Editor’s Picks Apps


Buy Trivial Pursuit on the App Store

Get Smart with Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit - I have always felt lucky if I won at any trivia game.  Since my friends and I are not big trivia buffs, it feels like we could play Trivial Pursuit for hours until one of us finally wins.

Buy SAT® Vocab Challenge Vol. 1, by The Princeton Review on the App Store

Improve Your SAT® Score and Build Your Vocabulary with SAT® Vocab Challenge

SAT® Vocab Challenge - I am now and will remain a proponent of “edutainment” until I am no longer capable of independent thought. Regardless of the stance some educators and parents might take, there is absolutely nothing wrong with making learning fun and if a student can learn something from playing a game, then why not take advantage of it?

Buy GeoTagr ~ Versatile photo geotagging on the App Store

GeoLogTag Connects Your Photos with Space and Time

GeoLog Tag – If you’re a photo enthusiast or pro shooter, how many times have you taken photos with your digital camera and later needed to know precisely where you were when you tripped the shutter?

Buy Sonic The Hedgehog on the App Store

Ring-a-Ding-Ding Sonic the Hedgehog is Now for iPhone

Nearly six months to the day from Sega’s release of Super Monkey Ball for the iPhone, Sega’s golden boy, Sonic the Hedgehog, has made his official appearance in the App Store. Arguably, Sonic is to Sega what Mario is to Nintendo and because the iPhone and Touch are so handy for portable gaming, most users will welcome a title like Sonic the Hedgehog with open arms (and open wallets).

Buy The History of Cameras on the App Store

The History of Cameras: A Snaphot Back To The Future

The History of Cameras — As a photographer I am frequently searching for a number of things to create a memorable photograph. The right lighting, perfect subject, and pleasing background are but a few of the considerations that affect ones ability to compose and convey an interesting story at a moment in time.

It Takes Moxie to Win this Word Game

Moxie, a bitter soda from Maine, has come to mean “guts” or “nerve. It probably has something to do with the intestinal fortitude of those who drink this belly-washer. Moxie, the app from Blue Ox, also requires a strong stomach because you have to be willing to gamble to form words to score big points without using up all the letters in your hand.

Buy WeatherBug - Weather Forecasts & Alerts on the App Store

WeatherBug Elite is Well Worth the Extra Dollar

WeatherBug Elite - A great many iPhone and Touch users I know have the free version of WeatherBug installed on their device. I did too, for a long time and then a few weeks ago I upgraded to WeatherBug Elite, which eliminates ads and provides additional features.

Buy MLB.com At Bat on the App Store

MLB.com At Bat Drives In The Winning Run

MLB.com At Bat iPhone app by MLB.com is the perfect app for any baseball fan. If you need an up to the minute score, want to listen to a game, or see the highlights, you can do so right from your iPhone.

Buy Yahoo on the App Store

Yahoo! on iPhone and iPod touch Beats Blackberry

Do you Yahoo? If so, you can now download Yahoo! onto your iPhone or Touch for free. Yahoo has combined news, weather, social networking, and other features into an all-in-one application with a few new features, like a “press and speak” voice input for searching and the ability to customize your own interests for quick viewing.

Buy mShopping - Powerful Shopping List on the App Store

mShopping - Powerful Shopping List is Built for Power Shopping

If you’re looking for a shopping list app that is a bit more detailed and organized than just a simple list format, mShopping by iPhone Studio may be the perfect app for you. I have tried a few shopping lists myself, most of which escape my memory and are either lost in the menu pages of my device or deleted because I didn’t use them.

Buy SmartTime! on the App Store

SmartTime Gives You More Time to Get Your Life In Order

Left Coast’s SmartTime+ (Calendar, ToDos, GTD), a to-do, calendar and task manager, is one of the more complete and flexible apps of this kind in the App Store, at least you’ll think so if you’re just not into time, like me.

Buy Pollys Popping Parrots on the App Store

Toss This Polly a Cracker! Colorful Game Makes Match-3 Even Easier

Pollys Popping Parrots is quite possibly the cutest violent game I’ve played in quite some time. Granted there’s a slight touch of hyperbole in that aforementioned claim, it’s not a bad thing from my perspective.

Buy Seek ’n Spell on the App Store

Seek 'n Spell is a GPS-Based Adventure Game For Groups

Don’t let the name mislead you. Seek ‘n Spell is nothing like your childhood toy, Speak & Spell.  In fact, forming words is only a small part of this adventurous, GPS-based scavenger hunt. 

Buy BubbleHead on the App Store

Bubblehead is One Zany iPhone Game and My Newest Addiction

BubbleHead - For those of you that can appreciate a little quirkiness in your life, please pay attention here. The talented team over at CrowdCafé has put together a meaty casual game that leverages an inspired art style and some slick controls.

Buy Zentomino - Relaxing alternative to tangram puzzles on the App Store

Zentomino is Peaceful and Challenging

Zentomino - Whenever I review a strategy game app, I pretty much always describe it as “hard.”  This may say more about me than the apps.  That said, Zentomino is a hard game, but not too hard.