Editor’s Picks Apps
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.
Dapple comes with a twist though.
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.
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.
BudgetCare Lets You Know Where the Bucks Stop
BudgetCare, from Suponix, is just the right app for the dark economic times in which we live. BudgetCare sets out to make it easy for you to monitor your budget, track your expenses and keep a watchful eye on how well you're sticking to your plan.
The Oregon Trail + iPhone = Win!!!
The Oregon Trail - One of the fondest memories I have from my days in elementary school was playing a simple little game that was all about taking some settlers and their wagon on a 2000-mile voyage from one end of the country to the other.
Pop: Hate To Burst Your Bubble
Pop - Remember when playing with bubbles was maybe the most awesome thing ever? No? Just me? Well, at any rate, you probably liked it a little, at least. And the good news is that Pop by Nnooo allows you to relive that excitement in a stylish, action-packed new way.
Speedtest.net: Need for Speed is Relative When Network Testing
When it comes to bandwidth network speed testing apps like Ookla's Speedtest.net everything is relative.
Aqua Moto Racing Makes a Huge Splash
Aqua Moto Racing - It’s starting to get a little bit crazy how the bar continually keeps getting raised with iPhone games. Right when a stellar game is starting to enjoy the limelight as the new hotness, in comes another new app that raises the stakes.
Mariner Calc Goes Head to head with MobileFiles Pro for Excel files
Mariner Software's Mariner Calc is the second app that I've looked at on the App Store's productivity shelf capable of viewing and editing Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (.xls) files. The first was Quickoffice's MobileFile's Pro, which I liked very much.
Wheel of Fortune: Take It For a Spin
Fellow word nerds, rejoice! The Wheel of Fortune app for iPhone by Sony Pictures Television is a near-perfect replication of the popular TV game show. You spin the wheel, buy vowels and attempt to guess the word or phrase hidden behind the blank squares.
iSynth: Stroll Through Virtual Worlds
iSynth, developed by Brown University student, Greg Pascale, puts Microsoft's stunning Photosynth 3-D photo viewer in your hands.
Eliss is Spectacular and Addictive But Requires Practice
What makes Eliss so addictive? Since I cannot put this game down, I have spent countless hours trying to figure this question out, and I plan to spend many more. My obsession with playing Eliss is for research purposes only. Honest. OK, I am lying. Eliss is awesome.
Sentinel Ups the Ante for Tower Defense Games
Sentinel - Tower defense (TD) games have proven to be a genre that can be done extremely well on the iPhone. The cream of the crop in this genre currently includes titles such as Fieldrunners, 7 Cities, The Creeps, and they all have their own quirks that make them unique.
Blue Attack! Takes the Battle for Space to the Enemy
Blue Attack, from dev John Kooistra, is a retro space shooter that draws on the 2-D graphics and traditions of some of the great arcade games of the past. Blue Attack is the sequel to Blue Defense ($1.99), a much simpler game, in which you defend your turf.
File Sharing and Viewing Easy with Memory Stick
Available in the App Store from Softalk Ltd., Memory Stick turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a portable drive for file sharing between computers.