This week, we’re introducing a new feature: Foodie Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, tune in to read the latest food related app review, whether it’s about great BBQ or just the best drink app around. Eat up! -ed.

My latest pick for foodies is Rick Bayless: Mexican Essentials. If you’re a fan of authentic Mexican food then you need to check this one out. Rick Bayless is famous for his Chicago restaurant, Frontera Grill, and his passion for Mexican cuisine. This celebrity chef has written multiple cookbooks and starred in long running PBS series teaching home cooks about authentic Mexican cooking. He is an expert on the subject, and now you can take his expertise on the go in a mobile app.

Rick Bayless: Mexican Essentials includes 35 foundational Mexican recipes and photos, 40 videos in which the chef shares techniques and a virtual pantry to get you comfortable with Mexican ingredients. As with all the Chronicle Books apps, you’re getting a lot of valuable content for the price. If you’re interested in cooking true Mexican food at home, keep reading. (more…)

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!


In the process of reviewing apps, I started to wonder how much time I spent on my iPhone. It’s got to be a lot, right? And if that’s the case — which it most certainly is — what do I do the most?

Now before I got my first iPhone I would’ve guessed that talking on the phone would be its primary activity. But now, I’m just not that sure. I spend a ton of time taking pictures and sending messages, plus there’s listening to music and watching videos.

So what about you? What would you guess is the No. 1 thing you do with your iPhone? Let us know in the poll to the right!

I adore Twitter. The idea of a micro-blogging service holds tremendous appeal to me, and millions of other people. But the only people that will see something I tweet and care about are my followers. Sometimes, I just want to throw something out there and figure out where it lands.

Enter Airendipity, a new iPhone app that lets you do just that. (more…)

In the seventh grade I was required to take a computer lab class. At the time, I wasn’t into computers or learning about what they had to offer, but one week I was introduced to a new favorite addiction — The Oregon Trail. I was hooked almost immediately by the core concept and simplistic game play, and enjoyed the challenge of making it safely to Oregon.

In 2011, developers The Men Who Wear Many Hats released a retro survival zombie game for the web called Organ Trail, which drew many similarities to the classic Apple II game. The Organ Trail eventually became so popular that the developers raised funds via Kickstarter in order to produce a new version for iOS and Android. If you’re a fan of The Oregon Trail like me, you’ll most certainly want to hit the jump to learn more about Organ Trail: Director’s Cut. (more…)

Nowadays with having a kid, I’m realizing that I hardly have time for much else in my life. That is not a bad thing, but I sure miss being able to watch a movie when it comes out in the theater or read a book when I want to. I always feel like there are so many good movies and books to get to that not only do I never get to them, but I always forget about them.

That’s where DoneNotDone (DND) can come in very handy for those of you that want to stay up on the latest books, movies or music. But it is more than just a way to remember those important things to get to later, they have a social aspect as well as a way to track what you have already completed. Let’s delve into it after the break.  (more…)

If you think healthy food is bland and boring, the Green Kitchen app is here to change your perception. This collection of vegetarian recipes from the Scandinavian kitchen of David and Luise (and adorable young daughter Elsa) focuses on vibrant fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and unrefined sugars. Not only are the recipes delicious, but also the photos are stunning and the app functions beautifully with a sleek and modern design. Bon Appétit magazine agrees, saying Green Kitchen is “proving that even wholesome recipes can make for tantalizing food porn.”

Inspired by their popular food blog, Green Kitchen Stories, the creators offer a collection of 78 fresh and healthy recipes, each including mouthwatering photos. Each recipe is labeled Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan, Whole Grain or Sugar Free. No matter what your lifestyle is, you’ll be inspired to get in the kitchen and cook with nature’s bounty (even carnivores like me). Read on to see more of this inspiring cooking app. (more…)

Let’s welcome the new month with some gaming, shall we?

Recently, we’ve seen some truly stunning iOS games hit the App Store, and we want to help you discover them too — click through for our favourite new titles! (more…)

Wake up. Grab a bagel, avoid the line at the coffee shop. Check the to-do list. Should I hit the gym like it says I should? Nah, let’s just skip that and grab a donut instead, I’ll work out harder tomorrow.

Sound familiar? Face it: there are lots of things that you’re supposed to do on your to-do list, but you don’t. Is it your fault for being lazy, or is it the list? Carrot aims to answer that question a bit differently: It’s you, stupid.


It seems that everywhere you look someone has a suggestion on how to handle email. Unfortunately, a lot of people talk about email but few decide to actually change how email works. Mailbox is a new app which aims for users to rethink email and how it fits into your life. If you have researched ways to handle your email better you might have heard of Inbox Zero. It’s the ultimate clean slate when you reach zero emails in your inbox. Having no emails that beg for your attention helps free your mind to think clear and maybe even relax.

The release of the Mailbox app has been hyped on the tech news scene a lot since February. You even might be on the waiting list for the app. Are you currently struggling with email? Then keep reading to see if Mailbox really does put email in its place. (more…)

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