The iPad has become a great tool for many artists, but when it comes to tracing over existing photographs or other media, the technology tends to get in the way -- a problem the latest version of Trace seeks to eliminate.
Looking to redecorate your living space but not looking forward to the heavy lifting involved? A new iPad app gives you a chance to visualize that new look in photorealistic 3D, all without lifting a single piece of furniture.
It's almost hard to remember a time when Apple's built-in Mail app was the only iOS game in town, but a new third-party contender named MailDeck is looking to tackle IMAP accounts with desktop efficiency.
It seems like every update to the Apple Store app has been met with the same disappointment: "No native iPad support." While that's still true, Apple has at least finally delivered shoppers a separate app, just for the iPad.
Why should the iPhone have all the fun? New Instapaper owners Betaworks have debuted the latest version of the popular read-later app, which now brings feature parity with the iPad even as rival Pocket teases their next big version.
Newly exclusive to iOS 7, iMovie 2.0 is a big leap forward for mobile video editing. Apple nixes the movie theater motif of earlier versions in favor of a more streamlined UI here, making it easier than ever to create slick projects complete with slow motion, titles, and transitions. And unlike earlier versions that sometimes behaved sluggishly, iMovie 2.0 offers 64-bit support for the iPhone 5s and upcoming iPad models, accomplishing every task with breakneck speed. The app even eliminates older pain points with audio: Fade ins and outs are now adjustable, and audio from video clips can now be detached or inserted on its own.
It sure is something to realize how much power is in your iPad, especially if you’re a musician pining for classic analog synthesizers — heavy, expensive, temperamental instruments that are increasingly hard to find, and even harder to maintain. Arturia, creator of the Minimoog simulation app, iMini, has done it again, delivering an exquisite simulation of the venerable Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module), that company’s very first synth. In many ways, iSEM is an improvement upon the hardware it models, starting with the fact that it’s polyphonic.
Using Photoshop to retouch the human face and body is a process that requires learning about the inner workings of channels, layers, masking, and many subtle techniques to get truly professional results. However, for iOS users, there’s a better solution for these particular tasks in the form of Facetune, a deceptively simple gem designed for fashion and beauty work that is capable of delivering some minor miracles with the utmost of ease.