You know that you’re the sort of person that reads (and writes for) the AppStorm when you find yourself getting excited about a calendar, of all things. This is the type of thing that people buy every year because they have to, a product that bookstores line their checkout aisles with.

Agenda changes that. Instead of trying to be a traditional calendar (which, to be honest, is boring) Agenda takes advantage of touch and the iPad’s big screen in a – dare I say it? – exciting way.

(more…)

The iPad is my favorite gaming platform. I enjoy gaming with the large, multi-touch screen, and the variety of games makes things even better. With one device I can play ports of classic games, brand-new games, and sequels that may have never happened.

Still, trying to find what to buy for that iPad gamer can be difficult. Here are the best accessories and games to get the guy (or girl) that already has gaming bliss.

(more…)

It’s rare to see a breathtaking game on iOS devices. While many support cute graphics, and others are going for the high definition aspect of the displays on the iPad and iPhone, few have actually been true experiments in visual representation. Sword & Sworcery changes that, with a game that is not only fun to play, but also to see, hear and experience.

I have the pleasure of reviewing this game for you below. This may be giving too much away, but this is a genuine work of art and storytelling, something to be remembered.

(more…)

Squarespace is a fully integrated website creator that gives you anything that you may need to run a site–analytics, design control, and the capability to actually post content–in a beautiful package at a low price. I run my site through Squarespace, and one thing that has proven to really sweeten the experience has been the native iPad app.

Today we’ll look at what can (and can’t) be done through Squarespace’s iPad app in our in-depth review. Read on to learn more.

(more…)

While the iPad would be an excellent gift for anyone in the family, what do you get someone that already has one? They’ve got that shiny new toy that does just about everything, and they’ve made it harder to shop for them.

AppStorm is here to the rescue. We’ve compiled a list of items and apps that can extend the functionality of the iPad using one of its greatest features: AirPlay.

(more…)

Hardware makers and software developers are starting to turn the iPad into a full-fledged gaming console. Once home to little more than Angry Birds and other casual games, the iPad (and iOS devices in general) have started playing host to more ‘serious’ games in previous months. One of those games is ShadowGun, a third-person shooter that challenges the idea that the iPad can’t be a full console.

How does it work? Is ShadowGun an admirable effort, or a genuinely enjoyable experience? Those are the questions that I would like to answer today.

(more…)

Many consider the iPad to be a content-consumption device, with little to no possibility of creating something with the large screen and limited hardware capabilities. I’d like to say that, with all fairness, those people are out of their minds! The iPad makes it easy to do many things, and can replace laptops for a fair number of people.

Aside from the computer-illiterate, the iPad may be best for writers. How can you turn your iPad into the ultimate writing machine? Read on to find out.

(more…)

Despite a suffering economy, or perhaps because of it, the entertainment industry is booming. One area in particular that continues to get better and better is film, with new releases every week and scores of excellent movies shown every year. Going to the theater is one of the last cheap options for a date or get-together with friends, and the only question after you decide to go to a theater is which movie you should see.

Apple has released their own movie app, called iTunes Movie Trailers, that will help you decide on every aspect of the movie experience, from which trailers to watch to which theater is showing the movie you’re dying to see. Is this app a red-carpet masterpiece, or a B-movie at best? Read on to find out.

(more…)

Ever since the Retina Display was unveiled on the iPhone 4, one question has been on everyone’s mind: when is it coming to the iPad? One of the most-rumored features of the iPad 2 was this high-resolution display, and many (including myself) were disappointed that this wasn’t the reality.

With the iPad 2’s release almost a year ago, we’re due for an upgrade some time late winter or early spring. I’m willing to bet that the next iPad will have a high-resolution display, and I’d like to talk to you about how such a display would make my favorite device even better!

(more…)

For many of our parents, being able to carry around a dozen or so songs in a front pocket was amazing. When the iPod arrived, that number was increased to a thousand songs. Now, you can have more memory devoted to music than anything else on your computer. Still, sometimes it feels like it isn’t enough.

Let’s face it: we want every song. Not only do we want every song, but we want them now, delivered straight into our eardrums. Rdio is as close as we can get to that dream, and we’ve got a review of their iPad app.

(more…)

Page 1 of 4