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iPhone apps: Reid Minion, Daily Puppy, Mactracker

updated 06:05 pm EDT, Wed April 22, 2009

Pocket Therapist, Twist

Reid Minion ($3) is a document and book-reading enhancement application, designed to enable the personal customization of font, display contrast and polarity of documents. Users have the ability to display larger fonts, set the reading display and style, and make use of a moving highlight that can help the person keep pace at a preset speed. The app also features a word flash mode that is used to present words in a flashcard style. Users can access a database of free e-books along with the files in their own Google Documents account.

The Daily Puppy ($1) offers a variety of young and grown-up puppy pictures and features a new puppy everyday. Through the app users have access to biographies of puppies, articles that cover topics ranging from proper training techniques to how to treat tapeworms, and a complete library of breeds including Basset Hounds and Terriers. Users can save pictures to their library or upload their own images into the program, and send these to friends via e-mail and Facebook. Videos tutorials are also included and focus on house breaking, training and grooming.

Mactracker (free) provides users with detailed information on every Apple Macintosh computer made. Also available for the Mac, the program offers details regarding processor speeds, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options. Users also receive information on Apple displays, printers, iPod, Apple TV, iPhone, Newton, Wi-Fi Cards/Base Stations, and Mac OS versions.

Twist: Multiplayer Edition ($1) is a game where users place their fingers on randomized timed circles. As the game progresses the timer speeds up and more touch points appear, forcing users to twist and bend their hand to reach all the necessary points. The program also includes its own soundtrack that plays in the background.

Pocket Therapist ($1) features Harvey Finkelstein as a therapist who offers users advice and motivational quotes. The app is capable of recording and reciting custom audio files, comes with a wide range of emotion, and allows users to place the therapist in any scene or backdrop of their choosing. It features audio clips of the doctor's quotes and advice, and uses an advanced physics engine that responds to every touch and movement. Users can create their own custom wallpapers and set the direction, rotation and duration of the Pocket Therapist. In order to hear a motivational quote, simply shake the iPhone.

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