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A treat for all cricket fans – Inside Cricket comes alive on Magzter

Inside Cricket is Australia’s premier cricket magazine that delivers expert views, news, reviews and unparalleled insights about the stars of the sport. And you can now read it on the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform newsstand and magazine store Magzter. Keeping the new partnership going strong are both nextmedia and Magzter; the former with lining up its titles and the latter with its instant publishing, powered by Magzter’s proprietary Orey Click Publishing System.

Forging a closer link between the players and the fans is Inside Cricket’s main priority, with loaded features on the national and international team heroes. Foremost experts in the game write for the magazine, providing peerless coverage and analyses. Inside Cricket is Australia’s only seasonal monthly cricket magazine. Inside Cricket’s team of expert writers take you right inside the game, with news, interviews, long-form features, extensive profiles, training tips and so much more. In it you can catch cricket in all forms; Tests, One-Day and Twenty20 complete with the drama and excitement. In this issue catch Ryan Harris, Fighting Footy and a feature on Allan Border additional specials. Inside Cricket is priced at USD 12.99 on Magzter, for an annual subscription.

“Inside Cricket has a very clear target and this is what has earned them the credibility of their audiences in Australia. Now digital readers and cricket lovers across the globe; especially in cricket-loving countries like England, India, South Africa, will get a taste of the cricket scene Down Under with just how entertaining this digital magazine is,” said Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc. entertainment factor for the AB 25-50.

“Inside Cricket has a thoroughly engaging mix of humor and insights, history on the sport and valuable opinions. In short, Inside Cricket is a magazine for the true cricket fan along with serving as a great inspiration factor for the under cricket enthusiasts under 25!” said Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

nextmedia is Australia’s leading specialist media company owned by FORUM MEDIA GROUP and publishes more than 40 leading special interest publications plus websites, digital executions, Apps, custom publications, books, events and DVD’s.

Magzter counts among its publisher customers some marquee names including Hearst (USA), Conde Nast (USA), Newsweek (USA), AMI (USA), Dennis Publishing (UK), Haymarket (UK), Media24 (South Africa), Edipresse Asia (HK), India Today Group (India), WorldWide Media (India), MAXIM Inc. (USA), Black Enterprise (USA), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore), RBA (Spain), Grupo Expansion (MX), ePub Direct, Casemate Group, Ivy Press, Oxbow Books, AUK, Gill & McMillan, Westland, Arcturus Publishing Ltd, Osprey Group, Leadstart Publishing, Panoma Press and has been rapidly expanding its publisher base with magazines and books from more than 50 countries including USA, UK, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and more, making Magzter truly the #1 choice for book readers and publishers the world over.

Magzter – Magazine & Book Store 3.2.3 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. The app is also available on Google Play, and Windows 8, the web, Amazon App Store and Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon. Magzter’s easy purchase and renewal systems ensure subscriptions are paid on time, eliminating the need for paper checks and postal mail issues. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.

Science Illustrated from nextmedia Pty. Ltd joins Magzter

Close on the heels of its recent sign-up with Magzter, Sydney’s nextmedia, Australia’s fourth largest magazine publishing group now brings Science Illustrated to the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform newsstand and magazine store. Science Illustrated is the perfect magazine for intellectually inquisitive adults with a passion for science, discovery and adventure. Its digital version will now reach the newsstand’s 22+ million global readers transacting through the store. Complete with stunning photography and in-depth editorials, science and discovery has never looked this good!

Every issue of Science Illustrated is upbeat, optimistic and visually spectacular. The magazine is considered a gateway to the world of cutting-edge science, discovery and knowledge; covering an astonishing range of subjects. With topics ranging from the beginning of life to the breath-taking technology of the future – and from the depth of the oceans to the most distant objects in the universe, Science Illustrated fascinates the reader unfailingly.

The world’s largest and fastest growing global digital, multi-platform newsstand and magazine store, Magzter is staying determined with its efforts to bring on board some of Australia’s prime publishing houses.

In the latest issue discover The Solar System’s Secret, Planets Beyond the 8 we know; dozens of worlds could be hiding, Two Years On Mars – Curiosity confirms: this will be our second home, Are You A Neanderthal? and our nearest relatives could be a lot nearer than you think! The annual subscription of Science Illustrated on Magzter is priced at USD $34.99.

“We make sure to keep our relationships growing with publishers everywhere and nextmedia has made it extremely easy for us to do so; the addition of Science Illustrated to Magzter is proof of that We’ve received great feedback from our readers on their magazines and expect it to only get better. Science Illustrated makes for great reading for the entire family,” said Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.

“nextmedia has very interesting, exciting, educative and informative titles and Magzter’s association with them is a win-win situation for us and our readers around the world. Science Illustrated is not just for science buffs but makes for gripping reading for any adult who wants to know more on the subject,” said Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

nextmedia is Australia’s leading specialist media company owned by Forum Media Group and publishes more than 40 leading special interest publications plus websites, digital executions, Apps, custom publications, books, events and DVD’s.

Magzter counts among its publisher customers some marquee names including Hearst (USA), Conde Nast (USA), Newsweek (USA), AMI (USA), Dennis Publishing (UK), Haymarket (UK), Media24 (South Africa), Edipresse Asia (HK), India Today Group (India), WorldWide Media (India), MAXIM Inc. (USA), Black Enterprise (USA), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore), RBA (Spain), Grupo Expansion (MX), ePub Direct, Casemate Group, Ivy Press, Oxbow Books, AUK, Gill & McMillan, Westland, Arcturus Publishing Ltd, Osprey Group, Leadstart Publishing, Panoma Press and has been rapidly expanding its publisher base with magazines and books from more than 50 countries including USA, UK, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and more, making Magzter truly the #1 choice for book readers and publishers the world over.

Magzter – Magazine & Book Store 3.2.3 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. The app is also available on Google Play, and Windows 8, the web, Amazon App Store and Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon. Magzter’s easy purchase and renewal systems ensure subscriptions are paid on time, eliminating the need for paper checks and postal mail issues. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.

Play by the Rules Magazine Features Expert Content on Sport Issues

Coaches, club administrators, teachers, volunteers, parents, and all others across Australia and the world who want to learn more about safe, fair and inclusive sport issues from the convenience of their mobile device, can now head to the App Store and download the much-anticipated new app for Play by the Rules Magazine.

Available for download at no-cost, the Play by the Rules Magazine app gives iPhone, iPad and Android users “anywhere and anytime” access to the same, high-quality and exclusive content available on the Play by the Rules website, and in the magazine’s bi-monthly online interactive edition, including:

* Long and short feature articles written by recognized experts – such as the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association – on a wide range of timely and topical issues, including: child protection, discrimination, harassment, homophobia, complaint handling, legal issues, racism in sport, disability inclusion and much more.
* Downloadable codes, guidelines and templates that can be used for any level of club sport.
* Promotional material to help coaches and others spread a message of inclusion, tolerance, diversity, respect and fair play, while they inspire positive cultural change in sport and recreation environments.
* Online courses to help build knowledge, awareness of issues regarding fair play in sport – both on the field of play and off.
* Users can also conveniently browse back issues, and share content with others in their network.

“We’re very pleased by the overwhelmingly positive feedback and support that Play by the Rules Magazine has received from readers across Australia and New Zealand, and even around the world, since we launched our inaugural edition in February,” commented Peter Downs, Play by the Rules manager and the magazine’s editor. “And now, after months of work, we’re delighted to launch the iOS version for iPhone and iPad users, as well as a dedicated Android version.”

Play by the Rules Magazine 7.5.1, which provides expert-crafted content on safe, fair and inclusive support issues, is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

Rocket Math Launches New Math Facts Fluency App for Kids K – 5th

In the wake of over 15 years’ success in elementary schools worldwide, R&D Instructional Solution is excited to announce the release of Rocket Math – The App, its universal electronics app duplicating their celebrated classroom math facts program. Designed by Dr. Don Crawford, PhD of R&D Instructional Solutions, the Rocket Math program systematically engages and motivates children, ages K through 5th grade, to naturally develop their math facts fluency to a level of automaticity.

Originally a ten-minutes-a-day worksheet-based supplementary math facts practice, Rocket Math has enjoyed much success internationally in both elementary school classrooms and homeschool environments as a uniquely structured, sequential curriculum. Offering Rocket Math in their new electronic version for individuated practice is R&D Instructional Solution’s natural (and just in time for the long hot summer vacation) next step.

“The new Rocket Math app is a game changer for students, educators and parents,” declares Kaitlin B. of Boyertown, PA. “Learning basic facts is no longer a frustrating, mundane, forgotten task. This app is just what you’ve been waiting for! Students will enjoy the app’s cool design, upgrading to the next level and tapping the answer. Teachers will enjoy the convenience, improvement in skills and excitement for students to master their facts.”

Rocket Math – The App is not just another math facts game. Students earn their way through the levels, developing speedy accuracy to the achievement of automaticity – the real secret to math success. Motivation for students to grasp new skills and step up with confidence to the next level of math mastery is scientifically built in to Rocket Math – The App through fun sights, sounds and incremental challenges.

“Rocket Math – The App is the first fun math app I’ve seen that really works to make you fast at basic calculations. Everything is done in small steps so your student can achieve lots of successes,” observes Douglas Corin of Queensland, Australia.

The unique Rocket Math sequence enables children to learn just two facts and their reverse at a time, practice them until memorized and then combine their new skills with those already learnt in a cumulative review. Small, attainable steps ensure success. Rocket Math – The App is voice-guided, so no adult supervision is needed, while the family friendly feature keeps track of up to 3 users at once.

Rocket Math achievement certificates are available to print out or may be shared via email. “My students can’t wait to earn access to practice with the Rocket Math app,” remarked teacher Shanon Sitler-Martin of Bethel, PA.

RocketMath 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. To learn more about Rocket Math or to schedule an interview, please contact Dr. Crawford online, or (888)488-4854.

In First Week Axels Chain Reaction N10 in US iPad Apps For Ages 6 – 8

In its first week on the App Store, Axel’s Chain Reaction got thousands of downloads worldwide, making it rank among the top 25 Apps for Ages 6-8 category in 48 countries. This story app about a boy with special needs ranked N4 in the iPad Apps for Ages 6 to 8 in Canada and Ireland, N7 in Australia, Taiwan, South Africa, Spain, and Portugal, and N10 in the U.S. and India. In the iPhone Apps for ages 6 to 8, it ranked N7 in Hong Kong, and #10 in Norway and Israel.

The book app’s story, illustrations, educational content, and interactions seamlessly integrated into the narrative, garnered positive reviews and buyer’s attention in its first week out. The app includes an open-ended creation game inside the story, and an Extras section with hands-on activities for kids to make three kinetic sculptures at home -an uncommon feature in story apps.

Axel’s Chain Reaction is about a creative boy who has a hard time connecting with his peers because of his distracted, fidgety behavior. Axel struggles with challenges that many children face: clumsiness, making friends, and on top of it all, Daniel, the class bully. In an attempt to win over his classmates, Axel – inspired by examples of great Kinetic Art – strives to create an impressive moving sculpture.

“There are many children’s books about being different, but only a small percentage of fiction stories that specifically address developmental differences. Even fewer titles promote the notion of opening our minds to embrace these kids as part of the group, and celebrating their special interests or talents,” says the app’s creator and executive producer, Allison Pomenta. “It’s very important to give children a chance to express themselves according to their particular skills and abilities.”

Standing out in the Apps for Ages 6 – 8 Category:
Most of the book apps for kids in the App Store are concentrated in the Preschool category, and high quality book apps for Elementary School children do not abound. Axel’s Chain Reaction stands out not only for its story and exceptional illustrations, but because of the way the interactions are integrated into the narrative. Some interactions are necessary in order to make the story progress. Other interactions are optional, as they activate complementary character dialogues, thoughts, and images to expand the reader’s experience of the situations Axel goes through. If the reader wants to explore the illustrations in depth, there are also hidden texts that expand storytelling with additional information about Axel’s creative process. Animations and sound effects underscore important parts of the narrative, so enhancements are story-related and reinforce messages in the story.

Not only does the story itself offer a creative use of interactivity. The app includes open-ended games for creative play. Tapping on a tray in Axel’s kitchen will open the opportunity to use objects from Axel’s search to create any animal the reader can imagine, and then store the pictures in the device’s camera roll. An update to app will include an open-ended 3D domino effect game. Here children will be form paths with lines of dominoes in order to form figures they can see from any angle, and place toys or props along the paths in order to activate these chain reactions with real physics behaviors.

Features:
* Extras include a glossary and biographies of the 3 kinetic artists featured in story
* Hands-on DIY activities for kids to make kinetic sculptures
* Clear and easy-to read font. The app will show a larger font when viewed on smaller iPhone screens
* v1.1 has audio/text syncronization and manual option to change paragraphs
* Settings options include turning off the voiceovers, or turning off all sounds
* Navigation settings provide access to a page index
* Language that is age-appropriate
* Children’s voices were used for all kid characters
* Links that could take kids outside the app are locked behind a parental gate that requires adults to answer a math question (percentages questions)
* This app is part of the Moms With Apps’ “Kown what’s inside” program and complies with COPPA’s and Apple’s new rules for kids apps

Axel’s Chain Reaction 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

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Attract your lifes desires with the new alarm app: Affirmation Alarm

A team of developers in the U.S. and Australia have just launched an inspired new alarm app that aims to help people realize their dreams through the power of positive suggestion.

Opposed to the shriek of traditional alarm clocks, Affirmation Alarm arouses sleepers to the sound of an uplifting, motivating voice that instils positivity, inspiration and confidence from the moment they wake up. Through selecting your desired affirmation, the innovative new app focuses your mind on the specifics of what you want to achieve or attract into your life. Affirmation Alarm offers 8 distinct categories with over 150 unique affirmations relating to Love, Money, Health and Well-Being, Losing Weight, Quitting Smoking, Motivation, Relieving Stress & Anxiety and the Law of Attraction.

Chris McKay, founder and developer of Affirmation Alarm says: “The concept behind the app was to enrich a person’s day right from the beginning. With Affirmation Alarm you can start each morning with a set of ready-made mantras that deliver the power of positive thought right to your bedroom.”

The level of success and happiness in your life is widely believed to be dependent upon your actions. Your actions depend on your attitude. By embracing a new, positive outlook at the beginning of every morning, you’ll set yourself on the right course for new accomplishments, greater happiness, and restored energy levels.

Affirmation Alarm is easily one of the best investments a person can make in their future.

Notes to editors:
Affirmation Alarm is available now for free from the App Store. Available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. If you require any further press information, please contact Chris McKay via email or on phone.

Affirmation Alarm 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

Save the Cows Christmas Special

From the team at Eco News here’s a bit of Christmas fun for your i-Pad with a definitely environmental theme.

If you have an i-Pad or are looking to get one this Christmas you are going to love this game. The game is infectious and is very funny.

All you have to do is burn the cow fart clouds as quick as you can.

By doing so you help keep global warming and the aliens at bay.

If it all sounds ridiculous your right.

For everyone who has followed Eco News over the past year, have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from the team at Eco News.

Eco News provides as it happens news articles, from an Australian perspective. It is one of the leading environmental news platforms in Australia, with thousands of subscribers receiving the daily environmental news. Make it your daily source of environmental information. It is free to subscribe.

Save the Cows is getting very good reviews in Australia from the first lucky users and people are sharing it via their social media networks. It is time the rest of the world has their turn to ‘Save the Cows’.

Save The Cows Christmas Special 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Fix wallpaper issue in iOS7 with Fix and Set Wallpaper

mTouchLabs, a pioneer in the mobile development arena, today is proud to announce the release of Fix and Set Wallpaper 1.0, their new lifestyle app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Fix and Set Wallpaper will help you to make a perfect iOS 7 wallpaper screen for your iDevice. This app makes it easy for you to set any of your wallpapers look as the way you want them to display.

Ever since Apple launched iOS 7, everyone had trouble using own pictures as wallpapers. iOS7 only seems to want to position a background image one way, and no matter how hard you try, no matter how much you pinch or zoom, iOS7 just snaps you wallpaper back in and, in some cases, makes it look ridiculous. mTouchLabs identified the issue and created Fix and Set wallpaper app exclusively for iPhone and iPad.

Fix and Set wallpaper adds a border around every image so that, when you assign it to a wallpaper background and it zooms in, the image will remain intact. Fix and Set Wallpaper is very easy to use:

* Load image
* Pinch, Rotate, crop and position the way you want to look
* Preview you wallpaper against your home screen
* If you are satisfied, you can save it to photo library
* Finally set as your wallpaper
* If you want to make any wallpaper for your friend, family member or your girl friend , then you can directly send final wallpaper via mail

Main Features:
* Scale (zoom in and out as much as you want)
* Rotate image in any angle
* Drag to move to adjust position
* Rotate photo 90 clockwise, 90 counterclockwise
* Home screen wallpaper preview in a single button tap
* Save to photo library and set as your home screen and lock screen wallpaper
* Email or share on facebook

Fix and Set Wallpaper listed in Top 50 charts of Lifestyle category in US, UK and Australia.


Available the wonderful feature-rich Fix and Set Wallpaper 1.0 at just 99 cents worldwide from the App Store under the LifeStyle category. Fix and set wallpaper has been rated 4 by many of its existing users.

For the Term of His Natural Life Launches eBook app on iPad in U.S.

Patricia Payne, Producer of the mini-series For The Term of His Natural Life, announces the international release of an interactive story app for the iPad, to be launched this week. Based on the book by Marcus Clarke, this groundbreaking interactive eBook app features a 300-page condensed version of the novel interspersed with segments of the highly-acclaimed international T.V. mini-series, presenting a seamless and gripping story-telling experience. The app bridges the gap between three forms of media: film, literature, and mobile devices.

“This novel has lasted over 130 years of publication and never been out of print” says the app’s creator, Patricia Payne, who also co-wrote the original mini-series based on Clarke’s novel. “The app platform provides a terrific opportunity to present this timeless tale for the tablet audience today. The user gets a truly engrossing experience interacting with the variety of multimedia forms.”

About the App:
In addition to introducing Clarke’s novel in a condensed 300-page version for the international iPad audience, this release marks the advent of a new fusion: eBooks and mobile apps. The reader’s experience of this classic tale is enriched by over 40 interactive footnotes, 19 video notes, bios, and over 100 photos, maps, bonus, and historical documents. Progressing the story and weaving throughout the text are 18 video clips from the popular Australian mini-series, For the Term of His Natural Life, as well as clips from the original 1927 silent film based on the book.

It is different from other book apps because “All Content” should be explored in linear experience as you enjoy the story. You are not supposed to skip the stories and assets as they are meant to fill the gaps in the book. Most ebooks just have extra content, versus our app makes everything a part of the story.

Additional Functionality:
* Easy book navigation with the ability to swipe, spread and pinch
* App tutorial, bookmarks, audio effects under text to create an immersive environment
* Icons for text notes, video notes, images and maps appear subtly at foot of page
* Dashboard presents image gallery, maps, individually controlled video notes, text notes, sound effects
* Settings include brightness, volume, fonts, and font size for easy reading

About the Story and Mini-series:
For the Term of His Natural Life is the riveting adventure of Rufus Dawes who is falsely accused of murder in 19th century London. He is transported as a convict to the harsh penal settlement of Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia. Despite his sentence, Rufus Dawes’s quest for freedom never dies.

Marcus Clarke’s classic tale of Australia’s convict past has been compared to such literary greats as Les Miserables and The Count of Monte Cristo, and has elements of Robinson Crusoe and Mutiny on the Bounty. But the book also acts as an historical document due to Clarke’s masterful and authentic references to the convict system.

The novel was adapted as a mini-series and has enjoyed international distribution since 1983. The series stars Anthony Perkins (most known for his performance in the Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho), Patrick Macnee (most known as secret agent Steed for the long-running popular British series The Avengers), Samantha Eggar (most known for her performance in The Collector) and Colin Friels (recipient of numerous acting awards for film, TV, and stage, and most recently the Peter Finch Lifetime Achievement Award). It also stars Diane Cilento, Rod Mullinar, Robert Coleby, Susan Lyons, and features Glynn Nicholas, Damon Herriman, and a remarkable array of who’s who of fine Australian actors.)

For The Term of His Natural Life 1.1 is $13.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. For more information on sample app and trailer, visit the company’s website.

Apprope Releases Long-Awaited Photo Quiz Sequel

Photo Quiz 2 is a sequel to the popular app Photo Quiz, which reached the top 100 most downloaded in the US, top 20 in the UK and Canada, top 10 in Australia, and top 3 in Scandinavia. This time, it’s offering plenty of different challenges – some that keep players guessing and others that get them laughing. Players will be presented with four pictures that have one thing in common. Simply by tapping the letters in the word bank, players can spell out each guess.

This sequel comes with hundreds of new challenges, which get progressively harder the more someone plays. Gameplay can last for hours.

This time, the rules have changed a little. The game offers three different “hint” opportunities. Tapping on the magnifying glass icon reveals letters in the answer. Tapping on the bomb icon removes some of the word bank letters that aren’t being used. Finally, the key icon reveals the word completely, for the extreme cases where players get stumped. Every time an answer is correct, players earn more hint opportunities. These helpful tools can also be purchased in the game.

Support Languages:
* English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish

Photo Quiz 2 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.