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Review: Hitman Sniper for iPad

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Review: iA Writer 3 for iPad

iA Writer Pro is gone and iA Writer 3.0 has taken its place. Here, I’ll explain why I’m really, really happy about that.

I loved the original iA Writer from 2010 for its Focus Mode: one tap of a button blurred all other paragraphs, leaving just the current sentence centered on the screen. The app was very simple, but I felt it did real credit to the idea of a distraction-free writing environme » Read More

Third-Party Keyboards on iOS 9

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Pixelmator 2.1 Enables Great New Photo Editing Workflows

Pixelmator 2.1 includes a few housekeeping changes: iOS 9 support with bona fide Slide Over and Split View. On the surface, this is already enough to change the way you use Pixelmator on an iPad Air 2. Once the WordPress app is updated to support iOS 9 multitasking, I can see myself running WordPress right alongside Pixelmator as I finish up longer reviews.

However, the larger change to my wor » Read More

Review — Clash of Clans for iPad

Strategy games are not easy — there, I’ve said it. Games such as Civilization, Starcraft 2, Age of Empires and the like require serious multitasking skills and the ability to judge a situation in various ways. You might think an iPad game couldn’t compete with that kind of intense gaming experience. Well, you’d be wrong.Clash of Clans is a game for the serious player.(...)Read t » Read More

Quick Look – HOPE Poster Photo Filter for iPad

HOPE Poster Photo Filter is a fun little iPad app that lets you create striking poster-style images very easily. Here’s a slice of its App Store intro:HOPE Poster makes it easier than ever to turn your own photos into iconic posters featuring your own messages! Choose from nine different unique and fun styles. Just select your image, crop and position, choose a style, type your message a » Read More

Review: Football Manager Handheld 2012 for iPad

Football Manager Handheld 2012 is this year’s iPad (and iPhone) version of the superb football management game from Sports Interactive. I’m a huge and long-time fan of the Football Manager series, after graduating to it following years of obsession with Championship Manager. I was over the moon when Football Manager first came to the iPad. Yes, there wa an iPhone version before that but this game » Read More

iPad Books for Kids: Cinderella by Nosy Crow

Cinderella – Nosy Crow animated picture book is one of many iPad versions of the classic story of Cinderella. In fact, a search for Cinderella in the iPad App Store yields 178 results. Nosy Crow’s version has won much critical acclaim and numerous awards – here’s its App Store page intro: Created in HD especially for iPad. Nosy Crow’s Cinderella app lets you play inside the story. Beautiful i » Read More