Ink and Slide: Hands On With Adobe's New iPad Drawing Tools (Updated)

Last year, Adobe took its first foray into the hardware world with two cutely named digital drawing devices, projects Mighty and Napoleon. The software giant is now ready to launch the fully-formed duo under new monikers. Meet Ink and Slide. They're (mostly) pretty great. » 6/18/14 12:30pm 6/18/14 12:30pm

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

Watch Fallon and Billy Joel Form a Doo-Wop Group With an iPad App

It's Friday, and if there's even an ounce of joy in your heart, drop everything and watch this delightful clip of Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel nailing a four-part harmony rendition of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," with an assist from an iPad app. » 3/21/14 9:29am 3/21/14 9:29am

New App Lets You Stream All the Disney Movies You Own In One Place

Fire your babysitter, because Disney just dropped a brand new app that lets you watch Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies you bought on iTunes and ones you own on DVD from your iPhone or iPad. Eureka. » 2/25/14 9:29am 2/25/14 9:29am

SwiftKey's Coming to iOS! (Inside a Note-Taking App)

SwiftKey is one of the best keyboard replacements you can get on Android, and now it's bringing its note-taking talents to iOS with the launch of a new app called SwiftKey Note. » 1/30/14 9:01am 1/30/14 9:01am

The Most Important Book on Color Theory Is Now an iPad App

If you are at all interested in design or art, enlighten yourself with one of the most important books on color ever written. It's called The Interaction of Color, and now you can experience it on your iPad. » 8/02/13 5:46pm 8/02/13 5:46pm

You Can Download VLC for iPhone and iPad Now

Hey now! VLC, the bestest fastest sweetest codec-iest easiest to usiest and every positive -est adjectie there is video player around, is now available (again) on iOS. If you're looking to play videos on your iPhone and iPad, VLC is probably going to be your best bet. » 7/19/13 1:00am 7/19/13 1:00am

Google Maps Now Works with the iPad and Has Better Navigation

All you iPad users can now banish Apple Maps into that folder you never open because Google Maps 2.0 has been released and adds support for the iPad and iPad Mini. That means BIG MAPS HELL YEAH. » 7/16/13 10:54pm 7/16/13 10:54pm

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

Status Board, Mail Pilot, and More

Productivity don't come cheap—at least this week. Apps hitting costs in the double digits are practically unheard of, but this week saw not one but two apps offering to make your life better if you're willing to cough up the cash. The choice is up to you. » 4/12/13 6:00pm 4/12/13 6:00pm

Status Board: Get Control Over More Information Than You Know What to…

Information-hungry iPad users are in luck with Panic's newest release: Status Board, a customized, at-a-glance display of more tidbits than you could possibly consume. » 4/10/13 6:00pm 4/10/13 6:00pm

JR: Visit the Award-Winning Artist's Work Around the World Without Ever…

Street artist JR may try to keep his identity semi-anonymous, but that hasn't stopped him from giving talks and interviews, creating a web presence, and becoming the 2011 TED Talk prize winner. So clearly, connecting with his audience takes precedence—this is where his new app for iPad comes in. » 4/08/13 6:00pm 4/08/13 6:00pm

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

CheapAir: Search for Flights With Your Voice

Searching for flights can be frustrating. You go back over and over, tweaking your dates and destinations, trying to find the best fare. But a new voice-controlled app could help. » 3/26/13 6:00pm 3/26/13 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

Petting Zoo, Ridiculous Fishing, and More

We have sort of an adorable theme going with this round of the best iPad apps of the week. It starts with a craft app, continues with an animated petting zoo, but it ends with a crazy fish hunting game. Say it while you have the chance: awwwww. » 3/15/13 6:00pm 3/15/13 6:00pm

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