Recent App Reviews
I often use my iPod touch for grabbing quick home recording tracks, and one of my favorite accessories used to be the Blue Mikey
from Blue Microphones. But when an Apple iOS update killed analog input, my original Mikey became a thing of the past.
The RØDE iXY
is a similar recording accessory, but is more specifically designed. While Blue makes great mics for music, RØDE is tailored to live broadcasting. The unique RØDE iXY can capture an outdoor live event or a basement recording jam at very high-quality sample rates!
The award-winning app, 1Password has recently been updated and rewritten from the ground up, and is now a stellar universal app, running beautifully across all Apple devices. In the wake of last week’s massive breach of Twitter security, where more than a quarter of a million users' accounts were hacked, now may be the perfect time to invest in your online security. This app takes the headache out of keeping track of all of your passwords.
When G5 released Nightmares From The Deep, I had actually started to grow weary of hidden object games. Thankfully the balanced game play, focus on adventuring aspects, and interesting story kept me captivated until the end of the game. It even convinced me to play the bonus adventure, which I had never done before. Now G5 brings us another treasure from the same developers in the form of Abyss: The Wraiths Of Eden. While I’m not quite sure if I like this one as well as Nightmares From The Deep yet, there’s no question that it shares the same high quality as the previous game. Adventure and hidden object fans should have a great time with this one as well.
"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." -Abraham Lincoln
Colleges and universities are learning to serve students using the tools students use most often, their smartphones!
From the ease of collecting often-broken colored pencils, to cleaning up after a room of young artists who seemingly bathed in tempera, art, unlike literature or history, creates rather messy educational challenges. It is, however, extremely important for learners to engage in visceral exercises that bring the texture of media to hands, and its odor to nostrils.
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” - Aldous Huxley
I took a research class when I began graduate school so I could begin my master’s thesis as early as possible. One of the concepts that stuck with me was the importance of sample size. The larger your sample data set is the better your findings will be.
“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.” - Oscar Wilde
The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America establishes insuring domestic tranquility as one of the nation’s four primary objectives but the first is Justice. In a just and tranquil environment one ought to be able to expect to live free from fear of gun violence. This is especially true in our homes and the schools in which we entrust the well-being of our children.
About 35 years ago, I visited Lake Placid, where the Winter Olympics had just been held. I had the opportunity to climb up to the top of a ski jump platform, and look down. Right then and there, I knew I would never, ever become a ski jumper.
“Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.” - Hosea Ballou
It’s been nearly ninety years since a high school science teacher was tried and found guilty of the crime of teaching the theory of evolution. Perhaps it is time to reopen the case?
Who doesn’t like a good side scrolling infinite runner? If you just raised your hand, this review probably won’t interest you. For those that are left, I’m afraid this game might not interest you. I appreciate that the developers felt they were doing something slightly different than the rest of the crowd, but frankly the game feels like a Robot Unicorn / Unicorn Dash knock-off with a horse riding, sword wielding demon. While in theory that sounds cool, in practice it comes off as a cheap second rate attempt at doing something that’s already been done much better. This may sound awfully harsh, but keep in mind we’re talking about a genre that already has plenty of entries.