Gameboy Advance emulator for iOS sneaks into the App Store (as a baby names app)

Awesome Baby Names

Apple polices the App Store pretty vigorously to keep out porn, piracy, and video game emulators, among other things. But every now and again something slips through the cracks. For instance, there’s now a Nintendo Gameboy Advance emulator available in the App Store for $1.99. But you’d never know that from the name or description of the Awesome Baby Names app. Update: And… it’s gone…. Read more »

CyanogenMod’s Apollo Music Player available from Google Play Store

Apollo music player

Apollo is the default music player in CyanogenMod 10, a custom version of Android 4.1 which is available for dozens of phones and tablets. But now you can download and install Apollo on any device running Android 2.3 or later, whether you’re using CyanogenMod or not. Two versions are now available from the Google Play Store. Apollo is a free, ad-supported music player, while Apollo+… Read more »

TomTom Navigation app for Android arrives, doesn’t yet support HD displays

TomTom for Android

GPS provider TomTom now offers a navigation app for Android smartphones. It offers detailed, turn-by-turn driving directions and pretty much lets you use your phone as a full-fledged GPS device. At $38 for the US version, it’s kind of expensive for a mobile app. But that’s a lot less money than you’d pay for a dedicated GPS device. And since TomTom app for Android loads all of… Read more »

Square Enix releases Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy III for Android

Final Fantasy III

The Final Fantasy series of video games pretty much defined the fantasy role-playing video game genre starting with the first Final Fantasy game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. Over the years the series has produced some of the best stories, game play, and graphics for Nintendo and Sony video game consoles, and there are several titles available for iOS as well. Now the… Read more »

Google buys QuickOffice, maybe Google Docs for Android will become useful


Google has acquired QuickOffice, a company that makes a very popular suite of mobile office apps for Android, iOS, and other platforms including webOS. It’s not clear what the acquisition means for the future of QuickOffice on platforms other than Google, but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for big updates for the company’s webOS apps. On the other hand, maybe this means Google will… Read more »

Air Display uses iPad Retina display as a second screen for your PC

Air Display

Air Display is an iOS app that lets you use an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a secondary display for a Mac. This week the developer added support for the new iPad’s Retina display, which means that you can use Apple’s new tablet as a 2048 x 1536 pixel Mac screen. You’ll need OS X 10.6 Lion or later in order to take full… Read more »

CardSwitcher 2.0 brings webOS style app switching to iOS 5

CardSwitcher 2.0

Apple added limited support for multitasking to its mobile devices way back with the launch of iOS 4.0. But if you’re not a fan of switching between apps by opening a dock and swiping between icons, there’s another way. CardSwitcher is an app for jailbroken iOS devices that lets you view actual previews of currently running apps. Instead of looking at icons representing games, apps,… Read more »

Sparrow launches email app for iOS (without push notifications)


Sparrow is a popular email client for Mac computers. Now the company has launched an iOS version which supports any email service using IMAP including Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, and others. You can sign into multiple accounts and view all of your messages in a unified inbox. Gmail users will be able to access labels, and threaded messages. And you can sign into your Facebook account… Read more »