So, really, how far can a geek rocket across the sky after being violently smashed? In real life, probably not very far. But in Berzerk Ball it’s up to you. In this simple game of both precision and luck, it matters how you hit and with what you hit along
WritePad is a notes app, but not just any other notes app. This app from PhatWare allows users to hand-write their thoughts and converts the handwriting into type. The interface is simple, providing a blank slate for writing, with an option to toggle the iPhone keyboard. I was skeptical of the handwriting recognition, but I was pleasantly surprised by WritePad.
I reviewed both the iPhone and iPad versions. Details about the iPad experience are included below.
AirPhones is an application which lets you stream audio from your computer to your iPhone or iPod touch. Once you have it set up — which doesn't take long at all — it's as simple as opening the app on your iPhone and hearing your computer's audio through your phone. You can play audio through the built-in speaker, using headphones, or even through a speaker dock if you have one. Simply plug in, open the app, and you're in business.
RedLaser is a cool little barcode scanning app that may change the way you shop. The way it works couldn't be easier. Simply hit the "scan" button and point your iPhone's camera at a barcode (no autofocus camera required). RedLaser then looks up that barcode using Amazon and Google Product Search to show online listings for that exact product complete with prices. Awesome, right?
Vocalia is a voice-recognition application that recognizes your voice and chooses the closest match in your iPod, Address Book or Bookmarks. Allowing you to use the app in either French, German or English and it is claimed to work even faster than voice recognition in the 3GS.
Police Scanner is a handy application that allows you to listen to authority radios from around the world. No longer is there a need for bulky receivers or obvious speakers... all you need now is an iPhone or iPod touch, reception or WiFi access and the stamina to wait through long droughts of silence.
Phases is an application that shows you the phases of the moon right now using your current location or the location of your choice. There are four pages displaying the current phase and the dates for each half moon for the next two durations, statistics on the current phase, a calendar with the moon's phases for each date, and the settings.
Stick It is a great list/memo app that's easy to use and more importantly, super fast to access. When your arms are full, the last thing you want to have to do is unlock your phone, scroll through your apps, and wait for your to-do list to load. While those things really don't take THAT long to accomplish, it can be a real hassle while trying to juggle a baby and a shopping basket. Developer Mark Peterson has created an app that can completely replaced the iPhone's default, Notes. All you have to do is make your note and then post it as your device's wallpaper.
iOwn is a highly efficient inventory management app designed to help you keep track of, well, virtually everything you're in possession of. In these current times of spastic disasters and moody insurance companies, someone with large amounts of valuables would love a pretty organization app like this. iOwn gives you the capability to inventory every room in your home and office, as well as anything in your car, safety deposit box, storage shed, and any other location you have in mind.
Gas Cubby is a feature-rich application for tracking gas mileage and vehicle maintenance. The app allows you to track every fill-up and determine how much you've spent, price-per-gallon trends, mileage, and quite a bit more. You can also keep track of vehicle maintenance such as oil changes, wiper blades, accessory installations, and nearly anything else. Finally, the interface is easy to use and looks great.