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Athletes rely on coaches to provide constructive feedback to help improve their game. Coaches can be a great resource to these athletes since the coach can see movements such as minor adjustments in form that the athlete cannot see. While this is a great way to improve fundamentals and conditioning, coaches may not always be available (depending on your location and/or budget).

Coach’s Eye is an app which uses the iPad camera to record a person performing an action. Once a video is recorded, the video can be manipulated and annotations can be added to show proper form or changes that need to be made. These videos can be sent straight to the athlete for study or shared to other people of interest. The unique feature of Coach’s Eye is the ability for the average user to appreciate seeing themselves performing the action and make adjustments as necessary. TechSmith Corporation, the developers of Coach’s Eye graciously provided a promo code to review this app.

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In 2010 the MLB At Bat iPad application was demoed as part of the event unveiling the now infamous iPad. Not only did the iPad wow the world, but the MLB At Bat app drew quite a following as well.

Earlier this year there was talk that Major League Baseball did have to rush the development of their iPad application somewhat last year to make the iPad release event deadline. Though it was still very successful in 2010 they wanted to take some time and put it through a full development cycle.

MLB At Bat 2011 was released just in time for opening day. I’m a huge baseball fan so this was great news to me and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It has quickly become one of my most used applications. Let’s take a look at all that is available in this year’s offering.

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