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GetGlue Rolls Out Version 3.0 for the iPad

GetGlue has launched version 3.0 of their iOS app for the iPad. The update brings an all-new guide for TV, movies, and sports, recommendations based on your personal preferences, the ability to chat with friends while you watch, notifications for special events, and the ability to earn stickers from your favorite TV shows.

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GetGlue is a social-networking site for mobile devices which allows users to "check-in" to their favorite TV shows, movies or sporting events. Users earn virtual stickers and recommendations based on their viewing history. According to GetGlue, over 3 million people use its service.

Pinterest Now Available for the iPad and Android Devices

The social photo sharing website Pinterest is now available on the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The apps are available for download through Pinterest.com or via Apple's App Store and Google Play. Kindle Fire owners will be able to download an Amazon version via Amazon's app store later this week.

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The Pinterest app allows users to share their photo collections with other users by creating theme-based image collections. The faster, redesigned iPhone version offers a new 2-column layout so users can see more pins. The iPad version allows users to easily swipe through pins, and see what others are pinning from their favorite sites. Users can login or register with Facebook, Twitter or just an email address.

Amazon Launches Instant Video App for the iPad

Amazon has released an Amazon Instant Video app for the iPad. The app features access to thousands of titles available from Prime Instant Video. It comes preloaded with a selection of top video titles, and you can add other titles directly from Amazon. Users can download purchased or rented movies to watch offline, and will have access to Amazon's Watchlist queue.

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The Instant Video app also allows you sync movies so you can finish watching on a different device. For example, if you start watching The Avengers on your iPad, you can pause and pick up where you left off on a Kindle Fire, PS3, PC, Mac, or hundreds of models of connected TVs and Blu-ray players.

Fanhattan Adds NBC, HBO and Cinemax to Movie Browsing App

Streaming may be a great way to watch your favorite movies and TV shows, but content is fragmented amongst the many content providers vying for our money. Fanhattan for the iPad makes searching for content easier by aggregating it from multiple sources. This allows iPad owners to use one app to browse available movies and TV shows, instead of using multiple provider apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus.

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Fanhattan has recently grown their roster to 14 different providers by adding networks like NBC, HBO, The CW, and Cinemax. Fanhattan has also added a "watch list" to help users navigate the 175,000 movies and TV show available through the various services. You can even save upcoming movies and TV shows that haven't been released yet. Fanhattan will then notify you when the content has become available to watch on your device.

Avengers Blu-ray Gets iPad Companion App

Marvel Studios plans to release an Avengers companion app for iOS devices later this month. The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App for the iPad will feature character bios, exclusive photos, interactive comics, video content, and more. The app will be updated on a bi-weekly basis until the movie is released to DVD and Blu-ray on September 25, 2012.

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The Avengers two-disc Blu-ray / DVD pack features an alternate beginning, extended scenes, an alternate ending, a gag reel, music videos, and the featurettes: “Assembling the Ultimate Team” and "A Visual Journey”. Read on for full disc specifications and prices.

Google+ for the iPad Unveiled at Google I/O

Google has made a lot of big announcements at its Google I/O 2012 keynote currently being held in San Francisco, California. Some of the highlights include: The new Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), a cool looking media streaming sphere called the Nexus Q, and the pricey Project Glass ($1,500). Google also announced that Google+ is getting a tablet makeover.

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The app has been optimized for Android tablets and the iPad. Google+ now features a new navigation system, Hangout video chats, and easily-tappable actions like +1 and comment. The app will also take full advantage of the new iPad's Retina display. Android users get the update today, while iPad users will have to wait a little longer.

Reading Rainbow Finds New Life on the iPad

The canceled PBS television show Reading Rainbow is back thanks to the iPad. Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton told Engadget that he decided to re-imagine the show as an iPad app after the public outcry over its cancellation.

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Children can choose between four themed islands to discover new books and videos customized to their age and interests. Users are also rewarded with digital stickers for frequent reading and performing other tasks. The app currently includes 150 books and 16 video field trips with more to be added later.

SlideWriter iPad App Tries to Recreate Popular Jailbreak Tweak

SwipeSelection, based on Daniel Hooper's concept video, is one of the best jailbreak tweaks released this year. The tweak makes editing text on the iPad and iPhone much easier by allowing users to swipe instead of tapping for a more precise cursor drag.

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Studio Tentpole has attempted to recreate Kyle Howells’ jailbreak tweak with a new iPad app called SlideWriter. The $0.99 app allows users to swipe above the keyboard, instead of on the keyboard, to edit text. However, Christian Zibreg of iDownloadblog says the app isn't as good as Howells' version.

InboundWriter Content Optimization Application Coming to the iPad

The web-based text editor InboundWriter is being converted to HTML5 to make it iPad accessible. Jay McCarthy, VP of Marketing at InboundWriter told Cult of Mac that iPad users have been asking for an iPad friendly version of the application. InboundWriter is currently running on Flash, which makes it unavailable on Apple's tablet.

“The people asking for it have gotten louder and louder,” Jay McCarthy said over the phone. “We were very, very close to making the decision to dump IE altogether, because of their lack of HTML5 support."

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InboundWriter is a one-of-a-kind content optimization application for writers and online marketers. It assists users in creating and optimizing content for SEO. The service is free up to 8 articles, or $20 a month for unlimited access.

New iPad App Takes You Back to Wolf Creek

Sharp Agency in collaboration with Emu Creek Pictures has announced what they're calling the "world’s first interactive Horror iBook" entitled Return to Wolf Creek.

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The iBook takes readers on a spine-chilling journey back to Wolf Creek with never-before-seen deleted scenes, a 45 minute documentary (The Making of Wolf Creek), interviews and more. The iBook was designed to help fans get reacquainted with the 2005 horror film. New fans will also enjoy learning about the original film before Wolf Creek 2 hits theaters in 2013.

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