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Action Movie FX App : Add Stunning Video Effects in iPhone [ Review ]

Action Movie FX is yet another awesome application that one must have on their iOS device. If you like to shoot videos on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, but are bored because you can’t find anything interesting to shoot, then this is the app for you. This app brings some awesome Hollywood styled video effects to make what you’re shooting more interesting and funny.

Do you remember the amazing missile crash and tornado effects used in many of the Hollywood movies, well, this app does something similar without you needing to spend millions of dollars on it. Action Movie FX is a really fun app to have on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and it will certainly make you and your friends laugh.

Action Movie FX App

The effects available in the app are so realistic that they blend in very well with the video that you shoot. You can choose from three free effects and download many others for a price. The whole process of adding effects to a video is easy as well and the app is very fast in adding the effects and processing it, specially if you’re using an iPhone 4S. Action Movie FX app is free to download and, like I said earlier, comes with three free effects namely Missile Attack, Car Smash and Demolition Rock.

How to use Action Movie FX app on iPhone

After downloading the app, launch it and tap the Go button to start filming your very own Action movie. Now, choose from any of the three effects that are given and start the process.

Action Movie FX effects

Shoot a short video, preferably of 10-30 seconds or you can even go longer if you’re filming some serious stuff for a real movie. After recording, choose where you want to add the effect. You can either add it somewhere in between or towards the end as that makes it more interesting and funny.

Action Movie FX timing

Click next and wait for the app to render the video. If your film is long and you’re using an iPod Touch or iPhone 3GS, then it’s going to take some time. Once it’s done, you can play the movie and see for yourself how it is. You can even edit it and change where the effect has to start and end, if you didn’t like the finished video.

Here is a sample video showing Movie FX app effect:


That’s it! Now, you can decide whether you want to share the amazing video that you just created with your friends on Facebook or via Email. The extra effects pack cost $0.99 each and are available as in-app purchases. Try the app out and tell us if you liked it. I’m sure you would because it is one very interesting app to have some fun.

Download Action Movie FX ( iTunes Link )

This app is also available for Android phones and you can download Android version from here.

How to Create Animated GIF from Video : Cinemagram iPhone App

If you have an iOS device, specially the iPhone 4, iPad 2 and the 3rd or 4th iPod Touch, then you probably like to use them for taking pictures and videos etc. You must’ve also heard of the app called Instagram, which lets you take photos using iOS device, apply filters and effects to it and then share it with your friends online. This app was so popular after it’s release that Apple finally named it the Best App of the Year 2011. Now, here’s another new app called Cinemagram, that does the same thing with videos and lets you create animated GIF from video.

Cinemagram

Cinemagram is a new app that creates a hybrid between a photo and a video that is amazing to look at and very creative. All you have to do is take a short video with the help of this app and select the area that you want to create GIFs from movie video.. The app is super easy to use and has a beautiful UI. After you’ve downloaded the app on to your iOS device, launch it and go through the introduction process. The app has 5 tabs at the bottom that can be used to check out the popular images, latest images, create images, check your album and edit the Settings.

How to create animated GIF from video?

As soon as you check out the popular or the latest section, you’ll know how amazing this app is and what kind of things can be done using it. So, lets get on to the filming process then.

Create Animated GIF from Video

Select the capture button and record a short video, preferably 2-3 seconds, using the front or rear camera. It’s best if you record something that’s in motion or something around the subject is in motion.

Cinemagram create

Edit the video if you want, adjusting the length and hit Save. Now, draw the area on the video that you want to animate. Tap the screen once and start drawing. Make sure you draw only the area that you want to be animated! You can even pinch to zoom in to that area to make it easier.

Cinemagram share

You can choose from one of the 4 filters for the image, try them and apply them to make the result look much better. That’s it! That’s how you create animated GIF with the help of the amazing Cinemagram app. You can then give it a title and share it on the app itself or on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. It’s a really amazing app and I really enjoyed creating animated GIFs using it.

Here is a video teaser of this Animated GIF creator app:

Cinemagram is currently available in the App Store for $1.99, so if you’re in the mood to create some stunning hybrids of videos and photo, then you should definitely try this app out. Have a look at these samples here, to see what I mean!

Download Cinemagram App ( iTunes Link )

Shazam Player for iOS is a Better Music Player App [Review]

shazam player

If you love listening to music on your iOS device then you must’ve realized by now that the app doesn’t have much to offer. It does, however, let you change songs, create playlists, forward, rewind, pause, shuffle and basic stuff like that. But, what if you were looking for an app that does more than that. An app that has much more features and also some unique ones that the stock music app doesn’t. I’m sure you must’ve heard of Shazam music recognition app for iOS and Android. Have you also heard of Shazam Player?

Shazam Player is a better music app for your iOS device, mainly because it lets you do more and know more about your music than the normal app. The most attractive features of this app would be the ability to get information on the track and the artist that you’re listening to, play YouTube videos and get instant lyrics of songs displayed to you as the song plays.

Shazam Player Features:

The most important feature that made me download and use this app from day was, is LyricPlay.You can use this app to perform karaoke shows as it displays the lyrics in sync with the song. And the whole app goes full screen, with only the lyrics shown on the display. Like to sing along to your favorite tunes? This is the app! The app scans your entire library and matches songs that have LyricsPlay enabled. There aren’t currently a lot of them, but there are enough (about 30,000) to keep you happy and help you learn the lyrics of your favorite song.

Shazam player LyricPlay

 

There are lists available for the top tracks available with LyricPlay and you can even buy tracks by directly going to iTunes via the app. You can watch YouTube videos of any track in the playlist, share what you’re listening to on Facebook or Twitter and get information on the song and the band/artist. And, if you want to know where the band/artist is playing currently, you can get tour dates and other information right within this app.

Shazam player features

Shazam player screen

Since this app was only recently released, the LyricPlay feature hasn’t been perfected yet and you may face unsynced lyric display. The developers are currently working on improving the app and fix such issues as fast as they can. Shazam Player is currently only available for iOS and is available for free in the App Store.

Download Shazam Player

Do you know more such apps like Shazam player which shows lyrics along with song on iPhone or iPad?

SpeedUpTV for iPhone App review: iOS Multimedia Gamechanger

SpeedUpTV, from mix1009, is likely to be the video player and multimedia file manager on every iPhone very soon. This full-featured video player does everything iOS users wish the native app did and so very much more.

SpeedUpTV gives users complete control over their multimedia experience on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  Its video player features are its strongest draw, but the developers of this application went above and beyond to offer users many more value-added features.  The app allows users to watch videos at a variety of speeds, from .05x to 2.0X original speed.  In addition, it functions as a viewer for multiple file types, supporting most image files, and has a built-in folder management system which includes security features like password protection.

SpeedUpTV

 

SpeedUpTV App review:

The controls are simple, intuitive, and elegantly designed for a great user experience.  The video player controls are similar to those of the native app, giving users a feeling of immediate familiarity despite the many added features and increased functionality.

SpeedUpTV completely replaces the need to use the native app, and makes organizing and viewing other file types a breeze.  One of the multitude of awesome add-ons is the ability to transfer files using the USB cord.  I would like to see this app support some sort of wireless sync, though I would use the USB transfer more—it would just be the icing on the cake for this already fantastic application.  After having the application and using it for a while, I found that the number of features included in the video player alone were even more practical than I’d first imagined.  Scene browsing and slo-mo were perfect for educational videos; the fast forward modes were great for speeding through parts of recorded lectures I wanted to quickly review.  It’s an excellent app for students, and the entertainment functionality should be obvious for anyone who uses their iOS device for watching vids for fun.

 

 

The graphics are perfect for a utility like this—non-intrusive and serving the function of the app while providing an aesthetically appealing format.  Playback is excellent, and there’s an added bonus built in with the mult-speed option—the tone of the audio doesn’t get distorted at faster and slower speeds.  This may not seem like much, but when you don’t have to listen to the dull roar of slo-mo audio or the Chipmunks-like squeak of sped up voices, you realize what a great addition this really is.

SpeedUpTV is a new app and if it does well (and it will, offering all this for only $2.99) it’s only going to get better.  It requires iOS 4.0 or later, so if you’re rocking the right device, check out SpeedUpTV app.

ContactsXL 3 +: iPhone Contact Manager Application

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Doesn’t seem sometimes that the iPhone address book ought to be able to do a lot more than it does? Apparently Jonathon Teboul thought so too, since his name is now on an exciting contact manager replacement in the AppStore.

ContactsXL 3 + Sync is not your average contacts manager.  And it’s not just a pretty skin for the mediocre native app.  When they say it’s full-featured, they mean it.  It’s past time for an app like this, but ContactsXL 3 + Sync makes it worth the wait.

 

Not only is this contact manager chock full of features, it’s surprisingly streamlined.  Searching for contacts is made infinitely simpler when you can search by using any info you know on the contact card.  Simpler yet?  Set up “smart groups.”  This sweet add-in lets you create rules for as many groups as you want—the awesome part is that the manager will auto-place contacts into groups based on these rules.  Cut down the time you spend managing your contact list and let smart groups do it. Want to find your contact without scrolling a boring list of names or messing with the virtual keyboard? Coverflow, an animated gallery of contact pics, is a unique and fast way to find who’s on your mind.

Another slick feature: Facebook integration.  Add your friends list to your contacts, and let ContactsXL 3 + Sync handle syncing their info to your device.  It’ll also let you check out their profile from a link on their contact card.  The T9 dialer surpasses the iPhone offering too.

Not only is the user-interface designed for maximum intuitive functionality, it also looks good.  Contact pics aren’t just beautifully displayed in Coverflow, they’re also right beside each contact’s name in the address book.

An app that looks good, works great, and offers a ton of features you won’t be able to live without? You’d expect it to be pricey, right? Well, ContactsXL 3 + Sync weighs in at only $0.99… What are you waiting for?

Do let us know if you use any other iPhone app as iPhone contact manager?

Frisbee Forever: iPhone Game Review

Playing with a Frisbee is something that all of us have done at some point of time in our life. It’s a fun game, and very much fascinated me when I was a really small kid. Now that I’ve grown, it’s difficult to find time to play with a Frisbee or well anything else of that sort. This is where Frisbee Forever, an iPhone Game comes to the rescue.

Frisbee Forever for iPhone, is a really fun and challenging game for all those Frisbee lovers out there and according to me it’s actually more fun than a game of real Frisbee. The game is real simple to play and doesn’t require any real skills for you to master it. Frisbee Forever uses the accelerometers to control the movement of the frisbee when in the air. The game has many levels and different scenarios such as a park, a mountain, waterfall and few more. The game requires you to throw the Frisbee and then navigate it throw loops and around obstacles to reach the finish line, and trust me that isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Get ready for blast-off. Fly at breathtaking speed across more than 100 crazy tracks. Twist and turn in the California Theme Park, climb the majestic mountains in the Wild West or send the waves blazing in the Pirate filled Caribbean oceans. There’s a level for everyone! Play with cool classic Wham-O® Frisbees® or brand new discs only available in Frisbee® Forever. Collect more than 100 Frisbees®, with plenty of trophies and secret bonuses to achieve.

The game starts off with a very easy level, but as you keep moving up, the levels get harder and trickier. It’s not really easy to control the Frisbee, as you have to maintain the speed and angle as well, if you don’t, the Frisbee crashes and Game Over!! It’s all in how you tilt your iOS device, tilt too much and you’re off course, tilt too less and you go hit the loop instead of passing through it. Throughout the games you’ll need to collect Stars so that you can move on to the next levels and also buy yourself a brand new Frisbee.

That’s pretty much how the game is, seen in the above screenshots, fun and tricky as you make your way to the top and become a Frisbee Forever master. It’s available for free in the App Store, but is a little heavy weighing in at about 60MB. Free up some space on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and awaken the little kid inside you.

Do you like to play with Frisbees? Tell us if you enjoyed playing Frisbee Forever.

Finger Stomp iPhone App Lets You Make Street Music

Do you remember when you were young, and you could entertain yourself with something as simple as beating on a trashcan or drumming on a hub cap in your garage?  Well, the makers of the new iPhone app Finger Stomp have succeeded in bringing back all the old-fashioned fun of banging on junk and put it in the palm of your hand.

 

Finger Stomp

 

Long-time users of the iPhone have most likely seen the many beat-creation apps released throughout the years, but few can match the authenticity of Fingerstomp.  When you first open the app, you’re placed in a dimly lit garage with a variety of metallic objects which, when touched, produce a sound similar to the virtual object’s real world counterpart.  In addition to the starting equipment, Finger Stompallows users to customize their own personal stage by selecting from 22 different objects and two backdrops, including the original garage stage and a basketball court.

Now here’s the fun part: users are able to not only coordinate the sounds to produce original, quality-sounding beats, but they can then record those beats for later listening and even export them.  For those who need a little bit of help with their rhythm, the game offers a practice mode in which players can follow along to a number of pre-made beats using the many objects at their disposal.  Additionally, sounds can be tweaked by the user to fit just about any style.

 

 

There are plenty of rhythm games out there on the iPhone, but the main problem with many of them is the poor touch response, which often makes it difficult to produce any kind of complicated beat.  Fortunately, this is not the case with Finger Stomp.  Users will enjoy the amazing responsiveness of the interactive touch controls, which not only provide instant feedback but also allow beat-makers to use up to three sounds at once, which is ideal for producing intricate, multi-dimensional beats.

As far as graphics and audio go, Fingerstomp is a huge success.  Whether it’s the authentic-looking, fully-animated objects and realistic backgrounds or the high-quality sounds produced by each item, the game delivers on all fronts. To add, the inclusion of the Drum Meister beat engine ensures that every beat produced will be totally fluid and achieve exactly what the user has in mind.

In the end,Fingerstomp has everything you need to synthesize your own quality custom beats using the same kinds of sounds utilized by the band Stomp. The app store price of $2.99 (iPad) may be a little steep for those iPad users on a budget, but the iPhone version is just $.99. In my opinion this app is a must-have for old-school fans of hip-hop, rap, and street music.

Download Finger Stomp
iTunes Download Link

Free Version Link

Check out this cool video of this app in action!