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I was homeschooled – I want that to be very clear – so my perceptions of what’s normal for kids to carry to school might be a bit out of whack, seeing as my experience of “real” school was was shaped solely by mid 90s TV… shows like Full House[...]Read More »
I don’t mind apps having “free” and “pro” versions. I really don’t. I’ve reviewed many nice apps that were ad-supported and yet still had almost all of the functionality of the paid versions, as long as you were willing to deal with the ads. What bothers me is when apps [...]Read More »
I have a special affinity for the night sky. I don’t really know what causes it, but astronomy has always fascinated me. So ever since I discovered star map applications, I’ve had to have one on any device I have. For the iPad, that app is Sky-map.
A fairly simple [...]Read More »
I love YouTube. I spend a lot of time on it in my off hours, watching videos, listening to music to help me decide if I want to buy the album, laughing at funny animals, etc. But when I’m offline, I can’t watch my favorite videos anymore, and it is [...]Read More »
All over the internet, there are animated GIFs, little short snippets of videos and life that are sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious, but always short and to the point. With 5SecondsApp, you can make them yourself using your iPad’s video camera.
In an incredibly easy to use interface, 5SecondsApp has a [...]Read More »
Flipboard is more than just another social media manager – Flipboard is a news consolidator that will make sure you have everything you want to read and look at on your iPad in one place. It makes Twitter and Facebook look like glossy spreads in a magazine, and offers the [...]Read More »
The concept behind Addr2u Lite is fairly simple. In this internet age, we make friends all around the globe – friends in some cases who don’t even share our same native language. Addr2u Lite offers the ability to share an address in a different language, letting your penpal in Korea [...]Read More »
If you’re looking for an easy way to edit the photos you take on your iPad without having to send them to your desktop first, Ultimate Photo Editor is a good choice. It allows you to take photos right from within the application, and then immediately go into edit mode [...]Read More »
I admit – before the movie came out, I’d only vaguely heard of The Hunger Games. I recognized the covers of the books in stores, though “I should probably read that, some time,” and then moved on to get whatever book I’d gone in for. Then the movie came out, [...]Read More »
If there’s one thing I hate: when I’m so hungry that I don’t know what it is that I actually want. This happens to me and my fiancee all the time – and for awhile, it resulted in us frequenting what became “our place” simply by virtue of the fact [...]Read More »
I’ve made no secret of my love for the iPad version of Dolphin Browser. However, there are some things it can’t do – albeit they were things that, until recently, I thought no iPad browser could do. And then my fiancee turned me on to Photon.
Photon browser uses their [...]Read More »
Though it may not seem like it, since you know me from tech blogging, I am an artist. I’ve been creating art for my own pleasure and for others for years. So naturally, when I gained access to an iPad and it’s incredibly sensitive touch screen technology, the first thing [...]Read More »
Wannabat Season Plus takes baseball out of a stadium and puts it on the streets. The app boasts absolutely incredible graphics and gameplay, so much so that you literally feel like your in the action. It also requires that you master two different baseball skills, both batting and pitching, which [...]Read More »
SamCard is a new business card scanner/reader for the iPhone. The purpose of the app is simply to skip the step of entering a contact into your phone after receiving their business card. Or if entering cards takes up too much time normally, you won’t have to carry around a [...]Read More »
DOOO – To Do is an intriguing reminder utility that organizes your thoughts so your brain doesn’t have to. There are many different reminder/to-do apps on the App Market, but DOOO takes a very unique approach towards their creation. The premise of the app is that the user has important [...]Read More »
I love browsing the internet on my iPad. Surfing the web is one of the iPad’s primary functions, as far as I’m concerned – much more adaptable (and reliable) than my cellphone, and definitely more professional looking than squinting at a phone screen when you’re trying to show something to [...]Read More »
I’m a writer. Whether I’m blogging or working on a non-fiction project, or busting my tail to get my November novel to 50,000 words in one month for National Novel Writing Month, it can’t be denied that the written word is my home turf. As a result, on every piece [...]Read More »
I am a huge fan of Disney. Living less than 10 minutes from Disneyland has only intensified that love. So when I went looking for what iPad app to do my first review on, the answer seemed obvious — Temple Run: Brave, a 3D platform runner for the iPad.
Ever [...]Read More »
TurboCollage is a photo utility that groups a set of photos into a gorgeous collage. Featuring 5 unique collage styles (Picture Pile, Picture Grid, Mosaic, Center Frame, Zig Mosaic) and an endless array of editing options, TurboCollage can truly provide limitless possibilities.
Once you upload the photos from your camera [...]Read More »
Jewels with Buddies Ads Free is a turn-by-turn based match-3 game. Through SMS or Facebook, you can challenge your friends to a jewel matching duel. The chat feature, that is a key feature in most of these multiplayer games, allows you to have casual conversation or obnoxiously heckle your opponent [...]Read More »
Are you an iPhone user that spends a lot of time on 3G? Do you find that your battery seems to decrease quickly when using 3G? Do you have a limited data plan? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should take a long look at [...]Read More »
Cipher Prime Studios, the developer behind the ‘Fractal’ and ‘Pulse: Volume One’, is back with an interesting, indie puzzle game called ‘Splice: Tree of Life’. The developer is popular for making iPad-only games and they did the same this time, too. Looking at the game will make you understand why [...]Read More »
Blood Roofs is an action runner game that presents the endless running-like genre in a completely different way. Gamesmold released the game unexpectedly this Sunday built using the popular Unreal Engine so let’s see if this game is worth trying or not.
In Blood Roofs you get to play as [...]Read More »
All the zombie games released nowadays are mostly about surviving after a zombie apocalyptic event as a human, but what will happen if the world turned upside down and a zombie gets to live in a non-zombie world? Well that’s what “Plight of the Zombie” is about. Let’s see what [...]Read More »
ProtectStar iShredder Std. is a tool to securely erase anything on your iOS device. Whether you are selling your device or letting a techie friend borrow it, you should always feel like your private information is safe and sound. And don’t think that deleting something from the device is enough, [...]Read More »
Are you constantly on the lookout for the best deal? Do you aimlessly search the web to find the best freebies? If you answer yes to either or both of the previous questions, then iSlick might be the app for you. The app contains comprehensive lists of deals accumulated from [...]Read More »
Tubeacco is an excellent YouTube client for you iOS device. The app is packed full of features and easily allows you sign into your YouTube account to monitor your contacts, subscriptions, playlists, favorites, watch later queue, uploaded videos, and channel stats. Tubeacco allows you to search for videos, playlists, and [...]Read More »
FileApp Pro is an excellent resource for anyone looking for a file manager on their iOS device. It has the ability to read/view PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, iWork documents, OpenOffice.org documents, plain text files, web archives, HTML files, ZIP files, as well as standard iOS image, audio, and video files. [...]Read More »
SportsMobile is all-in-one sports app for your iOS device. It provides a wealth of information on over 25 sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL, as well as push notifications for just about anything sports-related you want to be alerted to. SportsMobile provides scores, standings, player/team news, and [...]Read More »
My Xbox Live is like taking your console’s Xbox Live dashboard and putting into the palm of your hand. Once you sign-in with your Windows Live ID associated with your Xbox Live account, the app will display a tinier version of your console dashboard with 5 screen categories. The first, [...]Read More »
Smart Office 2 is a Microsoft Office document manager for your iOS device. It supports all major Microsoft Office document formats since 1997, including the typical doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, and pptx formats. Smart Office 2 doesn’t only allow you to view Office documents like many document manager apps [...]Read More »
Pokerabble is quite an intriguing game for Scrabble and Poker lovers. In a nutshell, you have 7 playing cards in your hand and the object of the game is to create poker hands of 2, 3, or 5 cards and place them on a Scrabble-like game board to accrue points. [...]Read More »
Orderly handles to-do lists in a unique, gesture-oriented manner. The app contains a coded ranking system that automatically prioritizes your to-dos. The main screen of Orderly displays your to-do lists on beautifully designed sticky notes, with different rows based on priority (i.e. high, medium, low). Each row is its own [...]Read More »
To say that the iOS App Market is saturated with alarm clock apps is the understatement of the century. I have used many of them and almost everyone has let me down eventually (i.e. alarm fails), with the exception of Alarm Clock Rio. I purchased a Kensington nightstand charging dock [...]Read More »
Friendle+ is an online multiplayer environment that allows you to play several different popular games. The app’s top game is Words, a Scrabble® type of game, but Friendle+ also offers Yahtzy, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Four in a Row (similar to Connect Four®), and Reversi in the same app. [...]Read More »