Recent App Reviews
A bit of news for the would be iPad recording artist and an article correction/update to our recent issue. The amazing Yeti USB mic from Blue Microphones can be used with the iPad (using a connection kit). The Yeti is an excellent recording mic, but combined with the iPad and Blue FiRe app, you can have the makings of a lightweight recording rig. I also need to print a correction to my recent article on recording with Blue FiRe. I said that BF only recorded in mono, but in fact supports both mono and stereo. Read on for more press info about the Yeti + iPad hookup..
Connecting iPad and Yeti...
OMG, this is AWESOME! Tilt To Live is FREE this weekend. You can get the details here at the game site, or head over to freeappaday.com, and be on the lookout for it to pop, because it would be a shame to miss this highly addictive and fun game (see my review here)!
What I really love about the iPad is that it’s not only fun, it’s educational, too. Why not take advantage of this feature by not only entertaining your children, but educating them as well. 123 World Geography HD can help you do just that.
I have written before about Finger Arts and their Hangman RSS app. It's a great app because not only does it keep you entertained, but it's informative. News feeds are used for the hangman words. Well, Finger Arts had another cool app before Hangman RSS and it's called Guess the News. And while they have a Lite version for free, the pro version is free TODAY ONLY in partnership with OpenFeint.
If you like news, wheel of fortune, hangman, crosswords, or just well polished apps, and you like FREE, you will like Guess the News!
First the folks at Taplay brought us a nifty take on the Jawbreaker style of game play with the fun game Virus Laboratory. For their second outing they decided to tackle the wall defense game with the appropriately named Monster Mayhem. This time, however, you’re not trying to prevent the nasties from breaking in, but rather you’re trying to prevent them from getting out. There are several different types of weapons at your disposal to help with crowd control, but what really makes this game is the crowd you’re trying to control. With 21 different types of creatures, you’ll always find something new to be amused with… until they kill you or rob you blind, of course.
No more notes on the refrigerator — now there’s HoneyDo for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
It’s easy, fun, and effective! Simply host a HoneyDo group and invite your spouse, kids, relatives, friends, or anyone else who will be helping with the task. (Perhaps you are remodeling your home or planning a family reunion.)
When iFighter Lite came out and I saw the screen shots I thought to myself “I’m buying the full version when it comes out”. The full version came out, I bought it, and even though I had forgone trying the lite version first, I didn’t regret my purchase at all. When I saw the screen shots for Super Laser I thought “I want to get this game”, and the feeling was cemented when I realized it was from the same developers that made iFighter. After spending some time with Super Laser I can only hope that this isn’t the last scrolling shooter we’ll see from EpicForce. Super Laser not only ups the ante from iFighter, but it feels like the game Assault Squadron should have been (minus the horizontal scrolling levels, though).
If you ever wished for a genie to give you a longer life, there is now an App for that! Skyclock shows you how to get your day's worth, each and every day!
When I first saw this App I thought "So what?" but then as I started using it I rapidly discovered what a useful and rather amazing tool it was. I never thought about the daily changing skylight conditions that we take for granted. It just doesn't get light or dark at the same time every day!
I’m not an artist (as you can see), but with Drawing Pad, I can have hours of fun pretending I am one.