Articles and Reviews by Jennifer Beam
Happy Blue Fish’s Feng Shui Game: Keep the Balance! is a charmingly animated app that tests your memory and balance skills in a Zen themed, interactive game. The Feng Shui Game offers four modes of gameplay including a two-player Duo version.
Said to be “as addictive as real cash,” iCountCash adds to the long line of addictive frantic tapping, swiping, and poking games available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and now iPad. While it’s kind of baffling how games like this have caught on, there’s no denying the popularity of such non-placid entertainment for the touch screen devices.
Don't worry, it's not in your eye, it's with an I and an E, O, U and sometimes Y. Word Droppings is a word building game played by tapping letters to form words, which as expected, scores you points.
While the title is a mouthful, Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece, Book I proves to be anything but ordinary. An intriguing story about 10 year-old Simon Graham and his grandmother’s mysterious past coupled with riddles and puzzles that tie the story line together keep players entertained for a couple of hours.
Part of Viaden’s series of slots games that brings the casino to your mobile device, Viaden Magic Slots may be the best value of them all. Four slot games are included with a free bonus game available for registering.
Colorize is an iPhone app that lets you create and recreate colorful pictures with the stroke of a brush – or really your finger. Developed by Widgetize, Colorize is a creative photography editing application that allows re-coloring of entire photos or specific parts of a photo at different levels of saturation.
A productivity app with a claim of being “designed by moms, for moms,” Intuition makes it easy to organize the tasks every family manager (a.k.a. mom) needs to tackle. With an array of included categories as well as customizable options all organized into a list view, Intuition is more than just a to-do list and is quite a comprehensive personal assistant with the potential to simplify hoards of information, lists and notes.
If you’re hooked on sweepstakes, instant win games, and other “free” chances to try your luck at winning something, then check out Scratch Off Now by Thought Quarry, LLC. Scratch Off Now is basically like adding an instant win scratch off game to your iPhone with the opportunity to try your luck at winning small weekly prizes, like iTunes Store credit and Amazon gift cards, every 15 minutes.
If you haven’t witnessed renown British chef Jamie Oliver in action, you’re missing out on an incredible personality with a passion for healthy food. If you love him in The Food Revolution, you’ll love him on your iPhone as he demonstrates some of his recipes designed to be made in 20 minutes or less.
A newbie in the long and growing list of music apps, Groove lets you take your music library for a new spin by providing a quick and easy way to listen to your songs. Groove was designed to help users “rediscover” their music library and it accomplishes this by being organized, intuitive, and bit more than “genius.”
Groove’s options are simple.
With a couple of App Store successes—like Ocarina and I am T-Pain—under their belt, Smule has partnered with FOX to unite Gleeks around the world with the new Glee app for iPhone and iPad.
Barefoot Explorers’ Panda Hero for iPhone and iPod Touch is an ideal game to celebrate Earth Day and helps bring a bit of environmental awareness into the technology laden world of kids.
With the Shop Healthy! app for iPhone, users can browse nutritional information on thousands of food products organized by category and grocery aisle.
As the summer travel season is approaching, there are some serious benefits to being an iPhone user. If you haven’t already discovered the numerous ways to use your iPhone to find restaurants, buy tickets, book hotels, and perform other useful tasks while traveling, then it’s time to start living a little.
Designed for parents, iTOT – The Innovative Time-Out Timer is an iPhone application meant to turn your phone into a time-out aid. A fairly decent concept, iTOT features some good ideas in terms of design, but unfortunately the execution is a bit lacking.
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