Sometimes there's an iOS app that comes out that reflects a great, unique idea. And sometimes that great, unique idea gets thoroughly trashed in the implementation by whatever consulting company was assigned to create the iOS app and make sure it found its way to the App Store. We can't say for certain that's exactly how it went, but this seems to be the case with Cooktorial, a cooking utility for the iOS.
Just what turned a quivering block of tofu into a stretching and leaping martial artist isn't clear, but he's got his work cut out for him. Across 100 tricky levels, he'll have to dodge rows of spikes, leap past spinning blades, learn the timing of deadly intermittent laser beams, and more. To-Fu bounces off metal plates, slides down glass, rides rotating wooden blocks, and warps between color-coded teleporters.
In most games the object is to avoid death. That's not an option in Dream:scape, a surreal new iOS adventure. Your character Wilson is in a coma and at death's door leaving you to explore his memories in the "dream:scape," a lucid reflection of the rural countryside where he grew up.
iOS 5 will reportedly add location-based reminders this Fall, but that doesn't do you much good right now, does it? Place Clock fills the current gap in functionality quite nicely, provided you can accept a few shortcomings.
There have always been motivated people, the ones who never stopped, never rested, and were always on the lookout for a way to make extra money and better their lives. And there have always been lazy people, the ones who knew what needed to be done but would rather pay someone else to do it for them. With the AirRun app for iPhone, these forces finally meet.
Most of the time, a one-person party just isn’t a party -- at least not a fun one. And sadly, that’s true with the iOS version of You Don’t Know Jack, which pretty much ruins an otherwise wonderful, evilly clever game by forcing it into a single-player-only coffin.
Free news aggregator Taptu isn’t just universal in the sense that it comes with native versions for iPad and iPhone. It also aims to be a truly universal aggregator, letting you read your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn streams, plus RSS feeds from Google Reader, Bing RSS, or any thousands of sites around the web.
If touch is the future of computing, how come no one's gotten it quite right on the desktop yet? Adobe is attempting to do just that with its new Photoshop Touch SDK, and Adobe Eazel app is all about using your fingers to create on the iPad, then sending your work to Photoshop CS5 on your Mac.
Priced at $2.99, Color Lava lands between the convenience of Nav and the questionable utility of Eazel. Essentially, it turns your iPad into a digital paint palette capable of mixing your own colors and accessing them immediately in Photoshop CS5.
Apple's built-in Camera app leaves a lot to be desired -- hence the glut of third-party apps aiming to provide more features. QuickPix lets you shoot both video and stills, but its primary focus is taking pictures, with some nifty features that might quickly become indispensable.