With its shiny trappings, familiar wasteland heroes, and cool top-down perspective on Pandora's desolate post-apocalyptic landscape, Borderlands Legends HD makes an impressive transition from a first-person shooter on other platforms to an iOS hybrid of real-time strategy and tower defense. The slick presentation is deceiving, however, since muddling through battle after battle is more often then not an unwieldy, unsatisfying experience.
There are plenty of unique and colorful ways to read news on the iPad. Pulse, Flipboard, Newsify, and Reeder -- not to mention every major media outlet -- all offer pleasant ways to get your daily news fix, with bright photos and constantly updating headlines to keep you informed. The Wider Image isn't one of these apps. If you're looking for up-to-the-minute headlines from Reuters, you'd be better off downloading News Pro. But for news junkies who want to digest as much of the world as possible, The Wider Image is possibly the most gorgeous way to explore exotic people and places on your iPad.
If there's such a thing as a "private" social network, it's got to be Path. Until now, the micro sharing service has been limited strictly to smartphones, but that now changes with the debut of Path for iPad on Thursday.
Rockmelt began life as a Mac browser a few years back, but newly released on the iPad, it aims to deliver an all-in-one web browsing, news reading, and social discovery service for well-connected tablet users. Embarking on a jack-of-all-trades approach is expectedly a challenge, seeing as even nailing one of those pursuits can be difficult, but Rockmelt shows some promise in this early iteration.
It would seem that for every need, there's an app offering a solution. This week, two different developers are offering new solutions -- one aimed at creating mobile websites on the go, and another making it easier than ever for women to shop on the iPad.
If you're still a disbeliever who thinks the iPad won't someday displace the Mac for many uses, look no further than today's recap for proof that it's already happening. Heck, we've got Vimeo now connecting with Dropbox to get videos on their service, a personal weather station and even screenwriting tool Final Draft now on the iPad to allow work from most anywhere. So let's dig right into the news for Wednesday, August 29, 2012!
The JibJab brand may be synonymous with pasting your face onto a dancing elf at Christimas time, but the company also makes a line of children's e-books under the same name as well -- but that will be changing next month.
Getting organized may be a chore for most of us, but it's a boon for app developers, who keep coming up with creative ways to help. One of the latest is Projectbook, billed as the first "active" notebook for iPad users.
I love the App Store, but I'm getting a little perturbed at all the apps asking me to sign up for a service before I can get any use from it. That is why this week's free app is totally barebones. Kind of.
Inkflow is your basic notepad app. It lets you draw on the screen with your finger or a stylus, and has unlimited pages for your unlimited ideas. In addition to offering the feel of writing with a fountain pen, Inkflow also allows you to pan and zoom in, so you can write out notes without worrying that it won't fit within the dimensions of your iPhone or iPad's screen. There's also a selection tool that allows you to resize or rearrange a portion of your note.
Happy Windows 8 Release Preview day, folks! Microsoft has officially pulled the trigger on its latest version, which appears to be the last step prior to the actual release coming this fall. If that’s not enough to excite you on this fine Thursday, how does a cheap unlocked iPhone 3GS sound? Or maybe some juicy rumors about another release from the folks in Redmond which might come in November? Go ahead, dive in and read the latest for this Thursday, May 31, 2012 -- after all, it’s the last day of the month!