We all know that our iPhones can be lifesavers during long lines at the DMV and boring concert recitals, but what about in actual emergency situations? Mother Nature is anything but nurturing these days, and disasters can strike seemingly anywhere, devastating cities and stranding the unprepared without basic necessities for days. But even if the lights are out and running water is hard to come by, your iPhone can help -- and not just as a high-priced flashlight.
It's only fitting that a creature with the word "squirm" in its name would lead such a miserable existence. A gelatinous orange blob tasked with rescuing his sister trapped at the peak of a mysterious tree, poor Squirmee spends approximately every 10 seconds of his life dying again.
Faces iMake HD, the latest development from internationally renowned artist and illustrator Hanoch Piven, was released on the Apple App Store today. The app follows the iPhone version that we reviewed last year, which has since been downloaded over 800,000 times and received several awards including the Parents Choice Award.
Now designed specifically for the iPad, Faces iMake HD is intended to appeal to the artistic drive of everyone. It is primarily a tool for making collages from over 200 everyday objects, using the touch screen and a set of intuitive menu tools to manipulate images into faces, landscapes, patterns -- whatever you are in the mood to create.
EA Sports' Madden NFL series has been around since the Apple IIGS was the apex of home computing, and the seemingly indestructible franchise found its way to the iPad last summer with Madden NFL 11, which delivered a pretty capable pro football simulation. With a fairly complete version of the sport on the tablet for the first time, it was easy to overlook the jagged play models and janky animations, as well as the lack of a true franchise mode and online play.
But another year has passed, and while Madden's still the only real football option for iPad owners, we expected more than a visual bump and updated rosters.
If you frequently use PDF files on your iPad, the developers at Readdle have a treat in store for you with the release of PDF Expert 3.0, the culmination of six months of hard work which the company is billing as “the biggest update ever” -- including a new annotation toolbar, page management preview and speed improvements.
As the fall television season gears up here in the U.S., networks are aiming to make it a more portable one by releasing fresh new iPad apps capable of streaming full episodes right to a tablet -- but unfortunately, some of them won’t do you much good unless you subscribe to the channel in the first place.
Rotating rings of sweet little cartoon animals close in around your catapult with a shuffle of furry paws. What's an animal lover to do? Why, launch their own feral pals back at them before they tan your hide, of course. That's the game in the Zuma-like Riot Rings, a match-three action-puzzler for iPhone.
It's September, the kids are back in school, the NFL is back on the air (GO PACKERS!), and since it's Friday we have another roundup of discounted iPhone and iPad apps for you -- including a free app for iPhone and iPad that can teach you all kinds of Man vs. Wild trickery. Happy Friday!