First you learned to cook from old family recipes stored in memory, then from cookbooks, then while watching cooking shows. But who has a TV in their kitchen ready to go? With the rise of smartphones and tablets, the cookbook has entered the digital age and apps like Epicurious give you a thousand page cookbook in your pocket.
But surely there's more to an iPad then just recreating the printed cookbook experience digitally. Apps now seek to bring the helpful visuals of TV cooking shows with the step-by-step ease of printed recipes to your kitchen when you need it. So slap a gallon-sized Ziploc on your iPad and let's cook!
In case you missed it last year, Chaos Rings was one of the very best RPGs ever to be released on the iOS platform. Even after the release of Final Fantasy III, it's still probably the best. Made by Square Enix (the legendary purveyors of fine RPGs like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest,) it was one of the first iOS games to truly justify a high $13 price tag. Now, apparently Square Enix found some success with the title because they're expanding the series with two brand new games.
War has broken out on the moon -- again! -- and Allied victory is up to you in Military Madness: Neo-Nectaris, an iOS sequel to 1990’s venerable turn-based strategy game, Military Madness. True to its old-school roots, Nectaris delivers hours of simple yet deep solo gameplay and occasionally punishing difficulty. Despite a clunky presentation, die-hard touchscreen generals will find plenty to like.
Digital music lacks one important element from the analog days: romance. Contemplating album art and reading lyrics on jacket sleeves was a wonderfully tactile experience that only enhanced the listening. Aweditorium -- a free, iPad-specific app from global indie music community thesixtyone -- offers that with an online twist.
It's a holiday weekend, which means half of you are being pried off your computers and iOS devices with crowbars right now and you're unable to feel the sweet salving goodness of the Mac|Life crew in any way, shape, or form. Which is totally a shame, because this week was rockin. Things were popping in the iOS world this week and because you were too busy getting the last of your paperwork processed it, you had to miss it. And that's why we have this here little column, but what can we do in case you miss In Case You Missed It?
With Easter only days away and family inevitably bearing down for a delicious homemade dinner, there can be only one concern: what iOS apps can make things a bit better?
This probably isn't the right question to be asking.
Still, in the interest of procrastination, we were able to find 10 nifty apps to help get you in the Easter spirit, fight with ninja bunnies, locate undead bunnies, easily craft a nifty Easter card to share with friends and family, make the perfect egg Martha Stewart-style and find out exactly when Easter will fall in coming years.
When we reviewed Real Racing 2 HD, we knew an update was coming out, but it hit the same day our review did. The good news? Real Racing 2 HD got 5 stars, so the score literally couldn't improve. The even better news? The update has blessed it with spectacular-looking 1080p output support on the iPad 2.
The latest in a series of academically inclined iOS applications that rely on Wolfram Alpha’s computational engine to do their heavy lifting, Wolfram Astronomy Course Assistant is designed to meet the specific needs of students enrolled in college-level computational astronomy courses. This ain’t Star Walk, and for its intended audience, that’s a good thing.
Want a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Portal 2? The Final Hours is now available in the iTunes App Store for $1.99. The app hails from journalist Geoff Keighley, who was granted exclusive "fly on the wall" access from Valve while the game was in production. The app includes tons of multimedia, including a Portal prequel that was shelved at the last minute, plus photos and exclusive interviews. Check it out.