Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC Launched, Based on 10nm FinFET Process

Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC Launched, Based on 10nm FinFET Process

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung unveils the Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC
  • It is likely to debut on the company’s Galaxy S9
  • The chipset can be expected to feature on phones next year

Samsung has announced a new flagship mobile processor in the Exynos 9 series, built on the 10nm process. As is traditional with such unveils, it can be expected that the new new Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC will be the processor powering the company’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9.

The Samsung Exynos 9810 packs the company’s third-generation custom CPU cores and also comes with an upgraded GPU. Samsung is also touting support for Gigabit LTE modem which can offer what Samsung calls industry’s first 6CA (carrier aggregation) support. Samsung says that the new Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC has been built on second-generation 10nm process technology.

The Exynos 9 Series is said to be the company’s first processor chipset built on the 10-nanometre FinFET process technology.

The South Korean company earlier this year unveiled its premium application processor, the Exynos 9 Series 8895. Some of the highlights of the Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor were embedding of a Gigabit LTE modem that can support five carrier aggregation, or 5CA. It supports LTE Cat. 16 with download speeds of up to 1Gbps and upload speeds of up to 150Mbps (Cat. 13). The chipset was used in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as well as the company’s Galaxy Note 8 phablet.

Rumours have pointed to early next year launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC which could be seen as the competitor to the Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC. The Snapdragon 845 SoC is said to be built on a new faster, more efficient 7nm fabrication process. Furthermore, the new Qualcomm SoC is also said to debut on the Galaxy S9 next year.

For Samsung’s upcoming flagships, the company is widely expected to retain Infinity Displays which allow the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch screens to come with a relatively compact factor. The upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones are rumoured to use the same screen sizes as well as the same curved design first seen on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Review

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Review

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Instax Mini 9 features a selfie mirror on the front
  • The camera is available in different colour options
  • The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is priced at Rs. 5,999

Instant film cameras are fun little toys to have around. They’re easy to use and you get a printed photo on the spot with that iconic retro look that we try to recreate in our social apps. However, this trend hasn’t really caught on in India despite Fujifilm’s range of instant cameras being available here for a while now.

The company hopes to turn things around with its latest model, called the Instax Mini 9. It has an improved design, and what better way to target millennials and the teenagers of today than with the addition of a selfie mirror? Let’s put it to the test to see how good it really is.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 design and build quality

For Rs. 5,999, you get the Instax Mini 9 camera, a matching strap, a set of batteries, and a close-up lens attachment. You’ll have to buy the instant film separately. It retails for about Rs. 1,020 for a pack of two cartridges, with 10 film sheets in each cartridge. The new camera is available in funky pastel shades, and what we have the Lime Green one with us today.

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is built entirely of plastic, but the fit and finish is good with no crude edges or misaligned joints. Around the back, we have a little compartment for the film cartridge, an optical viewfinder, and a counter which shows you the number of unused film sheets remaining. The batteries slot in on the side, and there’s a loop for the wrist strap on either side of the camera.

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The slot from where the processed film is ejected is on the top. In the front, we have the flash and light metering sensors which automatically adjust the exposure. There’s a shutter button here and a power button beside the lens. The ring around the lens can be used to switch between different exposure modes, but the only one you can actually force the camera to use is Hi-Key, which sets the flash to go off at its maximum intensity for low-light situations. The rest of the time, the camera will automatically determine the best exposure and switch to it, which is indicated by the different LEDs around the dial lighting up.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 specifications and features

The Instax Mini 9’s instant film sheets give you 62 x 46cm photos. The way this works is that each film sheet contains chemicals in little pouch at the bottom, and when it is exposed to light, the chemicals are pushed into the frame with the help of rollers, as it is ejected from the camera. The film pops out only a few seconds after you press the shutter button, but it then takes about two minutes for it to develop fully. Just like with traditional Polaroids, you can personalise the white frames with messages, drawings, etc.

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The camera features a two-element lens with a fixed shutter speed of 1/60th of a second. The aperture varies depending on which exposure mode is selected, and can range from f/12.7 to f/32. The flash always fires, no matter the light conditions. The close-up lens clips onto the front of the main lens and lets you shoot objects as close as a foot away from the lens. There’s really isn’t much to this camera other than turning it on and shooting.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 performance and battery life

Since this isn’t a digital camera, there are no files to display for quality to be judged by. The final output is printed onto the film sheets, and that’s that. The credit-card sized photographs make for fun mementos, but the output quality isn’t always predictable.

The camera is comfortable to hold and light enough for one-handed use. Since the viewfinder is placed to the left of the body and you don’t see through the lens, the position of your subject will always be offset a little unless you know exactly how to compensate. It’s best to leave some space around your subjects in order to avoid cutting them off. With each new cartridge, the first tune you press the shutter button, the protective sheet will be ejected, after which actual film sheets will be used.

We found many overexposed areas in outdoor shots taken in daylight, resulting in washed-out details. The Instax Mini film that we used has an ISO 800 rating so it’s up to the camera’s light sensor to adjust the aperture, but even at the narrowest setting, it’s tough to get a detailed shot in sunlight. Things are better indoors when lighting is more controlled. In a well-lit room, we managed to get fairly detailed close-ups with the attached lens. Colours weren’t too bad, although all pictures have that slightly hazy look, which some would call “retro”. It’s also important to note that the Instax Mini 9 works best for close-ups and doesn’t fare too well with subjects at a distance.

Fujifilm Instax mini 9 photos review ndtv fujifilm

Just like the overexposure issue when shooting in bright daylight, some of the shots we took indoors had a soft focus. In low light, it’s best to use the Hi-Key mode as it results in a well-lit picture, eliminating most shadows around your subject. However, it isn’t suitable for close-ups as the bright flash will overexpose your subject. You have to learn the balance, but that means you wind up wasting quite a lot of film sheets, which are not exactly cheap.

A pack of 20 film sheets costs around Rs. 1,000. which translates to about Rs. 50 per photo. If you want slightly better value, you can pick up packs of 100 sheets which retail for a little under Rs. 4,000, which works out to roughly Rs. 40 per photograph. Do remember that these films have an expiry date.

The company says that each set of two AA batteries should last for about 100 shots, but this will vary depending on which exposure modes you end up using more often.

Verdict

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is a functional upgrade over the Mini 8, with its useful close-up lens and selfie mirror that a lot of people will relate to. Rs. 5,999 isn’t too much for a camera that spits out printed photographs nearly instantly. It’s a reminder of a simpler time when we didn’t have the luxury of taking hundreds of shots in one go, since every one has to count. The Mini 9 is a camera you break out for parties or other social gatherings where these instant photos make for fun and personal, mementos of the good times. Plus, the ability to have these physical photographs in your wallet with you has its appeal.

Using it on a daily basis won’t be very economical, as we’re looking at a cost of at least Rs. 40 per photo, and that is if you opt for the value pack of film sheets. Also, details, clarity and exposure in photos are always a bit hit-or-miss. This comes with the territory of instant cameras, so if you like the idea of photos having varied Instagram-like filters to them, then you’ll be happy with it.

Price: Rs. 5,999

Pros

  • Built well and simple to use
  • Instant printed photos
  • Selfie lens is a thoughtful addition

Cons

  • Cost per photo isn’t very economical
  • Pictures lack clarity
  • Exposure isn’t always accurate

Ratings (Out of 5)

  • Design: 4
  • Image Quality: 3
  • Performance: 3
  • Value For money: 3
  • Overall: 3

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Uh Oh, Apple iOS 9 May Be a Mobile Ad Killer

At its early-June Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple revealed, among other things, that the newest version of its iOS 9 operating systems will roll out this fall, free of charge.

What Apple didn’t discuss, however, is the fact that its new iOS 9 mobile operating system, used in the company’s popular iPhone, may ultimately prove to be quite costly to small business owners in that it enables users to literally block mobile ads.

This happens on the heels of a multitude of reports about the immense popularity of mobile-device usage among consumers (in fact, last year was the first year that mobile Internet traffic surpassed desktop traffic) as well as exhortations from thought leaders that small business owners capitalize on this skyrocketing trend by implementing a responsive Web design to ensure a seamless mobile experience for all potential website visitors.

Google finally made mobile-friendliness mandatory. The world’s most popular search engine gave notice that as of April 21, a website’s mobile friendliness was a ranking criteria – and that painful penalties awaited those websites lacking in this area.

So Apple is poised to significantly disrupt the online growth strategy paradigm followed by a vast majority of companies with an online presence, ranging from large global advertisers spending fortunes on marketing efforts, to smaller companies partaking in affiliate marketing programs, among other things, to grow online revenue.

Apple’s new ad-blocking feature is described in the fine print of the iOS 9 developer documentation:

“The new Safari release brings Content Blocking Safari Extensions to iOS. Content Blocking gives your extensions a fast and efficient way to block cookies, images, resources, pop-ups, and other content.”

When Apple’s new iOS 9 mobile platform launches, consumers can visit the App store and download AdBlock, the ad-blocking browser extension, at no charge. It will enable them to block most mobile ads.

Smartphones have 80 percent penetration in the U.S. market, according to published reports. Mobile advertising was on track to hit $51 billion this year, rising to $105 billion by 2019, according to a Venture Beat report.

But those estimates likely don’t account for the ad-blocking functionality that will soon be available for these new iPhones. The iPhone platform itself, as of the end of this past April, had 43.1 percent of the total U.S. smartphone market, ComScore reported.

The platform is second only to Google’s Android, which held 52.2 percent share.

How Popular Will AdBlock Be?

Chances are, AdBlock will be wildly popular. Similar apps have proven to be quite popular on desktops.

There was a large increase in ad-blocking software usage in the past year, in fact. The activity has been limited mostly to desktop users, to this point.

One of the key issues this raises was noted by Nieman Labs, reporting that:

“If iOS users — the majority of mobile web users in the U.S. … — can suddenly block all your ads with a simple free download, where is the growth [of online business entities] going to come from?”

Whatever Apple’s motive for doing this is, one thing is clear: the company’s great rival Google makes more than 90 percent of its revenue from online advertising, a growing share of which stems from mobile. Considering how many people have an iPhone versus an Android, that could be a lot less ads being viewed when AdBlock is downloaded more.

Google reportedly earns half of all mobile ad revenue. So by default, anything that hurts the mobile ad market will impact Google.

What this means for you, the small business owner planning to capitalize on the growing popularity of mobile advertising, your slice of that pie is probably going to be a lot smaller than you thought, at least based on how things now stand.

Image: Apple

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9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Have you already started saving up for one of the insane new TVs we saw unveiled during this week’s CES 2017 conference? Don’t worry, we’ll do our part to help by sharing a fresh list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free.

DON’T MISSLook at what happens to a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus after 2 months with no case

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

MagicShrink

magicshrink

Normally $1.99.

With MagicShrink app you can losslessly compress all your JPEG photos, and get extra ~10% free space from original library size.
If you don’t worry about superquality you can use lossy compression to get even more space.

Features:
– smart algorithm for lossless compression
– lossy compression
– batch image processing
– preserves exif data

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WatchWeb

watchweb

Normally $0.99.

Brand New Features:
-WatchWeb has bookmark support

WatchWeb is THE essential application for anyone with an Apple Watch. Use it to look up information, sports scores, and anything else Siri can’t do for you! Browse the web on the most and best rated Apple Watch Web Browser!

Please Note: WatchWeb does not display “full” versions of websites. Also, please update your watch to the latest possible version before trying to install WatchWeb to prevent possible problems.

WatchWeb is an innovative web browser designed specifically for use on the Apple Watch. WatchWeb presents you with pages run through a top-of-the-line optimization algorithm that automatically formats content for best viewing on the Apple Watch. Rather than having to rely solely on Siri’s limited capabilities for obtaining information, you now have access to the whole indexed internet directly from your watch. WatchWeb makes it effortless to look up information, read news, or just surf the web. Simply enter a search using either dictation or our built-in character list and get started! We think you’ll find it quite useful!

Here’s what people are saying about WatchWeb:

“Should you need to look up some information that Siri cannot given her regional restrictions, or check sports scores for your local teams, or maybe even read some headlines to kill a few seconds of your time, you should take WatchWeb for a spin.”
-iDownloadBlog

“I will be using WatchWeb from now on”
-Technos Amigos

“Stupendously Useful”
-MarcianoPhone

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Week Calendar

week-calendar

Normally $1.99.

***** BEST CALENDAR APP WORLDWIDE *****
Whether you use iCloud, Exchange or Google calendar, Week Calendar is the most user friendly and the all-round calendar app worldwide for everyone that needs to get the most out of their calendar app. Does your ordinary iPhone, iPod or iPad calendar give you insufficient insight and options? Then Week Calendar is the solution for you.

AVAILABLE IN MANY DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Arabic, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

CALENDAR CLARITY
Week Calendar provides a clear and detailed overview based on day, week, (mini)month or year level. Furthermore, Week calendar takes away the limitations of the standard iOS calendar, for example by showing a weekly overview of all your appointments for the upcoming week.

PACKED WITH USEFUL FUNCTIONS
Move your appointments by simply dragging, copying and pasting them. Clear up a busy schedule by assigning different colors to various appointments and events. Powerful reminder functions make sure you’ll always remember your events. Customizable week numbers or repetitive options and many other functions suited to your own personal needs. Using your digital calendar was never easier!

FAST AND EASY TO USE
Adding, repeating and moving events is now much easier than ever before. And with its magnificent interface and intuitive usability, working with Week Calendar is a pleasure for both light as extensive users.

SUBSCRIBE TO HOLIDAYS, SPORTS AND OTHER EVENTS
Add additional subscriptions to sports games, national holidays and more to your calendar from the calendar store. Accidentally scheduling an appointment on your free day now belongs to the past!

MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES:
* Alternate calendars (Chinese, Hebrew, Indian, Islamic & Persian)
* Attachments
* Local calendar invite, enabling you to send invitations using a local calendar too.
* Magnificent overview of your appointments and events
* Viewing all your events for the week at one glance
* Simply relocate events using drag and drop
* Calendar overview by day, week, month and year
* Batch operations
* Various icons for different events
* Navigate with: Apple & Google Maps, Citymapper, Garmin, Here, iGo, Maps.me, Moovit, MotionX, Navigon, Sygic, TomTom, TransitApp, Waze, Yandex, 高德地图
* Works without setup for all calendar services supported by iOS (iCloud, iCal, Google, Exchange, Outlook, CalDAV, Birthdays, Subscriptions)
* Supports syncing of the calendars
* Quickly add events on the right time using tap-and-hold
* Pinch to zoom
* Relocate, cut and paste appointments
* Link contacts to events
* Rotates with screen
* Templates
* Widget
* Advanced repetition rules
* Customizable display
* Full customization of events
* Invite participants / share appointments and events by e-mail, Messages, Whatsapp
* Time zone support
* Adaptable week numbers
* Hide weekends when there are no appointments / on weekdays / not rotated
* Completely adaptable and customizable Tools menu to quickly change appointments and events

Do you have questions, complaints or comments? We are more than willing to help or solve any of your questions quickly. You can find the most frequently asked questions on our website or just drop us a line.

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Degry

degry

Normally $0.99.

Degry provides detailed weather forecasts for the users including all the cities of the world. When you opened to application, it detects your global position automatically and shows the weather forecast for your location on the main screen. Additionally, it makes the cities more reachable by adding in the left section, and shows the photographes for the locations changing due to the weather conditions. With multi language choice and replacable temperature/distance units, the program provides the weather forecast info in the most accurate way and focuses on the user’s experiences. Also, you can see today weather for previous years with ‘Previous Years’ tab section.
Moreover, Degry uses its own concept for more reliable and redable forecasts. It has a more understandable interface with the icons for any weather condition. With the ‘moving-on a line’ sun icon representing the day and the moon icon representing the night, you can easily see the time remained for the sunset and the sunrise. Also, for the Turkish language users, the Turkish wind terms are used.
PROPERTIES

What you can know with Degry;
* Momentarily temperature,
* Momentarily felt temperature,
* The temperature of the following 24 hours,
* The weather forecast of the following 24 hours,
* The weather for same day at previous years,
* The sunrise and the sunset times,
* The weather info of the day with short highlights,
* The most detailed weather infos of the day( Wind directions/speeds, dewpoint, atmospheric pressure, the clouds etc..),
* The weather info of the week with short summaries,
* The warmest and the coldest temperatures of the week in a daily base,
* The daily forecasts of the week,
SERVICES PROVIDERS

forecast.io API service for the weather conditions, Flickr photo API service for the photos and Google API service for the location names, are used.

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File Pro

file-pro

Normally $2.99.

**1M Downloaded App on Loot** Multipurpose, Easy-to-Use and Robust app for files & documents. Import files, documents & media from PC/Mac, email attachments, dropbox, sugarsync, iCloud & Box.net to File Pro along with amazing transfer features of FTP and Wifi.

The only documents manager app which includes total security of files along with PDF scanner, Audio Recorder, editing TXT files & now awesome Email attachment saver & organiser.

Open all kind of file & documents including RAR and CBR files.

SO MUCH AT SO LESS is called File Pro
Why would you spend 5 – 6 dollars for some file reader app, scanner app, audio memo, folder locker app and file manager app if there is File for you to perform all these tasks. Not just reading and scanning documents is the main aim of the app but to manage/organize your documents properly and using them easily when needed.

FILE TRANSFER
• Transfer files using Wi-Fi & FTP
• Sync files with iCloud
• Transfer files using USB
• Sync files with Dropbox, Box.net & Sugarsync
• Import photos/videos from photo library
• Capture photos/videos from within app.

CREATE FILES
• Scan to PDF File/Save PDF in Portrait/Landscape View
• Create Text File
• Create Zip File
• Audio Files

FILE MANAGEMENT
• Create Folders/SubFolders
• Copy/Move/Remove and Rename FIles/folders
• PRIVATE FOLDER (move private docs in this folder and lock folder with a password)
• Make ZIP of files and Email it
• Select Multiple Files to delete, email, copy, move.
• Sorting and Searching documents
• Open password protected PDF.
• Select all files and folders on a single click

BROWSING FILES
• SORT FILES – By their names, by size, by date, and by type.
• SEARCH FILES – Search your file from a collection at the spur of the moment.
• LANSCAPE/PORTRAIT SUPPORT
• Display of file size, extension and last modified date, total files in a folder etc.

PDF VIEWER
• iBooks like thumbnails of pdf and Large thumbnails view
• Search & Highlight Text
• Read password protected pdf file
• Bookmark pages
• Open Links
• Jump to page from index
• Air Print Support
• Portrait and Landscape Support
• “Open In” other apps

PHOTO VIEWER
• Swipe to change image
• Play slideshow
• Copy to clipboard
• Airprint, Email and Save to camera roll
• Transition effects and settings for time duration
• Delete image

SUPPORTED FILES
– Images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and others)
– iWork Documents (Pages, Numbers / Keynotes)
– PDF
– Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
– Text File (Rich Text Format)
– Audio (MP3, AAC, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV)
– Video (all iPhone supported formats, MPEG-4, MP4, MOV)
– HTML / Comma Seperated (CSV) files
– ZIP/RAR & CBR files.

Save Mail Attachments Directly to File

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Dramatic Black & White

dramatic-black-white

Normally $1.99.

Make a Black and White Photo with Light Contrast Grit and Form
— MacWorld’s pick for the 2011 App Gems of the Year Award —

Everyone knows it doesn’t get better than classic Black & White – it’s the artistic soul of photography. Referencing one of our favorite Ansel Adams quotes: “Great Black & White photos aren’t taken – they’re made”. Using Dramatic Black & White you can make your own black and white photographs, ones where light and contrast, grit and form come together to tell a story; ones where stone and sky, water and light transcend the material world and ascend to the Photographers’ Gallery. With Dramatic Black & White there are no mistakes you can’t fix, no limits to your vision, no stopping until you’re finished, nothing to hold you back from truly ‘making your photos’ and making them – Oh.My.Gosh. good!

JixiPix’s Dramatic Black & White app starts by leaving color in the rear view mirror, and enables you to make expert adjustments with easy-to-use, fully customizable controls to contrast and light, texture and shape. Before your eyes, watch your photo transform into the dramatic looks of the past and cutting-edge styles of the present.

PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
• Black & White – Classic
• Infrared Photo – Modern
• Dramatic Black & White – High Definition

FEATURES
A one-of-a-kind ellipse spotlight tool will allow you to set up a light source on a subject in your composition. Fully customizable controls allow expert adjustments to contrast, light, texture and shape; and adjustments to spotlight size intensity.

INCLUDES
Spotlight, Black and White Filters, Grain and Vignette

UNIVERSAL FEATURES
All JixiPix Apps come with: Superior Customer Service, Support for High-Resolution Images & Output, Undo/Redo, Randomize Button, Quick Presets and the ability to create Custom Presets, Cropping with the ability to specify aspect ratio, Quick Preview, Email, Print, and the ability to post directly to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. We also have an online art gallery and invite our user’s to display their artistic creations on it: http://www.flickr.com/groups/jixipixcreations/

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Sea Snake

sea-snake

Normally $0.99.

Feed your hungry Sea Snake with tasty bubbles; he just can’t get enough: A genuinely 3D version of the classic ‘snake’ game, with three types of snake to play with!

Control the Sea Snake with simple gestures, and tilt your device to look around his undersea realm.

Score points as the Sea Snake feasts on bubbles and grows longer; compete for high scores against your friends… but watch out in case he bites his own tail. Then it’s game over!

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Worthy

worthy

Normally $4.99.

Personal finance in a transparent and straightforward way. Worthy allows you to keep track of your net worth and accounts, generate income and expense report by category and period. Worthy’s minimalist theme and main focus is to make money tracking easy and clear.

App features:
・3 accounts and groups with free edition / Unlimited with Pro edition in-app purchase
・Group accounts and re-order groups
・Track income, expense and transfer transactions
・Add, remove and merge categories
・Generate income and expense report for a custom time period
・Add currencies of choice and add exchange rates
・Reporting currency conversion with by-date rate calculation
・Accurate per-transaction currency conversion for transfers

Please provide feature requests or any issues you may encounter at [email protected] or at our support URL. We are committed not to be interfering with your app usage, so if you find Worthy worthy, consider reviewing it on the App Store – it helps a lot.

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Skullyz

skullyz

Normally $0.99.

Skullyz becomes your messages …
Show your emotions with those nice, cute skull emoticons …
If you like the darker sides of life, then these twenty emojis for the decent skull lover are ready for you …
Have fun with those comic skullyz

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