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 9:00pm 2/15/11 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 9:00pm 2/15/11 9:00pm

NBA Jam for iPhone

You know NBA Jam. It's the classic in-your-face arcade basketball game. Now available on the iPhone, it's just as boomshakalakastic as I remembered. Backboard breaking dunks, fire burning threes, punk-your-man defense—ah, just the way basketball games should be. » 2/10/11 7:00pm 2/10/11 7:00pm

What is it?

NBA Jam, $5, iPhone It's the same… » 2/10/11 7:00pm 2/10/11 7:00pm

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 6:40pm 2/09/11 6:40pm

What is it?

Breakeroids, $2, iPhone The… » 2/09/11 6:40pm 2/09/11 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 4:20pm 2/08/11 4:20pm

What is it?

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

Simplenote for iPhone

There are apps you enjoy and there are apps you rely on. For many of us at Giz, Simplenote is the latter. Clean, quick, flawlessly synced notes, on any device you happen to be using. » 2/07/11 8:00pm 2/07/11 8:00pm

What is it?

Simplenote, free, iPhone, iPad and Web. In many ways, a good app is a simple app. One that knows its job, does it… » 2/07/11 8:00pm 2/07/11 8:00pm

The Atavist for iPad

Consider this possibility: A reading experience on the iPad that doesn't awkwardly mimic a newspaper or try to be some hyperkinetic cousin of a paper magazine. One that combines text and multimedia in a distinctly new way. That's the Atavist. » 2/03/11 7:20pm 2/03/11 7:20pm

What is it?

The Atavist, free, iPad and iPhone. Reading on a tablet is… » 2/03/11 7:20pm 2/03/11 7:20pm

Legendary Wars for iPhone

No offense, Plants vs. Zombies, but it might be time for a new tower defense game. If you're ready to get serious about your defending, then the expansive RTS-RPG-tower defense hybrid Legendary Wars might be the new king. » 2/01/11 6:40pm 2/01/11 6:40pm

What is it?

Legendary Wars, iPhone, $3. Legendary Wars is a lot of things for $3. It's a… » 2/01/11 6:40pm 2/01/11 6:40pm

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 9:20pm 1/31/11 9:20pm

What is it?

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

Who's it good for?

Aesthetes. You… » 1/31/11 9:20pm 1/31/11 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 8:40pm 1/28/11 8:40pm

What is it?

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

Dead Space for iPad

Dead Space, the new iOS installment of the popular PC and console game, is scary. Like horror movie scary. It's also one of the most fully-realized iOS games yet. » 1/27/11 4:40pm 1/27/11 4:40pm

What is it?

Dead Space, iPhone and iPad, $7 and $10, respectively.. Dead Space might be the best all-around iOS game I've played, but it's not… » 1/27/11 4:40pm 1/27/11 4:40pm

TiltShift Generator for iPhone

http://viddler.com/v/ iPhone photo apps these days have some sort of setting for "tilt shift," the popular photographic effect that makes scenes look like elaborate (and adorable) sets of miniature models. TiltShift Generator actually lets you control the miniature-making parameters. » 1/24/11 7:40pm 1/24/11 7:40pm

What is it?

TiltShift… » 1/24/11 7:40pm 1/24/11 7:40pm

World of Goo for iPad

Truth be told, there aren't a lot of iPad games that grab me in the can't-work-can't-sleep-I've-just-gotta-play-it kinda way. But I'm amazed I've gotten anything done since World of Goo came into my life this week. » 1/21/11 4:20pm 1/21/11 4:20pm

What is it?

World of Goo, iPad, $5. World of Goo was not born on the iPad. It started as an… » 1/21/11 4:20pm 1/21/11 4:20pm

Precorder for iPhone

Problem: When you're shooting video with your iPhone, you have to record continuously, lest you miss the magic moment. Precorder quietly records the whole time, so you can wait for the action and then add a few seconds of build-up. » 1/19/11 7:20pm 1/19/11 7:20pm

What is it?

Precorder, iPhone, $1. A replacement for your iPhone's built in… » 1/19/11 7:20pm 1/19/11 7:20pm

Trickle for iPhone

Not everyone plows through tweets like junkers at a Monster Truck Rally. Trickle offers a more tranquil Twitter experience, pushing tweets to your iPhone as they come, in crisp white Helvetica, one at a time. » 1/17/11 12:48pm 1/17/11 12:48pm

What is it?

Trickle for Twitter, iPhone, $1. Pretty simple: Designed for in-dock usage, Trickle shows… » 1/17/11 12:48pm 1/17/11 12:48pm

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 7:20pm 1/12/11 7:20pm

What is it?

Google Places, iPhone, Free. Once upon a time, Google tried to buy… » 1/12/11 7:20pm 1/12/11 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 8:00pm 1/06/11 8:00pm

What is it?

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