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Warfarin Assist App for iOS Helps Blood Thinner Patients Track Their Vitamin K Intake

Independent developer, James Hollender is proud to announce the release of Warfarin Assist – for Users of Coumadin or Warfarin 1.0, his new medical app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Warfarin Assist is designed to help patients on blood thinners keep track of their Vitamin K intake, which is known to affect INR/PT results.

Users can easily keep track of the foods they eat, tracking their calorie, Vitamin K1, K1D, and K2 intake. The app provides fast access to nutritional information for over 8,700 foods, and over 15,400 different food servings, all based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

 

“A number of years ago my wife suffered a stroke. As part of her treatment she was referred to the MGH Anti-Coagulation Unit, that would be dealing with monitoring her blood tests for INR/PT,” says the app’s developer, James Hollender. “Although she was provided with a brochure that listed foods containing Vitamin K, I knew there had to be a more comprehensive list. I found one published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). That became the basis for my Vitamin K and iNutrients apps that have been available for a number of years. My development efforts have led to the Warfarin Assist app.”

 

The Warfarin Assist app provides comprehensive information in regard to calories and Vitamin K. The nutrients are listed in alphabetical order, and utilizes the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for each nutrient. A lightning-fast search function allows comprehensive access to all needed information from the USDA database. All information is stored locally on the user’s device, so no Internet connectivity is required.

 

Users can save information for their daily food intake directly from the Search screen. Users pick a serving size, and the number of servings. They can also create custom serving sizes, from 1 to 500 grams. As serving information is edited, the app automatically displays a graphical representation of the various nutrients via a handy color code. A “Customize” section provides a means for users to create their own Custom Color Scale for each nutrient if desired.

 

Color Codes and Their Meanings Are:
* Black – Extremely High
* Dark Red – Very High
* Red – High
* Orange – Moderately High
* Yellow – Moderate
* Light Green – Moderately Low
* Green – Low
* Light Blue – Very Low
* White – Extremely Low
* Gray – Unknown

 

Users can store up to a full year’s worth of food serving intake in the app’s Personal Nutrients Data. A handy action button allows users to copy all their food servings to the current day’s list. The My Data section allows anyone to view the complete information available about any intake item by simply tapping the item.

 

A handy Action button allows users to delete the current food serving, change the number of servings for the current item, change the intake date to move a food serving to another day, or copy the intake item to the current day. A user’s personal data can be safely backed up and restored via iTunes to any Mac or Windows PC.

 

“It recently occurred to me because many of the Vitamin K app users who were asking to be able to add additional foods, and that just wasn’t possible with the original Vitamin K app, that maybe something in between the Vitamin K and iNutrients apps would be just what was wanted,” continues James. “That’s how the Warfarin Assist app came about. I also created almost identical apps, Coumadin Assist and INR Assist, because users might prefer a name they’re more comfortable with. The functionality is the same for all three apps, but the labeling and some documentation is different for each version.”

 

Warfarin Assist also offers handy information to aid users in understanding the usage of the app, including definitions of what calories are, calorie recommendations by gender and activity levels. It also offers helpful information about nutrients, weight management, physical activity, fats, food groups, carbohydrates, Vitamin K, Coumadin, and much more.

 

Warfarin Assist – for Users of Coumadin or Warfarin 1.0 is only $4.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.

BeatMirror for iOS Offers a Real-Time Way for Drummers to Stay on Beat

Independent development team Ten Kettles today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of BeatMirror: Beat detector for rhythm training 1.0, their new tempo-detection and rhythm training app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. BeatMirror allows any drummer to pick a target tempo and simply start playing. The app monitors the beats per minute (bpm) in real-time, and displays the current tempo, average tempo, and tempo drift. Visual cues indicate if the tempo is too fast or too slow. BeatMirror helps any drummer develop their internal tempo.

To get started, the user simply taps the Target Tempo button to go to the Target Tempo entry screen. Then, the tempo is set by either using the handy slider, “+” and “-” buttons, or by simply tapping a beat on the on-screen tap pad. BeatMirror then uses the iOS device’s built-in microphone to detect the drummer’s tempo while they play. The app makes a great tool for drummers who want to develop their own internal metronome. The app offers a wide tempo detection range, detecting between 40 and 208 beats per minute (bpm). This makes the app a great tool for getting the beat down for any type of music.

 

“Learning to stay on beat – learning to groove – isn’t always easy. I’ve often wrestled with it in my own playing,” says Alex Andrews, creator of BeatMirror. “Traditional aids like a metronome are definitely useful… but they can also turn into a crutch. When I’m playing live or jamming with my band, I want to be listening to the other musicians, not a click track! It’s those real-life musical situations where strong internal rhythm really shines through. And that’s exactly why I built BeatMirror: to give musicians a tool to build their internal rhythm skills.”

 

Features:
* A wide tempo range: Tempo detection between 40 bpm and 208 bpm
* Fast response time: Detects tempo quickly and accurately
* Flexible: Accurate across time signatures (e.g., 4/4, 6/8) and rhythm styles (e.g., swing)
* Real-time statistics display includes current tempo, average tempo, and drift
* Easy-to-read interface in all environments, including on-stage or practice spaces
* Tap pad allows users to intuitively set a target tempo
* Perfect for use during solo practice, band rehearsals, or even at concerts

 

BeatMirror helps any drummer develop their own internal rhythm skills. The real-time monitoring and on-screen feedback helps the musician know when they’re speeding up the tempo, or slowing it down. The app can be used in any environment. It can be used while practicing alone, jamming with the whole band, or even on-stage. BeatMirror helps keep the beat steady and strong.

 

In addition to being an avid musician, Alex has an education in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics and had almost a decade of work experience as a research engineer before founding Ten Kettles. That allowed him to approach the app with a real engineering mindset, helping him develop the real-time signal processing and audio analyzing features of the app. As a rule, Alex’s skill set isn’t a common one for the development of apps, and he thinks it helps the app stand out.

 

“As someone who’s spent a lot of time both playing and teaching music, I deeply want to contribute a useful practice tool. Something that musicians don’t just find ‘neat’ but truly valuable,” shares Alex. “I think this level of care isn’t common enough in app development, and I do think it sets Ten Kettles’ apps apart in general. This is my full-time gig and BeatMirror has just started its journey.”

 

Alex has plans to continue development of the app, expanding it to other instruments in the future. A tempo graph is the top priority for an upcoming release, and Alex will continue to hone and perfect BeatMirror in future versions, as he has done for Ten Kettles’ other two apps: hearEQ and Waay.

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 25.4 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
BeatMirror: Beat detector for rhythm training 1.0 is only $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

Rogue Hacker for iOS – Decide the Fate of an Underground Network of Hackers and Spies

Independent game developer, Jeffrey Yim today released Rogue Hacker 1.0, his new game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Your choices will decide the fate of an underground network of hackers and spies. Manipulate the dominant factions of the network in a dynamic interconnected story that changes depending on your choices. Beware, your choices may have unforeseen consequences. Maintain the balance of power between the factions and engage in thrilling hacking missions where your reflexes will be tested.

You’ve gone Rogue and the world is overrun by four hacker factions. Your decisions and hacking skills will keep the balance of power between them all. Every decision matters, your choices control which factions remain in power, who will go to war, create alliances, or remain at peace. You may have gone Rogue, but all the factions rely on you to get things done.

 

Choose your own path as your decisions affect how the dynamic story unfolds. The branching stories constantly change depending on your decisions and who remains in power. But beware; every decision might have implications in the future that may dangerously shift the balance of power. It’s game over if a faction gains absolute control or loses all their power.

 

Features
* Branching story depending on your decisions
* Intense Fast-Action Hacking
* One tap controls
* Upgradeable hacking powers

 

Hack into rival factions’ computer systems with your ever expanding loadout of hacking powers. Hack into the deepest systems with simple one tap controls, while unleashing devastating powers with the push of a button. Race against time as each system will be locked down if you take too long to hack it. Security nodes will put up a fight with multiple levels of firewalls. Avoid firewalls at all cost, one touch and you’re toast.

 

You’re not the only one fighting to be the ultimate hacker. Compete online with global leaderboards to see who has hacked into the deepest system. How many systems can you hack? How far does the system go?

Pricing and Availability:
Rogue Hacker 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Promo codes are available to members of the press. For more information, please contact Jeffrey Yim.

DEVONtechnologies Releases DEVONthink 2.9.13

DEVONtechnologies today releases version 2.9.13 of all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as its smart notebook DEVONnote. They let their users quickly capture data without interrupting their workflow. All documents are stored and can be worked with in a single place with a unique AI assisting users in getting the most out of their information collection.

 

Version 2.9.13 enhances the decluttering service, rearranges a few menu commands for clarity, and improves importing bookmarks from Google Chrome and references from Bookends. The update lets Markdown documents reference scripts with relative or absolute links and improves the overall reliability and performance, too.

 

DEVONthink is DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management solution for the Mac. It supports a large variety of file formats and stores them in a database enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). Many document formats can be directly viewed and edited, PDFs annotated.

 

Use DEVONthink to:
* Keep your data together in one place
* Scan your paper, archive your email
* Let artificial intelligence help you file your data
* Sync your data to all your devices, fast and secure
* Share your data with anyone, whether they use Mac or PC

 

Sophisticated organization tools, AI-based techniques that handle even the largest collections, and numerous integration options make DEVONthink the work environment of choice for researchers, lawyers, and educators. With its fast, reliable, and secure synchronization users keep their data available on all their Macs. DEVONthink To Go for iPad and iPhone completes the DEVONthink ecosystem.

 

New In DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.9.13:
Version 2.9.13 of DEVONthink uses an enhanced version of DEVONtechnologies’ decluttering service when clipping articles from web sites as archives or Markdown documents. The service works more reliably with web pages reporting a wrong encoding, uses HTML5 ARTICLE tags and ROLE attributes to detect the main article, and better cleans up unrelated elements.

 

The update also rearranges a few menu commands for clarity and improves importing bookmarks from Google Chrome. Users in the scientific fields can copy references now also from Bookends purchased in the Mac App Store. And when sending notes via the Services menu from the Roccat web browser to DEVONthink the URL of the frontmost browser window is captured, too. Markdown enthusiasts will like that they can now reference scripts with relative or absolute links.

 

Indexing files and folders, contrary to fully importing them into the database, makes it possible to, e.g., keep them on a shared server and synchronize only the database that references them. Version 2.9.13 enhances support for this scenario by marking existing indexed items automatically as not pending and by updating indexed images, PDFs, and audio and video files smarter so that they don’t trigger unnecessary sync runs. DEVONthink 2.9.13 also stronger encrypts local connections for synchronizing between Macs and handles indexed items on currently unmounted servers more reliably.

 

DEVONnote, DEVONthink’s little brother, gets basic support for the Roccat web browser, too, opens links, images, and frames in tabs more reliably, and verifies databases faster. Finally, all updates bring also bug fixes and improve the overall reliability and performance of DEVONthink and DEVONnote.

 

All editions of DEVONthink and DEVONagent require a Mac running Mac OS X 10.9 or later. They can be downloaded from DEVONtechnologies and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal as well as all editions of DEVONagent are also available in the App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for attractive bundle prices in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop.

* DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
* DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
* DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
* DEVONnote: US $24.95 (App Store: $24.99)

Forbes Comes to Magzter for Digital Magazine Platform

Magzter, the world’s largest digital magazine newsstand, adds another exciting edition of Forbes magazine to its catalogue. Magzter, which has been already digitally publishing several editions of Forbes magazine, namely, USA, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Spain, Asia, Mexico, Centroamerica, Vietnam, Republica Dominicana, Russia, Turkiye, Brasil, Mongolia and Austria, has now brought on board Forbes Romania, which is a delightful news to Romanian-speaking readers all over the world.

 

Published by BP Publishing Media, Forbes Romania has a right mix of 80% content from Romanian market and 20% content from international markets, thereby showcasing the overall business trends. The magazine looks at business as an essential part of life and publishes inspiring columns to encourage budding entrepreneurs to get into the next big league.

 

“Within the last year, Forbes Romania has become the best-selling business publication in Romania. But we are always looking for ways to improve our presence. So, we hope that our new readers will enjoy reading our projects and articles on Magzter.” – Ionut Bonoiu, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Romania

 

“Forbes Romania is a dependable business guide that keeps its readers informed about the current business climate in Romania and also across the world. The magazine also publishes interviews of successful entrepreneurs, which motivate and lead youngsters to chase their dream business ideas. Here’s wishing Forbes Romania great digital success on Magzter!” – Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.

 

“Magzter shares a great rapport with Forbes, one of the most renowned business magazine brands, and I am quite happy to welcome the Romanian arm of Forbes to Magzter. Similar to other editions, Forbes Romania also lives up to the legacy of Forbes with its authentic and well-researched reporting style.” – Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

 

Magzter – Digital Magazine Newsstand 6.14 is free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. A monthly magazine, Forbes Romania is priced at RON 97.07 ($23.99 USD) for an annual subscription on Magzter. Forbes Romania also comes as a treat to Magzter GOLD users, who can enjoy reading it along with 4,000+ other international digital magazines. The Magzter app is also available on the web, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon.