[prMac.com] Austin, Texas – Blue Lightning Labs has announced an update to their popular iPhone application Mathemagics, an application for learning to mentally calculate math problems at phenomenal speeds. Mathemagics 4.2, a universal iPhone and iPad app, contains over 60 different math tricks for multiplying, dividing and squaring numbers faster than many people can use a calculator. Aspiring Mathemagicians learn and then practice any of the math tricks while progressively moving to higher levels of proficiency.

Mathemagics is perfect for students, teachers, or anyone else looking to kick their brain function into high gear. The applications hand-drawn look engages the user and is well-suited for quick practice sessions. Users are challenged to achieve new levels of competence, from apprentice to mathemagician, for each trick. Mathemagics 4.2 also includes Game Center support for extra achievement fun.

“Mathemagics 4.2 is our best update yet,” said Shane Crawford of Blue Lightning Labs. “In addition to being a universal app, which is a combined iPhone and iPad app, it also includes support for the iPhone 5 and the new iPad mini. The latest edition of Mathemagics also has over 60 math tricks included in the app making it the best math app on the AppStore.”

Mathemagics 4.2 challenges users to master nearly 60 math tricks:

* Multiply as high as 20×20

* Square a number ending in 5

* Square any two digit number

* Doubling and halving

* Multiply any number by 4

* Multiply any number by 5

* Multiply any number by 9

* Multiply any number by 25

* Multiply any number by 99

* Squares from 41 to 59

* Round number multiplication

* Divide any number by 5

* Multiply by 11

* Multiply in the 90’s

* Square numbers in the 50’s

* Multiply differing by 2,4,6

* Multiply if 1’s sum is 10

* Multiply two close numbers

* Sum of first n even numbers

* Sum of first n odd numbers

* Subtracting two and three digit numbers

* Adding two and three digit numbers

* Quickly divide any number by 9

* Subtracting from 1000 and higher multiples of 10

* Multiply two numbers close to 10

* Nines complement

* Tens complement

* Large number addition #1

* Large number addition #2

* Large number subtraction

* Evenly divisible by 3

* Evenly divisible by 4

* Evenly divisible by 5

* Evenly divisible by 6

* Evenly divisible by 7

* Evenly divisible by 8

* Evenly divisible by 9

* Evenly divisible by 10

* Evenly divisible by 11

* Evenly divisible by 12

* Square numbers in the 20’s

* Square numbers in the 30’s

* Square numbers in the 60’s

* Square numbers in the 70’s

* Square numbers in the 80’s

* Square numbers in the 100’s

* Square numbers in the 200’s

* Square numbers in the 300’s

* Square numbers in the 400’s

* Square numbers in the 500’s

* Square numbers in the 700’s

* Square numbers in the 800’s

* Square numbers in the 900’s

* Casting Out Nines Digit Sum

* Check Addition by Casting Nines

* Check Subtraction by Casting Nines

* Check Multiplication by Casting Nines

* Check Division by Casting Nines

* Casting Out Elevens Digit Sum

* Check Addition by Casting Elevens

* Check Subtraction by Casting Elevens

* Check Multiplication by Casting Elevens

* Check Division by Casting Elevens

Device Requirements:

* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

* Requires iOS 4.3 or later

* Universal Application

* 6.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:

Mathemagics 4.2 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.Blue Lightning Labs

Mathemagics 4.2

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Headquartered in scenic Austin, Texas, Blue Lightning Labs is a privately funded company founded in 2008 by Alta Vida LLC. Blue Lightning Labs has a sole focus on the iPhone platform. Copyright 2008 Blue Lightning Labs. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###Shane Crawford

Managing Member