Articles and Reviews by Keith Lewis

Listen in Real Time With Talk Stream Internet Radio Player

Buy Talk Stream on the App StoreThanks to the Talk Stream app by Talk Stream Live, LLC, my son's spring season soccer practices will be a blast! First off I must admit, as a listener and also a broadcaster, that I love Internet radio.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

Seafood Watch is a Must-Have App for Eco-Living Foodies

seafood watch sustainable food guideSeafood Watch is a mobile guide based on the Seafood Watch educational service from Monterey Bay Aquarium designed to help you make sustainable seafood choices quickly and easily. Seafood Guide allows you the convenience of access to an enormous amount of information right from your iPhone.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: , ,

Stick Stunt Biker Easily Lands Among the Top Apps

Buy Stick Stunt Biker on the App StoreStick Stunt Biker for the iPhone is a combination two very successful game genres: the stick-figure ragdoll physics game, and the side-scroller dirt bike stunt game. It's a great example of both of these, so it's no wonder Stick Stunt Biker is consistently in the best-selling games section of the App Store.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

Nike+ GPS Brings Accurate Tracking and Social Media Bragging Rights

Buy Nike+ Running on the App StoreNike+ GPS is a study in appropriate technology. The first upgrade that long-time users of the Nike+ GPS app will notice is that the iPhone is now doing what the iPhone has been able to do for a long time: tell where you are.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: , ,

With Pro HDR Camera App, iPhone Photos Rival the Real Deal

Buy Pro HDR on the App StoreFor the uninitiated, HDR photography is all the rage, supplanting tilt-shift photography as the trendiest way to manipulate your photos and earn your Flickr feed a little extra attention. Previously the domain of only high-end digital SLR cameras and pricey photo manipulation software, it has now come to the Apple iPhone, in the form of a handful of competing apps.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,

Cocktails HD: Perfect For Fancy People Who Put Booze in a Glass

Buy Cocktails HD on the App StoreI’m just going to do this review in full-on geezer mode. (For a female perspective on Cocktails HD, see our previous review of the iPhone version, Pocket Cocktails.) Here’s how you make a martini.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

CosmicPainter: Create Moving Art With Multi-Touch (Video Demo)

Buy CosmicPainter on the App StoreIt's hard to categorize CosmicPainter, unless you're familiar with the world of VJing. That's a special place where it's deemed important to be able to create patterned artwork in motion, because sometimes you just need peoples' eyeballs glued to a screen displaying no representative visual content.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

Moto Mania: Ride, Crash and Relax for the Casual Gamer

Buy Moto Mania Dirt Bike Challenge on the App StoreMoto Mania is a ragdoll physics-based dirtbike game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and it follows in the footsteps of some of the classic side-scrolling dirtbike stunt games of the past, like Excite Bike for the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

Keith Lewis rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:

Fragger: Launch Your Attack

Buy Fragger on the App StoreProblem: You like launching explosives in physics-based puzzle-worlds to kill enemies. Solution: Angry Birds. Residual problem: You really want to kill people, not pigs. Better Solution: Fragger.

Keith Lewis rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:

Assault Commando: If It Isn't You, Destroy It!

Overall, I really like Assault Commando, but I do have one nit to pick. 3D Magic says Assault Commando is set in a South American jungle, but its look seems Asian; Perhaps we're in Peru during the rule of Alberto Fujimori.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

Ringtone Designer Pro: Create Unlimited Ringtones for Your iPhone

Buy Ringtone Designer Pro - Create Unlimited Ringtones, Text Tones, Email Alerts, and More! on the App StoreRingtone Designer Pro — The ringtone on your iPhone says a lot about you. Choose the wrong ringtone and your otherwise hip iPhone will become a loud label announcing your inner geek. Unfortunately, sometimes, the only way to get the perfect snippet of sound is to create your own ringtone.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

Pinball Games for iPhone: 5 HD Apps That Sure Play a Mean Pinball

pinball apps for iphonePinball Apps Review — Geezer alert: I remember real pinball. I know you can still find a freestanding machine here or there in a turnpike rest-stop or an arcade. But I remember row after row of tables lining our arcades, bowling alleys, and other dens of iniquity, before the Galaga and Donkey Kong consoles stole their thunder.

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SexyTime Sex Position Guide and Choreographer Serious Play for Lovers

Buy Dr. SexyTime Advanced Sex Guide on the App StoreSexyTime Sex Position Guide and Choreographer isn't for everyone, and it isn't for "every-when," but then neither are you. Described by the developers as the best thing to happen to couples since the invention of the honeymoon, SexyTime Guide and Choreographer is trying to "make the world full of happier and healthier people, one choreographed or randomized romp at a time!" Like other iPhone sex guide apps, SexyTime's Sex Position Guide displays a range of intimate positions (25, in three tastefully rendered silhouette styles,) and describes them in text.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: , ,

Hipstamatic Develops Vintage Pics from Your Modern iPhone

Buy Hipstamatic on the App Store"Digital never looked so analog," says Hipstamatic's App Store description, and that's the key to this funky photo app's appeal. Hipstamatic gives you a choice of three lenses, three films, and two types of "flash." These last, of course, do not make your iPhone flash at your subject; rather, they apply different brightening algorithms to your final product.

Keith Lewis rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:

Guerrilla Bob Blows Stuff Up

Buy Guerrilla Bob on the App StoreGuerrilla Bob is a dual stick shooter with throwaway lines that aren’t that funny — “Say hello to my bullets!” — a 3D landscape that looks like Legoland gone bad, and a story line that won’t replace the Odyssey as the standard of heroic epics any time soon.

Keith Lewis rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,

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