Smaller is always better, correct? Smaller is more portable, easier to hold, and is more likely to be used in most situations, correct? That’s typically correct, especially in the technology world.
But that isn’t taking into account the loss of potential productivity, or the advantages of the larger size. At some point, a smaller size begins to impact the capabilities of the device, even if the two devices run identical software. While the iPad mini really is an excellent device that is designed to please most users, there is at least one group of users that likely will not find the iPad mini’s smaller form factor an improvement over the more traditional, 9.7″ iPad.
That segment of users are the true iPad power users, the people who consistently use the iPad not just to consume, but also to create.
It’s 2013 and, if tradition reveals itself for another year, we can expect to hear some details of iOS 7 over the next few months. There’s a bunch of new stuff we’d love to see in the next generation of iOS alongside a number of improvements to what there already is.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at few of the areas we’d like Apple to take a look at with iOS 7, both to improve the current experience and better compete with the ever-growing rival options from Microsoft, Google and others. (more…)
Being that my job is to review apps, I make quite a few purchases from the App Store. Some apps are free, some aren’t, it all depends on what it is, but I always get a receipt from the iTunes Store when all is said and done. In fact, I get so many of those that it would concern me if it wasn’t, you know, my job.
But what about you? Do you spend lots on iTunes and the App Store or are you keeping it as low cost as possible? Let us know in the poll to the right!
We’re right on the cusp of February, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve spent our 2013 sitting down. No, we’ve been sifting, combing and hunting through our archives to find you the very best posts from 2012 throughout the iOS ecosystem. Like games? We’ve got ’em. Roundups? Yup. Opinion pieces and editorials? Check and check. It’s all here, right now.
So what are you waiting for? See what the best iOS apps of 2012 are all about! (more…)
Here at AppStorm, we love games! Why not relax for a minute and find a fantastic new game to enjoy – hopefully these roundups will help you out.
- The 12 Top Racing Games You Need To Play
- 50 Incredible Sports Games
- 10 Awesome Board Games for the iPhone
For me, the end of the finals always signified the wonderful opportunity to do better next year. I always vow to start studying earlier and prepare well in advance, so after finals season I find the best tools to help me study next year. I don’t want to go into the followthrough on my vows…
We’ve already seen 15 Essential iPad Apps For Students here on Appstorm, but I’d like to look at this from a different angle. There are an abundance of note taking apps, planning apps, organizers, and so on, but at the end of the day we have to sit down and learn things (terrible isn’t it?). Let’s look at some apps that can help with the learning process itself. (more…)
We all love getting something great for free! However, hunting down the good free apps from the terrible ones in the jungle out there can be a difficult job.
Fortunately for you, AppStorm is here to help. We’ve collected together some awesome roundups of fantastic free apps for every device you own – all while trying to keep a mix of old classics and new favourites, hit the links below and immerse yourself!
This is a fascinating topic for me. I know plenty of people who own iPhones and iPads that rarely open the App Store, people who have 50+ updates just sitting there waiting for them. Equally, I know plenty of people, like me, who love to search for and try out new apps – perhaps opening the App Store several times a week and seeing what’s new (I also can’t stand the update badge…).
I’d love to know where the illustrious AppStorm readership stands on the scale, how often do you download new apps (be honest)?
I haven’t included an option for people who never check out new apps, mostly because I’d be confused as to why you’re here? Are you a very casual App Store visitor, or do the staff know your name?
What was the last app you grabbed? Let me know in the comments!
At AppStorm we love helping you get the most out of your devices, mostly by giving you the low-down on the latest and greatest apps! Occasionally, however, it’s good to highlight the very best apps available; whether they be old classics, or new gems.
Recently each site has published a massive, and eminently thoughtful, roundup of the very best apps available, and I’ve collected them all together! Our editors and teams went to herculean lengths to ensure that these roundups would be more than worth your time, so without further ado…
- 100 Mac Apps To Rule Them All
- 111 Web Apps to Rule Them All
- The Top 100 iPhone Apps
- The Top 100 iPad Apps
- Our Top 100 Android Apps
- 100+ Absolutely Essential Windows Apps
I’m not ashamed to say that I love apps. In particular, I love searching for new and exciting apps and giving them a try – weighing up whether they deserve a spot on my beloved home screen.
Even so, I probably only actively search for new apps three or four times a week – in a moment of downtime my finger hovers over the App Store, what new gem might I find? I look at the most popular apps of the moment, maybe browse a category I fancy by popularity, take a look at the staff picks and hot new apps.
If I’m really in the mood for some digging, I might even browse a category by the most recent apps – a search which requires patience and consistently good judgement to find any items of worth.
What I’m really intrigued to find out is how often you search for apps? Do you tend to just follow up recommendations, or do you look for new and exciting releases every day?
Are you a casual browser on the odd occasion you’re lured to the App Store by the updates badge, or do you search with purpose, finely tuning your genius recommendations?