Editor’s Picks Apps
3D Aquarium: Dive into a Peaceful Underwater World of Virtual Pets
3D Aquarium — The great thing about having a pet is the interaction — the petting, funny expressions and playtime. So, I’m usually not too keen on the world of virtual pets and the related iPhone apps.1
Xewton Music Studio is a Beast — and We Mean it in the Best Possible Way
Lets start with the bad news, Xewton Music Studio is a $20 iphone application. That is a lot of money on a platform that offers an almost infinite amount of free and under $2 apps.
MonsterABC Wraps up Entertainment and Education in One App
One of the newer edutainment apps to hit the marker is MonsterABC, an alphabet primer with a monstrously cute theme.
Orbital: Best-Looking App, but Still Requires Strategy and Skill
Orbital, the new space-themed app from BitForge, is a stand-out game that can be played with one hand. It falls loosely into the brick-breaker category, but takes this straightforward concept adds a few new ideas, a bit of social media and packages it all up with gorgeous graphics.
Disneyland iGuide by Walkee is a magical link to Walt's Kingdom
I wasn't too sure I could test the Disneyland iGuide by Walkee without a visit to the "happiest place on Earth." However, since my app purchase did not include a ticket I realized I'd just have to give it my best shot. So, mouse ears in place I prepared to be imaginarily whisked away.
Swine Time is an entertaining flight in under 30 seconds
There seems to be a correlation for me lately... The shorter a game is, the longer I play it. And this is certainly the case with Swine Time, the newest release from Vito Technology. If you're lucky, a game of Swine Time will take 30-60 seconds to play.
ICEcare: Comprehensive Emergency Contact and Preparedness Information
ICEcare - By now we've all received the email about ICE — In Case of Emergency. The chain email has been circling the globe for years encouraging cell phone users to create an entry called ICE so that paramedics or hospital staff will know who to contact in case of emergency.
Alice Free Fall is a Gorgeous Game in Wonderland
Have you ever wondered just how Alice felt during her descent down to Wonderland? The developers at Flipcoin Studios have the answer. Their new app Alice Free Fall uses the strange, dreamy theme of Alice and the rabbit hole as the backdrop for a simple game that's big on graphics.
Crystal Clear is addictive, mind-clearing fun
Crystal Clear is so easy that everything you need to know about the game is included in its title. Clear the crystals from the board. That's it. For an extra challenge, you can try to get a higher score by clearing the sparkling crystals first or by increasing your speed.
Medieval is a Polished Castle Defense Game
It's not often that a game can truly appeal to gamers of multiple skill levels. But I think that Medieval, the castle defense game from Brisk Mobile, is one of those games. Set the difficulty to easy and it's challenging but winnable, a good incentive for casual gamers to keep playing.
Manage Golf Game with Procreative Golf
Procreative Golf 09 lets you keep track of your round and can also use the iPhone's GPS capabilities to be your personal iCaddy. If your battery can survive, and if you find the right course, it can make for an excellent combination.
Family Guy is 'Freakin' Sweet'
Family Guy will delight fans of the snarky television series with a steady flow of clips from the show and a few games. It will serve as a nice highlight reel for those who want a quick fix of Stewie's antics. The clips are organized into four categories, which are continually refreshed.
Saga Catapult: Aim and Shoot is a Good Strategy for SAGA Developers
SAGA has been available as MMORTS game for quite sometime, now Silverlode Interactive is bringing a taste of their real time strategy game to the iPhone and iPod touch with Saga Catapult.
Beejive IM 3.0 Shows Promise
Beejive IM 3.0 With Push has the potential to expand the iPhone's instant messaging capabilities. Despite a few bugs, it has some great features that IM power users should consider. Beejive contains all major instant messaging applications: AIM, Google Talk, Facebook, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, etc.
Ballz! Pro Adds Sporty Animations to Twisted Match-3 Puzzle
Ballz! Pro — If you've played a mobile game in the last 5 years, chances are you've played some variation of the match-3 puzzle popularized by games like Bejeweled. Easy and addicting, match-3 games are a dime a dozen in the App Store. Often, it's the same game with different icons.