The ubiquity of the internet and availability of a high speed connection wherever you are has undoubtedly been an awesome boost for tourism! A huge number of apps have surfaced that try to bring all relevant local information to your fingertips.
One smart way of doing this is to basically tie up Google Maps – a standard compendium of geographical data – and Wikipedia – a standard compendium of knowledge about places. This is exactly what Wikihood has done, let’s see if it’s any good.
If you are like me, you thrive on music to get you through the day. However, when you need new tunes most of us turn to word of mouth, and get our friends involved! But what if there was a better solution? What if your iPad could help you out! With these awesome apps we can discover, listen, and share these new tunes! In this roundup we have apps to help you discover and listen to new music!
So, if you are ready to rock out with new music, read this roundup and get inspired!
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There are plenty of ways to discover new music nowadays: pretty much any music-related app will try to recommend you new artists based on your taste, and that isn’t even counting the media and most importantly, your friend’s recommendations. There are also plenty of ways to find information and videos from your favorite artists on your iPad.
However, is there any way to do all of those with one simple app? If you’d like to have an all-round music app that can help you find information, videos, and much more stuff from your favorite artists while navigating a simple and pretty iPad app, then you might be interested in Groovebug. Let’s take a look!
We’ve had a few wallpaper things going on in the last week or so, and it got me to thinking; how often do people change their iPad wallpapers?
For the sake of ease, lets include both Lock Screen and Home Screen in the equation – although I imagine people change their Lock Screen wallpaper much more frequently. Once you’ve found the perfect Home Screen that suits your taste – why change it?
I, personally, rarely change the wallpaper on my iPad – I have a photograph that I love, and leave it there. But everyone’s different, what is your preference?
So there it is. Are you a frequent changer who can’t settle down, or have you still got the wallpaper that the iPad loaded up with? Feel free to leave a comment, or even links to your exact wallpaper so others can share in the delight!
There is no shortage of writing apps for the iPad.
Some focus on being as minimal as possible, others focus on new and innovative features to take advantage of the possibilities afforded by a 9-inch touchscreen. Many of these are focused on publishing, but what of that most intimate form of writing, journaling?
The iPad is the same size as many of the journals that used to reside under beds or in secret cupboards hidden in a nightstand; what better way to marry the old and the new than with a journal? Day One aims to do just that.
The one thing that Apple has continued to leave out of their iPad OS is a calculator app. This forces users to go to the App Store and download one of the many caluclator apps that it offers. Within the App Store, there are some very polished apps like Tapbot’s Calcbot, which has a beautiful interface and virtual tape to track your calculations. The virtual tape comes in handy when you need to find a calculation that was performed a few steps prior to the current calculation. Calcbot is a great solution for anything you need since it has a full scientific calculator built-in.
But what if you needed more? What if you could keep a journal of your calculations, similar to a budget? That’s where Critical Point’s Scalar² comes in. Scalar² has some wonderful features like percentages, email integration, and automatic calculation preserving for the following time that you launch the app. What you’re probably wondering is, how does it compare to the rest for the rather large fee of $4.99? Read on to find out…
Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the kind people at InterfaceLIFT! 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!
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Yes, you heard me. This week we have an astonishing 30 promo codes for Backdrops HD to give away to our fantastic readers! Not only that but the developer has also decided to put the app on sale, so that those of you who miss out can still grab it!
If you’re looking for something extra to impress people when you hand them your iPad, Backdrops HD just might be for you. Read on for a short review and the details of how to enter…
Everyone has got an opinion about the iPad.
Old people look at them in bewilderment and young people infuriate their parents until they get one. Everyone in-between? Well they either openly love the iPad and will defend it with fervour, or they are the kind of person that suavely indicates their alliance with Apple by selectively choosing only high end coffee shops in which to expose their iPad 2.
The iPad, despite being an inanimate object, has become a cultural icon – transcending the collective conscious like nothing ever seen before in technology. Journalists, tech-heads, posh snobs, musicians, haters, goths, people from every cultural sphere all tuned in to the unveiling of the iPad 2 back in March 2011…
There haven’t been many case reviews on iPad.AppStorm, besides that small roundup and the official Apple Smart Cover, but today I’m adding something to the list. Some of you may have heard of the small USA-based case company called Portenzo. They build elegant – and expensive – iPad cases that are made of wood, similar to Dodocase. They also manufacture these cases for other devices, including the iPhone, Kindle, and Playbook. Their iPad 2 cases range from $59.95 to $499 – yeah, as much as the iPad itself – and come in a great assortment of colors and skins.
Now you’re probably wondering how these “elegant” cases compare to the other great ones out there, especially at that large starting price. Today I’ll give you my experience with a Portenzo Notebook Style case – dive right in!