Sol Free Solitaire is a classy solitaire app that delivers three games (Klondike Deal 3, Demon, and Baker’s Game), easy-to-read graphics, and enough documentation to make for a fine introduction to the world’s loneliest card game.
Every game console needs a killer racing title, something that delivers envelope-pushing graphics and freewheeling fun. For the PlayStation, it’s Gran Turismo. For the Xbox, it’s Forza Motorsport. And for the iPhone? Sadly, it’s not GTS World Racing. Although the game offers pretty graphics, perfect controls, and some nice touches, it’s far too repetitive. Plus, it has some gameplay issues that, pardon the pun, drive you crazy.
It’s not the value of the dollar; that graph is charting live audio.
SignalScope is a real-time signals analysis program that displays information about the structure of sound. Audio/video professionals, musicians, engineers, and scientists could use it to measure frequency, waveform, and other audio attributes, displaying that data in graphs on the iPhone.
This iPhone instrument group struggles with creative differences.
Apple’s GarageBand works as a program that doesn’t require musical skills, yet still lets you create some decent songs. Despite a valiant effort to do the same on a handheld platform, Band only occasionally hits the right notes.
BeatMaker takes songwriters from start to finish, crafting sample-based music on an iPhone or iPod touch. Record and then edit patterns using drum hits and loops, then arrange, mix, and export songs. BeatMaker can even load your own audio samples through a Mac or PC utility. This is the app beat-lovers have been waiting for, but even beginners can find their way through this powerful tool.