Zenscape - More than a year ago, Koi Pond floated onto the app scene with a gorgeous (if pointless) app that allowed users to affect an onscreen world with a touch, tap or swipe. It was an instant success and app developers have been using the model ever since hoping to achieve the same fame.
Articles and Reviews by Barbara Holbrook
Deadlier Allusions is another installment of text-based who-dunnits for armchair detectives. The criminal capers are all murders where the victim has left behind clues that — if interpreted correctly — will point to the "perp." It's the players job to suss out the truth and solve the murder through multiple choice.
iPeriod won me over.
Although menstruation tracking apps aren't exactly new to the App Store, I've avoided reviewing any of them. It's not that I'm squeamish about the subject matter. It's just that I've never been the type to track this information, so why start now?
Anitello is an app designed to provide "clarifying animations" to "entertain and assist." The animations cover basic tasks such as jumpstarting a battery or cooking a steak — simple stuff that people frequently have questions about.
Wordweaver adds new features, twists and roadblocks to the typical "find and select" word puzzlers. It could be one of the most innovative word games I've played in a while, and it's easily the most challenging.
Red Hot Slots is a rock-and-roll good time for anyone that enjoys games of chance. ...Take that, Vegas! I'm going with Red Hot Slots.
PhotoShoot is a customizable dart board that lets you choose a photo (aka: target) and dart-style to release frustration or a enjoy quick chuckle.
Grabl is a word-building strategy game that will appeal to those brainy types who prefer a shot of adrenaline with their morning crossword.
One of the newer edutainment apps to hit the marker is MonsterABC, an alphabet primer with a monstrously cute theme.
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iCaption (Funny Pics - FAIL Signs, plus more!) is an iphone application for all you Dane Cook fans out there — meaning I don't think it is remotely funny or even tolerable but I guarantee some of you out there will.
Hulala iPix — pronounced like a tropical version of oo-la-la — is another image decorating app that invites users to "bling up" their photos and share them with friends via Facebook or email.
Orbital, the new space-themed app from BitForge, is a stand-out game that can be played with one hand. It falls loosely into the brick-breaker category, but takes this straightforward concept adds a few new ideas, a bit of social media and packages it all up with gorgeous graphics.
I wasn't too sure I could test the Disneyland iGuide by Walkee without a visit to the "happiest place on Earth." However, since my app purchase did not include a ticket I realized I'd just have to give it my best shot.
Each collection in Zamodo's new line of iPhone Wallpaper apps features 10 clean, vector-y, candy-coated artworks designed to look like faces. They have just the right dash of whimsy and cool to give your device a little attitude that says, "I may ride the waves of popular culture, but I'm still a kid at heart."