ElectroBeats by David Guetta : Electronic Instrument for the Masses

ElectroBeats by David Guetta iPhone

ElectroBeats by David Guetta Rating: ElectroBeats is billed as an “intuitive beat making application conceived in collaboration with worldwide renowned and most demanded producer David Guetta.” And further described as an “electronic instrument for the masses”. So it has a lot to live up to… Does the app measure up to the hype?  A unique selling point of Electrobeats (“EB”) is … Read More

Stephen NorthcottElectroBeats by David Guetta : Electronic Instrument for the Masses

Apple (AAPL) Lawyers-up for Nokia ITC hearing

We’ve reported a few times earlier this year about the various lawsuits going on between Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Nokia, HTC, Palm and Microsoft. Some are ongoing, and others have been settled privately in back scratching deals where two or more companies have agreed to pay reciprocal licensing fees to each other for conflicting smartphone patents. Interestingly, one name that is conspicuously … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Lawyers-up for Nokia ITC hearing

Analysts Expect a “Monster Holiday Season” for Apple (AAPL)

iPad Holiday Gift Guide

ChangeWave Research has carried out a survey on just under 3000 US consumers which focusses on their plans for purchases for the holiday season. The survey was primarily interested in finding out what electronics goods consumers might be sticking under Christmas trees and in stockings this year. The upshot of what is a very expensive, and quite detailed report from ChangeWave … Read More

Stephen NorthcottAnalysts Expect a “Monster Holiday Season” for Apple (AAPL)

Apple Planning iOS 4.3 Release Before Christmas?

It’s fairly widely known by now that Apple is planning a December event at which it is expected to launch subscription payment packages for newspapers and magazines. This is all bundled up in a deal between News Corp. (Rupert Murdoch’s media empire) and Apple, and the launch of what is supposed to be a groundbreaking “Daily” e-paper for the iPad. … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Planning iOS 4.3 Release Before Christmas?

Oprah Declares the iPad her most “Favourite Thing Evah!”

Well the final judgement is in. The iPad is the best thing ever, it’s official. Oprah said! America’s top rated daily talk show host has announced on her show in timely fashion for Christmas her feelings on the iPad, whilst at the same time (unsurprisingly) lavishing one on each of her feverishly excitable audience. Oprah’s gushing over the iPad is embarrassing … Read More

Stephen NorthcottOprah Declares the iPad her most “Favourite Thing Evah!”

Rage HD for iOS : Is it really a landmark mobile title?

Rage for iOS is a fun little game at an unbeatable price. And it is one of a few titles on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad that brings us a taste of current console generation eye-candy. But it is not groundbreaking. And in some ways, now that the dust has settled it’s a little bit of a disappointment to … Read More

Stephen NorthcottRage HD for iOS : Is it really a landmark mobile title?

Polychord : Fun with Arpeggios on an iPad

polychord

Polychord Rating: One of my favourite things to do when I was a kid was to sit in-front of a big electric organ we had at home and play with arpeggios and chords. Occasionally I would have my Dad bring back some cool Korg keyboards from the college he taught at, so that over the weekend I could make weird sound … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPolychord : Fun with Arpeggios on an iPad

Rage HD for iPhone 4 and iPad Pushes Boundaries With Great Production Values

Rage HD iPhone 4

Rage HD Rating: Rage, due out from id at some point next year as a premium console and PC title, is a game I am very much looking forward to. That and Portal 2. Rage and Rage HD for iPhone 4 and iPad are the first of perhaps a couple of Rage teaser games that id Software plan to put out … Read More

Stephen NorthcottRage HD for iPhone 4 and iPad Pushes Boundaries With Great Production Values

Apple’s MobileMe Service To Be Free For Some iOS Users?

MobileMe Free iPhone

In the last 12 months I think at least twice the discussion of MobileMe becoming a free service has been brought up here at Touch Reviews (maybe even by me) and elsewhere in the media. If I don’t hear the rumour at least once a year I am surprised. But, just like the iPhone, if we all talk about it … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s MobileMe Service To Be Free For Some iOS Users?

CLUE: Secrets & Spies for iPad Only for Spot the Difference Fanatics

CLUE Secrets & Spies for iPad

CLUE: Secrets & Spies for iPad Rating: CLUE is the US version of a game that most people in the UK associate with a board game called Cluedo. Cluedo was invented in the North of the UK in the late 1940s. Apparently since then things have moved on a pace, and now there is an all singing all dancing version of … Read More

Stephen NorthcottCLUE: Secrets & Spies for iPad Only for Spot the Difference Fanatics

Apple’s (AAPL) European iAd Lineup and Launch Confirmed

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has today confirmed that it will launch iAd (its iOS based mobile advertising network) in Europe next month. Although this is much later than Apple had been expected to roll out the service in Europe, they’ve come out of the gate running with a premium portfolio of launch advertisers. Included in the initial launch in France and the UK … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s (AAPL) European iAd Lineup and Launch Confirmed

Robokill – Rescue Titan Prime : “Dual Stick” Shooter Mayhem for the iPad!

Robokill - Rescue Titan Prime 1

Robokill – Rescue Titan Prime Rating: Robokill, as the name suggests, is a “shmup”. When I heard about it, the name and the gameplay reminded me of Robotron; one of the arcade classic shoot-em-ups of my era. Robokill has a very pretty CG trailer, which shows you turning up at a mothership where you will carry out your mission. Which is … Read More

Stephen NorthcottRobokill – Rescue Titan Prime : “Dual Stick” Shooter Mayhem for the iPad!

TouchUp for iPad : Paint Effects on your Photos with your Fingers [Review]

TouchUp for iPad

TouchUp for iPad Rating: When one normally envisages photoshop style effects and the workflow associated with them it generally revolves around the entire image, or a selection we have made with a simple rectangle or “lasso” tool. TouchUp for iPad lets us use our fingers to paint effects on, or off of our images and photos, as well as layer further … Read More

Stephen NorthcottTouchUp for iPad : Paint Effects on your Photos with your Fingers [Review]

Spirits for iPad : A Zen Version of Lemmings!

Spirits for iPad

Spirits for iPad Rating: Spirits for iPad is a re-imagining of an incredibly popular, and iconic game from the early 16 bit era. In Lemmings you instructed a group of the game’s furry namesakes to dig, climb, fall, explode and even Umbrella fly their way across a level, until they reached safety or perished. Spirits takes up where that genre of … Read More

Stephen NorthcottSpirits for iPad : A Zen Version of Lemmings!

Apple Promises an “exciting” iTunes Announcement Tomorrow

Apple iTunes Exciting Announcement

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have devoted the entirety of their website’s front page to a large white area with clock-faces showing the time in New York, London and Tokyo relative to the time of 07:00 AM in California. The wording above those clock faces reads thus.. Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget. And we are invited to check back tomorrow … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Promises an “exciting” iTunes Announcement Tomorrow