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ZDNet App Wrap: 12 March 2012

There are always cool new apps coming out, so it's hard to keep up. ZDNet Australia brings you a taste of some of the apps that have surfaced or been updated recently.
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(Credit: Optus)

My Optus

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone), Android

This app lets post-paid customers contact Optus, check usage, pay bills and turn on global roaming, while prepaid customers will be able to check their balance and usage, talk to Optus, manage "My Time" numbers and turn on global roaming. If customers want to check data usage within the last 48 hours, Optus recommends that users close and re-open the app.

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(Credit: Zoho Corporation)

ServiceDesk Plus

Price: Free, although users need to pay for the desktop version for the service to work
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

ManageEngine has released an iPhone app for its ServiceDesk Plus on-demand help-desk product, which lets ICT managers create, access and manage help-desk tickets and provide support to end users on the go. The company says that there are also Android and BlackBerry apps in the pipeline.

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(Credit: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft)

iMobileSitter

Price: $6.49
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

Don't be put off by the German-language description of this app in the app store, as it's an interesting concept. Basically, it's a password manager that tries to be more secure by not telling hackers when they get the wrong password, in order to stymie brute-force attacks. Instead, if the master password is incorrect, the password manager provides passwords that have the same format as the real password, but aren't the same. For an English description, have a look at the developer's website. Of course, using the app itself might be interesting, although the developer says it supports English.

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(Credit: LEO Pharma)

Know your own skin

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

Are you paranoid about getting skin cancer? Then this is the app for you. It tells you how to check your spots, helping you to track changes over time with a photo bank.

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(Credit: Apple)

iPhoto

Price: $5.49
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

It's taken long enough, but Apple has finally come out with its very own photo editor for the iPhone and the iPad, available with iOS 5.1. Don't go expecting Photoshop, mind; it's a mid-level sort of thing, with tools such as colour correction and a bunch of cool effects that you can apply. We do like the sharing and displaying options, too, with options to create slideshows and photo journals and share your creations via Facebook.

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(Credit: NewBlue)

Vibop

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

The Vibop app lets you create video postcards with your mobile device. The app offers love note, Super 8, and comic book themes, among others, to wrap around your footage. At this year's SXSW, Vibop's developers were pushing its brand new Twitter theme, which styles your video with elements from your Twitter profile.

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(Credit: Math Camp)

Highlight

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

Highlight is a people-discovery app that notifies users to the nearby presence of others with similar connections and interests. This makes it a whole lot easier to forge a meaningful connection with a stranger. If you're not creeped out by the idea, then it is a clever way to dial up the serendipity in your outings.

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(Credit: Kony Solutions)

Kony Mango Demo

Price: Free
Platform: Windows Phone 7

Kony helps companies to get apps out to users easily across multiple platforms via its "Write once, run everywhere" mobile-development platform. This app demonstrates the Windows Phone 7 Mango features that can now be tapped using the Kony platform.

Oh, sorry. You wanted a different kind of Kony app?

Jason Parker and Jaymar Cabebe contributed to this article.

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