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A screenshot of the Life app, free for iPad.500pxFreeiPhone, iPad, Android
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500px is home to some of the most amazing photos in the world, contributed by a community of professional photographers and amateurs. The mobile app makes it easy to browse through images by category, and you can comment on, vote for, share and purchase images directly from the app.

LifeFreeiPad

Life for iPad lets you explore a sample of Life magazine’s impressive photo archive, which includes more than 10 million contemporary and archival photographs. Most of the images are decades old, and include Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday celebrations in Germany, John F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963 and a 19-year-old Liza Minelli.

2012 World Press Photo ContestFreeiPad, Android

The 2012 World Press Photo Contest, which opened at the NSW State Library last week, features this year’s award-winning photos from the top photojournalists around the world. The mobile app is a must-have companion for the exhibition. It requires the exhibition’s unique code number or QR code scan.

Reuters GalleriesFreeiPad

This app offers an alternative way to stay up to date with the latest news. Top stories are presented visually using photo galleries with detailed captions, and you can share individual photos by email, Twitter or Facebook. Most of the stories are US-centric, and it’s limited to a dozen or so galleries from the past 24 hours, but the ”editor’s choice” gallery provides a wider selection from around the world.

PixableFreeiPhone, iPad, Android

Let’s not forget all the photos that your friends and family post on Facebook. Pixable tames that image stream into submission by organising them into categories. You can see the most popular photos of the day, week and month (based on likes and comments), browse through new mobile uploads, cover photos and profile pics in one place, and even receive alerts when particular friends are tagged or upload a new photo.MOG

$6.99-$11.99 a month

au.mog南京夜网

Just weeks after music-streaming service Spotify launched in Australia, Telstra has launched its own music-subscription platform, MOG. Users will have access to a database of 16 million songs. The service offers on-demand streaming, unlimited downloads and MOG Radio on the web, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android. Good news for Telstra customers: streaming and downloads are unmetered.

JAMES MANNING

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