Tonality looks a lot like Intensify Pro but, in keeping with the monochrome tone, the entire interface is black and white, save for yellow highlights for selected tools and active banks of sliders. Like Intensify, it’ll happily edit JPEG and raw files with a 16-bit processing engine. Unlike its stablemate, however, the presets and sliders are geared towards one purpose. Open an image and it’s immediately rendered in black and white, the presets along the bottom of the interface showing thumbnails of the effects.
Seven years after the original iPhone, mobile search remains a must-have feature. Although there are an expansive number of options available, one of the original third-party apps, first launched in 2008, continues to be at the top of its game with this latest version.
Apple’s first Retina iMac is better than 4K, and the result is truly astonishing. There are over 14.7 million pixels here, and the level of detail is simply mind-blowing. A photo from an iPhone’s measly 8-megapixel camera doesn’t even fill up two thirds of the total space. We’ve been throwing up huge 36-megapixel images to test it, zooming and picking out things like the license plates in cars in wide city shots. It often leaves you shaking your head in wonder — it feels ridiculous.
Note-taking is best done at speed. If you have to switch apps to capture text, handwriting, illustrations, and voice recordings, you’re certain to miss something, so being able to handle a variety of different elements within one single app is Notability’s master stroke.
2.5D stealth shooter CounterSpy joins a growing list of high-calibre console-style games on iOS, with an experience almost on par with the $15 console version. It sports gorgeous graphics and a suave style that nicely complements its 1960s spy fiction shenanigans, and the intuitive controls feel tailor-made for iOS.
ArtRage is a consumer-oriented app for working with natural media — pens, paints and the like — from the safety of your Mac’s display. The interface is friendly, if esoteric; it doesn’t look very Mac-like, but it is simple to select tools, pick colors and update settings.
When we reviewed the original Mail Designer, we concluded only those who were in the business of sending large numbers of eye-catching emails could justify the price tag — it was a niche product for marketers. Fast forward to version 2 and you get a range of new features, including the ability to embed videos into your messages and collaborate on designs with others.
Everyone has a favorite Disney character, and now kids and parents alike can find them in one place with Disney Story Central for iPad. Also available as a tablet-optimized website, it offers four free books of your choosing just for downloading, with more than 150 others available via in-app purchase.
Remember at the end of the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Predator when viewers learned that the alien saw everything not through the normal visual spectrum, but through thermal imagery? Such technology was practically the stuff of science fiction back when that film came out, but now, thanks to your iOS device and the Seek Thermal camera, infrared vision is within reach of the everyday consumer.
This portable SSD doesn’t take the honor of the smallest and lightest drive of its kind from Freecom’s mSSD, yet at just under two ounces, it’s still perfectly pocketable. Transcend has opted for a plastic enclosure with rounded edges and, like the mSSD, you need to carry the cable to connect it up.