We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in February. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!


With the recent news about Google Goggles and the revelation that Oakley are doing something similar, augmented reality is starting to breakthrough from the realms of technical research into mainstream technology. With the possibility that the Sci-Fi movies of yesterday are getting closer and closer to today, Aurasma looks to make a small step into the iOS market that could mean one giant leap for augmented reality.


Not long after the release of the first iPad, I remember reading about a local school district that had big plans for it. They intended to get every student in grades 3-12 their own iPad, and to have carts of them accessible for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. At the time, I didn’t own an iPad, so I was a bit shocked by the scope of their plan. However, I bought an iPad 2 soon after its release, and it only took me about a week to understand why many schools didn’t waste any time implementing these amazing devices into their educational plans.

For a lot of reasons the iPad is the perfect computer for young kids today. It is super intuitive, easy to handle, and fun to play with. When I was in grade school (this is going to date me), the only “computer” I wanted to play with was Atari. There are plenty of games on the iPad reminiscent of Atari that are solely for entertainment purposes, but there are also a myriad of apps out there that can really engage kids and help them learn. The really good ones, like Math Monsters, help to make learning fun. Math Monsters literally gets creative with numbers, and in the end it’s a fantastic game that helps kids hone their math skills. If you’ve got kids anywhere from Pre-K to 4th grade who want to have fun learning math, read on…


Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the developer! 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!

Old Competition Post

Ever wished you were a pilot, twisting and turning through the air, chasing down your opponent in an acrobatic dogfight?

I’ve got good news. Here at iPad.AppStorm we have 3 promo codes for Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy to give away to 3 aspiring pilots. Read on to find out how to enter and get a chance at winning a copy of this stunning, and consistently frantic, game.


I think it’s safe to say that we talk about a lot of games here. After all, the iPad is simply dripping with opportunity for developers who want to create unique and original games and control platforms. But not all great games reinvent the wheel, and I personally find it important to acknowledge the games that become great by utilizing a tried-and-true style or genre.

Today I’m going to take a look at Fancy Pants, a really fun platformer from Chillingo that originally began as a browser-based flash game. Grab your iPad, get your thumbs ready, and hit that jump to read more.


So its Sunday, you’re snuggled up on the couch reading the weekend paper with a cup of coffee. Oh the crisp paper, the smell of ink, and the convenience of having the news delivered to your door. What if your tradition was flipped upside down? What if you could care less about the smell of ink? Well, PressReader might just be the app for you!

PressReader is a way to view newspapers from all over the world right in the palm of your hand, on your iPad. There are thousands of publications and you don’t end up with stacks of papers lying around waiting to thrown away (recycled, we hope!). So read on as I answer all of your most pressing questions…


We all love getting something great for free! However, hunting down the good free iPad apps from the terrible ones in the jungle of the App Store can be a difficult job.

Fortunately for you, I’m here to help. We’ll try and keep a mix of old classics and new favourites, read on and stock up on fantastic free iPad apps!


A long time ago (nearly two years, to be precise), when iPad.AppStorm wasn’t even born, we looked at OmniFocus for the iPad over at iPhone.AppStorm and we liked it very much – giving it a prestigious 8 out of 10 rating. Since then, however, lots has changed with OmniFocus (including, unfortunately, the price) so let’s take a look at the latest version and see how it stacks up.


While some analysts have tried to claim that Apple’s recent financial results are something of a disappointment, you’d have to be really stubborn to deny that a Net Profit increase of 94% Year-over-Year is a letdown.

11.8 million iPads is a very impressive mark to hit; particularly in a typically slower quarter, and with Apple selling new iPads as fast as they could make them. It’s safe to say the the iPad is still the undisputed king of the tablet jungle.

My question to you today is vastly different from last week’s poll, in that I’m asking you to take a guess (educated or not). How long until we see a true iPad competitor?

You can argue all you want that the Kindle Fire must be selling, but I’ve yet to even see one in the wild! Even if the Kindle Fire is gaining on the iPad, can it even be considered a true competitor?

How long will it be until someone matches the quality of design and seamless user experience of the iPad?

My housemate just bought a MacBook Air.

I felt two conflicting emotions on his return from the Apple Store. As he unveiled the sleek, aluminium body of his newest purchase I felt proud that he had taken my advice, but frustrated that I couldn’t take my advice.

Before I suggested the MacBook Air, he was almost completely set on buying a MacBook Pro. It took a little persuasion to convince him of the supremacy of SSDs and the effortlessly thin and light design of the Air. In reality though, he knew the Air was perfect for him, there was only one thing holding him back; the lack of an optical disk drive.


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