I love Poly. This iPad app allows you to draw points on any photograph, turning it into a colourful mosaic of polygons. The effect is really pretty. Sadly, it's optimised for iPad 2 and runs slow on the first iPad.
Google+'s group video chat orgy Hangouts has some nice updates rolling out in the next few days. Most significant among them is that it's coming to G+ mobiles apps. Least significant? Virtual antlers and a red nose for your head.
Although iOS does many things really well, its multitasking UI is not one of them. The iPad's gesture support makes things much better, but on the iPhone, it's just clunky. As it just so happens, Apple has brought on someone with a few ideas on how to improve that.
I Just Made Love may be the only free application that you must never download. I mean it—you wouldn't like to have this Foursquarish app any closer to your iPhone than what you would like to have herpes near your genitals.
We're not the biggest fans of iCloud's Photo Stream feature, largely because you can't manually delete pictures saved to the cloud without wiping everything out. But as devs are noticing in iOS 5.1 Beta 2, that's about to change...kinda.
You've probably seen remote controlled dart launchers all over the place, but this updated version transfers launch control from your PC to an iOS device using Bluetooth, letting you play Khrushchev by putting the launcher wherever you like.
Ever considered a glamorous career as a private military contractor? No? But think of all the perks; you get to shoot mindless zombies, stock up on valuable secret intel, and collect all the first aid kits, upgrades and ammo you could possibly eat. At least, that's the prospectus according to Extraction: Project Outbreak.
With scant regard for the electricity bill, or the harm it's doing to the planet, we plan to sleep with the lights on for the next three months. Why? Because we've just had a couple of rounds with Elder Sign: Omens. By golly, this game is frightening, packed to the gills with demons, ghouls and other unspeakable fiends inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
All hell broke loose yesterday when it was discovered that a lot Android and BlackBerry phones (in the US, at least) are recording every keystroke you make. References to the same software have been discovered in Apple's iOS. It's gimped, but it's there.
Have you been curious about Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)? Maybe you want to try it out without standing around in some store? Microsoft just made it easy to do exactly that on your iOS or Android phone. No installations required.
You know what we need more of in our mobile gaming? We need a round of applause every time we complete a stage. And maybe some sympathetic groaning when we heroically fail at a tricky juncture. Alas, your fellow commuters on the train are not likely to oblige, they're too busy thinking about what they're having for dinner tonight. Fortunately, Rick O'Shea has a built-in audience that's ready to cheer you on, every step of the way.
The rather "specialist" Japanese snapper who calls himself Photographer HAL is launching a risque (for Apple) app alongside his next book, giving iPad users a chance to enjoy some very odd shrinkwrapped soft porn.
It's fine for the occasional speakerphone call or voice memo, but if you want to record a concert that's worthy of sharing, you'll want to upgrade your iPhone's mic with Tascam's iM2 which adds a set of professional stereo mics.