Patrick Jordan

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iPad Art: Breaking Bad

Today’s featured iPad painting is titled ‘Breaking Bad’ and it’s a powerful portrait of Walter White, aka Heisenberg. Here’s the brief background detail on it from the artist himself, Jon Cappuccino:<p>original ipad painting , created freehand using artrage on ipad 2<p>It’s great to see he’s still …

iPad App of the Week: Mr. Jump for iPad – a retro, addictive jumper that does freemium right

<b>Mr. Jump</b> is a side-scrolling jumper that has great retro graphics, super-responsive and simple controls, and stands out from a crowd of similar games with its addictive “one more try” gameplay. Yes it has in-app purchases, but in this case they don’t detract at all and make the game free.<p>In Mr. …

MLB At Bat iPad App Updated for Opening Day

<b>MLB At Bat</b>, the official Major League Baseball app for iPad and iOS, has been updated right on time for Opening Day of the 2015 season.<p>The app was updated to Version 8.1.1 yesterday and is looking great and all set with previews of tonight’s opening matchup of the Cardinals vs the Cubs and all the …

iPad Art: Mis extraños amigos

Our featured iPad painting today is titled ‘Mis extraños amigos’ – or My Strange Friends in English.<p>It was created by Albert Viladrosa, one of our big favorite iPad artists, using the Paper by FiftyThree app.<p>This iPad painting grabbed my attention and kept it as soon as I saw it in our Flickr …

iPad App of the Week: Adobe Slate

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and …

Review: Pencil Stylus for iPad

I’ve had about four months to use the Pencil Stylus from FiftyThree, and I think it’s now safe enough to call this purchase a success. I was initially worried by reviews I’ve seen on Amazon that suggest that the Pencil can’t hold up for very long before breaking, but I’ve been taking the stylus …

iPad Art: Steph Curry Portrait

This iPad portrait of the presumed MVP and definite MEP (Most Entertaining Player) in the NBA this year, Steph Curry, is our featured iPad painting today.<p>It was created by Google+ user Devin Booker, using an iPad mini and the Procreate app. I actually cheated a little here and screen captured the …

iPad App of the Week: Halo Spartan Strike for iPad – how two-stick shooters should be done

Halo Spartan Strike foriPad is an enormously entertaining top-down gamer that makes the best of your iPad’s display, and also its game control limitations. It strikes a great balance between too easy and too hard in order to be challenging and accessible, but never boring. The game has 30 missions, …

Review: Chisel iPad dock by iSkelter

The Chisel iPad dock is made by the folks at iSkelter. These guys caught my eye a while ago on KickStarter with their unique collection of wooden docks, desks and accessories. A quick visit to there website, and I knew I had to get my hands on one of their iPad docks to review. I love that their …

iPad Art: Round Midnight

“Round Midnight’ is the title of today’s featured iPad painting. It was created by Helene Goldberg using the ArtRage iPad painting app.<p>I think this one makes you think about jazz or blues and late nights and music at midnight – and those are some fine things to think about.<p>You can see more of …

Get your felt on: Byrd & Bell and Mujjo iPad sleeves

I love how light my iPad Air is, so I usually use it naked or with just the smart cover. But I travel a lot and need to protect the iPad before I throw it place it carefully in my bag. Growing up in the frozen north of Michigan I learned to love wool clothes, so picking a wool felt iPad sleeve was …

Evernote Introduces New Plus and Premium Accounts

Evernote recently introduced a new set of pricing tiers. You can still use the services for free across all your devies, but if you become a power user who wants to keep more notes and have more access to your notes (even while offline), you’ll want to invest in Evernote Plus or Evernote …

iPad Art: Sanctuary Baby!

Today’s featured iPad painting is titled ‘Sanctuary Baby!’ and is the work of Hotel Midnight – who has become one of my most favorite iPad artists. I always find her iPad paintings striking and powerful, and I’ve also come to hugely appreciate the wildly creative inspiration and back stories that …

iPad Art: Hiro Watching Haru Dancing

Today’s featured iPad painting is titled ‘Hiro Watching Haru Dancing’. It is the work of Flickr member nini_nini and was created using the Procreate app.<p>I’ve been meaning to share some of nini-nini’s iPad artwork here for some time, and this image is one of my favorites of hers. I’m a huge dog …

iPad Art: Maiko 434

Maiko 434 is today’ featured iPad painting. It was created by Flickr member Yoshiyuki Uchida, using the Brushes 2 app on an iPad 3.<p>I believe the word Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, at least so says Wikipedia. In any case I think this image is incredibly striking and the colors in …

iPad Art: Pandora’s Answer

‘Pandora’s Answer’ is today’s featured iPad painting. It is the work of Hotel Midnight, one of my favorite iPad artists. This iPad painting is a perfect example of why I enjoy her work so much. The image itself is striking and whimsical, and the very clever backstory makes it even more …

iPad Apps of the Week: 2 Great New iPad Wargames

Great apps are a big part of what makes for a great mobile (or even desktop) device. As iPad users, we’ve been fortunate that right from the start there have been rich pickings when it comes to great iPad apps – and we continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding excellent apps for …

iPad Art: JL Dou

Here’s an iPad painting that’s epic enough to do justice to having superheroes for subjects.<p>It’s the work of Rafal Co, aka Cheeky Raffy – here’s his short and sweet description of it:<p>JL Dou – drawn on the iPad using Procreate app. Reference of the characters are from Google (movie screen shots)<p>To …

8 iPad Apps to Teach your Children about Space

I’ve been interested in space for as long as I can remember and I was trying to wrack my brains to figure out exactly what it was that got me into it. In a dark corner of my brain, a book appeared: The Arthur Mee’s Children’s Encyclopaedia. I remember having the abridged version as a kid and the …

iPad App of the Week: WatchESPN

Great apps are a big part of what makes for a great mobile (or even desktop) device. As iPad users, we’ve been fortunate that right from the start there have been rich pickings when it comes to great iPad apps – and we continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding excellent apps for …

iPad Art: Lupita Nyong’o Portrait

Our featured iPad painting today is this portrait of Lupita Nyong’o, the Academy Award winning actress who starred in ‘12 Years a Slave’.<p>I think it does justice do the incredibly beautiful actress. It’s the work of another of my favorite iPad artists – Raheem Nelson.<p>You can see more of Raheem’s …

iPad Art: My Paradise

‘Mi Paraíso’, or My Paradise in English, is this week’s featured iPad painting. It’s the work of Pilar Humada – created with the Sketch Club iPad app.<p>I feel confident in saying this is not just a beautiful image, but also one with universal appeal. A simple, well-worn boardwalk down to the sand, …

5 iPad Apps for Amateur Astronomers

I’ve always been interested in space and a couple of years ago, my other half bought me a telescope for my birthday. It was a rather left-field sort of present, but she knew it would appeal because firstly, I like space, and secondly it was computer controlled, which would appeal to my inner and …

Review: TwelveSouth’s Compass 2 iPad Stand

I’ve been using the Compass 2 in lieu of a Smart Cover for a few weeks now, and I’m impressed with how versatile this metal stand has turned out to be. TwelveSouth’s take on an iPad stand offers the usual bag of tricks — portrait and landscape viewing, and a flatter angle for typing — but the …

iPad App of the Week: Juxtaposer

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to …

HoverBar 3 for iPad: For The Perfect “Look Ma, No Hands!” Tablet Experience

This the HoverBar 3 is the accessorry that will save your iPad from falling on your face while you read in bed. It’s essentially a clamp for the iPad that’s attached a flexible metal arm that you can grip onto most desk, bed frames, or monitors.<p>There are a lot of use cases for this, but the ones …

iPad App of the Week: Animoto Video Maker

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to …

iPad App of the Week: SpeakaZoo

iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to …

iPad Art: Davika Hoome Portrait

This week’s featured iPad painting is this gorgeous portrait the Thai actress Davika Hoome.<p>It’s the work of Woon Tien David Chong, and iPad finger painting done with the Procreate app – in around 4 hours!<p>I had never heard of this actress before seeing this portrait, but I found the image incredibly …

Review: Hitman GO for iPad

Hitman GO is a brilliant and surprisingly charming adaptation of the Hitman concept. Hitman games have always been played from a third-person perspective, and required precise timing and thorough knowledge of your surroundings to successfully assassinate your targets. Hitman GO, on the other hand, …