Sleep as an Droid for Android

Waking up to a blaring alarm is just torture. Most of the times I'm groggy until coffee hits or angry because my lovely dream was interrupted. Sleep as an Droid is different, it wakes you up nicely. »2/15/11 9:00pm2/15/11 9:00pm

What is it?

Sleep as an Droid, $1, Android It's a smarter, more considerate alarm clock. It's smarter because the app… »2/15/11 9:00pm2/15/11 9:00pm


Breakeroids for iPhone

Asteroids has always been a little too frenzied for me—there's nowhere to hide!—and Breakout, Blackberry classic though it may be, can get a little bit tedious. Breakeroids, a Frankenstein-style combination of the two, strikes a highly playable, deliciously neon balance. »2/09/11 6:40pm2/09/11 6:40pm

What is it?

Breakeroids, $2, iPhone The… »2/09/11 6:40pm2/09/11 6:40pm

Google Translate for iPhone

While perhaps not quite as HOLY CRAP futuristic as Word Lens, Google Translate is a tool that can actually help you when you're travelling abroad. The new iPhone app lets you translate phrases both talked and typed in dozens of languages. »2/08/11 4:20pm2/08/11 4:20pm

What is it?

Google Translate, free, iPhone Though a web app's been around… »2/08/11 4:20pm2/08/11 4:20pm

Portal for iPhone

Safari for iOS is good. Very good, even! But you might want an alternative—an extremely sexy alternative. But useful, too! Like a Hooters waitress who also teaches physics! And is a web browser. »1/31/11 9:20pm1/31/11 9:20pm

What is it?

Portal, iPhone, $2. A fullscreen web browser with an expanding radial menu. »1/31/11 9:20pm1/31/11 9:20pm

Who's it good for?

Aesthetes. You… »1/31/11 9:20pm1/31/11 9:20pm

Al Jazeera English Live for iPhone

The situation in Egypt is developing by the minute, and unless you're glued to your computer it's pretty much impossible to keep up. The Al Jazeera English iPhone app offers a free, high-quality stream of their live coverage. »1/28/11 8:40pm1/28/11 8:40pm

What is it?

Al Jazeera English Live, Free. The official app for Al Jazeera English, which… »1/28/11 8:40pm1/28/11 8:40pm

Google Places for iPhone

Google's library of data is immense, sometimes dauntingly so. The new Google Places iPhone app is an elegant entry point into one particularly dark and disorganized fold of Google's mega-brain: their restaurant, bar, and venue listings. »1/12/11 7:20pm1/12/11 7:20pm

What is it?

Google Places, iPhone, Free. Once upon a time, Google tried to buy… »1/12/11 7:20pm1/12/11 7:20pm

ADWLauncher EX for Android

Launchers are wonderful things! In a nutshell, they're homescreen replacements, but really, they can magically tranform an entire phone—especially if your phone has been saddled with crappy manufacturer skin. ADWLauncher EX is the latest and greatest launcher available. »1/06/11 8:00pm1/06/11 8:00pm

What is it?

ADWLauncher EX, Android, $3.34.… »1/06/11 8:00pm1/06/11 8:00pm