We came across an app that has flown completely under the radar (as many of them do) and were instantly reminded of the 1980s Hasbro party game Scattergories. This Bluetooth rendition for iPhone and iPad, called Words By Letter – Multiplayer, formerly known as Categories Game, is a basic likeness that can be played locally [...]
Articles and Reviews by Jennifer Beam
Naught is a unique gravity-platform game for iPhone with no in-depth storyline, no color, yet an eerily artistic appeal and gameplay that's addictive.
Some say gluten free is a fad, but those with celiac disease and wheat allergy or intolerance will tell you different. If you or someone you know follows a gluten-free diet then you certainly know the biggest challenge is in eating out. Searching through health related gluten free apps for iPhone, there are several apps that [...]
With school back in session, the power of Apple’s touch devices as an educational tool is certainly timely. Parents and teachers looking for apps that assist in learning may want to take note of a new app by L’Escapadou called Word Wizard. Word Wizard is a talking, moveable alphabet app that focuses on [...]
A “New & Noteworthy” title in the App Store, Kickin Momma from Hothead Games (the creators of Death Spank for Xbox and Kard Combat for iPhone) is definitely a winner. A peg-busting, pinball-esque game that is reminiscent of Pop Cap’s Peggle, but with its own brand of game action, Kickin Momma is a delightful casual [...]
Looking for a thought-provoking and completely original puzzle game to occupy your mind? Look no further than Connectrode – a new puzzle game developed just for iOS by a team of independent designers. Connectrode takes similar puzzle genre games like match-three, Sudoku, and brick breaker and turns them upside down in a simple, but elegant [...]
If games such as Cut the Rope and Cover Orange are tops on your list, then Squirmee and the Puzzling Tree is worth taking note of. A creative puzzler with clever mechanics, Squirmee is a challenging, but intuitive, touch-to-play game with great elements of surprise. Based on an animated story that puts a little orange [...]
Zynga makes good use of their experience with Words with Friends and offers up a different kind of word guessing game. Hanging with Friends is classic hangman with enough twists to create a solid, multiplayer online word game that iPhone and iPod touch players will love.
With CBS’s Big Brother 13 in full swing, fans of the summer reality series are soaking up this season’s twists and plots like the summer sun. Who among the remaining house guests will stay and who will go next? Who will sell their soul and plot to save themselves? That’s not ours to dish out, [...]
If you want fun and even outrageous images and backgrounds readily available to liven up your mobile iOS device, then Pimp Your Screen pretty much has it all. A rather nifty utility for sprucing up backgrounds, creating app shelves, and making home and lock screens with flair, Pimp Your Screen provides an easy way to [...]
Immediately following any success is the attempt to recreate it and the Angry Birds phenomenon has certainly prompted more than a few attempts. Bird-themed games are quickly becoming a dime a dozen in the App Store, and the recent price drop of Line Birds (from the same developer as Line Surfer) has prompted some attention. [...]
Everybody loves emoji, the popular Japanese picture characters that make messaging fun. Short of jail breaking or upgrading to a new iPhone, how do you get an emoji keyboard to liven up your text messages, emails, and in calendar events? A third party application may be the quickest and easiest option – one like OMG WTF LOL [...]
Start your summer travels off right with apps that make planning and packing a bit easier. One option that may be useful is Visual Travel Checklist, which was released last month and is on sale through the end of July. Visual Travel Checklist features a database of the most commonly packed travel items organized by [...]
Craft projects are one way to help ward off summer boredom and Disney’s Family Fun Magazine has long been a source of ideas for all ages and skill levels. Conveniently enough, there’s now an app for that. With the release of Craft Finder: Great Crafts from Disney Family Fun earlier this year, the folks at [...]
Tiny Mammal, the developers that created the “artful” weather app for iPhone and touch recently released an update that includes full iPad support. To celebrate, Weather Doodle is available in the App Store on all devices for the sale price of .99 until May 23. Also included in the update is the new art theme “Eurocarta,” [...]