Articles by Ian Fuchs

Ian, Senior Review Editor at MacTrast, has been an Apple enthusiast for years, starting in 2000 with an iMac and iMovie. Now, so many years later, Ian's love is as strong as ever, justifying the collection of iPads, iPhones, Apple TV, Macs, iPods, and his beloved Power Mac G5. Ian resides in Chicago, works as a Systems Administrator at a college, spends most of his free time with his wife and daughter, prefers alternative music, and plays various instruments (drums, guitar, piano, trumpet).

Review: Iron Mouse – A “Cheesy,” Fast-Paced Game for iOS

Posted on 23/09/2012 by Ian Fuchs

Of the huge selection of games in the App Store, the ones that we tend to gravitate towards games that are easy to learn, fun to play, challenging to master, and frequently, centered around animals. With all those factors in weighing in, iOS game Iron Mouse is no exception.


Why I Almost Bought an Android Tablet (Opinion)

Posted on 15/09/2012 by Ian Fuchs

Steve Jobs said that a 7″ tablet wouldn’t yield a good experience. While the allure of the smaller, 7″ Nexus 7 tablet is very tempting, Android continues to be the biggest flaw for iPad competitors.


Review: Animation Desk for iPhone – Easily Create Flip Book Animations on iOS

Posted on 11/09/2012 by Ian Fuchs

The days of doodling in a notebook seem the be dwindling, as iPads and computers take their place in the classroom. With less students using spiral bound, paper notebooks, the future of an amusing artform – flip book animation – is going by the wayside. Animation Desk for iPhone is a new way to keep simple sketched animation from becoming a lost art.


Review: Arrows (Puzzle Game) for iOS – Challenges in Every Direction

Posted on 28/08/2012 by Ian Fuchs

Puzzles are a great way to pass the time, and are a great way to retool your mind to think creatively and quickly. The iOS platform has been a great place to loads of puzzle-type games to find a home. Arrows is an awesome puzzle game that is highly addictive and fun to play!


Review: Arctic Wallet Stand Case for iPhone 4/4S

Posted on 14/08/2012 by Ian Fuchs

When you’re getting ready for a night out, there’s three things you always need. Your drivers license (or other ID), your cash/credit card, and your iPhone… but sometimes carrying your wallet and your iPhone can put some strain on your style (or your skinny jeans). The Arctic Wallet Stand case is an affordable option to help put your fashion woes at ease.


Review: Cartoon Defense: Space Wars – Tower Defense Goes Intergalactic

Posted on 04/08/2012 by Ian Fuchs

It has been speculated for years that one day the planet may come under attack from space invaders. Cartoon Defense: Space Wars plays off those speculations in a tower defense and simple strategy game for iPhone and iPod Touch. Your mission is simple, fend off attacking ships and other enemies, and keep your planet intact.


Using IFTTT to Put the Internet to Work for You

Posted on 31/07/2012 by Ian Fuchs

You don’t have to be a programmer to understand “If This, Then That.” IFTTT is putting the internet to work for you! Connect your social networks and other internet channels to perform behind the scenes tasks with this powerful (and FREE) web tool!


Review: London 2012 – The Olympic Games for iOS

Posted on 09/07/2012 by Ian Fuchs

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are just around the corner, and while it may seem like a pipe-dream for most of us, London 2012 for iOS allows us to take a shot at the competition, from the comfort of our mobile device!