Recent App Reviews
I am so… like hooked on Larry Weinberg’s PhototTropedelic ($1.99) app man, it’s unreal. Ok, enough of the 70’s talk, this is an interesting app in how it creates its effect, which I think is great!
Geeks of the world unite! It takes some guts and skill to develop a game around Erwin Schrödinger classic cat experiment designed to illustrate the incompletenes of the theory of quantum mechanics. Enter SouthPeak Games vision of Schrödinger's Rat (.99). Head spinning yet? Your IQ might just end up a couple points higher on the Wechsler Scale if you play this game a lot.
I continue to find gems in educational apps, and here's a great example - OceanHouse Media's reimagined eBook for Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat ($3.99), and a number of other books too.
We've been covering apps that let you record video on older-model iPhones that didn't come with video capability. The most recent entry is Video Genius, which is currently free in the App Store. It records at a rate of 10 frames per second, but is limited to 40-60 seconds. If you want to shoot longer, then it has a lower res mode of 4 frames per second that lets you take onger videos.
I'm not a gamer, but if I were I think this app would be quite useful. The Game Trail (free) is simply a handy new app that provides game trailers and video reviews. You can view featured games, top 250,or new games, as well as search.
The new Awards Hero: Oscars Edition app ($0.99) lets you pick the winners and share your picks on Twitter. The app also offers trailers and information about the 2010 nominees, as well as a database of information about all the nominees and winners dating back to the beginning in 1927.
A few days ago I posted about the free Winter 2010 app for following the Olympics. Another option available is Games 2010, a $0.99 app that gives you up-to-the-minute news from over 30 news sources, ranging from the New York Times and ESPN to the BBC and the Associated Press. In addition, the app includes a range of other content, including pictures, videos, medal standings, latest results, TV schedules, event schedules, and interviews.
I recently reviewed An Assassin In Orlandes, and at the beginning of the review I gave my condensed version of the history of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” game. I probably should have saved that for this review, since the Fighting Fantasy games were really the forerunners of the modern movement of combining interactive reading and role playing in books. Much like the Gamebook Adventures from Tin Man Games, Big Blue Bubble has done an excellent job in recreating this genre for the electronic world. The stories aren’t quite as interesting as the first Gamebook Adventures, but the reading segments are smaller which allows for more frequent fighting, so it really becomes a matter of what you are more interested in pursuing: prose or parlay.
If you have an iPhone and Mac running OS X or Windows computer running XP, Vista or 7 then you really need to download Logitech's Touch Mouse (free) now. Yea I mean now. Go do it.
Now youll need to download the server to your computer from Logitecs website. But boy will you be glad you did.