Also, while Outread initially adopted a yellow highlighter to make key text stand out on the page – this has now been replaced by a dimming function that makes the words on the rest of the page less prominent instead.
The Wonders of Life is optimized for both iPhones and iPads and, as with its predecessor, is based on the TV series of the same name, which was produced by the BBC and aired in early 2013. Based on our initial dabblings, we have to say – it’s pretty special.
RealPlayer Cloud is a storage locker optimized for video playback, with one of its main selling points being that it supports a wide range of platforms, including iOS. It supports all the usual formats, including FLV, WMV, DIVX, XVID, MOV, AVI and MP4.
Musx taps YouTube’s gargantuan arsenal of music to create a social network around good tunes. While that may not sound overly innovative on its own, Musx does actually bring a nicely designed app to the table.
There are many services that cater for individual listening, but when it comes to sharing a song they all rely on social platforms such as Facebook. However, people typically don’t visit social networks to listen to music, and these networks don’t save or record music that is shared, thus they tend to get lost in the foggy ruins of time. This is where Musx wants to help.
Haiku Deck lets anyone create and present professional, well-designed slideshows for free. The iPhone version focuses on the latter, giving users a simple means of reviewing and playing their presentations.
While email may not traditionally be associated with something that younger kids do, Tocomail reimagines the medium very much with children in mind, giving parents ultimate control over their emailing activity.
PAUSE is a curation of the already-curated music service, so this in theory should offer the crème de la crème of the best new music. It highlights the best songs, videos, albums and charts, as well as some of the best music writing.
While the latest incarnation offers mostly the same experience, the company did update the app with a redesigned Topics page, added emphasis on your friends in the overall rankings, and a few other bug fixes.
Rewind Radio lets you search for music by decade (going back to the swinging sixties), specific year, or season. So, for example, you can select ’1974′, ‘the 1980s’ or ‘winter 1992′, and then it will stream random music from that period.
The one caveat is that it only plays 30 seconds of each song for free – unless you have a Rdio subscription,
Distiller delivers personalized whisky/whiskey recommendations from around the world, while letting you search manually too. It claims to analyze tens-of-thousands of data points across flavors, price, reputation, and even how well suited it is to ‘gifting’.
Though it remains US-only for now, you can create individual profiles for everyone in the family, tracking the growth of their hands and feet as they progress from babies through to, well, whenever they start complaining about your obsessive growth-tracking.