This year’s WWDC is probably the one of the most anticipated Apple events of all time, with the promise of new and (hopefully) completely revamped versions of both iOS and OS X. Mac.AppStorm and iPad.AppStorm are here to help you keep track of it, with 3 liveblogs for you to watch and participate in! Unfortunately, we won’t be covering it from San Francisco, but we will be providing quality news coverage and analysis both during the presentation and afterwards.

There are three ways you can follow the event:

  1. Our ScribbleLive blog, manned by Mark Myerson, which will automatically update, and you can provide your own thoughts and comments in the live stream.
  2. Our Twitter accounts, @macappstorm and @ipadappstorm (both manned by James Cull). All our tweets will be marked with the hashtag #appstormwwdc — please feel free to use this for thoughts and comments so we can see them.
  3. Our App.net accounts, @macappstorm and @ipadappstorm (both manned by Jordan Merrick). Again, please use the hashtag #appstormwwdc for any thoughts and comments.

We’ll start at 5:30 PM (GMT) so see you there!

Don’t you hate it when you walk in at work and your colleagues are talking about the latest Game of Thrones episode that aired last night, which you once again forgot to watch? If you’re tired of missing your favorite TV shows, have no fear, Episodes is the app you need. Not only will it remind you about your favorite show airing tonight, it’ll also provide you with additional information on a series or an episode in particular.
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It’s time to turn the dial up to 11 on professional iPad audio. We’ve been here before — me telling you that a new app takes audio production on your tablet to the next level — but whereas many successful apps focus on instrument functionality, or creative sound design, the folks over at Steinberg dreamt bigger.

They pushed the envelope to bring us what is nearly a fully-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) like Logic or their own flagship Cubase, in a portable and touch-oriented form. Cubasis is the result, and we take an in-depth look at it after the jump.
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“Eclectic” doesn’t even begin to describe these five games, which spotlight summer camp and bigfoot; the Dubai Autodrome; a boy named Manuganu who’s on the run; the bulls of Pamplona, Spain; and some very Dumb Ways to Die.

I hope you enjoy discovering what they all have — or don’t have — in common. Click “more” to start playing. (more…)

I haven’t been on Twitter as long as some people.  In fact, I joined Twitter only when Apple integrated it into iOS 5. A little reluctantly (and with more than a hint of trepidation), I signed up. Since then, Twitter has been an on-again/off-again relationship. When it’s good, it’s great, and when it’s bad, Twitter gets neglected. But I do really like Twitter and I love the apps that come along with it.

For a while, I’ve been trying to find the best way to read through my old tweets and conversations with friends and colleagues. Maybe I’d find a joke I made that I thought was hilarious (or not funny at all, on the other hand). Maybe I could find that brief conversation about iTunes I had with Rian Johnson, the writer/director of Looper. Mostly, I wanted a great way to be nostalgic. I tried a few different apps, but finally found what I wanted in Tweet Library.

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The question, “What’s for dinner?” can be especially difficult to answer if you’re counting calories or if you have special dietary requirements (vegan, low-sodium, gluten free). Edamam, a recipe search app, wants to help you decide what’s for dinner so you can make more informed, healthier choices about the food you eat. This app focuses on efficiency by making search quick and easy, while also providing users with high quality recipe results.

Keep reading to find out how this recipe search tool is different…and maybe even decide what’s for dinner tonight.

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Meddling with photographs is fast becoming a favourite pastime. Photos are supposed to say something subtle and profound to a viewer. These days people ensure that they convey the message literally by doing all kinds of stuff on the images they have shot.

Image manipulation apps are available in all types and sizes with Instagram leading the pack. Recently, I discovered Over and was surprised by the niche they have chosen to focus — the app offers a ton of ways to add text to your photographs. It’s a far cry from the apps that let you add filters or doodle on images. Want to know how? Do read on!
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Summer is fast approaching, and although for some of us the weather may not have caught up with the season – that’s no reason to not celebrate the impending sun and fun that will be upon us shortly. In this post, I have compiled a great collection of wallpapers perfect for getting you in the summer mood every time you look at your iPad!
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I’m sure I speak for quite a number of people here when I say that the default video player on the iPad really sucks. I’ve squirrelled it away in an Apple folder somewhere on the third or fourth home screen of my iPad because I don’t want its ugly logo and crappy features clogging up my home screen. Why is this, you are probably wondering? Apple designed the iPad as a multimedia device, yet they make it incredibly difficult to watch your own videos on your device, without having to buy them off the iTunes Store first. On my old Android tablet, I used to whack everything onto a mini SD card, stick it in and press Play on my media player. Sorry to put my loyalties elsewhere, but that experience was a whole lot smoother.

Although there are hundreds of video apps out there on the App Store, a large number of them have horrible, blocky interfaces that look like they’ve been thrown together in a couple of minutes over a cigarette break. What I love in apps is a great design — a clean, crisp interface — as this shows the developers pride themselves both on the looks and functionality of their app. And I think that Infuse ticks both of these boxes. Let’s find out, shall we?

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The story of science fiction television adventurers SG-1 was recently expanded with the release of Stargate SG-1: Unleashed. After ten years on the air, Stargate SG-1 had a large and loyal following, but fans haven’t heard much of their favorite Earth-saving team in more than a few years. I’ll find out if this new chapter in the Stargate SG-1 saga lives up to fans’ expectations and whether it has anything to offer newcomers to the franchise, too. (more…)

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