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Jason Philo

with the 148Apps Network since May 27, 2009

An avid Apple fan and hobbyist writer, I'm excited to write for 148apps.com. I enjoy fast-paced, storyless games and useful utility apps. Sometimes a quirky little app comes along that I find delightful, but it's life is short on my iPod Touch. I hope my reviews help you make informed decisions about your purchases. If you enjoy my reviews, please read my personal website.

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Racer

Racer

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Racer is a beautifully graphic game from a new developer Tatem Games. This game has a lot of style, but a little room to grow in functionality. It's not a bad game though and its style alone is enough to encourage playing it.

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321 Jump!

321 Jump!

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
I was skeptical at first, but this game is surprisingly fun. I found myself saying "just one more time" way too many times. For only a buck, you get some entertaining trademark infringements, entertaining screams of demise, and happy fun time.

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Playlist Alarm Clock

Playlist Alarm Clock

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Finally—a great app that uses your own music as an alarm clock. Inexpensive, easy to use, and not annoying, this app is great if you like using your iPhone/iPod Touch as an alarm.

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1945 Ace Destroyer

1945 Ace Destroyer

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
I've never disliked a WWII fighter game… until now. Oversimplistic graphics, no lives (2 hits you're dead and start over), and choppy movement make Yar's Revenge more appealing. If it got a major overhaul it would be a fun game, but not right now.

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iBank Mobile

iBank Mobile

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
iBank Mobile has been a long-anticipated release for the fans of IGG's iBank desktop app. This is a great first release with stability emphasized over having every desired feature.

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Type Drawing

Type Drawing

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Type Drawing is a fun app that brings a unique element to art on the iPhone. If you want to do something new and interesting with your iPhone drawings you'll want this one in your arsenal.

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LCD Clock – Clock & Calendar

LCD Clock – Clock & Calendar

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
I really enjoy an app that exploits the usability of the iPhone and replaces another household item. LCD Clock does just that by giving you an easy way to see the time and date without having to have something else on your desk or nightstand.

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Shopper

Shopper

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Shopper is an amazing tool for grocery lists. It's easy to use, exceedingly functional, and there's a great attention to detail in the development of this app. It goes for only .99, but I honestly wonder why it doesn't cost more.

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Things

Things

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Things is a powerful app for managing your to dos, honeydos, and projects. Whether you’re using it as a simple task manager, or as a full-blown project manager, you’ll get your money’s worth out of this powerful little tool.

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Impress

Impress

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Impress is a painting app designed to let you turn your favorite pictures into paintings. Featuring zoom controls, brush, settings, and automatic color selection, with a little bit of patience and an eye for detail it allows you to make something not half bad.

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smackBOTS

smackBOTS

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
SmackBOTS is a fun game for kids. Nothing entertains me more than a game I can dive right into without having to worry about strategy and story lines. The animation is simple, yet amusing and the game play is challenging in spite of the deceptively easy controls.

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Space Ace

Space Ace

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
I was so excited to see this show up in the App store. Not only was Don Bluth a great story teller (Secret of Nimh, Dragon's Lair), but this brought back strong memories of being in the arcade as a kid. Everything is preserved in this game with the exception of the large screen. It's loads of fun, enchanting, and a great way to pass some free time.

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VIN Hunter

VIN Hunter

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
VIN Hunter is a tool to help people keep cars organized when they’re shopping. It’s an easy app to use, but won’t have a lot of reuse potential for most people.

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FeedFalls

FeedFalls

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
FeedFalls is pretty to look at, but there's not a lot of function with this form. Imagine channel surfing without ever finding something you want to watch. Now do that with a news paper.

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GPS Photorino

GPS Photorino

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
GPS Photorino is an alright picture app. It's main feature is labeling your location on a picture frame. If you're always taking pictures on the iPhone and want an easy on-the-spot way to customize them, go for it.

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Star Radio Communicator

Star Radio Communicator

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
If you're a Trekkie and have to have something that's a little similar to their communicators, go for it and have a blast. If you want something useful to add to your iPhone apps, something worthy of the $200+ dollars you paid for your device, avoid it.

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Buka

Buka

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Buka is a game with a slightly different twist. It's not the most action-packed iPhone game filled with swashbuckling adventure, but it is entertaining and easy to pick up and put down. It's a surprisingly nice piece of art too.

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FaceFighter

FaceFighter

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
FaceFighter reminds me of early versions of Mortal Kombat. I had a lot of fun with that game, especially when friends and beer were involved. I never got great at it because of all the buttons, combos, and fatality moves were hard for me to remember (was it the beer?). Thankfully, FaceFighter solves all of these problems and has simple controls (4 buttons), simple rules (hit & don’t get hit), and fast gameplay.

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iBomber

iBomber

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
iBomber stands above the crowd with its great interface, ease of use, challenging levels, and inspiring soundtrack.

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Politico Tracker Twitter Edition

Politico Tracker Twitter Edition

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Even if you're not into politics this is an invaluable tool to be in the know with local, state, and federal political figures. It is a wealth of information neatly organized and continually updated. Moreover, the developer is excited about his products and has several ideas for this app and others like it.

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MyWebClip

MyWebClip

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
MyWebClip is a well executed way to manage web app bookmarks. The developer has a strong understanding of designing on the iPhone so that you would think it is a native app. Apple should incorporate some of its features into the iPhone’s OS.

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RSS Flash g

RSS Flash g

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
RSS Flash g is an RSS reader that syncs with Google's Reader RSS aggregator. This is a middle-of-the-road RSS utility. It does a great thing syncing with Reader, which any Reader fan will love, but some may find the interface wanting.

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Daylite Touch

Daylite Touch

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Daylite Touch, from Marketcircle, is an incredible tool for people who need serious task management on the iPhone. The app ties in with Daylite and requires Daylite Server to enable syncing over a LAN or a true server environment.

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