If we had our way, we wouldn’t wake up till it’s time to decide what’s for lunch. But when that’s not possible, your gadgets can help. First, make sure you’re getting enough sleep in the first place. Apps for iOS like Sleep ($0.99, universal), can ease you into slumberland with a mix of soothing sound effects and your own tunes, then fade out after a preset time.
An big update to the innovative Flipboard app was released in the App Store today. Promising to improve the reader experience, Flipboard, already a popular leading player among social news reading apps, grew some big muscles recently and is now starting to flex them.
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.
The cool cats at Capcom on Thursday announced the release of Street Fighter IV: Volt for iOS. The game adds a much-anticipated WiFi support for "V.S." mode.
The game combines a 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. A unique four-button ³Visual Pad² control system allows players to execute moves through multiple key combinations and shortcuts making the game accessible to casual players, while still challenging to hardcore fans.
Sure, this iPad version of the classic strategic board game is easy to learn, but you could spend a lifetime getting good at its mix of drawing cards, claiming railroad routes, and connecting cities to get your tickets punched. And with so many variations and available-to-purchase maps, it’ll never get old.
When your furry friend acts up, first make sure it isn’t a health-related issue. Nothing beats professional vet care if you think something’s wrong, but iOS apps like Pet First Aid ($0.99, iPhone) can help you tell what’s normal, what needs attention, and even what to do in case of emergencies.
To-Do apps are a dime a dozen. But what good is knowing you need to swing by the library to pick up a book when you're clear on the other side of town? A task manager is only helpful if it tells me when I need to do something and when I'm near that place. Enter location-aware apps.
Ugh, traffic. The TV warns us about it, the radio interrupts music with updates about it, and entire websites are dedicated to sharing the worst traffic situations. Even Google has gotten into the game of battling traffic woes with the Maps app. But if you really want to take on traffic while on the go, you should do yourself a favor and check out INRIX Traffic, a free, universal iOS app.
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.