Minecraft Xbox 360: Patches, Features & DLC – Everything You Need To Know

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, Microsoft, Xbox

Minecraft Xbox 360 news as it happens, all in our regularly updated round-up. Bookmark this page to stay informed.


We’ll be updating this page with new Minecraft Xbox 360 screens, patch notes, rumours and trailers as they happen, so bookmark this page and keep checking back for updates.

Last Updated 11/07/12


10/07/12 Minecraft Xbox 360: 4J Talks Updates, Texture Packs, Custom Skins

4J Studios has continued to discuss its plans for Minecraft Xbox 360, with hopes for new features and content currently pinned on the future 1.8.2 update.

4J said it is “looking at texture packs”, will add the ability for guest players to be blocked from affecting your world, “will be adding new content” and may even introduce custom, player-designed skins “much later on”, despite there being issues doing that on the console “that get lawyers all excited”.

Check out the full quotes and details here.


04/07/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Patch 1.7.3 Adds New Skins DLC – First Images


On this day, 4J Studios revealed a batch of images for Minecraft 1.7.3’s new character skins. 

The Minecraft Xbox 360 Skin Pack 1 will add 40 new skins to the mix, and hans’t got a release date yet.

Some of the skins available in the pack include:


  • Creeper Man
  • ‘Splosion Man
  • Trials Man
  • Covenant Grunt
  • King
You can check out the skin pack DLC images in full here.




03/07/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Patch 1.7.3 Release Date ‘Within 10 Days’

On this day, 4J Studios announced it had submitted Minecraft Xbox 360 patch 1.7.3 to Microsoft for approval, along with some additional patch notes:



  • Added pistons.
  • Fixed clay generation.
  • Flint and Steel or redstone is now required to trigger TNT
  • Fences can be stacked.
  • Added Shears.
  • Redstone wire now will connect to a repeater
  • Shears can be used to pick up leaf blocks.
  • Shears can be used to shear sheep without hurting them
  • Sheep no longer drop wool from being punched, only from being killed when they are unsheared.
  • New textures for Cobblestone and Brick blocks.
  • Silverfish skin was added (for Beta 1.8).




27/06/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition To Have Trial Skin Packs, Maybe Server Rental


Minecraft Xbox 360 could offer players dedicated servers via similar rental system to that introduced in Battlefield 3.

Developer 4J Studios tweeted that discussions for dedicated servers “so far are around a rental” – a similar solution to Minecraft on PC.

Meanwhile the upcoming Skin DLC packs will feature ‘trial’ versions with some skin unlocked, according to the studio.



21/06/12 Minecraft Xbox 360: Open Servers, Skin Packs Detailed, Update 1.8.2 In The Works


Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition will support paid-for skin pack DLC when the 1.7.3 update launches in July, developer 4J Studios confirmed.

Skin packs will likely cost players MS points, 4J confirmed on Twitter and will contain “40+ skins per pack”, as well as some free skins per pack.

Although the 1.7.3 patch has yet to launch, 4J also confirmed it is already working on the next Minecraft Xbox 360 update – which will most closely resemble the PC beta version 1.8.2 – the Adventure Update.

Meanwhile, 4J also said that the adding open servers to the game was “in discussion”.



18/06/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition 1.7.3 Update Coming In July With Skins DLC

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition will be updated to version 1.7.3 in early July, as confirmed by 4J Studios. The developer also announced that the update would launch alongside a new skins DLC pack.

4J Studios also confirmed it would update the game to 1.7.3 then aim to jump to Beta 1.8.3 then bring Minecraft up to par with version 1.2.3 of the final code.


13/06/12 Minecraft Xbox 360: Update Expected In July, Adds Autosave, Multiple Fixes

Minecraft Xbox 360 developer 4J Studios revealed some the contents of its first patch on this day, including auto-save features and more. Here are some of the revealed patch notes here:

New additions:



  • Added an autosave, and the ability to turn autosave off, or set it from 15 minutes up to 2 hours in 15 minute steps.
  • Split the sensitivity controls into an in-game sensitivity and an in-menu sensitivity.
  • Added an Interface Opacity slider in the settings for plasma screen users.
  • Added a gamertag display in splitscreen, and the ability to enable/disable it in the settings.
  • Added an option in the settings menu to enable/disable in-game hints.
  • Added an option in the settings menu to enable/disable tooltips.
  • Added a co-ordinate display to the in-game map.
  • Added new sections in the How To Play on Multiplayer, Sharing Screenshots, and What’s New.
  • Added a warning message when attempting to place lava near the spawn area.




  • Fix for the leaderboard crash when toggling between filters/leaderboards.
  • Fix for server disconnect message appearing when offline or in leaderboards.
  • Fix for issue where posting a screenshot to Facebook caused a back out to the main menu.
  • Fix for clay generation.
  • Fix for ‘Awaiting Approval’ showing all the time on some signs.
  • Various crafting menu fixes.
  • Fix for being able to stand on sugarcane.
  • Fix for intermittent crash on saving.
  • Fix for duplication bug with the furnace.
  • Fix for not being able to place water near the spawn area.
  • Fix for intermittent problem on entering the Nether putting the player above the Nether world.
  • Fix for frame-rate drop around the edge of the world.
  • Fix for intermittent problem where some achievements were not being awarded.
  • Fix for graphical issue with stairs.
  • Fix for issue with enemies spawning inside a house when they shouldn’t.
  • Fix for Zombie Pigmen not being counted for leaderboard scores.



25/05/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Played More Online Than Black Ops

This was the news on this day, following Xbox Live figures published by Microsoft. More people played Minecraft Xbox 360 than Call of Duty: Black Ops. That’s a big deal indeed.

Check out the full story here.


24/05/12 Minecraft Xbox 360: Update To Include ‘As Many PC Features As Possible’, says 4J Studios

4J Studios explained that it was trying to implement as many Minecraft PC features as it could into the first Minecraft Xbox 360 update. Here’s the studio’s quote:


“We are working with Daniel Kaplan at Mojang to define what is going in to the Xbox version”, 4J’s Paddy Burns explained, “But the aim is to include as many of the PC features that make sense on the Xbox as possible. The game isn’t Minecraft on the Xbox, it is Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, so it isn’t really a direct port of the PC game.”

See the full story here.


23/05/12 Minecraft Xbox 360: Microsoft Refunding For SDTV Split-Screen Issues

Minecraft Xbox 360 owners running the game on standard definition TVs quickly found themselves unable to play the split screen version of the game. Microsoft quickly released a statement on the issue, and refunded anyone affected.

The statement read:


“We updated our pre-sale notification to inform customers that an HD screen is required for the split-screen multiplayer feature on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition,” the publisher said in a statement.

“If a player does not have an HD screen and purchased this game prior to the notification update, they are eligible for a full refund through customer support.”


Check out the full story here.


16/05/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Update Coming ‘This Summer’

Mojang tweeted that an update for Minecraft Xbox 360 would be coming in the summer. Here’s the quote:

“A lot of people are asking about the next Minecraft Xbox update. All I can say is it’s planned to be released “this summer”

Check out the full story here.


15/05/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Sells Over A Million Copies In Launch Week, Says Microsoft

Just a week after launching on Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft revealed that Minecraft had sold over a million downloads. 

Check out the ull Minecraft Xbox 360 sales statement here.


11/05/12 Minecraft Xbox 360: How To Survive Your First 5 Days

NowGamer’s Adam Barnes and Dave Cook play through five days in Minecraft, and teach newcomers how to survive, create necessary tools and how to fend off the evil Creepers in a series of ace video guides.

Check out our guide – Minecraft Xbox 360: How to survive your first five days – here.


10/05/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Became Profitable After An Hour On Sale, Says Notch

The day after Minecraft Xbox 360 launched, Mojang founder Notch revealed that the game made back its budget in just over an hour.

Check out the insane sales figures and Notch’s response here.


09/05/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Gets Rave Reviews, Notch Hints At Positive Sales

Following Minecraft Xbox 360’s release, we collated all of the major reviews and scores out there online into one handy article. Notch also spoke out about the game’s superb success and hinted that the game was hitting stunning sales figures. 

Check out our Minecraft Xbox 360 review round up, and Notch’s quote here.


09/05/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 – The official NowGamer review!

We reviewed Minecaft on Xbox 360 in full, giving it a great score and revealing tons of new information of 4J Studio’s superb port. 

You can read our full Minecraft Xbox 360 review right here.


07/04/12 Minecraft Xbox Gets New Screens Ahead of Release

Minecraft Xbox 360 got another huge batch of new screens, courtesy of 4J Studios and Mojang. The new images show off Creepers, dungeons, snow environments, giant lakes and much more.

Check out this batch of Minecraft Xbox 360 images here.


06/04/12 Minecraft: Mojang ‘Keen For Xbox 360 Exclusive Content’

Minecraft Xbox 360 developer 4J Studios revealed that Mojang was keen for the game to grow in a different direction to the PC version.

Find out what that means in our article here.


05/04/12 Minecraft Xbox 360: Rebuilding Notch’s Masterpiece For Consoles – Interview

NowGamer spoke with Minecraft Xbox 360 developer 4J Studios about the responsiblity of porting such an epic game to Microsoft’s hardware, and disucces at length how the game would grow through future patches.

It’s a big interview rammed full of interesting facts, and you can read it all here.


04/04/12 Minecraft Xbox 360 gets its debut trailer, and tons of new information

4J Studios and Mojang released the debut trailer for Minecraft Xbox 360, showing off four player split screen mode, button prompts and much more. Watch the full trailer here.


22/03/12 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Gets May Release Date, High Price

As part of Microsoft’s ‘Arcade Next’ season, Minecraft was dated for Xbox Live release on 9 May, at a lofty 1600 MS Points, or £13 to talk in real money terms.

See the announcement here.


05/03/12 Minecraft Xbox 360: Castles, Dungeons, Enemies – Screens

Minecraft Xbox 360 got its first batch of gameplay screens, courtesy of Scottish developer 4J Studios. The initial shots show off a recreation of Edinburgh Castle, which is found in Scotland’s captial. Animals, plantlife and dungeons were also shown. 

Check out the big batch of screenshots here.


13/06/11 Minecraft Xbox 360 Kinect is optional, Notch confirms

Notch confirmed that while Minecraft Xbox 360 supports Kinect play, it is entirely optional. This was good news to anyone who isn’t a fan of the Kinect hardware.


06/06/11 Minecraft Xbox 360 is confirmed, along with Kinect support

The Minecraft Xbox 360 saga began as Microsoft announced that Minecraft would be making its way to Xbox Live Arcade, during its pre-E3 2011 conference. Check out the announcement here.

Wii U Won’t Feature Xbox Live-Style Online Subscription – Nintendo

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, Nintendo, Wii, Xbox

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata confirms Wii U’s online component won’t come with an additional cost.

Wii U owners won’t be charged additional fees to access online services, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has revealed.

Iwata said during a shareholders presentation (via Andriasang) that he wasn’t against subscriptions, but felt a free service was best-suited to the Wii U.

Free access will also encourage Miiverse users to engage and promote the service, and in turn the console, Iwata suggested.

Nintendo previously confirmed Miiverse won’t integrate Facebook or Twitter, and plans to police messages between users.

We’re almost certain that Wii U will launch on 23 November, but an official release date has yet to be confirmed.

Quotebook 2 offers iCloud, Instapaper support

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Apple, iPhone


For the quote lover in all of us, Quotebook 2 is now out with iCloud and Instapaper’s Launch Center support.

You can utilize iCloud to sync quotes between your iPhone and iPad, or you can share a quote via email, iMessage, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. You can add quotes to Quotebook using Instapaper’s Launch Center.

A neat addition is auto detection. Copy a quote, and Quotebook will recognize it from the clipboard. A search has been added, with connections to Wikipedia to find out more about the source.

We really liked Quotebook when it first came out. Since then, an iPad version has been released, and Quotebook looks especially nice on it. It’s available for $2.99 in the App Store.

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Former Sony Santa Monica Devs Talk God Of War 4

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, PSP, Sony

Will God of War 4 be a prequel? Will Kratos return? We speak to former God of War artists to find out more.

God of War 4 rumours have reached fever point, with a brand new tease on the PlayStation Facebook page hinting at a reveal as early as next week.

Previous rumours have all but confirmed the game is in development at Sony Santa Monica – but no details have yet been made official.

The latest issue of Play Magazine, speculates that God of War 4 could be a prequel (like PSP games Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta), and could star – or at least co-star – Kratos’ brother Deimos.

The feature quizzes two former Sony Santa Monica artists about the future of the God of War franchise, to find out more.

Asked if the greek mythology context was becoming restrictive for to the franchise, Cecil Kim, an artist who worked on the series said cryptically:
“Well, if you see the franchise is all about Kratos, yes…”

Kim didn’t expand on whether Kratos would be joined by a second character on his next adventure, but added that Santa Monica studio’s experience on five God of War games made him “confident” that Sony would resurrect the franchise.

So could God of War 4 be a prequel?

“Kratos’s past is touched upon to an extent if you go read the comic book series based on the game,” said former God of War concept artist Andy Park, now working at Marvel Studios on films such as Iron Man 3, Thor 2, and The Avengers.

“As far as the games are concerned, I’m sure the amazing writers of God of War can figure out a way to incorporate and expand on Kratos’ past into future games if they wanted to.”

Meanwhile, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter believes “100 per cent” that God of War 4 is in development, and is “equally certain we will see a God of War installment for Vita.”

“The first game will likely be a port. Depending upon the success of Vita hardware, they may consider an original title for the handheld,” Pachter explained.

Is God of War 4 set for a reveal next week? Will it feature co-op? Leave us a comment  below!

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God Of War 4: PlayStation ‘Vengeance’ Tease Hits Facebook

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, Sony

An image is teasing something on the PlayStation Facebook page, and looks like it could be linked to a new God of War game.

God of War 4 could be set for a reveal as soon as next week judging by a new teaser image on the PlayStation Facebook page.

“Will vengeance bring redemption?” asks the graphic, which also mentions a 19 April 2012 date.

Numerous comments on the image are hopeful of a God of War 4 reveal.

A God of War 3 sequel has long been rumoured, with Sony Santa Monica openly recruiting to the ‘God of War team’ since finishing the last game in the series.

God of War 4 has also cropped up on LinkedIn profiles too.

Is God of War 4 set for release next week? Drop us a comment!

More God of War 4 on NowGamer:


  • God Of War 4, Medal Of Honor Listed On Mo-Cap CV


Word Game Lovers Celebrate with a New Free iPhone App

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Apple, NDS, iPhone, others

Denver, Colorado – Word games are loved by many people, which is why Spuzzle, Inc. is offering its newest iPhone and iPod touch app Word vs Word free of charge for a limited time. The app is a new social word game with an all-in-one link between a crossword puzzle, hangman and a word search game. In addition, the Word vs Word HD version specifically designed and formatted for the iPad will be 50-percent off.

Word vs Word challenges players to uncover a secret word between three and eight letters. Through strategic process of elimination, intuitive selection and a little luck, the winning player reveals the secret word first and is presented with that word’s definition. As educational as it is entertaining, the app provides a social venue for learning new words and definitions.

“People don’t just like word games, they love them,” said Jeff Russell, President and Co-Owner of Spuzzle. “Word games appeal to the masses, and people have many choices when selecting a new word game to download. We want to make sure players are introduced to a social word game they can play with their friends.”

The game offers social interaction with live turn-based play and chat messaging with friends and random opponents or equally challenging solo matches. Word vs Word is an accumulation of all things word game players find addictive, fun and rewarding.

According to Russell, many people are currently playing and enjoying Word vs Word. “Since the game became available in the iTunes App Store it has received numerous positive comments and it has a five-star rating. The game is featured on various app Websites and has received glowing reviews by Appolicious, touchArcade and others.”

Pricing and Availability:
Word vs Word for the iPhone and iPod touch can be downloaded for free in the iTunes App Store under the Game-Word category. The 50-percent off iPad version Word vs Word HD can be downloaded from the App Store. These limited time offers will run from Friday, February 10, 2012 through Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Spuzzle wishes word game lovers a happy Valentine’s Day.

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Spuzzle(R) is a Denver-based company developing social puzzle iOS applications. Our passion is creating and designing apps that blend games with a social tie-in allowing others to join in on the fun. Other apps that are available in the iTunes App Store include Ask Social Questions, a Social Networking app where users pose a question, clues and photos via email, Facebook or Twitter for friends to solve and iBelly Workout, a Health and Fitness app where people literally place their device on their stomach and navigate objects around obstacles. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Spuzzle, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Pimp Your Screen won a Best App Ever award as the best Wallpaper App

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Apple, NDS, iPhone

New York, New York – Apalon, the company behind the #1 customization tool on the App Store, is happy to share with the world the news on the impressive performance its flagship application has been showing. Pimp Your Screen, the app that makes every iOS device screen worth its impeccable setting, is now ranking in the TOP25 overall charts in many countries including US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and more. It has been featured by Apple as one of the best selling apps in App Store Rewind 2011.

As an additional proof of its ultimate success, the app has been recently acknowledged as the Best Wallpaper App 2011 according to the Best App Ever Awards held by the 148Apps network. This reputable contest gathered over one and a half million votes from users all over the world, and becoming a winner in one of the categories has been a true honor for the Apalon team.

Jeff Scott, Editor and Founder of 148Apps Network stated: “The Best App Ever Awards were started four years ago to spot and highlight the iOS apps that users admire most. The applications are nominated and voted on by the users worldwide, which ensures the fairer system than simple downloads count. The winners are the apps that people really use and love. Pimp Your Screen is a perfect example of an app loved in its category. “

When Apalon first came up with the idea of Pimp Your Screen, they had the kind of tool in mind that would give users a handful of unique content easily accessible right on their devices. The team of professional designers worked day and night to craft every image and satisfy even the pickiest user. Right after launch users could enjoy App Shelves, Icon Skins, Neon Combos and Home Screens. Due to the careful selection of images and high ecstatic standards set by Apalon, what pleased users’ eye in the app always looked great on the screen of their device. The new content keeps coming every single day, allowing endless customization possibilities on a daily basis.

Subsequently, the application was upgraded with the new features and constantly improved. Pimp Your Screen has been enhanced with Lock Screen Maker and Home Screen Maker. With the Lock Screen Maker it’s easy to create unique Lock Screens that will be displayed right after a user hits the Home Button when the device is locked. The Home Screen Maker makes it easy to create custom App Shelves and Icon Skins on one of the Home Screen images available in this module. Users can also apply shelves and skins to their own photos to make their wallpapers truly unique.

Apart from that, there are wide sharing possibilities including posting to Facebook, Twitter, emailing or even gifting the app.

“Users love Pimp Your Screen. And it’s the best proof that we have succeeded with the idea of bringing new ways of customization to iOS devices. We also keep up with he latest trends and only the best content becomes part of the app. I would like to thank everyone from 148Apps as well, for running such a great contest and letting users discover great apps on the App Store.” – said Peter Melnikov, VP of Apalon.

About 148Apps:
The mission of 148Apps is getting the word out about the very best in iOS and other mobile applications through editorial reviews and news. In addition to editorial, 148Apps keeps track of what’s currently popular, new, trends, and app price changes in the iTunes App Store. In January 2009, 148Apps sponsored the Best App Ever Awards, the first achievement awards created specifically to honor application development.

Device requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0
* Universal Application
* 13.0 MB

Pricing and availability:
Pimp Your Screen 1.6 is only $0.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available on the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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Apalon is a leading mobile and game development studio. Founded in 2006, Apalon turned to the development of its own products, successfully exploiting years of technical knowledge and experience. In 2009 Apalon expanded its scope of activities with iPhone App Marketing services, becoming one of the pioneers in the sphere. The company is best known for its successful iOS titles such as Pimp Your Screen, Weather Live, My Alarm Clock, Dream Home and Eye Illusions. Copyright (C) 2012 Apalon. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

iPhone Apps and Games For Free Using Mega Free Apps

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Apple, NDS, iPhone

Ternopil, Ukraine – As of 2011, the App Store has over 500,000 apps in its inventory, which over 84,000 are games. According to a recent study from DigitalBuzzBlog, 61% percent of mobile phone users play games on their smart phone. With the popularity of mobile gaming on the rise, mobile phone users are always on the hunt for new and exciting titles to add to their gaming collection. However, purchasing games for the iPhone and iPad can quickly add up since prices for top paid iOS based games range from $0.99 to $6.99.

Offering a cost effective solution to find paid iPhone games for free, MegaFreeApps.com allows visitors to browse new free game titles each and every day. The site is updated daily and posts paid game titles that are now discounted to be free. Titles ranging from strategy type games to racing games, the website has something for everyone of any age group.

“Many people don’t know that within the iPhone app community, there are numerous paid apps that go on sale for free, as a way for App Developers to expand their reach to new users,” explains Linda Martinez of MegaFreeApps.com. “However the problem is that many iPhone users are unaware of these limited time free promotions and can end up buying it after the offer has expired,” continued Martinez.

The website aims to help new iPhone users find the best paid apps for free when they are offered by app developers. This is due to the problem that many developers are so busy with their app that it can be difficult for them to create enough traction during their free period promotions. As a result, many developers face low number of downloads when their app is released to the public.

With its easy to navigate layout, MegaFreeApps.com provides a preview of the screenshots as well as a description for each title. Visitors can quickly download the apps for iPhone by using the App store button. According to the website, it estimates that visitors can save a minimum of $30 per month simply by using its MegaFreeApps application.

“Very useful app. Find the free apps is very easy,” says customer, Qerupas, about his 5 star rating of the MegaFreeApps in the App Store. The MegaFreeApps app is available for free to download via the website.

“Many iPhone gamers and users who download apps each month are unaware of the total amount they have already spent and when they look at their account they are shocked. The MegaFreeApps app easily keeps track of the money saved each month and the user’s total amount,” says Martinez about the other extras with the MegaFreeApps app.

It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In addition it requires iOS 4.2 or later to run. The app aims to save iPhone users money and help them find the best paid iPhone apps for free each day.

“We provide a free service to make it easy for anyone to find the best paid iPhone apps made free for a limited time and look forward to saving money for thousands of users,” explains Martinez about the company’s vision. Fans of the app can stay connected via its Facebook FanPage to keep up to date with the latest free titles.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 8.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Mega Free Apps 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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MegaFreeApps is unique service which allows iphone users to save money everyday on iphone apps and games. Copyright (C) 2012 MegaFreeApps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Valentine Camera+ for iOS/Android – Lovely Valentine Frames for Photos

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Apple, iPhone

Plymouth, Minnesota – MobileChamps today is pleased to introduce Valentine Camera+ 1.0 for iOS/Android, their Photo & Video app that offers 20 different Valentine themed, lovely frames for photos shot on any camera-equipped iOS/Android mobile device. Photographers can see the subject inside the frame as they shoot, or they can put a lovely frame on any photo in their Photo Library. Offering four types of frames: Love Hearts, Red/Purple Roses, Rainbow of Lights, and Love Ornaments, the app produces memorable Valentine photos instantly that may be saved or shared via email, Facebook, or Twitter. MobileChamps is well known for its 50 iOS/Android apps and Valentine Camera employs their latest technologies to achieve professional results easily.

On launch in portrait orientation the app displays four different rectangular frames, also in portrait orientation. The back facing camera is activated by default, and amazingly, all four frames contain the exact same camera view. Aimed and centered on a subject, the photographer can compare all four photos to select the best one, or they may shoot all four simultaneously, creating a kind of photographic tetraptych. There are five different pages of frames available, accessed by swiping right to left, and picture takers can sample all of them, scrolling the frames horizontally while viewing their subject in the camera viewer. Having decided on a single frame, the user just touches it, and the frame fills the screen, while the camera shutter button is ready in the bottom tab bar.

The results are remarkably good. There are no fuzzy borders where the frame and photo meet, and the colors are bright and true. Particularly impressive are the delicate wisps of roses and hearts that remain razor sharp as they gracefully frame the subject. Usually every rose has it’s thorn but, it seems, with this amazing app the users have only roses to indulge in. No thorns! Valentine frames have been selected after due deliberation and keeping in mind the taste of young and old alike. Included within several of the 20 different frames are built-in photo effects, such as: black and white, sepia, mirror images, etc.

Self-portraits are also easy, just by selecting the back facing camera. Once snapped, a photo can be saved to the Camera Roll, emailed, or posted to Twitter or Facebook via the app’s integrated email and social media connectivity. A valentine frame changes an ordinary photo into a Valentine keepsake, and Valentine Camera+ provides a lot of colorful choices and great results.

Feature Highlights:
* 20+ magical Valentine frames with filters
* Live photo capturing using Valentine themed frames
* Four screen photo-capturing capability
* Import photos from album and convert old photos into everlasting Lovely Memories
* Upload and share stylish Valentine photos directly to Facebook and Twitter, or any other photo-sharing site, or send it via email
* No logos or watermarks covering the finished picture

The app can do wonders to your photos. Now express love easily and conveniently, at any time. Now you can surprise your loved ones by taking professional Valentine photos.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod touch 4th generation, and iPad 2
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 9.2 MB
* Android Devices – requires 2.1 and up

Pricing and Availability:
Through Jan 15 & 16, Valentine Camera+ 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Jan 17 to 23, Valentine Camera+ will be $0.99 (USD). Jan 24 onwards – $1.99. Review copies are available upon request. Mobile Champs also offers companion apps, such as Valentine Day Cards, Love You Cards and Chocolate Cards are available for $1.99 in the Social Networking category.

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Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mobile Champs, LLC is a 3-year-old start-up technology company that has been endeavoring, ever since its inception, to bring smiles to faces and to help make this planet go green. Mobile Champs has, over a short span of time, successfully launched 50 eco-friendly and sustainable Greeting Cards, Camera , Twitter & Makeover based iOS/Android Apps for each individual and for each single occasion with much more than 500,000 downloads. ‘Birthday eCards’ iPhone app is part of Top 100 Social Networking App in more than 25 countries currently. Search ‘MobileChamps’ in iTunes/Android Market to see all apps developed by MobileChamps. Copyright (C) 2009-2012 MobileChamps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

TUAW Help Line: holiday gift questions & answers

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Apple, iPhone

The goose is cooked, the cookies crumbled, the wrapping paper thrown away and the relatives released to their neutral corners. Finally, you can get down to the post-holiday fun of setting up your new iPad, or transferring your data from your old PC to your new Mac! Unfortunately, the end of a long day of cooking, eating, drinking and merry-making might render your personal IT skills a bit less than optimal. Whatever shall we do?

We’re here to help. Got a pressing Mac, iPhone, iPod or iPad setup question? Wondering how best to arrange your iTunes store accounts, chat with Siri or configure iCloud? Leave a comment here, hit us up on our Ask TUAW Twitter account, or swing by our Facebook or G+ pages. We may not be able to answer all the questions, but we’ll help as much as we can.

TUAW Help Line: holiday gift questions & answers originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sun, 25 Dec 2011 20:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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