AIM iPhone app Review

Description:

If you love chatting with friends and family over AIM then you will love being able to use this app straight from your phone.  The AIM iPhone app allows you to chat with other AIM users as well as connect to your friends that use Facebook.  This Facebook connectivity allows you to use your favorite chatting app but stay connected to your social network.

You can manage and edit your account for as much as you want once you have it set up.  You can even add as many screen names as you would like and you are free to change between names at will.  You can also either take new pictures with the built in camera or take old photos that you already have uploaded and make them into your profile picture.  Likewise, you can also view other people’s status updates and even update your own.  This app is loaded with features and can fulfill all of your chatting needs.

Features:

  • As you use the app you can also talk to any of your friends that are currently on Facebook
  • Your buddy list can be filled with friends and acquaintances from off of Facebook
  • You can get messages as well as send them through the app as long as you are connected to the internet through WiFi, 3G Newtork, or EDGE technology
  • You can put pictures up on your Lifestream or you can get on other people’s accounts and comment on their picture uploads and their status updates
  • You can see which of your buddies are actually online before you try and contact them
  • You can take photos with the built-in camera and post them as your buddy picture
  • With the help of the app you can also send SMS messages and IM’s anywhere that you are
  • You can update your own status and view different expressions
  • You can fix the app to have multiple screen names and switch between different names whenever you want
  • The “me” tab will let you see any notifications, updates, or the amount of lists that your buddies are on

Conclusion:

This edition of the AIM app is much better than the free version and offers texting and chatting at a much quicker pace.  The other bonus is that the app has no annoying ads and banners that flash across the bottom of the screen.  If you liked the free version then it is well worth the couple bucks it takes to upgrade.

Voted 4 stars by iPhone app users and currently costs $2.99 to download.

Minesweeper Deluxe Lite iPhone app Review

Description:

The Minesweeper Deluxe Lite iPhone app is a great way to pass the time.  This is a great adaptation of one the classic puzzle games on the market today.  This free version of the game is a great way to get the hang of the game and decide if you have what it takes to move up to the next level.  In the Minesweeper Deluxe Lite app you only have the option to play on the easy difficulty so once you get the hang of the game and want more of a challenge you will have to update to the free version.

The premise Minesweeper is to uncover all of the mines without actually clicking on any of them.  If you click on one of the exploding mines then your game is over and you have to start over.  When the game first comes on you will have a fresh screen of evenly placed blocks.  You will have to gamble on a few of these to open up the game.  Once you click on a few areas you will see a variety of different numbers.  The numbers correspond to how many mines they are currently touching in the surrounding squares.  You will have to use some simple deductive methods in order to find out which squares are mines and which are free spaces.

You will have to uncover all of the free spaces and designate all of the mine areas in order to complete the level and move on to a harder difficulty.  This game is addicting to play and is a great way to challenge your mind while trying to pass the time at the same time.

Features:

  • The gameplay is very simple and easy to pick up
  • The graphics look great on the iPhone and bring Minesweeper to a whole new level.
  • There is an entertaining soundtrack that you can listen to while you play and also a variety of different sound effects associated with the the in-game options
  • The game comes with a very intricate system of instructions and tips to help you learn how to dominate the game
  • This version is free and only comes with the easy difficulty but you can upgrade to the Full version to get the most out of the game

Conclusion:

This is another good rendition of one of the best puzzle games out there.

Voted 3 stars by iPhone app users and is currently free to download.

Burnit iPhone app Review

Description:

The Burnit iPhone app has been one of the top 200 apps for over a year and shows no signs of slowing down.  It is literally on fire, and is eating up everything in its path.  The way that this app works is that you take photos from your picture library or from your computer, upload them to the app, and then go haywire in destroying all of the objects with fire.  You can burn people, buildings, animals, or any other object right out of the picture.

The app works to combine the camera, photo library, and multi-touch features to create an incredibly addicting destruction app.  You can save screenshots of this burning madness by pressing the wake button at the same time as you press the sleep button.  Once you have saved your screenshots you can save them on your phone and upload them onto social networking sites or email them to friends.

This is a great way to pass the time and giggle to yourself as you burn things relentlessly.  Pick up your Burnit app today and enjoy all of the fiery fun that awaits you.

Features:

  • You can use this burning app to take pictures from wherever you are to start burning as soon as possible
  • Once you put the picture on the app you can completely destroy it by burning objects or people out of the photo
  • The fire looks very clean cut and very realistic.  You will love the sensation of using the fire to destroy all kinds of things in the photos that you upload
  • There is a set soundtrack of songs that you can listen to as you go about wreaking havoc on what would otherwise be very peaceful pictures
  • You can use the “flare out” feature in order to fill the whole screen with a big flash of fire and flame

Conclusion:

Destructive apps can be so much fun sometimes.  This is no exception.  Using fire to burn your friends out of pictures is a completely satisfying experience.  Or take a picture of you home and watch it go down in flames while on your phone.  There is no end to the amount of things that you can and will burn once you have downloaded the app.  The fire could use a little more work to look realistic but overall it is a very fun app and is onto something very original with this app.

Voted 3 stars by iPhone app users and can currently be downloaded for $0.99.

HERSHEY'S Chocolate Milk iPhone app Review

Description:

There is nothing quite as satisfying and delicious as a nice cold glass of perfectly mixed Hershey’s chocolate milk on a hot summer’s day.  The HERSHEY’S Chocolate Milk iPhone app is an interactive dessert app that lets you pour in just the perfect amount of syrup to your milk, exactly the way you would do it in real life.  You have full control as to how much you put in and how sweet you want your milk to be.

You start with the plain glass where you get to pour in your desired amount of ice cold milk.  After that you can open the bottle of HERSHEY’S syrup and mix it right into the cup.  Use your spoon to accurately mix it all in so that you have a good concentration of delicious chocolate syrup.  Once you have mixed it all in you can get out your straw and sip a little bit at a time or drink it all at once.  This whole time you will be entertained by the realistic motions, sounds, and objects that emanate from the screen of you iPhone.  Enjoy a nice cold virtual glass of chocolate milk by downloading the HERSHEY’S app today!

Features:

  • This app allows you to create the perfect glass of chocolate milk and to drink it virtually
  • Pull out the Hershey’s bottle and pour the syrup right into the glass of milk
  • Once you have poured the proper amount of syrup in the milk, pull out the spoon and begin stirring to create the perfect consistency
  • Pull out your trusty straw and take a sip of the milk, or drink it all at once if you are really thirsty
  • You can also use the straw to blow bubbles into your chocolate milk
  • The visual effects are actually very realistic and it will make you want to really drink chocolate milk
  • You can choose what kind of sound you want the app to make when you are done sipping the milk out of the glass

Conclusion:

This is a very simple app and is fun to use a couple of times but probably doesn’t have any real lasting value.  You will enjoy pulling this out from time to time but don’t expect a whole lot of replay value out of it.  The nice thing is that the app is actually free so you don’t lose anything by trying it out.

Voted 3 stars by iPhone app users and is currently free to download.

FaceGoo iPhone app Review

Description:

There are a lot of different photo altering apps out there, but the ones that specialize in a certain type of photo usually always end up the best.  In the FaceGoo iPhone app you are able to manipulate and add to portrait photos to your heart’s content.  You can upload photos of friends, families, enemies, and complete strangers in order to make some quality pictures.  You can make your enemies look ugly and overweight, and just make  all of your friends and family look hilarious.

You can also add stickers to any of the pictures to add an extra measure of hilarity.  Add stickers of earrings, facial hair, accessories, and many other things in order to get your picture just right.  If you want to just stick with face distortions then all you have to do is pinch the screen and twist, pull, or push the skin until you have it just the way that you want it.

One other great thing about the FaceGoo app is that you can start by downloading the FaceGoo Lite app which is a free version.  If you decide you like the app then you can download the full version and have access to all of the features and options that it provides.  Another bonus to the complete version is that there are no advertisements and you can also connect to Facebook to upload your pictures.

Features:

  • To manipulate faces you only have to pinch and drag to make the pictures go out of proportion
  • You can can add stickers to each of the pictures to make them look even more hilarious
  • To be able to control the stickers just pinch them with two fingers and then you can change the size and rotation of it
  • To get off of the sticker selection, simply tap somewhere else on the screen
  • If you deselect it on accident then you can always double click on it to select it back
  • You can manipulate any pictures you want, including ones off of you iPhone camera
  • You can make the goo as gooey as you would like
  • You can turn on the accelerometer function and then shake your phone to watch the image bounce
  • There are two kinds of goo, the sticky kind, and the bouncy kind
  • You can connect to Facebook to upload all of the fun pictures that you have created

Conclusion:

Voted 3 1/2 stars by iPhone app users and currently costs $0.99 to download.