iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ToDo Movies Review – Simple iPhone App That Achieves it’s Purpose Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:05:38 +0000 Read More]]> Everybody loves lists right, to a greater or lesser extent, the same can be said for movies. So how about an app that combines both! ToDo Movies for iPhone does just that in a single app the enables you to keep a simple list of all the movies that you want to watch.

Because this app has a single purpose the interface is very easy to use with a simple search feature to find you movies and then two lists, To Watch and Watched.

The search results are comprehensive and I’ve yet to be beaten in finding movies, even some obscure movies from my youth are listed thanks to the apps integration with the which even provides a snapshot of information about each movie.

Once you’ve added a movie to your To Watch list you can share it via Facebook, Twitter, SMS or email and, once you’ve watched the movie move it to your watched list. You can even choose to show badges for the movies on your To Watch list so you have a constant reminder of how many movies you have still to watch.

The simplicity of the app makes it very easy to use and movies can be added and moved between lists with a couple of clicks. While the lists can be sorted based on release date, alphabetically and the order in which they were added it would be nice to be able to edit the order manually so that you could prioritize the order in which you want to watch them.

For movies that are yet to be released at the movie theatre yet you can also choose to be notified via push notification when it does happen.

There are apps out there that offer more functionality than ToDo Movies but if you want to keep things simple then you could download this app by spending 99 cents.

[rating: 3/5]

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]]> 0 Apple Looking to Patent Glass Design on Upper West Side Retail Store in NYC Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:49:08 +0000 Read More]]>

Apple’s retail stores are truly one of a kind, blending materials such as glass and aluminum into intricate pieces of art that dress up any neighborhood they are built in. Apple intends to protect that idea, hoping to be the only one with a one of a kind experience for its customers. The latest act of preservation by the company is to patent the 54 foot tall, 75 foot wide and 30 foot deep glass design on its Apple Upper West Side store.

Details for the patent were revealed in a patent application earlier this week, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent filing focuses specifically on the curved glass roof of the store, located blocks from Lincoln Center and a few avenues from Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue Store. The support structure of the store are also parts of the filing, which highlights specific sections of the outer shell that adds to the design of the store.

The Upper West Side store opened in November of 2009, and since then has become one of the five stores in Manhattan. This latest patent comes only a week after the USPTO revealed plans to patent the cylindrical design of Apple’s main store in Shanghai, China.

Apple’s obsessive focus on the simplicity of its stores plays very well into the design of the store, which the company goes to great lengths to preserve and shelter from copycats. Much of this personal belief comes from the vision of former CEO and Chairman, Steve Jobs, who believed simplicity was the key to life, and vowed to preserve Apple’s ideas.

Apple Stores around the world receive about 18,000 visitors a week per store, with each store bringing in about $12.2 million in revenue. Apple has continued to expand its retail sector, focusing on countries such as China as well as larger cities in the United States.

{via Apple Insider}

]]> 0 CalypsoPad Review – Unique iPhone Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed! Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:00:24 +0000 Read More]]>

CalypsoPad Review

Some companies get the Apple ethos, some don’t, in the case of Calypso Crystal they definitely get it, simplicity, quality, beauty is everything you get when you buy a CalypsoPad  for iPhone from them.

So what is a CalypsoPad I hear you ask, and that would be a valid question as it’s not an accessory that I, or you, have seen before. The CalypsoPad is part dock, part carpet for your iPhone and it’s purpose is to be a safe place for your iPhone to lay down on your desk, table, cabinet or any other place that your iPhone lives when it’s not in your hand or pocket.

The CalypsoPad in reality is a piece of premium Italian leather slightly larger than the iPhone itself with a magnetic clip at the bottom to hold the charging cable securely in place and prevents it from falling down the back of the cabinet/desk/table when you disconnect your phone.

Designed to lay flush on the piece of furniture that you place it on it’s not going to be practical if you need your device to be standing up to view it.

The quality of the accessory is immaculate with beautiful detail in the stitching which highlights the design perfectly, and if you love the smell of leather you won’t be disappointed either as it smells great!

CalypsoPad is not going to be for everyone as if you have a case on your iPhone why would you need a pad to lay it on, however it is beautifully designed and crafted and will look good on your desk.

If you are interested in taking a look or even purchasing a CalypsoPad it’s available in two colors and costs just $39 direct from their website.

Would you purchase a product like this? Let us know in the comments below or tweet me @4forkssake.

[rating: 4/5]

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]]> 0 Clear Review – A List Management App for iPhone that is Simply the Best Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:14:20 +0000 Read More]]> Clear Review

There appears to be a new darling of the iOS world, certainly according to Twitter at least, and that is in the form of Clear, a brand new ToDo management app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

As with all good apps it launches with quick 7 step overview of the app that gets you started and gives you the tools to explore the app. Clear for iPhone also starts you off with 7 items that help train you on how to interact with them.

Swipe left or right to delete or complete a task while you can pull down on the list or pulling apart to add a new task to the top or in the middle of your existing items.

There are 3 levels to the app that you can drill through. The uppermost level includes the settings, tips & tricks and themes which will come back to later. From this level you can drill down to your lists either by tap the list bar or by swiping up on the screen.

The same can be done to access the individual items in the list, either tap them or swipe up on the screen. After just a few minutes on the app it all becomes very intuitive and you’ll find it becomes second nature in next to no time.

As mentioned previously Clear also has multiple Theme’s installed including a bonus one for those of you who have Tweetbot installed, and after all why wouldn’t you? The default theme is called Heat Map and your items are prioritized using color, The darker the red the more important the task is and as you re-order them by tapping and dragging them up and down the screen the color is updated too.

As I am colorblind I always get a little concerned when ever an application uses color as a navigation tool. However, because each of the themes simply uses different shades of the same color it works perfectly, even for those inflicted with color site deficiencies!

It’s the simple things that make Clear for iPhone {$.99} so easy to pick up and make it so usable, such as the fact that if you create a list or item that is blank it will automatically delete it and the fact that there are multiple ways to navigate the app.

Clear is not going to be for you though if you want to track large tasks as each item can only be 28 characters long and there is no ability to add notes. Not that it ever claims to be such a thing, it’s just worth noting that Clear is going to help you manage the little things in life and not projects!

But it’s that simplicity that makes Clear for iPhone so great, adding, clearing and deleting tasks has never been so easy and enjoyable, you’ll end up creating tasks for yourself just so that you can complete them!

[rating: 4.5/5]

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]]> 1 Bull Mouse for iPhone and iPad Game Review Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:00:54 +0000 Read More]]> Bull Mouse Review: Simple Fun For All Ages

Bull Mouse is a very simple game that provides hours upon hours of fun. You are a bull that has to knock people out of the ring, completing over 50 missions along the way. Tons of power ups and extras keep this game interesting throughout its entirety.

The simplicity makes this game fun for all ages and easy to pick up and play whether at home or on the go. You utilize a bull to knock people out of the bull ring by pulling the bull’s tail and springing him at people running through the ring.

The people come in all shapes and sizes and move at different speeds and different directions. You can earn perks along the way that makes this easier. The perks are by far my favorite part of the game as they are fun to use and very effective. Make sure, if you see what you nab it up quick though as it will disappear after a short time period.

The game is broken up by the different challenges that you are tasked with. Tasks such as “knocking 50 blonde guys” out of the ring or “rock the fences 10 times” keep the game interesting and make it easy to spend hours staring at your screen trying to accomplish the next challenge.

Another fun aspect of the Bull Mouse is the extras. As you play the game you can gather tokens that allow you to boost your bull’s abilities such as speed and size. This in turn makes your bull an even better wrecking ball for knocking people out of the ring. You can also use these tokens to get costumes for your bull. The costumes don’t add anything but a sweet new look to your bull.

Overall I would highly recommend this game if you looking for something easy to pick up and play on the go. I found myself hooked quickly and styling my bull mildly amusing. At 99 cents its definitely worth checking out, especially since it is available for both your iPhone and iPad. Being Game Center enabled is also a plus.

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Bull Mouse-1 Bull Mouse-2 Bull Mouse-3 Bull Mouse-4 Bull Mouse-5 ]]> 0 Game Review: Ditzzle – Simplicity At It’s Best! Sun, 02 Aug 2009 15:02:59 +0000 Read More]]> Some games game use simplicity as a selling point and if that was all a game needed to be a success Ditzzle would be a 5/5. However a game needs a little more than just that.

This game compiles over 100 alphanumeric puzzles for your enjoyment at any time, any place. Not sure what an alphanumeric puzzle is? Think of it as extreme Hangman or Jumble.

Ditzzle is a puzzle game and that one puzzle is a letter equation where you need to guess the words in a sentence where you are only given the initials and some numbers such as “365 D in a Y”. I won’t give you the answer as that’s the first puzzle in the game but all 100 puzzles in this game take exactly the same form. All you need to do is fill in the missing words and you are good to go.

After getting the correct answer you are taken to the next puzzle where as if you get the answer wrong the words are highlighted for you, green for any right words and red for the wrong ones. This makes it pretty easy guess even if you don’t know the answers. There is no limit to how many guesses you can make, no time limit to how long you take and with the previously mentioned help thrown in completing this game is not going to take you too long.

Everything is done well, the puzzles are displayed in a chalkboard style, controls are simple and the background music is offensive, however Ditzzle is a one trick pony, it does that trick well but if you want a little more bang for your buck you may need to look elsewhere especially considering that once you’ve played the game once there is zero replay value.

iphone-app-reviews-promo-codes-official-app-store-badge_touch_4Price $.99

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Reviewed By: Craig Willis

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