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Review: Unpleasant Horse

Posted on 29/04/2011 by James Britton

After getting rejected for “mature content” due to a clerical error it looks like the folks at 4th and Battery tweaked a few things to satisfy the App Store police. Unpleasant Horse is now available on the App Store so read on for the review and get a free copy.


Solar System E-book App Review

Posted on 29/04/2011 by Michael Roberts

When I got my first iPad on launch in 2010 the first thing I wanted to buy was The Elements app, which I kept hearing so much about in the media. Not because I am passionate about science and elements – I was one of the people who was consistently forcing the room to be evacuated in science class by doing stupid things. However, if only I had this app and an iPad way back then in the dark ages then perhaps that would have been a different story.


Review: KBCovers OS X Shortcuts Keyboard Cover

Posted on 27/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I have always used a keyboard cover for as long as I’ve owned a Mac. KBCovers has often been the brand I keep under my fingers, and now they have some covers that can help you be more productive while you type!


Review: Pad & Quill Octavo For iPad 2

Posted on 26/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I love my iPad 2. I also love books. Furthermore, Moleskine journals make me feel all fuzzy inside. What do you get when you put the three together? Amazingly enough, you get the Pad&Quill Octavo for iPad. Read on for a closer look.


Review: Crucial 8GB RAM Upgrade For 2011 MacBook Pro

Posted on 21/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not extra RAM will make a difference for you in your everyday computing, wonder no longer. The answer is probably yes. We look at Crucial’s RAM kits that work with the new 2011 MacBook Pro.


Zen Viewer Review – File Viewer For iPad

Posted on 19/04/2011 by Michael Roberts

Zen Viewer is another application in a field of already established and useful viewer/organisational tools. So does Zen have any more to offer? Well yes, depending on what you want from a finder.


Review: Sparrow for Mac

Posted on 19/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If you’re anything like me, you have plenty of email accounts. I use at least 5 of a daily basis. Traditionally, I have had 2 browsers open, each logged into multiple Gmail accounts, but no more. Sparrow has shown me a new way.


Review: Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime for iPad

Posted on 19/04/2011 by James Britton

Have you ever been on an extended overnight trip from home and wish that you could tuck your kids into bed with a story? It’s a heart-aching experience but a clever new storybook app for iPad aims to help.


Review: ColcaSac iPad 2 Case

Posted on 18/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Anyone looking to protect their new iPad 2, while at the same time staying close to the earth, should look no further than ColcaSac. Their beautiful and natural sleeves are the perfect carrying case!


A Review Of Tweetbot – Another Twitter iPhone App

Posted on 14/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Tweetbot Review

Twitter iPhone apps are a dime a dozen. On my iPhone alone I have 6 Twitter clients. The market is stacked! So what were Tweetbot thinking when they decided to develop a Twitter iPhone app? Read our review and determine for yourself if Tweetbot is a worthy Twitter for iPhone app.


Learn to Draw – iPad App Review

Posted on 14/04/2011 by Frank Prendergast

Learn to Draw on the iPad

Learn to Draw Digital Sketchbook by Walter Foster will help build your confidence in your drawing ability by taking you step by step through the drawing process with guideline drawings to follow. At the time of writing the app itself is free (it normally costs $2.99) and comes with several free tutorials, which you can then add to via in app purchasing.


Samurai II Goes HD, Comes To Mac App Store, And Is GORGEOUS

Posted on 13/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I thoroughly enjoyed playing Samurai II: Vengeance when it was released for iPhone, and I have loved it on my iPad. Now, the delightfully cartoony (yet still violent and quite bloody) Samurai II has come to the Mac App Store – and it’s 40% off!


Review: Timbuk2 Quickie For Laptops

Posted on 13/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I’ve used a lot of laptop bags. I currently use a rather robust Level8 bag, but I often find it’s too large and bulky for a short day trip, or for a quick jaunt across town to help a neighbor. I found myself looking for a small, light, easy to grab bag – and Timbuk2 delivered.