Editor’s Picks Apps
Sway's Finger Controls Make For Swinging Good Time
Illusion Labs, the same group behind the excellent Labyrinth and the debatable Touchgrind, is at it again. Their newest game to hit the App Store is Sway, which succeeds in creating a gaming experience that is uniquely tailored to the iPhone/iPod touch.1
GoLearn Skateboarding: A Pro For Your Pocket
GoLearn Skateboarding Explained - Let's get this out of the way: my knowledge of skateboarding is limited to knowing that Tony Hawk is some kind of bigshot (enough to rate his own video game, at any rate) and the occasional viewing of The X Games on TV when there's nothing else on.
PileUp! Candymania: More Fun, Less Filling
PileUp! Candymania (from RealNetworks), a cross between a normal "match three" type of game like Bejeweled and classic Tetris, is certainly the sweetest thing I've seen for the iPhone.
Property Evaluator Gives You an Insider's Look at Cashing in On the Housing Market Crisis
Property Evaluator aims to make investing in real estate simpler, whether it's flipping houses or buying a first home. One man's misery, is another man's fortune, the old saying goes, and that's never been more true than in difficult economic times.
First Contact: Missile Defense iPhone Style
First Contact is like a three-dimensional version of Missile Command. It requires blasting enemy invaders that are seeking to destroy your colonies. A quick game of swiping and tapping to destroy the aliens awaits.
Cooking Mama Comes to iPhone
First available for and made popular by the Nintendo DS, Cooking Mama is now available for the iPhone/iPod touch.
EventHorizon Offers Customizable Organization
EventHorizon - When it comes to organizing my life, I am a fan of Things and iCal. I use Things for my to-do list, and iCal for all of my appointments, birthdays and scheduled events. When I downloaded EventHorizon, I wanted to know what this productivity app offers that I do not already have.
Access2Go: Celebrity News and Entertainment in a Great Package
With Access2Go, NBC Universal brings its entertainment news show Access Hollywood the iPhone. NBC Universal hasn’t left a visual stone unturned with Access2Go, and it's all organized brilliantly. It’s got lots of information but it isn’t cluttered.
Zen Bound is Difficult to Describe, Easy to Experience
Categorized as a puzzle game, Zen Bound is unlike any puzzle game I’ve played on the iPhone, or any other platform for that matter. Developed by Secret Exit and published by Chillingo Ltd., Zen Bound unveils one of the most unique apps I have run across.
Scramble Live Stacks You Against Word Puzzlers Everywhere
Scramble Live (now called Scramble With Friends), a word game from Zynga, is loads of fun and addictive to play. It's also humiliating. The object of Scramble Live is to find words hidden in a 4 x 4 or 5 x 5 grid of letters.
Groups: Drag & Drop Contacts is a Smart Way to Manage Your Contacts
Groups: Drag & Drop Contacts Management makes sorting your contacts into groups as easy as a poking a finger into a warm apple pie. This app, from Guided Ways Technologies, does exactly what its name implies.
WordFu: Boggle-based Kung Fu Challenge
If you think you’ve seen it all in the App Store guess again. ngmoco, the makers of hit games like Rolando, Mazefinger and Topple bring WordFu to the App Store. WordFu is a boggle-like game wrapped up in a Kung fu theme.
Most Wanted: "Just The Facts" You Need
Ever since 1988, if I’m home on a Saturday night I’m tracking criminals with America’s Most Wanted. Watching reenactments of crimes, paying close attention to the age enhanced photos and listening to John Walsh describe the details of deviant behavior.
Supersize Me - ZumoDrive Sends Your Files into the Cloud
Zecter's >Supersize Me - ZumoDrive joins a growing list of file-sharing apps such as Box.net's Box.net and Sharpcast's SugarSync that enable you to store your content in the cloud and download it to your iPhone or iPod touch.
TV.com Provides Streaming Video and Personalized Clips for Fans of CBS and The CW
CBS Interactive's TV.com provides iPhone and iPod touch users CBS and The CW TV shows and video clips, delivered free via Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE.