Now that the new iPad is sporting a Retina Display, it's noticeable when an app isn't optimized for the sceen's high definition resolution. Fortunately, a good chunk of our favorite apps have been updated to work with the iPad, including Apple's apps, Facebook, and even Netflix, despite the fact that it might be a bit of a bandwidth killer for all that video. But, there are still a few slow movers in the App Store, and here's three we desperately wish would hurry up and optimize!
We're just days away from Easter Sunday, and for many that can mean a prevalence of cute bunnies, colorful eggs, and overstuffed baskets in the immediate future. If you need a little help with the weekend plans, whether it's finding the best egg-coloring techniques, keeping the kids entertained for a bit, or simply locating a couple games with some holiday flair, we've got you covered with this assortment of Easter-themed apps. And many of them are free, so you can save the rest of your budget for elaborate basket fillings and absurdly large hams.
If your business necessitates the persistent use of databases to interact with customers and employees alike, today's your day. FileMaker Pro 12 was unleashed earlier today with an assortment of new themes, and if you're looking to take the desktop application's organizational power mobile, things are going to be a whole heck of a lot cheaper.
Trying to make sense of the stock market can be thankless, daunting work. To the untrained eye, tickers are an undecipherable mix of letters and numbers--and even the best investing minds struggle to keep up with the constant ebbs and flows.
If you can’t tell by the audacity of its excessively vowel-laden title, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) is a game built on a firm foundation of utter wackiness. Hurling yourself off the top of futuristic skyscrapers high above a futuristic Boston cityscape is an adrenaline-fueled ride filled with poultry smashing, obscene gesture deployment, and airborne graffiti. This off-the-wall skydiving simulator is unlike anything else you’ll find on the App Store, and that’s a good thing.
Namco heads back into the wild blue yonder with Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy, its second foray into the realm of iOS flight simulation games. If you're the proud owner of a new iPad, the game is easily one of the most impressive options available, thanks to its impressive high-resolution visuals and slick animations. A confusing campaign story and useless accelerometer controls are unfortunate, but Air Supremacy offers enough goofy fun to make it worth your while.
A journey to the seemingly barren red wastes of Mars to recover a missing research probe becomes a fascinating crash-course in the realm of alien botany in Waking Mars. Instead of intense laser battles and intergalactic conflict, Tiger Style Games’ inventive sci-fi adventure uses thought-provoking exploration and creative problem solving to draw you into its story-driven depths.
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I found this gem on the front page of the App Store and it's a delight. The app takes you through a tour of the world's most beautiful sites and lets you pinpoint your favorites for future jet-setting adventures. Fotopedia Heritage also offers high resolution photos for use as wallpapers on any of your iOS devices, as well as interactive maps to see where everything is in the world in relation to where you're located. It's a fun little free travel journey and is sure to instill a sense of adventure.
Geography lessons aren’t always the easiest subject to sit through in school, but for younger learners seeking a more interactive hands-on way to explore and absorb important knowledge about the world around them, Barefoot World Atlas is a delightful, information-rich resource for the iPad that proves learning can be a lot of fun.