Just a few days ago, iTunes 11 was released into the wild with all of its fancy new features. Although the paint is still drying on this new version of the often maligned software, we wanted to know what you think about it. Does iTunes 11 finally make iTunes work for you? Is it still too unwieldy and complicated? Ultimately, do you like iTunes 11? Let us know in the poll to the right!

Since being released in 2009, Wolfram Alpha has become very popular over the years. Based on the computational platform Mathematica, written by British scientist Stephen Wolfram in 1988, WolframAlpha is capable of interpreting and answering basic questions such as, “How old was FDR in 1942?” and “What is the distance between the north pole and the south pole?”

A service like this is already accessible to iPad users via the website, however, the app provides a much simpler and more convinient approach to solving all your problems. With the price drop putting it from $50 to $2, do we have a bargain on our hands? (more…)

By some strange coincidence, all five of the games in today’s roundup are free (at least as of the time I write this) — which means you really have no excuse not to give them a try!

These games feature puzzles of all kinds, including murder mysteries, locked doors, a candy land and word-building points. There’s also a “Help, I can’t slow down!” driving game thrown in for good measure. Click through below to get your game on.


Last month, I reviewed Final Draft Writer for iPad. I thought it was a great application that was creating a new standard for Hollywood screenwriters on the go — it lets them write screenplays on the go in an app almost exactly like what they already used on their computers, while still getting an experience optimized for the unique interface of the iPad. If you want to write screenplays, that’s the app for you.

Final Draft Reader (FDR) is different. Before Final Draft Writer was released, FDR was a pricey app that only let you do two things: read screenplays written in the Final Draft file format and add notes to them. Now, it’s a universal app for both the iPad and iPhone (and it’s optimized for the iPhone 5, too), the bugs have been ironed out and the price has been dropped down to a cool five-finger discount. And if all you need is a competent script reader on the go, the value here is tremendous. (more…)

It’s no secret that I’m a big Google fan. I like using all of the tools they have to offer, including email, calendar, RSS reader, operating systems and of-course, cloud storage. When Google first announced and released Google Drive for Android and a little later for iOS, I was really excited — only to find out that while I could edit files on my Galaxy Nexus, I could only view them on my iPad. Well some time has gone by since then, and Google has made improvements to it’s iOS app. Let’s see how they stack up! (more…)

I love RSS Feeds. They’re a little more focused than Twitter, and I love the way they encourage long-form article reading. At iPad.AppStorm, we frequently cite Reeder as one of those must-have iPad apps for people who have just purchased their wonderful new tablet, but we’ve never once posted our thoughts on what makes the app so great. Today, we rectify that.

Reeder, by Silvio Rizzi, is one of those rare apps that seemed to birth an entire genre. I use it on my iPhone, iPad and Macs, and despite the constantly growing and changing competition, I have yet to encounter a single RSS Reader that I like more. (more…)

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last June, Microsoft introduced a secondary screen app called Xbox SmartGlass that provides additional content related to the game, movie or music being played on a user’s Xbox 360. After waiting nearly five months, the Xbox SmartGlass was finally released for iOS devices. Having spent some time with the app, I’m ready to give you an overview of its capabilities and tell you whether it has lived up to the hype. Hit the jump to dive in. (more…)

Before the Japanese began sending people through foam Tetris shapes via conveyor belt, there was a golden age of the game show in America. Shows like The Match Game and Family Feud were primetime hits and the trickle down effect even led to niche off-shoots like Supermarket Sweep.

There’s still a feeling of nostalgia with many gameshows, today. Be it primetime or daytime, many generations grew up with Bob Barker, Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek and while many never have punched their ticket to the live audience show in California, for a much lower price you can live vicariously through an avatar contestant on the iPad.

Today we’ve put together three classic gameshows reincarnated on the iPad: Family Feud and Friends, Jeopardy HD, and Wheel of Fortune HD. Let’s jump right in! (more…)

With the lack of widgets built into iOS, the desire to perform actions quicker is usually requested. Some people turn to jailbreaking to achieve quicker access to apps and settings, but I believe most users would rather not deal with the extra work. URL schemes have become more popular with launcher apps which allow for apps to communicate with each other in a certain way. Whether if it is to open the app or to perform an action in the app, url schemes can make sharing data easier.

Launch+ aims to help alleviate some of the troubles of sharing data across apps. By using url schemes, apps can be opened and data can be shared across iOS. Launch+ also includes reminders which can remind you to launch an app or send a text message to someone. Does the iPad need a launcher app since there is a considerable amount of more room for more apps? Read on after the break to see. (more…)

Whether you are cooking a family meal from scratch or merely adding water and milk to a packet of instant mac ‘n’ cheese, converting, measuring and weighing ingredients is a regular, if somewhat confusing, requirement of everyday life, and can easily lead to tasteless, unappetizing food when done incorrectly.

Enter Kitchen Aid Kit Pro by Hitlab Ltd, an innovative iPad-only app that promises to help eliminate these troubles by doing the hard work for you by crunching numbers, calculating calories and much more besides. Let’s take a closer look. (more…)

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