App Week: iBooks 2 and iAuthor launched, Wikipedia for Android

Plus: A pair of fantastic photo-enhancing tools land on the App Store

In this week's round-up of the biggest app news, Apple has outlined its bid to change textbooks forever, while a pair of new photography apps allow you to bring more to your iPhone camera

iPad App News: Apple launches iBooks 2 and iBooks Author
At the eagerly anticipated Apple education event in New York this week, the company unleashed the future of digital textbooks. The new iBooks 2 app for iPad allows interactive books which will include videos, images and interactive texts. The iBook Author app for Mac, meanwhile, will allow self-publishers to easily turn their works into a full functional book.

iPhone App News: GymPact costs you if miss work outs
Would you miss a gym session if you knew it would cost you a fiver? That's the idea behind the new motivational app GymPact for iPhone. When you sign up for the app, you set your goals for attending the gym for the week and enter your credit card details. If you miss a session it deducts money for from your card and destributes it to those who fulfilled their goals.

Android App News: Call of Duty Elite and Wikipedia land
The Android OS has been getting a little love this week with the launch of the Call of Duty Elite tracking service making the journey over from iOS. The app will allow you to analyse your stats and adjust your multiplayer Modern Warfare 3 strategies on the go. Also, after waiting nearly three years, Android phone owners have an official Wikipedia app.

iPhone App News: AntiCrop extends the edges of photos
Ever wished you could add a little more scenery to that close-up of your smiley face photographs? Well now AntiCrop for iPhone can help you out. If the photo is of the right ilk, you can drag out the edges of a photograph and the app will magically fill in the gaps based on the information within the original snap.

iPhone App News: GroupShot brings face-swapping tech to iPhone
Taking the perfect group photo is often a case of more luck than judgement, but a new app for iPhone has come to the rescue. The GroupShot app for iPhone can create a snap with everyone looking in the right direction, minus those annoying blinks, by swapping out sections of the photo for better smiles in different shots. Works like a dream.


iPhone App Review: AA Speed Camera
There are plenty of services to warn you about upcoming speed cameras and here is the AA's take on the matter. The app is free to download, but will cost you £9.99 for a one year subscription to after a 7 day trial. Still way cheaper than a speeding ticket. Read our AA Speed Camera for iPhone review.

iPad App Review: DK Quick Cook
Also Jamie Oliver's iOS apps are as sumptuous as the meals they produce, there's often not that much variety on show. This is where DK Quick Cook for iPad comes in. The sheer number of recipes on offer more than makes up for the lack of sizzle in the app design and you may just stumble upon the perfect dinner.

Android App Review: Twonky Beam Browser
Apple users have AirPlay to shift their music and videos directly to their TV and Twonky Beam Browser, although not named quite as succinctly, does a similar job for Android phones if your telly has a Wi-Fi connection or you have Apple TV, an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 console. The app is a skin for your browser, which adds a "Beam" icon to videos which can be sent to the TV.