Monthly Archives: September 2011

Android 10 Great Photography Apps

By Simon Hill

Many Android smartphones feature an excellent camera. Get the most out of it with these apps.


Price: Free; Shinycore

Rating: 5 out of 5

This powerful photo editor allows you to color-correct photos, add graphics, and apply a wide range of different effects. Through the effects menu you can tweak the brightness, saturation, contrast and exposure of your snap. For more eye-popping results you can try pixelize, distort or spotlight effects. Read the rest of this entry

Top 10 Android Education Apps

By Bridget Deehr

From tots to teens, these are your go-to brain-building apps.

Kids Shape Puzzle 

Price: $2.99; intellijoy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Take this portable puzzle anywhere – and never lose the pieces. Kids Shape Puzzle entertains your pre-schoolers, even as it builds their cognition and fine motor skills. Children will enjoy sliding the pieces from the left side of the screen towards the correct spot on the puzzle shape. When your child has correctly placed all of the pieces, she gets the “I did it” satisfaction of seeing the completed image. With more than 80 puzzles featuring letters and numbers, as well as cute animals like kittens, puppies and frogs, you may never get your phone back. Read the rest of this entry

iPhone Wine and Dine

by Olivia Gray and William Bonin, Jr.

Whether you fancy yourself a gourmet or a gourmand or just a glutton, these selections are sure to slake your appetite for food and drinks iPhone apps.

AG Wine

A sommelier for your iPhone! The AG Wine iPhone app guides you to wine choices based on your preferences—by style, region, grape, or food pairing. Using an “educational approach,” AG Wine doesn’t offer bottles review but instead teaches the fundamentals required to help you make informed wine choices by including detailed region, appellation and grape variety profiles for Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Italy, Spain and the USA. New countries and regions are added regularly. It also includes other helpful resources that outline the countries and regions where certain grapes achieve their best results, and where you can find the best values. All content is stored locally, so an internet connection is not required. Read the rest of this entry