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Attention Chess Fanatics: Free Chess Puzzles!

Chess Puzzles, a free game by independent developer IggyGames, contains 50 chess puzzles of varying difficulty, starting with (relatively simple) mate in 2 problems, ranging to mate in 5.

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iGolf Releases Version 2.0 - Play Par 3 Golf on the iPhone

iGolf today released version 2.0 of their Free Golf simulation game for the iPhone. This is a significant new release: instead of just playing on a driving range, you can now play two par 3 holes and one par 4.

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a2zpro - Making the Most of User Integration

a2zpro is the successor to a2z from UK iPhone app developer Westernits and it is a truly innovative tool as far as conversion apps are concerned. Upon every opening of a2zpro the exchange rates are updated for the currency converter, which provides 154 categories with live data from Yahoo!. The currencies work slightly different than in other apps since the user selects the currency and amount and the other 153 conversions are shown underneath (no from-and-to selections are needed and the page is not limited to only a few units).

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Units - The Useful and Free Converter

Units by UK developer TheMacBox is a great and easy-to-use conversion app, which provides most units that anyone who is not a professional engineer would ever need. The main page of the app allows you to select the desired unit, leading the user to the next page, which shows several conversions at once with the option to edit the list of conversions for some units like currencies.

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Fuzzle - A Free, Fun Puzzle Game

Fuzzle, from CandyCane, describes itself as a "classic, highly addictive puzzle game, that is simple and yet challenging. The idea behind Fuzzle is to move balls around on a board trying to line up 5 balls of the same color.

Oblique Strategies Brought to iPhone With All 5 Editions

In-the-know musicians and creative types have been singing the praises of Oblique Strategies since the original deck came out in the 1975 when Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first collaborated on the unique set of inspiring, philosophical quotes with an initial edition of just 500 sets of business card sized notes.

Aero Weather is a Must for Pilots

If you are a pilot, the Aero Weather App is pretty awesome. I usually fly from Novato California to Tahoe, Las Vegas or Santa Monica. Aero weather gives me a quick glimpse of the weather situation at these airports.

EveryTrail - Share Your Travel Experiences via iPhone

The idea behind EveryTrail is simple - use your iPhone, with its built-in GPS and camera, to map ("geotag") photos as you travel locally or around the world. EveryTrail then takes this "geotagged user generated travel content" and creates a unique mashup you can share online with your friend or the EveryTrail community.

Buy iSlots on the App Store

iSlots is Just Like a Vegas-style Video Slot Machine

If you like the digital cha-ching that comes along with video slots then you're likely to get a kick out of iSlots. The realistic-looking app features the same whirling music and falling-change sounds as an actual Vegas-style slot machine.

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Apple Remote 1.1 - Now, with Genius

The Apple Remote app has always been one of our favorite all around apps. As of last week, it has been upgraded to version 1.1, and now fully supports the new "Genius Mode" of iTunes 8. We can now give it the perfect 10/10 rating.

Buy Bible on the App Store

YouVersion's Bible - The Truth will Set you Free!

Other than the App Store, the only other place I have seen more Bibles for sales is my local Christian bookstore! The Bible is by far the best selling book of all time (over 6 billion copies in more than 2000 languages) so at some level perhaps it makes sense that there are over 30 Bible applications available on the App Store ranging from free to a pricey $28.99.

Buy 21 Pro: Blackjack on the App Store

Pro 21 Blackjack is Awesome for Both Beginners and Card Sharks

When getting ready to purchase a blackjack app, I seriously debated about whether to download the ad-supported 21 Pro Blackjack Sponsored or to up the ante and pay for 21 Pro Blackjack.

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Bloomberg is a Must Have App for Business Professionals

For financial market news, Bloomberg is second to none. The iPhone app is an excellent resource for stock quotes and business news on the go, and provides a template on how a good news service should be ported to the iPhone.

Buy Spanish to English Talking Phrasebook on the App Store

Talking Phrasebooks make for Great Travel Companions

The Talking Phrasebooks apps from UK application developer Coolgorilla offer basic phrases and dictionaries in six languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek and Portuguese) with over 350,000 downloads so far and Spanish being the most popular language.

Aurora Feint Becomes the Best Free Game on iPhone, Eventually

Aurora Feint Becomes the Best Free Game on iPhone, Eventually

I've documented my problems with Aurora Feint previously. I wasn't able to get past the opening screen without having the application crash. Several reinstallations later, I was finally able to play the game, only to get stuck in the first section of the game without any way to progress or quit.