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Free news app enters the market… yes, not a pay wall in sight!

Local, state, national and global headlines are updated throughout the day for Local Today users to access at any time for free. Given the current state-of-play this is a valuable offer as most media outlets have begun to charge for content.

How does it do that? iPhone app translates text on the fly

If your reaction after watching this video is "they're yanking my chain," you're not alone. We had a similar reaction. It doesn't seem feasible than an app could not just translate the words on an object, but project the translation on the object itself. Right?

An interview with app developer Jason Castan (aka one of the reasons your iPhone’s...

In this week’s Talking Business interview, Jason Castan talks about his company Never Can Tell, an app developer for Apple’s iOS platform used in the iPhone and iPad – and one of many companies named after snippets from Pulp Fiction.

What do the iPad and Charlie Sheen have in common?

iPads have every right to be smug. They know we can't wait to fondle their sleek bodies. To them, we're a sure thing. They're Charlie Sheen and we're all just helpless bimbos, begging to be at their service in a way that only a TV show as base as "Two and a Half Men" can illustrate.

Underbelly “app” for iPhone first shot in new publishing wars?

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, in partnership with Underbelly authors Andrew Rule and John Silvester, this week launched digital versions of the three bestselling books of the series.

Underbelly "app" for iPhone first shot in new publishing wars?

Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, in partnership with Underbelly authors Andrew Rule and John Silvester, this week launched digital versions of the three bestselling books of the series.

Silent panic button alarm app for the iPhone

So many iPhone apps are designed to enrich your life. Here's one that could one day save it. The Silent Bodyguard is a personal security app that sends an discreet SOS distress signal, with GPS coordinates, to pre-programmed rescuers via a panic button.

iPhone app to help you avoid banana skins and other slapstick footpath nasties

The myriad apps making their way on to the App store range from functional to preposterous. However, here's one that at first appears a bit of a gimmick, but could actually prove quite useful. The app displays a transparent screen of what's in front of you while you carry on working in the application of your choice. For example, writing a text message or tweet.

How Eugene became a porn king in Japan

Eugene Lin wanted to be rich. So, he decided to invent an iPhone application. With nothing but an accelerometer, two dozen naked women, and the nation of Japan, Eugene surprisingly found himself with a ripper story to tell (in under five minutes).

RunPee: An iPhone app that reveals the optimal bathroom break moments in movies

RunPee provides full-bladdered users with several suggested movie “break” times during which not much happens plot-wise. Users start a timer as the movie starts, get told how long each interlude lasts and can access a full plot rundown of what they miss.

iLingual app lets users give lip in foreign languages

Now you can use you iPhone to speak another language without knowing a word. Checkout the iLingual lads using their app to give Parisians some lip.

iPhone app review: TED Talks

Do you know TED? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and refers to a conference that has taken place in California every February for the past 25 years.

iPhone app review: Concert Vault

Concert Vault is a simple, free app that adds another dimension to the humble iPod concept. Lazy Sunday afternoons with the speaker jack plugged into the iPhone, listening to concerts you were too poor or too unborn to attend are a real treat.

iPhone app review: Instapaper

Today we welcome Michelle Matthews, of Deck of Secrets fame, as our new iPhone app reviewer. She is a self-confessed iPhone junkie, with well over 250 apps on her iPhone, so she’s well qualified to give you the inside running. First up: the productivity app, Instapaper.

An almighty stink over rival iPhone apps

Legal stoushes over intellectual property infringement flare up all the time, and they are invariably serious affairs. But it's hard to keep a straight face watching this report from The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac, who tries to get to the bottom of the stink between Air-O-Matic - the makers of Pull My Finger (a popular iPhone application that was at one point bringing in US$10,000 a day), and the moguls from InfoMedia who cut Air-O-Matic's lunch by releasing their own Top Selling app, iFart.

Website of the Week: Deck of Secrets on the iPhone

A few months back, Matthews teamed up with software developer Shaun Ervive to turn the Deck of Secrets guides into iPhone applications.

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