Editor’s Picks Apps
Wild West Guns Earns a Perfect Mark
Ladies and gentlemen, Gameloft has delivered another extraordinary iPhone game yet again. Wild West Guns is a rail shooter similar to what you may have seen in the arcade scene back in the early nineties.
Brain Thaw: Got A Cool Head for Math?
Brain Thaw - I feel comfortable saying that there's nothing in the world that can't be improved at least a little bit by adding penguins. They're cute! They waddle! They... eat numbers? In Brain Thaw, they do.
dB Provides Measured Innovation
dB - For those of you that love things that help you chronicle all facets of your life, Faber Acoustical has developed a uniquely original application that deserves your attention. In the age of Web 2.0 and countless social network platforms out there, dB provides an interesting approach to enable us to tell the stories of our lives.
Instaviz Makes Thinking in Pictures Easy
Instaviz, from Pixelglow, is designed to take your mind places it may have never been before. This app belongs to a group of applications called mind mapping, or what most people think of as flow charts.
HydroTilt Demands, Yet Rewards, Tenacity
An unparalleled, heart-racing challenge of coordination, codeglue's HydroTilt is a strategy game in which the player manipulates their iPhone/iPod touch to control the flow of a droplet of water through obstacles over floating platforms.
What Could Be Better Than A Slumdog Millionaire? How About a TV Show King?
TV Show King - Trivia games are so enticing because it just feels stunningly sweet to be right, to win, to have shown one's intellectual superiority over all other participants. Belittling the brains of a geek at a bar: brilliant.
WeatherCyclopedia Is a Nearly Perfect Storm of Information
If you're a weather dweeb like I am, WeatherCyclopedia will send you sky high. Telemet, the developer, bills this app as "The Most Comprehensive Weather Encyclopedia Under the Sun," and I believe it.
Rotation is the Aim of this Puzzle Game
Ro is a classy-looking, yet simple, puzzler but I just can't get the hang of it. That's not the app's fault. It's just how my brain doesn't work.
Ro, from Roamular, is one of the most innovative apps I've come across in the App Store.
Typing Genius Update Puts Emojis on Your iPhone or iPod touch
Typing Genius-Get Emoji is aimed at people who want to get smart about text entry on their iPhone or iPod touch.
No doubt about it: Entering text into Apple's versatile and ubiquitous handheld is its biggest shortcoming.
ColorSplash: Add a Splash of Color to Black and White Photos
ColorSplash, from Hendrik Kueck, is both entertaining and frustrating to use, at least if your fingers are the size of premium hot dogs. It's an image-manipulation app that enables you to convert your color photos into black and white and then restore the color to objects you would like to highlight.
Blast Evil Creatures with Addicting iDracula-Undead Awakening
New game iDracula - Undead Awakening is an addicting foray into the world of action gaming for the iPhone/iPod touch. You will likely lose hours to blasting werewolves and Dracula himself with a combination of weapons that will barely keep you from falling to your predators.
When You Need to Sleep or Relax Try a Little White Noise
If you have trouble sleeping or just need to relax, TMSOFT's White Noise may be just what you need to hear.
White Noise is one of many apps in the App Store that simulates the sounds of babbling brooks, chirping crickets, tinkling wind chimes, and when all else fails, the steady humming of a hair dryer or a yakking mob.
Hellfire: Cold War Helicopter Gunship is Action on Your iPhone
Hellfire brings back the days of the Cold War as you guide a helicopter gunship through enemy territory on a clandestine mission.
Hellfire begins with your choice of either an American or Soviet helicopter to take into battle.
Block Knights: 4 Play Modes add Variety to this Puzzle
Adding the innovation of iPhone's range of motion capabilities to a Tetris-like puzzle format, BitCaper's Block Knights spins, or more appropriately, tilts and dips, into four fun different variations of the classic challenge of arranging predetermined block combinations to form and clear rows of blocks.
Pharce: Pictures Worth More Than A Thousand Words
Pharce - Sometimes I look at pictures on my iPhone and think "if only I could animate the mouth somehow and make this photo speak."
OK, that's not true. But now that I have Pharce, I can't help but wonder why I never thought that.