Tank Battles in Suburbia, from Cloud Scissor, is a dark, but funny, take on the classic tank shooter. Hop into a tank and start blasting away, not just at other tanks but also at pricey homes, cop cars, warehouses, fast-food restaurants – in short, everything in sight. When the battle ends, you’ll see in dollars [...]
Articles and Reviews by Michael Alexander
Michael is a writer and editor in the Boston area. His tech articles have appeared in Popular Science, Sport, Video, Nation’s Business, Boston, Home Entertainment, Jacksonville Monthly and a bunch of other consumer and trade pubs.
If you're planning to take a trip to Rome, Italy, the Vatican will undoubtedly be on your itinerary. When you go, take along ItalyGuides: Vatican Museum Tour, from ComPart Multimedia. It’s a pocket tour guide that will help you navigate through the Vatican’s many museums and treasures with the least amount of wear on your [...]
SOHOinmypocket, from AppFury, LLC, is a straightforward directory and location-aware navigation app that informs you of what’s around you and how to get there. In this case, it’s New York City’s famed SOHO and NoLita districts, a 50-block area of Manhattan replete with restaurants, galleries, funky little shops and other retail outlets. Launch the app, [...]
Remember that resolution you made at the first of the year to lose weight and get into shape? Developer Bryan Dulaney’s FitPulse is a sort of personal trainer that aspires to help you get your butt into gear. Start out with a “Fitness Blueprint” that enables you to customize the app to create your workout [...]
Video Strip Poker -- “Hi, my name is Natasha, I’m a 21-year old student and I love country music. Would you like to play strip poker? I may be a scatterbrain…hey, try to get me undressed!” If poker and hotties are your thing, then you’ll probably like Arawella’s Video Strip Poker. The idea is the [...]
Stone Skipper couldn't get much simpler: Find out how many times you can get a rock to skip across the surface of a pond, river or other body of water. In developer Burnley Media's game, you assume the role of Max, who along with his faithful dog, Andy, spend the day skipping stones. Max has [...]
Arc Soft is well known for its photo and other digital media manipulation apps for PCs and Macs, so I had high hopes for Panorama Maker, the company's latest release for the iPhone. Although I wasn't disappointed, I wasn't doing cart wheels either. Panorama Maker is a straightforward app that enables you to stitch together [...]
AppCraver has reviewed bunches and bunches of really good photo apps such asNevercenter's Camera Bag and Omar Shoor's Photogene. Now, add CodeGoo's Camera Genius to the same club.
Trails - GPS Tracker is designed to tell you where you've been, more than for where you're going like some other GPS apps for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Bikers, joggers, motorists and even snow mobilers who wish to record their travels for record-keeping, journaling or other purpose will find this app useful. However, its main focus is on hikers.
Distant Suns 2: Unleash your inner astronaut -- Judging by the number of pocket planetariums and other astronomy apps in the App Store's inventory, stargazing is not just for fans of Star Wars or astronomy nerds like me. My astronomy app of choice is Vito Technology's Star Walk, a wonderfully entertaining and educational app tapped [...]
mPassport Paris – One of my biggest fears, beyond losing my wallet or passport, when traveling abroad is that I might be injured in an accident, come down with a serious bug or get some other illness. Say what you will about the America health insurance system, you can't beat American hospitals and doctors to [...]
Orbital Defence is a retro-arcade shooter with elements of Missile Command, Galaga, Moon Patrol and other space-defense style games popularized by Atari, Namco and Sega soon after the dawn of video gaming. What's unique about membraine studios' game compared to the old timers is that it takes advantage of the iPhone and iPod touch's advanced [...]
Navigon MobileNavigator - One of the big deals about Apple’s iPhone 3G and 3GS iPhones are their built-in GPS. With the right app, any 3G flavor can become a fully-featured GPS unit. Make the app cheap enough, and the iPhone as a way-finder becomes a better option than the real thing. Unfortunately, for some of [...]
Smart Alarm — Despite it's name, Smart Alarm, from Mobile App Center, is more than a simple alarm clock app — it's also a weather detector and a news and stock ticker. The idea is that this app will pleasantly wake you up in the morning with a dash of weather, a squib of news and [...]
My Brute for the iPhone and iPod touch is derived from the online game of the same name, which has more followers than the lead lemming in the annual migration of the little critters over cliffs and into the seas below. My Brute for the iPhone and iPod touch “is a crazy, off-the-wall game of [...]