We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in February. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, or Android apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!
Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!
World of Goo is the multi-award winning, beautifully designed, physics-based puzzler that has recently found its way to the Android Market after massive success on just about every other platform.
I became aware of this launch when nearly all the Android news sources began screaming about it from the rooftops. Intrigued, I was keen to see if the hype was entirely justified. So, is it worth all that saturation? Read on…
Any.DO is a simple app that helps you easily capture and organize everything you need to. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles you may find in other similar apps for managing tasks, lists, and to-dos – but this simplicity is definitely one of its strengths.
Not only is the Any.DO interface clean and pleasing to look at, but it has a few features tucked away that make it a breeze to use.
Ever been frustrated at a laggy virtual keyboard? Thanks to years of experience with hardware keyboards, my typing fingers are blazing fast, and many on-screen keyboards just can’t keep up. On top of that, the stock keyboard is pretty bland, and the auto-correct isn’t so correct! I’m sure I’m not the only one: I wanted to say something, the built-in guess was terrible, and without a thought I sent that text. Whoops.
But there are a lot of keyboards out there, and maybe you’ve used so many different ones that the perfect match feels as evasive as a unicorn.
In that case, rejoice! SwiftKey X has been revamped and is here to ease your texting, tweeting, emailing and posting troubles. Available for handset and tablet, it works with a library of your previous input – based on your texts and emails – so that it can guess your next word.
And believe me, this thing does its homework…
iTunes isn’t exclusively for iPod and iPhone users, but that doesn’t mean it has any Android syncing features built in. iSyncr is a great app for keeping your iTunes library synced to your Android handset, wirelessly. It supports selective playlist sync and automatic syncing. Read on to learn more…
Over the last couple of years, the concept of tracking personal collections – be it books, movies, music, TV shows, venues you visit, recipes, or really anything else – has been more popularized by smartphones, thanks to them letting you carry a digital archive of your prized possessions, search through it quickly when asked about a specific item, and show it to your friends.
One good example of managing collections for movies and TV shows is Trakt, a web service. This already supports a full API allowing several developers to work on apps for our beloved Android phones.
Great Little War Game is well, just that. A relatively new title for Android, it blends the immersive strategic gameplay of Command & Conquer with the abject humour and silliness of Worms. It contains beautifully rich 3D graphics, superb sound, at least 30 different missions and three gameplay modes. What more could you want? If you like games slick with humour and explosions, you will want to read on!
Sometimes an app comes along that changes how you use your phone. AirDroid is one of them.
Once installed you can say goodbye to searching for your USB cable, typing out messages on your phone’s tiny keyboard and dedicating a USB slot to your phone. This app really is revolutionary.
When I first saw the EVO 3D hit the market, I honestly believed it was nothing more than a gimmick to grab the attentions of enthusiasts, geeks, and braggarts. I couldn’t begin to understand the use of a 3D phone/camera/camcorder. As someone who has worked in film, I looked at the technology as another fad that would be replaced by something newer and greater in a matter of months. Then I got my hands on this phone…
The 3D? Yeah, it’s cool, though I have to admit the best features in this phone have nothing to do with its namesake.
Samsung’s latest TV ad focuses on a group of hipsters queuing up to get the latest iPhone. (Okay, that’s not explicitly stated, but it’s very strongly implied.)
The advert points out a couple of features where the Galaxy S II trumps the iPhone: 4G service, larger screen. But more than that, it pokes fun at the stereotypical image of an iPhone user:
“I could never get a Samsung. I’m too creative.”
“Dude, you’re a barista.”
“If it looks the same, how will people know I upgraded?”
As a sketch, it’s pretty funny, but as an ad… I’m not so sure. I always found the “I’m a Mac” “…and I’m a PC” adverts obnoxious, and the current “If you don’t have an iPhone – well, you don’t have an iPhone” adverts smug and misleading.
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