Recent App Reviews
You know it's spring when you can hear the birds sing at Augusta National during the quiet Masters Golf Tournament telecasts. But how can you keep up with the action during the workday?
With the iPhone, of course. The stodgy, old-fashioned Masters is the first PGA tournament to provide live streaming video – but for iPhones only.
Behind the scenes with David Crane, developer of Atari, Activision, and most recently iPhone games
Tom Moccia of BuyMeAniPhone.com INTERVIEWs David Crane, developer of Atari, Activision and, most recently, iPhone games.
I actually wrote this post as the game I describe below unfolded!
I start the MLB app that I recently bought from the App store. It’s opening day for the Chicago White Sox, and I click on the game, and glance at my iPod touch screen. It is the top of the eighth with KC leading 2 to 1. As you can see from the screen shot, the White Sox just replaced relievers. There are no outs and the count is 1 and 2. The screen updates with every pitch.
The free Google Earth for iPhone app already had information specific to particular locations, including Panoramio pictures and Wikipedia articles, giving you an idea what those locations look like and offering more info about them. Now Google Earth for iPhone includes the "Places" layer, which is similar to the desktop version but specifically tailored to the iPhone's screen.
SEATTLE, Washington – March 23, 2009 — PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of
This game has been out for awhile, but I have been so engrossed playing it, I’m just getting round to posting on it. I often find games that have 1-2 star ratings that are decent, and games with 5 star ratings that disappoint, so I think ratings are a bit, ahem, overrated. Reducing an in-depth review to a single score is self-defeating in my opinion, because many people will consider only the rating (I do the same thing).
I love Boxee. It aggregates streaming movies, TV, and other videos from around the Internet into one simple interface on your desktop computer that you navigate with your remote. It's been my replacement for cable TV. It was initially available only on the Mac, but I believe a Windows version is now available. So today's news is that now, via the free Boxee Remote app, you can use your iPhone as a remote with Boxee rather than the bare-bones remote that comes with the Mac.
Hellfire by Astraware and Pazzazz games will take you back to the cold war era, when the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. were locked into an escalation of military might. The top helicopter gunships of the day were the Mi-24 Hind (Soviet) and AH-64 Apache (American), and just about anyone from that era is familiar with the ferocious firepower of these helicopters. The Hind has a longer history and more varied operational capability than the AH-64, so it's not exactly a fair comparison.
Puzzlicious from GiantCrayon Games is a new puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod Touch available for $0.99 from the Apple iTunes Apps Store. The game is a straightforward rectangular piece re-assembly objective to reconstitute a random photo pulled from your iPhone's photo library or from the developer's Picasa web album account.
"LetterBug is a frantically fun, and challenging word-spell puzzle game, new from Portable Zoo. In Letter Bug, players spell words from layers of letters. The bigger the words and the faster you spell them, the more points you get. As you “clear” letter layers, more letters come up onto the primary layer to use.