Speaker Pop

December 20, 2008

Speaker Pop$3.99 from Studio Six Digital Speaker Pop

This app is a speaker polarity tester. Find out if your speakers are wired correctly (in phase or out of phase). Test your surround speakers, stereo speakers, PA speakers, in fact any speaker with wiring terminals on the back.

This speaker polarity tester was designed by the same people who built the Audio Toolbox, and the polarity tester in that unit was known as the most accurate and reliable polarity tester available. Now that technology is available in your iPhone.

Use this app to test your home speakers, recording studio monitors, or as part of your professional contractor work. Speakers wired backwards are the most common error in sound system setup, cause big problems, and are easily corrected. This app will give you the answers, no matter how difficult the wiring may be to trace.

A microphone is required, so that will limit the use of this app to iPhones and the new iPod Touch, if you have a microphone.

Speaker Pop works by watching for a proprietary “pop” sound from the speaker, and doing DSP analysis of the sound to determine if the speaker cone is moving in the correct direction.

As long as you use a standard 1/8″ stereo plug, you can use any normal 1/8″ to RCA adapter to get the signal into your system. You can also to record the “pop” test signal to a CD, DVD, or another iPod, and play this signal through your speakers.

Also, coming soon we will be releasing our calibrated measurement microphone for the iPhone which will plug into the dock connector. This microphone will be compatible with our other professional audio applications: SPL, RTA, ETC, and more that we will be releasing in the future.

Select the speaker type filter, Woofer, Midrange, or Tweeter. This selects either a 63Hz, 1000Hz, or 4000Hz octave band filter, to make the readings more reliable.

Once you have the test signal coming out of the speaker, position your phone near the speaker (we suggest you flip it over to point the internal mic directly at the speaker — the display will flip). In a few seconds you will get the reading on the screen, either a Plus or a Minus. Plus indicates correct speaker polarity, Minus means you need to swap the wires coming into the speaker.

We also have stereo and surround test signals available for download from our web site which are ready for burning to CD or DVD. See our web site or for more information. Note that iDVD will not burn encoded surround files, a more advanced DVD burning authoring program is required. Some folks have had success with Toast. We also sell test DVDs on our web site.

See our other audio apps: SPL, the professional grade sound level meter for the iPhone, LEQ, for recording SPL over time, RTA, a 1/3 octave real time analyzer, FFT, for detailed acoustic analysis, ETC, the Energy Time Curve app, RT60, for automated octave-band decay time analysis, and Generator, the iPhone signal generator. Watch for more coming soon.

And, check out http://www.sencore.com if you are looking for a range of audio test equipment. They sell the current versions of the Audio Toolbox, as the SoundPro range of test instruments.

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ViziiTask

December 20, 2008

ViziiTask$2.99 from SoftTarget Computing ViziiTask

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DEC 21: Version 1.1 is now available featuring the Snapshot screen. a new main screen that shows an overview of your tasks by due date. Now you can see at a glance what you need to do Today, Tomorrow or Soon and keep track of tasks that are overdue.

This version also has no limitations on the placement of Calendars and Lists when they are dragged into the Main List. You may also paste a list anywhere and reorder your Calendars and Lists to fit your organizational style.

See the “WHAT”S NEW…” section below for more details on our product’s growth.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The Drag & Drop and Cut, Copy, Paste features of ViziiTask make task management easy, quick and flexible for your needs. ViziiTask minimizes the actions you need to take to make changes – simply double-tap a task to edit it.

ViziiTask features a Snapshot screen to give you an overview of all of your tasks by due date and a Main List screen which shows all of your Calendars, Lists, Tasks and Items in one place.

While other task applications don’t even allow you to copy a single task, ViziiTask allows you to copy and paste whole lists in addition to tasks and items. This allows you to re-use a list over and over again. As well, your tasks can be moved between lists and calendars. They go wherever you want them to go.

FEATURES:

-> Snapshot view shows your Top 5 lists of tasks due Today, Tomorrow, or Soon, and more.
-> Provides a simple set of gestures that allow you to quickly create calendars, lists, tasks and items.
-> Allows reordering of calendars and lists and copy, cut and paste of lists, tasks and items.
-> Easy to use editors with pickers for color and dates.
-> Features tap-to-close exit of pickers. Simply tap the editor background to dismiss a keyboard or picker.
-> Displays a planning calendar to help you better visualize when best to set due dates without needing to leave ViziiTask.
-> Comprehensive help built in.
-> Built rock solid.
-> FREE upgrades as long as you own it.

Known Issues:

In v1.1:
At Startup, the pane splitter may stick in one position. To unstick it, tap on the Views button, then tap to choose another view. The splitter should be moveable and remain moveable for the rest of the session. This bug will be fixed in the next update.

For All Other Issues

Please read the Known Issues page in the About area. Most issues arise from Apple SDK limitations and fixes shall come in future releases.

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JamBase

December 20, 2008

JamBase$0.00 from JamBase JamBase

Go See Live Music!

Find local concerts for all your favorite artists!

JamBase is the world’s largest database of live music concert information, offering tens of thousands of upcoming shows across all musical genres.

Now you can stay in the loop on local shows while on the go by finding out who’s playing in your area.

Create a My JamBase profile to take full advantage of the JamBase App and ensure you never miss another show for your favorite band again!

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WordMaster-Crossword, Anagram Solver & Word Finder

December 20, 2008

WordMaster-Crossword, Anagram Solver & Word Finder$1.99 from TranCreative Software WordMaster-Crossword, Anagram Solver & Word Finder

WordMaster helps you complete those difficult crossword puzzles where there is a few letters you can’t figure out. Just fill in the letters you know in the letter boxes, leaving blanks for the missing letters then tap the Search button. The matching words will appear in a blink giving you narrower options for the answer.

WordMaster can also save you from losing a Scrabble™ or other word game by using the Anagram word finder. Enter all the letters you have and let it find the absolute valid words.

You can use Word Master to check spellings, of course. If the device is connected to the internet, you can also view word definitions on the web.

WordMaster includes 4 word lists:

– 354,984 English Single Words
– 267,751 Official Scrabble™ Words, International Edition (SOWPODS)
– 178,691 Scrabble™ Official Tournament and Club Word List (TWL)
– 21,986 People Names used in the United States and Great Britain

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Check out the major update of Wordbook – A Dictionary & Thesaurus of the English language.

Also check out TranCreative WordRoll series, the simple and fastest bi-directional translation dictionary between English and French/German/Italian/Spanish/Portuguese/Dutch/Swedish.

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Skippy XL – the lively Solitaire

December 20, 2008

Skippy XL - the lively Solitaire$2.99 from Andreas Beier Skippy XL - the lively Solitaire

With Skippy XL the ancient board game “Peg Solitaire”, also simply known as “Solitaire” (don’t mistake it for the card game), comes to new life. The object of the game is to eliminate balls and finish the game with only one ball remaining on the board, preferably in the center position.

Playing Skippy XL is easy: You simply tap the ball you want to jump with, then the field you want it to jump to. The ball that’s jumped over will be removed from the board. But only certain jumps are allowed: you must jump horizontally or vertically, and you can jump only over one ball at a time to a free adjacent field. On triangular boards horizontal as well as diagonal jumps are allowed. Vertical moves are not possible.

Cheating is not possible, Skippy XL only allows valid moves. The program has an undo function to revoke all the jumps of a game and can hint at possible moves.

Though the idea the game is based upon is very simple, Skippy XL nevertheless strengthens the ability to think logically, improves the power of concentration and helps you keep a flexible mind. Don’t be surprised if you have to put on your thinking cap. You might call it Chess with balls. It’s also perfectly suitable for children.

Skippy XL has 31 different boards in 9 different materials. There are wood, marble and glas balls, sporty players can use golf and tennis balls for a mental workout. When new designs become available you can download them from the Internet directly to your iPhone. See a movie of Skippy XL in action on my website.

Just in case you are wondering: Skippy Lite is not a social networking tool. It can not connect to Twitter or Facebook. I am thinking about implementing a global highscore system though. What do you think?

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Skippy Lite – the lively Solitaire

December 20, 2008

Skippy Lite - the lively Solitaire$0.99 from Andreas Beier Skippy Lite - the lively Solitaire

Skippy Lite is the modern implementation of the ancient board game known as “Peg Solitaire” or simply “Solitaire” (don’t mistake it for the card game). The object of the game is to eliminate balls and finish the game with only one ball remaining on the board, preferably in the center position.

You remove a ball by jumping over it with another ball. Only certain jumps are allowed: you must jump horizontally or vertically, and you can jump only over one ball at a time to a free adjacent field. On triangular boards horizontal as well as diagonal jumps are allowed. Vertical moves are not possible.

This sounds all very easy, and it is. But don’t be surprised if you have to put on your thinking cap. Skippy strengthens the ability to think logically, improves the power of concentration and helps you keep a flexible mind. You might call it Chess with balls. It’s also perfectly suitable for children.

Skippy Lite comes with six popular boards: the English Board, a solvable variant of the French Board and the Diamant, which is not as difficult to play. Furthermore, it include triangular boards with 15, 21 and 28 fields. You can undo the last move and let the software show you possible moves. See a movie of Skippy in action on my website.

If you like Skippy Lite, you might also be interested in its bigger brother Skippy XL (also available in the App Store).

Just in case you are wondering: Skippy Lite is not a social networking tool. It can not connect to Twitter or Facebook. I am thinking about implementing a gloabl highscore system though. What do you think?

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WordSearch

December 20, 2008

WordSearch$2.99 from FinBlade WordSearch

Who said word games couldn’t be beautiful? With a range of gorgeous backdrops, puzzles galore, and slick touch-and-trace input, WordSearch is the perfect way to pass the time, again and again.

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