Articles and Reviews by Fred Krueger



Power Keys Allows Full Remote Control of Your Mac

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One of the most useful, and universally loved apps in the App Store is the Apple remote, which allows you to remotely control iTunes from your iPhone. But what about controlling Pandora, PowerPoint or any other Desktop or Web App?


Fred Krueger rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Flick Bowling- FreeVerse Has Done it Again

Flick Bowling was developed by NY City based company called Freeverse. The makers of Flick Bowling have been developing great games since 1994, and is one of the leaders on the iPhone gaming platform. We loved "Wing Nuts", saying at the time that it was arguably one of the best apps in the entire App Store.


Fred Krueger rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


iKoto Is a Wonderful Japanese Harp Simulator

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If you liked Pocket Guitar, you will love iKoto, a beautifully designed iPhone rendition of the traditional Japanese stringed instrument.
Released yesterday, with only one review on the App Store, iKoto is easy to miss.


Fred Krueger rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


FlipBook Celebrates 1,000 Movies With a Sale

AppCraver recommends Flipbook -- see the FlipBook review.
The developer, Josh Anon writes to let us know that the price will be reduced -- today only!
I wanted to let you know that in celebration of having over 1,000 movies posted
to flipbook.tv and 400,000 downloads of FlipBook Lite, we are going to have a
half-off sale for FlipBook (normally $9.99, on sale for $4.99) on Friday,
September 26. 


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Take Me To My Car: Great Concept, Bad Execution

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The idea of "Take Me to My Car" is great: record your GPS location, go somewhere, and get a map back to where you started. In practice, however, the Free App by independent developer Eldar Sadikov falls short of this promise.


Fred Krueger rated this app 2.5/5 | Category:


AirMe is a Two-Click Flickr Uploader That Just Works

Flickr, owned by Yahoo for the last 4 years, is simply the best photo sharing web service out there. Flickr defined web 2.0 with its simple, uncluttered interface, its use of tags and groups, its privacy controls and many other cool and innovative features.


Fred Krueger rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


Atari Missile Command Released for iPhone - and it's as Good as Ever

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Atari Missile Command, the classic game of thermonuclear war, was released today for the iPhone. At $4.99, its a faithful version of the original arcade game, with the accelerometer filling in for the old trackball.


Fred Krueger rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Grand Theft Auto Likely to be Ported to iPhone

According to Janco Analyst Mike Hickey, its very likely that the next platform for Grand Theft Auto (and specifically, GTA Chinatown Wars), will be the iPhone.
"We expect GTA will likely be ported to Apple's iPhone platform, leveraging the device's touch screen technology and accelerometer.


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Fuzzle - A Free, Fun Puzzle Game

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Fuzzle, from CandyCane, describes itself as a "classic, highly addictive puzzle game, that is simple and yet challenging. The idea behind Fuzzle is to move balls around on a board trying to line up 5 balls of the same color.


Fred Krueger rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Frotz Z-Machine Interpreter for Interactive Fiction Games on iPhone

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Back in the 70's and 80's, when computers where primarily text-based, Interactive Fiction, or "Text Adventures" were all the rage. The first of these, Colosal Cave Adventure (or just Adventure for short) for short, took place in a fantasy cave world.


Fred Krueger rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


NetNewsWire has 200,000 active users

NewsGator, the RSS reader company, released today some interesting metrics on their iPhone application. In particular:

There are over 200,000 users of NetNewsWire for iPhone
Over 115,000 iPhone users have signed up in the past 30 days
The average NetNewsWire iPhone user subscribes to 26 feeds
One NetNewsWire/iPhone user has over 2,800 feeds -- wow!


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Versus Chess Enables Playing Against Other People Online, for a Price

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Versus Chess is a lightweight version of Yahoo Chess for the iPhone. The implementation of the game is basic -- there are no timers, no types of games, no rooms -- but Versus Chess is one of the first of its kind, offering true one-on-one gameplay on the iPhone over the internet.


Fred Krueger rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


A New Grey Market in iPhone Apps?

Two weeks ago, the app "PodCaster" from independent developer "Alex S" was rejected form the App Store for "duplicating iTunes functionality". The story was documented in the developer's blog and then widely covered in the blogosphere.


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X-Plane 9: Flight Simulator Comes to the iPhone

For $9.99, XPlane offers a realistic flight simulator experience for the iPhone. Released last week, and developed in only a month, the app takes full advantage of the accelerometer of the iPhone to create a truly accurate flying experience.


Fred Krueger rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


PhotoSwap Shows Weird Social Networking Potential of iPhone

PhotoSwap is about a month old, and was written up recently in Wired. The idea is unique — you take a picture with your iPhone, submit it, and you receive a random picture back. Generally, the pictures aren't particularly interesting (computer screens, offices, apartments, etc..), but some are quite innovative.


Fred Krueger rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


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