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Microsoft OneNote for Mac — is it an Evernote contender?

Microsoft OneNote for Mac — is it an Evernote contender?

OneNote is Microsoft's answer to Evernote and other note-taking software. It's available for iOS and OS X (along with Android and Windows Phone), but I'm going to focus my attention on the Mac version. Is it a viable alternative to Evernote? Let's take a look. OneNote requires you to use a (...
Hey Instagram, can we talk about your still-missing iPad app?

Hey Instagram, can we talk about your still-missing iPad app?

I've been using Instagram for a long time. I almost always post my photos to Instagram and then share from there to Facebook and Twitter. I use it enough that I've become somewhat inured to its common limitations — its rough edges and brick walls — most people run into every day. Hearing John...
Seven nearly-perfect podcast apps for iPhone

Seven nearly-perfect podcast apps for iPhone

What's your preferred podcast player for iPhone? Apple's built-in Podcasts app covers all the basics. Audio and video, download and streaming, discovery and subscription. It also syncs with iTunes on Mac and Windows. So, if you're just getting into podcasts, it's a great app to get into them...
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Nine magnificent mail apps for iPhone

Nine magnificent mail apps for iPhone

What mail app do you use on iPhone? Apple has built Mail right into the iPhone, with universal inbox, multiple draft support, gesture actions, and more. Yet the App Store is home to many other mail apps as well, some focused on a particular service, others on workflows like "inbox zero". Which...
iTunes for OS X updated with notification center widget, improved syncing

iTunes for OS X updated with notification center widget, improved syncing

Apple has updated iTunes for OS X to version 12.1 today. Coming along for the ride is a new notification center widget, along with performance improvements for syncing with your iOS devices. The new widget allows you to see what's playing, as well as control playback of tracks directly from...
Adobe PaintCan for iPad transforms your photos into handpainted masterpieces

Adobe PaintCan for iPad transforms your photos into handpainted masterpieces

Adobe has added another iPad app to its growing library called PaintCan. Instead of providing finely detailed artistic tools, PaintCan allows amateurs and pros alike to add broad, artistic filters to photos. These brushstrokes are added selectively to areas you want. Parts of the image can remain...
How to quickly get directions to any address on your iPhone

How to quickly get directions to any address on your iPhone

Apple's taken a bunch of steps in the past few years to make it easier to find directions for any given address, including data detectors that intelligently make addresses tappable in Messages, Maps search suggestions in Safari, and more. But the system isn't perfect, and I often find myself...
Disney Infinity Toy Box revamped with better graphics than ever

Disney Infinity Toy Box revamped with better graphics than ever

Version 2.0 of Disney's Infinity Toy Box has come to iPad, leveraging the Metal API to offer exceptionally shiny graphics. The wide-ranging platforming game for iPhone and iPad includes level creation tools and a bunch of collectible heroes from Marvel and Disney. Infinity Toy Box 2.0 is fully...
Playworld Superheroes helps kids make their own heroes

Playworld Superheroes helps kids make their own heroes

Playworld Superheroes an imaginative new iPhone and iPad game for kids where they jump between a real world setting with their own treehouse and costume-building materials, and a fantastic world where those designs are realized. Simple taps and swipes help the custom hero battle cartoony villains...
Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect

First chapter of Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect game rides onto iPhone and iPad

The first chapter of Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect, a new adventure game based on the recently completed FX crime TV series, is now available for download for the iPhone and iPad. The first episode costs $1.99. The player takes control of Clint Lancet, "a young man trying to avoid the outlaw...
Scanbot for iPhone

Scanbot update adds reminders and 1Password integration

One of our favorite document scanning apps for iPhone and iPad, Scanbot, has been updated to version 3.5 with quite a few imporovements. For one, you can now set tasks and due dates related to documents you take a picture of through the app, provided you're running the Pro version. Those...
Evolve: Hunters Quest boils down first-person shooter to match-3

Evolve: Hunters Quest boils down first-person shooter to match-3

The fantastic upcoming first-person shooter Evolve is being reimagined for mobile as a match-3 iOS game called Hunters Quest, available for free today in the App Store. As in the original, players are hunting a big, bad alien and have to work together to make sure they don't become the prey. Over...
Heroes of Might & Magic III HD

Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition now available on the iPad for $9.99

Ubisoft has now launched Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition, a graphical revamp of the 1999 fantasy turn-based strategy game, for the iPad. The game is priced at $9.99. The game is considered to be one of the best in the long running Might and Magic series. Here's what players can...

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