Editor’s Picks Apps

Skee-Ball has Redeeming Qualities

Flick your finger to send a duckpin-sized bowling ball up the ramp and into the holes. Tilt the phone to add spin after the flick. That’s it, but be prepared to do it a few thousand times a day.

Buy Guerrilla Bob on the App Store

Guerrilla Bob Blows Stuff Up

Guerrilla Bob is a dual stick shooter with throwaway lines that aren’t that funny — “Say hello to my bullets!” — a 3D landscape that looks like Legoland gone bad, and a story line that won’t replace the Odyssey as the standard of heroic epics any time soon.

Buy 20 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver on the App Store

20 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver on Your iPhone

If you haven’t witnessed renown British chef Jamie Oliver in action, you’re missing out on an incredible personality with a passion for healthy food. If you love him in The Food Revolution, you’ll love him on your iPhone as he demonstrates some of his recipes designed to be made in 20 minutes or less.

Buy ZombieSmash on the App Store

Zombie Smash: Visceral Evisceration

Visually and thematically, Zombie Smash may remind you of its somewhat more lush castle-defense cousin Plants vs. Zombies. Sound effects are similar too, as are the as-you-go instructions that appear over your screen.

Buy Groove – Music Player & Smart Playlists on the App Store

Rediscover Your Groove With a Smarter Music Player

A newbie in the long and growing list of music apps, Groove lets you take your music library for a new spin by providing a quick and easy way to listen to your songs. Groove was designed to help users “rediscover” their music library and it accomplishes this by being organized, intuitive, and bit more than “genius.” Groove’s options are simple.

Buy Glee Karaoke on the App Store

Glee for iPhone and iPad Unites Gleeks the World Over

With a couple of App Store successes—like Ocarina and I am T-Pain—under their belt, Smule has partnered with FOX to unite Gleeks around the world with the new Glee app for iPhone and iPad.

Buy Hottie Hookups on the App Store

Hottie Hookups Brings Out the Bouncer In You

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.

Buy Doodle Kart - Game Center Multiplay on the App Store

Doodle Kart Draws Out the Race Car Driver In You

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.

Buy Animal Hide & Seek Adventure on the App Store

Take Your Favorite Tot on an iPhone Animal Hide & Seek Adventure

Animal Hide & Seek Adventure for iPhone is a game for young children featuring colorful animation and friendly music built around a simple seek and find premise. Choose from three adventure themes – jungle, circus, and ocean – and find the animals hidden in each image.

Buy Likwid on the App Store

Likwid Unlocks the Music Within You

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.

Buy Geocaching on the App Store

Geocaching guiding you for hours of hidden treasure fun

Geocaching is basically a game of treasure hunting. When I first heard about it a year ago I had no idea how remarkably popular geocaching is. It’s a game played by untold numbers of people throughout the world.

Buy Landscaper's Companion - Plant & Gardening Reference Guide on the App Store

Landscaper's Companion Gets You Ready for Spring Planting

Spring is finally here and with it comes an app of great proportions for amateur gardeners and botanists. Landscaper’s Companion is a reference guide to more than a 1,000 plants in every category – perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, groundcover, ornamental grasses and more.

Buy Alice In Wonderland – An Adventure Beyond The Mirror on the App Store

Alice In Wonderland iPhone App: Curiouser and Curiouser

There's speculation that Lewis Carroll was Jack the Ripper. Tim Burton, with his Edward-Goreyesque artistic tastes and his fascination with lovable corpses and the like, might be a kindred spirit.

Buy Angry Birds on the App Store

Angry Birds: Cartoon Revenge is More Fun than Physics Class

From the parabolic arcs traced by the birds you slingshot, to the slipping, sliding, splintering, crashing, and ricocheting of various objects you sling at, Angry Birds is a physicist’s dream.

Buy Battle of Puppets on the App Store

Battle of Puppets Puts Castle Defense in the Limelight

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.