Articles and Reviews by Michael Alexander

Frenzic = Fast, Frantic, Frenzied and Feverish

Frenzic - I'm always trying to carjack SUVs, race motorcycles, play rock music and annihilate alien lifeforms creatures with shotguns. At the moment, I have a new copy of  "Call of Duty4" on my desk and when I find time, I'm going to "Get some," as the U.S.

Michael Alexander rated this app 5.0/5 | Category: Uncategorized

No Need to Call Jack Bauer When You Have eC2 In Hand

eC2 - Imagine yourself as a war fighter with a mission to a remote mountainous region in search of a terrorist training camp. Under normal conditions, it might be impossible to carry out your mission in the time allotted because of the difficult terrain.


SnapTell Explorer: You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover After All

La, la, la, you stroll into your favorite bookstore and you see a book that you'd like to buy. "Hmmm," you say to yourself, "Self, I wonder if this book is any good and better yet, can I find it cheaper somewhere else?" So, you pull out your trusty iPhone and launch SnapTell Explorer, the free app you downloaded just the other day.

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

VideoEgg Cracks Open a New Mobile Advertising Platforms

Application developers who are looking to capitalize on their free apps, have yet another option to generate revenues using the iPhone as an advertising platform. VideoEgg, the latest entry, joins AdMob and Flurry in the battle for precious advertising real estate on the iPhone's screen.


iFun Golf Can Bring Out the Tiger in You

iFun - Social Gaming Network, or SGN as it is better known, has built a business around popular iPhone games such as  iBowl and iBaseball as we noted in our interview with Shervin Pishevar, CEO of SGN last month.

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

Interview: Ocarina is Music to the Ears of Smule's Founders

Smule's Ocarina iPhone app is an electronic version of the physical instrument. Blow into the microphone, touch any combination of four "holes" and tilt the phone to alter vibrato. If you have any talent (I don't) you'll be playing music in no time.


Is That the WiPix iPhone App I Smell?

I really tried hard to find something worthwhile to write about Samposoft's WiPix picture-viewing program, but in the end, I figured that I'd better get right to it and not waste anyone's time.

Michael Alexander rated this app 0.5/5 | Category: Uncategorized

Gazette Is Fuctional, Streamlined and Works as Advertised

Mateusz Rajca's Gazette works exactly as advertised: Gazette is a simple to use, RSS reader that seamlessly syncs to your Google Reader account. It takes only seconds to set up. Gazette connects to your folders in your Google Reader account and it doesn't matter how many feeds you're subscribed to.

Michael Alexander rated this app 4.5/5 | Category:

Google Mobile App Lets Users Speak to Search

Buy Google on the App StoreGoogle's Mobile App is freakin' awesome. You can search Google's index using only your voice (no buttons to push and no keys to type). It's also location aware so that you can search for places that are in proximity to wherever you happen to be.

Michael Alexander rated this app 5.0/5 | Category: ,

Free and Cheap Is Great for Consumers; for Developers, Not So Good

There are an awful lot of terrific free and inexpensive apps available for downloading from the AppStore and after reading a few recent blogs on pricing at the AppStore, I'm beginning to wonder why that is.


When It's All Geek to You, Look It Up in the Jargon File

There I was staring at some angry fruit salad, when my boss who thinks he's an alpha geek, tells me he's gonna blammo me if I don't get busy. I just pulled an all-nighter groking a bletcherous communications protocol and the bag biter is treating me like a tape monkey.

Michael Alexander rated this app 1.5/5 | Category: Uncategorized

To Call Vocalia a One-Trick Pony is an Insult to Ponies Everywhere

Buy Vocalia on the App StoreYou might be tempted to refer to Vocalia, a voice-recognition app from Creaceed, as a one-trick pony, but why insult the poor little pony who has never done you any wrong? The idea behind Vocalia is that with a modicum of training, you can pull up the contact info of anyone on your contact list by speaking his or her name.

Michael Alexander rated this app 0.5/5 | Category:

The Search for Google's Mobile Search App with Voice is On

The news broke late last week that Google would launch it's much-anticipated Google Mobile App for iPhone with Voice Search, perhaps on Friday. As of  late Sunday afternoon EST the app has yet to debut in the App Store.


Apple Says it's Not Playing Around in the Videogames Market

What do you think? Can the iPhone and iPod Touch compete as gaming platforms with the likes of Sony's hugely popular Playstation Portable or Nintendo's DS? According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Apple execs, including head boss Steve Jobs seem to think so.


SmartTime Organizer Promises You the Time of Your Life

Buy SmartTime! on the App StoreThink of Left Coast Logic’s SmartTime 1.3 as a more powerful and adaptable to-do organizer and scheduler than similar apps and that pretty much sums it up. Where SmartTime Organizer really differs from other pocket organizers is in its flexibility to easily organize items on your schedule, prioritize them, accommodate unexpected changes and integrate tasks by simply dragging them.

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

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