At this point, it’s easy to get lost in the endless stream of iOS photo apps that basically offer variations on the expected themes of color tinting, vignetting, posterization, and other usual suspects. While lots of them are nice, it all gets a bit repetitive and predictable. Every now and then, something unique and different pokes through the pack, and Tangled FX is exactly the kind of app we love to see. It might seem a little limited in scope, but it’s a darned good gag with enough flexibility to make it compelling, plus a look that is like nothing else we’ve ever seen.
Like all parents in the digital age, we have a couple of folders on our iPhones and iPads dedicated to our young children, filled with apps designed specifically for their growing minds. At first blush, Petting Zoo – an interactive picture book created by New Yorker cartoonist Christoph Niemann – seemed like one more cutesy app for our collection. But once we started playing with it, we realized that we were enjoying it almost as much as our little ones.
Logitech makes one of the better iPad keyboard covers around, but what if you prefer to protect the back of your tablet as well? The accessory maker answers the call yet again with its latest Keyboard Folio product.
If you've ever dreamed of talking like a robot while warping at high speeds through hyperspace, then look no further: Vio lets you simultaneously fulfill both of those wishes. Part toy and part tool, this bizarre musical app takes a little tinkering to get a feel for, but it's a blast to play around with for a while once you figure it out. Using your iOS device's microphone, Vio transforms your voice and other sounds it picks up into a musical mish-mash of sci-fi robotic craziness.
Keeping up with comic books has been utterly transformed by apps like Comics by Comixology, as you no longer have to hit the comic shop weekly to snap up new issues, wait for graphic novel compilations, or read on your computer screen. Nearly every new notable comic is right there on day one, ready to be purchased and read wherever you please in sparkling digital quality. Marvel Unlimited acts as a complementary kind of service, eschewing new releases and individual purchases in favor of all-you-can-read access (via subscription) to much of the publisher's deep archive of books older than six months. It's a novel and promising approach, though where and how you can read the offerings are current roadblocks to its success.
iPad stands come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, materials, and prices, as you can see with these two. They both work in roughly the same way, but while Element Case goes for luxury, Onanoff’s Dock Minimal aims for versatility at a much lower price.
You know it's time to get this party started with some great deals on some gear for all your Apple product needs. So let's kick this baby off with everyone's favorite cheap refurbs to get you a deal on an Apple certified computer at a pretty good discount.
As badly as all 68 participating teams in the tournament want to win, it often pales in comparison to the desperation of the sports nuts want who want to pick the perfect bracket. We've collected eight apps that will help you make the tough calls, select the right upsets, and take home a championship of your very own.
Like other popular games ported to iOS, Minecraft: Pocket Edition has spawned an abundance of "me too" clones attempting to cash in on the game's prolific momentum. Block Fortress certainly looks like just another carbon copy to throw on the pile, but it's a very different experience once you dig beneath the surface. Instead of grand exploration and adventure, this frenetic tower defense game mixes first-person shooter combat, base building, and an addicting RPG progression and unlocking system to create something that feels fresh and fun.
For some time now, Android users have enjoyed the benefits of Google Now. As a personal digital assistant, the service is a handy alternative to Apple's Siri, providing all kinds of up-to-date information. If a purportedly leaked video is the real deal, iOS users may be able to check out Google Now in the near future.