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Congressional Record App Updated to Include iPhone

“The Congressional Record app now works across all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad).  The iPad app has been downloaded over 12,000 times.  I’m guessing with this update, that number will go up.”

via LOC

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Smartphone app coming for Arlington National Cemetery

“A new smartphone app, due out this fall, will be able to provide a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery, list events there and help visitors locate gravesites. The new application will be available to the public in October, said Maj. Nick Miller, chief information officer for the cemetery. His team is already beta testing the app, which links geospatial mapping technology to digital records and tombstone photos. The app provides a real-time schedule of burials, wreath-laying ceremonies and other events at the cemetery. Employees there have been using a similar internal application since March to help manage daily activities at the cemetery.”

via The United States Army

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WestlawNext Android App

“Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has added powerful new functionality to WestlawNextTM with the introduction of the WestlawNext AndroidTM app. The mobile app will work on both Android tablets and smartphones, extending the capabilities of legal professionals and giving them mobile access to the preferred legal research service to enhance their productivity and efficiency. Features that can be leveraged through the app include the ability to: search all core content with WestSearchTM, the world’s most advanced legal search engine; use KeyCite® to confirm whether your cases and statutes are still good law; read and email documents; add notes to documents; and access and add documents to your folders.”

via Thomson Reuters

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Amazon’s Audible Launches New Windows Phone App

“Amazon-owned audiobook service Audible has today expanded its range of smartphone apps by launching on the Windows Phone platform, allowing users to browse, sample and buy more than 100,000 audiobooks on the go. Utilising’s Microsoft’s unique design experience, Audible’s Windows Phone application also allows users to wirelessly transfer their library to their device, offering background audio (multitasking) support, as well as collating listening statistics and awarding badges as titles are transferred and listened to.

via The Next Web

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Goodreads Puts the Book into Facebook: Social App Now Available in Facebook’s New App Center

“This evening, Facebook is launching its new App Center to help its 901 million members discover high quality social apps for the web and mobile. Goodreads is one of the apps participating in the launch event, and the new App Center will serve as another way for people to discover our app.

What makes the Goodreads team particularly proud is that the Facebook App Center only lists high quality apps that rate well on key signals such as highest customer ratings and frequency of user shares. The Goodreads App, with an average 4.5 star rating (out of 5) is clearly winning many fans.”

via Goodreads

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‘Frankenstein’ Comes Alive in the App Store

“An iPad app by Inkle Studios and Profile Books based on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” drew some rave reviews for its sophisticated choose-your-own-adventure approach when it was released in April. Now a second ambitious interactive take on the classic monster novel has jolted to life in Apple’s App Store, courtesy of the New York Public Library.”

via NY Times.

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New technology for sharing old memories

Mercury News – “For Rudy Adler and Brett Huneycutt, the future of social networking is the past. The co-founders of the San Francisco startup 1000memories are trying to turn the world’s smartphones into tools to digitalize the estimated 1.8 trillion fading and yellowing snapshots that people have lying around in their attics, garages and picture albums — often among the most prized, and least seen, of people’s possessions. The goal of the two friends since third grade is to add the past tense to the up-to-the-minute stream of social networks. The company’s iPhone app, called ShoeBox, allows users to photograph their old snapshots with the camera in their smartphone, upload the digital image to the Internet, and share it with anyone they choose. The same day ShoeBox launched in late October, Adler got an email from an interested partner. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wanted to impart a pep talk.”

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LexisNexis Answers Customer Requests for on the Move Access via iPad and iPhone

Press Release – “LexisNexis UK a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the release of its first U.K. legal applications. Combining the trusted content of LexisNexis and the ease of use and seamless design of mobile applications, LexisNexis is proud to be the first major content provider to create apps for its U.K. subscribers: Legal Terms and On the Case. Following feedback from customers about the increasing need to access information on the move, LexisNexis has developed two quick and simple iPhone apps that are user-friendly and give customers fast and accurate information. These apps can also be accessed on the iPad in iPhone format.”

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N.Y. State Bar Readies Mobile Apps

LTN – “A mobile application for finding legal ethics opinions is now available from the New York State Bar Association, and two other applications are being developed. Mobile Ethics is free and available to the public on Apple iOS, Google Android, and Research In Motion BlackBerry devices, officials said Wednesday. “Maybe not every attorney is going to view the ethics app as something worthwhile, but certainly for those who work in the ethics field or those who have questions, it is very convenient. I’ve utilized it a few times,” association president Vincent Doyle III said, at Connors & Vilardo, in Buffalo. That kind of search is also accessible through paid services like Lexis Advance and WestLaw Next, but they can be cumbersome, he noted.”

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WSU libraries create smartphone app

The South End – “Wayne State libraries are implementing new smartphone programs to help students get information quickly. The newest program is the addition of Quick Response codes for smartphones. The library QR codes, developed for WSU two weeks ago, are barcodes that store any kind of data and can be scanned by smartphones. When the library’s QR code is scanned, it goes immediately to an “Ask-a-Librarian” screen to help students find academic resources.”

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