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ZDNet App Wrap: 18 July 2011

There are always cool new apps coming out, so it's hard to keep up. <i>ZDNet Australia</i> brings you a taste of some of the apps that have surfaced or been updated recently.
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What's my name

Price: Free one week trial then $1.87
Platform: Android

Bad at remembering names? This app imports photos from your contacts, Facebook or LinkedIn, then displays them with a choice of four different names. Then in a flash card-style game, you must choose the correct one or you'll get it plastered with a big red "X" to let you know you failed miserably. It can be played in continuous mode or timed mode to simulate the pressure you'll be under during an important business meeting or social mixer.

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CommBank

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android, Windows Phone 7

The Commonwealth Bank's new slew of apps comes with a myriad of improvements including updated account views, integration with foreign exchange calculators, CommSec trading access, Twitter and Facebook, as well as a detailed contact and security guide.

The new apps also show customers where the nearest ATM and branch is in the yellow top bar, based on a user's GPS position with the option to view branches and ATMs on a Google Map.

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iPrimus Help Center

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android

Primus has a Help Centre app that blends a usage meter and a "Help" button that allows you to request a call back from iPrimus' Australian-based call centre. And, if you run out of data within the monthly billing period and your speed slows to dial-up, you can get one extra gigabyte free by beating the call centre in a built-in arcade game.

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LogMeIn Ignition

Price: $31.99
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

LogMeIn Ignition allows users to remotely control their PC or Mac through the app. They just need to install LogMeIn for free on the computers to be controlled remotely and download the app. Now it's possible to access photos on your PC. LogMeIn has just updated the app for iOS so that users can now copy photos between the iPad and iPhone photo library and Ignition. They can also attach files of any kind to emails from Ignition. Another addition is that users can now set Ignition to shut down while multitasking after a pre-allocated number of minutes.

The app is also available for Android, but not the same version as the iOS.

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iGetAbout Australia

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android

iGetAbout is a travel guide for Australia, detailing things to see and places to stay in popular tourist areas such as Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and Fraser Island.

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Victoria's Small Business Festival 2011

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Victoria's festival for small business runs for the whole of August, hosting hundreds of events to help give information about starting, running and growing their business. Examples of events include sessions on managing people, exporting and importing, financial management, social media and marketing. The app provides searchable access to the festival program, gives directions to event locations and provides video content on business topics.

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Mud Map

Price: The app is free; maps are $59.99
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Mud Map caters for off-road navigation and works best in remote places where there are roads. It has map databases for Australia, New Zealand, the US and UK, including 4x4 tracks, hiking trails, camp sites and other points of interest. You can mark and share your favourite locations, and since it stores all of the map data on your phone's memory, you'll have access to all your map data, even when you do not have an internet connection.

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VMware View Technical Preview

Price: Free
Platform: Android

VMware View Client for Android enables users to access their Windows virtual desktop from their Android tablet on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN). VMware View 4.6 or later is required for the VMware View Client for Android. This app has been available for the iPad since March.

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