October 22, 2012

Review: Check the Weather

Apple iPhone 5Although there are a few standout hits, it seems that to-do lists and Twitter apps are overrunning the App Store. Weather apps have also grown into yet another one of these categories, despite Apple including a very basic forecast one in iOS. The early leader was the free offering from The Weather Channel, but other traditional weather outlets have followed. Now, David Smith & Cross Forward Consulting have created a new challenger—Check the Weather

February 15, 2012

Review: Realmac Software Clear for iPhone

ClearWith iOS 5, users were handed a number of new features, one being the Reminders app. Although Reminders is fairly capable and should satisfy most users’ needs, there’s always a market for third-party options. Announced at the Macworld|iWorld Expo, the much-anticipated Clear, by Realmac Software and Impending, is to-do list focusing on reducing clutter…

September 16, 2011

Review: Aggregator Grudge Match: Editions vs. Flipboard

FlipboardA few weeks ago AOL launched Editions, an iPad app that aggregates news from other sources and produces a daily, personalized news magazine. It works much like News Corporation’s The Daily, but is free and pulls its information from other sources, rather than having its own proprietary news. Sound familiar? This is also what the popular and free iPad app Flipboard does…

March 28, 2011

Review: Apple GarageBand for iPad

GarageBandGenerally we don’t review apps developed by Apple, especially since many define a category and third-parties stay away. That being said, we have been using Apple’s GarageBand for the iPad for the past few weeks and thought it would be worthwhile to evaluate if it should have a place on your home screen…

March 8, 2011

Review: Information Architects iA Writer

iA WriterText editors for the iPad are a dime-a-dozen, or so it seems. For the past few weeks, I’ve been using an iPad app for composing a number of posts here on SchwarzTech. Made by Information Architects, iA Writer is a 99¢ (originally $5) app that is missing many features of full-blown word processors for one reason—focus…