Kids’ art is cute, but sometimes you just might get a bit tired of picking up uncapped pentel pens and stumbling on stubbed out crayons. Take your kids to the next level of fun with Griffin’s Crayola ColorStudio HD app, an interactive ‘coloring book’ on the iPad which you can take with you anywhere you go – and a lot less messy, too.
Together with the interactive and animated coloring book sounds is a custom-built digital stylus, aptly named iMarker. By animated, kids will enjoy a moving, musical lively coloring book where images come to life at the swipe of a stylus. Of course, the element of touch input is still there, and the app can distinguish between the iMarker and a child’s finger, letting him or her freely play and explore with drawing, shading and free play.
Remember Sally? She once made waves when Hollywood hottie Megan Fox confessed to the world her addiction to Sally’s ministrations. Whether it’s haircuts or hot stone massages, Sally’s dream of beauty and wellness domination has resonated among casual gamers all over.
While rumors abound that the second generation iPad is already in the works and set for release sometime in the first quarter of 2011, word from various manufacturers in Asia are pointing to the possibility that on top of the anticipated product refresh of the iPad early next year, there might be another iPad in the works. Some have dubbed it, in fact, as the iPad Mini.
Not sure if that fancy looking resto in SoHo is worth your time and money? Spare yourself the hassle of looking in and walking out with EveryScape Eats!, an interesting new app for the iPhone and iPad which guides its hungry users in the Seattle, San Francisco and SoHo areas.
Eats does it differently by letting you take a virtual tour inside the restaurant, allowing you to ‘walk around’ and explore the interior. If you’re dining on a whim or a budget, there are filters the restaurants by price, location or rating.
The stylus is long associated with the PDA/tablet devices of the 90s era, back in the day Apple had not yet developed its best selling touch screen devices. With the unprecedented success of the iPad, the stylus is making a comeback, seeking to expand and enhance the input experience on the magical tablet.
The Web is abuzz with speculation that the anticipated Friday release of the much awaited update announced by Apple some months back has been delayed by at least a week due to Wifi connectivity issues experienced by testers of the Gold Master 4.2 build (supposedly the final version before the official release).
The equally controversial recent Mac OS X 10.6.5 software update also set the Web on fire amid rumors that the much-awaited AirPrint functionality was pulled out at the last minute. The update was indeed released without AirPrint functionality.
If you need advice on whether the food you buy is a healthy meal or a calorie nightmare, FoodMeter: Good Food or Bad Food? aims to make it easier for you to decide. The developers, Viaden Mobile, say that the app is “simply the best tool on the App Store for those who care about their bodies, want to be fit and maintain their health.”
The app boasts of a barcode scanner that, with a single tap, will identify food items and evaluate how healthy they are. You can log the items or search for specific food products in a 300,000 strong database culled from restaurants and shops. The rating system is based on the widely used Food Score system which compares foodstuffs with their counterparts and rates them.
Heard the line “This game is great but the d-pad sucks” too many times? A Japanese company offers its handy solution – instead of waiting for developers to figure it out, why not enhance the d-pad with a sticky set of controls on your screen?
Halfbrick Studios, the developers of Age of Zombies, have released a smashing new update for Fruit Ninja on the iPhone and iPad. Arcade Mode is the most intense and exciting addition to Fruit Ninja yet, with 60 seconds on the clock to achieve the highest score possible.
According to Halfbrick, “Arcade Mode adds so much more to the value and satisfaction of Fruit Ninja, while still keeping the simplicity and ease of play as top priority!” That’s not all – slice one of the bonus colored bananas which fly up on screen and get ready for action!
Vito Technology, the Apple Design Awards 2010 winner best known for Star Walk for iPad has come out with its latest app, Family Doctor – Symptoms and Diagnosis, available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch for $4.99. Developed together with the famous books publisher Dorling Kindersley, it reproduces the popular symptoms checker book ”Home Adviser” with interactive features that make it easy and fun to use.