Don't-Miss iOS Stories

Backgammon NJ and FaceMe Backgammon for iPhone and iPad

Kirk McElhearn has tried out a number of iOS backgammon apps. But only Backgammon NJ and FaceMe Backgammon stand out from the crowd.

PDFpen for iPad

For iPad owners who also work with the Mac version of PDFpen, this mobile PDF editing tool is a great companion to the desktop application.

Adventure Bar Story for iPhone

If you're thrilled by the prospect of optimizing cutlery for both the kitchen and the battlefield, this role-playing game may appeal to you. Others may be put off by its awkward control scheme and quirks.

App Guide: Streaming sports video apps for iOS

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For some sporting events, the best seat in the house may be your iPhone or iPad. These apps can beam live sports action to your iOS device.

Bobsled Calling for iPhone and iPad

If you're looking for an unfussy little app to make Voice over IP calls on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, Bobsled Calling is a solid choice.

Kinectimals for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft's virtual pet game is surprisingly engaging, with more replayability than one might expect. And it won't break the bank.

App Guide: iOS apps for making Mother's Day cards

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Mother's Day is coming up. These iOS apps can help you get your message across to mom.

Madcoaster for iPhone and iPad

This platform game lives up to developer Chillingo's reputation for streamlined, fun, and clever mobile apps that succeed where bigger budgets and deeper concepts do not.

App Guide: Updated iOS games

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Some of our favorite iOS games have gotten updates in recent weeks, adding everything from new levels to Retina display support.

TraxItAll for iPhone

Though it lacks polish, this straightforward productivity app is a decent tool for tracking your progress toward meeting goals.

Monster Wars for iPhone and iPad

While it retains much of the depth and style of of its predecessor, this sequel to Legendary Wars -- in which you now control the monsters instead of the heroes -- also struggles with a few of the same weaknesses that limit the fun gained from being wicked.

App Guide: Unique iOS weather apps

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Lots of apps can tell you the temperature and the forecast. But these iPhone and iPad offerings put their own unique spin on the weather.

MotionX Sleep for iPhone

This motion-sensitive app promises to help you sleep better at night and move more when you're awake. Despite a few flaws, it delivers on that promise.