Shazam Launches New App Focused On Lyric Play: Shazam Player

iTunes is great and everything, but it’s still just a standard music player. The most exciting feature of the whole program is Genius, at least in my opinion, and even that can be off from time to time. But Shazam wants you to ingest your music a bit differently from here on out, and has launched the Shazam Player app to give users a better chance to leverage its new feature, Lyric Play.

Lyric Play is already available in the premium version of Shazam, Shazam Encore, and allows users to see lyrics playing in time with the music, as the song is being discovered. This technology is clearly nothing short of impressive, but the 20 seconds spent tagging a song isn’t really the ideal platform for this feature to be shown off.

That said, the Shazam Player app lets you get your Lyric Play on throughout the entirety of songs. However, there will be a small fee. The app itself is free, but unlimited Lyric Play functionality requires either a monthly ($.99) or yearly ($5.99) subscription. But there are plenty of other features worth trying out, even if Lyric Play isn’t your thing.

For one, most of the same core functionality found in the Shazam apps is still available here, save for Shazaming of course. Users will be able to share their music via Facebook and Twitter, check out the Vevo music video on YouTube, and have access to touring information for the artists of their choice.


Once the app is downloaded, music from within the user’s iTunes library is automatically indexed within the app, at which point the user can filter by artist, album, or track. All your iTunes playlists will make the migration, too. Users can also limit selection down to only those songs with Lyric Play support (Shazam doesn’t have every song covered just yet).

The Shazam Player app gives users the option to build playlists on the go, along with some cool good/bad buttons for an existing queue. Let’s say you’re listening to Michael Jackson’s Greatest Hits, but realize that the song Man In The Mirror makes you way too emotional. You need a break from that song. Shazam Player lets you add it to the “Bad List” with one tap of a button, and it’ll stop playing in any of your queues until you bring it back over to the good side. In the same way, Shazam Player lets you mark songs for the good list, which will then get more plays.

Shazam is available here for download.

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6.5 million downloads for Angry Birds on Christmas Day

Rovio had a record 6.5 million downloads for Angry Birds on Christmas Day 2011. No, that’s not excatly mind-blowing when compared to the hundreds of millions of times the avian avenger sim has been downloaded, but as AllThingsD points out those sales are nearly equivalent to the number of smartphone activations estimated to have happened over Christmas.

The 6.5 million total is a combination of Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio, which are available as paid or free downloads depending on platform. The download numbers have also tripled since last year, when Rovio revealed the franchise saw two million downloads.

Rovio may go public in 2012 with its sky-high valuation, even if analysts are standing by the side shaking their heads.

(via joystiq)

Angry Birds 2.0 Update: For the “Birdday” 15 new levels


For the second birthday of IOS game and pop-culture phenomenon provides Rovio version 2.0 of Angry Birds with new menus, new graphics and 15 new levels of the topic “birdday Party”, which was specifically for an orange, annoying bird created, which can inflate after its launch.

Was playable Angry Birds birthday cake and bras with the iconic birds and pigs reported already this year. The title continues to be successful and future-proof enough to refuse to let its inventor himself takeover bids in the billions.

The popular iOS game that will be certain holidays always brought up to date, celebrates its own second anniversary with gifts for his clients and players. Version 2.0 is since 11 December for iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad on the App Store.
Download: AngryBirds by Rovio on the App Store

Apple: iBooks Update 1.5 comes with night reading mode

Apple updated the iBooks to version 1.5.

Apple updated the iBooks app to version 1.5.

Apple has the e-book reading software iBooks equipped with a night reading mode, which prevents the reader in the dark when reading from the screen of his iPhone or iPad is dazzled.
The iBook version 1.5 for Apple’s iPhone and iPad can be blanked in the settings. The screen background will turn black and the writing medium gray. So shall the reading in the dark for the eyes will be less stressful.

In addition, Apple has integrated in the iBook 1.5 update new fonts like “Athelas”, “charter”, “Iowan” and “Seravek”. In addition, the book cover in the public domain books have been redesigned and now look much higher quality. It was also revised the tool palette for notes and highlight color of text passages.

The update of iBooks 1.5 is free available on the iTunes App Store.

Infinity Blade 2 is back – with more action, suspense and breathtaking graphics

Infinity Blade is back: Infinity Blade 2 has arrived.

Who is this guy who fell in the first Infinity Blade in the fight against a giant opponent after another? Shortly after the start of Part 2 turns out that he actually knows it is not even accurate. Revolves around the truth behind his existence, the simple, but fairly interesting plot of the action game Infinity Blade 2.

The program of Chair Entertainment – a studio that could fall directly to Epic Games– is available now for € 5.49 as a large download of around 940 MB for all the iPhones 3G, all iPod Touch 3rd from the Available generation and for iPad 1 and 2. On newer devices like the iPhone 4S sees the graphics a bit better, especially the lighting effects. According to reports, there are several players in the now available version still has some bugs, such as intermittent sound.

Infinity Blade 2 Screenshot

The basic gameplay is the same: As before, the player fights against opponents who seem overwhelming at first glance. Since there are huge mountains of muscle, but also seemingly impregnable fast and sleek, reminiscent of samurai warrior. With the virtual keyboard, the player to the left or right to dodge and block by a blow shield. He leads his own sword with wiping movements and typing on the touchscreen. He can also occasionally perform powerful spells by about a simple flash on the screen “paint” which triggers an energy attack.

In part 2 of the RPG system is more extensive than before. For example, players can now insert gems into their arms, which reinforces the effect of special effects like poison. There are new weapons, the player can also perform two-handed attack upon request.

The developers of the game is managed well, the graphics are as good as ever.

Download Details & System Requirements
The game costs $ 6.99 / 5,49 € in the App Store.
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
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Infinity Blade 2 – Launch Trailer

#iOS Game: Cut The Rope @chillingo

Game Description
Cut the Rope… A mysterious package has arrived, and the creature inside has only one request…CANDY! Help get the candy to Om Nom, the adorable monster, in this highly innovative and addictive puzzle game. Combining outstanding physics, devilishly tricky levels, and bright colorful visuals, Cut the Rope is one of the most original and fun-filled games on the App Store.

Press Quotes (NEW)
-“Cut The Rope is one of the best puzzle games out there that is more fun than anything” – App Advice
-“Cut The Rope is centered around a brilliant mix of realistic physics and cartoon slapstick, and it’s an absolute delight.” – AppTilt

iOS App: Opera Mini for iPhone/iPod Touch

The alternative to pre-installed Safari browser is up to six times faster than thestandard browser in the iPhone, according to developer specifications. Thefleet-side up with Opera Mini will be able, among other things the fact thatdata is compressed on the server side up to 90 percent before they get on thephone. Among the already known features of Opera Mini 5 on the iPhoneincluding tabbed browsing, a password manager, Speed ​​Dial and storingbookmarks. On a quick launch bar, the user can also set his nine favorite Web sites at any time direct access to the URLs have to match.
Download Opera Mini for iPhone/iPod Touch
Go to Opera Mini Website


Wunderlist – Free task management tool for Mac, iOS and Windows

macupdate.com’s Review
wunderlist is the first product from 6 Wunderkinder. This beautiful, free task management tool is available for Mac OS X. Users can even sync their todo lists between multiple devices. While creating the user interface, the designer focused on minimalism, function and design aspects. Especially Windows users will be pleased with the nice design and simple usability.

Wunderlist is also available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. It is completely free and appears with a good Interface.

System Requirements
Mac OS X: Wunderlist requires Mac 10.5 or later.
Windows: Wunderlist requires Windows XP or later.
iOS: Wunderlist requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Android: Wunderlist requires Android 1.6 or later.

Download Wunderlist for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android(Redirect to Website!)

Screenshot of Wunderlist for Mac

Screenshot of Wunderlist for iPhone