Editor’s Picks Apps
iZen Garden Relaxes Just Like its Japanese Namesake
If the economy or bad weather has you singing the blues, we may have found a welcome distraction in the App Store. iZen Garden is a portable Zen Garden. From a real world art form to your handset, you’ll be able to create your own personal relaxation garden and take it with you everywhere.
Uncover the Hidden Mysteries of Black Box Touch
Black Box Touch, from 2 Tots Entertainment, is based on Black Box, a computer game so old that whenever bugs were found in it they were often moths and cockroaches.
Black Box Touch is what most people call a "hide-and-seek" game, where the object is to uncover hidden objects, most often through process of elimination.
Metal Gear Solid Touch Worthy of Hype
Metal Gear Solid Touch is the latest in a series of games from high-profile developers to hit the App Store. It stays faithful to the franchise storyline while creating a gaming experience that feels at-home on the iPhone/iPod Touch screen.
Flight Control is a Complete Joy to Play
Flight Control - There is no greater joy than playing a simple game that knows and relishes the fact that it’s a simple game. Firemint has done just that with the release of their new title, Flight Control, a game that delivers an air traffic controller experience that is tailor made for the iPhone.
SymptomMD First Aid On The Go
SymptomMD - In a day in age when many people either don’t have health insurance, their co-pay is a bit steep or, if you’re like me, just don’t like having to go to the doctor. How does one determine what to do when sick or injured?
Who Has The Biggest Brain? Sizes Up Facebook Friends
You can insist that size doesn't matter, but Playfish's Who Has The Biggest Brain is only helping to perpetuate such stereotypes. For shame. Who Has The Biggest Brain is a competition, linked with social networking giant Facebook, that prompts the user to solve as many simple seeming puzzles as possible in the one minute is allotted in each of four categories: analytical ability, calculation, memory and visual processing. Each category has its own mini-games,12 in total, puzzles dealing with arrangements, order, repetition, spacial evaluation and similar concepts. A brain size is then derived from performance through those four categories and compared with that of Facebook friends who also play. Be forewarned, it can be humiliating!
Bookworm is the Defining Word Game App for the iOS Platform
If you’re a word game fan and have never played Pop Cap Games’ Bookworm online, then check out Bookworm in the App Store. From the same developers that brought us Bejeweled, Bookworm is by far one of the best search and create word games around and having it available for iPhone and iPod touch is pretty exciting if you’re a word game fanatic.
Wattpad Shines on Amateur Writers
Wattpad, from the company by the same name, is an example of socialism in action. Wattpad was founded on the idea it would be an electronic meeting place where any community member could share his or her own content and read content written or contributed by any other community member.
MP Solitaire is Contradictory Card Fun
Get this — the MP in MP Solitaire stands for "multi-player," which come on, is a bit paradoxical. After all, you can’t play a game that was designed to be played alone with other people, right?
10 Balls 7 Cups and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
Very similar to Arcade Bowling, 10 Balls 7 Cups is an arcade-style skeeball game for your iPhone or iPod touch. Displaying on the screen as a wooden alley with the traditional seven target cups or rings of varying point values, 10 Balls 7 Cups replicates the arcade classic very well and frankly, is a buck cheaper than the aforementioned similar app and has an added bonus — tickets!
Snatch: Control Your Computer with an iPhone Trackpad
Snatch, from Hoofien, turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless track pad for your Mac or PC. It's an intriguing idea and I'm a fool for any app that enables me to connect my iPhone to my desktop or other computers and do "insanely great things."
The first step is to download the free Snatch Server software and install it.
Convert: Answers In The Palm Of Your Hand
Convert (Unit Converter by PBF) - One thing I’ve learned over the years is that there are several categories of possessions. The two that come to mind today are the possessions of others that I would love to own and those that I own but seldom use — but when I do use them nothing else will do.
Dapple Mixes Up the Match-Three Genre
If you've played Aurora Feint, Bejeweled or other games where you line up three or four similar objects to eliminate them, then you already have a good idea of what Streaming Colour Studios' Dapple is about.
Parking Lot! Steps Up the Puzzle Game with a Jam-Packed Challenge
Sometimes there’s an app that goes the extra mile and does a little bit better than the competition. Parking Lot is a puzzle game where you must safely navigate a yellow Beetle out of a maze of jammed packed cars. Parking Lot may remind you of other object puzzle games like Square Master, and Blocked but that’s where the similarities stop.
Mafia Live Brings On Its Virtual Mobster Simulation
Mafia Live - Mafia games have become all the rage nowadays. They populate social networking platforms sporting millions of active users all over the country. Aftershock Innovations has taken it upon themselves to recreate the magic for iPhone so you follow through on the application’s tag line to “build your family” and take over the world.