Simply put; this is insane. Artist Kyle Lambert has created this masterpiece that you’d be forgiven for thinking at first glance was a photograph but is actually a painting created using an iPad and the Procreate app. And a whole lot of time. About 200 hours to be precise.
Lambert has posted this time lapse video of the creation process as the image emerges, and it’s absolutely unreal how realistic it is. Sure is a talented guy, but it also goes to show how awesome Procreate can be in the right hands. Grab that at the App Store from the link below, but do let me know what you think of this in the comments below.
Paper by 53 has received an update in preparation for the relase of Pencil, a stylus designed by the company for use with Paper. This enables the palm rejection, eraser, and blend capabilities of Pencil. Pencil’s features will only work with Paper, though you can still use Pencil as a regular capacitive stylus in other apps. Paper’s expressive ink engine has also been rebuilt to feel faster and more responsive with all of the app’s tools.
You can download this update from the App Store now, and Pencil is due to ship soon.
Imagine that your task list was made up of a bunch of little slips of paper that you can slide around in any order, only these slips can’t blow away. That’s the central metaphor for Gneo, a universal task manager app which starts out looking like the ultra-simple Clear app, but hides a lot of power under the hood.
I still hanker after the perfect task app. I was an Omnifocus user for ages, but the slow sync-on-launch and the weirdly difficult UI made me leave it. These days I use my e-mail as a task manager, which is supposedly a terrible idea but works amazingly well for me (I can write a post on it if you like. It’s a pretty simple and neat setup).
Gneo takes a few cool to-do list ideas and seems to combine them into an intuitive design. You can drag tasks around the canvas (different “canvasses” correspond to different projects) and also view them on a grid of importance vs. urgency. Natural-language parsing helps with adding metadata (like due dates) to reminders, and two-way Evernote syncing gives both a backup and integration with a whole universe of apps and services.
The only thing I haven;t found so far is a way to add tasks via e-mail, but I expect Evernote could offer a way around that.
The app will cost your $10, which is great news if you turn out to like it, as it means the developer is (hopefully) making enough money to continue improving the app. And today you can get is for just $5 with a Thanksgiving offer.
Source: Cult of Mac.
We already have a plethora of digital tools to track everything from how many steps we walk to how well we sleep at night, but there are a few things that are a bit more difficult to measure. For example, if you were asked how happy you’ve been this month, would you have an immediate answer? Probably not, but that’s one of the things that an upcoming app calledReporter hopes to help you answer.
Reporter randomly prompts you to complete short surveys throughout the day. The questionnaires ask anything you desire from “What are you doing?” and “Who are you with?” to more relative measurements such as how happy you’re feeling. After a few days, the results of these check-ins will begin to show patterns that can teach you things about your habits that you may not have known.
If you find that you’re eating junk food or napping more often than you’re going to the gym, that may be a stat you can use as motivation. Or if you’re spending even more time hammering out work projects at home than you realized, it might be time to ask for a raise (hey, it’s worth a shot, right?).
After first appearing at the iPhone 5 media event in September of 2012, interactive free-to-play app Clumsy Ninja has finally hit the U.S. App Store following an October soft launch in Singapore.
Clumsy Ninja incorporates ragdoll physics, allowing users to interact with an on-screen ninja in a variety of ways. The ninja can be trained to learn tricks and special Ninja Moves, earning Ninja Belts, and he can also be tossed, thrown, and tickled.
The app includes more than 70 unique items, including options like trampolines and punching bags. There are also several different locations to explore, characters to meet, games to play, and quests to complete.
Ninjas can be customized with suits, belts, and headbands, and photos can be shared with friends. According to the developers, Clumsy Ninja uses a special simulation technology that is designed to provide ultra realistic movements and interactions.
Clumsy Ninja is a living virtual friend who thinks and acts with real intelligence – and a lot of clumsiness! You’ll experience unique moments with your ninja and his companions every time you play!
FIRST ON TOUCH DEVICES!
Clumsy Ninja is the first game on touch devices to ever use the EUPHORIA simulation technology – producing the most believable character you’ve ever seen.
Clumsy Ninja is available now and can be downloaded from the App Store for free.
Source: Mac Rumors.
The PayPal app has been updated with a new interface, new Wallet features, and easier payments. You can now move money from your PayPal balance to a bank account connected to PayPal with the Wallet feature. Payments are easier now, with the app allowing you to scan a barcode for QR code to pay at stores that support that functionality. Additionally, you can choose your start screen so you can quickly access whatever information you need quickly after opening the app.
The PayPal update is available now from the App Store.
The Apple Store app has given you a way to shop on the online Apple Store, but up until now it’s been strictly for the iPhone. Now Apple has released an app that runs natively on the iPad. This isn’t just the iPhone app made bigger – it’s a completely new app with features specific to the iPad version, like bigger images and interactive elements to help you select the product that’s right for you. You can find items exclusive to the Apple Store, compare products in similar categories and enable pickup at any Apple retail store location.
All told, it’s an impressive-looking app that really uses the iPad to its full potential – looks like it’s been worth the wait. And, of course, it’s just in time for the holiday buying season.
The Apple Store for iPad app seems to have launched in the United States initially. It took the original Apple Store for iPhone app roughly 11 month to begin rolling out internationally. Hopefully the iPad version will go faster.
Have you purchased products through the Apple Store iPhone app before? Are you more likely to now that there’s an iPad app?