and secure the mini’s future.

VocaLive 2 puts a complete vocal recording/editing studio on your iPhone or iPad

When we first reviewed VocaLive back in 2011, it was billed as vocal processor. IK MultiMedia has now redefined the app, and it’s a worth a re-evaluation. VocaLive 2 now comes with a multitrack studio complete with digital audio workstation features such as timeline audio editing, waveform visualization, touch-and-drag looping, and more.

Appidemic: Blackwell 3: Convergence for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

A chance encounter leads Rosa Blackwell and her ghostly sidekick Joey Mallone to a series of unexplained events—an actor haunts the last scene of his movie, an art gallery prepares to open, and a grieving father watches over where his son died. Are they connected somehow? Find out in Blackwell Convergence.

Review: Epson LabelWorks LW-600P Portable Label Printer

Back to school. Three little words that are a delight to the ears of parents and the sound of unending doom to kids everywhere. Time is drawing near to get everything in place for the upcoming school year, and that may mean making sure everything is clearly marked and easily identifiable. Or, maybe you just want to organize your own life/work. In that case, Epson’s LabelWorks LP-600W label printer offers complete portability, allowing you to get organized anywhere that needs it.