By David Averbach
Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works:
By Alex Cequea
According to the New York Times, a Facebook app for the iPad may finally be here is a few weeks. Facebook released an app for the iPhone in July 2008, and so far, only third-party apps have tried to optimize the Facebook interphase on the iPad's larger screen. According to the report, the app has been been in the works for over a year, and the unnamed sources say it is now in the final stages of testing.
By Todd Bernhard
There are a lot of apps that let you take a picture using the iPhone's built-in camera... but I recently discovered Photo Double Fun which lets you use BOTH the front and rear cameras, simultaneously, to take photos as well as videos! Why is this so cool? Suppose you want to document that you were at a specific location, seeing something in person. The Photo Double Fun app combines the two images into one, and if you use their free version, it adds a watermark and you can only store a couple of photos at a time, without upgrading.
By Cindy Downes
The Otterbox for iPad2 Defender Case works just like it sounds: It’s rugged, tough, and protects like no other case I’ve seen on the market.
The Defender Case comes with three parts: the back case; the front, snap on cover; and a screen protector.
Installation was too difficult for me. The directions are in pictures instead of text. If you’re a picture person like my son, Wil, it’s not a problem. So, I enlisted him to help me install the case and give his opinion. This review will give you both a male and female perspective of the case.
By Cindy Downes
Just like the original Handstand, Handstand for iPad2 is the best solution for one-hand operation that I have tried.
It’s tough to get on – my son, Wil, put it on for me and said his fingers literally “hurt” after he was done. It also damaged my screen protector around the on/off button, which is not good. Wil recommends that you put the bottom on first to avoid that problem. It was easier to get off than on.
By Eric Pankoke
The ever expanding Chop Chop universe has provided a wide assortment of entertainment, from the “infinite running” game to a platformer with physics puzzles, and even a few sports games in between. The latest entry has decided to take on the likes of Fruit Ninja and Food Processing, and in a world that made sense this could easily topple some thrones. I don’t know if that will happen, but if you have any passion towards games that throw countless items at you for you to slice into pieces, you really owe it to yourself to get Chop Chop Slicer. You won’t be disappointed.
By Eric Pankoke
As certain genres of game continue to get overly bloated in the App Store, the first question on my mind is always “what sets this game apart?” In the case of Mooniz, I’m not sure how to answer that question. The game is fun and is certainly a solid entry in the ever growing category of matching games, but it doesn’t really do anything that I haven’t seen before. I’m also a bit concerned about the difficulty level given that this is supposed to be a casual game. Still, the bouncy music and colorful mooniz that make up the world of Mooniz somewhat make up for the brutal nature of the game play.
By Jek Suen Lee
I recently took a vacation in Hong Kong with my family and I was pretty excited to check out the iPhone scene over there. There were several Chinese-language magazines that covered only iPhone and iPad related stuff, but what caught my eye was this magazine called ‘iPhone’. I bought the magazine and snapped a photo of the cover here.
If you were wondering, like me, how the lady sitting on the sports car could be related to the iPhone scene, I can tell you: “Plenty!”.
By Nate Adcock
Last year I reviewed the iStart Spanish version of the portable language courses from Mirai Language Systems (Japanese also offered). The app is really well done, and just found out they have recently released iStart German and Chinese! You can get more information from the PR info attached below, or go to the previous app store links to grab them (free lite versions available for both).
By Werner Ruotsalainen
UPDATE (09/12/2012): I've created two truly 1080p versions of the counter video. They're HERE (non-streaming-optimized) and HERE (optimized for streaming with Subler). The former has a H.264 level of 4.2 (the latter is 4.1) and, consequently, can't be played in their Web browser. (Neither 4.1 nor 4.2 1080p60 can be synched to iOS devices directly. Playback from third-party apps using hardware decoding works, of course.) HERE's a 4.1-level version of the same file.
By Alex Cequea
MacRumors and 9to5 Mac have both confirmed that Apple will start selling unlocked versions of the iPhone 4 starting on Wednesday, June 15th. Although these rumors surfaced over the weekend, most tech blogs were skeptical since Apple has always frowned upon unlocking (AKA "jail-breaking") their devices to be used with any carrier.
By Louis Senecal
The WeKreat Bento is a multifunctional accessory for the iPad 2 which is also backwards compatible with the iPad 1. This is going to be a three part review over the next couple of weeks. I have been using this for a few days now. I will post my thoughts at the end of the week.
- General un-boxing and product specs
- iPad 1 Usage
- iPad 2 Usage
In the package you get a lot.
By Peter Magers
Sticker Worlds, a new iOS application from developer Snepo Research, is designed to gently amuse little ones and occupy small hands.
Five imaginative worlds provide the backdrop for children to build creative landscapes using brightly colored two-dimensional digital “stickers.” Hundreds of items and characters let creativity spread its wings.
By Doug Goldring
I have always been a fan of G5 Entertainment. They make some of the best puzzle games I have played on the iPad, so I was pretty excited to learn that they were about to release an all new game, Jack of all Trades. This one promised to be a bit different than many of G5’s previous offerings. In this one, you play Jack, who is about to go on the ride of his life when an amusement park ride takes him over a waterfall into a prehistoric land. In this “Land of the Lost”, you are fortunate enough to have a guide in your newfound friend, Rainbow. She will help you understand the relationships b