This app makes clever use of copy-and-paste and iOS 4's multitasking capabilities to give you a great mobile text-to-speech offering no matter what iOS device you're using.
This app really covers all the bases when it comes to not only looking at current conditions, but what to expect throughout the day. By integrating user reports with publicly available statistics, Beat the Traffic HD gives you the most accurate picture of the road you can get without actually being stuck in traffic.
This app uses time-lapse photos to turn your iPad into a virtual picture frame with moving images and ambient noises. It's a clever app that would have been even more effective if the quality of some of the images was improved.
This music app packs in a lot of information to help you discover and enjoy new artists. But it's packed into such a cramped space on your iPhone or iPod touch that it might mar the experience of listening to RBMA Radio.
We look at a pair of apps that allow you to listen in on police, fire, and emergency radio streams from your iPhone or iPod touch. Scanner911 delivers the goods, while Police Scanner 2 disappoints.
The success of this app lies in its ability to do something relatively complicated -- detailed calorie counting -- in a very simple manner. A quick spin through ShapeUp Club, and you'll be amazed that you get this kind of functionality for free.
As a mapping alternative to Google Maps to help you plan a route, this app does a superb job of sorting out the most efficient or convenient route possible.
Other media outlets would do well to follow the example of This American Life, which has created a superb application for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Power Cam is one of many apps trying to make your picture-taking a bit easier, and while the $1 offering does add some interesting features, it doesn't measure up to similar photography apps.
Both the paid and free version of iHandySoft's Alarm Clock application join the ranks of similar offerings in the App Store. Both are fairly decent utilities, but they lack compelling bells and whistles to make them stand out from the crowd.
You won't get a lot of satellite imagery and sophisticated weather information with Umbrella Today? The app aims to simply answer the question posed by its name -- will you need an umbrella today?