New wave of ‘silent camera’ apps blamed for huge rise in illicit photography in Japan

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Almost all smartphone cameras have a built-in shutter noise to prevent the camera being used to take pictures without people’s consent.  But a new wave of ‘silent’ apps – some specifically designed for voyeurism – have been blamed for a huge rise in illicit photography in Japan.

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Apple Picks Instagram as the “iPhone App Of The Year”

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Instagram is the year end winner.

Apple released its iTunes Rewind 2011 and App Store Rewind 2011 today, the company’s annual lists detailing of the top selling apps, music, TV shows, movies and podcasts for the year. This year, the biggest winner on the apps front was Angry Birds, which ran away with the number one spot on the iPhone and iPad -in all categories except top free iPhone app, which was awarded to Facebook.

Apple also selects its own favorite applications, and one of our preferred apps, Instagram, won the honor of being Apple’s “iPhone App of the Year.”

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AstroCantus – iPhone app creates music from stars and galaxies

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There are many apps that create music based on nature sounds from here on earth, but not many that can create music based on the stars in our galaxy. But that’s just what AstroCantus accomplishes.

 

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Parkbud for iPhone: The beautifulest way to remember where you parked

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Parkbud for iPhone: The Beautifulest Way to Remember Where You Parked

Agh, where did I park my car again? Oh noes! Did I fill up the meter enough? Maaan, where can I even park? I know my forgetful self is always asking those questions over and over again but with Parkbud, I won’t ever have to again.

What’s it do?
Parkbud bills itself as a Car Locator and Parking app, which means it’ll help you remember where you parked your car. Just fire up the app and Parkbud will remember where your car is located through GPS with one click…

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