Smart: Air Display
Photoshop on an iPad? Yes, using AirDisplay, and with touchscreen fingerpainting
They say: "Air Display lets you position your iOS device next to your computer, drag windows onto it, and interact with those windows as you would on any other computer display."
The Reg says: Compared with a laptop's display, the iPad's 9.7 inches is not too shabby — so wouldn't it be nice to be able to add the iPad's display acreage to that of your laptop's as a secondary display?
Well, with Air Display, you can, wirelessy over Wi-Fi, and with nearly imperceptible lag time when moving your curson to and from it. In addition, your iPad's touchscreen works as, for example, a Photoshop tool such as a brush or to push buttons on a calculator.
One caveat: the App Store contains a raft of reviewers' complaints about connection problems, especially with Windows machines. But I haven't touched a Microsoft OS in a decade, and have experienced no problems whatsoever with connecting Air Display to my Mac Pro and iMac.
Your mileage, of course, may vary.
Stupid: Simple Fruit Bowl
Fruit in a bowl — simple, eh? Yes, and stupid as well, thanks to Simple Fruit Bowl
They say: "Chose from 5 delicious pieces of fruit to drag into a beautiful ceramic bowl for sharing or just displaying. This fruit doesn't ripen, but it also doesn't rot!"
The Reg says: Section 2.12 of Apple's App Store Review Guidelines reads: "Apps that are not very useful or do not provide any lasting entertainment value may be rejected." Here at number seven in our stupid list, apps begin to appear that may have slipped past that barrier.
Such as Simple Fruit Bowl. You get your bowl. You get five slightly distorted images of fruit. You drag the images of the apple, banana, orange, pear, and lemon over the image of the bowl, where they de-distort and just sit there, each the same size no matter what the placement.
And that's it. Oh, you can email your
stupid proud creation or upload it to Facebook, if you'd like. But we can't imagine why you would.
Next page: No. 6
No tit required, it's a bum
"Find Your Fanny - cartoon-butt collection (99¢) "
I'd like to point out that Americans and Brits have a different idea as to what constitutes a fanny as i can see a lot of disappointed people on this side of the pond accidentally downloading this app.
Americans - Rear bum
Brits - Front bum
...it's bacon! You CAN'T go wrong with bacon!
It probably took only 5 minutes to create (say) the red card app. If it gets reviewed by a dozen different magazines, that's a fairly good hourly rate for its creator. The economics are similar to those for spam. I wonder how many "app-spammers" there are out there? Should we pity them? Or pity those who fall for it?
Title? What title?
It was like watching a car crash, I was more interested in the 10 worst apps.
Sadly, you know the developers have made money from them!
TRWTF is the iPad