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Draw Cartoon review

Draw Cartoon can build intermediate frames automatically so that you only have to create keyframes, an approach that makes it highly appealing for beginners and kids to create their own animation. This app kindles your creativity and can bring you hours of fun.

Pros

More accessible than other animation creators: Apart from its ability to generate intermediate frames, Draw Cartoon also comes with a skeletal animation concept for moving characters, built-in models, and a capable item editor, all of which make it more approachable than your average animation software. The playful buttons & icons and fun models and backgrounds further … Read more

Cartoon Home Screen Wallpaper Maker review

Cartoon Home Screen Wallpaper Maker is an easy-to-use app that lets you create custom wallpapers for your iOS device. It's plagued with ads and a lot of its features require a paid upgrade, but it's a cute way to customize your device if you're into that kind of thing.

Cartoon Home Screen Wallpaper Maker has two components: wallpapers, which, as you would expect, serve as the background image, and frames, which are little squares resembling animals, fruits, and other objects. Users first select a wallpaper and then arrange the frames as desired on top of the wallpaper; … Read more

US surveillance satellite's logo: Octopus encircling the world

One of the nicest feelings in the world is reassurance.

If someone wraps their arms tightly around you and tells you everything's going to be all right, you breathe more easily.

So I am, of course, delighted that the US National Reconnaissance Office -- the agency in charge of America's spy satellites -- has sent up a new one to watch over our not-always-fair planet.

To create more good feelings, Friday's launch was even live-tweeted.

I experience a troubling frisson, though, when I look at the logo on the side of the rocket. It features an octopus … Read more

Review: Formula Cartoon Touch 'N' Go is an accessible kart racer

Formula Cartoon Touch 'N' Go is a kart racer featuring popular characters from shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show, but it's not as robust or even as hard to play as bigger-name console racers from Nintendo or Sony. The result is a very accessible game that may not be something you play often, but will entertain young players for short bursts of time.

The game starts immediately after installation and gives a very short tutorial showing you how to pick a kart, power up the cart, and earn new coins. You can then choose a racetrack and start … Read more

Review: Cartoon Monster Home Screen Wallpaper Maker Pro offers fun customization

Cartoon Monster Home Screen Wallpaper Maker Pro is a fun, easy-to-use app for creating custom wallpapers that fit your iPhone's background just right. From a range of different wallpaper bases to the ability to create custom app backgrounds on a slot-by-slot basis, you can do quite a few things in this app that will customize and augment the way your home screen looks on your iPhone.

When you open the app, you are given a very thorough tutorial on how everything works, where to find each feature, and how to select new wallpaper types and app backgrounds at any … Read more

Review: Cartoon Network offers one of the best station-specific apps

Cartoon Network is one of the best TV-brand specific apps on the App Store to date, with built-in screening and gaming options, a clever design, and a very child-friendly interface. It loads fast, features dozens of full episodes for all of its most popular shows, and over a half-dozen games that are in most cases quite good. This is more than just an augmentation of the TV network -- it is a standalone experience that your child will greatly enjoy.

When you start the app, you can choose between games or videos. Turn the device to the left and the … Read more

The 404 1,311: Where we get stood up by the Internet (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Old enough to remember Paperboy? Now you can relive it in VR with the Oculus Rift.

- Extreme homeless man makeover: What do homeless people really need?

- Adult Swim is making a Mike Tyson cartoon where he solves mysteries with the help of a smart-talking pigeon.

- Nintendo sold 160K Wii U units worldwide last quarter.… Read more

Review: Crazy Cartoon Jungle Animals Adventure is a clever idea

Crazy Cartoon Jungle Animals Adventure tries to create a stripped-down, bare-bones game that in many ways doesn't quite work, most of all because of its lack of gameplay polish. The game is clunky, the animations blocky, and the design stripped down to such a level that it's never quite clear what you are doing or why you are doing it. The resulting game is entertaining in bursts, but doesn't have the staying power of other iOS games.

After starting the app, you can immediately start the tutorial, which works well to introduce the core concepts of the … Read more

Meet the 23-ton X-Wing, the world's largest Lego model

There's big, then there's really big, and then there's colossal, which might be a good word to use when describing a near 46,000-pound Lego X-Wing that made a triumphant debut Thursday in New York's Times Square.

The full-size replica, about 42 times the size of the Lego "Star Wars" X-Wing (#9493) set available on store shelves, celebrates the debut of Cartoon Network's "The Yoda Chronicles," which premieres on May 29 at 8 p.m. … Read more

Coloring Book - Cartoons 1.0 Review

This cute, little app lets your kids color in their favorite Nickelodeon and Disney stars. Coloring Book - Cartoons doesn't have a lot of colors and can be difficult to control, but it might be fun if you have a stylus and a tablet.

This app comes in both free and paid versions. The paid version of the app costs $1.45 and nukes ads. The ads on the free version aren't that terrible, though. Though it features Spongebob, Mickey Mouse, and other iconic characters, it doesn't seem to be sponsored by any major company. Coloring in … Read more