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Contra: Evolution: One of the most iconic shooter games gets an iOS update and new life

Gone Free! Contra Evolution

 
Horn:  Epic RPG that Plays like Infinity Blade Meets The Legend of Zelda

Gone Free! Horn!

 
Twin Moons: From G5, Help Jack discover why he has little memory in this mystery solving adventure game

Gone Free! G5's Twin Moons

 

App Reviews

Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for iPad Review: Worth the Wait

 
 
 
 
 

“It’s about time!” shouted the collective voice of enterprise IT experts and undergraduate college students on Thursday as Microsoft finally, FINALLY released Office for iPad. Well, not all of Office. Instead, it’s the three most commonly used components: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. And they didn’t cut corners, either — these are beautiful, well thought out,…(Read the full article)

Fantastical 2 Review: Added Functionality and Updated Design Make it One of the Best Calendar apps in the App Store

 
 
 
 
 

It’s a new year! Start the new year with a calendar app and boost your productivity. In the past, I’ve used countless calendar applications to help me keep track of my ever-evolving schedule and reminders. Each one tried to fill a supposed hole in my workflow that quite frankly found me wanting something more, especially…(Read the full article)

Bitstrips Review: Express Yourself as a Comic Strip Character

 
 
 
 
 

There are a number of social media fads that tend to get on my nerves. We’ve all had the invites from our grandmas and random classmates from twenty years ago to join Candy Rush or some farming game; and we’ve all been annoyed by them. One such fad that’s been getting on my nerves lately…(Read the full article)

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone Review: Great New Design, with Tons of Features

 
 
 
 
 

I’m a rather frequent user of Twitter, and there is definitely no shortage of 3rd party Twitter clients for people to choose from the in the App Store. For about three years now, Tweetbot has been my Twitter client of choice. It’s probably my most used app, after Messages. I check it incessantly, looking for…(Read the full article)


Real Racing 3 Review: Visually Jaw-Dropping Free Download that Plays Great… but with IAPs

 
 
 
 
 

Might as well come right out and say it—we’re nowhere near the first to review Real Racing 3, and by now you’ve heard time and again about how fantastic this game looks and how the gameplay is nearly-flawless… Well, we’ve finally played through Real Racing 3 and can say that it’s all true—it really does…(Read the full article)

Mailbox Review: Clever, Intuitive Mail App That’s Great If You Only Use Gmail

 
 
 
 
 

When the Mailbox app hit the App Store earlier this Spring, the tech blogs exploded with joy. Here was mail done cleanly, intuitively, sleekly, better. Of course, there was the two-week wait initially to actually use the app, as the Mailbox team only slowly rolled out their server load. That situation has changed recently. Mailbox team…(Read the full article)

Haze Review: Beautiful Weather App Places Form Over Function

 
 
 
 
 

Last week, it seemed like all the tech website “in the know” were raving about Haze, the new minimalist iPhone app that beautifully displays current and trending weather conditions. So, of course, I had to check it out for myself. What I found was, indeed, a beautiful app, albeit one that prefers to emphasize form even at…(Read the full article)

Fantastical Review: Apple, Please Make this app the Default Calendar app on the iPhone

 
 
 
 
 

Calendar apps are aplenty in the App Store and depending upon your taste any one of them may be better than the stock Calendar app. I’ve never found one that ultimately dethroned the built-in convenience of the stock app; but now that I’ve tried Fantastical for iPhone, my days with the stock app are over….(Read the full article)

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Review: Good Grief! A Kid’s Book With IAP

 
 
 
 
 

I was delighted when I saw that Loud Crow Interactive had released It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, their second interactive Peanuts storybook. Their first effort, A Charlie Brown Christmas, was a fun and memorable storybook that my kids and I loved. Unfortunately, on many levels, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is a solid…(Read the full article)

Bento 4 for iPad Review: Neatly Packaged Suite Of Database Tools for Keeping Track of Everything in Life

 
 
 
 
 

Need a convenient, ready-made, customizable database for your iPad to track everything from movies to recipes to car maintenance? Bento 4 wants to be you go-to app. And in large part, it succeeds. Bento 4 is a great app for personal and home use, though it has some limitations I confess that I have never…(Read the full article)

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