Imagine for a moment that you are downtown at the coffee shop enjoying a latte when all of a sudden it hits you. You forgot to do a task and you need to do it now. You only have your iPad with you, so now you must go home and do the task.

Rewind this scenario just a moment, back downtown at the coffee shop and realize that if you had Screens – VNC Client for iOS, you could stay downtown and complete your task. When it comes to VNC or virtual network computing applications for iPad, there are many, but none are as simple and elegant as Screens – VNC Client for iOS. It’s fast and slicker than many of the other popular VNC applications.

Screens is built with speed and functionality in mind. You can use the application to complete just about any task that you could complete sitting at your computer. This review will cover design, functionality and performance, how it compares with LogMeIn, and pricing.


I have to be honest here, when surfing on the iPad I’ve never really given any other browser a chance. Safari is perfect for everything I need, I can’t think of the last time it frustrated me.

That Safari synchronises with my bookmarks is merely a bonus that helps it keep its lead.

I am, however, fascinated to know what other browsers people do use on their iPads. There must be reasons that make you want to switch, be it the ability to view Flash or simply the superior functionality, and I’d love to know them! What browser do you use, and why is that your current choice?

Do you use Skyfire because you can’t live without Flash? Or use a different browser in order to go full screen?

What percentage of iPad users stick with Safari as their primary browser? I’m betting it’s pretty high…

Lets get an idea of the top browsers among the illustrious readers of iPad.AppStorm, get involved with the poll just over there. It’d be great to know why you use what you use, especially if you select a browser other than Safari!

Photography is a form of art especially close to my heart. It’s something I enjoy immensely, and something that I’ve always thought would be perfectly suited to the iPad. There has always been a vibrant community surrounding iPhone photography, and some truly great apps have appeared to help with editing and organizing your photos.

But what about where the iPad’s concerned? The iPad 2 has a camera, but it isn’t of the same quality as the iPhone’s. There’s the optional Camera Connector Kit, to import photos from your camera via an SD card or a USB cable too. That’s really what we’re going to be focusing on today.

Unlike the iPhone, where it’s both the photo capture and photo editing device, the iPad really only excels at the one aspect: photo editing. I mean seriously, are you going to be waving a 10″ tablet device around, taking snapshots on vacation? No, didn’t think so.

Let’s dig into what the options are for editing and organizing photos on the iPad, and where iOS developers still have room to grow and improve.


Ever since the release of the App Store, a market has clearly existed for “what’s around me” applications. One of the very first was Where To?, an application that proved to be incredibly popular on the original iPhone. We’ve come a long way since then, and this category of apps has plenty to offer!

Today I’m going to be taking a look at a popular free choice at present – AroundMe. AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest anything in your nearby vicinity. It’s a nifty app, and we’ll take a closer look after the break!


Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the kind people at East Coast Pixels! I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:


Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!

Old Competition Post

We reviewed the excellent PhotoToaster around a week ago, and I’m now pleased to announce that we have 3 promo codes available for a giveaway!

In said review I noted how:

PhotoToaster is a beautiful app for making photo processing enjoyable and accessible, while still retaining a good degree of depth and power.

It’s perfect for almost any level of photo processing! From the very casual user who wants to add a little extra ‘pop’ to their photos, to the more avid photographer looking for inspiration.

Find out how to enter below!


It’s consistently surprising how quickly young children take to the iPad, it’s further proof of just how intuitive it really is. We’re going to end up with a generation of kids who’ll get confused when pinching their fingers on an atlas doesn’t make it zoom out…

If you have young children and an iPad then this roundup is for you. If you don’t then most of these apps will probably be a little basic for you, probably. If you want to be the proud parent of the next computer whizz, then get your child started early with some of these bright and playful iPad apps!


With our increased use of powerful mobile platforms, such as smartphones and tablets, we have the opportunity to keep a lot of our life stored digitally. The finance category of the App Store has always been a popular one, since the promise of an all-in-one solution to monitoring your finances – right in your pocket – is an attractive one.

BudgetBook developer, noidentity, originally released MoneyBook on the iPhone, but that always lacked an iPad app. BudgetBook is a separate app with a separate binary, but clearly draws inspiration from its iPhone brother.


Today’s interview is with Nick Alt, the creator of Appetites for the iPad. We’ll learn a little about the Appetites team and what motivates them, as well as diving into a discussion about the difficulties of creating an app – from developing features to naming an app!

Even better, find out what advice he would give himself, in retrospect, about the development process, and what apps he couldn’t live without! We love the developers that produce the amazing software we review, and hopefully this will be a great way for you to meet the names and faces behind the apps that you use every day!

I hope you enjoy it!


If you have worked with computers much at all, you’re probably well aware that one of the worst potential scenarios is when you have to work with a printer. There are few things in the computer world that can rival the printer as far as time wasting goes – the endless tinkering on, habitual issues created, and bewildering variety of selections available often make for a dire experience.

The drivers tend to be massive, and are only barely compatible with your computer. At least, that’s always been how it seems to me. If a printer is such a pain to get to work with a computer, can you imagine getting your iPad to work with one?

The mind boggles.

So I was somewhat surprised when I discovered that Printer Pro actually does an excellent job, and is easy to use. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get the most out of it.


Capturing popular music and identifying it is a useful feature seen most commonly on mobile devices. But what about the experience on the iPad? Have the sound-sensing giants, Shazam and Soundhound, delivered a feature-rich experience? Is all that extra screen acreage put to good use?

Surely the approach on this platform should be slightly different, given the fact that you’re less likely to be carrying the device around as you would an iPhone? What provision is there for identifying music from other apps and exploring your own music library?

Let’s take a look!


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