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The Guardian is available on Magzter’s

The Guardian is now available on Magzter, the World’s largest digital reading destination. Published since 1821, The Guardian, which is often referred to as the World’s leading liberal voice, has stood the test of time for almost 200 years. By partnering with Magzter, the voice of The Guardian is all set to further echo across the globe.

 

The Guardian focuses on the top stories from the UK, international news and also covers a wide range of topics; from sport to the environment, politics, football, culture, business and much more. The Guardian produces quality journalism, with a focus on holding the powerful to account, giving voice to the voiceless and covering stories that help build a fairer society.

 

“The Guardian is a name synonymous with unflinching independent journalism. I’m delighted that our customers and readers can now enjoy it on Magzter. We’ve been adding several prominent news brands from the UK and the arrival of The Guardian has further strengthened our catalogue. The Guardian, which has been one of the most trusted sources of information for almost two centuries now, is sure to be loved by our readers across the globe. Welcome aboard, The Guardian!”- Andrew Wiltshire, Director, Sales & Business Development – UK & Europe, Magzter Inc.

 

Magzter – Digital Magazine Newsstand 8.18.1 is free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. The Magzter app is also available on the web, Google Play and is expanding to more platforms soon. Magzter’s easy purchase and renewal systems ensure subscriptions are paid on time, eliminating the need for paper checks and postal mail issues. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.

Instaz Enhances Photos With a Single Swipe

Whatever Apps announces Instaz, “swipe only” photo editor for iOS. The app makes editing images as simple as a swipe of a finger. The app’s built-in artificial intelligence analyzes each photo and performs complex edits. It improves colors, composition and adds popular Instagram effects, such as frames, collages, dust, stickers and many others.

 

 

Instaz does away with the need to come up with a design and then apply photo effects one-by-one using several apps.  Instead, a single swipe automatically performs creative edits.

 

“Like Tinder has changed the industry of dating apps, we want to change the process of creating eye-catching stories and photos for social media,” says Whatever Apps CEO Ivan Abramov. ‘Just swipe, we will do the rest’ – that is the app’s approach.”

 

This app eliminates the problem facing non-designers spending long minutes on editing, only to come up with a result that is worse than the initial photo itself. Current editors require time consuming effort for a single Instagram post or stories.

 

“The app protects your privacy by performing all photo analyzing algorithms on the device. The app never sends the photos or any associated data back to us, we never see your photos,” continues Ivan. “The more you use the app, the better the artificial intelligence understands your photo editing preferences, suggesting the best photo designs customized for you.”

 

Instaz is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Unlimited edit saves are available upon subscription purchase. Subscriptions are available as a convenient in-app purchase of $2.99 per month or $22 per year (A yearly subscription saves $14.00 USD).

National Geographic Magazine from India on Magzter

Magzter adds another exciting edition of National Geographic Magazine to its catalogue. Magzter, which has already been digitally publishing National Geographic Magazine from Mexico, Turkey, Romania and Croatia, has now brought the Indian edition on board.

 

National Geographic Magazine has been delivering photography, astonishing science news and inspiring travel stories for over 130 years. Each issue of the magazine is packed with the latest news in science, exploration and culture, which will open your eyes to the World’s many wonders.

 

ACK Media, which holds the licensing rights of National Geographic Magazine in India, has already been publishing several other popular comics on Magzter.

 

“National Geographic Magazine has been igniting the explorer in all of us for 132 years through groundbreaking storytelling from the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers in the world. Our yellow border serves as a portal to explore the farthest reaches of the Earth and beyond. Places only National Geographic can take you. The magazine is committed to bringing the world high-standards. Up until this point, the magazine has been available in print and online through its website and Magzter. And now, our collaboration with Magzter has further strengthened with the platform giving all its users easy access to NGM’s high-quality digital version during these difficult times. Magzter’s seamless service and navigation will ensure that all consumers of NGM will have a wonderful reading experience.” – Preeti Vyas, President & COO, Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.

 

“For more than a century, National Geographic Magazine has remained the most favorite science publication across the globe. While I’ve fond memories of reading the National Geographic Magazine during my childhood, my children are ardent readers of the magazine too. I’m delighted that we can all read it now on Magzter, anytime and anywhere!” – Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.

 

“National Geographic Magazine has been one of the most-read science titles on Magzter and we are quite happy to add its Indian edition to our catalogue. With its stellar yet lucid coverage of the latest developments from the world of science, the magazine will not only impress science enthusiasts, but also empower millions of readers on Magzter to make informed decisions that will positively impact our environment.” – Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

 

Magzter offers the world’s largest “All-You-Can-Read” subscription service called Magzter GOLD, which gives digital readers unlimited access to 5,000 magazines and newspapers for a monthly subscription price. National Geographic Magazine also comes as a treat to Magzter GOLD users.

 

Magzter – Digital Magazine Newsstand 8.18.1 is free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. The Magzter app is also available on the web, Google Play and is expanding to more platforms soon. Magzter’s easy purchase and renewal systems ensure subscriptions are paid on time, eliminating the need for paper checks and postal mail issues. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.

Bangkok Post is now available on Magzter

Bangkok Post has partnered with Magzter, the World’s largest digital reading destination, to expand its digital reader base across the globe. The Bangkok Post has been bringing the latest news, analysis and commentary about Thailand, Asia and the World for more than 70 years.

 

 

Magzter has been rapidly expanding its newspaper catalog recently. With 500+ newspapers currently available in its catalogue, Bangkok Post is the first leading newspaper from Thailand to join Magzter.

 

“The Bangkok Post is Thailand’s oldest newspaper, having been founded in 1946 as the “Newspaper You Can Trust”. The newspaper prides itself for its accurate, neutral and balanced reporting of trends and events affecting Thailand and the region. The Bangkok Post is proud to have joined hands with Magzter in providing readers around the world access to news and information about Thailand and the region through its innovative electronic platform.” – Kritsanee Techavisitpong, Marketing Specialist, Bangkok Post Plc.

 

“Magzter has always been at the forefront of adding magazines and newspapers from every part of the World so that our users can enjoy reading them all on our platform, and the addition of Bangkok Post newspaper from Thailand stands testimony to this fact. We’re quite confident that the newspaper will tap into unexplored territories via Magzter and the existing readers will love reading it on our superlative platform.” – Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.

 

“We’re extremely pleased to add Bangkok Post, one of the most dependable sources of information from Thailand, to our catalog. Our readership for newspapers is growing exponentially during these unprecedented times and Bangkok Post, being the best-selling newspaper in Thailand for more than 70 years, now can surely benefit from our large global reader base.” – Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

 

Magzter offers the world’s largest subscription service called Magzter GOLD, which gives digital readers unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers for a monthly subscription price. The Bangkok Post comes as a treat to Magzter GOLD users, who can enjoy reading it along with 5,000 other newspapers and magazines.

iOS iSodium Updated with Extremely Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updated his iSodium app to version 7.0.  This app helps determine sodium content in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

Version 7.0 of iSodium has a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

If you are working towards healthy eating, knowing the amount of sodium in the foods available for consumption can be extremely helpful. There isn’t any sodium in water is there? Find out in the included information on managing sodium intake.

 

The iSodium app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of sodium. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in cholesterol all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

The All Foods list allows you to search by any word or partial word from all the Food Titles. Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

  • Food Title
  • Weight (in grams)
  • Common Measure (serving size for weight)
  • Sodium Content (in milligrams)
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA Nutrient Database Number

 

This app now allows users to record their intake of the nutrient. The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order grouped by day, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for: 1) changing the number of servings; 2) changing the date; and 3) deleting records.

 

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Sodium Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”).

 

The iSodium app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iFiber – Fiber – for those interested in getting enough fiber in their diet
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats – for those who have been advised by their physician to limit their intake of saturated fat
  • iSugars – Sugars – for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

iSodium is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Inko 2.0 Brings Remote Whiteboarding

Creaceed releases Inko 2.0, an upgrade to their collaborative whiteboard app for iOS, Mac and Apple TV. Inko 2.0 brings collaborative drawing over the Internet as well as a new Mac Catalyst app. This version also comes with an updated user interface and support for modern iOS features such as high-performance Metal rendering, Dark Mode, and Smart Screenshots.

 

 

This app lets multiple users draw together on the same virtual whiteboard with instant feedback. This is a great tool for schools and businesses alike as Inko can be used during meetings, brainstorming sessions and school group work. Inko also offers a remarkable drawing experience through its extensive support for Apple Pencil, as well as a beautiful pixel-free visualization with vibrant colors on wide color displays (P3). Inko’s peer-to-peer connectivity makes infrastructure network or internet access superfluous, offering a one-tap setup process that permits easy deployment in any environment. Moreover, Inko 2.0 now offers remote drawing over the Internet, bringing richer interactions with people from other places or even all around the world.

 

Macs can now also join other iOS devices thanks to Inko’s new Mac Catalyst app. Combined with video conferencing, Inko 2.0 is thus a key tool for remote collaboration, group work, or 1-to-1 teaching. The free Apple TV companion app enables live mirroring of contents on large displays, up to 4K, at a fraction of the cost of dedicated interactive whiteboards by reusing standard multi-purpose equipment (tablets, TVs), and it also offers innovative interaction with the remote as a laser pointer.

 

New features in this version:

  • Remote collaboration over the Internet to draw with anyone around the world
  • A Mac Catalyst app that brings the Inko experience to the Mac. Join or create a drawing group using your Mac, along with iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV
  • High-performance Metal rendering
  • Support of modern iOS features: Dark Mode, Universal Link, SF Symbols, Smart Screenshot, Siri Shortcuts

 

Other features include:

  • Beautiful pixel-free visualization with vibrant colors (on P3 displays)
  • Extensive Apple Pencil support with finger action, angle, pressure, high-speed & predictive sampling
  • Real-time drawing: highly responsive, “appears-as-it-happens” multi-user drawing with no lag including from remote locations
  • Dynamic trails: participants’ labels on drawing trails that show who is currently drawing
  • Nearby collaboration: nomadic connectivity for local devices, even without Wi-Fi access point (peer-to-peer or LAN)
  • Remote Collaboration: seamless connectivity over the Internet for global reach via invitation link sharing
  • Up to 8 participants for peer-to-peer connectivity or 12 participants for LAN/Internet
  • Group saving for quick setup of future sessions
  • Security & privacy: TLS connection between devices (nearby) and end-to-end encryption with daily data removal on server (remote)
  • No account creation
  • Reliable syncing and multi-user undo/redo
  • Pen tool with two sizes & one calligraphic variant. Eraser tool with two sizes
  • Ephemeral highlighter tool. On Apple TV, motion-driven, laser pointer-like control with the remote
  • Hi-res PDF export for a productive workflow
  • iCloud sync for personal drawings
  • Free Apple TV companion app

 

Inko 2.0 can be freely downloaded on the Mac App Store. Multi-user collaboration requires a subscription.

 

Apple TV companion app is a free download on the App Store and has no limitation. Existing owners of Collaboration Pack (Inko 1) automatically receive a complementary lifetime subscription to the Nearby Plan. Existing Hero Plan subscribers (Inko 1) are automatically promoted to the Remote Plan with additional features & a lower price.

iSugars App: With Extremely Powerful Search Facility

Independent iOS Developer, James Hollender updated his iSugars app, which helps users trying to restrict their sugar intake by determining sugar content in foods. This is one of the apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch.

 

 

Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices.

 

The newest feature in version 7.0 of iSugars is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

“High intakes of dietary sugars in the setting of a worldwide pandemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease have heightened concerns about the adverse affects of excessive consumption of sugars. In 2001 to 2004, the usual intake of added sugars for Americans was 22.2 teaspoons a day (355 calories per day). Between 1970 and 2005, average annual availability of sugars/added sugars increased by 19%, which added 76 calories to Americans’ average daily energy intake. Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages are the primary source of added sugars in Americans’ diets. Excessive consumption of sugars has been linked with several metabolic abnormalities and adverse health conditions, as well as shortfalls of essential nutrients. Although trial data are limited, evidence from observational studies indicates that a higher intake of soft drinks is associated with greater energy intake, higher body weight, and lower intake of essential nutrients. National survey data also indicate the excessive consumption of added sugars is contributing to overconsumption of discretionary calories by Americans. On the basis of the 2005 US Dietary Guidelines, intake of added sugars greatly exceeds discretionary calorie allowances, regardless of energy needs. In view of these considerations, the American Heart Association recommends reductions in the intake of added sugars. A prudent upper limit of intake is half of the discretionary calorie allowance, which for most American women is no more than 100 calories per day and for most American men is no more than 150 calories per day from added sugars.” (Source: Abstract from “Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health” – A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association)

 

The All Foods list allows you to search by any word or partial word from all the Food Titles. Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

  •  Food Title
  • Weight (in grams)
  • Common Measure (serving size for weight)
  • Sugars Content (in grams)
  • Calories
  • Percentage of Sugars by Weight (if at least 1%)
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA Nutrient Database Number

 

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. There are currently over 1,100 different foods included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”).

 

The iSugars app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iFiber – Fiber – for those interested in getting enough fiber in their diet
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats – for those who have been advised by their physician to limit their intake of saturated fat
  • iSodium – Sodium – for those who want to cut down on their salt intake
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

iSugars is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness category. As always, updates are provide free of charge. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization when making a request.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “Most Popular iNutrient Apps Bundle (5 apps) App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients.  It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Whisk – An Essential Tool for Web Developers

Tumult Inc. releases a new web development product called Whisk. This macOS application is a HTML5 and PHP editor with an integrated preview pane that renders pages live as users type. Whisk joins a family of Tumult’s other best-in-class tools including Hype for producing beautiful animated interactive HTML5 content, and Reflect for previewing web pages on iOS devices.

 

 

Whisk’s Live Preview feature empowers rapid development, yet has not been as well utilized in other web editors. Live Preview combines the writing phase with the viewing phase clarifies the effects of users changes, speeding up the overall process of making a web page. Beta testers report frustration returning to prior workflows after using this style of live previewing.

 

The application contains other features to improve efficiency when editing web pages. W3C-based HTML5 validation will red-underline any mistakes live as users type. Whisk finds files that are used by a document, and automatically reloads the preview when they change on disk. Developer Tools access gives users access to the console and page inspector tools.

 

“Whisk is the type of app that has a spot in web developer’s dock,” said Jonathan Deutsch, founder and CEO of Tumult. “It is lightweight so it is easy to get in and out of. It doesn’t replace other source editors; Whisk can make whole sites but truly shines when needing to test snippets of web-related code, playing with CSS styling, or writing rich forum or blog posts. Live previewing is a pivotal way to work.”

 

Tumult Whisk is sold on the Mac App Store and the Tumult Store. For new customers, Tumult Whisk is available for $29.99 USD. Whisk also has upgrade pricing available for existing HyperEdit owners. A fully functional 14-day free trial is available for download.