There are any number of really good reasons why you would want to turn speech into text. Gotta dash off a quick message to someone but you're already late. You're in the car and need to reply to something but there's no good place to pull over. Etc. and on and on.
But what about the reverse? Are there just as many really good reasons why you'd want to turn text into speech? We mean other than having the voice of Darth Vader say rude things about your friend's mom? The answer turns out to be, yes, even if you don't have a disability and a real need for text-to-speech services (TTS).
Now that U.S. carriers have started rolling out their 4G LTE networks, all eyes are on Apple as we wait to see when the technology might come to the iPhone. A new report claims it’s unlikely to launch until 2012, while production of the current iPhone 4 is slowing down ahead of the next model expected in September.
There are plenty of choices these days for editing images on an iOS device, but GhostBird Software’s PhotoForge is an App Store favorite. Now, the company is set to expand our horizons of what can be done on a handheld device with their all-new PhotoForge 2.
Remember Marble Madness? You may have subconsciously blocked out the painful memories the frustratingly difficult and finicky game can bring. Unless, of course, you beat it. In which case your life has already peaked -- that was probably the greatest achievement you'll ever experience, so it's all downhill from here.
If you'd like to spend your remaining years enduring similar ball-rolling-based sadism, you're in luck. Crescent Studios has brought us Gears, a game about rolling a sphere through ludicrous concoctions of gears, pipes, ramps, moving platforms, and such.
You wouldn't know it from looking at the cartoonish, hand-painted aesthetic or the colorful animals that ride in the back of the titular vehicle, but recent App Store release Snuggle Truck was originally smacked down by Apple's review board. What could possibly earn this adorable game such scrutiny? Turns out that the first version of the game was called Smuggle Truck, and rather than escort cute creatures to the zoo, you aided illegal immigrants by driving them over hazards and across the border.
Over the course of 10 generations, Apple has turned the quaint music player software into a veritable media monolith -- complete with apps, video, books and even a virtual storefront where you can buy them all. But with each new version, subtle new features are often introduced and overlooked by the average user.
As if we needed any more reasons to be head over heels in love with ChAIR Entertainment's iOS masterstroke Infinity Blade, today we're getting word from the developer that they're releasing a brand new update for the game that will be available Thursday, May 19.
Over the years there have been many robot games, and there have been surfing games as well. However, never before in history has there been a human brilliant enough to combine the two. That ends June 1 however as Pieces Interactive preps Robo Surf for its debut on the App Store.
Kung Fu Panda 2 is heading to theatres on May 26 starring the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, but parents don’t have to wait until then to entertain their kids with a sneak preview of the sequel thanks to iStoryTime’s latest iOS app.
Long before the Angry Birds became the undisputed kings/queens of the App Store there was another physics launching game that was tearing up the charts. Crush the Castle became a quiet hit, racking up more than a million and a half downloads. Now the game's developer, Armor Games, is back with a spiritual successor to Crush the Castle to take back the throne it once held.