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Intelligent Apps Releases LaunchCode Shortcut With Notification Center

If you love your iPhone and your Apps so much so that your iPhones pages are crammed full with many apps, you’ll know how painful it can be searching all those icons for that app you’re after. Sure you can use Spotlight to quickly search and launch your app, but if it’s a collection of apps you launch all the time check out LaunchCode.

Using LaunchCode you can launch Apps from iOS Notification Centre, or by drawing predefined custom symbols inside the launch pad of the app.

The ultimate goal of LaunchCode Shortcut Center is for users to use their iPhone as an extension of themselves and not as the focal point of their attention. They will be able to complete tasks, call contacts, listen to their favorite radio station, and even open Maps with directions to their home all without looking at their phone. Muscle memory will take over. All that is required is for one to draw their symbol on the screen and the phone will obey their command.

With the ease of this user interface, this is the only app iPhone users will ever need in their iPhone dock. Unlike other productivity apps, LaunchCode injects the human interface into the iPhone. Humans communicate nonverbally in ways such as with gestures, letters and symbols, and now can communicate with an iPhone the same way.

Intelligent Apps plans to release two versions of LaunchCode. A free version which users can program with up to 5 app shortcuts and 5 action shortcuts and a paid version with which users can program unlimited app shortcuts and action shortcuts.

For more LaunchCode information, including more features, screenshots and videos, check out the official LaunchCode website.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 6.0 or later
  • Size: 40 MB

Pricing and Availability:

Full version is available for £2.99 while the lite version is available for Free. Both apps are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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iPad Pro UserSince the day of release of iOS 9 power users and developers have been hunting through the code looking for clues relating to future hardware releases. One which keeps working its way to the top of the pile is that of the iPad Pro.. A 12.9″ iPad which is potentially going to feature a 2735×2048 resolution screen which equates to  263 pixels-per-inch, according to code found in iOS 9.

Some other things rumoured about the iPad Pro is that it will have:

  • Built in support for USB class C devices, including keyboards
  • Support for multiple user ‘profiles’
  • Stereo speakers (instead of the current mono speaker across the iPad range)
  • A9 Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Touch ID

A larger screen would certainly be welcomed by those users intending to use the new split screen functionality… Rumours are the iPad Pro will be aimed at (but not solely) business and education users.

Should this be true, I’d expect to see a release of this later on this year. Probably October in the Apple Keynote, based on the fact the iPad 2 Air was announced in last Octobers keynote.

The below is a link to hirakujira’s tweet, where you can see a screenshot of the code from iOS 9 and details of potential screen resolutions:



Move over Siri, competition is on its way…. Apple fan boys the world over scoff at the Cortana commercials, standing by their trust Siri personal assistant… Perhaps not for much longer?

Roumer has it Cortana is making its way to iOS and Android devices! Albeit in somewhat a restricted incarnation.. For obvious reasons, the hands free “Hey Cortana” activation will not work on iOS devices. Also launching applications on either Android or iOS via voice commands will not be supported!

However, Cortana on all OS’s will use and in fact sync Cortana’s notebook. Meaning all your Cortana interactions should be seamless regardless of OS.

Cortana should have hit the respective app stores by the end of June this year.

It would be interesting to see what the take up is like on both OS’s – or, if the owners decide to stay true to the grandfather of assistance.

You can read more about this over at Microsoft’s Blog



iOS8.1On October 16th at the end of the press conference, iOS 8.1’s release was firmed up as being Monday the 20th, iOS 8.1 is thought to bring with it a myriad of bug fixes – including the case of the notification bar that blankly refuses to disappear and a hand full of new features which should please iOS fans who also own OS X based hardware.

There are three features in particular which are causing the most buzz on the news networks – those features are as follows:

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update availableApple have today announced the availability of the latest update for their popular mobile operating system iOS 8. This update (8.0.2) fixes several bugs introduced by the previous update (8.0.1) which was available for less than 24 hours. Apple found 8.0.1 to be causing issues with making and receiving calls and SMS messages, among other less show stopping bugs. Although the bugs only affected a small percentage of iOS 8’s user base Apple was quick to pull it from their production store and replace with 8.0.2

You can download the update via iTunes of via your device, by visiting settings > general > software update. Alternative you can use the download links below:

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