Christmas Gift Adds Wintery Feel to iPhone Photos

Price: Free     Score: 6/10     By A. Papachristosbadge appstore sm Christmas Gift Adds Wintery Feel to iPhone Photos

Though Christmas has come and gone, the winter season persists.  The malls may be less hectic, and all the Christmas decorations may be on sale, but that warm, fuzzy feeling you get from the glow of the twinkle lights still remains.  And, with Christmas Gift by Alice Dev Team, users shouldn’t assume this app only serves a purpose 12 days each year.

You see, Christmas Gift allows users to decorate their photos with frosty frames, allowing them to then share their seasonal creations with friends and family.  Users need only take a new picture right within the application or choose from anything already in your photo library.  Once the photo has been imported, blow into your phone’s mouthpiece to watch as the frosty frame appears all around your photo.

Unfortunately, users don’t have much control as to the final product, for you must blow directly into the bottom of the device or else nothing will occur on-screen.  Each frame comes out looking nearly identical as a result.  Once the entire edge has been lined by frost, your blowing efforts become useless, so do not pass out under the impression that lighter or heavier breaths will help adjust the frame’s appearance.  This also leaves me perplexed, as I do believe many versions of the iPod Touch and iPad will require a special microphone attachment for they do not come with a built-in voice receiver.

Once you’ve made your frame, save your creation, send it to friends and family via email, or post the image to Facebook.  Considering the premise of the application focuses mainly on snow and frost, the name will surely mislead many customers as it implies this application fixates only on a given holiday, when it in fact simply focuses on winter weather.

For a video demonstration of what Christmas Gift has to offer, click here.  However, don’t be surprised if you feel slightly cheated when all the interesting features, like those 30 glittery snowflake frames or snowbrush, are nowhere to be found.  Those characteristics can only be found in the gift bag, ultimately costing you money.  They may lure you in with an attractive freebie, but you’ll quickly realize you cannot do much more than blow into your device a few times.  And, when you consider what the additional options actually do, the added expense just doesn’t quite seem worth it, for your creative options are still fairly limited.

Christmas Gift [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Math Easy HD Teaches Kids Math in 10 Steps

Price: $1.99   Score: 9/10   By S. Campbellbadge appstore sm Math Easy HD Teaches Kids Math in 10 Steps

Teaching young children math and arithmetic skills can sometimes be a struggle. Math Easy HD for iPad makes the task easy, and fun, with fun math puzzle games for kids 6 and under.

Developed by Onelamp Studio, Math Easy HD features 10 educational mini-games, each with clear spoken instructions, cheerful music and sound effects. There is a hopscotch game to help teach odd and even numbers, connect the dots to reinforce counting and animal games to help kids learn addition and subtraction.

Math Easy HD focuses on the numbers 0-20 for counting, addition and subtraction for many of the puzzles, there are twenty tiles on a sliding bar on the screen. The child simply taps and drags the correct number into the red answer square. Math Easy HD also features basic multiplication with the numbers 2 – 5. Clear and undo buttons on each screen make it easy for children to start over or go back a step if they mess up.

The game has great little game animations that are triggered each time a puzzle is answered successfully and encouraging words when an incorrect answer is given. Math Easy HD allows the child to create a profile, add their name and age as well as a photo from the iPad photo album.

With a colorful interface and games that are both easy to learn and play, Math Easy HD is a great educational resource for children under 6.

Math Easy HD is compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Visual Measurements and Dimensions Made Simple

Price: $4.99    Score: 10/10    By M. Schustermanbadge appstore sm Visual Measurements and Dimensions Made Simple

Games, productivity tools, educational or entertaining…I’ve come to realize that when it comes to apps, no matter what kind, it’s a simple concept beautifully executed that reels me in.

Such is the case with My Measures and Dimensions, designed by SIS Software. The concept – store object dimensions visually. The execution – perfect. When you open the app, you can either tap “New” to take a picture or choose one from your photo library, or tap “Create Folder” at the bottom to get things organized. Once you take or select a picture, helpful instructions appear on the screen, although the method of adding dimensions is fairly intuitive.

Tap “Draw” at the bottom to add lines, angles or text. Tap with two fingers to place the object (dragging in or out to adjust in the case of angle), then drag the line, angle or text box in place on the image. You can customize it with a tap; add numbers, measurement units, and select from eight different colors to help organize if you have several measurements on one image. Erasing any measurements is as simple as tapping “Erase,” then the object.

Once you’ve jotted down all of the measurements you want on an image, you can either export the image via email, or save it to your photo library. You also have the option of going back to the main menu, selecting “Share” and doing either of those steps with an entire folder.

The great thing about My Measures is that it’s equally useful to novices and pros. Moving into a new house? Taking measurements is a pain, but having them laid over actual pictures of your new rooms makes it so much easier to plan. And I’m no contractor or carpenter, but I can’t imagine they have any tool simpler than this when it comes to notating measurements. For five dollars, this app will likely be well worth it if you need to keep track of measures and dimensions.

My Measurements [iTunes Link] & Dimensions is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Test Your Reflexes With Addictive Game Ninja Bounce

Price: $0.99    Score: 9/10    By S. Campbellbadge appstore sm Test Your Reflexes With Addictive Game Ninja Bounce

Ninja Bounce is an incredibly simple, but highly addictive and challenging new game from developers Jellyoasis Inc.

Featuring just one button in ‘Challenge’ mode and two in ‘Time Attack’ – Ninja Bounce is a frantic fastest-finger game of accuracy and precision. Each game begins with your ninja running from an oncoming wall of fire. He bounces across the screen trying desperately to get away, and you have to time his jumps perfectly to escape successfully. Each time he jumps, he lands on a pad and you have to tap the on-screen button at the exact moment he lands. The better you time it, the faster your Ninja will travel and the higher your score.

It sounds simple, but there is so much happening on screen visually that it can be hard to get that timing right. In Challenge mode, you just keep bouncing along, trying to keep the rhythm and outrun the fire until you finally get caught out. In Time Attack, there are two types of landing pads, each with their own button. You have to keep your wits about you and hit the right button at the right time to beat the clock. The scenes move so quickly that it’s no easy task!

If you’re looking for an easy pick-up-and-play game, this side scrolling arcade style game is well worth a look. With colorful graphics and dramatic music, Ninja Bounce is a great buy at $0.99.

Jellyoasis Inc is also running a high score competition at the moment with $100, $50 and $10 iTunes gift cards going to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd highest scores. Simply visit their facebook page to enter.

Ninja Bounce [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Report Bad Drivers From Your iPhone With DriveMeCrazy

Price: Free    Score: 6/10    By S. Campbellbadge appstore sm Report Bad Drivers From Your iPhone With DriveMeCrazy

The idea behind DriveMeCrazy, a new iPhone app from the founder of Shazam, is both at the same time interesting, and flawed. We’ve all experienced incidents on the road – bad drivers, aggressive or intimidatory driving, disregard for road rules or blatant law breaking. The developer, DriveMeCrazy Inc hopes that this app will help to level the playing field by allowing you to report these negative motorists.

DriveMeCrazy’s features are basically divided into those for reporting bad drivers, and those for contacting “cute or courteous” drivers. If you come across a bad driver in your travels, you can report that driver to the authorities and insurance companies via the app interface. You anonymously ‘flag’ a driver by simply speaking the license plate number out loud into the phone, or by entering it in manually. You can send your flags out to your social network via Facebook or Twitter and there is also a special page for ‘venting’ about a particular driver with other DriveMeCrazy users.

The other side of the app is reserved for those drivers at the other end of the spectrum – those you took a fancy to through the driver-side window. DriveMeCrazy lets you send a voice message or a text to these drivers, and if they have the app installed, they will receive your message.

The app aims to crowd-source traffic violations to curb dangerous driving, and tracks user UDID’s so there is some way to detect multiple malicious flags (i.e against an ex, coworker, boss etc). However, there is still no way to differentiate a legitimate flag from an illegitimate one. DriveMeCrazy is a location-based app, so reporting someone on the other side of the country won’t work – but you can still report the car next to you for no reason.

At the same time, the likelihood that anyone you ever flag as being ‘cute’ will actually 1) have an iPhone and 2) have DriveMeCrazy installed and 3) regularly check the app – means there will be little practical use for this part of the app.

Bottom Line: An innovative idea to curb bad driving, DriveMeCrazy would be improved by focusing on just the bad (or the good) driving element, rather than trying to combine the two.

DriveMeCrazy is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Jam Some Spanish Language on Your iPhone

Price: $9.99     Score: 10/10     By M. Schustermanbadge appstore sm Jam Some Spanish Language on Your iPhone

If you’ve ever had a song stuck in your head, the chorus on an endless loop in your mind, then you understand the power music has when it comes to memorization. Why not harness a bit of that power to help you learn something new – something like a language?

That’s the idea earworms Ltd goes for with their language learning app series, including Rapid Spanish Volume 1. Rather than going about teaching basic Spanish phrases the traditional way, this app has you jamming along with tunes, the words, meanings and accent gradually becoming a part of your subconscious.

Sounds great in theory, but does it work? Absolutely. The thing I love most about the approach earworms takes is that it’s pretty much effortless for you as a student. You can study flashcards, transcribe podcasts or listen and repeat along with so many other language programs. Or you can pop in your earbuds and just listen to music while you walk, email, cook, anything.

The recordings are high quality, as is the design of the app. Real instruments were used in the process; this doesn’t sound like the stuff you used to plunk out on your old Casio. And the interface and look is slick as can be – the main menu is a wheel, with the tracks both numbered and labeled with an icon that explains what that track’s lesson is about (i.e. an airplane for airport phrases, an arrow sign for directions, etc). Tap the track once to see what it’s about, twice to listen. The app will automatically move on to the next track when that tune finishes. You’ll hear the target language spoken throughout the song by a native speaker, and between the catchy music and repetition of the phrases, you’ll have your “please“s and “where is the“s down in no time.

Again, you can just hit play, sit back and listen. But for those who have to see the language, or to double check on the spelling of a word that’s troubling you, a chart with all the phrases taught and their translations appears in order on the screen while the song is playing. So the app is more than just music – you’ve got a phrase book as well.

The phrases taught here are aimed at those new to the language who are taking a trip and want to learn the most essential basic phrases they’ll need. earworms makes that process not only possible, but enjoyable as well. Highly recommended for anyone ready to try a new language learning method.

Rapid Spanish Volume 1 [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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