Editor’s Picks Apps
Bejeweled 2 is a Gem
Puzzle Games seem to be all the rage in the App Store these days. Many of them fondly remind players of 80’s arcade games that had players stuck in bowling alleys, laundromats and car washes for hours. Classic gmaes like Tetris carved their mark into history and now a new legion of puzzle games of have entered the arena. Many of them on their second versions.
Defend the Pearly Gates in TapDefense
Get ready to spend some time playing TapDefense by TapJoy because it’s extremely addicting. Your goal is simple, don’t allow the demons, firecats, locust and other evils into heaven.
WordList Pro Boosts Vocab for GRE and SAT Exam Takers
Tintash says its WordList Pro is aimed at students who are preparing for the GRE or SAT. Why stop there? Anyone who wants to give his or her vocabulary a boost could benefit from using WordList Pro.
Space Out Combines Two Classic Games for Modern Fun
Wow! Space Out by dedicated iPhone, iPod touch game dvelopers Binary Square is harder than it looks. It could be the deceivingly simple 8-bit stylized graphics, or the fact that the game seems so familiar (it's a mash-up of Space Invaders and Breakout), but regardless of why...set a timer when you sit down to play or you're bound to lose hours trying to master Space Out.
Bonsai Blast Puts the Zen Into Shooting Marbles
Bonsai Blast is a zen-themed color matching puzzle game by California-based global mobile game publisher Glu, the company behind the app Space Monkey.
Like other color matching marble games, Bonsai Blast is highly addictive and a great game if you have some time to kill.
Boingo Wi-Fi Takes You Wherever You Want to Go
Boingo Wi-Fi makes it easy for you to set up a wireless account for your iPhone and then log into any hot spot on the ubiquitous Boingo Wi-Fi network.
The monthly fee is $7.95 for unlimited access and when you sign up using Boingo, the first month is free.
Playing Wurdle? Better React Fast!
Similar to games like Boggle, the goal of Wurdle is to find connected blocks that can form words within a certain amount of time — usually two minutes. During this time, you want to get the most amount of words as well as the longest words possible to get the highest score.
Stargazers Will Love to Go on a Star Walk
Ever stared up into the sky on a clear night and wondered what exactly you were looking at? With the Star Walk app on your iPhone you can now find out immediately and use this stargazing guide to learn more about the stars and constellations.
FileMagnet Is a Most Attractive App for File Transfer
FileMagnet from Magnetism Studios is a simple, yet elegant, iPhone app. Its primary function is to make it easy to shuttle files back and forth between your desktop and iPhone and it does that very well.
Stompem is a Brain Twizzler
Stompem is a game that will test your mental skills as you maneuver a one-toothed, balding character to squash vegetables and beach accessories. Think again if you believe the purpose of this game is to mindlessly squash away. Instead you have to figure out what order you should stomp the items in order to avoid Fumu-San (yes, that's his name) breaking into tears - which is what ends the round.
Amazon Mobile Remembers So You Don't Have To
Amazon.com is one of the first places I check whenever I'm intent on buying something (forget about the part that I often buy stuff I don't need).
I go to Amazon to research products, read personalized recommendations and the always-interesting customer reviews.
Step This Way, Your OpenTable is Ready
OpenTable claims to be the world's most popular instant restaurant reservation system, and with 8,500 participating restaurants and growing, it would be difficult to prove otherwise.
The company's Web site, which is free to register and use, enables diners to locate restaurants, find out whether the restaurant has seating available, book a table and manage their upcoming reservations.
Labyrinth, from Codify AB, is an A-Mazing Game
Labyrinth, developed by Carl Loodberg of Codify AB, is a piece of work. It's hard to imagine so simple a concept could be rendered so realistically on the iPhone and iPod touch.
Labyrinth is a classic.
t Chess Would Put Bobby Fischer at Your Side, If He Were Alive
Chess terrifies me. I learned to play when I was only 7-years old and in the too-many years since, I can count the number of games I've won on my right hand (that's the one I almost lost fixing a combine harvester on my granddaddy's farm).
vlingo Takes Voice-Recognition Mobility to the Next Level
vlingo, the company, has just released vlingo, the iPhone app, which is similar in concept to the fast-rising Google Mobile app. Like Google's app, vlingo makes it possible for iPhone owners to vocally enter search terms into Google.