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Have you ever seen those photos where there is one color highlighted in the scene and the rest of the image is grayscale? That’s a very basic photo editing technique known as “color splashing.” Don’t they look great? How would you like to take any photo you have and achieve the same effect in minutes, right there on your iPad?

ColorStrokes HD not only makes this process possible, but enjoyable, easy and downright great fun. You may enhance the odd photo here and there, or you may go a little bit Color-Crazy and churn out photo after photo as I did in my testing, simply because it is genuinely good fun. Either way, this little gem is sure to add a little more color to your life. (more…)

There is much debate over when the first music video was made, with some claiming they date as far back as the 1920s. However, it was in the 1980s and ’90s that music videos really became a regular part of pop culture. Now, the makers of the popular app djay have brought us vjay. It gives you the opportunity to wow your friends by creating and mixing your own music video mashups similar to how a DJ (at least good ones) combine two songs.

If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your parties, will vjay provide the best party entertainment since the days that MTV actually played music videos? Read on to find out my thoughts. (more…)

When the iPad was first revealed back in 2010, many people only saw it as purely a device to consume content on. Some of us saw differently. Even before I was able to get my hands on one, I already knew developers were going to seize the opportunity to turn this wonderful device into a productivity powerhouse.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just an Instagram junkie looking for something new, there’s guaranteed to be something in the App Store that you’re bound to love.

In this round-up, we’ll help you find the right app you need, whether it be for work or play.


Even before the iPad was introduced people were speculating over the endless possibilities a powerful, functional tablet could provide. Since then people have found ways to take their businesses on the go with iPads, using them for everything from mobile cash registers to portable photo studios.

However, is video editing a field that can be successfully converted to a mobile model? I must admit, as someone who went to school for broadcasting and worked for a couple television stations, I came into this review skeptical that Avid Studio would be very useful. After all, taking a video editing suite on the road is much more difficult than most professions. Often it requires a computer with advanced hardware, external hard drives to store large video files, and at least two large display monitors.

Video editing has been done that way for years and there’s a reason why it is the preferred method. So, can a well-known name in the business like Avid provide an app that begins to change the game?


As someone who does the occasional design project and who has been looking for ways to better integrate my iPad into my workflow, it’s only natural that I would start looking for a photo editing app. Recently, there have been several great reviews of photo editing apps such as Photoshop Express and PhotoToaster, which have their own advantages and disadvantages.

However, another app that deserves notice is PhotoForge2 from GhostBird Software. With great app store reviews from professionals and beginners alike, this app is extremely powerful and adds some functionality that exceeds many others in the same category. With complete layer support, adjustments, and effects, this app proves to be versatile and well worth the price.

Keep reading to see all of the features this app has to offer, and how it can easily be your complete photo editing solution on the go.


Viewing photographs on the iPad is a surprisingly immersive experience, the simple ability to zoom and move between them using finger gestures somehow brings them to life in a new way. That’s not to say the iPad is necessarily the premiere way to engage with true photography, just that the experience brings something dramatically different.

The same could be said about the power of editing photos on the iPad. At first thought it may seem clumsy or awkward to try and adjust details such as contrast and hue using only your fingers for guidance, but in reality it works rather well. In addition to this the gorgeous screen of the iPad is the perfect theatre in which to edit and manipulate photos you’ve taken, or even new ones taken using the iPad 2’s cameras.

In this spirit I’ve complied a short roundup of photography apps to whet your appetite with, including a couple of classics and, hopefully, a couple you won’t have seen before.


The very form of the iPad seems to suggest it be used as a platform for image enhancement and editing, so it’s little wonder that there has been an explosion of photography-focused apps designed exclusively for Apple’s tablet.

Nik Software bring a pedigree to the table as the company best known for their popular Photoshop plugins such as Color Efex Pro, Viveza and Sharpener Pro aim to produce the ideal balance between ease of use, flexibility, and versatility with Snapseed.

Read on after the break to find out if they’ve succeeded!


Photoshop doesn’t need an introduction.

Over the past few decades, it has become synonymous with photo editing to such an extent that ‘photoshopping’ has entered the collective lexicon. While being a great asset to professionals, it’s a bit costly for hobbyists who plan to edit their images from their desktops.

Now that a huge amount of image capturing is done by smartphones (or a device thats runs on a smartphone OS platform), it makes perfect sense to develop image editing apps for that very purpose. Today let’s take Adobe Photoshop Express for a spin.