When did reading become a labor rather than a love? Was it in school when we were forced to read stuff we didn’t like – all while balancing homework assignments from other courses? That may have been a contributing factor, but was it maybe because you felt you were a slow reader? While other kids were (allegedly) zipping through the third chapter, were you still on the tome’s third page trying to absorb each detail?
Maybe now the challenge of slow reading finds you hoarding articles online, saying “I’ll get to them … one day.” Instead of filling up your bookmarks, maybe it’s time you tried ReadQuick, the iPad app that aims to make your reading more rapid and your absorption of the text immediate. Can ReadQuick help you cut through lengthy reads in a fraction of the time? Find out after the break. (more…)
I am surprised at how much I like BlueTags’ Planner Pro. The first time I opened it, I expected to despise it. It looked too messy. It didn’t look clean enough. I love Calendar’s simplicity, and this did not look like it would suit what I needed at all.
But the more I used it, the more I saw it becoming an affordable and easy way for people who need an all-in-one app to manage their day-to-day lives. It combines the event planning of Calendar with the task management of sophisticated apps such as Things for iPad. It doesn’t replace apps like iStudiez Pro for students, but for people who run their own businesses, Planner Pro will be a godsend. (more…)
One of the things I really love about gaming on the iPad is that there’s such a wide variety of games to play. Whether it’s the visually striking and hard edged Infinity Blade series, or the incredibly simple, yet addicting Doodle Jump, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Personally, I love all types of games, but I really enjoy ones that are fun and don’t take themselves too seriously. And if there’s one game that falls perfectly into that category, it’s Granny Smith.Let’s find out more after the jump. (more…)
Rayman: Jungle Run is exquisite. It’s the very definition of what a platforming game on iOS should be: buckets of fun, gorgeous to look at, and fast-paced.
I’m a bit of a stickler for iOS gaming. It’s tough to impress me. The concept has to be one of those moments where I wonder why I never thought of it and developed it myself. It has to be beyond gorgeous (Infinity Blade II and its predecessor obviously blew me away), but the visuals have to suit the purpose. It has to be easy enough that anybody can learn it, but hard enough that a hardcore gamer could really get into it. Rayman has all of those things in spades.
Though the Olympics have been over for quite some time now, the excitement from the games still lingers in the air. Seriously — it’s not everyday that people from across the globe can come together for competition. So when it does happen, it can’t not be exciting.
When the Olympics were about to begin, Chillingo launched their game Flick Champions: World Edition so everyone can join in on the fun. Being the Olympic version of their game Flick Champions, it is safe to assume that there are tons of great sporting events and new features inside. But does it take home the gold? Find out after the jump. (more…)
As a writer with an easily distracted brain, I like to keep my process as simple as possible to avoid interrupting the creative flow. However, as a proponent of the traditional pen and paper approach to writing, carrying a plethora of notebooks and keeping them organised can be a nightmare. Consequentially, I am always on the lookout for ways to streamline the process in order to make writing that little bit easier — Writing App may well be the perfect solution.
Designed specifically for authors, Writing App combines useful research tools with the ability to use the app like a text editor. By incorporating both stages of the creative process together in one app, organisation quickly becomes a non-issue as all of your work is held in one location. All writers know that in order to produce your best work, your mind must be focused and clear to allow the creative juices to flow; Writing App does not claim to boost your creativity, but it may well be a boon to your productivity. Stick around after the break to find out more! (more…)
There are an abundance of music apps for your iPad. You’ve got radio stations, music services, music tagging apps and let us not forget how your iPad can work as a fully functional iPod, too. The question is no longer, “How can I get my music on my iPad?” But is now, “What is the perfect music for this moment in time?” Songza has devoted its existence to the answer of this very question.
Songza is a music discovery service designed to play the perfect tune for whatever mood or activity you are doing. Think about Pandora and how it designs its stations based off of other artists and songs. Songza does the same thing, but bases its music off of activities such as “Relaxing at Home” or “Cooking.” Let’s find out more after the jump. (more…)
Unlike the vast majority of professions, Writing requires no qualifications of its purveyors — anybody can be one. The boundless level of expression afforded to authors of any genre is unmatched by any other art form. A level of expression limited not by talent or ability, but only by the imagination of the craftsman. It has been said that writing itself is not difficult, but rather the difficulty arises with forming good ideas.
Authors cannot be taught how to be creative or imaginative; it is for themselves to coax ideas out of their minds. What can be encouraged, however, is the development of those oh-so-rare seedlings of invention into fully rooted bougainvillea. Writers App isn’t designed to boost imagination, but it does provide the tools needed to help cultivate your ideas into flourishing works of literature. Intrigued? Let’s find out more. (more…)