Category Archives: Notable New iPad Apps

Notable New iPad Apps: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown iPad app

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a new iPad interactive storybook app that’s a re-imagined version of the classic Peanuts Halloween special.

While Linus and Sally wait for the Great Pumpkin, you can create your own Peanuts character and join Charlie Brown at his first-ever Halloween party! Choose from millions of hilarious costume combinations and dress up to trick-or-treat with Lucy, Pigpen and the rest of the gang. Carve your own pumpkin, play a little ditty on Schroeder’s piano and bob for apples with Snoopy — just watch out for dog germs, blech!

The app features narration by the original voice of Charlie Brown, Peter Robbins and digitally remastered illustrations, and voices, dialog and music from the 1966 original TV special.

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Notable New iPad Apps: Camera+ for iPad

Camera  for iPad

Camera+ has been one of the leading camera apps on the iPhone for a long while – and now it has come to the iPad. Camera+ for iPad was released in the iPad App Store yesterday and my friend and writing colleague Thomas Wong described it as a supremely big deal. He sent me a rapid-fire series of texts yesterday afternoon outlining one of its best features, which is its iCloud sync between its iPhone and iPad apps

Shoot on iPhone, edit on iPad. Workflow very easy and simple. Changes show up on both devices. iPad version has more editing power too. It’s like iPhoto for iOS, but much easier to use.

Here are some of the key, iPad-only,  features of Camera+ for iPad:

★ NEW iCloud sync…
The new iCloud sync in Camera+ automatically syncs your Lightbox photos between all of your devices. Shoot all day on your iPhone, and then edit all night on your iPad.
★ Brush on effects… iPad ONLY
Now you can brush on (or off) each effect with your finger so you apply it only where you want. You can set the brush size, softness and intensity for ultimate control.
★ Layer effects… iPad ONLY
Layer two or more effects to create your own unique results. Adjust the intensity of each layer and drag and drop to change the order. Why not mix “So Emo” with “Tailfins”? You have great taste, now prove it!

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Notable New iPad Apps: NFL Kicker 13

NFL Kicker 13

NFL Kicker 13 for iPad (and iPhone) is this year’s new version of the fun football kicking game from Full Fat Games. It lets you test your skills as an NFL kicker  in a variety of fun challenges.

Here’s a slice of its App Store description:

Become an NFL Kicker! Choose your favorite team and get ready for the ultimate kicking game from the makers of hit games Flick Golf, Flick Soccer and the award winning NFL Flick Quarterback.
FEATURING ALL 32 OFFICIAL NFL TEAMS
Awesome graphics featuring you as the kicker with incredibly detailed players in the most impressive setting ever seen in a kicker game!
ALL NEW 2012 UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
Addicting gameplay that is easy to learn but hard to master. Kick field goals with ultimate accuracy and compete with facebook friends across three different game modes.
Play to unlock classic and alternate team uniforms, cheerleaders and official equipment. Upgrade your stadium from a limited capacity starter stadium to a high tech temple to football!

I did a review of NFL Kicker HD for iPad, last year’s version of this game, and enjoyed the heck out of it. Here’s a bit of my summary on the game at that time:

The game offers superb controls, a good variety of modes and challenges, and fun and impressive graphics. As with all the Full Fat Flick games, this one is great for a quick play when you’ve got five minutes to kill or for longer sessions when you’ve got time available.

I haven’t tried out this new version just yet, but I will do over the next couple of days while taking in some of the NFL’s opening weekend action.

Here’s an App Store link for NFL Kicker 13; it’s priced at $0.99 and is a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.

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