Articles and Reviews by Jennifer Beam

Touch & Go! Lends a New Touch to Classic Match-Three Games

As far as match-three, compounding block games go, The Game Creators, developers of Touch & Go!, seem to have gotten a "feel" for the genre. Sure, Touch & Go! is a game based on a redundant concept, but there is nothing redundant about the interface, which is ultimately what enables this app to lend an air of creativity and uniqueness to the plethora of match-three genre games for iPhone.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:

PhotoList is Simple, but Not Picture Perfect

PhotoList by Raisix Inc., makers of ColorMatch, is a photo storage app that allows users to organize, rate, and view their photos according to any filing or sorting system desired. The ability to customize album or file names and add additional tags to individual photos proves useful to those with multiple photos stored on their device.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:

Mobicip Safe Browser Makes Mobile Browsing Safe for Kids

Buy Mobicip Safe Browser With Parental Control on the App StoreMobicip Safe Browser - Access to the Internet proves useful in so many different situations, especially mobile access. For kids, mobile Internet access can prove both a learning and entertainment tool, but unfortunately, unrestricted access to the Internet is a dangerous prospect for kids.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

Bookworm is the Defining Word Game App for the iOS Platform

Bookworm game for iPhoneIf you’re a word game fan and have never played Pop Cap Games’ Bookworm online, then check out Bookworm in the App Store. From the same developers that brought us Bejeweled, Bookworm is by far one of the best search and create word games around and having it available for iPhone and iPod touch is pretty exciting if you’re a word game fanatic.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,

MP Solitaire is Contradictory Card Fun

Get this — the MP in MP Solitaire stands for "multi-player," which come on, is a bit paradoxical. After all, you can’t play a game that was designed to be played alone with other people, right?

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

10 Balls 7 Cups and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Very similar to Arcade Bowling, 10 Balls 7 Cups is an arcade-style skeeball game for your iPhone or iPod touch. Displaying on the screen as a wooden alley with the traditional seven target cups or rings of varying point values, 10 Balls 7 Cups replicates the arcade classic very well and frankly, is a buck cheaper than the aforementioned similar app and has an added bonus — tickets!

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

TigerBeat3D is a Sidekick to This Month's Issue

TigerBeat3D is a sidekick app that goes along with this month’s issue of Tiger Beat Magazine, which, for all you post-adolescent readers, is like a cross between People Magazine and Star Magazine for kids.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:

Star Guitar Another Shining Music App from Amidio

Recently released by Amidio, the same developer who delivered the popular synth app Pro, Star Guitar is a full-function guitar app that lets you play, record, and export files of the music you create.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:

PopOff Supplies More Sounds for Popping Off

Buy PopOff on the App StoreWhile I truly do not understand the fascination with sound effect apps, PopOff is yet another sound app with a name that implying its purpose — it's a collection of random sounds you can “pop off.” Though I prefer to use my device for productivity, gaming, and music entertainment, I alone do not make up the entire populous of iPhone/iPod touch users and there are plenty of users who enjoy the ability to have random sound effects at their finger tips.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,

Hail Mon, Rasta Monkey Rolls into Action!

Buy Rasta Monkey! on the App StoreSimilar to, yet uniquely different from Rolando, Rasta Monkey is a 2-D, side-scrolling platformer brought to us by Nitako that utilizes responsive touch control to maneuver a super-cool little monkey from tree to tree as he collects fruit to satisfy his Da’s fruit smoothie craving.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

Lifecards Has Issues but is Throwing Users a Lifeline

In line with other apps that let you create cards with photos, Lifecards by Vivid Apps puts postcard-making software on your iPhone that allows you to insert up to four images, add text, and then save and email as a photo attachment.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:

Monsters vs. Aliens App: Free vs. Paid Version

If you have kids, then you are probably more than aware of the latest Dreamworks Animation movie, Monsters vs. Aliens, about to hit theaters. The movie is an animated comedy, featuring the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen, about a girl who turns into a giant and teams up with a secret compound of good monsters to battle evil aliens and save the day.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:

File Sharing and Viewing Easy with Memory Stick

Buy File Sharing on the App StoreAvailable in the App Store from Softalk Ltd., Memory Stick turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a portable drive for file sharing between computers. Functioning entirely on WiFi connectivity, Memory Stick is only going to work on WiFi networks — an aspect that could be misleading based upon Memory Stick’s icon and name.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

iShout Pro: Popular Phrases Game For Portable Fun

For those who enjoy around-the-table word guessing games like Password, Taboo, and Catchphrase, iShout Pro is an app that will turn your iPhone into a mechanism that facilitates the same type of game.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

"Draw" Your Own Conclusion With Crayon Physics Deluxe

A 2008 Independent Games Festival Grand Prize winner, Crayon Physics Deluxe is now available in the App Store, brought to us by Hudson Games. Crayon Physics Deluxe is a combination puzzle and drawing game, in which players “draw” solutions to various stages.

Jennifer Beam rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

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