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If you are looking for a simple, stylish, and highly functional calculator app for the iPhone and , we think you should check out Calcbot. You have an interface that is very appealing and fluid, and you can swipe to pull up a register of your work, and can even pull results from the register into equations. The best part, though, is that Calcbot is a universal app (which means you buy it once, and you get both the iPhone and the iPad version) that costs just $0.99. Seriously, a buck for a great iPhone and great iPad app? Don’t mind if we do.

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iWork iPad Pages Numbers Keynote 1.1

has just updated their iWork suite to version 1.1. All three apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) see feature additions and bug fixes. Here’s the rundown:

Pages 1.1

  • Support for French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish
  • Toolbar and ruler are now available in wide-screen landscape view
  • Documents automatically fit to page width in landscape view
  • Enhanced Back/Front slider in the Arrange panel
  • Improves reliability when exporting Microsoft Word documents
  • Addresses issues with exporting documents previously imported from Microsoft Word
  • Fixes an issue with text wrapping in Microsoft Word after exporting a document with a frame around an image
  • Addresses a chart font size issue when exporting documents previously imported from Microsoft Word
  • Resolves an issue with scrolling after inserting and playing a movie

Numbers 1.1

  • Support for French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Russian, - Simplified Chinese, and Spanish
  • Enhanced Back/Front slider in the Arrange panel
  • Improves reliability when importing Numbers ’09 spreadsheets
  • Addresses a chart font size issue when exporting spreadsheets previously imported from Microsoft Excel
  • Fixes an issue when formatting a table pasted from Keynote or Pages
  • Addresses an issue where formulas did not properly update when dragging and dropping cells
  • Fixes an issue with applying a new style to a table in a template after an Undo

Keynote 1.1

  • Support for French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish
  • Enhanced Back/Front slider in the Arrange panel
  • Added the option to show additional alignment guides at smaller intervals
  • Improves reliability when importing Keynote ’09 presentations
  • Improves reliability when importing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
  • Addresses a chart font size issue when exporting presentations previously imported from Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Fixes an issue preventing access to some table cell color fills in landscape mode with an external keyboard

Opera Mini top app

Surprise, surprise - looks like and iPod touch users the world over are downloading the recently-approved Opera Mini app, a free Safari web browser alternative. In fact, it’s so popular, that it’s the number one free download in all 22 App Store regions. Have you tried it?

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We’re getting really excited about the upcoming release of Apple’s this weekend, mainly because of the amazing apps we’ve been seeing. We managed to get our hands on a preview copy of Wormhole Remote, a remote access app by Nate True, friend of Gear Live. Wormhole Remote is designed to let you get up from your Mac desktop (or notebook) and use your iPad to control it remotely while you’re lounging on the couch.  Check out Wormhole Remote’s promo video as well as an exclusive walk-through of the app after the jump.

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GPush appWhile you can’t have true Push Gmail on the iPhone [Editors Note: You can, if you set up Gmail as an Exchange account, but you don’t get Push Notifications this way], an app arriving very soon on the App Store will come close to replicating the true experience.

Currently, the iPhone’s Mail App pings Gmail periodically, or when you hit refresh, to see if you have any new messages. Push e-mail would be virtually instantaneous - as push notification on the phone is.

GPush is an app that will shoot off push notifications whenever you get new e-mail. You’ll then be able to go into your phone’s Mail App and see your new e-mail as the Inbox refreshes.

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OmniFocus for iPhone 1.5 for iPhone has just been updated to version 1.5.1. While that number ma give it the appearance of being a minor update, there are actually plenty of additions, changes, and fixes. Here’s a look at the more important ones:

  • Nearby remembers whether you last used Map or List view.
  • Added settings for whether the app badge counts overdue actions, due soon actions, both, or neither.
  • You can assign locations to contexts by editing the nearby list.
  • Fixed a bug where the map sometimes wouldn’t recenter after launching directly into Map view.
  • Fixed some bugs in the Sync Settings interface.
  • Removed “mailto” from the Send Feedback email address.
  • Cleaned up some animation transitions with the item title on the details screen.
  • Image attachments now display on a black background.
  • When selecting a start or due date, you can now tap multiple times on the Day, Week, and Month buttons to increment the date further.
  • Updated the interface for repeating actions. Repeating actions now distinguish between repeating on a fixed schedule (“repeat every”), starting again some period after completion (“start after”), and becoming due again some period after completion (“due after”). Please note that OmniFocus 1.6 for Mac only supports “repeat every” and “due after”; the “start after” option is coming to the Mac in v1.7.
  • Fixed sorting in the All Actions lists.
  • Fixed a bug with restoring the top-level All Actions view state during launch.
  • Inline browsing now works with “Http” URLs, not just “http”.
  • Fixed a bug with unselectable attachment rows.
  • Contexts once again show a section header between subcontexts and actions.
  • Fixed a bug where toolbar buttons could disappear after syncing on the Settings screen.
  • Disabled attachment editing while recording or playing back an audio attachment.
  • Fixed a potential crash in the Repeat screen.
  • Improved the margins of the title field on the Title & Note screen.
  • Fixed a bug where entering a note for a new inbox item could lose your item title.
  • When filing an action or project, the Move screen once again indents items to indicate hierarchy.
  • Copying an action now places its task XML, its title (as text), and its omnifocus: link on the pasteboard. You can now paste a link from one task into the notes of another task, then click on the link to switch over to the linked item.
  • Added support for pasting more types of images into attachments.
  • Fixed a number of layout issues in the experimental landscape mode. (We’re not quite ready to enable this by default yet, but definitely getting closer!)
  • Fixed some crashes and other bugs with the experimental undo support. (Undo is also still a work in progress, so it’s also disabled by default.)

Of course, you’ll find OmniFocus for iPhone in the App Store, and the 1.5.1 update is available now.

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If you’ve been looking for a simple, clean app for bookmarking pages to read later, you’ve gotta check out Instapaper Pro 2.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. The app downloads copies of webpages in an iPhone-readable format, and that’s just the beginning. You can sort article into folders for better organization, and mark specific articles as favorites, which can then be shared with friends. The app can update articles in the background, so that while you are reading one, the others that you are saved are updated to their most recent versions. There’s also a very cool feature that lets you scroll up and down just by slightly tilting the iPhone towards or away from you ever so slightly. It sounds silly, but it works great.

Instapaper Pro 2.0 is available now in the app store, and is currently selling at a 50% discount at $5, down from the normal $10. Oh, and for all you Tweetie fans, did you know that Tweetie has Instapaper support built-in?

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OmniFocus for iPhone 1.5 for iPhone, our favorite task management app, is set for an update. OmniFocus 1.5 will require iPhone 3.0, as it takes advantage of some of the new iPhone OS features like Cut, Copy, and Paste, as well as the new Map API. Here’s a look at some of the new features you can expect from OmniFocus for iPhone 1.5:

  • OmniFocus now displays nearby contexts using a map. Touch a pin to see all the tasks in the corresponding context.
  • You can Cut, Copy, and Paste entire actions by holding down a checkbox in an action list. You can paste into an empty list by holding the “No Actions” text.
  • You can search through all your projects and actions using the new Search screen.
  • In Projects and Contexts screens, you can select All Actions to show a grouped list of all actions.
  • You can set up repeating actions and projects using the new Repeat screen.
  • Action lists now display each action’s due date.
  • Web links in notes now open inside OmniFocus (rather than launching Safari).
  • Send Feedback now sends email inside OmniFocus (rather than launching Mail).
  • We’ve added experimental support for landscape mode and undo; both can be enabled under Settings.

We want this. Now. You can download OmniFocus for iPhone from the App Store.

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Easy Dials It ScreenEasy Dials It was conceived by Riverturn as the answer to dialing one-handed. You can flip through full screen images of contacts and merely double tap to dial up a number. Tilt your iPhone’s screen and you can automatically scroll through the list or add an image. Also available is the Easy Dials It Lite that only keeps two of your contacts. Both are available at the App Store for $1.99 and $0.00 respectively.

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OmniFocus for iPhone 1.2 We always have to give a shout when OmniFocus for iPhone, the one app that we truly could not live without, gets updated.

  • The Nearby view now displays each context as soon as its distance is determined, rather than waiting to figure out the distance to each context before showing any results. It also scrolls much faster.
  • Checkboxes are much easier to touch.
  • When creating a new action, the keyboard appears immediately rather than sliding in after the screen.
  • On the home screen, Settings have moved to the Info button in the bottom right corner.
  • The Reset Database button in Settings will now reset the saved sync password in addition to the database, and will then take you back to the original welcome screen.
  • Syncing automatically compacts the database on a regular basis, but when syncing is not enabled there’s now a Compact Database button in Settings. (There’s also some text there indicating how many tasks are stored in how many zip files, so you can tell whether your database could benefit from compacting.)
  • Added underlying support for the new autocomplete settings for projects and groups which are coming in OmniFocus v1.6 for Mac.
  • Actions without contexts are no longer considered unavailable.

The OmniFocus for iPhone 1.2 update is available now in the App Store. As with all OmniFocus updates, be sure to synchronize your data with or your WebDAV server before updating, just in case anything goes awry.

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