Wired Magazine (iPad)
Groundbreaking might be a little strong, but Wired Magazine’s first issue for the iPad is definitely a first glimpse towards how magazines and books should be done on the pad. It incorporates video well and the navigation is much more intuitive than previous attempts (like Popular Science which was a real let down), but what’s really nice about Wired is the level of interactivity...
Chillingo's Cogs are turning (iPhone/iPad)
Cogs is an awesome 3D puzzler. By taking the simple old school sliding tile puzzler and adding cogs and pipes and putting them on multi-surface objects for you to work through, Chillingo have created a very entertaining game, really making use of the iPhone/iPad’s touch control capabilities allowing you to turn each puzzle machine through 360 degrees. Cogs looks great, sounds great, a...
Blend the boss
You can get Joe Cartoon’s Blend the Boss on your iPhone. For anyone not familiar with it, the idea is to shoot the bird to make it land on the end of the see saw, propelling the boss (hopefully) into the blender. Blend the Boss Lite is free from App Store. Full version is 59p.
5 iPad apps you NEED to get for your new Pad
We snuck an iPad over from the states when they were first released in the US, so we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to check out all the iPad apps available prior to it’s worldwide launch today. Here’s a selection of uber-cool apps to get any iPad off the a crackin’ start. 5 of the best apps you NEED to get for your new iPad: 1. The Guardian Eyewitness | Free...
Find parking with your iPhone
One of the most annoying things about driving to a new place is finding parking once you get there. This is where the official AA Parking app comes to the rescue. Use it to search for parking by current location or entering an address (post code, town name, etc) and it’ll give you a comprehensive list of parking options with price and opening hour info and directions for how to get there....
The game uses an interesting and effective touch steer mechanic (you swipe right and your stream of antimatter touch particles heads right, etc) with the idea being to guide it into ‘cosmic strings’ to complete each level and there’s a whole lotta power ups and stuff to collect on the way. Impressive graphics and interesting gameplay, but be warned, there’s a lot going...
Tumbling on the iPhone
We at Appaholics Anon like and use Tumblr. It’s what does our blog, it’s simple and looks very nice. If you’re a Tumblr too, then you need to check out the Tumblr iphone app which allows you to do simple Tumblr blog posts from it. Tumblr is free on App Store.
Can you kick it?
The world’s most basic sports game - kick (flick) the ball between the posts for the extra point. You get a set number of kicks from different lengths. Fun for the first few goes, but becomes repetitious and boring pretty quickly. It feels like one moment of a bigger, better game. If kicking balls between posts is your thing, be sure to check out Flick Kick Rugby. This is the one to get....
Free App which does what it says on the tin, all in the name of one big ad for Clarityn hayfever products. You can view a map of the national pollen forecast which is split into regions with separate forecasts, showing as either low, medium or high pollen count. The neat trick is to look at the local forecast, which uses Location Services for an accurate reading. The app then uses the camera to...
It's like iTunes for DJs
Beatport is a very good music download store for DJs. Most dance music labels sell their wares through Beatport and it has become the primary source of income for a lot of independent record labels (are they still called record labels these days?). And now it’s available on your iPhone. Browse, listen and buy from your mobile. Beatport is free from App Store.
Tenori-on style electronic musical instrument on...
Beatwave is a cool musical instrument from David Fumberger. Similar to Yamaha’s Tenori-on (made famous by people like Little Boots), Beatwave uses a stunning visual interface to allow you to create tracks using multiple layers and sounds. It all sounds very complicated, but the beauty of Beatwave is that it’s all very intuitive thanks to its good design. You can share your best...
Updated: Yes folks, the official iPhone Twitter app is here– Via TechCrunch
I’m not a massive gambler, but I do like the odd flutter on things like the World Cup, Champions League, etc to keep things interesting. Betfair’s iPhone client makes placing these bets pretty easy; just fire it up, log in and you can see all the odds and place bets directly from your phone. Very handy. Betfair is free from App Store.
Keep tabs on the World Cup in South Africa
The World Cup is coming soon. YES! But, how am I going to keep track of what games are coming up, when the crucial England games are, what the scores are or were? Well, probably with South Africa 2010 Tracker, that’s how. It does all of that and allows you to see the info by group or date. There are a few World Cup apps available and this app won’t be winning any design awards, but...
Simple gameplay where you need to propel yourself as high as possible by hitting as many power ups as possible. Mega Jump from Get Set Games plays really well and the cartoony graphics are lovely. Quality. Mega Jump is 59p on App Store.
HD TV guide on iPhone
Freeview have released a Freeview HD TV Guide for the iPhone, to go with the roll out of their HD service. The app gives listings info for all three HD channels (BBC HD, ITV HD and 4 HD) as well as all the other regular Freeview channels. This app is particularly useful if, like me, you have a separate set top box (e.g. Freesat HD) that you only use for watching the odd HD program - it’ll...
Turn your iPhone into a GPS cycle computer
Got Cyclemeter for iPhone the other day to keep track of how fast and far I cycle and it works a treat. Cyclemeter uses the GPS in your iPhone, start it up at the beginning of your ride and at the end it’ll spit out ride time, distance, top speed and average speeds and will even produce nice maps and graphs of your journey. It saves all your historical data (routes, etc) so useful for...
Blue balls and red triangles
’..’ is the second of the series of designer games from the ustwo development team (see here for a review of the third in the series, ‘…’). Another great arcade style game. You whizz along picking up the blue balls and trying to avoid the red triangles (blue dots are food, red dots are death - as they put it). Very simple. very cool. .. (two) is £1.19 from App...
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Are you 20th or 21st century?
21st Century Office sets out to determine whether you’re working in the 20th or 21st century by examining things like how you commute, how many trips you make and how and what things you consume (think newspapers, magazines, printing) in the name of business. Take the test and see how you fare. Also, if you need any pointers on where to get decent news direct to your iPhone check out the...
WhatsApp is a messenger system for smartphones (works with iPhones and Blackberry at moment). It does everything you’d expect from a messenger. But, the really clever thing about WhatsApp is that it works with your phone number (rather than a username/login) and because it’s integrated with your contacts it scans your address book automatically to tell you who is already using...
Jamming with Daft Punk!
“Be the newest member of Daft Punk with iDaft.” Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. iDaft takes the awesome web Daft Punk soundboard console designed by Matias Najle and puts it onto the iPhone. Soundboards don’t usually do it for me, but this is absolutely wicked. Rock out to your own takes on “Harder, Better, Stronger, Faster” or “Technologic”. It’s...
Turn your iPhone into a recording studio
You sing into your iPhone, the LaDiDa app records your voice and automatically tunes it using all sorts of technological wizardry, sticks a backing track behind it and voila… it’s produced your very own track. Genius. It’s brilliant fun! Granted you won’t be ‘chart bothering’ with the results, but it has all the expected functions to share your efforts via...
Above: Getting higher and higher...
Above is a new running jumper platform game. In a similar way to things like the all conquering Doodle Jump, the objective is to get a high a possible by jumping of platforms, but Above uses a simple touch and hold method to power your jumps which works well. The game looks brilliant too, it has a stylish anime cartoon feel with the intricately detailed backdrops giving a real sense of height as...
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Is Above (on iPhone) the future Doodle Jump?– ‘Above’ is a very cool platform jumper from Axolot. Great looking art work. More info/screenshot coming soon. Get it from App Store now.
Whoa, mind those red dots!
Tilt to Live uses the iPhone tilt controls in an incredibly effective way, giving you really tight yet smooth control enabling you to swerve and dodge your way through those deadly red dots and hit those power ups to do the damage. Awesomely addictive game from One Man Left with three full game modes. Very cool. Tilt to Live is £1.19 from App Store
Dropbox on iPhone & iPad
Anyone that uses Dropbox, the very smart online file sync/sharing system should definitely check out the Dropbox iPhone app and iPad. It allows you to access your Dropbox on the move and even access your favourited files offline, really useful when you need to review documents on the go or to keep a record of all those travel details and documents you need on a trip. The Dropbox app for iPhone...
Ninjas give fruit the chop
Learn the ways of the Fruit Ninja. Chop all the fruit (with a finger swipe) that is thrown in front of you, but use your ninja skill to avoid chopping the bombs (they’re bad news). A simple and brilliant action game that is strangely satisfying. Fruit Ninja is 59p from App Store.