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ZDNet App Wrap: 19 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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Cisco Live 2012, Melbourne

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

Cisco Live is Cisco's annual big event held down in Melbourne. The app lets you make a personal schedule, see keynote and session information and complete surveys.

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NAB

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

NAB has upgraded its Android and iPhone apps, enabling you to set a four-digit passcode for their accounts, which requires less time to log on. The bank says that because the individual passcodes are linked to the device, it has more security than just using an internet-banking password. The app also lets you set future-dated payments and transfers.

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Tweetbot

Price: $2.99
Platform: iOS (iPad and iPhone)

With the new iPad being released at the end of last week, with its 2048x1536-pixel Retina Display, there's a bevy of updated "Retina-ready" apps. One of these is Tweetbot, which is much nicer on the eyes than the official Twitter app, and automatically streams all tweets into the app (which is great for those Monday nights when you're trying to keep up with Q&A tweets).

Other notable Retina-ready apps are Skitch, Evernote, Twitter, Flipboard and Vimeo.

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2Do

Price: $5.66 (Android) and $10.49 (Apple)
Platform: Android, iOS (iPad and iPhone)

Generally speaking, we wouldn't expect a to-do list to cost more than a few dollars, so 2Do would have to have some pretty decent features. And yes, it does. It really is one of the most comprehensive personal organiser apps that we've seen, allowing you to customise your lists with categories, start and end dates, titles and notes, various priority levels and much more. Not only that, but sorting your tasks is also very easy and customisable, and you can sync them across multiple devices running 2Do, including computers, adding attachments and synchronisation with other calendars. It's a beast of a productivity app.

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Pinterest

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

Pinterest is a social network of things. Users come together to share everything that they like, ranging from cars to clothes, and gadgets to gardening tools. The iPhone app is a great way to take photos of things that you see on the go to put on your boards.

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Longevity

Price: Free
Platform: Android

If you've ever wondered where your battery is going, then this beta app is for you. It helps you figure out which of your apps is chewing through your battery. It will also tell you whether there's a sudden battery drop, and you can get the app to put your phone into just-a-phone mode, so it only works for voice and SMS to maximise battery when you need it.

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Sniip

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

This app is very quiet about itself in the Apple app store, saying only that it's a "new mobile commerce engine linking QR codes to product purchases". However, we talked to the company that makes it, and it's pretty cool. It's an app that will let customers scan a barcode in a retail store or brochure, and then get the associated product delivered to them. The retailer gets a percentage of the purchase price. Jeans West is the first retailer that the company has managed to get on board, but it hopes to have 20 to 25 by August. The official launch will be in March, and an Android app will come out this week.

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Monty Python's Holy Grail

Price: $5.49
Platform: iOS (iPad)

Now, for a laugh: if you're a Python fan, then The Holy Book of Days will be like the Grail itself to you. Including never-before-seen footage (outtakes, rehearsals, songs), original animations, the Monty Python and the Holy Grail screenplay, interactive 360-degree props and more, the app is an interactive exploration of the making of the film in just 28 days.

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