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Graphic designer, grant writer and IT guy in the non-profit sector for 8 years. I am interested in mythic literature, poetry and the place of traditional forms of art in new media. I also tend to compulsively monitor rss feeds of new iphone and mac apps.

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iConcertCal

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on September 22nd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar ::
iConcertCal seems like a great answer for hometown concert information gathering and an amazing resource for the roadtrip enthusiast. One road trip justifies the purchase, one missed gig that was instead spent sitting at home justifies the purchase. If yo
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Boggle

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on September 3rd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FUN BUT NEEDS POLISH
I was interested to finally see Boggle launch on the App Store and more than ready to try it out. What I found was a good 1.0 game with an interesting approach and great additional game modes, but lacking a lot of the polish that the veteran apps have add
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QuickOffice

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on May 29th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOLID BUSINESS APP
Quickoffice emulates what we think of as an office suite on a desktop. While you probably won't wish to constantly edit documents on the go, it is definitely an office suite that is robust enough to meet most users' mobile needs.
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CozyQuest

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on May 20th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: Potentially Classic MMORPG
CozyQuest is an answer to the desire for traditional RPG action in an MMORPG that is being built from the ground up and provides some of the best developer feedback around. While it needs time before it can completely dominate its space, there's an awful
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Groceries

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on May 18th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: Beautiful Simplicity
Groceries is a shopping list app that leans in the simple direction but chooses its features wisely. The process of making a list within its interface is familiar in seconds.
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MotionX Dice Plus

By Billy Miller on May 12th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CUSTOM FUN
When creating dice you gradually learn what looks best. When something is produced that looks exceptional in motion, it's a great feeling. I can see this being fun for everyone from young children to fandom enthusiasts to grandmothers who'd rather look at
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Reflexion

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on May 4th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RETRO-TWIST BLISS
Reflexion by Trileet stands out among a huge group of Breakout clones on the App Store. A few have shaken up the formula with 3-D perspectives and circular paddle paths, but this game takes things a step further.
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Chimera

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on April 29th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEEDS POLISH
The attempt at previews in realtime is truly impressive and the filters within Chimera are diverse. The interface could use some work and giving the user a choice on resolution would give casual shooters an option to sacrifice quality for speed. Some of t
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Ant Hill

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on April 27th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PROMISING
Ant Hill is an interesting, but limited, little simulation of an ant colony and the area around it. The ants swarm and meander about their environment fluidly while trying to deal with the sadistic actions of a, seemingly bored, observer.
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Star Walk

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on April 27th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
When someone new asks to see what an iPhone can do, all of us have a list of apps prepared to wow them. Some of these apps may be useful, some may be beautiful, and some may have changed our lives. Star Walk is a gorgeous, dynamic application that, while
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G-Map U.S. West

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on April 23rd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
While on a trip to South by Southwest, I had the chance to use G-Map extensively for the first time. It was a great overall experience that was tempered by a few shortcomings. Thankfully, XRoad has recently updated their application and alleviated several
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Flip Disc

By Billy Miller on April 22nd, 2009
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT RECOMMENDED
After some time with the game, it seems like a good concept that was delivered in a completely wrong way. I couldn't encourage anyone to purchase this game at this stage of its development. There are plenty of other really fun games out there that were ma
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Mariner Calc

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on April 21st, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NEEDS WORK
Spreadsheets on the iPhone are always a bit of a compromise. Still, there are those who would like the option to edit and, yes, even create simple spreadsheets from their phone. Mariner Calc is an ambitious effort to remove the boundaries that have been i
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CardSnap

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on April 17th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: AVERAGE
In a couple of the cases I was genuinely surprised how well the software worked. Text that I could barely make out was interpreted perfectly. Conversely, perfectly legible text in standard fonts was not transferred at all.
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Cisco Edge Quest 2

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on April 15th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: AVERAGE
Cisco Edge Quest 2 is a very short, but well done racing game in which you guide a router along a data stream to insure fast and reliable networks. While the game is a promotional vehicle, the advertising is unobtrusive and the overall experience is good.
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