Being able to record HD video with an iPhone or iPod touch is quite amazing, but each minute takes up an average of 80MB, so it won’t take long to fill your device’s storage capacity. Since it’s far from realistic to record everything you see, you’ll hope to press the button just before something amazing happens… but more often than not, by the time you hit Record, the moment will be lost.
Dang! You needed to be somewhere -- 15 minutes ago! You need reminders on your iPhone, but you don't want some app chock full of complicated commands. That's more trouble than it's worth. Pop Culture Software's Nag Alarm succeeds with simplicity.
Keeping up with your favorite shows should be no big deal in the age of mind-reading digital video recorders -- right? Yeah, talk to us after some "friend" ruins every surprise on Facebook 10 minutes after you miss an episode. Enter Episodes, an app that promises to save you the trouble of obsessively tracking daily television listings on your own.
You hungry? Me too. "You gotta eat" -- it's a cliche for a reason. And free, location-based restaurant search tool MenuPages makes finding the food you want easier than ever, with the help of your trusty iPhone or iPod touch.
Portal is a $1.99 full-screen browser for iOS devices that shows the many features possible in a mobile browser while at the same time highlighting the absolute sufficiency of Apple's built-in Safari app.
Self-described "vocal instrument" ImproVox is designed to bring the complexity of recording-studio equipment to iOS devices wrapped in a very simple and friendly interface. Compared to what you would expect from studio hardware, ImproVox is as far from intimidating as you can possibly get.
As we move further and further away from vinyl, it’s become apparent that DJs both new and seasoned are looking at the iPad as a tool in their ever-changing arsenal to get your booty shaking. (Remember our interview with Rana Sobhany, the “iPad DJ”?) The touchscreen allows developers to re-create anything from old-school sound boards to fancy new apps that play music while filling your eyes with more colors than a tie-dye factory. While pushing a few buttons to create a bass groove is fun, the wannabe DJ inside each of us compels us to seek out apps like djay, with its virtual vinyl ready to rock your house parties.