Category: App Reviews

LEGO Legends of CHIMA now available on iPad

CHIMA

My kids love CHIMA and they love their iPad, which is why LEGO Legends of CHIMA Online is a match made in heaven for my little gaming addicts. It is also the newest reason I wish Apple would put more children management tools into iOS which could set gaming time limits and I could probably use that feature for my Digg problem.

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Oyster teams up with Disney and releases a kids’ Ebook subscription service

184 Oyster

Oyster has made it clear that they want to be the ‘Netflix’ of subscription ebook services and they have taken another step in that direction by partnering with Disney to add 100 titles in a new dedicated children’s section. While you might assume that children’s books from Disney would be picture books or heavily illustrated, in this case you would be wrong because they are almost all chapter books.

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New ‘Play Nice’ Brings Fresh Approach to IAP

Crash

Have you ever avoided downloading an app because of in-app purchases? Every time I see a ‘free’ app in the App Store I make sure to check if any content requires an IAP and I often skip apps that look pricey in the long run. It seems that developers are pushing the concept of IAPs by making it easy to spend a lot of money to keep gameplay alive.

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LEGO Star Wars Game Brings the Force to Arcade Shooters

Star Wars

It’s no secret that my kids and I love playing Lego games on my iPad and so I was excited to see a brand new Lego arcade shooter game featuring Star Wars Microfighters. This is a great gaming experience that has just the right mix of casual fun and strategic game elements. There’s a big storm in Denver today and so I’ve played quite a few of the 18 levels and I plan on finishing it up over the weekend.

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Dark Sky Weather App Gets Beautiful iOS 7 Facelift

Dark

I am a weather app junkie. Perhaps it is because I live in Colorado and the weather is unpredictable and can change in an instant. There have been days when it was snowing in the morning, sunny by lunch, and raining as I went to sleep. I have tried to use a lot of different apps  but they either are beautiful and too simple or full of useful data and too cluttered. All of the apps I have found over the years can move over for my hands down new favorite called Dark Sky.

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New ‘Gadget’ Synth Studio from Korg Elevates iPad Music Production

Gadget App

Earlier this week I found myself thinking that the more time that passes, the less likely it seems that we’ll be impressed or amazed by new iOS apps. Yesterday I had to eat those words because of a musical app released by Korg, which has blown my mind and made me rethink my approach to creating music on the iPad.

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Todoist Next is the New Update to the ‘World’s Best Task Manager’

Todoist Next1

It is easy to review apps and services which seemingly duplicate built-in iOS features because we have something very clear to compare. In the case of Todoist Next we also have a wide range of apps available on a wide range of platforms. Does Todoist Next deliver on its promise to ‘forever change digital productivity’? We won’t know that for some time, but what we do know is that this is a very capable task manager.

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Latest VLC App Update Adds Cloud Support for Google Drive and Dropbox

VLC

In a welcome update to VLC we finally have a new iOS 7 interface, added multi-touch gestures, streaming capabilities from Dropbox, and Google Drive integration. In addition to a number of high profile feature updates, there are also quite a few under the hood tweaks which improve audio playback and other media handling.

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Evomail+ iPad Update Addresses User Complaints and Adds New iOS7 Features

Evomail+

It’s not often that I take a new email client app seriously because there are already so many out there and very few bring enough new to the table to make it worth switching. Evomail+ is certainly worth a closer look today because they took a mediocre app and listened to their users to add the most requested features. Let’s see if it is enough to make it a contender.

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Popular iPhone Calendar App ‘Sunrise’ Finally Comes to iPad

Sunrise

The popular ‘Sunrise’ calendar app received an update this week, finally bringing it onto the iPad. This update means that I finally downloaded the app and took it for a test drive, which isn’t something I normally do because Apple’s Calendar is something that does the job pretty well.

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