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Chic Hot or Not! mobile app flirts with polished features

With the speed at which technology advances today, there’s something reassuring about a concept that remains basically the same as it was a decade ago. So it is with the app version of a Hot or Not website. The original Hot or Not website that debuted in 2000 emerged as a terrific way to kill tim ... Full Article »

January 13, 2014 2:00pm

Expect great things from the WebMD Pregnancy app

Following the sustained success of its WebMD Baby app that was released last year, the pioneer of online health and wellness information on March 7 introduced a new iPhone application to the world. WebMD Pregnancy will be a happy and healthy addition to any expectant mother’s mobile media library. ... Full Article »

March 14, 2013 12:30pm

Monster Life™ iPhone game combines virtual pets with RPG leveling

Role playing game fans who want a virtual pet in their lives finally have it thanks to Gameloft's Monster Life, an app that blends elements from both genres. While light on story, Monster Life is heavy with charm and should enchant young gamers with its deft, hybrid gameplay. The virtual pet elemen ... Full Article »

February 1, 2013 7:30pm

Get ready for a fight with the UFC.TV iPhone app

UFC.TV is not an app for people curious about UFC. It is an app for serious UFC fans. In the same way you wouldn’t download MLB At-Bat and expect it to explain the intricacies of baseball, UFC.TV won’t break down the basics of a great fight. But if you’re already a fan of mixed martial arts ... Full Article »

January 21, 2013 4:30pm

HABU Music can help you set the mood

In a post-iTunes world, where practically any song can be played whenever you want for a nominal monthly fee, music-previewing apps are fighting an uphill battle. HABU Music attempts to fight the good fight by carving out their own specialized niche in the music app empire via song labeling. It’s ... Full Article »

January 20, 2013 8:00pm

Major Mayhem offers satisfying shooting fun

Major Mayhem is my kind of shooter – it’s over the top, looks good, and is filled with achievements and power-ups that help keep the gameplay varied. Its basic formula will be familiar to anyone who spent time in an arcade firing a light gun. The player taps the screen to shoot targets while hi ... Full Article »

January 20, 2013 2:00pm

Mix some paint with your puzzle platforming in Nihilumbra

Nihilumbra is a puzzle platformer from Beautifun Games. It would definitely qualify as an “art game,” so to speak. Some of the aesthetic and design elements are a bit derivative, but that does not stop this from being a very well made and entertaining puzzle platformer. Definitely don’t judge ... Full Article »

January 19, 2013 2:00pm

The Sims FreePlay comes with a price

The Sims FreePlay is about as fun and free as you allow it to be, even if those two objectives seem to work opposite each other. Thankfully, despite impediments to both user enjoyment and the cost of the experience, EA has done a stellar job bringing the Sims environment to the mobile platform. Ga ... Full Article »

January 18, 2013 8:00am

Take a MoMA Family Program home with MoMA Art Lab for iPad

I’m a big proponent of visiting museums and doing hands-on crafts with children, but once in a while a creative app comes along for the iPad that is so good, it makes me feel more than OK about screen time. MoMA Art Lab, by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is one such app. True, it won’t re ... Full Article »

January 14, 2013 11:00am

Paper By FiftyThree is a utilitarian sketching app with a gorgeous interface

If you’re the type of person who looks at an empty Moleskine journal as an irresistible world of creative possibilities there is an app for iPad worth checking out. Paper by FiftyThree took home an Apple Design Award for their minimalist offering and it’s easy to see why the UI is worthy of acco ... Full Article »

January 13, 2013 3:00pm

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