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Brian Hudson

Senior Writer with the 148Apps Network since June 14, 2010

Freelance writer and career educator living in lovely suburban Detroit, MI.

Brian is not currently writing for the 148Apps Network.
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Monty Python’s Cow Tossing Review

Monty Python’s Cow Tossing Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Monty Python's Cow Tossing is a game where you don't toss any cows. Instead, you launch birds at English Knights in this lackluster licensed Angry Birds copycat.

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Art Studio for iPad Review

Art Studio for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Art Studio for iPad is a nice generalist art program that will probably have the most appeal for younger artists or those just learning the craft. It's got a ton of features, but a couple of performance and interface issues.

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Comimix for iPad Review

Comimix for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Comimix is a one-note app that delivers a fixed feed of comics to the user. It lacks any sort of customization or versatility, making it a frustrating reading experience.

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Squeezy Review

Squeezy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
What could have been a cute little puzzle game is hindered by terrible controls and some lazy level design.

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Vector Pro Review

Vector Pro Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
VectorPro is a nice raster-to-vector app for the iPhone that does what it promises: converts pre-saved images to SVG files. It's a very niche app, but useful for graphics professionals who want to create vector graphics on the go.

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GoodReader for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
GoodReader is a top option for viewing, reading, annotating, and moving documents on the iPad. It features a full and robust suite of PDF features and viewing support for a large variety of document types.

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Hooga Review

Hooga Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
There's little that's new in Hooga, a by the numbers side-scroller that doesn't impress and suffers from some control issues.

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iDraw Review

iDraw Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Graphic artists and designers looking for a vector-based drawing solution for their iPads might want to take a look at iDraw, a solid vector-based drawing app that lets anyone create good-looking designs.

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Cubed Rally Racer HD Review

Cubed Rally Racer HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Cubed Rally Racer HD is a small game on a large screen, and it shows. In terms of graphics, control, and game play, this game does not translate perfectly to the iPad.

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Natalie Brooks: The Treasures of the Lost Kingdom HD Review

Natalie Brooks: The Treasures of the Lost Kingdom HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Natalie Brooks: The Treasures of the Lost Kingdom HD is casual mystery that will engage your brain just a bit, though its simple premise and play may make it most appealing to kids.

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Snooth Wine Pro Review

Snooth Wine Pro Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A functional app that will serve casual wine shoppers well, though its database of vendors and varieties can sometimes be hit-or-miss.

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Healthy Food Finder Review

Healthy Food Finder Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Healthy Food Finder by Caloricious is exactly what its name implies: a shopping app that focuses on healthy foods.

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My U2B Review

My U2B Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
My U2B offers a redesigned YouTube interface that offers a more visual, subscription-oriented experience. The interface has its appeal, but technical issues hurt the app's usability on all devices.

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MegaReader Review

MegaReader Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
MegaReader is competing in a crowded and highly competitive corner of the App Store, and while it isn't a bad app, it doesn't have the weapons to win the war. It simply isn't offering enough to entice most users away from the likes of iBooks or Kindle.

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Drums! Review

Drums! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Drums! offers up a realistic, but limited, drum set. Musicians might not find it useful, but casual players will enjoy riffing along with their favorite tunes.

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Dodonpachi Resurrection Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Dodonpachi Resurrection is a phenomenally crazy "bullet hell" shooter that boasts excellent gameplay and execution. Just don't spend too much time trying to figure out the plot.

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Supermarket Management HD Review

Supermarket Management HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Supermarket Management HD is an obvious riff on the Diner Dash games. It's not a bad game, but it fails to offer anything new or original.

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Shot Shot Shoot Review

Shot Shot Shoot Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Shot Shot Shoot is a minimalist shooting game with a single objective: shoot your opponent. The game's one-note play gets repetitive, though the multiplayer mode adds some extra weight to the experience.

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Rednecks vs. Aliens Review

Rednecks vs. Aliens Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Another App Store Vs. pairing gives us a middling take on the tower defense genre that suffers from too much button mashing and too little strategy.

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Reiner Knizia’s Samurai Review

Reiner Knizia’s Samurai Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Top game designer Reiner Knizia's latest game to hit the iOS is a solid adaptation of an excellent board game. It's very playable, but suffers just a bit in graphical presentation.

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The Incident Review

The Incident Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
There's something sweet about a simple concept executed well. Such is the case with The Incident, which offers up a fun time with well-crafted retro sensibilities. It's sure to appeal to a lot of iOS gamers.

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Finger Balance Review

Finger Balance Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Finger Balance is a light, enjoyable enough distraction with a simple premise and a novel challenge. It's very short, though, with little to draw you back once you've finished the game.

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Chaos Rings For iPad In-Depth Review

Chaos Rings For iPad In-Depth Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Chaos Rings is an excellent balance of RPG elements and the pocket device sensibilities. It is a spectacular effort by a major developer to bring console-quality RPG play to the iOS. However, this upscaled effort is not without its blemishes.

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AirAttack HD Review

AirAttack HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
The planes fly fast and furious in Air Attack HD, a top-down shooter that boasts incredible graphics and intense game play. If only it were a bit longer!

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Solitaire Classics Review

Solitaire Classics Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
If you’re looking for a good solitaire game, then Solitaire Classics is worth your time. It delivers a realistic presentation and some of the most popular varieties of solitaire, though it is a bit too light in terms of bells and whistles.

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Friendly — Facebook Browser Review

Friendly — Facebook Browser Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Friendly -- Facebook Browser delivers an authentic Facebook feel with improved readibility; but comes with little more than simple reading, posting, and messaging functions, which may frustrate some users.

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Somersault Review

Somersault Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Somersault comes to your iPhone with a lot of ideas behind it; but, unfortunately, poor physics, complicated controls, and an unusual design sense all get in the way.

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Jet Car Stunts Review

Jet Car Stunts Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
With minimalist design, crazy level design, and plenty of variety, Jet Car Stunts will appeal to anyone who enjoys speed and accuracy challenges.

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Flipboard Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Flipboard hits a home run with its sharp visuals and excellent interface, but loses points for being more of a novelty than anything else.

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Let’s Golf! 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
With graphics, game play, and additional features that all improve upon the original, Let's Golf! 2 is a fantastic casual golf title.

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