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You Are HereProtein PurificationMixture EditorEnzLabMedieval HandwritingEnglish Renaissance HandwritingBaby HypnotiserChiptunes and Chiptunes ProSmilophonePassata

You Are Here

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You Are Here uses your phone's GPS to show where you are on any map - Park or campus information boards, leaflets or even sketches.

Just take a picture of a map while you're out and about, or copy and paste one from the internet, then go to the place that the map shows. When you know where you are on the map, tap and hold to add a marker. Move around until you find another place on the map, and tap and hold to add a second marker. Your position will show on the map, updated as you move around.

For Android devices without built-in GPS hardware, you may be able to use the free You Are Here GPS app to attach an external GPS dongle via the device's USB port.

Protein Purification

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Lectures and textbooks can cover the theoretical aspects of protein purification and laboratory classes can teach the practical techniques, but there are other topics which are difficult to learn by conventional methods. In order to purify any protein you need to know which separation techniques are likely to be most effective under the circumstances and, probably more important, which techniques are not. This knowledge cannot be picked up by following a fixed recipe for a class practical. It requires some thought and usually comes with experience, generally during postgraduate research.

Protein Purification is the latest version of the award-winning program which has been widely used in schools, colleges and universities since 1983. It aims to guide you through a simulation of some of the more commonly-used protein separation techniques and to let you experiment with the simulation. It starts off by letting you examine how a simple mixture of proteins behaves during gel filtration and ion-exchange chromatography and then goes on to allow the design and testing of full purification protocols using more complex mixtures of proteins.

It is assumed that you are familiar with the theoretical background to the most common separation techniques, enzyme assays etc. and that you understand the concept of the isoelectric point of proteins. The simulation models failure as accurately as success - so you need to be careful!

The Windows version (32 bit and 64 bit) is now available.

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It is also available for OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later.

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A free online version is also available for desktops and laptops.


Mixture Editor

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An editor for the mixture files used by the Protein Purification simulation.

Mixtures can be created, edited and deleted. In each mixture, individual proteins can be created, imported, edited or deleted. Multisubunit proteins can be created by merging proteins.

Data can also be imported from online protein databases. Currently, import from RefSeq and UniProtKB are supported.

Files produced by the Mixture Editor can be used immediately by the Android version of the Protein Purification simulation app (the phone version must be upgraded). They can also be exchanged with the iPhone/iPad version of the Protein Purification simulation app via iTunes File Sharing.

Mixture Editor can import mixture files from email messages, Dropbox, etc.


EnzLab

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EnzLab enables you to carry out a study of enzyme kinetics using computer simulation. You can obtain a large amount of (simulated) experimental data in a very short time, and so can concentrate on planning your experimental strategy.

The computer generates an enzyme (of a chosen type) at random. You can then carry out experiments with the enzyme varying the volumes of enzyme solution used, the pH and the concentration of substrate and inhibitor.

The program allows you to determine the precision of your experiments, and to analyse your results to obtain values for the Michaelis-Menten kinetic parameters Km and Vmax and hence also obtain information about the inhibitor.

This popular app is now available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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It is also available for OS X (10.8 and later).

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English Renaissance Handwriting

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The origins of English Renaissance Handwriting lie in online exercises in palaeography developed for postgraduate students at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, U.K. The aim is to provide practice in the transcription of sixteenth and seventeenth century hands. Many of the manuscripts, especially after 1600, use a varying mixture of secretary and italic letter forms.

Users can examine 30 selected manuscripts, zoom in on individual words, attempt transcription and receive immediate feedback. They can optionally compare their transcription with a full transcript. The user's transcripts can be saved and reopened. The saved transcripts are accessible via iTunes File Sharing (Apple) or File Manager apps (Android).


Medieval Handwriting

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The origins of Medieval Handwriting lie in online exercises in palaeography developed for postgraduate students in the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, U.K. The aim is to provide practice in the transcription of a wide range of medieval hands, from the twelfth to the late fifteenth century. Please note that it is not a tutorial on the development of handwriting in medieval western Europe.

Users can examine 26 selected manuscripts, zoom in on individual words, attempt transcription and receive immediate feedback. They can optionally compare their transcription with a full transcript. The user's transcripts can be saved and reopened. The saved transcripts are accessible via iTunes File Sharing (Apple) or File Manager apps (Android).


Baby Hypnotiser

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Choose a pattern based on your baby's level of development, prop up your iPad so your baby can see it, and then sit back and bask in the warm glow of your own awesome parenting.

Chiptunes and Chiptunes Pro

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Audiobus compatible

Chiptunes and Chiptunes Pro let you make retro music the way it should be made - with chips! Build your circuit to lay down drum beats, basslines, and tunes.

Drag components from the toolbox. Drag between components to create connections. Swipe across connections to break them. Connect inputs and speakers to create your tune. No knowledge of electronics needed!

  • "I never knew how Chiptunes actually worked before playing around with this app. Very cool and definitely got me in a retro vibe!" — Ray Wenderlich
  • "A crazy mashup of circuit design and music making: Wire together circuits to lay down some cool jams." — Nick Lockwood
  • "SPICE meets garage band." — Erik Kerber

Chiptunes Pro is the winner of the "Most technically impressive" award in the Ray Wenderlich Readers' App Awards 2014!

Chiptunes includes a limited set of circuit components to get you started. More are available via in-app purchase.

Chiptunes Pro includes all the components that are available in the free Chiptunes app, including those that are only available as in-app purchases.

As a Pro-only feature, Chiptunes Pro also supports Audiobus, allowing you to stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps.

thesoundtestroom has made a video demo and tutorial for Chiptunes Pro.


Smilophone

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Smilophone — music is in your face!

Using emotional intelligence powered by Affectiva, Smilophone converts your emotions into music. Hold your iPhone or iPad up so it can see your face, and the music will play. Happy faces make happy sounds, sad faces make sad sounds. Raise or lower your eyebrows to raise or lower the tone. Have fun and make music as beautiful as you are!


Passata

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Passata lets you concentrate on your work while still making yourself available to help your coworkers. Unlike other "pomodoro" timers which focus on tracking your productivity, Passata is focused on protecting it. Start the timer, and prop up your device where your coworkers can see it; it will display a "Do not disturb" message, along with the time until you are next available. As the timer progresses, the display slowly turns from red to yellow; when it runs out, the display turns to green and an "Ask me anything" message is shown. The timer and messages are customisable, and a variety of themes are provided. A subtle sound plays when the timer runs out.

Passata includes a Today extension and an Apple Watch app.


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