Don't-Miss iOS Stories

The Act for iPhone and iPad

At its best, this interactive comedy from Chillingo shows off beautifully animated physical comedy. But the actual game itself can be frustrating due to a lack of feedback.

Projectbook for iPad

This new note-taking and task management tool offers several unique features that may appeal to productivity-minded iPad owners. The app may not quite measure up to a more mature rival like Evernote at this point, but Brian Beam thinks Projectbook is off to a good start.

App Guide: Traffic monitoring apps for iOS

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These iOS apps can tell you about any hold-ups or bottlenecks that might crop up en route to where you want to go.

App Guide: TV cartoon apps for iOS

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With The Simpsons: Tapped Out making its triumphant return to the App Store, here are some other cartoon stars with iOS apps all their own.

Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast for iPhone and iPad

While it deserves credit for integrating features like augmented reality and location awareness into a combat game, Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast stumbles when it comes to gameplay.

Bubble Grubble HD for iPhone and iPad

In this family-friendly physics game, you capture bugs and feed them to baby chicks, while demolishing obstacles.

App Guide: Sequels to iOS games

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It's not just your favorite movies that return for another installment in the summertime. Games get follow-up versions, too, and these iOS sequels made a splash this summer.

Band Together for iPad

This puzzle game for the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad offers some detailed visuals and a little replayability, but is limited to only 30 levels, meaning there's only an hour or two of play time.

Google Currents for iPhone and iPad

This is a nice mobile news-reader from the search giant, but the iPhone and iPad suffers from a perplexing failure to integrate more fully with Google's RSS-reading service.

Velocirapture for iPhone and iPad

Doling out benevolence or wrath puts a neat spin on this frantic prehistoric puzzle game.

App Guide: 2012 fantasy football apps for iOS

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Football training camps have opened, which means it's time to start prepping for your fantasy football draft. These apps can keep you up to date on all the pigskin news.

SpellTower for iPhone and iPad

You build words from lettered tiles in SpellTower, a simple-looking word game that offers a fun amount of challenge in its different game modes.

App Guide: iOS astronomy apps

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If the Mars rover Curiosity has you thinking about the red planet, these iOS apps can give you a greater appreciation of the stars and planets.