Articles and Reviews by Barbara Holbrook



Manual for the United States of America

The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust..." — George Washington on leaving office Patriotism and election fever is sweeping the country today.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Does Everyone Already Have an iPhone?

If you believe the product placement, then everyone in the world (or at least on TV) already has an iPhone. The must-have symbol of hipness is already trickling down to the masses. Could this account for the recent news that Apple's iPhone production is hitting the brakes?

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Interview with David Barnard of The Application Cubby

David Barnard of The Application Cubby took time to answer our questions about developing applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The Application Cubby is the team behind Trip Cubby, an AppCraver Editor's Pick.

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iPhone Stand from Office Supplies?

iphonestand2Reduce, reuse, resourceful! They say that necessity is the mother of invention and that must have been true for the crafty fellow that made this iPhone stand from a binder clip. Unfortunately, instructions not included.

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Chimps Ahoy! Spooked! Last Chance for Halloween Fun

Buy Chimps Ahoy! Spooked! on the App StoreHalloween is here so you'd better hurry if you want to play any holiday-inspired games before it's too late. One of my favorites? Chimps Ahoy! Spooked! If you've followed AppCraver, then you know we love Chimps Ahoy!

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


Mac vs. PC: This Time It's Personal

Mac vs PCI've really enjoyed watching the escalating advertising campaigns by Microsoft and Apple. What started as a playful "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" banter has turned into ads that actually seem to be speaking back and forth to each other.

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Puzzllotto Winner Announced via Twitter

Gentlemen (and ladies) put down your iPhones. UnitedLemur.org announced a winner to their Puzzllotto game this afternoon via twitter. As of this writing the website does not reflect the announcement, but subject to verification it sounds like it's game over for those hoping to strike it rich with their puzzle-solving prowess.

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Tap Tap Revenge: Nine Inch Nails Edition Takes the Stage

Buy Nine Inch Nails Revenge on the App StoreFirst announced back in September, the special NIN edition of Tap Tap Revenge featuring music "hand picked by Trent Reznor himself" is now available in the App Store. The NIN-branded app offers players 16 tracks from the last two Nine Inch Nails albums, The Slip and Ghosts I-IV.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Free Wi-Fi is Back from AT&T

Some iPhone users may remember the premature announcement several months ago about AT&T offering free wi-fi to all iPhone customers at any Starbucks location. Well, this time it's true.

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PhotoFrame Turns iPhone into Digital Picture Frame

Buy PhotoFrame on the App StorePhotoFrame offers a simple way to showcase personal photos using your iPhone as a digital photo frame. PhotoFrame, released last week, adds a functionality so simple that it's amazing it hasn't been done before.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Big Keyboard Email: Improve Your Typing Skills with a Wide Keyboard

Buy Big Keyboard Email on the App StoreAn oft-ranted complaint about the iPhone is that users can't access the horizontal keyboard when typing emails. Several developers have tackled the issue including Big Keyboard Email.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Halloween Picture Haunt: Entertain Your Brains Zombie-style

Buy A Halloween Picture Haunt on the App StorePhoto hunt games are all the rage. Kids and adults can be equally entertained by these simple image challenges where you compare two pics side by side to find the differences. Halloween Picture Haunt is a holiday-themed version of the popular game with simple graphics and few fun twists to keep users engaged.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


More Changes in Store for Apple Rating System

Recently Apple took note of complaints by altering the review system in their App Store. The changes included tightening up the system so that only users who purchased the app could leave a review.

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Google Earth: A Free Trip Around the World on iPhone, iPod Touch

Buy Google Earth on the App StoreAs of last night the ultimate interactive map and the ultimate interactive phone are now linked. Google Earth is available as a free download for iPhone and iPod Touch. Having Google Earth at your fingertips anytime, anywhere is cool enough.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: , , ,


Street View for iPhone! Apple releases iPhone 2.2 Beta to Developers

Google Street View, which is already available on the Android, will soon be found on an iPhone near you. After a false start on Thursday, Apple started seeding developers with the 2.2 firmware update for iPhone on Friday.

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