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rymdkapsel Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on August 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BETTER LIVING THROUGH GEOMETRY
It's hard to tell just what rymdkapsel is with nothing but screen shots to go on, but rest assured that whatever it is, it's awesome.
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Greedy Grub Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 23rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A CUTE CRAWL
Greedy Grub is certainly adorable, but it's not particularly ground-breaking.
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Weather Neue Review

Posted by Rob Rich on July 30th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Developer: Switch Soft Technologies
Price: FREE
Version: 1.01
App Reviewed on: iPhone 3GS

iPhone Integration Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar


In this day and age where just about any amount of information can be acquired anywhere with a few screen taps, some can often forget that it’s the information itself that’s most important. Sometimes the relevant data can be hidden behind several menus or overly complicated interfaces, resulting in a delay of acquisition or even users flat out giving up on their inquiry. It’s nice then to see that apps such as Weather Neue are still out there. Because sometimes I just want to know if it’s going to rain in the evening.

Weather Neue is, quite simply (and literally), an app that displays the weather. Locations are gleaned from the iOS device’s GPS, and the current temperature and weather conditions are displayed. Location, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and a three day forecast with highs and lows are the only other bits of information shown. Settings can be adjusted to switch between metric (Celsius) and non-metric (Fahrenheit), and users can toggle between four different display themes until they find one they prefer. My theme of choice is Cloudy.

Weather Neue is perfect for anyone who just wants to see what it’s like outside, or what tomorrow will look like. There are no extraneous bits of information to dig for and no menus to fight through. It’s just the weather. The app starts up quickly and displays the pertinent information prominently in the center of the screen with no need for the user to do anything, really. Giving the device a shake to refresh the info is about as complicated as it gets. The clean and simple visuals do well to round out the package with instantly recognizable icons and helpful text that’s just big enough to stand out but small enough so that it doesn’t obscure anything or fight other visual elements for attention.

As perfect as such a simple weather app may be, Weather Neue does have one potential drawback in that it’s just the local weather. Anyone who wants to know the forecast for the whole week or what the skies are doing in another city is out of luck.

Personally, I couldn’t be happier with Weather Neue. I rarely need to know what the weather for the whole week is doing and there are several ways to figure out if it’s raining in other areas of the world. Knowing what it’s doing right now or will this evening – or within the next few days – is much more important to me, so being able to find all of that out within seconds is most certainly appreciated.

Tiny Monsters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on April 10th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DAAAAWWWWWWW
Hatch and raise all manner of bizarre creatures in this freemium "pet shelter" sim.
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Mole Kingdom Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on April 9th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BURY IT
Credit where it's due for attempting to capitalize on a popular market without blatant copying, but Mole Kingdom kind of misses the point.
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Trade Nations Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on October 17th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RESOURCE-FULL
Trade Nations follows the proven formula of freemium sim games fairly closely. Which is to say, it's just as hard to stop playing.
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Brendan Lutz on May 22nd, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT READY
A battle card strategy game that starts out feeling like challenging game of Chess but soon feels more like a simplistic game of Checkers
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on March 4th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
EDGE is a stylishly simplistic platformer in which you navigate a series of dynamic levels, trying to guide your cube to the end. It's a challenging game, but a rewarding one, and the latest update adds plenty of new value—seventeen levels worth, to
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