When I first bought my original iPad, I never thought once about getting a stylus. It didn’t really seem necessary, and why should it? Our fingers are the intended tool to use here, right? But when I bought my new iPad a few months ago, things changed. Suddenly, I felt like a stylus wasn’t just an accessory, but necessary.

Why? What changed with the new iPad versus my original? Is there really a reason why anyone needs a stylus? Maybe, maybe not. Let’s find out after the jump.  (more…)

If you’re a trivia fan, you’ll be happy to know that the makers of Trivi.al have introduced an app to fulfil your trivia needs amongst your friends. Instead of sitting at home answering questions online, you can now compete with tons of people and outsmart them using your general knowledge.

Trivi.al is doing what Rumble did for Boggle by digitising a classic form of entertainment and making it more accessible to the world, enhancing the experience due to the competition you have. Let’s take a look at what this app is all about. (more…)

38 Apps for Your Next Great Cookout

Summertime is great. Whether you enjoy the sunshine by the beach, camp out in the middle of nowhere, or just catch some rays at home, summer is meant to be enjoyed outdoors. One of the best ways to enjoy the summer sun is with a good, old-fashioned, backyard BBQ.

If the thought of firing up the grill and planning a cookout overwhelms you, have no fear. There are tons of iPad apps that are perfect to help you with both planning and executing your next outdoor eating adventure. The apps range from recipe planners and finders, to cooking tools, to apps that can keep you entertained while you slave over the hot grill. Read on to learn about some of the many applications that are handy to have on hand when you prepare your next BBQ. (more…)

The Dark Knight Rises: Always Be Batman

There’s no other way to put this: I’m a huge Batman fan. I love all of the Christopher Nolan films, and I can’t wait to see The Dark Knight Rises in theaters. So when I saw that there was a game available for the iPad — the appropriately named The Dark Knight Rises (or TDKR) — well I knew I had to have it.

But games like TDKR on the iPad can be tricky. The controls either work or they don’t, and it’s tough to pack those types of actions onto a touchscreen device. So does this hit the mark or will Bane win the day? Let’s find out after the jump.  (more…)

When I bought my new iPad, I knew that I wanted a Smart Cover, no question about it. But then I got to the Apple Store and saw the Smart Case for the first time and wondered if it would work better for my needs. My wife prefers a sleeve case for her iPad, while other family members like traditional cases. So what flavor of case do you prefer? Let us know in the poll to the right!

vjay: Mix Up Your Music Videos

There is much debate over when the first music video was made, with some claiming they date as far back as the 1920s. However, it was in the 1980s and ’90s that music videos really became a regular part of pop culture. Now, the makers of the popular app djay have brought us vjay. It gives you the opportunity to wow your friends by creating and mixing your own music video mashups similar to how a DJ (at least good ones) combine two songs.

If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your parties, will vjay provide the best party entertainment since the days that MTV actually played music videos? Read on to find out my thoughts. (more…)

iPad Game Thursday: New Releases

Here’s another round of some of the most addictive games to hit iTunes within the last few weeks. In this roundup you’ll find diving penguins, a fish trapped in a jar on a bar, a bunch of Slugs, Frogger Tron-style, and Birzzles. What’s a Birzzle, you ask?

Click through to find out … (more…)

Wordflex is one of those apps that’s hard to justify. It’s a dictionary, fully featured with all of the resources of the Oxford University Press, and a thesaurus as well. But why is it $11.99? Aren’t there plenty of free dictionary apps available for the iPad?

Sure, you could take that route with this one, but that’s not my position. I am a bit of a word nerd, meaning that I enjoy learning more about the English language. For someone like me, or another who works with the written word on a regular basis, Wordflex is more than just a dictionary, it’s a tool for productivity — and fun. So I contacted the good people at Wordflex, and was sent a promo code to review the app. Is it worth the price of admission? Let’s find out.  (more…)

SlideShark: PowerPoint Finally Gets a Deserving iPad App

Let’s face it: the Microsoft Office suite has largely dominated the workplace productivity landscape for the better part of two decades. Even as worthy competitors have arisen, the “industry standard” nature of the programs has pushed them to the side. Now however, as there are evolving spheres of software platforms, developers are working to incorporate that standard into their products. Web and mobile apps are providing support for importing the dreaded .docx, .xlsx and .pptx formats.

While Microsoft seemingly crawls toward the release of their first-party Office iPad app, it is being beaten to the punch. There are umpteen text editors for iOS, some full office suite alternatives, and of course, Apple’s own iWork set to compete with. But now, SlideShark has chosen to concentrate solely on presentations. So how does it fare? Read on to find out! (more…)

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve run a competition to win a Wyzowl promo video – I’m pleased to announce the four Wyzowl winners today!

  • Android – EveryU
  • iOS – PaperPlay
  • Mac – infiniteNIL
  • Web – RiddleMe

Congratulations to the winners, you’ll be contacted shortly – make sure you follow AppStorm for more great competitions!

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