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Tail Drift Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on October 13th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RED TAILS
Tail Drift sacrifices the freedom of flight for a focused racing experience.
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MetalStorm: Aces Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on July 2nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOP GUN
MetalStorm: Aces is one of the best flight simulators in the app store because of its look and the amount of content it packs in.
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World of Aircraft Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 28th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLY THE EMPTY SKIES
This rather goofy arcade shooter has its heart in the right place, but its servers are another matter.
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Panic Flight Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on November 19th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WATCH OUT
Pilot an airplane around storm clouds and other obstacles in this simple, fun game.
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Air Mail Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on May 30th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES
Air Mail is a colorful flying game where players must complete missions while flying around gorgeous environments.
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Paper Baron Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on March 27th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOING THE DISTANCE
Get a healthy dose of long distance gliding and location-based domination in this free-to-play offering.
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Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 20th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLY WITH ME
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy has a lot to offer fans of flight combat games, but the controls have a tendency to get in the way.
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Take to the Skies and Aim for First Place in Ikaro Racing HD

Posted by Rob Rich on October 19th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

NuOxygen has just released "The Racing 3D Flight Simulator," Ikaro Racing HD for iOS devices, and it's looking pretty neat. Players will race through a diverse set of environments (and 22 tracks), from sprawling cities to winding canyons, jockeying for first place. It won't be easy, but it makes winning that much more satisfying.

The game is designed to steadily increase in difficulty, so that players adjust naturally to the curve. It's meant to be more pleasant than panic-inducing, with cameras that highlight the beauty of the landscape or the details of the planes so that the visuals can truly be appreciated. Of course, spending too much time drinking in the details are a good way to end up face-planting into an obstacle. A danger that becomes even more real when the dynamic weather system opts to replace those clears skies with a thunderstorm.

Ikaro Racing HD was designed with the iPad 2 in mind, but it's also available for most other iOS devices. It just requires some tweaking in the options menu first. Aspiring air jockeys can grab it off of the App Store right now for free.

RC Plane 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bobby Gooding on July 22nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOP NOTCH SIMULATION
A very realistic and well made flight simulation, albeit with model planes.
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Liberty Wings Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on January 13th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: UNFOCUSED
Liberty Wings tries to pack more into its 57 MB download size than it should. Decent value, but the app needs some focus.
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SteamBirds Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on November 16th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: VANILLA
SteamBirds, from the makers of Canabalt, is fun for a time, but doesn't do enough to earn a spot with the App Store elite.
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iPad 3G Review: Three Days in Paris With the iPad

Posted by Jeff Scott on May 11th, 2010
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: :: Read Review »

Here's the plan - I have a quick business trip planned to Paris for just 3 days and 2 nights - can I get by, me, a HEAVY computer user, for that time with just an iPad? What equipment do I need to do so? What things won't I be able to do? Sounds like a pretty good test of the functionality of the device and a great way to review the 3G iPad for travel use on a business trip.


Let's set up the testing process. The equipment I have with is the iPad 3G, an external battery to make sure I'm covered for the long flights, the Apple Bluetooth keyboard, a case and a bag. For back up, I have my Macbook, and my iPhone. Thats a lot of Apple devices in one bag. I hope I don't have problems with security.

iPad 3G
The iPad 3G gives me the most flexibility for all legs of the trip. The WiFi will give me the fastest connection in most locations. If needed, I can use the 3G when there's no WiFi available. I opted to purchase the international data package ahead of time from AT&T for this trip.

External Battery
I chose the HyperMac Mini battery to accompany me for this trip. It's a pretty high power battery 7200mAh but not too physically large. Its slightly larger than an iPhone and about the same shape. It has unfortunately not been updated for the iPad yet, but it does still charge the iPad, even though the iPad warns that its not charging. The battery can keep the device battery even when in use, or can recharge it if the screen is turned off.

Apple Bluetooth Keyboard
This keyboard has some obvious advantages over the on-screen keyboard. For one, it's a complete standard layout. The other reason is that things like arrow keys work, copy and paste, option option-arrow, etc. Many of those quick keyboard commands that are standard on OSX work. Those shortcuts alone increase typing efficiency greatly over the on-screen keyboard.

Case and Bag
I chose the Apple iPad case - because it's not too bulky and provides dust and scratch protection and covers the front screen. There are lots of things I don't like about the case, but at least its not bulky.

I also have a nice small Timbuk 2 bag/man purse that just fits the iPad so I don't have to carry it around in my hand like some Euro-tech-hipster. And since I don't have those jeans with the giant iPad pocket in the back, I needed something.

International Data Plan from AT&T
If you want to use the 3G data while overseas, you need to purchase the AT&T International Data Plan ahead of time. It will then go live on the date you set with the earliest possible date being midnight Eastern Standard Time in the US the next day.

You purchase the plan pretty much the same way you purchase the regular data plan, through the Cellular Data item in the Settings App. Click on View Account, sign in, then select Add International Plan. The differences are that you have to decide how much data you want to buy, and the International plan, unlike the regular data plan, doesn't automatically renew. AT&T offers the following International data plans:

20 MB for $24.99 ($1.25/MB)
50 MB for $59.99 ($1.20/MB)
100 MB for $119.99 ($1.20/MB)
200 MB for $199.99 ($1.00/MB)

All of the data plans are valid for 30 days and there are dozens of countries where you can use it (see the list on the ordering page).

I purchased the 50 MB International Data Plan and had it set to go live just a couple of hours before I landed in Paris. We'll see how far that takes me.

For this business trip, I need to stay in touch. So I'll need to be able to read and send emails, surf the web, write and post blog posts, and the occasional IM conversation. All of these can easily be done on the iPad. I'll do my very best to resist using the Macbook and iPhone. I plan to rely solely on the iPad, as long as it doesn't stop me from doing the simple things I need to be able to do. But I'm not sure I it can do it. Let's see.

AirStrike Defense

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Fanguy on March 22nd, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GENRE REDEFINING
AirStrike Defense is a well-developed game which cleverly integrates classic, line-drawing game play philosophies with fast-paced, sometimes hectic, "real-time" strategy/action.
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Tony's Tips ~ Refreshing your Network

Posted by Tony Kicks on October 14th, 2009

Love it, hate it, or simply not care, iPhone users, at least here in the states, are pretty much bound to AT&T. I won't speak for everyone, but for me, in the Valley of the Sun, this means dropped calls, loss of signal, and failed MMS messages, all while still showing full bars. Granted a lot of these have gotten better since the recent release of 3.1.2 , or the Chi-Town Update as I like to call it (If you're from the midwest you understand).

Better doesn't mean perfect though and I've personally gotten sick of doing hard resets (hold down the sleep/wake & the home button for 10 seconds) to get my calls to go through. Reseting Network Settings seemed to do the trick as well but isn't really any quicker and then you loose all the wifi network information and passwords stored in your phone. What's the answer? It's simpler then you might think, Airplane Mode. As it turns out toggling on Airplane mode for 15 seconds and toggling it back off forces the phone to reset it's cellular calibration and re-lock on to a near by tower. 15 seconds is still a minor annoyance, sure, but it really is minor when considering how much longer the alternatives can take.

*Here's a bonus tip for this week also, this one goes out to all of the parents with youngsters running around out there. As the world changes and iPhone games start being developed for younger and younger children, kids are going to want to play with Mommy and Daddy's phone more and more. An obvious concern here are the accidental phone calls a child might make to China while trying to play with Curious George. An easy solution, turn on that Airplane mode again. Sure it won't stop the most malicious of kids out there trying to make calls but for the innocent ones it poses as an extra level of protection that will work the majority of the time.
**P.S. Wifi can still be turned back on without cellular service being active, important in case the games are online based or if you still need to hear incoming e-mail.


iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on September 24th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BREATHTAKING
Aera, by iChromo, is probably the prettiest game I've ever seen on my iPhone. The great presentation along with simple but challenging gameplay makes this one a winner.
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