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Well, 2012 has come and gone, and we at AppStorm have seen and used many great apps on iOS. Though we surely couldn’t ever go through each and every quality app recently released, we’ve put together a list of a few of our most treasured titles that have earned a permanent spot on our iPads.

If you were one of the lucky ones that received a shiny new iPad this holiday season, you’ll find many gems worth downloading here. Some are free, some are not, but they’re all guaranteed to be worth your time. Take a look! (more…)

As iOS gaming has gotten more and more popular over the years, we’ve seen a deluge of incredibly addictive quick-fix games mostly catered towards the casual market. While such games have definitely served their purpose, it’s no secret that hardcore gamers have been left in the dark with very few titles that satisfy their need for something more. As a result, iOS gaming has mostly been looked at as ground-zero for noob-friendly throwaway titles by the gaming elite.

With Heroes of Order & Chaos (which I will refer to as HOC going forward), Gameloft is taking another step in an attempt to once again win over portable gaming nay-sayers with their own MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) as a spinoff to last year’s release of Order & Chaos Online MMO. Could HOC be the title that serious mobile gamers have been waiting for? Read on for more. (more…)

Have you ever wished you could build your very own theme park full of crazy rollercoasters with enough twists, turns and drops that made everyone on them sick to their stomach, only to come back for more? Unless you’ve been a long-time PC gamer with fond memories of Roller Coaster Tycoon, the concept of being able to do such things is more than likely pretty foreign to you. With the recent release of Coaster Crazy for the iPad and iPhone, you now have free reign to create your perfect vomit comet and let your mind run free.

Frontier Developments Ltd. also happen to be the minds behind other similar games like the Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 expansions, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and the highly forgettable Thrillville series, so you can say they have plenty of experience in the world of thrill rides. So just how fun is their latest endeavor with Coaster Crazy? Read on to find out. (more…)

Since Siri first made its appearance on the iPhone 4S in 2011, Apple has taken great strides in improving its functionality, specifically over the last few months. Though it’s pretty well known that Siri certainly isn’t perfect, you can’t deny its usefulness in certain situations where other voice recognition software just fall short.

Now that Google has updated their already great Google Search app on iOS to include their much praised voice recognition functionality from Android Jelly Bean, I can’t help but be excited about the possibilities of having access to the best of both worlds.

Let’s take a closer look at how to effectively utilize both Siri and Google Search’s voice recognition to help you get things done the right way. Read on for more. (more…)

It’s Game Week here at iPad.AppStorm, and all this week we’re going to have tons of reviews, giveaways and other good stuff, all centered around the gaming world!

Though some would prefer to celebrate Game Week by flying solo with single player experiences like The Walking Dead or Horn (which are equally as awesome, mind you), the rest of us just want to jump into an online showdown of wits and skills with other players around the world.

Here we have some of the best multiplayer experiences the iPad has to offer. Some are new, some are old, but all of them are guaranteed to provide competitive fun for hours on end. Okay, perhaps not everyone has hours to spare for gaming, but fortunately you’ll have no problem hopping in and out of any of these titles for short-but-sweet game sessions. More after the jump. (more…)

When Telltale Games first announced plans to develop a video game adaptation of The Walking Dead, I was both excited and a bit skeptical. I mean, yeah, they’ve done it before with Back to the Future, which I thought was quite well done, but now we’re talking about The Walking Dead here! How could they possibly match the drama and suspense we’ve all come to know from the TV series?

As a huge fan of both The Walking Dead and Telltale’s adventure games in general, I decided to give the game a whirl and see for myself. The Walking Dead was first released on consoles and PCs earlier this year, but I wanted to hold off on purchasing the game until it was ported over to iOS โ€” I just couldn’t resist the idea of being able to play on the go on the iPad’s Retina display. Was it worth the wait? Read on for more. (more…)

For those lucky enough to have grown up playing video games since the early ’90s โ€” and in some cases, the mid to late ’80s โ€” traditional point-and-click adventure games were the cream of the crop when it came to high quality story-based video game experiences only available on the PC. For me, titles like Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit the Road and Full Throttle were among some of the more memorable games from days long gone. Though it’s unlikely that we will ever see new original titles at their level any time soon, it’s great knowing iOS continues to keep the genre alive in the mobile world.

If you’re a fan of story-based adventure games and are looking to try something other than the countless, uninspired clones trying to cash in on the Angry Birds, Tiny Wings and Cut the Rope formula, look no further! Here are some of the iPad’s best after the jump. (more…)

Creativity is a wonderful thing. A part of what makes it fun is through finding daily inspiration in almost everything we do. Whether you’re making music, creating great new digital illustrations, or trying to think of new ideas for your next photo project, there will always come a time when you need that little extra push. Fortunately, the sky’s the limit when it comes to pushing your creative boundaries on the iPad, thanks to these unique apps.

Though today’s list may consist of a few content creation apps, it will also contain entertainment and reference apps that simply aim to light that spark from within. We hope you find something new! Read on for more.

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When the iPad was first revealed back in 2010, many people only saw it as purely a device to consume content on. Some of us saw differently. Even before I was able to get my hands on one, I already knew developers were going to seize the opportunity to turn this wonderful device into a productivity powerhouse.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just an Instagram junkie looking for something new, there’s guaranteed to be something in the App Store that you’re bound to love.

In this round-up, we’ll help you find the right app you need, whether it be for work or play.

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Sketchbook Pro. Brushes. Penultimate. Noteshelf. These are only a handful of some of the most popular apps available on the iPad today. Some may have even considered them your only worthy options for illustrating and note taking on a tablet. Chances are, if you own an iPad, you’ve heard of at least one of these names. If not, that’s fine, because today it isn’t about them.

While the aforementioned creativity apps are, in fact, excellent options for anyone looking to use the iPad as a digital note/sketchbook, a couple of apps have since crashed the party and are causing a lot of ruckus – they are Procreate and Paper by FiftyThree. What is it about these two that we love so much? Read on to find out…
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