Recently, we looked at the our favorite apps from Macworld followed by a post on the future of the Expo. Today we’ll wrap up this series with a post on some of our favorite hardware accessories that made an appearance at Macworld 2011.

Many of the accessories were quite useful, but even more interesting to us were all of the bizarre ideas inventors have come up with. From iPad jackets to cases for using your iPhone underwater, this post has it all.


We’re going to be kicking off a new series next week, called “Ask the Editor”. This will run a few times each month, and give you a chance to submit questions to be answered by our editorial team (and a few expert writers, if we need some assistance!)

Whether you have a question related to iPhone apps, accessories or hardware problems, I’d really love to hear it! I’ll do my best to answer a series of diverse questions that will be interesting for everyone.

Without further ado, here’s a quick form to submit your question for next week’s post. Hopefully you’ll be seeing my response up on AppStorm soon. Thanks for contributing!

When it comes to iPhone games, they all pretty much fall into two broad categories: Games you can play on the go, and immersive games that take a while to play.

Shuzzle falls into the play-on-the-go category, because it’s not only easy to pick up and play, but it’s easy to turn off as well. So is this game worth the 99 cent entry fee? Hop in after the jump to find out.


Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting DanceSteps. The developer describes DanceSteps as follows: DanceSteps allows you to experiment with and finally learn the basic steps of a dance by using your iPhone or iPod Touch. It achieves this with a very simple user interface and with provided high quality rhythm-tunes that can help you learn the steps even easier.

Useful information and tips are provided for each dance, like how partners must hold each other, on which foot body weight should be, etc.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


As you know, the AppStorm team just returned from our very first Macworld Expo. To us, this was the stuff of legend. In years past we had spent Macworld glued to our computer monitors, taking in every scrap of information from bloggers making live posts about the newest developments from the world of Apple.

However, we soon found out that the atmosphere had changed dramatically from previous expos. The massive and legendary event that we had seen and heard from afar has been replaced by something else. Nearly every developer, exhibitor, and attendee we spoke with throughout the week talked about the change that had taken place.

Is Macworld a shadow of what it once was? Is the conference on a downward spiral? What will the future hold? We’ll discuss all this and more below.

Have you ever wished you could access any computer you need from the comfort of your iPad on the couch, or from your iPhone in a park, all with the same simplicity of using a native iOS app?  iPads and iPhones are powerful on their own, but you still can’t do everything from them.  Whether you’re needing to change network settings on your work computer or start a movie download on your home computer, your iOS device just can’t do it on its own.

Since the early 2000’s, VNC (Virtual Network Computing) technology has been widely available for most mainstream operating systems to let you remotely login to your computer and use your programs and data without being in front of it.  The latest wave of powerful smartphones and mobile devices have sparked an increasing interest in using your computer remotely, and the App Store currently contains many VNC apps for iPhone and iPad.

There’s only one problem.  Most VNC apps make you drag the remote mouse cursor around, treating your iPad as a giant laptop touchpad.  That’s where Screens comes in.  This new VNC app from Endovia aims to bring the best of the iOS touch interface and VNC together to make your desktop feel like a native iOS app.  Best of all, it’s a universal app so you can use the same app on your iPad and iPhone.  Let’s take a look and see if this is the app that can make remote computing easier for you.


With the announcement of the Verizon iPhone came the news that the device will be enabled to act as a mobile wifi hotspot for up to five devices. This is fantastic news and will really increase the usefulness of an already incredibly useful product. Even better, this functionality will supposedly be opened up on all iPhone 4 handsets (as opposed to just Verizon’s) with the next major update of iOS. Keep in mind that just because the functionality is on the phone doesn’t mean your particular carrier will offer the option.

Of course, this great new feature comes at a premium. For instance, Verizon charges users an extra $20 per month for the feature. So our question today is, do you think it’s worth it? Now, in addition to voice, data and texting, are you willing to part with even more of your hard-earned cash to enjoy Internet on the go from your other devices?

Cast your vote on the right and leave a comment below explaining your answer!

With snow storms swirling about much of the West, it’s nice to be able to enjoy some good gaming time — what else are snow days for, after all?

To help you out, we’ve got another sweet pick of fun titles to usher in the new month, so have a look, leave some comments, and enjoy!


News Corporation officially launched their iPad-only magazine, The Daily, alongside Apple’s VP of Internet Services in New York on Wednesday. The publication, which is exclusive to the iPad, is now available for a two-week free trial period in the United States.

Apple announced a new subscription-based billing system as Eddy Cue, Apple’s VP of Internet Services, also took the stage.


You heard right, Jamie Oliver has a shiny new App.

Whether you are a massive Jamie fan (you know who you are), happened to quite like Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals, have tried cooking using your iPhone but aren’t convinced, or simply feed yourself regularly, then read on and join the revolution!

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