When it comes to buying things online, there are definitely a lot of options. One of the most popular websites to purchase new swag, without a doubt, is eBay. There are people that spend most of their day combing the online auction website (even when they’re supposed to be working), trying to place the winning bid, while trying to avoid those pesky snipers. With the popularity of the iPad, it comes as no surprise that an online seller of goods would want to provide their service in the form of an app.

EBay for iPad has been around since August 2010, and since it’s release the app has been able to maintain a four star rating (out of five) with over 35,000 ratings, which is no small feat when it comes to App Store reviews. With such high praise from users, it’s high time that eBay for iPad received the AppStorm treatment. All you need to do is hit the jump. (more…)

Since the start of 2013, I’ve been on the journaling bandwagon, and I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect journal app. I’m not of the feeling that one app is going to suit everyone, though, or even fulfill all my needs. With daily questions to encourage more thoughtful journaling and even more questions to download, I decided to give Roller Journal a go. Will the gimmick get old or will Roller Journal win a space on my home screen? (more…)

There are several problems with traditional radio. One is that there is a limited number of frequencies available, and this limits the number of stations that you are able to pick up. It is something that has been addressed to some extent by digital radio, but it has not solved things completely.

Then, of course, there is Internet radio. This opened up a whole new world of listening opportunities and if you want to avoid having to navigate from one station’s web site to another, you’re going to need a dedicated app. This is exactly what TuneIn Radio is. (more…)

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…)

When I bought my first iPad, I got home, unwrapped it and put most of my movies on the shiny device. But the music? That stayed right in my iTunes library because I didn’t need it. And why would I? There was never a point where I could see myself hanging around and listening to music on my iPad when my iPhone was just as close and more convenient.

But what about you? Do you listen to your music collection on your iPad? Let us know in the poll to the right!

As the New Year came and went, many people made typical resolutions to exercise and eat more nutritious foods. If you’re looking to lose weight or just live a healthier lifestyle, you might enjoy Smoothies from Whole Living (a branch of Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Inc.). The app is colorful and fun, each screen a themed collection of glasses filled to the brim with brightly colored fruits and vegetable smoothies.

More than a list of recipes, Smoothies from Whole Living includes how-to videos, in-depth nutritional information for each recipe, expanded tips for making the best beverages and a glossary detailing the health benefits of smoothie ingredients.

Keep reading and get inspired to live a healthier, more energized life by enriching your diet with more fruits and vegetables. (more…)

Hope you stretched. You’ve got your work cut out for you this week, since you’re bound to be busy helping a little flying squirrel defeat some evil owl enemies; aiding a HoverBot return to another dimension; exploring (or re-exploring) all there is to know about Riven; commanding your own military faction; and giving a character named Marsh Mal a hand in popping some blobs.

While this week’s games could not be more different, they all have one thing in common: a high fun factor in my book. Click “more” to check them out for yourself and let me know what you think. (more…)

You’ve probably heard of Adult Swim. They’re a time slot for Cartoon Network, and there you’ll usually find the type of animated features that are too hardcore for a toddler. You know, the brand of “mature” cartoons that those of us with mortgages can appreciate.

They’ve also been making games for the web, Android and iOS, all with the same type of mature theme that we’ve come to expect from the brand with the famous commercial bumps. One of their relatively new offerings is Major Mayhem, a rail shooter that hands you a gun and lets you take out the bad guys. Want to know more? Let’s take them on after the jump. (more…)

Jordan Mechner, later responsible for the Prince of Persia game franchise, released his first game in 1984 for the Apple II. This game was Karateka. It’s a side-scrolling game featuring industry changing one-on-one combat about a lover trying to save the Princess Mariko from Akuma’s castle fortress. It’s a simple, classic video game story.

Mechner returned to his independent roots earlier this year to remake the game in HD. First appearing on consoles, the remake has an all-star developer team: Screenwriter John August (who is listed as a producer), Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin, and artist Jeff Matsuda were all involved in the production. I never played the original, so I’m walking into this with fresh eyes. And I was not disappointed.
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It’s been a few days now, and we can finally announce the winners of the Foldify contest! They are:

  • @linhlela
  • @bsdboy
  • @phbelov

All of the winners have been notified via Twitter Direct Message. Thanks again to all that entered, and be on the lookout for more contests soon! (more…)

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