The AppStore is receiving ever more creative additions to its library on a daily basis, making handsets like the iPhone 4S one of the most versatile smartphones out there. In this article I will look at a couple of popular Apps in the free section of the Entertainment category of the AppStore.
Action Movie FX
This is an app which allows users to use the built in camera on their iPhone 4S or other Apple smartphone or tablet, to shoot a video which can then be edited by adding one of a selection of special effects. The free version of this app has 3 built in effects to choose from. The first one is Missile Attack. This simulates the devastation of a missile landing on the subject of your video footage, be it a car, a person or a building etc. The second is called Car Smash. This simulates a car landing on the subject of the video, and then flips and rolls towards the camera before it ends. Finally, the third effect is called demolition rock, which looks like a giant boulder has fallen from the sky, landing on the person or car in your video. All of these effects are realistic looking and have matching sound effects. Although this is by no means an essential app, it is worth a download as it is free and very entertaining. I have used it a couple of times and I am very impressed with the results. Just a few years ago, who would have thought it would be possible to edit videos like this just using your iPhone and an easy to use, free app?
With the popularity of tattoos in today's society, it was only a matter of time before there were related apps created. Tattoo You is a good example. It is actually quite handy, as it allows you to take a photo of yourself or a friend and choose from several popular tattoo designs. You can then add the tattoo to the photo, so you can see if it looks good or not. This is handy if you are considering getting a tattoo, as it allows you to make a more informed decision, as you are likely to have the tattoo for the rest of your life. You can download additional tattoo packs for a small charge, and even create your own. You can create text tattoos with the text and font of your choice, and even adjust the size, transparency and colour of all the tattoos. All of these setting are edited using a simple slider interface by using the touchscreen on your iPhone 4S.
Apps like Action Movie FX and Tattoo You show just how versatile the iPhone 4S and other Apple smartphones and tablets are. With free versions of these and most apps, it is easy to download them and get creative straight away. If you are interested in getting an Apple smartphone like the iPhone 4S, many UK networks are currently offering the handset for free on selected tariffs.