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BTS (방탄소년단) 'Save ME' Official MV
 
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BTS (방탄소년단) 'Save ME' Official MV
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K Camp - Comfortable
 
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Yelawolf - American You
 
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Pre-order the album Love Story now On iTunes: http://smarturl.it/YelaLoveStory Google Play: http://smarturl.it/YelaLoveStoryGP Amazon MP3: http://smarturl.it/YelaLoveStoryAmz Sign up for updates: http://smarturl.it/Yelawolf.News Best of Yelawolf: https://goo.gl/vy7NZQ Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/ynkVDL
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Lost at sea: Ecological assessment around a sunken shipping container
 
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Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo vessels each year. Many of these containers eventually sink to the deep seafloor. In 2004, researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered a lost shipping container almost 1,300 meters (4,200 feet) below the surface of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In the first ever survey of its kind, researchers from MBARI and the Sanctuary recently described how deep-sea animal communities on and around the container differed from those in surrounding areas. The red dots seen in some of the underwater footage are lasers mounted on the remotely operated submersible. The lasers are 29 cm apart and allow the scientists to estimate animal size. Video editor: Kyra Schlining Script and narration: Josi Taylor Production support: James Barry, Kim Fulton-Bennett, Linda Kuhnz, Lonny Lundsten, Nancy Jacobsen Stout, Susan vonThun For more information visit: MBARI press release: http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2014/container-animals/container-animals-release.html Original publication: Taylor, J.R., DeVogelaere, A.P., Burton, E.J., Frey, O., Lundsten, L., Kuhnz, L.A., Whaling, P.J., Lovera, C., Buck, K.R., Barry J.P. (2014) Deep-sea faunal communities associated with a lost intermodal shipping container in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, CA. Marine Pollution Bulletin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.04.014 Special thanks to Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot (PLANET OCEAN/HOPE PRODUCTION) for the beautiful aerial container footage. http://www.homethemovie.org/en/informations-sur-yann-arthus-bertrand/planet-ocean
Yelawolf - Till It’s Gone
 
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iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TillItsgone Sign up for updates: http://smarturl.it/Yelawolf.News Music video by Yelawolf performing Till It’s Gone. (C) 2014 Interscope Records Best of Yelawolf: https://goo.gl/vy7NZQ Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/ynkVDL
Views: 80566312 YelawolfVEVO
Yelawolf - Daddy's Lambo
 
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Sign up for updates: http://smarturl.it/Yelawolf.News Music video by Yelawolf performing Daddy's Lambo. (C) 2011 DGC Records Best of Yelawolf: https://goo.gl/vy7NZQ Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/ynkVDL
Views: 48532848 YelawolfVEVO
ToonPAINT Demo
 
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Screen-capture of Toon-FX's ToonPAINT (http://toon-fx.com/toonpaint/), available for iPhone and iPod Touch. This video demonstrates a typical editing session, and some editing tricks. Captured using the iPhone simulator, for better video quality. Demo image courtesy of Flickr user Mickael Casol. Music by Alexander Blu.
Views: 132584 ToonFXLLC
DeformerPlus
 
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Views: 229528 Mike Kuznetsov
Geo Walk 2.4: Great Encyclopedia About Best Places Around the World
 
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Geo Walk app on the App Store: http://ad.apps.fm/vZMvKUncJEjU_YRor3t2_RM8G1T_LUvoWYXredpuoYD7rcl7-cu0XB-U6PScNPhJFS8nX8pjx-rN4nNP0Srhq9CPLE9bfddfn-xCJzyaDME http://www.facebook.com/GeoWalk What's new Geo Walk: - In-App purchase store: 3 packs with content from a well-known publisher DK (Animals and Plants, History, People and Inventions) - New enhanced interface for better navigation - Search - New category: Inventions - Wiki links for all items - Bug fix stargazing, sky, starwalk, universe, planets, space, skywalk, sky walk, augmented, telescope, AR, sky view, planet, space, skywalk, sky, night, stars, astronomy, astronomy for kids, star, planetarium, constellations, sky, night, map, globe, walk, universe, planets, asteroid, galaxy, satellites, astro, comet, astro, satellite, moon, venus, curiosity, star walk, hubble, mars, sun, jupiter, saturn, asteroid, 3d, system, model, solar, ISS, starry night, orrery, Solar Walk - 3D Solar System model
Views: 9463 VITOiPhone
Groopic
 
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Download Now on App Store: http://appstore.com/groopic Download Now on Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyedeuslabs.groopic For Details: http://groopic.com ----------------------------------------- Ever noticed your group photos are always missing the photographer? Groopic solves this age-old problem by seamlessly including your photographer friend in every group photo. No more asking for help from a stranger or setting up a tripod. With Groopic, your pictures have every friend, every time! The usage is real simple: Take two pictures, mark the photographers and groopic does the magic. ----------------------------------------- CNET - Editor's Rating 8.7/10: "A must-have for getting the photographer into a group shot" and "The best way to take a group photo" GIZMODO - App of the day: "Photographers Can Finally Be Part of Their Own Shots" TechCrunch: "Snap the photos. Tap the photographers. And you're done." ----------------------------------------- Facebook: http://fb.me/groopic Twitter: @groopic Website: http://groopic.com Email: [email protected]
Views: 108442 eyedeuslabs
Bluetooth low energy iPhone Rocket Flight
 
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It was a beautiful fall morning as prepared my model rocket. I started the data collection program and slid the payload with a TI Bluetooth low energy SensorTag and an iPhone 4s into the payload bay. Yes, an iPhone. My wife's iPhone. Gulp. Silently, I recited the astronaut's prayer, "Dear Lord, please don't let me screw up." Then I pushed the launch button.... Get the data, get the software, and read the full story at http://www.byteworks.us/Byte_Works/Blog/Entries/2012/10/31_Collect_Data_from_an_iPhone_Rocket_Flight.html For more about connecting to Bluetooth low energy devices and other sensors using techBASIC, see http://www.byteworks.us/Byte_Works/Collect_Data.html The background music is from a royalty-free music library: COPYRIGHT ATTRIBUTION Search Music Library: http://www.youtube.com/themusicrack Playlist: Classical Title: ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA- Classical | Creative Commons | Royalty-Free Music for YouTube Videos Artist: Kevin MacLeod Copyright: Kevin MacLeod 2010. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ verify at http://www.incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/
Views: 27975 TheByteWorks
Augmented Reality Posters by Saagara - Collection Overview
 
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Visit http://www.saagara.com/ar to download the free posters Free iPhone/iPad App: http://goo.gl/BkRGs4 Free Google Play App: http://goo.gl/QWl11T
Views: 5318 SaagaraHealth
Social Prenup App
 
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Social Prenup: (patent pending) The new social contract app that protects you from unwanted exposure on social media and the internet. Don't let others post pictures or videos of you without your consent. Join our movement…Social Prenup yourself!
Views: 599 Private Social
SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE Multiplayer Trailer
 
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The first details about SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE, the new multiplayer game following the SHADOWGUN series, which just made its world debut at CES 2012 with NVIDIA. SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE will allow gamers to experience intense tactical multiplayer combat with up to eight players online. Along with the original SHADOWGUN, the new SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE uses stunning graphics and realistic 3D environment and characters, making the action incredibly lifelike.
Views: 64305 MADFINGER Games a.s.
GLSL Studio
 
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GLSL Studio is the first fully featured OpenGL ES 2.0 programming environment for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad. http://glslstudio.com
Views: 6968 kode80
Grillin' Time
 
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Make sure your food is grilled to perfection and everyone's meal is ready to eat at the same time. Grillin' Time lets you know when it is time to start grilling your meats, vegetables and fruit so that your whole meal is done at once. Alerts for starting, flipping, and finishing your favorite foods on the barbecue let you walk away from the grill with confidence, knowing you can grill and bbq any meat, veggie, or fruit to just the right level, whether it is chicken that has to be well done or a steak served medium rare. Tell the app how you want your food cooked, touch start and get cooking. It's like having a stopwatch on every piece of food on your grill - and the grill timer knows exactly how long things take to cook. Whether it's family grilling night or a full blown neighborhood barbecue, Grillin' Time is perfect for your next cookout. App features: - Sync timer, so all food can be served at once - Individual food time - Keep track of up to 8 different items at once - Select from more than 400 food items - Audio and visual alerts for each item letting you know when to start cooking, when to flip and when its done - Choose from different types of beef, chicken, pork, turkey, fish, pizzas, veal, lamb, vegetables and fruit - Customize with desired "doneness", food weight and thickness - Access grilling tips and tricks to get the most out of your grill - Adjust timers as needed to suit your own recipes
Views: 310 Grit Design
Yelawolf - Johnny Cash
 
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Get Yelawolf's "Love Story" - http://smarturl.it/YelaLoveStory Sign up for updates: http://smarturl.it/Yelawolf.News Music video by Yelawolf performing Johnny Cash. (C) 2015 Interscope Records http://www.vevo.com/watch/USUV71400880 Best of Yelawolf: https://goo.gl/vy7NZQ Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/ynkVDL
Views: 10303618 YelawolfVEVO
Monster Trouble HD Anniversary Edition
 
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Monster Trouble is a Strategy Game Developed for iPad and iPhone Download on App Store http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/monster-trouble-hd-anniversary/id541095073?mt=8&ls=1 Download on Mac App Store : Great Monster Trouble http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/great-monster-trouble/id453223984?ls=1&mt=12
Views: 6045 nuoxygen
KIDiPLAY Match Demo
 
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Copyright (c) 2011 Ingengo LLC KIDiPLAY Match offers a unique approach to the memory matching game: in addition to the traditional game, it offers a sound-only memory match for auditory learners, and a game to match pictures that go together for those budding critical thinkers in the room. Brought to you by Ingengo, a member of Moms With Apps, KIDiPLAY Match is a great way for all kids to have fun while developing their memory.
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F1 News 2011 iPhone App
 
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Formula One news combining sources, Tweets, track conditions, championship standings & calendar along with individual track, driver and constructor listings? There's an app for that - this app. The No.1 unofficial source for F1 news containing news and information presented simply and intuitively. Download today - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/f1-news-2011/id394203728?mt=8 
F1 news and championship information at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Like one of Lewis Hamilton's mechanics it's the app that never sleeps! Want to see that track layout for the next race or read the latest Williams tweets, it's all in your pocket. Visit our site at http://www.inewsapps.co.uk F1 News 2011 site can be found at http://www.inewsapps.co.uk/apps/f1-news-2011 Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/inewsapps Follow us at http://twitter.com/inewsappsuk
Views: 681 iNewsApps
WordTarget 1.2 is here!
 
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WordTarget is a Mac OS X app designed to help you stick to a writing goal. It doesn't matter where or what you are writing - if your goal is to write a set amount of words a day, WordTarget will help you track yourself against that goal. It sits unobtrusively in your menubar, and will track your word count across applications. You can start and stop it if you don't want something to count (like responding to emails or chatting on IM), and you can set it to count up to your target, or down from it, depending on what gets you more motivated! You can also keep track of your totals for previous days within the improved user interface, to compare how you are doing against previous days. It might encourage you to increase your goal if you're regularly exceeding it, or decrease it slightly to meet realistic expectations if you're struggling to meet your word count each day. The target for each day is saved independently, so you can amend your current target without affecting whether you hit your target on past days! Clicking on a day within the dropdown user interface will also reveal very useful per-application breakdowns of your words, so you can see where your words are coming from each day, and a notification will let you know when you've hit your target for the day! If you're using Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) then the app works nicely with both the light and dark themes. WordTarget helps you to manage your goals, and manage your output! Works on Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10. If you're having any permissions issues after installation stopping you from tracking your word count, see here: http://kickcode.com/wordtarget/setup/. Specifically, if you're upgrading from a previous version, make sure to re-add the permissions for the app based on those instructions, to be sure that the application has the permission it needs to run properly.
Views: 123 KickCode
Kendrick Lamar - Ignorance Is Bliss
 
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Kendrick Lamar O.D 9/15/10 Written by Kendrick Lamar Dir by dee.jay.dave & O.G Michael Mihail
Views: 3821669 Top Dawg Entertainment
OrigamiGore iPhone / iPad Game Trailer
 
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Get OrigamiGore on the App Store: http://bit.ly/OrigamiGore OrigamiGore HD for iPads on the App Store: http://bit.ly/OrigamiGoreHD Welcome to OrigamiGore, the craziest and most dangerous game show in Japan! Build, upgrade, shoot: Defend your castle against hordes of monsters! Blowfish catapult, egg launcher or deadly lasers: You need a proper strategy and fast fingers to survive this unique challenge. Are you up to it?
Views: 4476 Skunk Brothers
Language courses - Lingualia
 
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Have fun while you learn languages! http://www.lingualia.com Our language courses are based on LinguLearning: a state of the art method which will revolutionise language learning. LinguLearning is a personalised system designed to adapt course content to your exact level. If you find you have a good base knowledge of vocabulary, but need to brush up on your grammar, LinguLearning automatically tailors the course helping you gain a deeper knowledge of the areas which need more work. Lingualia is completely flexible; it adapts to your timetable. You can dedicate 10 minutes or an entire hour to your learning session, and all your information is stored and synchronised on our system, so you can pick up your session from wherever you want, and on whatever decide you want. You will always work at your own level and to your own schedule. LinguLearning is about learning, practising and connecting with natives. Thanks to this system, you will learn new concepts in no time at all, while practising online to hone your skills and reinforce everything you have learnt. Always at your level and your rhythm. Lingualia's language courses: + English course: +200 English lessons, English dialogues, vocabulary (+3,000 words), and grammar. + Spanish course: +200 Spanish lessons, dialogues, Spanish vocabulary (+3,000 words), and grammar. Learn languages with Lingu: Lingu is your made-to-measure, intelligent language teacher who uses artificial intelligence to adapt the course to your level, progress, and motivation, to personalise your learning experience. With Lingu you will progress much faster through a course which perfectly fits your needs. Web: http://www.lingualia.com
Views: 42193 Lingualia
Kepler 22 Preview Trailer
 
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Kepler 22 Galaxy Wars is a FPS Game by NuOxygen that will offcially released on May 19th 2016
Views: 1570 nuoxygen
Loot Hero Trailer
 
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iOS Premium: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/loot-hero/id783213197?mt=8 iOS Free: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/loot-hero-free/id927833793?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.varagtp.loothero
Views: 48601 VaragtP
Who Stole The Moon? for iPad
 
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Join Bertie on his quest to find the moon, with this charming bedtime story that will gently nurture your child's imagination, and send them off into the magical world of dreams. ~ http://www.windypress.com/whostolethemoon/ ~
Views: 18987 windypress
Snot & Fluff – An interactive story for children with features of an adventure game [Android/iOS]
 
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AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snot-fluff-a-space-adventure/id1112861301 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.kids.game.story.book.fluff “Mum, Dad, can I watch a movie?” – how often do we hear these requests. This is where “Snot and Fluff - a Space Adventure” will speed to the rescue. This is an interactive story with features of an adventure game for children aged 4 to 10.
Views: 6026 OhNoo Studio
Sabi feat. Tyga - Cali Love [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]
 
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Cali Love by Sabi - Feat. Tyga Get "Cali Love on iTunes:" http://SmartUrl.it/CaliLove Links: http://OfficialSabi.com Http://Facebook.com/SabiOfficial Http://Twitter.com/SabiSoundz
Views: 1942932 Sabi
Virtual Golf in NYC - Gigaputt for the iPhone
 
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Gigaputt... make the world your golf course! Check out the game app on iTunes: http://bit.ly/c0FBxe Swing into action with this totally original golf game! Gigaputt, the first augmented reality virtual golfing app, creates a golf course wherever you go. Instead of clubs, just swing your iPhone to drive the virtual ball around town, aiming for holes that have been laid out for you using your phones GPS capabilities. Gigaputt is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch running operating system 3.0 and later. (Exploring mode requires the iPhone due to a need for GPS capabilities) Music in video: "Tane Mahuta" by The Ruby Suns. Check out their music at http://www.myspace.com/therubysuns Check out the album at Amazon: http://amzn.to/aKvv2P ... (more info) (less info)
Views: 18083 TheAppencyPress
CallsFreeCalls.com: How to make Free Phone Calls and send SMS Worldwide
 
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CallsFreeCalls is the New Revolution Free International Calling and Texting VoIP Service - http://callsfreecalls.com. * One click procedure for registration: Just enter your email and password. No verification needed. * Main screen of the application: There are Contacts, SMS, Phone and Info buttons on it. Use the dialer or build in keyboard to type your buddy email or number. * Rich multi-functional window: History of calls and messages, Buy now, Test call and Log out buttons on it. In the bottom you can see the balance. Build in free test call. You can use it anytime you are not sure the quality of coverage gives you ability to call. * Messages history: The list of contacts who wrote to you before and to whom you wrote. The call button at the right side to quick call is present. * Calls history: The list of contacts who called to you and to whom you called. The SMS button at the right side to quick messaging is present. * Free International Messaging: You have unlimited messages feature and are able to write messages to your buddies anytime and anywhere. All statuses are supported. * Free International Phone Calls: The calls to any international number are supported. Under the number you dialed you can see call status. Antennas indicator shows you call quality. * Bonuses: To call and send SMS for free you can earn additional bonuses. The simplest way is to watch video from our sponsors. The bonuses will be counted automatically.
Priests - JJ
 
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From the album "Nothing Feels Natural" , out January 27 2017 on Sister Polygon Records. sisterpolygonrecords.bigcartel.com Directed + edited by Katie Alice Greer Camera by Jonah Takagi
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Eg 19 te Bovenkarspel met introductie remax makelaar han van wijk
 
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Sneak preview! Nieuw in de verkoop! Eg 19 te Bovenkarspel. Prachtige Villa op een van de mooiste plekjes in de Rozenboom aan doorgaand vaarwater ! Bieden vanaf € 750.000,-- Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met RE/MAX makelaar Han van Wijk 06 51 35 37 26 of [email protected]
Views: 680 Han van Wijk
드래곤슬레이어즈 안드로이드 실기 영상
 
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2013년 3월 출시 예정인 초대형 액션 RPG 드래곤슬레이어즈의 안드로이드 버전 실기 영상
Views: 2926 theAllstar320
Montessori geometry : Kids learn and have fun with shapes !
 
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Have your child discover the wonderful world of Geometry on Montessori Material. he will quickly develop a mathematical logic and critical skills such as differentiation, categorization & identification. "Montessori Geometry" was designed by Montessori teachers. It features: − Pedagogical content: 6 different "families" of shapes (23 shapes) − Self-correcting activities for increased autonomy and self-confidence − 6 different games to learn and have fun − Easy to read definitions (in the memo) for older children & Precise vocabulary − Enchanting graphics and characters: Tam & Tao, our adorable globe-trotter twins Available for iPad and iPhone on the AppStore, from the 13th of September
My son playing EducaVroom on my iPad
 
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My 12 months old son is playing with the educational game I created, called EducaVroom, on my iPad (this is a universal iOS App). It is available on the App Store. More info: http://goo.gl/YMDak Mon fils de 12 mois joue au jeu éducatif que j'ai créé, appelé ÉducaVroum, sur mon iPad (c'est une App universelle pour iOS). Ce jeu est disponible sur l'App Store. Plus d'informations: http://goo.gl/VCROJ
Views: 1191 Mathieu Brassard
Wing Up - Addictive Gameplay - Free for both iOS & Android [Web Trailer]
 
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Wing Up offers brilliantly simple, totally original, and addictive gameplay. Free for Both iOS & Android. Let's download and play Wing Up. - iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id863869908 - Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nopowerup.wingup - Official website:: http://wingup.nopowerup.com
Views: 596 No Power-up
Timor the Alligator: Brushing his Teeth / Interactive eBook
 
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Timor the Alligator learns that brushing all his teeth could be fun. This Interactive eBook for toddles and parents is a an fun way to learn about keeping a healthy smile, perfect as a bed time story. Timor loves to play all day and he loves to eat his broccoli... when it's time to go to bed help Timor clean and brush his teeth for a perfect alligator smile. Developed for the Tablet PC, interaction with the story line turns each page into a fun game for Pre-schoolers and toddles. iTunes Interactive eBook for iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timor-the-alligator/id446126171 Timor the Alligator HD -- Tablet PC Version Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=air.timor.xgmedia.com
Views: 7343 Avi Itzkovitch
Little Emily iPad App Demo
 
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Welcome to Spick-Span, a small but wondrous planet, which has just two inhabitants: the landscape painter Alex and his little daughter Emily. Alex has painted the entire planet solely for Emily to enjoy. Download Little Emily on the App Store https://goo.gl/2knjnG View the full article http://stateoftech.net/little-emily State of Tech - http://stateoftech.net Find us here Facebook - http://www.fb.com/stateoftech Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/stateoftech Instagram - http://instagram.com/stateoftech
Views: 58 StateofTech
Apple Watch Games Starter Pack
 
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Starter Pack of 9 games for your Apple Watch. Now available for only $4.99 !!! AppStore link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app-bundle/id972345852?mt=8
Views: 277 EducativeGames
Shapes for iPad
 
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Shapes for iPad trailer. iTunes App Store link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shapes/id513641995?ls=1&mt=8
Views: 77 boxyapps
Last Target - Official Gameplay
 
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Last Target, for iPhone and iPod touch, and Last Target HD, for iPad, are available on the AppStore. Last Target App Store: http://itunes.com/apps/lasttarget Last Target HD App Store: http://itunes.com/apps/lasttargethd
Views: 1211 iCompanyNet
Mother Goose Interactive Nursery Rhymes for iPad
 
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Update! It's now available: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mother-goose-interactive-nursery/id380890675?mt=8 A set of classic nursery rhymes adapted for the iPad. Watch as the book magically comes to life. Every page has interactive elements. Great for children just learning to read. Narration is optional so parents can still read to their children.
Views: 8304 Logic Consulting
Auburn Coach Wife Kristi Malzahn Agrees with Match & eHarmony: Men are Jerks
 
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
Views: 163592 Shari Wing