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Education-based coloring app for kids
Star Coloring has unveiled an educational application, Animals Coloring Book, aimed at children between the ages of 4 to 13. The program combines 3D graphics, sounds and music to help provide children with an interactive interface for coloring and creating pictures. It features images of various animals and objects, ranging from donkeys to flowers, while the full background consists of different environments that can also be colored.
Edits content in Adobe Indesign, QuarkXPress
Markzware has released PageZephyr, an app that provides tools for searching and retrieving content. The program allows users to find documents and extract text from popular publishing formats including Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress. Documents can be searched using specific keywords or phrases, in any language, while individual files can be targeted by specifying size, modification date, or creation date.
Remake of the Dragon's Lair arcade game
EA Mobile has announced that the 1980s game Dragon's Lair has been remade for the iPhone and iPod touch. The animated adventure focuses on a Knight, Dirk the Daring, who is on a quest to rescue Princess Daphne from the lair of a fire-breathing dragon, Singe, who dwells inside the castle of an evil wizard. Players have to defeat a variety of monsters including the Lizard King and the Giddy Goons, all while exploring different caverns and overcoming obstacles.
HTC plans majority Android in 2010
A leaked HTC roadmap posted this weekend has revealed that the majority of the company's smartphones for the first half of 2010 will run Android, not Windows Mobile. Of the eight phones slated for launch in the XDA slip, five run Google's platform and are aimed at more interesting categories such as Performance, Design/Lifestyle and Social. The Windows Mobile devices are all relegated to a Productivity category.
Performance enhancements, new features
App4mac has announced updates to its project management app, Projector, as well as the online backup utility, Twin. Projector provides tools for keeping track of tasks and calculating project costs. The latest version has been completely rewritten in Objective C 2.0 for improved performance and enhanced 64-bit support. The update also features a redesigned user interface and a new engine optimized for both small and large projects.
Moto Opus One a push-to-talk Android phone
Motorola will be the first to produce a push-to-talk phone for Android if a leak proves true. The Opus One appears destined for Sprint's iDEN network and would make for one of the few modern smartphones to support the network. It would be a touchscreen-dependent device without a keyboard, but it would have a direction pad and should be particularly thin compared to even most other Android devices.
StarTech's notebook-as-KVM add-on reviewed
StarTech's Crash Cart is an appropriately named tool: much like the emergency medical kit, it allows any USB-equipped notebook to function as the monitor, keyboard, and mouse for any 'headless' server or for a desktop computer that may need urgent maintenance. It's not a trivial expense at $470, but does it work well enough that those who need it can expect to work well? Our review finds out.
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