App Reviews

  • App review: TomTom for iPhone

    App review: TomTom for iPhone

    For the last couple of months I've been using the TomTom USA navigation app for iPhone. The big difference between this and other GPS applications is that all of the map data is stored on your phone, so no Internet connection is required to calculate routes. This is great when you're in a dead zone, but it carries a hefty penalty in terms of file size: almost 1.5GB! Read on for more details. Read More

  • iPhone app review: GoodReader

    iPhone app review: GoodReader

    One of the things I've always wanted to do with my smartphone -- whether it was my original Palm Treo 650, or my current iPhone -- was to read books while on-the-go. Unfortunately, the screens on these smartphones have all been way too small to make reading comfortable for anything more than a screenful or two. Even reading long email messages can be a strain on my eyes. It doesn't help that many… Read More

  • Review: AT&T Navigator app for iPhone

    Review: AT&T Navigator app for iPhone

    I've been using the AT&T Navigator app for iPhone for a couple of months now. This is a free app, but it requires a $10/month subscription from AT&T (or $70 for an annual subscription). I'm not going to belabor the GPS functions too much in this review: it's almost the year 2010, and the global positioning system has been used to provide turn-by-turn directions for long enough now that any… Read More

  • App Review: Lemonade Tycoon for iPhone

    App Review: Lemonade Tycoon for iPhone

    Free fun, thy name is Lemonade Tycoon. I downloaded EA Mobile’s free Lemonade Tycoon to my iPod touch yesterday and spent the better part of the afternoon creating my own beverage empire, one fresh squeezed glass at a time. Read More

  • Pageonce's updated iPhone app brilliantly combines all your online accounts into one app

    Pageonce's updated iPhone app brilliantly combines all your online accounts into one app

    Step aside, Mint. Pageonce just launched a major update to its iPhone application, and it blows you out of the water. Pageonce’s v3 update is absolutely fantastic, and Mint’s app pales in comparison. Pageonce’s premium app, A Personal Assistant Premium, allows you to connect all of your online accounts to one login (and one application). What do we mean by all accounts? We mean… Read More

  • Review: Gameloft's Rise of the Lost Empires charms and enchants

    Review: Gameloft's Rise of the Lost Empires charms and enchants

    If you want an action/adventure RPG worth its salt, look no further. Gameloft’s Rise of the Lost Empires has everything you need! I loved this game and played it so obsessively for the last few days that I developed a severe case of cell phone elbow. This game has awe-inspiring graphics and dazzling gameplay. Aside from some extremely minor performance issues, Rise of the Lost Empires took… Read More

  • iPhone App review: iShoot

    iPhone App review: iShoot

    Among the millions of apps being released hourly in the App store, there truly are apps worth buying, and those that not worth wasting a glance at. iShoot ($2.99) is one of the best and brightest among its craptastic peers. One of many turn based tank fighting games, iShoot has proved its worthiness by sky rocketing into the #1 spot almost overnight, with his iShoot lite following close behind… Read More