Dramatic scenery and great detail, all organised in an easy to follow way. Superb.
Fotopedia: National Parks Review
by on September 9, 2011
The USA’s national parks contain its most spectacular scenery and beautiful wildlife, and they’re all documented in this stunning pictorial app. Start your journey by choosing a National Park from the map and you’ll be whisked there instantly. Yosemite, Everglades, Badlands – they all have very different but equally stunning scenery.
Images are searingly sharp and utterly breathtaking. You can swipe through them at leisure, or watch them in a slideshow. Best of all, images are tagged according to location and content. So, for example, if you happen to be looking at an image of the Manzanita shrub in Yosemite, the tags along the bottom are: Flora; Shrub; Manzanita; and Yosemite. Tap on any tag and the app will tell you how many images there are in its collection with that tag and will group them together so you can swipe through them or play a slideshow. This means you can slice and dice the images in hundreds of different ways.
Find something you want to know more about? Tap the Information button and a Wikipedia entry for the subject of the image is displayed. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the flora and fauna that inhabit America’s National Parks but can’t make it there, this is the way to do it.
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Without question, it’s the best media player for iPad. If you’re a video fanatic, it’s the app to buy.
AVPlayer HD Review
by on July 27, 2011
While iOS is packed with useful features, it doesn’t offer native support for many popular video formats, and this is where the AVPlayerHD app comes into play.
It supports all the biggies – XVID, AVI, WMV, RMVB, H.264 and MKV – and offers compatibility with external subtitle file formats such as SMI, SRT and TXT.
This app excels with HD video, and really harnesses the power of the iPad 2’s A5 processor. Playback of 720p content on iPad 2 was a dream, although 1080p videos were mostly unplayable. The app offers playback in all the main aspect ratios and works brilliantly with the iPad 2’s Digital AV Adapter, meaning you can use the iPad as an HD playback device with your TV.
Other features include touch gestures, which work well – swipe up to increase speed, down to slow, swipe left to skip back 10 seconds, right to skip forward. Using the slider, you can scrub through without any sluggishness rearing its head, and you can transfer files to the app over a wireless network, which is slow, but works flawlessly.
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