Applelinks iOS News Reader - Monday, November 25, 2013

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Bumpy Landing of iOS 7 in the Enterprise Leaves Room for Windows Phone Growth - ABI Research
Intel Wants to Win Apple's Chip Business
iPad Air: One Week In
Reflex - Vintage Camera and Pic Editor for Instagram
Dropbox 3.0 For iOS
The Lancet App For iPad
Calling All Businesses: Get A Free No Obligation App Design


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Bumpy Landing of iOS 7 in the Enterprise Leaves Room for Windows Phone Growth - ABI Research

The consumerization of IT has reached a maturation state in key markets forcing smartphone OEMs to incorporate security and advanced enterprise features into mobile device hardware and software. ABI Research's report, "iOS 7 and Windows Phone 8 for Enterprise," examines how the iOS 7 software update will impact enterprise adoption of iPhones, and how current and future iterations of Windows Phone can accelerate business adoption of Microsoft's mobility platform.

iOS 7 and Windows Phone 8 for Enterprise

Senior analyst Jason McNicol comments,: "There was a lot of excitement with the release of iOS 7, especially in the enterprise where Apple included features enterprises were longing for. Some of those features, however, were not terribly innovative when compared to the services offered by the EMM/MDM market, while other enhancements have relatively limited functionality. Despite the positive market buzz, iOS7 enterprise features are unlikely to increase its enterprise presence. Plenty of market opportunity remains, especially for a company like Microsoft."

New enterprise features in the iOS 7 release include: advanced VPP control, open-in management, managed applications, single sign-on capability, per app VPN, and enhanced EMM/MDM vendor functionality.

ABI Research has forecast the adoption of iPhone and Windows Phone by region and by vertical. Apple iPhone subscribers will maintain 18% market penetration for the foreseeable future, whereas Microsoft should see market penetration increase to 6% by 2018. Commenting on the industry vertical data, McNicol notes, "When looking at adoption trends in specific regions, we see areas where Windows Phone stands to gain significantly. For example, Windows Phone consumer adoption has been very strong in Europe. As demonstrated by the Apple and Android platforms, a growing base of consumers is a key driver for expansion into the enterprise."

Practice Director Dan Shey adds: "Surprisingly, there are quite a few similarities between Apple and Microsoft allowing for a good comparison of the two platforms. While Apple has a significant lead over Microsoft, Microsoft is learning from Apple. If Microsoft keeps its promises for enterprise features expansion, we expect it to gain market share among mobile business customers."

These findings are part of ABI Research's Enterprise Mobile Devices Research Service, which includes Research Reports, Market Data, Insights, and Competitive Assessments.

For more information visit:
http://www.abiresearch.com






Intel Wants to Win Apple's Chip Business

Motley Fool contributor Ashraf Eassa report that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the company's Nov. 21 investor meeting was quite explicit in that he would be willing to talk to any customer that could make use of Intel's leading-edge process technology (and was willing to pay for it), and says this was obviously aimed at Apple.

Eassa says that while one might conceivably view Apple as a chip competitor, there is a rather subtle nuance here worth exploring.

He notes that Apple's in-house software ecosystem is all ARM based, and since Apple enjoys the flexibility that comes with being able to custom tailor a chip to its own needs (rather than simply requesting certain features from a third-party chip designer), it is unlikely that Apple would ever use an off-the-shelf Intel chip for its iOS devices, but Intel probably wants some way to profit from the immense successes of both the iPad and the iPhone, so if it can't sell the apps processor, why not build Apple's chips?

For the full commentary visit here:
http://goo.gl/EUgdAx






iPad Air: One Week In

ZNet's James Kendrick says his initial impression of the iPad Air was quite favorable, and updates his take after a week's heavy usage.

He notes the iPad Air's solid construction and that it's impressive how much Apple has crammed into such a thin product, which has functioned superbly with heavy usage, with nothing he would change if given the opportunity. The one pound weight of the Air feels nice in the hand, and it's effortless to use it for hours at a time.

He notes that the Air has pretty much displacecd his first generation iPad mini for usage, and while he was previously willing to trade the smaller screen for the comfort of using the tablets, that's no longer the case with the iPad Air in the mix.

In summary, he says he's very happy with the iPad Air for both work and play, and wouldn't trade it for anything.

For the full commentary visit here:
http://www.zdnet.com/ipad-air-one-week-in-7000023538/






Reflex - Vintage Camera and Pic Editor for Instagram

Do you know the famous vintage twin-lens reflex camera (TLR) like Rolleiflex, Rolleicord, YashicaMat, Kinaflex, Duaflex, Contaflex, Anscoflex, Argoflex and Argus 75? Adobe has paid homage to the TLR's significance in photographic history on the front of Photoshop Elements 12's shrinkwrap box, and Lotogram's Vintage Photo Editor and Video Camera App on the Apple App Store includes quick and easy editing tools and Industry Film Coloring Standard to simulate the vintage photos.

The twin lens reflex is a type of camera invented around 1870 with two objective lenses of the same focal length - one for focusing and viewing, and once for capturing the picture. Advantages of the classic TLR include quiet operation thanks to not having a focal plane shutter or to incorporate a retracting viewing mirror as necessary with singlle lens reflex confugurations, and a large 2 1/4" x 2/1/4" (6cm x 6cm) groundglass focusing screen that doesn't go black at the moment of exposure.

Reflex the app is a digital clone of the old camera concept which is nearly 150 years old, allowing iOS devices to take vintage photos and share to social network like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Reflex can give you the instant effects with Rolleiflex look and feel, make your digital photo into an old school and vintage style.

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Key Features:
• 15 vintage textures in TtV Pack
• 3 Border Packs with 39 different boarders
• Develop Rolleiflex photo from Camera Roll
• Save your work to camera roll in high resolution
• Switch between Front Camera and Rear Camera
• Switch Flashlight to ON/OFF/Auto/Torch mode
• Real-time preview for effects and borders changing
• Edit the photo again after shooting
• Real-time Video Recording for Instagram (NEW)

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8 Value Packs (IAP)
• Film - Transports your digital photo back to an authentic, old school film look with unique colors.
• InstaFX - Add some really eye-catching instagram effects to your photos with this beautiful pack.
• LOMO - Set your photos apart ordinary with unique coloring, high contrast, and dark vignettes.
• B&W - Bring out the soul of colored photo with monochrome of visual arts.
• Tones - Turn your life's moments into different color tones with these effects.
• Splash - Create dramatic photos by converting photos into B&W and leaving the interesting color.
• Vintage - Instantly give your photos a timeless vintage feel inspired by popular film treatments.
X-Pro - Render your photos with cross-processing style by unnatural colors and high contrast.

Resolution:
• Max saving photo resolution: 2048x2048 pixels
• Max sharing photo resolution: 612x612 pixels
• Instagram Video resolution: 640x640 pixels

Note: the iPhone 4 may have low frame rate when recording and taking photos due to the limitation of hardware(About 10fps).

New in Version 2.5

• More Improvements
- Fixed the About view cant open Rate this App and Free & More Apps URL at App Store page.

• Add New Languages
- Thanks for new Japanese translation!
- Thanks Ruben Abbou for new French translation!

• Fix Keyboard Issue Under iOS 6
- Fix the keyboard cant popup under iOS 6.

All upgrades are free.

Free

Compatibility:
• Requires iOS 5.0 or later
• Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
• This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

App Store:
http://goo.gl/MECFPB






Dropbox 3.0 For iOS

Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website.

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Features:
• Access all your photos, docs and videos from any device.
• 2 GB of space when you sign up - free!
• Automatically save photos and videos to Dropbox and earn up to 3 GB additional free space.
• Share a link to even your biggest files no more attachments!
• Add files to your "Favorites" for fast, offline viewing.

Use Dropbox to save and share photos and videos in a snap or even take your work on the go. If something happens to your iPhone or iPad, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox!

Terms of Service:
https://www.dropbox.com/terms

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New in Version 3.0
• Beautiful new design for iOS 7
• Streamlined iPad experience: just tap on your files and photos to toggle fullscreen
• Improved sharing and exporting makes it easier than ever to send files to your favorite apps
• AirDrop support lets you send links and files in a snap
• Seamlessly save videos to your library
• Speed! Faster launch, photo loading, and video playback
• Vanquished our most common crashes
• Fixed bug that caused HTML to render as text
• Oodles of PDF viewing updates

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Free

Compatibility:
• Requires iOS 7.0 or later
• Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
• This app is optimized for iPhone 5

For more information, visit:
http://goo.gl/r1Eylu





The Lancet App For iPad

Elsevier Inc.'s The Lancet iPad Edition mobile app is free to download and offers current subscribers rapid access to recently published content from The Lancet and Elseviers specialty publications: The Lancet Oncology, The Lancet Neurology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases. You can customize the app for quick access to your favorite journal, including full-text access for current subscribers.

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First-generation functionalities of The Lancet app include:
• Annotate articles with highlights and notes.
• Share articles with your colleagues or post a link on Facebook.
• Setup keyword alerts or search the entire The Lancet.com repository to find relevant articles.
• Star your favorite articles for offline reading.
• Read newly published issues/articles
• Read the most current content, those articles published ahead of print (Articles in Press)
• View the content in .HTML or .PDF
• Save selected articles on your iPad
• Search & browse locally stored content (the articles and issues you have downloaded)
• Email images
• Highlight content and make notes with a quick navigate feature that list all your notes
• A series of additional enhancements are planned.

NOTE to first-time users: please be patient while the app downloads the back issues at first launch; this might take some time.

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This is an early, first-generation application that provides the subject-based navigation to the reading audience of The Lancet and other Elsevier specialty publications.

If you are an institutional researcher served by ScienceDirect, you might be better served using the ScienceDirect iPad and iPhone applications to search the full archive of Journals available. The ScienceDirect application provides more powerful journal archive search functionality.

Permissions to use articles and images from within this publication must be requested via links provided on the journal article on the journal website:
http://www.thelancet.com

New in Version 1.3.0
• Added The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journals.
• Minor bug fixes.

Compatibility:
• Requires iOS 4.3 or later
• Compatible with iPad.

Free

For more information, visit:
http://www.thelancet.com/ipad

App Store
http://goo.gl/hFXOZI






Calling All Businesses: Get A Free No Obligation App Design

For limited time only, the development team over at Doncaster, England-based iOS Apple Apps are offering a complementary App design for businesses. The App design will come in the form of a video simulation to demonstrate how an iPhone App could benefit your company. To apply for this offer simply contact iOS Apple Apps with your company website, and in return you will see how an iOS Apple App would look and work for your business.

Below is a list of key features and benefits that will help your business grow by having iOS Apple Apps build your company its very own iOS Apple App.

Benefits and iOS App features:
(*) All your content will be in one easy to use location without the need of an internet connection
(*) Online features will allow the user to email you directly and visit your website from within the App
(*) Links to your Facebook and twitter account, plus a direct phone call button in the App
(*) A quiz and a iOS games themed on your business to add an entertainment value to the App
(*) Wallpapers of stunning photos themed on your business that the user will be able to use as their wallpaper
(*) A photo gallery of your business and/or staff
(*) Stunning HD graphics throughout the App
(*) Two press releases through iPhone Life and prMac to alert the media about your App
(*) Plus much more

You get to use the App Store official logo on your website so people are aware you are in the App Store plus it makes your website look that little more professional

You are opening your business up to millions of potential customers by having your company live in the Apple App Store. You will also have your own webpage about your App on our website with a direct download link to download the App, plus a link direct to your website.

The complementary App design is free. Should you decide to go ahead with the App, iOS Apple Apps offer a price guarantee and their Apps start as low as 400 GBP, a one-off payment with no monthly fees.

iOS Apple Apps:
http://www.iosappleapps.com

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