Instagram recently released a major update, finally adding video to the popular photo sharing service. Coming months behind Twitter’s Vine app, Facebook’s Instagram is trying to gain some lost momentum.
There are some pretty striking differences between Instagram and Vine, though. Is it enough to claw back ground swallowed up by Vine? We’ll have a look after the jump. (more…)
Summers are always kind to gamers, and as June draws to a close we have the opportunity to play a number of huge new iOS titles that are sure to delight, frighten and frustrate in all the right ways.
With everything from indie darlings to studio blockbusters to look forward to, click through and get ready for a weekend of gaming! (more…)
Guitar!, a new mobile music game from accomplished iOS app powerhouse Smule offers the musically inclined mobile gamer a new twist on the virtual virtuoso theme. Playing along with popular hits using the iPhone (or iPad and iPod Touch — Guitar! is a universal app) touchscreen isn’t revolutionary.
Many past apps, including some of Smule’s own (Ocarina, anyone?) have been built around this functionality. But Guitar! stands out from the crowd, because it offers another layer of interactivity. Let’s dig into it after the jump. (more…)
The other night, I couldn’t decide between going to the gym or seeing a movie (I live a terribly exciting life). Naturally, my first thought was that I should ask the Internet. I’ve tried this on my preferred social networks before, but I never get the simple responses that I want. What I really need is a simple yes or no.
Not surprisingly, there’s a few apps for that. I’ve tried out a couple, but one of my favourites has become Seesaw, an app that combines light social networking with making polls and getting answers to life’s most complicated questions (such as, “Which shirt should I wear tonight?”). Want to know if Seesaw is for you? Read on. (more…)
My wife and I were walking through the mall the other day, when we came across a Disney store. As we were pushing our three-month-old daughter through the crowded shop she said to me, “It’s sad that our kids won’t have the same relationship with Mickey Mouse that we did. He’s just a mascot now; hardly much more than a character on a letterhead.”
So where has he been? Turns out that Disney feels that the character still has some kick left in him, and it shows in their latest game, Where’s My Mickey? Although it’s a Mickey-fied take on another game (a Disney one, granted), it provides a good amount of fun for a reasonable price. Are you down to see what the mouse has in store for us? Then head on in. (more…)
Do your kids complain about their packed lunches and bring home stinky, uneaten tuna sandwiches every day? Are you tired of fighting and temper tantrums as you hurriedly throw together lunch and get the kids off to school? What if packing lunches could be fun — like a game? What if you had a tool to help you quickly and easily plan ahead for packed lunches and grocery shop on the go?
LaLa Lunchbox is here to solve all your lunchtime woes and make meal-planning fun by getting the kids involved in the process. This unique app encourages your kids to plan a healthy, balanced meal based on ingredient parameters you set based on ingredients in your fridge. Kids customize their own monster avatar and plan meals by feeding the ingredients to the monster. It’s fun and innovative, while still being practical and useful.
Looking for a way to make packed lunches fun? Keep reading to learn more. (more…)
When it comes to task managers and note-taking apps, iPhone users are spoiled with choices, as there are literally thousands of ideas out there on the App Store all crying for our attention and our credit cards. I’m a man of simple tastes, which is why I don’t really use my iPhone for note-taking — I’ll probably use something like Drafts to scribble down something quickly when I’m on the move but I still rely on my trusty Moleskine for all my proper note taking. Yep, I’m old fashioned like that.
But when Elevatr was released back in May, my eye turned for two reasons. First, this looked like a nice, simple way to jot down my thoughts and ideas without having to waste an hour getting acquainted with the app. And secondly, the interface is so minimal and flat it’s positively infectious (and I’m a big fan of flat interfaces, which is why I’m looking forward to iOS 7 so much!). Read on after the break for my full thoughts about Elevatr and whether it is the de facto app for managing your ideas on the iPhone. (more…)
I don’t spend a lot of time playing video games now, but when I do, it’s usually for short spurts on my iPad or iPhone. (Tell me you’ve never heard that one before.) My favourite games on iOS are really simple and highly addictive (Letterpress, Hundreds and Rayman: Jungle Run, if you have to ask).
Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to try out a new simple and highly addictive game for both iPhone and iPad called Circles. It’s a memory-based game that tests both your physical and mental reflexes, and your scores (along with your short-term memory) can only improve while you play. Not only that, but like Letterpress, it uses Game Center for its multiplayer experience. Intrigued? Read on to find out whether or not Circles is a game worth investing in. (more…)