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Tag: Apps

Pixel Press Lets Your Draw Your Own Game: Super Sketch Bros.

Pixel Press Lets Your Draw Your Own Game: Super Sketch Bros.
There are lots of games with virtual drawing mechanics. Okami and Max & the Magic Marker come to mind. But what if you could literally draw your own game from scratch? That’s the idea behind Pixel Press, a mobile app that will help you make a short platforming game without the need to code or even use a PC.

Minecraft Papercraft Studio Lets You Print Minecraft Models: Proto-3D Printing

Minecraft Papercraft Studio Lets You Print Minecraft Models: Proto-3D Printing
You can already own 3D replicas of your Minecraft avatar thanks to 3D printing. But if you want a cheaper and faster way, you can use Minecraft Papercraft Studio – an iOS app made by UK developer 57Digital – and the cutting edge technology known as “folding” to turn flat paper into blocky models.

Mark Your Territory: Be the Mayor of Pee-Town

Mark Your Territory: Be the Mayor of Pee-Town
I’ve never been a huge fan of check-in apps like Foursquare because I never really saw the need to inform everyone in my social network about my whereabouts. That’s just not me. But if you enjoy letting people know where you’ve been (or just like peeing in public), then you might find this concept called Mark Your Territory interesting.

Moj.io Makes Cars Smarter, Drivers Safer, Stalkers Stalkier

Moj.io Makes Cars Smarter, Drivers Safer, Stalkers Stalkier
Everyday objects are slowly being infused with modern technology.  There are fridges that can monitor their contents and automatically order online to restock themselves, socks that know how many times they’ve been washed and now, with the help of a tiny device, your car can be made so smart, it knows when it’s being towed and will tell you so.

Foldify App Lets Everyone Be a Papercraft Artist

Foldify App Lets Everyone Be a Papercraft Artist
While there are a lot of free downloadable foldable papercraft templates online – we’ve actually featured a few of them – I’m sure many of you wished you could create custom ones yourself. Your wish has been granted.

Fox Answers Lost iPhone, Sends Text Message

Fox Answers Lost iPhone, Sends Text Message
Humans are always trying to push the boundaries and extend technology, even in places where they don’t belong and to species who shouldn’t have to deal with them in the first place. Case in point: Lars and his fox texting experiment.

Burner iOS App Provides Disposable Phone Numbers: Phoneception

Burner iOS App Provides Disposable Phone Numbers: Phoneception
If you watch The Wire or Breaking Bad, you’ve probably seen the characters use pre-paid cellphones to make their conversations, more, like, secretive. Yo. Anyway these phones are also called burners, hence the name of this new app.

Weather Neue & Sun iPhone Apps: Minimal Designs, Easy Forecasts

Weather Neue & Sun iPhone Apps: Minimal Designs, Easy Forecasts
These days, with the heat and the rain, it always makes sense to open up a weather app before you leave home to check out what the temperature will be like. These two new apps are elegant and minimal, easy to use and best of all free.

Google Opens In-App Subscriptions for Google Play

Google Opens In-App Subscriptions for Google Play
Google has offered up a new option for developers to charge consumers for games and other things in the Google Play store. Google has been accepting in-app payments for a while now, and this week opened the system up to allow in-app subscriptions to be purchased as well.

Roccat Power Grid Turns Smartphones Into Gaming PC Sidekick: Razer Blade Who?

Roccat Power Grid Turns Smartphones Into Gaming PC Sidekick: Razer Blade Who?
We’ve seen a handful of gadgets that incorporate LCDs or touchscreens to keyboards to add functionality and eye candy, the most recent one being Razer’s madly overpriced Blade laptop. Now, a company called Roccat could make Razer and other gadget makers bang their heads on their wall for not thinking of this more elegant solution – an app that uses your smartphone as a secondary display and control panel.

Chumkee Social App Helps You Get Chummy with People from All Over the World

Chumkee Social App Helps You Get Chummy with People from All Over the World
Test messaging makes it quicker and easier to communicate, but it’s also highly impersonal. Most people I know don’t take text apologies seriously, and breaking up through text? Now that’s just sad. But meeting up in person or talking on the phone all the time just isn’t possible either.

Penn & Teller’s Desert Bus Hits iOS and Android: the World’s Most Boring Game in the Palm of Your Hand

Penn & Teller’s Desert Bus Hits iOS and Android: the World’s Most Boring Game in the Palm of Your Hand
Desert Bus is one of the mini-games from Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, an unreleased Sega CD game from the mid-90s. The game has players drive a bus in first-person from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada, a trip that takes about 8 hours, just to earn a measly point.

Gmail, Google Docs & Google Calendar Go Offline

Gmail, Google Docs & Google Calendar Go Offline
Some of these Google apps have been available offline at various times, and in limited release, but now they’re really available for everyone. You’ll need to use Google Chrome and an add-on that’s called Gmail Offline, but that’s one cool way of being able to use your Gmail pretty much in any situation.

iOS 5 Notifications App Concept: Apple, Just Do Something About This Already

iOS 5 Notifications App Concept: Apple, Just Do Something About This Already
The notifications scheme on the iPhone and other iOS devices is one of the longest-standing, yet unaddressed complaints that users have. The current system is messy, distracting and obtrusive, which is ironic because Apple is all about designing hardware that gets out of the way.

DisplayPad Turns iPad Into a Second Monitor for Macs: Cheap Link for a Pricey Setup

DisplayPad Turns iPad Into a Second Monitor for Macs: Cheap Link for a Pricey Setup
Small USB-powered monitors have become popular over the past couple of years, especially among laptop users who really need the extra screen space. Clean Cut Code’s DisplayPad app lets you use an iPad as a secondary monitor, but it only works with Macs running Snow Leopard. 

Useful Apps Someone Should Make

Useful Apps Someone Should Make
There are a million apps out there, but none of the do exactly what you want. Take a look at these ideas from College Humor and tell us what you think. All in all, the ex-girlfriend finder looks pretty promising!