Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bad Piggies HD for iPad

A quick demo of Bad Piggies HD for iPad. Bad Piggies HD is from Rovio the fine folks behind the awesome Angry Birds franchise. The game play is different then Angry Birds but the concept is the same. It is still physics based game but you control the bad piggies instead of the angry birds. You do not flick them the piggies you build wooden carts to try to get over obstacles to collect map pieces that are scattered over the island. If you enjoy Angry Birds you will enjoy Bad Piggies because it is a more challenging game but just as much fun.

Bad Piggies HD for iPad is only $2.99:

Bad Piggies for iPhone is only $0.99:

Bad Piggies is also available on the Mac for only $4.99:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Jasmine for iPad

Jasmine is an awesome YouTube client application with a clean interface and fully functional YouTube experience for the iPad and iPhone. You can log in with your YouTube credentials and comment, save to favorites, subscribe to YouTubers, much more. Jasmine also features 2 themes: Night and Day. You also have some spam prevention tools built right into the application. This application is free, no advertising, to support the application you can use the In-App purchase to send the developer only a $1.99 for further development and it will also unlock some parental control features within the application.

Jasmine is a free download, you can download it from the App Store:
Jasmine - YouTube Client - Morrissey Exchange Pty Ltd

Update: In the video I mention it is iPad only, I was wrong. It is iPad and iPhone.

Camera+ for iPad

Tap tap tap released their popular iPhone application on the iPad. The iPad version is a separate application so you will have to purchase it again for your iPad if you already own the iPhone version. It is a terrific application and my favorite camera app on my iPhone. They have added a new "Lightbox iCloud sync" feature which will sync your iPhone photos to your iPad or vice versa. They have also added some new features to the iPhone version of Camera+, if you do not own Camera+ you should buy it now for both your iPad and your iPhone.

We partnered with professional photographer Lisa Bettany to bring you a slew of stunningly beautiful effects. With a single tap, you can transform a lifeless pic into a work of art. Make your photos shimmer with “HDR”… get down and dirty with “Grunge”… fill your pics with emotion and despair with “So Emo”. There are dozens of 1-touch effects for you to experiment with so that you can get the perfect result every time.

Camera+ for iPad is available in the App Store for only $0.99:
Camera+ for iPad - tap tap tap

Camera+ for iPhone is available in the App Store for only $0.99:
Camera+ - tap tap tap

Monday, September 17, 2012

Turn off Archiving in Gmail on the iPad

A quick iPad tip or actually it is an iOS tip as this same tip applies to the iPhone and iPod Touch as well. If you do not want to archive your deleted emails in Gmail using the on your iOS device. To disable archiving you will need to do the following:

  1. Open Settings >
  2. Mail, Contact, Calendars >
  3. Select your Gmail account >
  4. Archiving = OFF

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quotebook for iPad

Quotebook by Lickability is a fantastic universal iOS application that allows you to keep a notebook of quotes. Quotebook is $2.99 in the App Store and is money well spent if you are always bookmarking things you find online.

I use Quotebook a lot with things I come across on Twitter as I follow some very interesting, witty folks, who are always saying very clever things. I also use it to highlight things I may find online when reading my news feeds in RSS. If I am reading an iBook I can easily highlight something I see in that book, tag it, refer to it later.

For me Twitter is what I quote the most. If I see something on Twitter of course I can ‘star it’ and add it to my favorites, but I do not have an easy way to find that particular Tweet. I can scroll through my saved favorites but after a couple of weeks that may be a lot of scrolling. With Quotebook I can link to that Tweet, highlight the text, tag it with keywords or even the author. Open Quotebook and search by the author, tags or even the source which in this case would be Twitter.

When I read my news via RSS I will use Quotebook as a way to link back to a particular article I am reading. Depending on which iPad reader you are using you may not be able to tag that particular feed in the reader app. Enter Quotebook. I don’t always read news in just an RSS reader if I am on a website I will highlight things and with Quotebook I can again quote, tag, link to author and source of the article.

I just gave you a couple of the ways I use Quotebook and you may not read RSS feeds or for that matter even use Twitter. Those definitely are not the only uses for it, they are just the way I happen to find it useful for myself. Quotebook has a ton of ways to be useful on your iPad. Check out my video demo above to get a better idea of how it may help you with your workflow on your iPad. I would love to hear how you find Quotebook useful, reach out to me on Twitter @iCrizzo.


  • Syncing. Sync quotes between your iPhone and iPad via iCloud.
  • Sharing. Send a quote via Email, iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
  • Auto-Detection. Add new quotes from your clipboard instantly.
  • Search. Powerful full text search of all your quotes, authors, sources, and tags.
  • Wiki-Powered. Easily learn more about authors on Wikipedia and find more of their quotes on Wikiquote right from within the app.
  • Add from Instapaper
Quotebook — A Notebook for Quotes - Lickability