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Angry Birds Space Is Released


Rovio Entertainment today announced the launch ofAngry Birds Space, available now for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices, as well as the Mac and PC, with PC retail copies to follow shortly. Angry Birds Space marks the first integrated entertainment launch for Rovio, with merchandise, animation and books available in retail at the same time as the game.

From floating through space in zero gravity, to using the gravity of nearby planets to set up spectacular trick shots, Angry Birds Space takes the gameplay that fans already know and love to a totally new level. With brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!

“This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “This launch marks a huge step for us as a company, and our whole team and partners have really pulled together to bring out a fantastic array of exciting products and experiences. We hope that our fans will find all things Angry Birds Space as delightful as the Rovio family does.”

Angry Birds Space features 60 interstellar levels, with regular free updates in the pipeline. Even more content is available through in-app purchase, starting first with the iOS version. Included in the game are many hidden goodies, secret levels and cool space content. Gameplay has been thoroughly optimized for all platforms, including full Retina display support on the new iPad.

To celebrate the launch of Angry Birds Space, Rovio and partners hosted a series of launch events for fans of the game in Beijing, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Seattle and Tokyo. Today, Earth is officially the epicenter of fun in our galaxy!

Angry Birds Space is available for $0.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch, and Angry Birds Space HD is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPad. Both are also available at www.itunes.com/appstore.

Angry Birds Space for the Mac is available for $4.99 from the Mac App Store.

Angry Birds Space is available for Android devices for free with advertising. Ad-free versions of Angry Birds Space will also be available on Android for $0.99, and an HD version for Android tablets for $2.99.

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AVID Video Editor Now iPad App

An article from Tech News World.

Avid is well-known for its chops as a maker of professional video editing suites, but on Thursday it grabbed some notice in consumer circles with a new offering for Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad 2.

Avid Studio, available from Apple’s App Store for a limited time at US$4.99, brings a solid set of video editing tools to the iPad.

For instance, clips can be quickly arranged along a storyboard. Frames can be precisely trimmed in the app’s timeline. Cuts can be made on the fly with the software’s razor tool.

Projects can be given a professional look and feel with high quality transitions, such as fades and dissolves. Pan and zoom Ken Burn effects can be used to add interest to projects using still photos.

Lots of Effects

In addition, the user can create motion titles and graphics with full control over text, font, color, size, position and rotation.

Picture-in-picture effects, multi-layer 3D animations and creation of composite video tracks are also part of the software’s repertoire.

The app will work with any media stored on an iPad — photos, video and audio — and it can use the cameras in the iPad to bring in photos and video directly without the user having to close the application.

It also allows the user to organize clips on the iPad in a number of familiar ways — albums, events, faces and others.

What’s more, audio can be trimmed to fit clips, its volume levels controlled and sound faded in or out of a clip. Better yet, multiple audio tracks can be laid down to create a layered soundtrack of music, audio and sound effects.

Easy Sharing

Sharing is made easy by the app, too, with quick uploads to YouTubeFacebookand other sharing options.

Projects created in the app can also be exported to Avid’s Windows desktop app for more heavy-duty editing. That elegant workflow conduit isn’t available from the app to iMovie, but you can convert a project to a video file and import it into iMovie that way.

“We’re trying to take the power and richness of the Avid Studio Line for consumers and prosumers and bring it to mobile,” Lee Whitmore, Avid’s segment marketing director, told MacNewsWorld.

“It’s all about empowering that creative person who wants to get right to making some terrific video and sharing it,” he added.

Better Than iMovie?

While Avid’s iPad app is powerful, it doesn’t have the muscle of Avid’s desktop app.

“You can finish a fantastic work product in the iPad app,” Whitmore noted, “but that connection of Avid Studio for the PC is super important because there are more things that folks are going to want to do.”

The iPad 2 doesn’t have a native video editor, but there is a version of iMovie for it. That means Avid will be competing with Apple’s app on the slate, which may not be a problem for some iPad users, especially those who yearn to work in the old Storyboard/Timeline interface that was an integral part of older versions of iMovie.

The ability to perform precise edits, a “super intuitive” user interface and easy sharing are features that stack up favorably against iMovie, according to Whitmore. Editing on mobile devices is an expanding area for video buffs, according to Jennifer O’Rourke, managing editor of Videomaker magazine. “But I don’t ever see it replacing the desktop because of all the things you need for high-end editing,” she told MacNewsWorld.

As a preview tool in the field, though, a tablet could be a valuable asset, she observed.

“For doing a quick base edit on location, it would be a great plus,” she said.

“You can get things down, take a look at it and see the order that you want them to have before you strike a set and realize you have to reshoot something,” she explained

How To Leave A Good Review

CHRIS Pirillo wrote a wonderful article on how to write a good and worthwhile review. I would like to acknowledge him. What he is saying in this post, I agree with 100%. It has all of the good facts and details about what to do and to avoid. While he is applying this to apps, I believe this can be applied to most other items.

Below I have the video that basically sums it all up. But you are also going to want to his blog post which can be found here: http://ow.ly/8bJco

Think Geek

THINK GEEK is a wonderful store nerds and geeks like you and me. They have things from Wi-Fi t-shirts to other crazy but very cool objects. ThinkGeek has a nice assortment of gadgets, gizmos, toys and more. I have ordered from them a few times, and I must say that their customer services is great. They are a great store to checkout in your spare time.

http://www.thinkgeek.com

WordPress iPhone app

THE WordPress app. That is what I am going to be reviewing today. Why do I use the application if I can just type it on the computer? Well sometimes I am on the go. And I just need to get that idea that I know I will forget down.
Now I know that the application is not perfect. There are many things that they probably should have included. But the app is okay. It let’s me accept and reject comments as well as add new posts, like I am now.
Trust me I would much rather be on the computer typing this.