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App Review: Predator Digital Clock

predator clockIf you're a fan of the Predator movies, or you just like to surround yourself with all things sci-fi, here is an app you're going to love. Predator Digital Clock is a simple app that transforms your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate movie-inspired display piece - it's a clock that uses actual symbols from the Predator franchise to tell the time.

If someone asks you what time it is, just growl at them.

If someone asks you what time it is, just growl at them.

You think telling the time is easy? Not anymore - you'll have to decipher the symbols to make any sense of this clock face, which not only creates an interesting challenge, but it provides the perfect excuse for being late. There are several modes available; including super, easy, hard and extreme, so depending on your nerd-fu there's something to suit all skill levels.

As you'd expect from a clock (even a clock as alien as this one), there are options to switch between 12 and 24 hour time formats, a stop-watch, timers and alarm clocks with Predator-themed sound effects for that full immersive experience.

You can set alarms with Predator-inspired sounds guaranteed to wake you up.

You can set alarms with Predator-inspired sounds guaranteed to wake you up.

Thankfully, the main interface includes navigation and icons that a puny human can understand, and important settings like alarms and timers are shown in English. Navigation itself is handled pretty well, and if you don't like waking up to a menacing red hue, you can choose a different color.

The presentation is minimalist, but everything is well polished and a subtle glow on the symbols adds an authentic look to an app that is a great conversation starter, and honestly, the only thing missing is a working cloaking device.

Oh would you look at the time. It's erm..

Oh would you look at the time. It's erm..

If you're into this kind of thing, you probably don't need to be told to go and grab this app, but for what it's worth, go and grab this app - it's the most interesting clock you'll find on the App Store.

Platform: iOS
Price: $1.99
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/977/predator-digital-clock
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/predator-digital-clock/id513835976?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

App Review: CALC Premium

calcFor some people, a calculator is just a tool - something they use occasionally and never really think about; but for those who demand a more intelligent solution, particularly those in math-heavy professions (architects, programmers, accountants and so on) CALC Premium is more than just a calculator, it's a number-crunching powerhouse in the palm of your hand.

CALC is really clever. That's the official line from developer, QApps LLC, but we wanted to find out just how clever this app is, and we weren't disappointed. The 'clever' bit, comes from CALC's ability to parse and calculate advanced expressions on-the-fly; handling anything from simple calculations to tot-up your grocery bill to expressions with complex notation and parenthesis like 32.5+(4x(0.9-cos(90))).

calcMaths aside, and despite its apparent complexity, this app genuinely has one of the most elegant and user-friendly interfaces we've seen in a long time, and it really shows a commitment to a fluid user experience by the developers.

The interface is highly customizable with changeable themes, color-selector and background images so you can make it your own; and navigation is effortless, with a swipe to the right revealing a list of advanced functions, or an upward swipe to show history.

calcYou can even convert between units of measurement and currencies in a couple of taps, and everything feels completely seamless as you dip in and out of CALC's trove of features, which makes for an app that feels self-contained and complete, and the recently added 'expression dictation' feature for iOS7+ is nothing short of impressive.

CALC Premium is a slick and elegant calculator, that by virtue of its wealth of features will probably make you smarter for having used it. You do the math.

Platform: iOS
Price: $1.99
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/864/calc-premium
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calc-premium/id842563364