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I attended the CES Preview in New York City this summer and got to see a cool merging of app and board games, thanks to iPieces from Pressman Toy Corp
. They offer a wide variety of physical game pieces that interact with their free iPad apps.
This review started out about Download Expert--a simple iOS browser app that let's you grab files from a web site or online service like Dropbox. You want your music, movies, and other files on your iPhone, install Download Expert...blah, blah. Then I started messing with the Dropbox app to troubleshoot some issues, and next thing I know, I'm trying a completely new service called OfficeDrop that has it's own awesome iOS app and web service for syncing files. Sheesh! Round and round on the cloud wheel we go (see my previous shootout here). Though the shootout was more about document editing, I covered a few cloud storage services there. You can learn more about these services and apps in this, yet another cloud storage review, and pseudo-shootout...Part 2, you might say...
Hello, Cappuccino is a restaurant management game where you are the manager of a new cafe and you have to grow your business so it becomes the most successful cafe in the world. Restaurant management games are nothing new, especially when it comes to playing on mobile devices, but this one does an excellent job at taking the best aspects of all the other games and combining them into this fun app.
Rumors continue to surface as we look ahead to Tuesday's announcements from Apple. 9To5Mac is reporting today that the iPad mini will start at $329, though their sources didn't specify whether the base model would have 8 or 16GB of RAM. That price does seem a bit high for 8GB. They say that they expect the models with the ability to connect to the cellular data network to add a $130 premium to the price, as with the current iPad models.
I'm not a big fan of Instagram. It can be pretty obvious when a photo has been through an Instagram filter. But what if you really want to manipulate an image, perhaps to make it look like it came from an old film reel? You are going to want more fine grained (pun intended) control compared to Instagram.
Replayer HD is an extremely useful app available for the iPad which allows you to play videos in a wide range of formats which are not available by default on the iPad. It has a number of other great features as well which make this versatile app extremely useful for anyone who uses their tablet to watch movies, video clips or even for listening to audio.
I really gave Evernote a huge try. Pumped loads of web info, article research, photos and screenshots in there. Even had my camera SD card configured to post images to my account (check out my review here on how to do this). The love affair ended really not because of any one thing, but a lot of nuisances. General sluggishness and sync issues that crept in. Bigger problems like somehow losing extensive posts or article content I had spent hours crafting, and more obnoxious things like crashing and hanging up. If you looking for an app that can give you simple note/interest gathering capability with little in the way of distractions, you might want to try out MyShelf as an alternative. It won't knock EN off it's lofty perch, but it does let you share note and interest data across your devices.
The iPad is one of the most powerful and versatile tablets available on the market today. It does, however, have a few important things that are lacking. One of them is the file management system that it uses. There is no good and easy way to manage your office and other files, until now. HotDoc was developed to have a focus on the ergonomic and aesthetic user interface of the iPad and put it to use in managing all your files.
Gibbits 2 is an innovative arcade puzzle game where you have to help someone who is hanging from a hangman’s rope. While this may sound quite simple and straight forward, it is actually a bit more complex than that. To free the hanging man you need to carefully aim your bow and arrow to cut the rope. Of course, you have to be extra careful not to accidently hit the man causing him further injury, and if you take too long he will die from suffocation.
While reviewing Download Expert, I noted a rather annoying bug (at least for an English-reading person like myself). The app's browser was returning search queries in Cyrillic script, due to redirection to Google's .ua domain. I was mad, because I really wanted to review this ingenuous universal file downloading app, with it's cool 3-D cube browser! I asked the devs to fix it, after which I would try it again when it was available (quick tip--grab previously installed apps from iCloud), and not only did the folks at Synaptic Wave deliver, they dropped the price to $1.99! So I'll be posting up a full review later, but wanted to get the news out that the app is fixed, and very reasonably priced--also now with Dropbox support. If you want to download videos, images, files of all kinds to your iOS device, this is the app you need... Grab it at the link above! YouTube vid follows the break...
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