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Apple Reports Second-Quarter Results (木, 24 4月 2014)
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3 percent compared to 37.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re eagerly looking forward to introducing more new products and services that only Apple could bring to market.”
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Apple Expands Capital Return Program to Over $130 Billion and Announces Seven-for-One Stock Split (木, 24 4月 2014)
Apple has announced that its Board of Directors authorized another significant increase to the company’s program to return capital to shareholders. The company expects to use a total of over $130 billion of cash under the expanded program by the end of calendar 2015. As part of the program, the board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $90 billion from the $60 billion level announced last year. The board also approved an increase to the company’s quarterly dividend of approximately 8 percent and has declared a dividend of $3.29 per common share, payable on May 15, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 12, 2014. The Board of Directors has also announced a seven-for-one stock split. Each Apple shareholder of record at the close of business on June 2, 2014, will receive six additional shares for every share held on the record date, and trading will begin on a split-adjusted basis on June 9, 2014.
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Apple Outlines Progress of Environmental Efforts (火, 22 4月 2014)
To coincide with Earth Day, Apple has launched an entirely new version of its Environmental Responsibility website. The site outlines how the company is reducing its impact on climate change, using greener materials, and conserving resources. A video narrated by Apple CEO Tim Cook explains that the philosophy behind the company’s green efforts is the same thing that drives everything Apple does — the desire to do better. In a letter on the site, Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environmental Initiatives, concludes, “At Apple, we continue to put nature at the center of our business and design principles. We promise to keep you updated on our journey.”
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Next-Generation Hearing Aids Tune In to iPhone (火, 22 4月 2014)
Re/code writes about the benefits of Made for iPhone hearing aids for people such as 29-year-old Dusty Dorey, who enjoys visiting his local pub where his hearing aid automatically compensates for the noise levels inside. The article describes the built-in accessibility features in iOS that allow people with hearing loss to enjoy listening to music or conversing with Siri. Dorey tells Re/code, “I didn’t think about it until I turned on turn-by-turn navigation and it started going into my hearing aids. Having it pipe directly into your ears is awesome.”
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Using Tablets to Reach Kids With Autism (火, 22 4月 2014)
CNN describes how iPad devices are helping autistic children learn communication and social skills. The article features an app called Flummox & Friends, created by Christa Dahlstrom, who was inspired by her autistic son to create a fully scripted TV show for iPad that “aims to educate children by being entertaining, not condescending.” Dahlstrom notes, “We’ve really started to see children’s media migrate from the TV screen to the iPad.” CNN also highlights a speech therapist who uses iPad to help kids connect socially and a parent whose son uses iPad in a way that helps him “break complex concepts up into more easily understandable chunks.”
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iTunes Store: Top Paid Apps

A Dark Room - Amirali Rajan (木, 24 4月 2014)
Amirali Rajan - A Dark Room artwork A Dark Room Amirali Rajan Genre: Games Price: $0.99 Release Date: November 7, 2013 Awake. Head throbbing. Vision blurry. An unforgettable journey that starts small and slowly becomes much, much, more. Uncover the secrets of A Dark Room. Come light the fire. 100% accessible and playable via VoiceOver. "I have faith, that those that complete the game will sing its praises..." - Amir, Creator of A Dark Room iOS Awards and Recognition: Paste Magazine, Maddy Myers: Top 20 Indie Games of 2013 Forbes, Daniel Nye Griffiths: Top 5 Anti-Games of 2013 Giant Bomb, Zoe Quinn: Top 10 Games of 2013 Giant Bomb, Cara Eillison: Top 10 Games of 2013 (honorable mention) Indie Games: Top 10 Game Dev’s Favorites of 2013 The Bygone Bureau, Kevin Nguyen: Best of Arts 2013 © © Amir Rajan
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Heads Up! - Warner Bros. (木, 24 4月 2014)
Warner Bros. - Heads Up! artwork Heads Up! Warner Bros. Genre: Games Price: $0.99 Release Date: May 2, 2013 It's the game The New York Times called a "Sensation," and Cosmopolitan said "will be the best dollar you've spent." Heads Up! is the fun and hilarious game from Ellen DeGeneres that she plays on her show, and you can play with your friends! From naming celebrities, to singing, to silly accents -- guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends' clues before the timer runs out! Play one of the many exciting categories, or create a category all your own! Features: - Play with one friend, or one hundred at the same time. - Draw a new card simply by tilting your phone. - Keep videos of your hilarious game play for your own amusement, or share them right to Facebook. - Diverse categories let you challenge your smartypants friends and entertain your kids for hours, all from one app! With 18 themed decks packed to the brim with exciting gameplay cards, the fun will never stop! Decks include: - Celebrities - Movies - Animals - Accents - Characters - And lots more! Game-nighters, your app is here. © © 2013 Telepictures Productions Inc.
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Goat Rampage - Swift Apps (木, 24 4月 2014)
Swift Apps - Goat Rampage artwork Goat Rampage Swift Apps Genre: Games Price: $0.99 Release Date: March 11, 2014 SALE! 70% OFF The Goat Rampage The most ridiculous animal simulator available for the IOS. Use your Goat to smash as many objects as possible to gain the highest score. Make it crash everything around in the fastest possible way. - Stunning 3D graphics. - 2 huge maps to explore. - Interactive people,animals. - Drivable car available - cause even more damage! - Smooth and easy controls. - Infinite mode available - Play on after the game is over. - Hidden secret features. - Optimized performance. Good luck and have fun! TIPS: *How to drive a car? - There's a drivable car in the second stage. Turn around after the level loads, go straight ahead until you see 2 warehouses. The car is in front of the left one. A button will pop up on the right of the screen when your goat gets close enough to the vehicle. Have fun! *How to fly a helicopter? - Goat can fly only one helicopter, the rest is broken;) You'll find it on top of a hill in the level 1. © © Swift Apps sp. z o.o.
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Afterlight - Simon Filip (木, 24 4月 2014)
Simon Filip - Afterlight artwork Afterlight Simon Filip Genre: Photo & Video Price: $0.99 Release Date: November 5, 2012 Afterlight is the perfect image editing app for quick and straight forward editing. Our simple design, paired with powerful and snappy tools, will give you the look you want in seconds. Download now and look forward to free content and app enhancements monthly! 15 ADJUSTMENT TOOLS Use any of our 15 uniquely made adjustment tools to enhance your images to perfection with ease. 59 FILTERS Afterlight has 27 fully adjustable Original Filters, 14 Guest Filters by various Instagram users, and the new Seasons filter pack including 18 filters. 66 TEXTURES Afterlight includes a range of real and natural light leaks we created with 35mm film and instant film, to simplistic scratchy film textures. CROPPING & TRANSFORMING TOOLS Crop your photos with our quick and easy cropping tool with 15 different presets. Transform your photos with our rotating tool, vertical and horizontal flipping tools, and straightening. FRAMES We provide a list of 77 different simplistic and adjustable frames, paired perfectly with Instagram. Now including the new Wallpaper Pack. Tag your photos on Instagram with #Afterlight and follow @afterlightapp for a chance to be featured on our official Instagram. Have any questions? Contact us! © © Simon Filip
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Minecraft – Pocket Edition - Mojang (木, 24 4月 2014)
Mojang - Minecraft – Pocket Edition artwork Minecraft – Pocket Edition Mojang Genre: Games Price: $6.99 Release Date: November 17, 2011 Minecraft is about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures. Pocket Edition includes Survival and Creative modes, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, and randomly generated worlds. You can craft, create and breed anywhere in the world so long as you have hands spare and battery to burn. Since the first release of Minecraft – Pocket Edition, we’ve added heaps of new features and made massive improvements to the way things look. There’s never been a better time to enjoy Minecraft on the move. Minecraft — Pocket Edition is a Universal App. Pay once and play on any of your iDevices. © © Mojang AB
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Sleep Cycle alarm clock - Northcube AB (木, 24 4月 2014)
Northcube AB - Sleep Cycle alarm clock artwork Sleep Cycle alarm clock Northcube AB Genre: Health & Fitness Price: $0.99 Release Date: July 23, 2009 Waking up made easy. An intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase – the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed. Sleep Cycle helps millions of people to wake up rested! Featured in: CNN, Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times and many more. #1 Top Paid app in United States #1 Top Paid app in United Kingdom #1 Top Paid app in Japan #1 Top Paid app in Germany #1 Top Paid app in France #1 Top Paid app in Russia #1 Top Paid app in Canada ...and many more. "It just works. Period. It does exactly what it advertises which is absolutely amazing." -- 5/5 stars on Sleep cycle is continuously rated as the best smart alarm clock, Sleep Cycle is now the worlds most used intelligent alarm clock. ------------------------------------------------------- * Sleep Cycle monitors your movement during sleep using the extremely sensitive accelerometer in your iPhone. * Sleep Cycle then finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time. * Look at the screenshots for recommended iPhone placement. ------------------------------------------------------- As you sleep you go through different phases, ranging from deep sleep to light sleep. The phase you are in when your alarm goes off is critical for how tired you will feel when you wake up. Since you move differently in bed during the different phases, Sleep Cycle can use the accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movement and determine which sleep phase you are in. Sleep Cycle wakes you when you are in your lightest sleep phase. Sleep Cycle was developed using proven sleep science and years of research and development. ------------------------------------------------------- MAIN FEATURES √ Waking up made easy! Sleep Cycle analyzes your sleep and wakes you in your lightest sleep phase. √ Detailed sleep statistics and sleep graphs for every night. √ 15 carefully selected, high quality, alarm melodies. √ Use iPod music as wake up sound √ Snooze by shaking or tapping the phone lightly. √ Customizable wake up window. From instant (regular alarm clock) up to 90 minutes. √ Background mode - set your alarm and exit Sleep Cycle - sleep analysis will continue in the background √ Sleep aid - helps you fall asleep. The intelligent mode detects when you fall asleep and automatically fades the sleep aid sound. √ Support for the M7 co-processor - measure your daily physical activity and calculate how it affects your Sleep quality √ Heart rate monitor - measure your resting heart rate (RHR) every morning using the camera and flash in your device. √ Sleep notes - see how events such as drinking coffee, eating too much or having a stressful day affect your sleep quality √ Long term graphs - track sleep quality over time, see which days of the week you sleep best and much more √ Export sleep data to Excel for detailed analysis ------------------------------------------------------- REQUIREMENTS Ability to charge your phone by the bed Ability to place your iPhone according to the instructions (see screenshots) © © 2014 Northcube AB
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ThemeLab - Judi Peters (木, 24 4月 2014)
Judi Peters - ThemeLab artwork ThemeLab Judi Peters Genre: Utilities Price: $1.99 Release Date: March 21, 2014 With the help of ThemeLab, you can achieve the EFFECT of a stylized background for your iOS 7 device! This app adds an image of a colored dock, colored status bar, and slide to unlock button to the regions behind them to create the effect/appearance of colored docks, status bars, and slide to unlock bars. How does it work? ThemeLab adds colored overlays over your background of choice to give your background a different and unique appearance and style. - High Quality Design - Unique LockScreen and Homescreen Ideas - Easy to use - Ideal for iOS 7 Note: This app does not directly change the appearance of your dock, status bar, and slide to unlock bar. The function of ThemeLab is to add a colored overlay of choice to your background of choice; changing the appearance of your background. © Copyright © 2014 Judi Peters
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Plague Inc. - Ndemic Creations (木, 24 4月 2014)
Ndemic Creations - Plague Inc. artwork Plague Inc. Ndemic Creations Genre: Games Price: $0.99 Release Date: May 25, 2012 Can you infect the world? Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation. Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero'. Now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself. Brilliantly executed with innovative gameplay and built from the ground up for iPhone & iPad, Plague Inc. evolves the strategy genre and pushes mobile gaming (and you) to new levels. It’s You vs. the world - only the strongest can survive! ◈◈◈ #1 top game globally with 500 million+ games played ◈◈◈ Plague Inc. is a global hit with over half a million 5 star ratings and features in newspapers such as The Economist, New York Post, Boston Herald, The Guardian and London Metro! The developer of Plague Inc. was invited to speak at the CDC in Atlanta about the disease models inside the game! ▶ “The game creates a compelling world that engages the public on serious public health topics” – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ▶ “Best Tablet Game of 2012” - New York Daily News ▶ “Plague Inc. will snag your attention in all the right ways and keep it there” - Touch Arcade ▶ “No denying Plague Inc.'s high-level of quality” - Modojo ▶ “Plague Inc. should not be as much fun as it is” – London Metro ▶ “Will leave you hoping to destroy the world, all in the name of a bit of fun” – Pocket Lint ▶ “Plague Inc.'s gameplay is infectious” - Slide to Play ▶ Winner – “Overall Game of the Year” – Pocket Gamer ▶ “Killing billions has never been so fun” – IGN ◈◈◈ Features: ● Stunning retina graphics with a highly polished interface (Contagion guaranteed) ● Highly detailed, hyper-realistic world with advanced AI (Outbreak management) ● Comprehensive in-game help and tutorial system (I am Legendarily helpful) ● 12 different disease types with radically different strategies to master (12 Monkeys?) ● Full Save/Load functionality (28 Saves Later!) ● 50+ countries to infect, hundreds of traits to evolve and thousands of world events to adapt to (Pandemic evolved) ● Full game support for scoreboards and achievements ● Expansion updates add the mind controlling Neurax Worm, the zombie producing Necroa Virus, Speed Runs and real life Scenarios! Localised in English, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean and Russian. (more coming soon) P.S. Give yourself a pat on the back if you got all the themed literature references! Special sale price to celebrate being the 5th most popular iPhone game of 2013! ◈◈◈ Like Plague Inc. on Facebook: Follow me on Twitter: © © 2011, Ndemic Creations LTD
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Union - Pixite LLC (木, 24 4月 2014)
Pixite LLC - Union artwork Union Pixite LLC Genre: Photo & Video Price: $1.99 Release Date: April 17, 2014 Combine your photos in infinite ways to create mind-blowing scenery, artistic framing, and surreal images. - "A professional image blending tool that’s actually easy to use." - TECHCRUNCH - "A quick and easy way to turn your iPhone or iPad into a photo manipulation tool." - GIZMODO - "The best image-blending app around." - CULT OF MAC From the creators of Tangent (App Store Best of 2013) and Fragment, Union is Pixite’s newest app for creating superimposed, silhouetted, and double-exposure photos on your iPhone or iPad. Here is how it works. 1. Load a background image, solid color, or transparent layer 2. Load a foreground image, solid color, or shape 3. Efficiently erase areas of the foreground image using Union’s palette of intuitive, user-friendly tools 4. Adjust the position and size of the foreground image to reach desired composition 5. Make color adjustments on the background and foreground so they blend seamlessly 6. Save your work in full resolution and, if you want, share Union images on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter – or email it to your friends. Whether you want to experiment with unusual image combinations or overlay semi-transparent photos to create double-exposure effects, Union invites professionals and hobbyists alike to venture into newest world of imaginative photo-editing and creative play. © © 2014 Pixite LLC
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Gameloft (木, 24 4月 2014)
Gameloft - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 artwork The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Gameloft Genre: Games Price: $4.99 Release Date: April 17, 2014 *IMPORTANT* The Amazing Spider-Man 2 requires an iPad 2 (or newer), iPhone 4s (or newer), or iPod touch 5th Generation. An internet connection is required to play. Become the Amazing Spider-Man in this open-world adventure full of non-stop action, and face the web-slinger’s greatest challenge yet! New York is under threat from a city-wide gang war and only Spider-Man can stop it! Standing in his way are Electro and other nefarious villains. Can Spider-Man restore order and safety to the Big Apple?! THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 MOVIE • Web-sling, wall-climb and web-shoot as the fast and quick-witted Spider-Man! • An original story expands on the highly anticipated blockbuster film! • Go beyond the film with new characters such as Black Cat and Screwball. • Unlock Spider-Man suits such as Symbiote Spider-Man and Iron Spider-Man! • Face off against famous villains such as Venom, the Green Goblin, Electro, and Kraven the Hunter! • High-quality voice acting and cinematic cutscenes bring the movie experience to life! CUTTING-EDGE EXPERIENCE • Intense combo-focused combat! Defeat Spider-Man’s greatest enemies – from street thugs to super villains – with crazy acrobatic fighting styles! • Swing free through the city like never before, thanks to high-quality, fluid animations! • Take the fight to the sky with action-packed aerial combat! • Unleash devastating combos through enhanced icon controls for an intense action experience! MASSIVE ENHANCEMENTS TO THE ULTIMATE PLAYGROUND • Adventure in a larger open-world Manhattan with 6 detailed districts to explore, from the bustling Times Square to picturesque Central Park! • Console-like graphics offer a bigger, better, and more beautiful experience. • A deeper story takes you on an exciting adventure, showcasing 6 legendary villains and an expanded set of side missions! • Spectacular social events, including battling waves of bosses and opponents in Mysterio’s Arena! _____________________________________________ Visit our official site at Follow us on Twitter at or like us on Facebook at to get more info about all our upcoming titles. Check out our videos and game trailers on Discover our blog at for the inside scoop on everything Gameloft. _____________________________________________ This app allows you to purchase virtual items within the app and may contain third-party advertisements that may redirect you to a third-party site. © © 2014 Gameloft. © MARVEL © 2014 CPII
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Mobile ware

iPhone/iPod touch


Price: $3.99 

Language: English, Japanese






WaveComposer is a pocketable studio for professional use where you can create music with flexibility and is offered at low price with a variety of functions, including rhythm machine, sampler, and wave editor functions.

★ An intuitive operating environment is offered. Rhythm machine equipped with 16 step sequencer (12 tracks or less)
★ Nondestructive and backing ground edit of audio data with waveform display
★ Real-time effect (reverse, gain, pitch, and pan) standard equipment that can be used in each track
★ Recording by built-in sampler anywhere
★ Mac/PC forwarding of audio data with built-in HTTP server
★ Pong it, reproduction with manual of sound source, and equipped with drum pad of high-speed response

As it comes with a function that allows you to export audio data, you can create audio loop and share with others on the spot.

It corresponds to all the main forms such as mp3, wav, aiff, alac, aac, and caf.

- Files including characters other than one-byte alphameric characters (eg. Symbols) may not be sent to the application. This application does not support proxy server (communication link with performance over 1Mbps for both sending and receiving is recommended).
- Read-in may not be carried out depending on memory resource you are using. This application does not support m4p format purchased at iTune Store.
- In case you release the audio data of your creation to the public, please be aware of the copyright that belong to the original creator of the audio source.
- We will be upgrading to fix bugs and troubles or add additional functions in the future. As with the terms and conditions provided by App Store, or the original provider, communication carriers, developers or parties concerned shall not be liable for compensation or damages of any kind whatsoever caused as a result of its download and use.



★ 直感的な操作環境を提供!16ステップシーケンサー搭載リズムマシン(最大12トラック)
★ 波形表示によるオーディオデータの非破壊・バックグラウンド編集
★ トラック単位で使用可能なリアルタイムエフェクト(リバース、ゲイン、ピッチ、パン)標準搭載
★ 内蔵サンプラーによるどこでも録音
★ 内蔵HTTPサーバによるオーディオデータのMac/PC転送
★ 音源をマニュアルでポンだし再生する、高速レスポンスのドラムパッド搭載


・読み込みはお使いの環境のメモリリソースに依存します。尚、iTunes Storeで購入したm4p形式には対応していません。
・バグ、不具合、機能追加はアップグレードにて対応させていただきます。尚、提供元であるApp Storeの規約同様、ダウンロードし使用した事によるいかなる損害も、通信キャリア、開発者及びその関係者は賠償責任を負わないものとします。




Virtual SLR Camera

 Price: $1.99 

Language: English, Japanese







With a feeling of operation such as the high-quality SLR camera, let's take the photograph for the memory!
It is an appearance of Virtual SLR Camera!

How to use is simple!

At first, make it a favorite color / effect in an adjustment slider.
Push down a preview button toward the subject.
A finish image is displayed for several seconds.
If the completion is good, you just push down a shutter button!
The photograph which worked of the effect is stored in a library.

The usable function is as follows.

[Optics adjustments]
Lens distortion
Soft focus

[Dynamic range adjustments]
Gamma(Flash bulb)

[Color adjustments]

Glow(The emission of light)
Noise reduction

Because the photograph is saved once in the buffer, a continuous shutter is possible. And you can take high-quality photograph because of the way to acquire BitMap data from a camera directly, and to process it by software. Virtual SLR Camera supports you of the photograph enthusiast with all efforts!

Histogram is displayed when you start application. In general, mountains get blackout if you shoot them too far left side, on the other hand, they get whiteout if shoot too far right. In cloudy weather or indoors, graphs are taken at inner side and with low contrast, on the other hand in fine weather they gets clear contrasting. By using the contrast tuning slider, you can find points to get shots with visual qualities. In narrow spaces, a sense of presence can be obtained by using a lens deformation, and in rainy weather oil paint-like pictures can be obtained by using a erosion filter, as well as at night scenes flare-like fantastic effects can be obtained by using glow and dilatation filters.^o^/~




Virtual SLR Cameraの登場です!








写真はバッファに蓄積されるため、連続シャッターが可能です。カメラからビットマップデータを直接取得してソフトウェア処理するため、高画質のままライブラリに保存されます。Virtual SLR Cameraは写真好きのあなたを全力サポートします!



Price: $1.99

Language: English, Japanese





Intuitive operation as just dragging the pointer can set the alarm.
Moreover, because of music library, a section of your favorite song can be set as the alarm.

Mounting 10 alarms and a sleep timer for terminating play, it’s OK to have only this Application which covers your all day including bedtime and wake-up time.

Wallpaper, or an image for a standby display, and BGM※ also can be set. It’s possible to switch wallpapers in conjunction with alarm.
※…Managing play list is available. Because of memory limitations, adding too many songs all at once might close down the Application before the end depending on circumstances.

Have a nice music life!

•Gesture features
[Standby display]
To skip to previous song →Flick to the left
To skip to next song →Flick to the right
Rewind →Drag to the left without releasing your finger
Fast forward →Drag to the right without releasing your finger
[Alarm display]
To turn on/off the alarm →Double tap
To set the alarm →Drag the pointer

Wallpaper and alarm setting screen can be switched by flicking up and down. And when menu screen is obtrusive, it can be hidden also by flicking.





1. 時計盤に任意の画像を貼付けることができます。
2. 曲のプレイリストが作成できます。



 プレイリストの前の曲  →左フリック 
 プレイリストの次の曲  →右フリック
 巻き戻し        →指を離さず左にドラッグ
 早送り         →指を離さず右にドラッグ
 アラームのON/OFF切替  →ダブルタップ
 アラーム時刻設定    →アラーム針を設定したい時刻の位置までドラッグ


Price: Free

Language: Japanese






iPhone 3.0以降

iPod touchの場合、音は再生されますがバイブレーション機能はご使用になれません。


Price: Free

Language: Japanese






iPhone 3.0以降



Desktop ware