We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in February. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!
Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!
We’re doing some research here around these parts, and when comparing the numbers between the iPhone and iPad sites, we get a lot more visitors on the iPhone side of things. It made me wonder how many of our iPhone.AppStorm readers own an iPad, and how many iPad.AppStorm readers own an iPhone.
Here’s my guess: most of our iPad.AppStorm readers own an iPhone (over 50%), but less than 25% of our iPhone.AppStorm readers own an iPad.
So am I right or am I way off base? Let me know in the poll to the right.
When the iPad first launched back in 2010 it is safe to say that I wanted, nay needed, Apple’s revolutionary new device, pronto. At the time however, as a student, such a purchase would have been wildly excessive and rather rash for what was, in essence, an unnecessary luxury. However, as I’m sure you’re aware, the iPad has since changed into a completely different device altogether, and not just physically. The changes made to iOS and the growth of the App Store have facilitated the iPad’s metamorphosis to a legitimate creative force, and, potentially, your next work device. (more…)
We’re excited to let you know about the latest addition to the Tuts+ family — Gamedevtuts+!
Gamedevtuts+ is dedicated to teaching game development, with tutorials, tips, and articles about level layout, game design, coding, and working in the industry. We walk you through how to create games from scratch, go into the theory behind game development, level and character design, discuss working in the industry, and much more…
Read on to find out more about the all-new Gamedevtuts+!
Last week, I asked you what kind of case you used on your iPad, but after the fact I started thinking about cases as a whole. With my original iPad, I never used a case — I still don’t, unless I’m packing it for a trip. With the new iPad, I find my Smart Cover to be part of the reason that it’s so functional. But what about you? Do you use a case on your iPad or do you keep it au naturale? Let us know in the poll to the right!
When I first bought my original iPad, I never thought once about getting a stylus. It didn’t really seem necessary, and why should it? Our fingers are the intended tool to use here, right? But when I bought my new iPad a few months ago, things changed. Suddenly, I felt like a stylus wasn’t just an accessory, but necessary.
Why? What changed with the new iPad versus my original? Is there really a reason why anyone needs a stylus? Maybe, maybe not. Let’s find out after the jump. (more…)
When I bought my new iPad, I knew that I wanted a Smart Cover, no question about it. But then I got to the Apple Store and saw the Smart Case for the first time and wondered if it would work better for my needs. My wife prefers a sleeve case for her iPad, while other family members like traditional cases. So what flavor of case do you prefer? Let us know in the poll to the right!
- Android – EveryU
- iOS – PaperPlay
- Mac – infiniteNIL
- Web – RiddleMe
Congratulations to the winners, you’ll be contacted shortly – make sure you follow AppStorm for more great competitions!
You must have played free games such as Temple Run on your iPad. One might refer to the age-old adage, “All good things come with a prize” and wonder how an awesome game like Temple Run can be free.
What if I was to tell you that these free games are likely to earn as much as paid apps, which in this case is five times more than Temple Run’s initial paid version? Enthralling, ain’t it? With the same amount of stunned disbelief, there I sat on a lazy Sunday afternoon, to find out what makes them so appealing. Join me after the jump to find out. (more…)
I treated myself to a new iPad recently, and when I did I was greeted with an option that wasn’t available when I purchased my original iPad: AppleCare+. Turns out that it’s just like AppleCare for any other Apple device, except it covers accidental damage. Plus, if you do drop your iPad, you have to pay $50 to get it fixed.
I passed on the purchase myself, but what about you? Did you buy AppleCare+ for your iPad? Let us know in the poll to the right!