Car lovers are often left with wikis and forums to pine and fawn over the newest models from the world's biggest manufacturers like BMW and Ferrari. With All Cars Lite, you can at least partially sate your hunger to learn more about some of the hottest car models around, albeit with a handful of limitations. Designed as a "complete" database for car models produced around the globe, All Cars has a very simple interface. There is a list of manufacturers on the left, the vehicles produced by each manufacturer appear in a column on the right and … Read more
The App store is filled with games celebrating various holidays. From holiday or seasonal versions of popular apps to one-off games designed to get the name of a new developer on the map, there are dozens of options released for seemingly every major holiday. One such app is Tied - Valentine's Day Edition, a whimsical, enjoyable version of Tied that perfectly captures the agony of love (in more ways than one) and the joy of uniting. The game is delivered in a beautiful package, the interface is incredibly simple, and with a couple quick swipes, you can get right … Read more
Bible verses are a natural fit for the iPhone -- a compact, easily carried device that everyone already takes with them everywhere. Your iPhone is capable of storing large volumes of data, and it makes that data instantly accessible, whether you are at work, in bed, or somewhere in between. So what better medium could there be to provide you with an instant daily affirmation through a carefully selected bible verse? This is the promise of Your Daily Bible Verse Free, an app produced by Marc Moore to deliver one free verse to your device every day. The interface, layout, … Read more
Taking its cue from those arcade video games from the '80s and '90s, Third Blade modernizes the approach for the App Store audience to great effect. Built on classic mechanics and featuring plenty of weapon upgrades, enemy stomping and combos, Third Blade is both intrinsically pleasing as far as game design goes and slightly frustrating due to its still-not-updated graphics, suspect Free/Paid model and garbled story.
The game is simple enough. Cut scenes feature animated characters decked out in weaponry traversing the world, fighting off worm-like creatures. The game itself is a classic side-scrolling beat-em up. You tap the … Read more
One of the beautiful things about the App Store is that it has just about anything you can imagine. Whether as a programming experiment or to fulfill a real purpose, if you can think of a simple task, the odds are that you will find an app to fit the need in the App Store. And that's certainly the case with LuckyAround, an app that allows you to spin for a random number on your phone. The app has no menus and no options -- just the corner of a roulette wheel and a play button that activates the … Read more
One thing is very apparent after a few years of iPads being on the market -- kids love them. From playing games to watching cartoons, and even learning, Apple's signature tablet is as much for children as for anyone else. So it is no surprise to see a surge of learning apps appearing in the App Store such as Kidz Flashcards HD. Designed and delivered as a basic flash-card system for letters, antonyms, and plurals/singulars, this flash-card app will be engaging for many young children, even if the delivery and overall approach to some topics is limiting.
The … Read more
There is a strong market for expanded wallpaper on the iPad and iPhone. The devices come with no built-in options for wallpaper except to add them from your list of photos. While most people are content adding photos of their dogs or children, many want a more robust selection of impersonal images. That's where Magic Wallpapers stakes its claim -- as a provider of free wallpaper that can be saved, shared, or placed on your background or lock screen. The app is attractive enough at first glance. It has a collection of Metro-style tiles, and you can add new … Read more
One of the most recent additions to the world of social networking is Twitter's Vine, which is basically another method of sharing videos. The video clips are very short, like visual tweets. Vine Flow claims to be an efficient method of viewing Vine videos. While the idea is pretty good, the execution is not.
Installation of Vine Flow is quite simple and very fast. Upon opening the uncomplicated program users are greeted with a bright home screen and high-contrast text. The program looks good initially but we soon discovered that it is fraught with problems. The search feature rarely … Read more
Converting multiple pictures in a batch can be messy and can take more time than it should. Image Converter Pro for Mac allows you to convert sets of photos from one type to another, optionally setting the quality for some formats. It is a small application designed to allow quick batch conversion, but it doesn't feel like a mature and fully capable app.
With Image Converter Pro you can simply drag and drop your pictures into the main window and they are ready to be processed. Doing so on the dock icon will directly convert them using your last … Read more
The number of available free games makes finding entertaining ones a hit-or-miss endeavor. With Bipolar for Mac, users can navigate through seemingly traditional levels, but with unique and entertaining movements using the power of magnets.
Available as freeware via the Mac App Store, Bipolar for Mac downloads and installs smoothly. Startup is easy and occurs with a simple click on the dock icon where the game appears after installation. No support exists for the game and there are no instructions, although the classic arcade style of the initial menu is easy to navigate. The keyboard controls the game and easily … Read more