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Instagrids Pro App for Making Instagram Profile Photo Grids Gets Updated

Instagrids Pro App for Making Instagram Profile Photo Grids Gets Updated

Instagrids Pro, the original app for creating jaw-dropping Instagram Profile banners out of a number of smaller images, gets a major update. The number of available grid styles is extended to 33 and allows for unprecedented level of creativity. Other features have also been embedded in version 2.0.1, such as adding stickers and texts in a variety of styles and fonts. Be a picture panoramic, square, or rectangular, users are sure to capture the entire image in all its glory.

Tactical NAV Smartphone App Directs UAV - Thwarts Taliban Attack

Tactical NAV Smartphone App Directs UAV – Thwarts Taliban Attack

A private contractor came under insurgent fire last month while stationed at a base near Kabul, Afghanistan. Using only his iPhone and Tactical NAV, he was able to quickly relay the coordinates of his position to the International Security Assistance Force tactical operations center for help. An unmanned aerial vehicle was dispatched to his location and the insurgent attack was thwarted. Tactical NAV 2.0 assists troops in mapping, plotting and photographing waypoints on the battlefield and more.

ShopSavvy and Longboard Media Team for Smartphone Ad Campaigns

ShopSavvy and Longboard Media Team for Smartphone Ad Campaigns

ShopSavvy and Longboard Media today announced that they have joined forces to offer highly targeted ad campaigns to major brands and retailers though ShopSavvy’s AdOns platform. AdOns enable advertisers to deliver hyper-relevant, UPC/GPS-targeted messages to mobile consumers at the point of highest purchase intent, as they stand in a retail store with a potential purchase in hand. Longboard Media is the leading Shopping Vertical ad network.

Could a Smartphone App Have Been Used to Locate Bin Laden?

Could a Smartphone App Have Been Used to Locate Bin Laden?

Kabul, Afghanistan – Unconfirmed sources report that an iPhone app called Tactical NAV may have been used during the mission to locate Bin Laden. An elite crew of American forces killed bin Laden during a daring raid on Monday, capping the world’s most intense manhunt. Bin Laden was shot in the head during a firefight and then quickly buried at sea.
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Google Adds In App Purchases, Disney Steps Forward With Tap Tap Revenge

Google Adds In App Purchases, Disney Steps Forward With Tap Tap Revenge

With more than 25 million songs downloaded within the Tap Tap Revenge app for the iPhone (60M total for Disney Mobile), Disney Mobile is looking to jump onto the Android bandwagon with the recent addition of in-app purchasing availability for the platform. At Google’s Android Event earlier this week, Disney Mobile’s General Manager, Bart Decrem, discussed not only how in-app purchasing will work on Android (via secure checkout and multiple forms of payment) but what Disney plans to do for the new (web based) Android Marketplace including new apps like Radio Disney, Jelly Car, Tap Tap Revenge 4 and more.
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EA's Adam Sussman Leaves Company, Joins Disney Interactive Media Group

EA’s Adam Sussman Leaves Company, Joins Disney Interactive Media Group

As an attempt to change their game plan after suffering a $234 milllion loss last year, despite several successful achievements, Disney Interactive Media Group has picked up Electronic Arts’ Adam Sussman as Senior Vice President of Publishing for Disney Games. Sussman is known for his success at EA Mobile, helping promote their company as one of the top publishers of the App Store including a presence in over 65 countries around the world.
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3 Tap Tap Titles in Apple Top Paid List

3 Tap Tap Titles in Apple Top Paid List

Earlier this week, Apple released overall Top 10 lists for the best selling apps ever, which included three apps from Tapulous, a part of Disney Mobile, in the top 10. Released in conjunction with Apple’s count down to the 10 billionth app downloaded, the All-Time Top Paid Apps list features Tap Tap Revenge 3, Tap Tap Revenge 2.6 and Tap Tap Revenge Classic in the top 10, in addition to Disney Mobile’s JellyCar 2 in the top 100.
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Irregular Tangent launches Smartphone Wellness Initiative for iPhone

Irregular Tangent launches Smartphone Wellness Initiative for iPhone

Pune, India – Irregular Tangent Studios today announced the launch of Smartphone Wellness Initiative exclusively on the iPhone/ iPod touch. Under the initiative four self-learning apps – Yogic Sleep, Aumkara, Flame Meditation and Gayatri Chants – are currently available on the Apple store, which teach rare Yoga techniques for stress management, relaxation and mental peace. More apps will be released soon.
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Verizon iPhone 4 Will Be Available Feb 10, Pre Order Feb 3

Verizon iPhone 4 Will Be Available Feb 10, Pre Order Feb 3

App developers should be grinning right now as Verizon Wireless has just announced that the “iPhone 4 will be available early next month”. This means the world’s largest cell phone carrier will add millions (93M currently) of customers to Apple’s iOS database, which means it should double the profits for current developers.
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WSJ Says iPhone 4 Coming to Verizon Jan 11

WSJ Says iPhone 4 Coming to Verizon Jan 11

The Wall Street Journal has come out and stated that the iPhone 4 will be coming to Verizon Wireless next week on Tuesday, January 11th… or at least the announcement. Verizon has confirmed they will be holding an event on Tuesday and Apple has frozen employee vacations in February, all pointing at the iPhone finally coming to Verizon. Plus with Electronic Arts releasing Rock Band on other 4G Verizon phones, it’s bound to add the iPhone 4 to it’s mix as well.
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Kickstand envy? Get a Smartphone Coaster from NewPCgadgets

Kickstand envy? Get a Smartphone Coaster from NewPCgadgets

San Diego, California – With millions of Smartphones sold this holiday season why not be polite offer family and guests the new Smartphone Coaster from newPCgadgets. It’s simply, the proper thing to do!
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Infinity Blade Is The Fastest Grossing App Ever

Infinity Blade Is The Fastest Grossing App Ever

In case you’ve been living under a rock lately, Infinity Blade was released last Thursday where we reviewed the game on Wednesday and gave away promo codes. Now just 4 days later, Infinity Blade by Epic Games has become the fastest grossing app ever in the App Store.
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Question of the Day: Are you a developer?

Question of the Day: Are you a developer?

We would like to know how many of our Appmodo visitors are actually developers. Please take a quick second to answer our poll!
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Google Nexus S Coming December 16 on T-Mobile

Google Nexus S Coming December 16 on T-Mobile

If you are an Android fan and have been waiting for Google’s next smartphone, well today is your lucky day. The global giant (and Samsung) have announced the Nexus S will be available to purchase beginning December 16th on the wonderful T-Mobile network. The Nexus S is powered by a 1 GHz Samsung processor allowing for HD video content and rich 3D graphics. Users in the UK will be able to pick up the phone after December 20th.
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Like Appmodo on Facebook

Like Appmodo on Facebook

We’ve received many requests from readers that you would like to add Appmodo to Facebook so that you can better track our daily news. Well this afternoon we’ve finally done that, adding a small widget to our left column below the “About Appmodo” section (see annoying red arrow screenshot). You can also head on over to our Facebook Page and add/like us there as well. Thank you for your support of Appmodo! Btw, there’s something big beginning tomorrow.
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Marco Friend Locator 1.1.1 for iOS/Meeting by Smartphone Just Got Easier

Marco Friend Locator 1.1.1 for iOS/Meeting by Smartphone Just Got Easier

Brooklyn, New York – Uncommon Projects today is pleased to update Marco Friend Locator to version 1.1.1 for iOS. The iPhone friend finder has been used in over 30 countries on 5 continents since launching in Fall of 2010. The current release adds numerous requested features from the users.
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Black Friday Apps on Sale for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Black Friday Apps on Sale for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Here’s our HUGE list of apps on sale for Black Friday on the iOS platform (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad):
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Smartphone App Stats Show Barcode Scanning Is Top Holiday Shopping Trend

Smartphone App Stats Show Barcode Scanning Is Top Holiday Shopping Trend

Dallas, Texas – From Nov. 17-23, ShopSavvy users performed 15 million barcode scans with the No. 1 holiday shopping app, with Walmart the most popular destination among users. Since the holiday shopping season began Nov. 1, ShopSavvy users have performed more than 45 million scans. The company expects a total of 120 million scans in November, with 60 million of those coming over Black Friday weekend.
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Apple iPhone Developer Stories, Explained

Apple iPhone Developer Stories, Explained

Looking for a little inspiration for your app project? Look no further than a set of case studies that Apple has posted at the iPhone page which they’re dubbing “Developer Stories”. The series follows developers from around the world including Nicholas Callaway of Callaway Arts & Entertainment, Dr. Ge Wang of Smule, Steve Demeter of Demiforce, Werner Jainek of Cultured Code and Christina Wick of AOL.
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Monitor Android Data Usage with 3G Watchdog

Monitor Android Data Usage with 3G Watchdog

If you are a power Android user and are constantly worried about how much data your device is consuming, there’s an app for that called 3G Watchdog. All you have to do is download the app through the Android Market (you can follow a barcode link here) and choose your settings (daily, weekly, monthly data, billing cycle). The app includes customizable alerts and even includes a home screen widget to let you monitor data. There’s another app called Apndroid that works with 3G Watchdog to limit your data usage and actually turn it off when you are about to break your limits. Pretty cool!
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