Keynote may be the least-essential app in the iWork suite -- after all, most of us don’t give presentations at sold-out convention centers -- but we have to admit it’s a perfect fit for the iPad. More than Numbers and even Pages, the iPad’s wide, Multi-Touch screen naturally lends itself to Keynote’s guides, gestures, and general interface.
But with such creative possibilities at your fingertips, Keynote’s built-in themes are surprisingly lacking. None of them are all that inspiring, and some are borderline insulting. White? Black? Really? Should those even count?
Of course, you could spend hours designing your own templates with subtle design flourishes, fonts, charts, shadows, and textures. Or you could let Templates for Keynote Pro do it for you.
Attention Gleeks! Today you'll have the opportunity to take your Glee fandom to an all-new level. The makers of the ultra-popular iOS series Tap Tap Revenge have announced they've released a new installment: Tap Tap Glee.
Can’t get enough of Cut the Rope and that loveable little monster Om Nom? Developer ZeptoLab has just released the latest chapter in the saga to the App Store, available in both an HD version for the iPad as well as a small-screen edition for the iPhone/iPod touch.
If you need further confirmation of just how influential the iPhone has become, look no further than Tennessee’s Freed-Hardeman University, where six computer science majors rallied together to create a free iOS app aimed at enhancing the experience of visiting the campus, right in the palm of your hand.
There's an old saw that says you should never hold a garage sale on Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend. There's a new one that says watch out for your kidneys if you buy anything on Craigslist. That last one's really just an urban legend, but Craigslist has made our garage sale shopping and selling less dependent on calendars, except there's no mobile version of their site and we find the design makes our head hurt. If only there were an app that could make Craigslist a joy, we'd buy that for a dollar.
Normally we would probably vigorously ignore a game called Spy Mouse on the App Store, but when it comes from a development studio like Firemint that sort of changes everything. Their two previous series have been some of the most successful in the App Store's history.
If you’re a fan of Flipboard or Zite, you’ll immediately understand the concept of Editions by AOL, a new iPad-only daily “magazine” personalized to your interests and presented in a decidedly sexy new way. But will that be enough for AOL’s new effort to stand out in this increasingly crowded market?
Plenty of games come and go that quench the desire to be a deep space pilot who blows up aliens by the dozens. However, very few have ever tried to simulate the day-to-day operations of the ship. So if you're tired of merely blowing up aliens, and want to experience some Picard-esque politics and intrigue you need to check out Star Command.
One of the iPhone's hugest successes in gaming is about to get a sequel of sorts. Chillingo's puzzle-masterpiece, Cut the Rope, is reportedly set to become a franchise soon as the company launches the second game in the highly adorable series.