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.

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…)

Passwords are a giant pain in the behind (pardon my language). First and foremost, passwords need need to be secure, and in order for them to be secure they have to be a long string of letters (random mix of uppercase and lowercase), numbers and symbols (for good measure). When you create a strong password they’re nearly impossible to remember, the theory being that if you can’t remember it how will anyone trying to hack your account crack the barrage of characters you created.

So, when you create these 15+ character passwords, how are you to keep track of them? There are certainly a number of options available (I know some opt for a good old-fashioned spreadsheet), but if you want a secure, user friendly experience 1Password has been to the go-to choice for quite some time. In December 2012, AgileBit released version 4 of 1Password, which includes an impressive list of new features. Hit the jump to take a peek at what the new 1Password has to offer. (more…)

I’m not the only iPad user who’s received a ZIP file full of photos over email or been directed to download a RAR file over the Internet. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I’m going to be able to do with that until I get back to my main computer, even if the final destination of those unarchived files is going to be my iPad.

Archives changes all that, and with compatibility with pretty much every archive type, I can finally get at all those files. How well can Archives really integrate with your iOS workflow? Let’s take a look! (more…)

Ever wish you had access to all of your movies and TV shows all the time? It would be amazing, right? Yes, there are a few streaming apps out there, but Plex comes with all the bells and whistles. Honestly, I don’t know how I survived this long without it.

This way to learn how to make your life more amazing. (more…)

So my wife and I have a problem. When it came to our first child, naming him was no big deal. We had a name picked out fairly early, we both loved it and everything was great. But now, just two months away from kiddo No. 2 coming out, we have no idea what we’re going to name her. Making things more complicated, we’re locked into a naming convention, so our selection is even narrower.

In the interest of figuring out the problem, I turned to the iPad and Baby Names. Could it be the solution to our baby naming issue, or just another deadbeat dad in a sea of crummy apps? Let’s find out after the jump. (more…)

There are two things that I do the most with my iPad. Either I’m reading a comic book or watching a movie. It’s a great way to watch something from my iTunes library without using the resources on my Mac. That, and both activities are great when I travel.

So what about you? Do you ever watch movies or video on your iPad, or is your iPad used for other stuff? Let us know in the poll to the right!

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