Navmii – Free Sat Nav App Gets Even Better

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Cupertino, California – Navmii, the best free navigation app on earth, has been redesigned to offer a host of new features. Navmii users can now log every single mile they drive, recording the lengths of journeys, driving duration and average speed. Navmii allocates a driver score that rewards good driving with an improved ranking, enabling Navmii drivers to compete for a coveted place on the best driver leaderboard.

Navmii (formerly known as NavFree) is a fully functioning sat nav app for iPhone and Android that is already being used by more than 23 million people. Providing all the functionality and more that you would expect from a standalone navigation device, Navmii sits on your smartphone or tablet as an app. Best of all it’s completely free to download and use.

New features include:
* An improved user interface that makes it even easier to navigate to destinations
* Free real time traffic data, road hazards and events such as accidents or closures
* Smarter search with Google, Foursquare and 17 million new Points of Interest

Already available in 87 countries (including the USA and Canada, the UK, Eastern and Western Europe, Australia), the app will roll out to an additional countries in the next few months.

“These new features will drive the next 23 million users and beyond to Navmii,” Peter Atalla, CEO of Navmii Publishing Ltd. “We have delivered an in app experience that matches or exceeds every other free and paid for navigation device or app on the market. Navigation and location is one of the hottest areas in mobile technology currently, with global giants like Google and Apple competing to deliver relevant services. More than 23 million users globally already trust Navmii to get them to their destinations and, with this update, we are in a position to help drivers get further, quicker and safer.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 50.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Navmii 3.1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Navigation category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

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Navmii is the developer of world-class GPS navigation applications and location technologies. The company is headquartered in London UK, with offices in San Francisco and St Petersburg, Russia. Navmii launched Navfree in September 2010 and was the very first free navigation app on iPhone. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Navmii Publishing Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Karelia Software Releases The Hit List for iPhone 2.2

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Pasadena, California – Karelia Software today releases The Hit List for iPhone version 2.2, now with a Share extension to automatically create a new task of a URL or text shared from another app. The Hit List for iPhone v2.2 update builds upon the recently introduced, exciting The Hit List for iPhone 2.0, a massively re-imagined version of its popular task management app, which includes unlimited access to The Hit List Sync Service for customers also using The Hit List for Mac. The version 2.2 update is available immediately at no charge for all customers of The Hit List for iPhone 2.

Simply Powerful Tasks and To-Dos:
The Hit List for iPhone 2 represents a fresh, completely re-imagined version of the popular task management app, redesigned to take advantage of the advances of iOS 8 and the iPhone, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

A pleasure to use, The Hit List for iPhone 2 places the “Today” and “Upcoming” hit lists front and center. Task entry is fast and easy from anywhere in the app. Swipe left on a task to Delete, Move or to Cancel a task; swipe right to set the start date to today, tomorrow or next week.

A single tap presents a task’s card with a disclose arrow to set priority and task repetition, and a simple down swipe dismisses the card. Subtasks can be added directly from a task’s card. Dates can be set from a new inline calendar that scrolls for faster access to far off task dates, or via shortcuts to clear a date, or set to today, tomorrow or next week.

Designed for today’s interrupt-driven and busy life, The Hit List handles personal task management with a perfect balance of app power and ease of use. Using The Hit List is as easy as making lists on a Mac and/or iPhone, and powerful enough to let you plan, move on, and then act at the right time. The Hit List includes access to its own fast and reliable sync service for individuals to keep tasks and lists in sync between desktop and mobile devices.

Pricing and Availability:
The Hit List for iPhone requires iOS 8.2 or later, and is available today for $14.99 (USD) from the App Store in the Productivity category. The Hit List for iPhone version 2.2 update is available as an automatic update at no charge for all customers of The Hit List for iPhone 2. For additional information on The Hit List, please visit Karelia Software online.

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Karelia Software, winner of Macworld Eddy and Apple Design Awards, delivers well designed software that empowers and delights OS X and iOS users worldwide. Karelia’s flagship application, Sandvox, radically simplifies how anyone can build the website of their dreams. Karelia’s The Hit List helps people manage the chaos of modern life with less stress and more fun. Copyright (c) 2015, Karelia Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. Sandvox is a registered trademark of Karelia Software. Mac, Mac OS, OS X and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

PlayScreen will double Zynga Poker Players’ Chips in Billionaire Poker

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Baltimore, Maryland – PlayScreen, LLC is offering to double a player’s Zynga Poker – Texas Hold’em(TM) chips if they make the switch to the Five Star Rated game, Billionaire Poker. Billionaire Poker is available for the iPhone and iPod touch and Billionaire Poker HD is available for the iPad. Both can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. Sporting stunning Retina Display graphics, original social features, and a unique “practice” mode, Billionaire Poker offers mobile gamers a comprehensive – and realistic – poker experience unlike any other on iOS.

Players who download Billionaire Poker can simply email a screen capture of their Zynga Poker game to with their Billionaire Poker account into (screenshot with Player ID or the Player ID itself), and PlayScreen will deposit double their Zynga Poker chips into their new Billionaire Poker accounts.

Billionaire Poker is free to download and play, the latest in a series of poker titles beginning with PlayScreen Poker in 2011. Like the original game, players start with $20,000 in free chips, which can be used to play live against opponents from all over the world. Free chips are awarded daily-or by winning hands, which unlocks achievements.

Billionaire Poker introduces new social features that make the game even more engaging. Players can easily create ‘groups’ of friends (or players they’ve previously met in-game) and then use this list to track and compare stats and achievements. Another key feature: Players can now invite friends to join them without having to leave the hand they’re in – let alone the table itself. Players who would rather host their own games can now create private tables with friends.

PlayScreen is so convinced that Zynga Poker players will prefer Billionaire Poker, that it’s willing to bet that once players give it a try, they will make the switch to Billionaire Poker permanently.

“Many of our players are former Zynga Poker players, they tell us Billionaire Poker is superior” said Sherri Cuono, CTO, PlayScreen, who launched one of the first online poker games in the mid-’90s. “So we’re placing a bet that if we double their Zynga Poker chips they will make the switch to Billionaire Poker.”

“Not one aspect of Billionaire Poker was overlooked,” says William Volk, CCO, PlayScreen, who has been developing games since the 1980s. “We knew we had to go ‘all-in’ to compete against the likes of Zynga – so we listened to our player base and made sure to include the best social features, graphics, and gameplay money can buy. Players who make the switch, will notice the difference immediately.”

* Authentic Texas Hold ’em Poker
* Beautiful, high-res Retina graphics (Billionaire Poker HD)
* A new main menu encourages players to explore all gameplay modes
* Earn free chips watching video ads and/or downloading other apps
* Practice Mode is back! Play on the plane and learn the art of poker without consuming chips
* New table selection process: Search by available stakes and “slow” or “fast” tables
* New wealth items to purchase with players’ winnings – including luxury items that are exclusive for limited amounts of time

Enhanced social gameplay:
* “Friday night poker buddies”: Groups
* A much faster load time: Join or create a game in seconds
* Invite friends to join you at a table – without leaving the game
* Support for private tables – including Facebook invites, emails, iOS push-messages, in-game messages, and even text messages

With full Retina Display support on the iPad, graphics on Billionaire Poker reach new heights for a poker game. Better yet, the game’s cloud-based login system allows players to seamlessly jump back and forth between the iPad and iPhone versions.

Building up wealth and status as a professional Texas Hold ’em Poker player is emphasized in the game’s unofficial Career Mode. Players can accumulate wealth and track their progress – strengthening their poker skills while racking up victories. The game now makes it possible to become a virtual poker star, including the thrill of acquiring luxurious objects – “Wealth Items” – which can be bought with chip winnings. Such items are often rotated in and out of the game, so players must be sure to pick them up while stocks last!

Billionaire Poker can be downloaded for free from the App Store. If you’re interested in reviewing the game, please contact William Volk.

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From the very first iPhone game, even before the App Store was an app store, PlayScreen, LLC has been committed to creating the best in mobile, casual, and social games. PlayScreen strives to stay ahead of the curve with a single focus: the players. The company consists of gamers and veteran developers who combine strong design and gameplay with the elusive “Fun factor.” Copyright (C) 2015 PlayScreen, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Mac Backup Guru 4.0: Improved Finder Copy & Paste, Incremental Snapshots

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Breckenridge, Colorado – MacDaddy is pleased to announce Mac Backup Guru 4.0 for OS X, an update to its innovative utility that has three main features: 1) It provides a contextual menu to copy and paste a bootable volume in the Finder and 2) It’s the only third party disk utility that provides Incremental Snapshots in OS X. And 3) It provides straightforward clone/sync functionality, with security that the sync is reliable.

Mac Backup Guru is the first third party disk utility that produces incremental backups of a filesystem. Incremental Snapshots use only a small fraction of the disk space to store daily versioned backups which can be accessed via the Finder and appear to be standard copies. This is done by employing hardlinks to the original files for unaltered files. Mac Backup Guru also offers the more traditional clone and sync functionality, with built in Contextual Menu Items in the Finder to make it easier access its capabilities and streamline the user interface.

Feature Highlights:
* Simple, reliable utility to create copies of files
* The only third party disk utility which can create Incremental Snapshots
* Incremental Snapshots use about one tenth of the space of a standard backup
* Incremental Snapshots are about ten times faster to make than standard copies
* Can Copy & Paste a bootable drive in the Finder
* Simple animated user interface

Update Highlights:
* Copy and Paste contextual menu items implemented in the Finder
* All backup operations are resumable
* Copy & Paste Contextual Item in Finder (OS X 10.10 Yosemite only)

Mac Backup Guru Incremental Snapshots work differently from traditional disk backups. These initially makes a full clone, and for subsequent backups only copy files that have been added or changed since the original backup. All other files create a hardlink to the original file in the last backup that was made. Users can rest assured that future filesystem backups will not alter or completely wipe out previous backups, and that if they delete a file in their startup disk that the next sync that runs will not delete that same file on their backup drive. By employing this technique a typical user can store 30 unique daily snapshots of their 1TB disk on their 1.5TB external backup disk.

For the Synchronization functionality Mac Backup Guru ensures that the synced backup maintains a level of data integrity equal to that following the initial clone. This reliability is borne of the simple logic inherent in the process. In order to achieve reliable sync, 3 basic rules are followed:

1. If the size of the file on the Source is different from that on the Destination, the file has changed.
2. If the modification time on the Source is different from than on the Destination, the file has changed.
3. If the file has changed, replace the one on the Destination with the file from the Source.

Even under the harshest conditions, this method produces perfectly synced Destination disks, which will always boot up and perform like the original. And the user interface is also simplified. The large empty icon window on the left is labeled Select Source, followed by a right-pointing arrow and another icon window labeled Select Destination. Having selected the Source and Destination, the user just clicks the Backup button and the rest is automatic.

A. Newer files from the Source will replace older files on the Destination. This is how synchronization is provided.
B. The first time you backup it will be slow, but after that only updated files will be copied so that it will usually only take a few minutes to backup an entire drive.
C. If you select volumes in HFS format rather than folders to backup to and from, the backup will be bootable.

“The truth is, we originally wrote this program because we needed something just like it, but nothing out there was suitable,” commented Ben Slaney of MacDaddy. “Now we are offering it to you and we’re excited to share a faster and more intuitive Mac Backup Guru that gives you more control, and is integrated with the OS X Finder. You can download it free, and it’s fully functional. Please try it, use it regularly, and we hope that you love it as much as we do.”

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 64 bit processor
* 5.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Mac Backup Guru 4.0 is $39.00 (USD) and is available directly from the publisher’s website. Review copies are available on request.

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MacDaddy is dedicated to making really powerful low level software which is ridiculously easy to use. Creating things along the lines of data recovery technology and backup software and integrating those things into OS X have been some pivotal moments for the company. MacDaddy has also created a subsidary dedicated purely to data recovery at Copyright (C) 2015 MacDaddy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Monkimun Lands $1M Funding For Pre K Adaptive Language Learning Platform

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San Francisco, California – Monkimun, an award-winning educational technology company that makes language learning for toddlers and kids fun, today announced it landed $1M in seed funding to expand its adaptive learning platform and apps portfolio. Monkimun’s technology uniquely targets children ages two to six, during the time when their brains are at their most flexible stage and cognitively suited to learning a second language.

Monkimun participated in 500 Startups’ accelerator program (batch 10) last year. Now they’ve raised capital from a global set of investors to help with international expansion. Some of the investors in this round include 500 Startups, Singapore based Incuvest, Japanese based SHOzemi Innovation Ventures CVC arm of one of the biggest after-school chains in the country, Spanish based Lanzame Capital and angel investors Ian Noel, Iaki Arrola and Carina Szpilka ex-CEO of ING direct Bank France-Spain.

Out of beta just six months, the San Francisco-Madrid based startup is challenging market incumbents by delivering language learning to a younger audience at a time when it is easier for them to become multilingual. Rather than gamifying education Monkimun focuses on edufying games, a new paradigm in the edutainment space. This approach has earned Monkimun rapid, consistent 15 percent month-over-month growth and more than 1,000,000 downloads in six months, as parents clearly recognize that children who become multilingual reap lifelong advantages, including better test scores (especially in math, reading, and vocabulary), and enhanced memory, planning and multi-tasking skills.

“Currently more than 20,000 kids across the world are learning languages with Monkimun on a daily basis, the equivalent of 1,000 classrooms filled with students every day. Even better, we have hundreds of thousands monthly active learners, making us the leading language learning company for preschoolers,” said Cristobal Viedma, CEO and co-founder. “There is great demand for digital language learning for this age group, as they have been underserved by current offerings and parents worldwide want to give their children the very best foundation for future success and recognize that helping them become multilingual helps. Our apps facilitate language learning for that age range in the easiest possible way.”

Monkimun now offers five apps in English, Spanish and Chinese, which have won awards including Best Android App of 2014 by Google. The company will soon release a subscription platform that integrates all lessons and content to offer a one stop shop for parents looking to raise multilingual kids. According to market research firm Ambient Insight, well-known competitive intelligence experts in the global learning technology industry, the worldwide market just for digital English language learning products revenue is projected to surge to $3.1 billion by 2018.

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Monkimun, a San Francisco based startup founded in 2014, is an award-winning company that makes Language Learning for Kids(TM) fun. We create a safe environment for children 2-6 years old where learning just happens. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Monkimun. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Teleprompter for iPad and iPhone introduces Apple Watch compatibility

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Harlow, United Kingdom – App Store entrepreneur, Joe Allen today is proud to announce the upcoming release of Teleprompter 1.4, an update to the notably popular script presenter for iOS, introducing Apple Watch compatibility. Teleprompter promises an easy and free script prompter for professional and flawless communication with an audience. It offers a multitude of features to enhance the professionalism of a presentation, speech or video project including, Bluetooth & WiFi controls, editing tools, ‘Mirror Mode’ and more.

The update will allow iPhone users to use their Apple Watch to remotely control the teleprompter, including scroll speed, pause, play and text size remotely from their wrist. Teleprompter can also communicate with other iOS devices via Bluetooth & WiFi, meaning Apple Watch users will be able to remotely control multiple devices at once.

Apple Watch compatibility will be available in both versions of the app: Teleprompter Lite and Teleprompter Premium on April 24th 2015, coinciding with Apple Watch.

The focus of Teleprompter is to bring users an easily adjustable script with fluid text rotation and quality screen projection. Presenters can use their iPad or iPhone as a scrolling cue card or take a more professional approach by using the ‘Mirror Mode’ and rigging the Teleprompter beneath a video lens. This magnified 2D script display leaves the presenter focused on the lens, instead of looking for a cue card and squinting to read the words. The script can be adjusted to reflect a portrait or landscape orientation.

Teleprompter is perfect for public speakers, video professionals, voice overs, educators, students, musicians, singers, public leaders, press announcements, and just about anyone else looking to communicate fluidly.

Feature Highlights:
* Use your Apple Watch to play, pause and adjust scroll speed remotely
* Use Bluetooth & WiFi to pair and control up to 8 nearby devices in the Premium version
* Import .txt scripts from a Dropbox account in the Premium version
* Supports landscape and portrait orientations
* ‘Mirror Mode’ available in the Premium version
* Bluetooth control capabilities available in the Premium version
* Spell check, define, highlight, format, font selection, and size
* User friendly interface
* New interface and design
* iOS8 compatible
* No advertisements

Teleprompter has a large fan base and backed by many users. The new updated Teleprompter 1.4 contains new features and improvements recommended by its large user base. The updated version will be released to the public April 24th 2015, coinciding with Apple Watch.

“The Apple Watch is a perfect controller for Teleprompter. Here’s to the newest update to my benchmark Teleprompter app for the iOS market” said young independent developer and CEO, Joe Allen. “My Teleprompter app has played host to thousands of users and I don’t plan on stopping there. My goal is to take the old approach of teleprompting and adjust it to fit a new generation of fast-paced producers who rely heavily on device mobility and affordability.”

Device Requirements:
* iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
* 7.1 or later
* 5.6MB

Pricing and Availability:
Teleprompter 1.4 will be free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store on April 24th 2015, in the Productivity category.

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Based in Harlow, England, Joe Allen is an independent software developer and eCommerce owner for professional video and audio production equipment. The 22 year old owner values his clients’ needs and leverages the relationship with his client base to provide access to equipment and software that would enhance their screen time. Copyright (C) 2015 Joe Allen. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Yummy FTP update trounces Transmit, flogs ForkLift, in head to head test

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Verwood, United Kingdom – Yummy Software has released an update to their popular FTP + SFTP + FTPS file transfer software for OS X; Yummy FTP 1.10.2 and accompanying product range now feature new Yosemite-inspired, dark chocolate, lite chocolate, and jellybean app icons, a brand new Russian localisation plus compatibility fixes and other improvements.

The update contains significant performance improvements which provide dramatically reduced transfer times in comparison to popular rivals, as an accompanying movie demonstrates. There is also an open invitation to download and try the actual test data from the Yummy Software website.

Yummy FTP v1.10.2 Changes:
* New icon
* Russian localisation
* Multi-item transfer optimizations resulting in up to X2 speed increase
* Reduced overall CPU usage during transfers
* FTPS support improvements for reduced latency and lower CPU
* SFTP connections now use direct SSH commands for delete/duplicate
* Added Bookmark option to enable/disable SSH command usage
* FileZilla import now works for latest releases
* Added an option to use temporary files during transfers
* Added an option to only post notifications for failures
* Added an option to automatically skip busy items during syncs
* Minor improvements to time offset auto-detection
* Remote editing resilience improvements
* Connection caching improvements
* Fallback for FTP servers that do not support LIST extensions
* Improved status bar – click to cycle through display modes
* Fixes to built-in Software Update mechanism
* Fixes to alias file resolution in 10.10 and later
* Fixes to direct SSH commands with lots of items
* Fixes to Dropbox Bookmark shared settings
* Several small UI improvements/fixes

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
* 11.1MB

Pricing and Availability:
Yummy FTP 1.10.2 costs $24.99 (USD) and is available directly from Yummy Software, or from the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

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Yummy Software is a small independent software company, dedicated to creating the very best Mac OS X software. The company is owned and run by Mac enthusiasts and the developers have worked on commercial products for over 20 years. Our dedication to the Mac platform runs deep, and our appreciation for good software is what drives us to release the best utilities around. Copyright (C) 2015 Yummy Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Musicians can now flip sheet music on iPad with GoodReader

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Topeka, Kansas – Musicians who use an iPad for reading music now have an automated page-turning option using the world’s top-selling PDF reader. With its newest version, now available on the App Store, GoodReader enables musicians to turn their music pages with a remote page turning device, such as AirTurn Bluetooth Page Turner, any other compatible foot pedal, or even a standard Bluetooth keyboard.

Flipping music pages on an iPad presents the same problems as with standard sheet music – simply turning pages by hand interrupts the musician’s rhythm. Although there are no loose pages with sheet music on an iPad, the user must still tap a key or swipe the screen to turn pages. With GoodReader and any iPad-compatible foot pedal, the musician can simply flip pages in either the forward or reverse directions.

“The ability to flip pages with a Bluetooth page turner is the perfect companion for musicians who perform live with tons of sheet music PDFs on their iPads,” said Yuri Selukoff, president of Good.iWare. “Rather than swipe pages on the iPad, the foot pedal flips the pages forward or backward and enables the musician to continue playing uninterrupted.”

Using a Bluetooth foot pedal to flip music pages in GoodReader is super simple:
* Open a PDF file and press the Lock Page button
* Press foot pedals on the connected Bluetooth page turner (or arrow keys on a Bluetooth keyboard) to turn pages
* Press the Unlock button on the iPad or a Return key on your Bluetooth keyboard when finished

About GoodReader:
GoodReader is known throughout the world as the top document reader for viewing, navigating and annotating large PDF documents on an iPhone and iPad. GoodReader aims to deliver the most file viewing and sharing options, while remaining simple to use. With GoodReader, users not only have the ability to do virtually anything they’d like with documents on an iPhone or iPad, they also enjoy unequaled file downloading and sharing with all major networking protocols and cloud services.

Often referred to as “the missing file system for iOS,” GoodReader is also able to organize thousands of files into an easily manageable hierarchy of folders and files.

GoodReader has also set the standard for iOS document readers in the enterprise, offering a high level of document security and synchronization with remote servers.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5, 6/6 Plus
* 39.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
GoodReader 4.11.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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Good.iWare focuses on creating quality mobile applications for the iPhone and iPad. For more information, visit the company’s website. Copyright (C) 2015 Good.iWare. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

File search utility HoudahSpot 4.0 also available in a German version

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Luxembourg – Houdah Software is proud to announce the addition of a German localization to the recently released HoudahSpot 4.0. HoudahSpot is a powerful file search tool. It builds upon Spotlight and makes it both more powerful and easier to use. HoudahSpot 4.0.4 is now availble in both English and German localized versions.

HoudahSpot quickly gets you to your files without getting in the way. HoudahSpot looks and works the way you expect a file search tool to work: Fill in search criteria. Specify the folders you want to search. Refine by adding and combining criteria. Add columns to better sort and explore search results. Apply filters. Preview files and text matches.

HoudahSpot is highly customizable. Set up the search criteria, locations, sort order, result display options, etc. and save these settings as defaults for new searches. Save specialized searches as templates for reuse. If you’ve ever had a hard time finding a file before, this is what you’ve been looking for.

* Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
* Combine criteria to zero in on the files you are looking for
* Use “Find by example” to tell HoudahSpot: I want files like this one
* Search several locations at once. Exclude others
* Customize columns in the search results list
* Set up templates for recurring searches

New in HoudahSpot 4.0
* Quick search field: start a search by typing just a few words
* Improved criteria editor: set up and combine search criteria faster than ever before
* Snippets: save sets of frequently used search criteria
* Details pane: Quick Look and text previews within the main window
* Info pane: shows concise information on your files
* Filters: reduce the number of results shown by selecting values in the Info pane
* Sidebar: provides quick access to templates, snippets and tags
* Tabs: our most requested feature

HoudahSpot 4.0 draws from nine years of customer feedback. In eleven months of development, it has been rebuilt from the ground up with a focus on productivity and ease of use. It has been field tested for one month in a public beta test. First feedback took only minutes to come in:

“I have used HoudahSpot 4.0 for about six minutes. I am agog. I am stunned. This is beautiful. And fast. And I have so wanted a beautiful preview / information panel. Wow!” – Erik Mueller-Harder

“Ten minutes with HoudahSpot 4.0 and I can tell you – you’re not getting it back, I’m keeping it! ” – Michael Blake

System Requirements:
* OS X Version 10.10
* Spotlight enabled
* 11 MB of disk space

Pricing and Availability:
HoudahSpot 4.0 is priced at $29 (USD) for a single-user license. A family license is available for $44. A full-featured trial version is available. Licenses may be purchased from the Houdah Software store. Upgrades from previous versions are priced $17 and $26 respectively. HoudahSpot licenses purchased on or after November 1, 2014 qualify for a free upgrade.

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Founded in 2005 by Pierre Bernard, Houdah Software is a small company based in Luxembourg, Europe. Houdah Software specializes in quality software for Mac, iPhone and Apple iPad. Our mission is to pair quality products with excellent customer support. Copyright 2005-2015 Houdah Software s.à r.l. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Spotlight, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

New Drone App grants pilots permission to fly over private property

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Albuquerque, New Mexico – Nerds Limited LLC is proud to announce the release of Legal Flyer 1.5, their new app for iOS devices. Available on the iTunes Store, Legal Flyer aims to protect homeowners from rogue drones. According to the new FAA proposed rules, drone operators need permission to fly over private property. Legal Flyer provides drone operators a permission slip to fly and a property release to allow videographers and photographers necessary permission to fly and film.

“The app is a tool for drone operators to get necessary permissions, as well as, inform and educate the public on their privacy rights. We hope through informed consent more citizens feel comfortable with drones, while more videographers are able to fly homes,” says Paul Aitken Chief Pilot with DroneU.

The app not only complies with FAA rules, but also more relevant FCC rules and privacy laws. Many citizens have concerns of privacy and most individuals are unaware they own the airspace above their home, thanks to Causby v. United States we know that we have rights to up to 83 feet. This app will help bridge the communication gap from drone pilots and worried citizens. Example, if a realtor needs to sell a home, the pilot still needs permission to fly the home and surrounding airspace.

The app was the idea of two friends, Paul Aitken of Ride Media and Jason Bache of Nerds Limited. Jason states, “Legal flyer is a timely synthesis of existing technologies which empower pilots to get the permission they need to fly and film the properties they want.”

The app creates property releases and flight permission slips for pilots, shareable via PDF or any application that can read PDFs. Manage, store and share vital documents.

* Create Property Release and Flight Permission Contracts
* Capture Multiple Signatures instantly on your device
* Releases Stored as PDF files (Per FAA NPRM 107 Guidelines)
* Share PDF contracts
* Use camera to store a picture of property
* Pinpoint your location on a map and store latitude and longitude for remote filming. Not all epic locations have an address
* Store one date of permission or a range; you never know if you need to go back to get that one great shot

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5, 6/6 Plus
* 7.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
LEGAL FLYER 1.5 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

Legal Flyer 1.5
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Legal Flyer became a production of an idea between Nerds Limited and Ride Media. Upon leaving the NAB 2014 last year we realized few individuals knew about their legal protections, and few pilots were obtaining flight permission to fly over private property. Problems were bound to happen. Our hope was that the app would bridge the communication from operators seeking to fly, and concerned citizens, worried about their privacy rights. We saw a problem and formed a solution. Legal Flyer was developed by Nerds Limited LLC. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Nerds Limited LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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