Scare Party is the newest in a long line of "scary" apps released in recent months. The small design of an iOS device, the fact that you are almost always wearing headphones, and the fact that the touch screen offers new control schemes are all driving factors in the scary game movement. Some deliver while others are more demos of what the developer is working on. Scare Party is a mixture of the two, managing to offer the right amount of chills in a compelling package, but not quite enough content to keep a group of people happy … Read more
DotMemo is as basic as any app can get. The problem, however -- and this crops up a lot in apps developed to take on that "simplicity before functionality" mantle -- is that DotMemo is too simple, at least for most people jotting down notes while on the go.
The idea behind the app is very simple. Open DotMemo and you are greeted with a white screen that says "note here." You tap the white space and can start typing. That's it. There are arrows to move your cursor back and forth on the screen (… Read more
The Picture Match Game is yet another matching game with a short timer attempting to capitalize on the success of other games like Bejeweled or Candy Crush Saga. The game, which provides very few prompts or rules, features hard-to-see images that are supposed to be matched and a grueling, unforgiving timer. It's not only nothing like those other games, but is a frustrating, ultimately boring game that you will probably give up on before you ever properly defeat the first level.
Upon installation you can choose between either Beginner or Advanced levels. Beginner is a smaller map, but is … Read more
Poker is one of the most diverse card games in the world with hundreds of variations and rule sets. While most people play one of a handful of variations, there are countless options if you are eager to try something new or have too many people for one of the other forms of the game. With Poker Companion, you can quickly and easily look up and teach the rules of poker variations to everyone at your table, check scores for non-obvious hands, or simply look for new and fun alternatives to how you've played in the past.
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Touch-screen controls have resulted in some interesting new takes on classic platforming and racing genres in the iOS App Store. Bunny Hill is the newest entry in a long line of supercute mascot-style characters running, sliding, or racing their way across the screen with your help. But does Bunny's adventure live up to those of some of his contemporaries, or is it another supercute concept stretched too thin?
At first glance, Bunny Hill looks like a winner. It has the cute but accessible design of a modern iOS classic and the character is immediately lovable. Shaped like a block … Read more
The very name of Air Missile Commander calls to mind classic '70s and '80s arcade games like Missile Command. The comparison is apt, as this game takes many of its gameplay elements from the basic "destroy before you are destroyed" style of play that was popular in that era. It has a few flourishes, however, and despite a relatively simplistic interface and graphics, Air Missile Commander becomes a fairly fun game as you progress in levels.
The idea of Air Missile Commander is simple. You are given 100 missiles and must direct them at the tanks on screen. … Read more
If there is a single thing on Mac computers that hasn't been changed through time and countless iterations, it is the existence of a signature "boing" startup chime. If you're tired of the well-known Macintosh startup chime, then you will certainly like to try StartNinja for Mac. It will effectively silence your Mac during the startup and allow for silent booting.
A small utility app, StartNinja for Mac installs with a classic drag-and-drop and will reside in your applications folder. The app is very simple and it only consists of a single preference window. Simply check … Read more
Keeping track of your time with a busy work schedule can be quite hard. While the current reminder options on your Mac require you to complete a multitude of fields before an alarm is effectively set up, trying an easier option such as RemindMeAgain for Mac could prove to be worth it. It is a small and rather simple app that can simplify this process.
RemindMeAgain for Mac installs directly from the App Store and takes the form of a menu bar item. It is composed of a single pop-over window with only a few options to let you set … Read more
With a small screen and multiple windows open, you may often find yourself slowed down when working and in need of more space. Tuck for Mac lets you dock selected windows on the edges of your screen and automatically reveal them when you mouse over them. It's a simple app that works well but could use some improvements.
To use this handy app, you have to define a shortcut for each of the sides of your screen and one to let you "untuck" them. It all works well, and the hiding and revealing of windows is generally … Read more
During the time leading up to March Madness, many offices across the country organize their own pools. With OfficePool 2013 for Mac, users can set up tournaments and make their picks, but with functions below those available with similar Web-based services.
OfficePool 2013 is available as a free trial version with a time limit; the full program is available for $12.00. There was no native installer, but the program downloaded and installed quickly. While OfficePool 2013 for Mac came with no instructions, setup is fairly intuitive for those who have used similar Web-based applications. Support exists for downloading current … Read more