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Angel’s Choice Brings A New Meaning To App Shopping

Posted by Chris Nitz on October 18th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Do you shop the App Store like a husky kid addicted to a Wonka Chocolate River? Are you the one person that all your friends turn to for app advice on what is badass and what needs avoiding like a leper? Then there is a game that will put your app skills to the ultimate investment test.

Angel’s Choice is part game and part app discovery tool. The game part plays out like a stock investment simulator, only the stocks are apps. You earn Angel Dollars (A$) that you can use to invest in apps on the App Store. As those apps climb the App Store ranking (this does not include popularity drops), so does your return on investment. Now you might have noticed how I said App Store there, that is because you are playing with virtual money on real apps. So imagine what your gamer rank would be if you had invested in Angry Birds before it blew up into the addictive plague it has become today.

There is more to this than just investing Angel Dollars into unknown apps though. You also earn Trust EXP as others invest in your chosen apps, thus making you a beacon of app knowledge. There are also missions, portfolios, and a rather impressive social aspect to this game. Not only can you play this on your phone, but also your successful and not so successful investments become broadcast for the world to see with leaderboards proudly displayed on the Angel’s Choice website. People can click on your name; see your portfolio, current game level, money, profitability, and Trust EXP without even needing an iDevice.

Why not have a bit of fun while you shop for new apps? This just might be one of the coolest ways to shop the app store to date. Check out the website right here, or get a good in-depth feel of how to play the game here. Either way, this app brings a completely new spin on shopping for portable addictions.


Farmville Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brian Hudson on June 29th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FAITHFUL TRANSLATION
Farmville finally makes it to the iPhone. This app is exactly the sort of tool Farmville fans need to keep tending their virtual plots while on the go. If you're not into Farmville on Facebook, however, you can give this app a pass.
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Ultimate Hangman

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on February 24th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FREE
With a two-player mode, amusing animations, and a decent word selection, Ultimate Hangman is a steal for a free app. I really wish it saved my high scores, but even now, it's definitely worth a download.
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Jive Turkey Shoot

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on November 25th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE FUN
Jive Turkey Shoot is by no means a great game or a groundbreaking one, but it's fun, silly, and free. This "thank you" gift from Pangea is surprisingly entertaining and at this price, everyone should be shooting some turkeys this Thanksgiving!
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on November 19th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NARROWLY USEFUL
SearchIt is a free app that streamlines searching on the iPhone. While it's not for everyone, it's one of the better search apps out there.
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Word Ace

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on October 21st, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FREE & FANTASTIC
Word Ace is essentially a mash-up of Texas Hold 'Em and Scrabble. It's free, it's fun, and the online play is great; all you could ask for is a better offline option and this game would be golden. Still, it's definitely worth your time!
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Posted by Donna Harrison on May 5th, 2009
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Developer: Emanuele Vulcano
Price: free
Version Reviewed: 1.0

iPhone Integration [rating:4/5]
User Interface [rating:4/5]
Re-use / Replay Value [rating:4/5]


After checking out this utility from Infinity Labs I was compelled to write a quick and dirty review---it's simply too awesome to keep to myself. Mover allows you to send pictures and contacts to the iPhone or iPod touch sitting right next to you. There is no required pairing; each device simply opens the Mover application and they recognize each other over a shared wifi network. You then choose a picture or contact to send, swipe in the direction indicated on the screen and the item appears on the other device. That's it! Mover even saves the contact or picture in the appropriate application for you. Also, when you delete items from Mover's screen it does not delete the photo or contact from your iPhone, only from the app itself.

Mover allows the direct sharing of items that might usually require a sync or more cumbersome file transfer. I have found it to be stable and flawless in its execution thus far. My wish for a next version would be the ability to send more than one item at a time. Mover is open-source software, so who knows what enhancements may be in store. I encourage you to check it out, especially at its current price.


Public Radio Tuner

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on May 1st, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GREAT EXECUTION
The Public Radio Tuner is a streamlined way to play public radio stations on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Plus, you can choose from a library of dozens upon dozens of stations—so what are you waiting for?
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Donna Harrison on April 20th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT YET
This somewhat overhyped location-based coupon application has a fantastic, forward-thinking concept. Unfortunately it doesn't have much to offer users at the current time.
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iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Donna Harrison on April 17th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
Although limited in its feature set, this free app from Directv allows you to set your DVR to record programs on the fly. And it works!
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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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Epic Pet Wars

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on April 15th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UNIQUE ADAPTATION
I thought that the notion of a Mafia app with a cutesy pet theme sounded pretty dull—until I tried it. Epic Pet Wars is a quick, free, mindless MMO that'll bring out the animal abuser in all of us.
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TechCrunch Offline Reader

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on April 6th, 2009
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: BELOW AVERAGE
TechCrunch is a tech-centric blog network, and their offline reader promises to deliver all of their content in a quick, convenient package. While it's pretty enough to look at, and has plenty of features, the reader is just too crash-prone to justify con
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on March 23rd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Discover is a free gem that turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a wireless flash drive combined with a file viewer. With plenty of features, the only real downside to Discover is the ads and some minor lag—but at least you won't hear anyone complai
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Kindle for iPhone

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Perrin Stewart on March 4th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
While not the most robust ebook reader around, Amazon has just laid down the gauntlet in the iPhone / iPod Touch ebook war. Get instant access to over 240,000 books, even ones you've previously purchased for your Kindle!
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