Editor’s Picks Apps


Buy Gemmed! Lite on the App Store

Gemmed! Lite Sparkles in the Match-Three Genre

Gemmed! Lite by Wasted Pixel is an iPhone app that caught me by surprise. When I first got this app, I wasn’t expecting much. I previously played similar match-three games on other phones. I played those games to death and frankly became burned out with these types of puzzle games. As soon as I started Gemmed! Lite I immediately perked up.

Give Your Brain a Workout with iTrio Puzzle Matching

From time to time the App Store churns out a game that relies more on brainpower and less on quick and mindless tapping and swiping. One of those games is iTrio. A spinoff of the various versions of Trio card games, iTrio requires you to find a matching group of three cards hidden amongst a set of 18.  

The Entertainment Value in Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville is Easy to Find

Method Solutions has partnered with Slapdash Games to release Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyville for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Already a PC game, Sunnyville is a hidden object find based on two old adages — one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and your home is your castle.

Buy USA TODAY for iPhone on the App Store

USA Today Headlines Newspapers Apps in the App Store

USA Today has come a long way since it was launched in 1982 with the aim  of becoming a national newspaper. Love it or hate it, "McPaper," as it was once called by some detractors, USA Today's app proves its still on top of the newspaper business.

The Creeps! is Scarily Addictive Tower Defense Game

The Creeps - Let it be known that I love a good sale. Who doesn’t? My own affection for sales transcends to the iTunes Store as well as anywhere else and right now you can get The Creeps! on sale for just $0.99.

Munster Matcher is a Matching Game That Requires Monster Memory

If you're afraid of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night, you had better leave a light on, because...no, not really. Munster Matcher, despite being chock-full of, well, monsters, isn't scary at all.

Buy Dog Tricks &  Bark Machine on the App Store

Teach any Dog with Dog Tricks and Bark Machine

If Fido eats your shoes instead of fetches them, Dog Tricks & Bark Machine could be useful for teaching him a few new tricks. It's an app from Robert Mann and Deidra Jones, which features training tutorials in one part and a sound machine in the second part.

Buy Newton's Cradle Classic Megamind Edition on the App Store

Newton's Cradle: Business-Savvy Bodies in Motion

The original Newton's Cradle is a series of metal balls, usually five, hung within a frame by wires or rods that demonstrates the Laws of Conservation of Momentum and Energy. Working the devise is simple, just pull one of the end balls away from the rest and then let it go.

PocketArnold Provides Riotous Fun!

PocketArnold - I’ll admit that I’m a huge Arnold Schwarzenegger fan. Not so much from his current role as the governor of my state of “Kah-lee-foh-neea,” but rather, the many years of mindless action movies featuring his classic one-liners.

Buy Distant Shore on the App Store

Get Lost in Anonymous Conversations on a Distant Shore

Getting lost in anonymous conversations or just expressing random thoughts is the premise behind the entertainment app Distant Shore. Brought to us courtesy of The Blimp Pilots, the developers behind Koi Pond, Distant Shore puts a new spin on social networking.

Buy Chicktionary on the App Store

Chicktionary is an Eggcellent Word-Making Text Game

I have a thing for chickens. I admit it. Word games make me a little crazy, but chickens? I love them. Chicktionary is an excellent text-twisting game with darn cute cartoon chickens who cluck, flap their wings, toss feathers and make encouraging chicken noises as you play.

Buy ICOON global picture dictionary on the App Store

ICOON Traveler's Picture Phrasebook is a Reassuring Travel Buddy

Nervous about traveling someplace where you cannot speak the language? Fear not. ICOON global picture dictionary by AMBERPRESS is less complicated than any translation phrasebook I have used and it is handily accessible right on your iPhone. 

Buy OmniFocus for iPhone on the App Store

OmniFocus Has a Steep Learning Curve, but Mac Users Would Probably Like It

Omni Group's OmniFocus is intended to bring order to chaos; tranquility to a harried life; and organization to the items on your to-do lists. OmniFocus is a task manager designed to aid you in taking charge of your everyday chores in your work and home lives.

Buy TED on the App Store

TED Talks, Illuminates and Inspires

TED - If you're looking to be inspired and informed by a community of CEOs, scientists, designers, intellectuals and several other people with big ideas, download the free app TED. It's an app that will plug your brain into audio discussions and videos from the esteemed annual TED conference.

Buy ABC Animals on the App Store

ABC Animals is a Solid Teaching Tool for Preschoolers

As a huge proponent of anything that makes learning fun for kids, checking out ABC Animals by Critical Matter, Inc. was a personal pleasure. An educational app aimed at teaching letter recognition and sound to preschoolers through flashcard simulation, ABC Animals is friendly and intuitive and includes a couple of features that makes it very worthwhile.