Articles and Reviews by Michael Alexander



Access Your Computer Anywhere With Remote Desktop Apps for iPhone and iPad

remote desktop apps iphone

This article has been updated for 2011 with even more of the best apps for turning your iOS device into a remote desktop client. Originally written with the idea of using the iPhone for remote access, most of the features in these applications apply equally to iPod touch and iPad devices.


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Hottie Hookups Brings Out the Bouncer In You

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With its quirky and politically incorrect humor, Hottie Hookups seems to come right off the pages of Mad magazine.  This is a zany game that combines elements of time management and castle defense strategies in a way that is refreshingly unique.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Doodle Kart Draws Out the Race Car Driver In You

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Doodle Kart –  Doodle games, with graphics that appear to have been hand drawn, are hot. Lima Sky’s Doodle Jump, for example, is currently sitting in third place in the best-selling apps column.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Likwid Unlocks the Music Within You

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Likwid - We’ve seen several music-oriented games debut on the iPhone and iPod touch, notably Smule’s Ocarina and Tapulous’ Tap Tap Revenge, 2 and 3, all of which have been long-time best-sellers.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Pushme.to Puts Free Text and MMS In Your Hands

Want to send text and multimedia messages but don’t want the often costly monthly bill? Check out Treebune’s Pushme.to Lite, a free messenger app that enables you to send free text and MMS messages whether you’re in North America or abroad.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.5/5 | Category:


Battle of Puppets Puts Castle Defense in the Limelight

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Battle of Puppets, from Small Wonders, is a quirky little 2-D castle defense strategy game that puts you in the role of a puppeteer starring in well-known operas such as  Aida, Carmen, Madama Butterfly and Salome.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


Pounce Takes the Solitary Out of Solitaire

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Pounce takes the solitary out of Solitaire, according to its developer, Double Apps. It’s a multiplayer card game that goes by many different names including Nertz, Canfield, Blitz, Grouch, Peanuts  and Nerf.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


What You See, You Get, in Live Effects for 3GS

Life Effects app

Live Effects is a photographic  effects app from Omaxmedia that’s a twist on the old WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) idea. What it does is twirls, swirls and distorts in other ways, images as seen through the iPhone 3GS’s camera in real-time.


Michael Alexander rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Demolition Master Satisfies an Explosive Temper

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Demolition Master -- Big crowds always turn out to see a building implode, caused by the handiwork of highly skilled demolition experts. There’s hardly a more satisfying and captivating sight than to see a huge building collapse on itself.


Michael Alexander rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Blyx Features Fun without Commitment

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You want a game with simple rules and one that doesn’trequire any commitment on your part. Play it, put it down, pick up from where you left off. It's that simple. Blyx, from Pearl Fisher Games, falls into that category.


Michael Alexander rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Typograffit Puts a New Twist on Text

Graffit, LLC, developer of Typograffit, has dubbed its iPhone/iPod touch app a “visual communication toy," and like most toys, it's big fun. Think of one of those crime-caper movie ransom notes composed of letters cut from newspapers and magazines and you get the general idea.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: , ,


Woffo Is a Smarter, Harder, Twistier Word Puzzler

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Developer Obo Games says its app Woffo has "more smarts than Crosswords, harder strategy than Scrabble and more twists than Boggle." Trust me, it’s true.
Woffo is easily one of the more challenging word puzzlers that I’ve come across.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


AudibleSpeed Enables You to See and Hear Just How Fast You’re Traveling

Buy AudibleSpeed (GPS Speed Monitor) - CONTINUOUS AUDIBLE MONITORING of your current speed!! on the App Store

If you want to know how fast you’re traveling and for how long, whether it’s on wheels or by boat, then OK Apps’ AudibleSpeed (GPS Speed Monitor) will satisfy your need for speed with sight and sound.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Relix Is Easy to Learn but Can Be Hard to Beat

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Mark Mengelt’s Relix is one of those “easy to play, lifetime to master” kinds of match-up games that keep you engaged for hours on end. The objective is to clear game tiles from each level—there are 50 in all—by strategically moving them around the board to match up two or more tiles.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Voice Mark Lets You Audio Tag and Go

Voice Mark — If you and your iPhone 3G or 3GS get around a lot, you may find it’s sometimes hard to remember your impressions about each place you've visited. GeoGraffiti’s Voice Mark provides you with the ability create audio geotags of each location that interests you as well as listen to the audio geotags created by other users of this app.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


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