Category: Editor’s Picks

Wordweaver Takes Word Games to the Next Level
Wordweaver adds new features, twists and roadblocks to the typical “find and select” word puzzlers. It could be one of the most innovative word games I’ve played in a while, and it’s easily the most challenging.
At first glance, Wordweaver from Mini Monster Media looks like just another jungle-themed word finder. You know, the kind where you drag a finger across — usually horizontally, vertically or diagonally — to make as many words as possible. Although that works in Wordweaver too, it’s just the most basic form of gameplay. Better yet, drag your finger any which way or change directions to zig-zag across the board and create longer letter-combinations.
Add in a timer, two modes of gameplay, and Read more on Wordweaver Takes Word Games to the Next Level…
Red Hot Slots: Video Slots are a Reel Good Time
Cha-ching! I’m not much of a gambler, but I must confess a strange love for the blinking lights and distinctive music of the Vegas casinos. I live near L.A. where Vegas is just a short flight away, but why waste plane-fare when Hoyle Red Hot Slots is a spot-on substitute for the real thing?
Hoyle Red Hot Slots by Encore is a video slot machine just like those found in casinos everywhere from the desert to the high seas. Tap the “max bet” button and watch the reels spin. Come on big money! Read more on Red Hot Slots: Video Slots are a Reel Good Time…
3D Aquarium: Dive into a Peaceful Underwater World of Virtual Pets
3D Aquarium — The great thing about having a pet is the interaction — the petting, funny expressions and playtime. So, I’m usually not too keen on the world of virtual pets and the related iPhone apps.
But, what if your pet of choice is fish? The real fascination of fish is in watching them swim, seeing them swarm at feeding time, tapping on the glass to get a reaction, or just from enjoying the peaceful sounds of gurgling water.
The 3D Aquarium app by raiX UG is a realistic pet fish experience. The app offers all the peaceful pleasures of owning an aquarium without the maintenance of cleaning the glass or maintaining proper temperatures, ph and salt levels. Read more on 3D Aquarium: Dive into a Peaceful Underwater World of Virtual Pets…
Xewton Music Studio is a Beast — and We Mean it in the Best Possible Way
Lets start with the bad news, Xewton Music Studio is a $20 iphone application. That is a lot of money on a platform that offers an almost infinite amount of free and under $2 apps. That being said this thing is a beast and in a world that seems to be in a drunken race to the bottom, I will gladly stand on the top and give Xewton my hard earned 20 bucks.
One of the best aspects of this music studio app is the sounds quality — this baby purrs. The dare I say brilliant sound quality really shines when mixing a track with one of the 21 instruments included in the app. Another very cool feature is the ability to transfer and save your work through wi-fi, this simple but rather important feature gives Zewton a very real usefulness — especially for those composing on the run (you know who I am talking about out there). Read more on Xewton Music Studio is a Beast — and We Mean it in the Best Possible Way…
MonsterABC Wraps up Entertainment and Education in One App
MonsterABC – Keeping your little tyke occupied on long car trips and boring waiting rooms has gotten easier in the AI-era (after-iPhone). The App Store holds lots of fun and educational apps made especially for little hands still learning how to swipe and tap.
One of the newer edutainment apps to hit the marker is MonsterABC, an alphabet primer with a monstrously cute theme. The schtick is simple and well rehearsed: A is for Apple, B is for Bunny and so on. What MediaBrand does differently is the real story. Read more on MonsterABC Wraps up Entertainment and Education in One App…