“It’s easier than ever to put your ideas online and in front of an eager audience these days. There are a ton of different reasons why you might want to start your own blog. Perhaps you want a space to share your writing. Maybe you like posting comics or pictures of your friends. You might even want to share your disgruntled rants at the end of a particularly crappy work week. Whatever the case, options for blogging right from your iOS device are plentiful. Grab these apps to give your blogging life a big boost.”
Do you like craft beer and other similarly potent beverages? Do you like iPads and other Apple tablety thingamajigs? Cool. Buze Magazine is a newly launched iPad mag for adult beverage enthusiasts that is slick, fancy, and pretty rad. My first article for the digital mag appears in issue #2, which just hit Apple newsstands. I have another feature commissioned for issue #3 and some other pieces in the works for this sweet bi-monthly mag. Scope it out here!
“Billed as the “Ukulele of the Future,” the cleverly named Futulele does indeed deliver on its high-tech premise. This easy-to-use ukulele simulator lets you rock out Hawaiian-style, whether you’re keen on busting out your best Tiny Tim impression or strumming more serious four-string grooves. As a virtual instrument, Futulele does a good job of emulating the real deal — right down to the way you hold your iPad on its side like an actual ukulele to play.”
“Smell that fresh, pungent aroma in the air? That’s the smell of gardening season rapidly approaching. Well, that and pollen allergies. Depending on your location, it might not quite be time to roll up your sleeves and dig your hands in the earth just yet. But if you’ve got tilling soil, planting seeds, and plotting out your veggie garden masterpiece on your mind, then the App Store has some cool picks to get those green thumbs twitching.”
“It takes a certain measure of courage to admit you’ve still got a model of the Millenium Falcon sitting in your closet next to your collection of Darth Vader figurines, an autographed picture of Carrie Fisher in a metal bikini, and a family of stuffed Ewoks. But you don’t have to worry about ridicule around these parts; we’re down with the force. Even better news: so is the App Store. If you can recite every memorable line from the original Star Wars trilogy along to the films, rest assured you’ll get a kick out of these Force-tastic app picks.”
“As far as real-time strategy games go, engaging in large-scale battle to wrestle key territory from the grasp of your enemies is nothing new, but the unusual Zen-like way Eufloria HD approaches intergalactic combat is out of this world. Soothing ambient music, beautiful abstraction, and calm simplicity make this slow-paced conflict one of the more enjoyably relaxing wars we’ve ever waged.”
“Many casual beer drinkers are content to happily imbibe cheap, mass-produced commercial brews by the 30 pack, but there’s a whole different group of hardcore craft beer enthusiasts that perk up at the mere mention of hops and malt. Beer nerds come in all stripes, and regardless of whether you have a taste for quantity or quality, there’s plenty of common ground to be found in the App Store. From helpful apps to hunt down your favorite brews to fun diversions for passing the time between pints, we’ve rounded up eight awesome universal iOS apps for beer-minded folk.”