By Eric Pankoke
When UPS just won’t do, apparently the way to deliver packages is via a platform with little jet engines in it. Silly premise aside, Kona’s Crate is an interesting physics game that takes the lunar lander concept to the extreme. The game has 60 levels and the three star, two tier scoring system is sure to keep most patient folks busy for a while, but the control scheme is somewhat frustrating and the time to beat for three stars often feels a bit outlandish. While at first I found myself willing to try and fight for that third star or a “no bump” run, it eventually got to the point where I just wanted to finish a level and move on to the next.
By Jim Karpen
Summertime is vacation time. And if you use campgrounds when you're vacationing, you'll want to check out Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot (free). It lists more than 12,000 private and public campgrounds and RV parks in the United States and Canada, plus Mexico. It offers campground information, including amenities, services, types of campsites, on-site recreation, as well as identifying many camping discounts offered at parks. Private campgrounds also include Woodall's 5W/5W Rating System.
By Peter Magers
There’s no shortage of puzzle based games (or really, games in any genre) in the App Store. Competition is fierce, and puzzle games are a perfect solution for getting the votes of the casual gaming crowd—a big portion of the mobile game-loving population. SquareUpMax, from developers BroSoft, hopes to earn a piece of the pie.
SquareUpMax challenges players to reconstruct an arrangement of various geometric shapes, styled as blocks of wood and other objects, after an explosion has disrupted the pattern. Players must reconstruct the pattern quickly, using the minimum number of moves to progress.
Learn English Reading Obama is a language-learning app teaching Spanish, Italian, German, Russian or French speakers vocabulary words and phrases in English. The app gets its name from using President Obama’s inaugural speech from January 20, 2009 as a base for learning. Once a dictionary is selected from one of the supported languages listed above, the student can then use Obama’s speech to pick out sections they do not understand. The word in these highlighted sections will then be translated to the student’s native language.
By Werner Ruotsalainen
I've played a bit more with creating Cydia packages. I've found out the following:
If you have problems installing Fink...
By David Averbach
Top Paid Cydia Apps for iPad 2
These applications will help if you’re just getting started jailbreaking. Hope it makes your jailbreak experience more enjoyable. I have mainly learned through lots of trial and error. This is only my opinion.
1. IFile allows you to get to the heart of your idevice. You can change and modifiy settings without a computer. This is a real must for the true at heart customizers.
By Mike Riley
Avid bicyclists rejoice! Bracketron has created a case for your iPhone, iPod Touch and various other mobile devices that securely mounts on your bike handlebars. Does the bracket hold up against a rugged day-long road trip? Read on to find out what shines and what, if anything, needs more polish with this bicycling enthusiast mobile digital lifestyle accessory.
By Jim Karpen
I like to write about novel uses of the iOS camera, and here's yet another astonishing instance: an app that lets you measure the speed of cars, boats, skaters, skiers, cyclists, running dogs, model cars, tennis serves, baseball pitches, soccer free-kicks — and anything that can be recorded by the video camera. Version 3.0 of speecClock - velocity radar ($0.99) was just released, adding the ability to measure small objects such as a tennis ball or baseball.
Best Cydia Apps to Install after JailbreakMe 3.0
This article discusses some of the best applications needed after the jailbreak. This is my opinion and the best ways I have learned to use my ipad 2 through trial and error mostly. I’m sure some will argue about better apps but this is my choice and opinion for what I use.
By Nate Adcock
By Eric Pankoke
In my humble opinion the term “adventure game” has become too broad these days. I see some sites even try to classify an FPS as an adventure game. To me it is games like the King’s Quest series from Sierra or Zork from Infocom that defines the adventure game genre. Games that require you to really explore your surroundings, solve many puzzles, and quite often interact with dozens of non-player characters in more than just a “pardon me while I shoot you” capacity. Cryptic Keep certainly strives for the feel of the classics, though the distinct lack of NPCs and very little story save snippets at the beginning and the end make it feel more like Myst than a true adventure game. Still, I appreciate that developers are trying to reinvigorate the genre, and it was fun while it lasted.
By Jim Karpen
Apple announced today that over 15 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store: “In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. There are over 425,000 apps, including over 100,000 native iPad apps. The App Store launched almost exactly three years ago today. What a game-changer it's been.