There is talent and then there is this…
Visual artist Kyle Lambert has posted the most incredible video of him producing a photo-realistic painting of a portrait of Morgan Freeman and he used his finger, an iPad and the app Procreate. Mr. Lambert spent over 200 hours producing this incredible piece of digital art and if this doesn’t show you the power of an iPad and a built-for-purpose app in the right hands, nothing will convince you.
Take a look…
I’ve posted a few times on Procreate here on AlliOSNews and it is unquestionably one of the best painting applications for iPad today. If you are looking for such an app look no further. Clearly it is up to the task.
Announcing the SmartDay app – an integrated calendar, journal, task manager, and project planner for iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. SmartDay automatically schedules pending tasks into the free time in one’s calendar and updates them adaptively as situations change. By combining tasks and events into a single time-line view, it’s easy to see what can be accomplished by the end of the day, taking the stress out of ‘getting things done.’ SmartDay synchronizes across all Apple devices via its free cloud hub, SmartDay Online.
A Truly Integrated Calendar:
The key to the SmartDay app is an integrated calendar that displays a proposed agenda for the entire day – fixed appointments and schedules, plus prioritized tasks, even important notes. The calendar adapts effortlessly to shifting priorities, to faster or slower completion of tasks, and even to changes in one’s working day (“My afternoon meeting was cancelled – what else can I get done?”).
Notes And Journaling:
Notes can be associated with any date by dragging them into the calendar. They can also be linked to other tasks and events – for example, notes from a meeting can be linked to action items from that meeting, and to an upcoming follow-up meeting, for easy reference.
Adikus Ltd, an established mobile game developer, has announced the successful launch of the newly updated version of Pool Adikus for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running on iOS 6.0 or later. Being the first Pool game ever released on the App Store Pool Adikus now features top of the line physics engine, new ball images, main social networks sharing options and much more. A unique new pool game that gives gamers the power of real pool action, challenging them to play in different game modes and lets them feel absolutely realistic pool atmosphere. Newly updated to fix some minor bugs, Pool Adikus offers a smoother, more immersive pool experience than ever before. Pool Adikus is currently available for download for Free on the App Store in the Games category.
Once in the app, users can choose one of three main game modes: Solo, 8-Ball, 9-Ball. Solo mode offers play on Time or
make the least number of shots during the game. 8-Ball, 9-Ball game modes offer various game options like Single Player, Two Player, Online, Invite. Every mode in the game presents players with a fresh new challenge. Pool Adikus features quite simple and informative Help section where gamers can learn more about the rules and game modes. Combined with various stages for gamers to strive towards it’s easy to see exactly how vast and immersive Pool Adikus is as a mobile game. Already an established hit with a huge number of active players, Pool Adikus is better than ever with enhanced game features and smoother overall gameplay!
A well rounded app, Pool Adikus is a vast digital gaming distraction, with three unique game modes each offer gamers a different experience. Meanwhile main social networks integration enables players to connect with friends, and race for win head to head! Global Daily and Overall Top 20 leaderboards and multiplayer matches against Game Center opponents are available as well. Pool Adikus is the cure for boredom and downtime on iOS, get ready to feel the burn and jump into the real pool action.
Pool Adikus is a free app and is a universal app for all iOS devices.
Time is once again upon us all for the annual extravaganza of holiday letters. I’ve faithfully (and excitedly) sent one out every year since we’ve been a family of four (six if you count the dogs).
There was a time when the annual Christmas letter was quite a thing. It was a way to keep those acquaintances up to date on your life – look how big the kids are getting! Time passed and friendships faded, but we didn’t want to completely lose touch with those once a larger part of life.
Households would happily await the notes from somebody that we used to know. We’d gather around the kitchen table mocking the tiny font prose about perfect children, perfect jobs and perfect lives alongside the cheesy family photograph documenting proof of the passage of time.
Technology has changed all that.
We keep in touch with former classmates via Facebook. We post status updates with pictures of the kids on each holiday throughout the year. In addition to documenting our daily meals, Instagram provides the means to prove the passage of time.
There’s Twitter where we connect with friends and strangers alike – in two sentence witty bursts – sharing crazy comments out of the mouths of babes (and Cheerios for breakfast).
Appex.io, a developer of iOS apps, is proud to announce support for Bitcoin currency converter in the latest release of CALC, its scientific calculator app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. CALC is an intelligent calculator which features advanced scientific and basic calculator functions with an elegant user interface. CALC converts over 21 different unit categories, including currency.
Users can now convert currency amounts between Bitcoin and over 150 other major currencies. Exchange rates are near
real-time and updated each time the currency converter is used.
“As Bitcoin gains wider acceptance, individuals and businesses who use the currency will need access to reliable, accurate, and timely Bitcoin exchange rate data and conversions.” said Michael Patzer, owner of Appex.io. “CALC provides that for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users.”
Currency is only one of 21 different categories of conversions provided by CALC. The app also supports conversions for Angle, Area, Force, Length, Mass, Temperature, Volume, and more.
CALC is a free app with an in-app purchase available for $1.99 to unlock the Premium version of the app.
Hunter Research and Technology is excited to offer its flagship augmented reality navigation app, the Theodolite app for 50% off during cyber-week. Theodolite is the perfect holiday gift or purchase for outdoor enthusiasts, professionals, and high-tech gadget lovers.
The Theodolite app is a multi-function viewfinder for iPhone and iPad that combines a compass, two-axis inclinometer, rangefinder, GPS, map, nav calculator, tracker, and geo-tag photo/movie camera into one indispensable app. Uses are endless, and the app is great for hiking, boating, hunting, golf, outdoor sports, sightseeing, navigation, and finding your
way around. Theodolite also has professional grade features, and is used extensively by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, competitive sportsmen, first responders, military personnel, and search and rescue workers around the world.
The Theodolite app was recently featured at Apple’s October 22 Special Event, where Apple CEO Tim Cook showed “all of the amazing ways our customers are using iPads”. Theodolite was shown being used atop the Great Wall of China, as an iPad user surveyed the amazing mountain scenery and ancient architecture around him.
Find out why Apple included Theodolite among the most amazing apps available. Where will you take it? What’s your next adventure?
Theodolite (iPhone, iPod touch) and Theodolite HD (iPad, iPad mini) are available on the iTunes App Store for a 50%-off cyber-week sale price of $3.99 (USD). The Theodolite app runs on any camera-equipped iPhone or iPod touch. The Theodolite HD app runs on any camera-equipped iPad or iPad mini.
Touche Apps today is pleased to announce the release of Christmasfy, their fun new and easy-to-use entertainment app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Christmasfy was developed for people who love sharing their photos on social networking sites. People can decorate their images with Santa Claus hats, beards, snowflakes, or add a reindeer and Christmas tree to their living room.
Upon launching the app, the user has the option to take a photo, select a photo from their library or select any colour as a background. The items that can be used to decorate the photo will appear at the bottom of the screen. The user can
browse over 200 items across 20 categories until they find exactly what they are looking for. Placing items consists of tapping the item and then tapping the screen where they would like to place it. Items can be moved, resized and rotated using pinches and gestures. Items can also be mirrored if they desire or certain items can be placed in front of others if they are placing many items. A custom caption of various colors and fonts can be added as well.
When a user is done decorating their creation, they can share it instantly to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Email, MMS, or save it to their photo library.
If decorating isn’t your thing, users can simply sit at the home screen and watch as the snowflakes fall randomly all over the screen while they listen to some great Christmas music!
- Over 200 items including beards, hats, gifts and more to decorate your images
- Add hilarious captions to your images
- Share your creations on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more
- Easy to use! Choose a category, select an image and tap to place it
- Modify, resize and rotate your images using natural gestures
Christmasfy is a free app in the Entertainment category in the App Store. There is an in-app purchase available for .99 Cents that unlocks all of the features and stickers.
Web Information Solutions, today announces the release, and immediate availability of the latest update to their critically acclaimed application, Pocket Informant Pro. Pocket Informant is built with the simple premise of bringing everything about your day into one location, and making it beautifully simple to use. Your calendar, task list, notes and contacts all under one roof make it possible to streamline your day, thus allowing more time to do the important things of life. We realize that no two users are exactly the same, so we have made nearly everything within the app to be customizable, from how much information is shown each day to the colors of the calendars, and everything in between.
This latest update brings several exciting things to the table such as Quick Entry for events. Simply swipe down in any screen to bring up an event entry, making it easier than ever to add calendar data to Pocket Informant Pro.
Also added is greater capability within the Notes feature of Pocket Informant Pro with a “pause” button for voice recording, and drag and drop to arrange notes between folders. Sync your notes to Evernote and take full advantage of the Pocket Informant Pro features together with the Evernote function that you love.
Globally today is World AIDS Day, a day set aside to highlight the ongoing struggle against this disease globally, particularly in impoverished parts of the world. World AIDS Day provides those who help support AIDS causes the opportunity to raise awareness about the disease that has killed millions and millions more remain infected. One of these organisations is Product(RED), an organisation that Apple has long been associated with in fighting the disease.
As part of their efforts in supporting Product(RED), Apple has over the past several years included products that are red in colour including the iPod lineup, iPhone Bumpers and more recently the leather cases for the iPad Air and iPad Mini. As I stated in my review of the SmartCase for iPad Air, I always personally like to buy the Product(RED) items as I know Apple is obligated to give some of the proceeds to this organisation. Apple by participating in the Product(RED) campaign is obliged to donate at least 50% of proceeds to the program. So far buyers of Apple Product(RED) products have generated
over $65m in funds for the program.
Like last year, today Apple is showing full support for Product(RED) throughout their online stores and retail stores. On the Apple website there is now a World AIDS Day banner so you can click and learn more about Product(RED) through the RED foundation. Here in London, the Regent Street Apple Store and the Covent Garden Apple Store have both changed their iconic Apple logo in the store to red instead of the normal white. This is expected to be carried out throughout the world today by Apple.
Two important links for you. First, you can see what Apple has done with Product(RED) on their website dedicated to the cause. That can be found at this link.
Second, you can find out more information about the RED organisation and their role in fighting AIDS globally. That can be found at this link. There you can make direct donations to the cause above and beyond your product purchases.
It’s that time of the year! Turkey has been consumed, Christmas trees and Menorahs are being lit and a new update for Angry Birds Seasons is available in the app store for the holiday and winter seasons! That’s right, Rovio has just dropped version 4.0 of Angry Birds Seasons for iPhone and the HD version for iPad into the App Store and it brings us the Arctic “Eggspedition” for the winter 2013.
In this update of Angry Birds Seasons you have 25 new levels along with 4 bonus levels. These new levels take your bird-flingin-pig-poppin fun to the cold air and icy waters of the arctic. Like last year’s update, the 25 levels are arranged in an advent calendar meaning that you get one new level each day before Christmas in December. Yep, that means you have to
play Angry Birds Seasons Every. Single. Day. in December.
Everyone say “Awwww”…. I know, it’s a tough life….
Now if you are impatient and want to unlock all the levels at once, you can do so for an in-app purchase of .99 Cents.
Like previous versions of Seasons, you have the ability to launch birds into the water and have them come up from below to attack those piggies so it isn’t just a matter of working out the physics of the game in the air. You have to do it in the water as well.
Personally I love Angry Birds Seasons. It is one of my favourite version of the Angry Birds franchise and the updates each year make it just that much more fun. It is a constantly changing game and every update is free. Well worth the price of admission.
Angry Birds Seasons for iPhone and iPod Touch is .99 Cents while the HD version for iPad and iPad Mini is $2.99. There are multiple in-app purchases available but none are required to play the game to its completion.