My iPhone died 12 hours ago, resulting in a frozen Apple logo that is now termed the "Apple Screen of Death". Doing a hard reboot (holding down both the home and sleep keys) didn't work -- and iTunes failed to recognize it, making a complete restore impossible.
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According to the Washington Post, one of Appcraver's absolute favorite applications, Pandora, is on the verge of shutting down.
"We're approaching a pull-the-plug kind of decision," said Tim Westergren, who founded Pandora.
Enigmo, an iPhone app from Pangea Software (makers of Cro Mag Rally), is an extremely original game involving moving drops of water between vases. The idea is to grab certain accessories (for example, a drum, which makes the water bounce, and redirect the drops so that they move according to plan.
- Score: 4.0/5
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Urban Spoon is a small Seattle startup (three employees as of last year: see this coverage), focused on the restaurant review space. Unlike Yelp, which relies on social/user reviews, UrbanSpoon took the approach of incorporating existing review data from trusted sources like CitiSearch.
- Score: 0.5/5
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Where, by Boston based "uLocate" is an example of a company trying to do too much in an iPhone application, and failing miserably. Clearly, "uLocate" is the kind of ambitious big company that felt that it had to "own" the mobile space, and by doing so had to create the ultimate app combining every type of local information available from locations of StarBucks outlets, to comparison shopping for unleaded gas, concerts and even star charts (of the astronomical kind).
Cro Mag Rally from Austin based Pangea Software (makers of Enigmo) was long distributed as bundled software on macs. Now, thanks to the iPhone, this old game gets a new lease on life.
Like Moto Racer, the controls here are the accelerometer (tilting the iPhone steers the car), and a virtual gas pedal / reverse.The game is a pleasure to play, with lots of levels, great music and a funny touches.