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Apple purchases yet another voice recognition company; improved Siri version to come

Siri is a gem – really is! And it’s apparently set to get a lot stronger and more worthy, following Apple’s secretive purchase of yet another voice recognition company – Novauris. The company was founded in 2002 and comes from Dragon Systems, a perhaps better-known company. It’s one of the pioneering forefathers of the modern voice recognition technology…

Fantastical 2 for iPad – First Look and Walkthrough [video]

Flexibits finally made Fantastical available for iPad today, and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth in. At $9.99/£6.99 it’s not the cheapest calendar app, and that’s the introductory price. At some point in the near future it’s getting raised to $14.99/£9.99. Price aside, it looks fantastic and works beautifully. Natural language is as reliable and…

Top 5 Sports News Apps

Being a huge sports fan, I find iOS to be a fantastic tool for gathering sports information, be it scores, news and more. With that in mind, there are some great sports apps out there that cover a very wide range of sport, and I’ve brought together five of my favourite! ESPN SportsCenter – Free ESPN offers a fantastic interface, with a great range of…

Microsoft Word for iPad – First Look

Microsoft just unveiled its Office Suite for iPad (better late than never), which includes the mainstay of work offices everywhere: Microsoft Word. In the modern age, it’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t relied on Word for at least some part of the education or work life. It’s why so many, for so long have waited painfully patiently for it to land on the…

God of Light App Review: A dark and serene puzzle game

The gameplay of God of Light, the new physics-based puzzler from Playmous, is hardly original. The concept of reflecting and refracting light from its source to its intended target is a staple of the puzzle genre. However, in an attempt to make the game shine, God of Light brings some beautiful artwork, a serene soundtrack and whole load of darkness to…

Best music discovery apps: Band of the Day, Rormix, Soundwave and more!

iOS devices can be great tools for music fans. It’s amazing that we can carry thousands of songs in our pockets to listen to any time and have instant access to apps like Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio and so many other options for listening to music on the go. As a huge music fan, my iPhone in particular is heavily used as a music player. But the…