Editor’s Picks Apps
The Sims 3 Continues Living La Vida Loca
The Sims is a storied video-game franchise, one that began years and years ago and is still going strong. Anticipation for The Sims 3 was such that Electronic Arts was able to release the title on the Mac, PC and iPhone all in one day.
Sign4Me is a 3D Signed English Translator for iPhone and Touch
I would like to preface this review of Sign4Me for iPhone and iPod touch by saying that I am not an expert in Signed English or American Sign Language (ASL), but am aware there are differences.
Shanghai Mahjong Ranks High Amongst Mahjong Titles for iPhone
Shanghai Mahjong from Mobile Age is one of many iPhone mahjong titles that has been around for a bit and is one of the better titles available. Fans of mahjong will find hours of tile-eliminating entertainment and can keep their game fresh by changing up tiles, backgrounds and game patterns.
Golf Fans Will Love U.S. Open App
More annual sporting events are getting in on the iPhone app parade, and golf is no exception. U.S. Open Golf Championship tracks this weekend's golf happenings from Bethpage Black by providing live video, leaderboard updates, and player profiles.
Bionic Surfer Takes on Kaons and Wins
Bionic Surfer, from developer Robert Casperson, is a conventional side-scrolling shooter and your mission is well-worn: Run, jump over or on top of obstacles, collect power ups and fire a variety of weapons to annihilate the bad guys.
Star Defense Takes Traditional Tower Defense to New Level
Developer ngmoco is already much respected for its games, notably, Rolando and Topple 2. The company’s latest, Star Defense, takes game play to a whole new level (100 new levels to be exact).
Relax and Grow a Tree with iBonsai
How do you fare with houseplants? With iBonsai from Brainpower Labs, you do not have to worry. iBonsai allows you to watch beautiful, unique bonsai trees grow in a meditative manner before your eyes.
Documents To Go Brings Doc Editing to iPhone
It has been a long wait for Dataviz's Documents To Go to arrive in the App Store. Documents To Go has been the standard on mobile platforms such as the BlackBerry, Palm and Windows Mobile for years. Users of the iPhone have griped since the phone's debut about the lack of a comprehensive document editing app; especially since this technology has existed for nearly a decade (Office Mobile first debuted on the Pocket PC in 2000).
Not For Tourists Manhattan City Guide Debuts in App Store
I don’t live in New York, but if I did or were to travel there, I would have no qualms about taking along the Not For Tourists Manhattan City Guide on my iPhone. If you’ve ever seen the Not For Tourists book series, the comprehensive award-winning city guides available for several US cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington D.C., as well as one for London, then you are already familiar with the Not For Tourists style.
NineGaps Has Your Daily Numbers
Quadion Technologies' NineGaps is in some ways like Sudoku, the number puzzler that bookkeepers, Mensa wannabes and violinists seem to enjoy more than everyone else. NineGaps is different than Sudoku in that you complete puzzles consisting of three rows and three columns.
Create Poetic Visual Art with Type Drawing
While there are a slew of iPhone apps that give you the opportunity to be creative, and it is more unusual for an app to allow for creativity on multiple levels. Type Drawing does just that: it allows you to write and draw, combining the two to make captivating visual art.
Spreadsheet A Major Improvement Over Original
Spreadsheet was one of the original apps of its kind to make it to the iPhone. A recent update brings an app that is much improved from the original version offering several extra features that make it worth considering if you want to be able to create and edit spreadsheets on-the-go.
Monster Pinball Steps Video Pinball Up a Notch
Monster Pinball - There's just something to be said for video pinball. Sure, it's never going to be as good as the real thing, but at least the objective is simple and even a pinball novice can enjoy a quick game without duress.
Drink Safely With DrinkTracker Breathalyzer
DrinkTracker Breathalyzer - This might sound like a lecture, but for goodness sake, don’t drink and drive. But it’s not that easy, is it? If alcohol affects your judgment, how do you safely know if you are OK to drive when you have been drinking?
iBird Explorer Western: A Beautiful View From Above
At some point in your life you hear the sweet or annoying sounds of a bird yet to be identified. If you love birds and the sounds they make, and live or travel in the Western Region of North America, iBird Explorer Western iPhone app by the Mitch Waite Group is a wonderful resource to have available.