Microsoft Office Finally Comes to the iPad Today, And It's Free(mium)

It's coming up on a year since the original release of Microsoft Office for iOS, but in all that time there's been no iPad-specific version to be found. And now it's here (for free, to try) as of two o'clock this afternoon, as a gift from Microsoft's new cloud-guru CEO Satya Nadella. » 3/27/14 1:13pm 3/27/14 1:13pm

The Best iPad Apps of the Week: Not Worse Than Food Poisoning

I bought a case of flavored "wild berry" bottled water this week. It was an accident, I thought it was just regular old water, but no, it's some foul mix of whatever the dentist gives you right before he gives you the water cup to spit that crap out and tin foil. But it's what I have here, so I'm drinking it. And so,… » 7/05/13 6:00pm 7/05/13 6:00pm

Morning for iPad: A Simple Dashboard to Start Your Day Off Right

Mornings are rough. And depending how many special adult beverages you imbibed the night before, mornings can be very, very rough. Which is exactly why we love Morning for iPad. It gives you a bright, friendly look at all the info you need to start your day, so you can be prepared even when you feel like crap. » 6/26/13 6:00pm 6/26/13 6:00pm

Native Instruments Makes a Portable Controller for Its Hot iOS DJ Apps

We're quite fond of both the iPhone and iPad versions of Traktor DJ. Rather than mimic the turntable rigs of yore, they're DJ apps admirably designed with interfaces tailored to touchscreen interfaces. Today, the app's developer, Native Instruments, announced small piece of hardware designed to control the apps. » 6/11/13 11:00am 6/11/13 11:00am

WideAngle: Finally, All Your Photos in One Place

You take more photos than ever these days. So do all of your friends. But where are all of those photos? You never look at them because they're scattered across the Internet abyss. WideAngle can help. » 3/27/13 6:00pm 3/27/13 6:00pm

Apple's Podcasts App No Longer Has Horrible Reel-to-Reel Skeuomorphism

Apple's Podcasts app has long been a horrid example of Scott Forstall's most epic crime as a software designer: Skeuomorphism. Why do I need a graphic of a reel-to-reel tape machine in my app? HOW CLEVER! Get it? Yes, radio used to be recorded and edited on reels of tape, but that design reference doesn't do anything… » 3/21/13 6:00pm 3/21/13 6:00pm