Articles and Reviews by Michael Alexander



Don't Worry About Collateral Damage in Tank Battles in Suburbia

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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.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


ItalyGuides: Vatican Museum Tour Shows You Places You Might Not Otherwise See

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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 shoes and lower back.


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


Put Manhattan's SOHO Shopping District in Your Pocket

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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.


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


FitPulse Could Be the App for Aspiring Biggest Losers

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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.


Michael Alexander rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Video Strip Poker Offers More than Barebones

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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.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


Stone Skipper Is Simple-Minded Fun

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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.


Michael Alexander rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


ArcSoft's Panorama Maker Offers Photographers a Whole Wide World

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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.


Michael Alexander rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Camera Genius Makes Any iPhone Photographer Smarter

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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.


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


Keep a Record of Where You've Been with Trails - GPS Tracker

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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.


Michael Alexander rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Distant Suns 2 Puts Space in Your Pocket

Buy Distant Suns: The new way to look at the sky on the App Store

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.


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


mPassport Paris Helps You Find Medical Assistance in the City of Lights

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.


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


Finger Flick or Die in Orbital Defence

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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.


Michael Alexander rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Navigon AG's MobileNavigator Lost Me There for a While

Buy NAVIGON North America on the App Store

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.


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


Smart Alarm

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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 a line or two about whether your stocks are flying or frying.


Michael Alexander rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


My Brute Online Extends Its Fan Base to the iPhone and iPod touch

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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.


Michael Alexander rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


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