I'd Cap That is a novelty app that automatically generates hilarious, sometimes crude captions for your iPhone photos. Just fire it up, choose to either take a new photo or use an existing photo from your phone's gallery, and hit Use. After that, watch I'd Cap That slap a completely ridiculous and possibly humiliating caption under your mug (or your friend's). Most of the captions generated are pretty good at getting laughs, and many of them might even get shudders. See, the app often uses explicit and/or sexual language in its captions, so it comes … Read more
Rex Velvet, a self-described "people's villain," emerged in a video that makes you think we live in an alternative universe where comic book-style villains take to the airwaves to taunt the protectors of a city. After a lengthy manifesto-style rant, Velvet challenges Phoenix Jones -- a real person who leads a group of citizens that wear superhero clothing and fight crime in Seattle -- to a showdown.
Velvet supposedly belongs to a group called the "Social Villains Alliance," and says that he wants to rid Seattle of the "silly gang of misfit Power Rangers disturbing the peace," says Velvet in his introduction video. "Now our city is protected not by the once respected police force, but by a tormented delusional freak in a mask." … Read more
Photofunia is a ridiculously simple photo effects app that lets you drop your photos into funny and interesting scenes, similar to those you might find at an amusement park photo booth. If, say, you want to see what your face might look like on a billboard in Times Square, Photofunia has an effect for that. How about on the cover of Esquire Magazine? Photofunia's got that covered, too. With an incredible number of effects available, the possibilities seem endless.
To get started with Photofunia, just fire up the app and start looking for an effect you like. You can … Read more
With almost 550,000 active apps in the iTunes App Store, you get plenty of variation, and one developer continues to release games that are downright silly.
Many iPhone gamers will probably remember Justin Smith's Enviro-Bear 2010 (99 cents) from Captain Games. When the game came out in 2009, our Mac and iOS freelance reviewer, Paul Hughes, started the review by saying, "Enviro-Bear 2010 is part game, part joke, part art piece, and part game-design experiment." In Enviro-Bear 2010, the premise is that you are a bear getting ready to hibernate and you must drive a car … Read more
Enviro-Bear 2010 is part game, part joke, part art piece, and part game design experiment, a bold and ridiculous app that's basically a Rorschach test for gamers, in which you play a bear driving a car who's trying to run over and then scarf up enough food to hibernate in the last 5 minutes before winter.
Whether you love or hate Enviro-Bear 2010, a few things are certain: the interface is deliberately difficult (reflecting, one might suppose, the difficulty a real bear would experience driving a car), as you touch and drag to direct the bear's paw … Read more
Perhaps nothing even remotely associated with Rupert Murdoch could possibly be funny this weekend. Perhaps nothing even remotely associated with Rupert Murdoch could go right either.
The producers clearly had a great idea. They had their presenter at the San Diego Yacht and Boat Show standing next to a man with a revolutionary aqua jet pack.
They were going to start the show by having Aqua Jet Pack Man take off. So very cute. And then.
Well, and then the JetLev R200 jet pack proved to need a little more rehearsal.
Or, more likely, it was the operator who wasn't quite ready to push the right button when the producer told him he was live.
Whatever the reason, there is something so very charming about the way that John, the man with pack, plummets straight into the water, almost taking the very fine and brave Fox 5 presenter with him.
I defy anyone who can still see and feel their feet not to lose a little equilibrium at the beginning of this video. Clearly, the JetLev R200 is a fine, fun machine that many will enjoy on future summer vacations. Indeed, the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker enjoyed one a few days ago in Saint-Tropez.
But he's merely a point guard, not someone who has to open what is, no doubt, San Diego's finest morning news show.
And no, I don't believe you can remotely hack an aqua jet pack.… Read more
Army of Darkness Defense is a castle-defense game based on (and named after) the third movie in the cult-classic comic-horror series "Evil Dead." You play the chainsaw-armed hero Ash Williams, and audio samples of his highly quotable dialogue play a starring role in the app.
Unlike so many movie tie-in games, Army of Darkness Defense manages to be quite good: it's a mix of resource management and arcade action, in which you re-enact the frantic defense of the movie's finale. Waves of enemies--skeletal and/or demonic "Deadites"--advance from right to left inside the … Read more
You might be one of those who has been taken aback today that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is, according to an interview Bill Gates gave to the Daily Mail, now engaged.
You might therefore wish to renew your efforts to find the wealthy lover of your dreams online. Fortunately there is a YouTube video that is currently underlining some of the stresses of creating an online video profile.
It has, indeed, so moved the world's lonely and forlorn that it has already enjoyed more than 4 million views.
The video purports to be part of an eHarmony profile. It … Read more
Fatbooth will make you look fat in pictures. Intrigued yet?
Using what can only be described as state of the art technology, Fatbooth detects a face in your photos, and adds to it a disproportionate amount of chin and cheek girth. Purely meant for entertainment, not embarrassment, the app performs its singular function perfectly. It runs smoothly, is easy to use, and produces an LOL moment almost every time. Fatbooth can also run its face detection and fattening magic on existing photos from your gallery. If you want to see the before picture, just shake your phone. To fatten that … Read more
Where's Waldo? HD The Fantastic Journey is the iPad adaptation of the game of the same name for the iPhone and iPod Touch (as well as for Nintendo DS, Wii, and Windows), based on the the third book in the popular search-and-find "Where's Waldo?" series.
On top of providing some surprisingly diverse and satisfying gameplay from such simple source material, this app looks great on the iPad, with all the colorful and intricate details of the original drawings--along with a handful of embedded animations that liven up each illustration, whether it's a couple of tussling … Read more