TLC for iPad, Ninja Box, Poster

updated 12:30 pm EDT, Wed September 12, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

TLC for iPad 1.0 (free) - TLC for iPad delivers content that compliments a number oft the network's most popular series. Users can access videos, show information, and social sharing features related to each show, including Cake Boss and Say Yes to the Dress. In the future the app will also offer behind-the-scenes content that is synched directly to current episodes. [Download - 5.3MB]

Ninja Box 1.0 ($1) - In Ninja Box players attempt to save a princess by breaking into an enemy's castle and starting an all out war. The game features 10 different rooms and 40 levels that have been designed using a comic book style. Throughout the game players will have access to different weapons and abilities that can be used to thwart a variety of enemies. [Download - 27.4MB]

Poster 1.2 ($4) - Poster is a tool for managing a WordPress blog directly from an iPad. The v1.2 update has added the ability to upload images, as well as support for editing post slugs. A monospaced font option has also been included in the editor, and an issue where the app could stop responding when editing a blog with an empty URL field has been fixed. [Download - 1.6MB]

Tiny War 1.01 (free) - Tiny War is a mobile strategy war game where players must develop a base, product weapons, train soldiers, and deeply them against enemies. The update has added Elite Commanders to improve military force, as well as Skill Centers that can be used to combine higher level skills. The PVP rules have also been updated to be more flexible, and a brand new mini game, Battle Portal: Air Strike, has been added. [Download - 37.4MB]

UPAD 2.02 ($5) - UPAD is a note taking tool for the iPad that allows users to combine typed text with handwritten notes. Support is also included for annotating PDF documents and decorating images. The latest release includes soft gel ink, landscape document support, a floating tool bar, and more. [Download - 29.8MB]

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