The Natural History Museum leads us through the story of life on Earth
Following on from national legends like David Attenborough and Brian Cox, the Natural History Museum is the latest educational ‘institution’ to take steps into the world of iOS apps, with its download dedicated to the process of evolution.
Pick a path through this cool new Dredd mystery
Since Judge Dredd is now a major motion picture star again, it’s no surprise to see his presence on the app store, but it is a bit of a surprise to see such a famous character adapted into a ‘pick your own adventure’ style novel.
Don the cowl and take to the shadows as the Caped Crusader
Following on from the huge success that Rocksteady Studios had with its console titles Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, Gameloft was left with some big expectations for its new movie tie-in title.
Make greater and better connections with any of your LinkedIn contacts
Although it was a bit slow to set up (on our connection anyway), this app takes everything that is good about LinkedIn – the network for business connections – and gives it some very useful communication extras that work equally as well on 3G as they do Wi-Fi.
A great insight into the work of the bard himself
Much more than just a simple education tool, The Sonnets by William Shakespeare is a beautifully interactive and immersive experience of some of Shakespeare’s most famous works, performed by prominent stage and television actors, and members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
What the team behind Angry Birds did next
Having to follow up a success like the Angry Birds series is not a challenge to be taken lightly, given that Rovio’s first brainchild is synonymous with iOS gaming – to the point where it tends to be the first on anybody’s lips when the subject crops up.
Ensure people get feedback, direction and encouragement with Proof on the iPad
While Proof at first feels rather frustrating, tricky and awkward – the tutorial proving to be more confusing than it perhaps should be – once you get down to business you soon figure how useful this app could be in a creative setting.
Could this great app be the video version of Instagram?
Stand in the crowd of any major music gig, sporting event or theatrical performance and you’ll no doubt bear witness to a sea of smartphones recording everything that’s going on in front of you, Vyclone is designed to take advantage of this exact situation, by relying on the power of the crowd to record the same event from different angles and splicing the whole thing together into one beautiful, multi-angle movie.
A great children’s book that makes unique use of the iPad
This interactive children’s book is designed by a French animation studio with the two goals of, in its own words, ‘consistently rich graphics with an interesting and intelligent narrative’ and ‘high quality books which nurture a child’s ability to learn and investigate’.
Learning to fly can be a brilliantly bumpy ride
A quick glance at Tiny Wings HD’s comical cartoon birds will most likely have you thinking it’s a polished Angry Birds-alike, but you’d be wrong.
A single tool to manage and minute your meetings
Being pulled back and forth from the meeting room can play havoc with your productivity while in the office.
Start web-slinging through New York in this action-packed game
Take on the role of Spidey in a plot that loosely follows the new film through 25 missions.
Carry the entire crowd in your pocket, almost literally
The scourge of social networking these days is the incessant need to inform people, all the time, of where you are and what you’re doing.
Get crafty on your iPad without making a mess thanks to this fun app
When it comes to making your own cards, the process often results in a gluey, glittery mess.
Restore order to your mind with this thought-mapping app
Mindomo is an excellent app that allows you to map out plans and ideas in a comprehensive thought chain, to provide detail and clarity to the creativity that flows from your mind.
Having been optimised for the iPad, Spotify is now ready to challenge your iTunes account
For a long time, the iPhone-only status of the Spotify app was a mystifying part of owning an iPad.
Point, tap and pratfall
Based on the police career of Lt.
Photo editing and sharing faster than ever
It’s not enough these days to simply create a photo editing app for the smartphone market.
Get organised with the most comprehensive data-collection app your iPad has ever seen
When it comes to organisation, there are two types of people – those who make lists and those who think they’ll remember stuff.
Will we get sick to the back teeth of yet another interactive kids book?
The increasingly ubiquitous interactive storybook genre is becoming ever more competitive on the app store, as existing children’s titles with the odd bit of crude animation start to make way for slick, high-quality, multimedia experiences with production values to rival the Cartoon Network.