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.
Mom always told you to eat your vegetables. But let’s face it -- most of us don’t get enough veggies in our diets. Increasing your plant intake is really about solving two problems: finding great veggies, and knowing what to do with them once you get them. For the freshest and tastiest vegetables, shop at a local farmer’s market.
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.
Avadon: The Black Fortress is an old-school role-playing experience, and we mean oooooold school. It’s cut from the same cloth as Baldur’s Gate, Fallout, and Icewind Dale, and that, friends, is a very good thing. A top-down, third-person, isometric affair, the game is set in a dangerous fantasy world full of strange creatures, barbarian hordes, and jealous emperors bent on the destruction of your homeland.
While a recently revealed YouTube video shows that Skype is about to unleash a native app for the iPad at long last, competitor fring is not content to rest on its laurels, with a new universal update that finally brings the video chatting fun to iPad users.
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.
Luckily, there are plenty of recipe apps for iOS to get you started. New York Times food guy Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything ($4.99 iPhone, $9.99 iPad) can teach you -- well, how to cook everything. Instructions are clear, and the recipes are simple enough for beginners, and delicious enough that you’ll keep coming back to them as your skills grow. Ratio ($4.99, iPhone) is based on Michael Ruhlman’s book of the same name, but it focuses on the building blocks of cooking.
Long-distance relationships are tough, but when you snag somebody way, way out of your league, you gotta make it work somehow. Luckily, technology means you never have to go too long without seeing your significant other.
Remember that quote by Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” He’s right. Jerry Seinfeld kept a calendar to get him to write new jokes daily -- every day when he’d sit down and write he’d mark a big red X over that day on a yearly calendar hung on his wall. Once those X’s start to chain up, “Your only job is to not break the chain. Don’t break the chain.”
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.