Don't-Miss iPhone Stories

Dragon Search and ACTRocket for iPhone

We compare two of the multitude of search apps on the App Store. Dragon Search's voice-driven approach makes the app a great companion to the built-in Safari browser, while ACTRocket, unfortunately, comes up a bit short.

Buffalo Dualie

Buffalo’s Dualie is two things in one. It’s a dock for your iPhone or iPod and a dock for a portable 500GB hard drive.

My Color for iPhone

This app does exactly what it promises -- make it easy to select colors from a picture and save their RBG and HEX numbers. But it would have been nicer had My Color gone beyond this basic functionality.

Hellkid: Hook & Jump for iPhone

HellKid: Hook & Jump is a Sonic the Hedgehog-ish side-scrolling game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Though challenging and full of great art, the by-the-book platforming and uninspired level design will likely keep this game in a hellish state of obscurity.

No Fear Shakespeare and Shakespeare Pro for iPhone

If you have trouble making sense of Shakespeare, both No Fear Shakespeare and Shakespeare Pro can help you. But the two apps have very different approaches and pull off the feat with varying degrees of success.

Paper Boat Race for iPhone

Paper Boat Race is a novel racing game where you race paper boats around a pool—by blowing into your iPhone’s microphone! While the game has its moments of nerdy joy, blowing into the microphone while trying to control the boat is hard to do—and there’s really anything else going for the game.

MouseWait 1.5

MouseWait is great for planning your trip to Disneyland.

Hellemental for iPhone

Developers Intersog and Dirty Edge seek to redefine the tower defense genre with Hellemental. Unlike traditional tower defense games where the player sets up a slew of strategically placed weapons in hopes of slaughting lemming-like foes in an assembly line fashion, Hellemental instead relies on the magical abilities of a single defender.

Be.ez LE Rush

Available for 13-inch and 15-inch laptops, and a choice of three subtle yet stylish colors (Lagoon Dream, Black Coffee and Lime Park), Be.ez's LE Rush is a great choice for MacBook owners.

Motorola Cliq XT

The Motorola Cliq XT has superb multimedia and social networking features, but its performance isn't the strongest.

Pocket Informant for iPhone

This $10 productivity tool is a beast of an app -- and we mean that as a positive. Dense and feature-rich, Pocket Informant aims to replace the iPhone's built-in calendar and serve as a task/to-do list manager, too.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for iPhone

Rockstar Games doesn't do anything half-way, and the first iPhone version of its Grand Theft Auto series is no exception. The game for the iPhone and iPod touch is a big, ugly, raw title that's huge in scale and depth.

V1 Golf for iPhone

Avid golfers will appreciate V1 Golf, which helps you analyze your swing with the help of the iPhone's built-in camera.