PDFpen for iPad Update

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PDFpen for iPad has been updated to version 1.7.1. This app allows you to annotate, write on, and correct various types of documents.

You can learn more about this app by watching the following video tutorial.

This PDF editor works with iCloud so you can edit a document on your iPad and continue on your Mac or vice versa.

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The update includes the following fixes:

• Resolves issue that could cause some documents not to be displayed properly when viewed in landscape orientation
• Enhances Wi-Fi uploads to convert images to PDF
• Improvements for iOS 7.1

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The app itself has various features, including:

- Read and edit PDF documents on your iPad
- Store documents in iCloud, Dropbox, and Alfresco for sharing between devices
- Retrieve and save PDFs directly with Dropbox, Evernote, Box, Alfresco, and Google Drive; share PDFs with a computer via Wi-Fi; transfer files using iTunes, FTP, and WebDAV
- Optimized for Retina display
- Add text, images and signatures to PDFs

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- Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
- Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
- Import images from iPad Photo Library
- Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects and text for reuse
- Fill out PDF forms
- Add notes, comments, and freehand scribbles
- Draw lines, arrows, rectangles, ellipses and polygons
- Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough; proofreading symbol collection included
- Duplicate and rotate pages
- Copy, combine, rename and delete files documents
- Organize your documents using Folders
- Thumbnail view sidebar for easy skimming
- Support for Jot Touch, Jaja, and Pogo Connect pressure sensitive pens


Lexis Updates Legal Search App

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LexisNexis has updated Lexis Advance HD, its legal research app, to version 4.1.

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The changes include:

· iOS7 design updates
· Clear All selected sources or topics pre-search filter
· Improved search results with enhanced recognition of citations, aliases and entities
· Embedded hotlinks to Lexis Advance within delivered documents
· Default dual-column justify format for delivered case documents
· Re-use enhanced court pre-search filters created in Lexis Advance®
· Added source coverage information
· Content additions
· Other enhancements and bug fixes

This app allows you to:

• View and annotate documents while offline with ability to sync changes!
• View alerts instantly
• Stay organized with remote access to saved files and folders
• Access previous research results quickly and search within results
• Ensure your research is “good law” with Shepard’s®

You need to have access to the service in order to use this app.


More OneNote Information

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MicroSoft has released OneNote for Mac and has created a video to show it in use.

A blog post explains some of the various features.


The features various from syncing notes on all your devices, to sharing notes with others, to collaborating with others via syncing changes using OneDrive.


You can even email a specific page to others.

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If you enjoy this app on you should check out the iPad app version of OneNote for iPad.

OneNote for Mac Released

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Sync multiple devices with the cloud

Today, Microsoft released a Mac version of OneNote that is compatible with several iOS apps.

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You can download the app from the app store. You can learn more about the app from http://www.onenote.com.

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This note taking app allows you to organize information and share it with others.

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The app is described as follows:

Harness the immense potential of your thoughts and discoveries with OneNote, your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that’s too important to forget.
Whether you’re at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!

Here are some more ideas on how to use OneNote:
•Capture rich notes for classwork, meetings, or research
•Keep track of your shopping list and mark items off wherever you are
•Create an itinerary and keep track of your travel plans for your next big vacation
•Take pictures of receipts and bills to remove some of the paper clutter
•Collaborate and share ideas with your team
•Research items and prices to make the best purchasing decision
•Keep and edit all of your notes – whether taken from OneNote on Mac, tablet, phone, or browser

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Key Features:
•Sync your notebooks seamlessly across computers and devices -then share them to your friends, family, or colleagues
•Your notes look just the same on your Mac – including rendering ink annotation and formatting
•Bold, italicize, underline, highlight, increase indent, decrease indent – format your notes like you want in a free form canvas
•Search your notes and files for anything you’ve captured by just typing a keyword or phrase
•Create, move, copy, re-order, rename, color code and delete pages, sections and notebooks to organize your content as you’d like

•Requires OS X 10.9 or greater
•A free Microsoft account is required to use OneNote for Mac
•OneNote for Mac opens existing notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 format or later and are saved to OneDrive

Also, several apps are already compatible with OneNote. You can read about those apps and devices here. You can get Microsoft’s OneNote for iPad from here.

1Password Update

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AgileBits’ 1Password – Password Manager and Secure Wallet has been updated to version 4.3.2.


This app has the ability to remember, generate and securely store passwords, credit card information and more. With the built in browser, you can have the app fill in your username and password automagically.


There is also a strong password generator the remembers the password for you.

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The following has been updated in the latest updates:

Updated in version 4.3.2:

* Fixed a problem which could cause an import from 1Password 3 to fail.
* Fixed a problem causing the rich icons to not show.
* Additional bug fixes

New and Improved in 4.3:

What’s New

* Wi-Fi sync option is now available for syncing with 1Password 4 for Mac.
* Custom items icons added on Mac are now shown.
* Added new setting to change user-agent of the built-in browser.

What’s Improved

* Better support for iOS 7
* Greatly improved initial iCloud sync performance.
* Improved search performance.
* Diagnostic information is now emailed as an attachment.

What’s Fixed

* Fixed visual issues with search results on iOS 7.
* Fixed bug that where 1Password process did not terminate after Erase Data.
* Fixed problem where iCloud sync did not start automatically on the initial launch.
* Fixed bug where it was not possible to change the name of an item.
* Fixed sorting and indentation of folders when viewing them in the popover.
* Fixed crash when using voice over and generate password.
* Fixed crash when syncing with Dropbox.
* Fixed problem where sync status would always be shown at the very beginning for a few seconds when switching to the settings view.

You can also buy the Mac and Windows version and sync the information between all of your devices.


You can learn more about how to use the apps from the developer’s website.

Once you start using the app, you will wonder how you lived without it.

TrialPad 4.0 – New App to be Available Soon

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Don’t let the new version number fool you. TrialPad Version 4.0 will be a new app from litsoftware.com.

Sign up for the email list on the developer’s home page for more information about the app.

To be clear, version 4.0 has not been released yet and is expected to be for sale soon.

GarageBand Update

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Apple has released the latest update to GarageBand, an app with touch instruments and a full featured recording studio.

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The app allows you to play piano, guitar, drums or organ.

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Apple describes the app as follows:

Play your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch like a musical instrument
• Play musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard
• Tap out beats with an acoustic and electronic drum kit
• Record your voice using the built-in microphone and apply fun sound effects
• Recreate legendary guitar rigs with 9 amps and 10 stompbox effects*
• Use the Sampler to create an instrument from sounds you record, then play them on a keyboard*
• Record compatible third-party music apps right into GarageBand using Inter-App Audio in iOS 7

Sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments
• Conduct an entire string orchestra with just one finger using Smart Strings*
• Tap chords to instantly create keyboard grooves with the Smart Keyboard*
• Strum chords on an acoustic and electric Smart Guitar, trigger fingerpicking patterns for popular chords, or switch to Notes view to try your hand at the real thing
• Groove with a variety of Smart Basses using upright, electric, and synth sounds*
• Drag drum instruments onto a grid to create your own beats with Smart Drums*

Start a Jam Session with your friends
• Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to play or record live over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with up to three of your friends
• Tempo, key, time signature, and chords automatically sync to the bandleader
• Jam with any Touch Instrument or live instruments like electric guitar or voice
• The bandleader automatically collects everyone’s recordings so they can be mixed as a song and shared

Create a song anywhere you go
• Arrange and mix your song with up to 32 tracks** using Touch Instruments, audio recordings, and loops
• Use the Note Editor to adjust or fine-tune any Touch Instrument recording
• Trim and place musical regions exactly where you want them to play
• Use the Mixer to fine-tune each track’s volume —solo or mute any track or adjust pan, reverb, and echo
• Choose from over 250 professionally prerecorded loops as a backing band to your song

Share your songs
• Keep your GarageBand songs up to date across all your iOS devices with iCloud
• Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
• Share your songs directly to Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud
• Email songs right from GarageBand
• Export your song and add it to the iTunes library on your Mac or PC
• Share GarageBand projects directly between iOS devices using Airdrop for iOS

* Requires one-time in-app purchase for the complete collection of GarageBand instruments and sounds.
** 32 tracks available on iOS devices with the A7 chip. 16 tracks available on iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation).

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