This Week's Best iPhone Apps

In this week's tentatively materialistic app roundup: Deals, scrutinized! Barcodes, scanned! Movies, thriftily rented! Magazines, digitized! Pac-Man, terrifyingly adapted to the road! The iPhone's camera, made less terrible! Turn-by-turn, discounted! Home screens, organized! And more... » 11/27/09 4:00pm 11/27/09 4:00pm

CoPilot Live GPS App Is $20 During Thanksgiving Special

ALK is dropping the price of CoPilot Live North America from $35 down to $20, starting tomorrow. Since CoPilot was already our favorite non-subscription budget GPS app, this is nice to hear. » 11/24/09 7:36pm 11/24/09 7:36pm

The App Store Effect: Are iPhone Apps Headed for Oblivion?

It's uncanny. When known software gets repackaged for iPhones and iPod Touches and passes through the hallowed gates of the App Store, something happens: Almost invariably, it gets cheaper. Waaay cheaper. Good right? Well, not always. » 10/16/09 11:40am 10/16/09 11:40am

MotionX GPS Drive Review: Hands Down the Best Value In GPS Apps

People bitching about TomTom's $100 iPhone navigation app can either a) bitch louder or b) download MotionX GPS Drive by Fullpower. It's $3 per month or $25 per year, and it works just fine. » 10/05/09 9:00am 10/05/09 9:00am

ALK CoPilot GPS Navigation App Gets iPhone Keyboard, Text-To-Speech,…

ALK's CoPilot Live North America navi app just got a big update: Text-to-speech for reading road names, monthly MapSure user-corrected map updates, an improved "walking" mode, improved GPS performance and Contacts integration and above all, a new iPhone keyboard, to replace the sorry-ass homemade keyboard that was in the … » 9/29/09 12:39pm 9/29/09 12:39pm

iPhone Navigation App Battlemodo, Part II: The Best Cheap GPS App

When I published the turn-by-turn navigation app battlemodo, many readers asked me to evaluate some other popular choices. Because everything I do, I do for you, here are CoPilot, GoKivo and Sygic, a.k.a. the best of the rest: » 9/24/09 4:20pm 9/24/09 4:20pm