Articles and Reviews by Issen Alibris



MySpace Mobile Makes Moves

Buy Myspace on the App Store

MySpace junkies knew it was only a matter of time before the folks over at MySpace HQ brought the infamous social networking site to iPhone. Download MySpace Mobile and log in and the first thing you’ll notice is its lightning fast. Anything you touch in the app loads pretty darn quickly. Tap on any picture and you’ll see that the picture quality is stunning.


Issen Alibris rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


IM+ Chat Program Falls Flat

Buy IM+ Pro on the App Store

There seems to be a new chat program popping up every other month and old screen names we can’t get rid of. In today’s chat market it’s hard to find a good utility or an app that offers total integration between all of the old programs that have emerged over the years and the new ones. IM+ offers users the opportunity to combine their AOL, YAHOO, MSN, Google Talk, Jabber, ICQ and MySpace instant message screen names and buddies all in one place.


Issen Alibris rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Interview with David Perry of Arf Software

Ottawa Canada is home to museums, official buildings, loggers and Arf Software. Arf Software is headed up by David Perry. By day, Perry is the director of engineering for an energy monitoring company. By night he toils away at his Mac moonlighting as a developer.


Issen Alibris rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


NewsRack Delivers Info to the Palm of Your Hand

For those who like their news in the palm of their hand Newsstand will deliver the goods. Newsstand is an RSS reader app that offers up the news from a chosen list of sites or feeds. It displays the information in both portrait and landscape view. It couldn’t be easier to set up. Just choose the sites that you visit frequently and save them to the app. Edit the names of the feeds you’d like to place in the app and create folders to keep everything organized.


Issen Alibris rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Galactic Invaders Take Over the World

Buy Galactic Invasion on the App Store

The aliens have arrived! Break out the semi-automatic infrared laser beam shots and fire. Galactic Invasion is an arcade style game where aliens pour out of gigantic spacecraft trying to invade the world. The goal of Galactic Invasion is to keep their numbers small and don’t let them get past you. If they overtake you, game over.


Issen Alibris rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Bejeweled 2 is a Gem

Buy Bejeweled on the App Store

Puzzle Games seem to be all the rage in the App Store these days. Many of them fondly remind players of 80’s arcade games that had players stuck in bowling alleys, laundromats and car washes for hours. Classic gmaes like Tetris carved their mark into history and now a new legion of puzzle games of have entered the arena. Many of them on their second versions.


Issen Alibris rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Joost: Naughty App Makes it Through to the App Store

Joost app for iPHone

Joost - Apple's very obscure terms and conditions for app developers has been a hot topic. The lack of transparency in the certification process has been known to be confusing, frustrating and a heated point of dispute.


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Jumble! Xmas holiday fun

Jumble Xmas for iPhone

The holiday season is upon us. Game developers are already to woo gamers with special versions of their traditional games. Cavemaker is one of the many developers to take a stab at the holiday segment.


Issen Alibris rated this app 4.5/5 | Category:


BlackBeard's Assault Delivers the Goods

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Warhorse Games brings Blackbeard’s Assault to the App Store with a bold and aggressive adventure soundtrack that will make you feel like you’re BlackBeard himself. The goal of the game is pretty simple. Remove all the balls as they move along the path. To do this you must shoot cannonballs using your cannon to create matches of three or more to make them disappear.


Issen Alibris rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


iHunt Shoots, Misses, Falls Hopelessly Flat

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If shooting something other than goblins and demons has crossed your mind, you just might try your luck with iHunt. iHunt transports you to scenic places to do your hunting. Choose your weapon a shotgun or a rifle and peer through a scope to shoot your “game”. Use the accelerometer to move your weapon on the screen to shoot your targets.


Issen Alibris rated this app 0.5/5 | Category:


TurkeyHunt: Free Target Practice for All Ages

With Thanksgiving just around the corner iPhone users might find more Turkey than they can tap a finger at. TurkeyHunt is a seasonal game that just landed in the App Store. It's a race against time to kill the turkeys on the screen to make it to the next level.


Issen Alibris rated this app 2.0/5 | Category:


ElectroCute lambs on the run

Buy ElectroCute on the App Store

ElectroCute is a sheepishly skillful game that leads players on an electrifying mission. Protect your flock of sheep by tapping and pinching the screen to create lightning bolts to blow up the UFOs as they hover over a grim and dark hillside pasture.


Issen Alibris rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Buggled: Bugs Run Rampant

Lady bugs run amok in Buggled. Buggled is a color rich game of finger smarts. The goal of the game is to hold down as many lady bugs as you can in a race against time before you move on to the next level. The challenge being that once you hold one down they all scramble to a different place on the screen.


Issen Alibris rated this app 2.0/5 | Category:


The Weather Channel: Tons of Info for Weather Junkies

Buy The Weather Channel and weather.com - local forecasts, radar, and storm tracking on the App Store

If you’ve heard it never rains in Southern California you may get your proof once you download The Weather Channel App. By default this geo-location weather app gives you information based on your current locale. If you want info on a place you’re traveling to simply type in city, state, or zip code.


Issen Alibris rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Sapus Tongue Tree Leaping Game Gets Kids Moving

Parents who don’t mind forking over their iPhones to keep their little ones entertained will have now have an official reason to do so. Sapus Tongue is a classic game designed for kids nine years old and older.


Issen Alibris rated this app 2.5/5 | Category:


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