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Five For Friday: Week of January 5

It’s been a somewhat lean week for new releases to the App Store thanks to the remnants of Christmas and New Year. I know my brain’s still fuzzy from such merriment. Despite such eventful times, we’ve managed to round up five of the best apps and games to be released over the past 7 days.

Legendary Heroes
Previously mentioned last month, Legendary Heroes is a compelling mix of castle defense gaming alongside hero class strategizing similar to the likes of League of Legends. All the better, it’s free to play with the promise of quick and intense matches being ideal for the handheld nature of the iOS platform. Players control 3 heroes in the same match, each with their own unique special abilities and a levelling system to boot.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-01-03 :: Category: Games

Battleland: Honor of Arena
Tower Defense Strategy games aren’t uncommon on the App Store but that’s no reason not to give Battleland: Honor of Arena a try. Offering over 100 levels divided into 12 different stages, Battleland: Honor of Arena offers plenty of value for money at the mere price of $0.99. There’s even an online multiplayer mode in there that’s sure to keep people keen.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-01-05 :: Category: Games

AppSketcher
Anyone who’s used apps regularly has that sneaky feeling that they could design a better user interface. AppSketcher gives the user that chance with the ability to create mockups of what makes a great looking app. While it won’t do the coding behind such attractive imagery, it does mean that AppSketcher is ideal for those working alongside others as part of a dev team. Numerous sharing options helps things move forward.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-01-02 :: Category: Productivity

Pocket League Story
Terrifying news for anyone’s productivity levels but fantastic news for the management gamer, Kairosoft has released another title! Pocket League Story mixes soccer management with the typical gameplay we’ve all come to expect and love from the Japanese developers. Does anything else really need to be said? Of course not, it’s bound to be a fantastic way of wasting countless man hours throughout the next few weeks.

$3.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-01-05 :: Category: Games

InstaFlow
Mentioned here twice in one week because that’s just how cool it is, InstaFlow is an intuitive and attractive way of exploring Instagram photos, easily and effectively. The Instagram community holds countless fascinating sights, snapped by people from around the world. Being able to search by tags and keywords just makes the experience all the more satisfying.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-01-02 :: Category: Photography

Five For Friday: Week Of December 23

Christmas is mere moments away so it’s easy to lose track of all the latest releases to hit the App Store in the past week. Never fear, for we have a roundup of five of the best apps and games just in time for the festive weekend.

Boy Loves Girl
A reminder that the course of true love never runs smoothly is that of Boy Loves Girl, a platforming adventure spanning more than 50 levels. Players take the role of a young boy as he braves the elements and explores uncharted territory all in the name of love.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-21 :: Category: Games

Cartoonatic+
Over the festive season, many photos and videos will no doubt be taken by revellers as they spend time with loved ones and want to retain visual memories. Cartoonatic+ lets users do exactly that but while also adding one of 14 cartoon filters, each created by professional cartoon artists. Effects can be switched around in real time and music, plus videos speeded up for a fun twist.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-12-21 :: Category: Photography

Law & Order: Legacies
Telltale Games has quite a following for its titles and understandably so. Transferring the point and click adventure style to so many famous franchises such as Back To The Future and Jurassic Park has been extremely successful. Next up is Law & Order: Legacies with crimes to be solved by all the Law & Order team.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-22 :: Category: Games

Action Movie FX
Adding cutesy effects to videos is fine but how about some explosions? That’s what Action Movie FX offers! From Bad Robot Interactive, the app side of the movie production company of the same name, Action Movie FX lets users add Hollywood style effects to their videos. Included in the free version is a missile attack and a car crash style effect.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-22 :: Category: Entertainment

The Eatery
It’s the time for great indulgence but for those looking to keep track of what they eat, The Eatery is a different way of approaching the subject. Rather than just counting calories, users take a photo of their meal or snack then rate how healthy they think it is, thus getting them to think about their decisions. There’s even social functionality for those looking for a second opinion on their meal choices.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-11-01 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

Five for Friday: Week of November 11

A slew of games hit the App Store this week, and we’ll bring most of them to you in review form. but there were also a lot of apps that were overshadowed by the gaming bonanza. We look at five we think you’ll want to check out.

Meanwhile for iOS

A truly interactive comic book experience, Meanwhile for iOS takes users right into a comic by Jason Shinga where they control how the story unfolds, Jimmy, the protagonist finds a mad scientist with, what else, but a doomsday device and readers young and old can help determine the outcome of the adventure.

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-08 :: Category: Books

VocaLive for iPad

Ok we admit to some cynicism about this one, especially at the price, but if it does work a new world of Rebecca Blacks will be thrilled. VocalLive claims to work like auto-tune letting ever the most tone-deaf have their singing modulated to match the music’s pitch. If anyone tries it we’d love to hear what you think of the results.

$9.99
$19.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-11-09 :: Category: Music

Doodlecast for Kids

Kids not only draw with this app, it captures them in action during the whole creative process. Kids and parents can watch it back and even use it as an educational tool to help with writing letters and numbers. The app comes with 20 drawing prompts or kids can start fresh with their own ideas.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-10 :: Category: Education

Photogene2 for iPhone

One of the best photo-editing apps, Photogene, which offers near desktop results has a new version. It supports the iPhone 4s and includes more robust editing tools, especially in the fine-tuning as well as extended export options.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-11-10 :: Category: Photography

Coach’s Eye

Use the iPhone video camera in a new way – to record athletes in action for analysis later. We suggest you use a sturdy case if you use it behind the batter, but it takes a video and slows it own with a flywheel to find precise moments and allows coaches and personal trainers to mark up the video to help show what they are doing wrong, rather than just telling.

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-08 :: Category: Sports

Five for Friday: Week of October 27

Holy game bonanza bat geeks! So many titles were launched “just in time for Halloween” it’s hard to keep up. Most of them have been getting a lot of press, but a few are so new you may not have seen them yet. And, hiding in all that gaming goodness were a few very cool app releases as well. This week we look at five you may have missed. If we didn’t catch your new favorite please leave us a note in the comments below.

Zombieville USA 2

This simple sequel will have gamers shooting hoards of zombies to bits with all new weapons and enhanced graphics along with Game Center integration and even a wireless multiplayer mode. The casual undead fun is a perfect for halloween weekend.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-27 :: Category: Games

Codify

Create games and sims or bring to life your own app ideas on the iPad. Codify lets users code and includes a visual editor with a vector graphics tool, built-in game sound effects, complete in-line reference and even gets the accelerometer and multitouch screen into the show with this app that lets anyone try their hand at developing.

$9.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-26 :: Category: Productivity

Oscura

From MTV Networks comes more eery fun. Oscura is a 2d platformer with a 3D feel, AirPlay support and a seriously goth tone. Keep the Dark Creatures at bay this All Hallow’s Eve.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-27 :: Category: Entertainment

Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App

Mo Willems brings the Pigeon to iPad. Create unique Pigeon-staring stories with Mo at your side. Mo really voices the Pigeon, but the app allows users to record their voices too – part book, part creative toy, kids and creative types should have a lot of fun with this new digital publication from Disney.

$5.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-27 :: Category: Books

Songineer™ – Instant Composer

For those who want to make music, but lack the advanced training, enter Songineer – Instant Composer. It lets users instantly create great sounding tracks to share with friends on social media. Don’t expect auto-tune results, the app is packed with quality features including 20 unique instrument and drum kits galore to give any creation a unique feel and lots and lots of beat.

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-25 :: Category: Music

Five for Friday: Week of October 21

The was a great week for appaholics. With the release of iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S, developers are scrambling to update existing apps and bring out new ones that take advantage of the new capabilities. We look at 5 you may have missed that came out this past week. If we missed your favorite, be sure to leave a note in the comments.

Silverwiz

Silverwiz is a simple but feature-packed financial management app It helps manage savings and cheqing accounts credit and debit cards with support for recurring payments and budgeting.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-21 :: Category: Finance

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-07-09 :: Category: Finance

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots

The long awaited sequel to Halfbrick smash game Fruit Ninja hit the App Stopre this week. While it’s a tie-in to a Dreamworks movie, the new Bandito mode provides plenty of fresh challenges for the avid slasher.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-20 :: Category: Games

$1.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-20 :: Category: Games

The Early Edition 2

The orignal Early Edition has been revamped for iOS 5. The app takes Google Reader feeds and puts them into an easy-to-read newspaper format for more information and less clutter.

$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-20 :: Category: News

Big Lens

Turn the iPhone camera into a SLR quality camera with Big Lens. It uses the same premise and the iPhone 4S camera, which is that more light is good light. The controls are simple to use and if you aren’t making the iPhone upgrade it’s an easy way to get your snaps looking like you did.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-19 :: Category: Photography

Adboe Reader

There isn’t much to say about this one. We all know Adobe’s Reader. the free PDF reader from THE source. Now it’s available for iOS for free and as easy to use on the touch screen as on the computer.

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Five for Friday: Week of October 7

There were fewer new games released this week than we’ve seen, with the usual suspects putting out few if any new titles. There were some apps released worth noting that you don’t want to miss. Many are free, and there’s something for every age. If we missed your favorite from the past week, let us know in the comments below.

NHL Game Center 2011-2012

Put out by the NHL in time for the first frosts in the North East, and featured by Apple as App of the Week. NHL Game Center allows hockey fans to access scores, stats, game photos, schedules, news, standings and a “3D Ice Tracker” on any iOS device. Users can upgrade in-app to a Premium service for $19.99 which adds in-game video highlights, live radio and other perks and for a full $159.99 die-hard puck-a-holics can subscribe to NHL Game Center Live (or use an existing account) and never miss a moment of the action. The premium version can also be purchased separately.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-05 :: Category: Sports

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-05 :: Category: Sports

AMEX for iPad

This optimized-for-iPad app from the credit card giant lets cardholders manage all their account activity from scheduling payments to checking out membership rewards program points. The app supports most of the most popular AMEX card products. Check the app description to see the complete list.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-05 :: Category: Finance

Tweet Speaker – Listen to Twitter

Since Twitter and Apple are getting cosy in soon-to-be-released iOS 5, this app might well be renamed tweetPod even if neither giant is behind it. Tweet Speaker is Twitter out loud, ideal for times when not only hands, but eyes, are occupied. The app reads feeds, has Tweet Marker support, Airplay and a really nice interface reminiscent of an older dial radio.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-06 :: Category: Social Networking

Toca Store

Turn an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a virtual playset with the newest Toca Boca digital toy for children. Kids learn basic cooperation skills along with a little math and even resource management playing with 28 saleable objects. Kids set the prices and the rules – it’s a free play creative app that’s extremely imagination friendly. It’s also universal and on iPad lends itself well to device sharing.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-06 :: Category: Education

AT&T Upgrader

The name says it all. AT&T rushed out an app to make sure its customers could pre-order their sparkly new iPhone 4S right from their likely still sparkly iPhone 4 – or any other model of course. Account holders can check if they are due for an upgrade, and find out which version and plan will fit their budget.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-04 :: Category: Lifestyle

Five For Friday: Week of August 26

This week saw a mixed bag of new apps. As back-to-school and real life settles in around us, more general use, connectivity and educational titles have been popping up. Here’s our look at five hot releases from the past week that you may have missed. If we skipped one you love, be sure to let us know.

SB Nation – Sports News

SB Nation aggregates one thing only – sport news. It culls from over 300 sport-dedicated blogs with in-depth stories, fan perspectives and real-time news. The newsfeed has scores from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, Soccer, Nascar, MMA, Tennis, Golf and college ball – both round and bouncy and the type they have bowl games for. Users can follow their favortie stories, personalize the app to focus on home teams or specific sports, and it even has a community to share opinion, comments and other sports info with the similarly obsessed.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-24 :: Category: Sports

 WordWit

WordWit is edutainment for big kids. Word lovers and those struggling with vocabulary alike can profit from this app. It is not a traditional dictionary – rather each word’s entry is written specifically for WordWit to reveal “nuances of meaning and use.” The entertainment part of the equation is mixed with rich graphics and challenges like separating misused words from their “evil twins” – all it takes is a spin on the colorful spiral to reveal random pairings of words and a myriad of ways to explore them both.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-15 :: Category: Lifestyle

Infinity Field

Infinity Field HD has been a long time iPad hit. This dual stick shooter won many best-in-class awards last year and now it has finally been released for the iPhone and iPod touch. The game looks as good as the original, just designed with support for retina display and smaller controls – which reports say are as good as ever.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-25 :: Category: Games

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Post-it PopNotes

It had to happen – in an app store full of knock off’s, 3M has finally brought the real Post-it’s to iOS and they’ve done it for free. This is not just a sticky note app – PopNotes can be shared selectively, set to pop at specific times, supports both typing and handwriting and even incorporates maps and GPS.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-25 :: Category: Productivity

CoolApp for Google+

Google+ has its own iPhone only app, which has a lot of users very frustrated. Well, CoolApp for Google+ brings the popular new social networking site to iOS for all devices. Aside from the iPad and iPod touch support, it offers a free invite – easier and easier to come by these days, but still needed to join – with purchase. The app supports up to three accounts with ease.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-19 :: Category: Social Networking

Five For Friday: Week of August 12

As always a flood of apps were launched in the past week, including the usual hot games. Summer must be drawing to a close because we are also seeing a lot of productivity and content consumption apps, too. This week some of the most interesting apps are iPad only. If we missed your favorite please let us know.

Perfect RSS Reader

There is a new sleek Google Reader for the iPad that may give perennial favorite Reeder a run for it’s money. Perfect RSS Reader mixes a wide variety of features and several different viewing modes, has lots of sharing and support for multiple accounts, as one would expect. Perfect RSS Reader also has graphic interface so users can sort through their feeds in a number of intuitive familiar ways, including a sort of magazine format. It’s fast and looks fantastic.

$0.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-08-11 :: Category: News

Boxee for iPad

Create video and share it everywhere with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and see theirs too with this one simple app. Boxee for iPad makes sure to catch all uploads from friends on those networks. The app allows for playlist creation from almost any video streaming site from YouTube to TED talks – and upload to Boxee’s web site to watch any video on a real TV.

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123D Sculpt

Were this clay modelling app offered by someone other than Autodesk we’d be dubious. But since the developer is one of the top names in professional design apps, we are excited to give it a try. Users mold basic shapes like clay to give them a unique 3d look. Users just pinch, pull and then paint their creations and to be shared on Flickr, Facebook, Dropbox or YouTube.The app has Air Print, saves images as transparent PNGs for editing further with Sketchbook Pro or any other painting app or desktop program. HD QuickTime renderings can be imported into iMovie as well.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-08-09 :: Category: Entertainment

Macworld Express

This free Apple news aggregator looks slick. It seems serving content up magazine-style is becoming a trend. Macworld Express is definitively a fanboy app, or a hater’s dream if leaving snarky blog comments is your thing. But it looks good and serves up the news we care about most.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-08-10 :: Category: News

Save Yammi HD

There is no getting around the fact that Save Yammi HD and its iPhone counterpart take more than a little inspiration from Cut the Rope. Despite it’s similar appearance, Save Yammi is not about rope cutting. Gamers have a set amount of rope with which to catch stars and must use their noodles to create a path for  a cookie to take. Tey can then shake the device to remove the rope and draw another or time it so the cookie drops into Yammi’s mouth. Derivative or not, it’s fun.

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$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-10 :: Category: Games

Five For Friday: Week Of August 5

This week saw lots of free apps with a heavy emphasis on consumerism and one we’ve been waiting for for a long time. We collected our favorite five freebies from the past week for our readers here.

Skype for iPad

The most anticipated free app that was released this week was Skype for iPad. The video chat service, that doubles as a VOIP long distance carrier for some, has had an iPhone app for a while, but now Skype is iPad native and the contacts area is redesigned. The app looks sweet and the video calls look great on iPad 2

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-08-02 :: Category: Social Networking

Domino’s Pizza LLC

Like we said, it was a consumer’s bonanza week of apps, and leading the pack in popularity is Domino’s Pizza free iPhone app. We don’t really have to tell you what do right? Find the nearest location using GPS or a zip code, place an order – or get a Google map to lead the pizza-starved to the nearest store for takeout.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-08 :: Category:

eBay Instant Sale

eBay, the famous online auction site, has a streamlined service for both buyers and sellers called in Instant Sale and now that service has an app. It’s a simple and easy way to sell items via eBay’s vast network or pick up a bargain, right from your device – without waiting for an auction to end or last minute snipers to outbid you.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-02 :: Category: Lifestyle

Editions by AOL

In part we want to cry shenanigans, in part we want to settle in for a read. While it’s painfully obvious that AOL took not just it’s inspiration, but parts of its GUI from ZITE, this personalized news and lifestyle magazine for iPad is stylish and allows readers to customize everything from the magazine cover’s color to the contents inside. Don’t be put off by the small selection of categories, many popular sources can be added once you get into the section settings. The magazine looks sharp and is easy to read and has lots of social media sharing built in.

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Ikea Catalog

Shoppers and folks like us who just like to see what the Swedish design company has to offer, will enjoy having the 2012 Ikeaccatalog not just on IPhone, but finally in crisp display on iPad as well. There have been previous iOS Ikea catalogues, but this update has a store finders that unlike most of the free choices on this list, while the new iPad version is US only, the iPhone app works all over the world.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-08-28 :: Category: Lifestyle

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-08-02 :: Category:

Five For Friday: Week Of July 29

The Economist World in Figures 2011 Edition.

This iPhone reference app pubslihed by The Economist Magazine has facts and stats about over 190 countries around the globe. Whether looking for trivia or doing market research The World in Figures has tons of data and the ability to let users compare countries side-by-side.
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Futurama Head in a Jar

From the sublime to the silly, but fun. MTV released Futurama Head in a Jar on the tail of Comic-Con – where it was previewed – as a free iPhone entertainment app this week. As the name implies, users get to create their own Groening-style heads with customizable hair, eyes, and even species. The decapitated go right into the Head Museum where head-collections can live on prominently displayed on shelves of their own.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-22 :: Category: Entertainment

NASA Visualization Explorer

The space shuttle’s missions have been grounded permanently now, but that doesn’t mean reaseach done in space is dead. There is the International Space Station, of course, but NASA also has a fleet of research spacecraft in use as well. Nasa Viz allows iPad users to access the most advanced research findings from those vehicles along with videos on space-related topics. The app contains stunning photographs, lots of text information and both mini documentaries and animated simulations. NASA promises one fresh story a week.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-07-26 :: Category: Education

Gesundheit!

There’s been a veritable flood of hot new games released in the last week from almost every major gamehouse. Konami’s entry, Gesundheit! is the one we most want to just stop and look at. It’s an arcade puzzler with solid gameplay, but the hand-drawn art elements both in the cut-scenes and within the game itself are nothing short of breath taking. The soundtrack is almost as pleasing to the ears as the graphics are to the eyes. We can’t wait to start playing.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-28 :: Category: Games

$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-07-28 :: Category: Games

TableTop

TableTop is a portable expandable recording studio for iPad. Users are presented with a variety of devices: samplers, mixers and sequencers, and many more modular devices for IAP to be arranged and used as the project demands. The GUI is clean and while it seems intended for serious musicians, users with little experience are reporting they are able to make some great-sound tracks too.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-07-28 :: Category: Music

Five For Friday: Week Of July 22

Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access

This app is Star Wars fanware and shameless self-promotion from Fox, but if you’re waiting with baited breathe as many good geeks are, especially us, for a peek at all the special features and bonus goodies that will be packaged with the huge Blu-Ray slated for release on September 16, here’s a chance for a free sneak peek. The app is iPad only and you won’t see anything they don’t want you to, but it really looks gorgeous – a geek’s GUI for sure – and any sneak peek while the event is still months off is very welcome.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-07-20 :: Category: Entertainment

Stickman BMX

There were not all that many new apps released this week, but it was a great week for gamers. Our favorite casual title is Stickman BMX and its HD counterpart. It’s a super simple game- a sequel to the hugely popular Stickman Skater, but in this side scroller players use intuitive and simple controls to take Stickman on on a BMX ride full of jumps and tricks and good old fashioned doodlesque styling mixed with a richer animated look. The graphics are super and fans of the original will be happy to know Stickman can ride a skateboard too with a one-time $.99 IAP.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-18 :: Category: Games

$1.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-07-18 :: Category: Games

Dragon Go!

With Go! the award-winning speech recognition technology they has long made Dragon famous provides hands-free voice-commands for everyday use. Users just have to ask for what they want to find, i.e. “Harry Potter near here” and it will search Fandango and serve up local listing and trailers to the final chapter. It works with Pandora and Last FM too – ask for an artist or song and start listening. Wiki, Google, Amazon, YouTube, eBay, Twitter, its a’ll available not at a tap, but with a word. The app is only on the US App Store and some services like Fandango and Pandora are US only, but we tested the command ‘find chinese restaurants with takeout” in Canada along with “get directions to closest mall” and got instant accurate results. We’re amazed at how well the app understood every question and automatically searched in the right place to supply the most accurate and relevant results. Users can share Dragon Go! results by email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. Perfect hands free information on the go.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-01 :: Category: Lifestyle

Gif Shop

Ever wondered how people make GIFs – those little animated web graphics? Gif Shop unveils the wizard behind the gif-creating curtain and with a tap users can instantly capture sequential snaps with the device’s camera – up to a suggest maximum of 100 – and let the app take care of turning the pictures into an animated loop. Users need a free Gif Shop account to share their results on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, with shortlink included to paste and share with friends via email of MMS. It’s really cool and borderline idiot proof.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-07-06 :: Category: Photography

Google+

Google+ is Google’s new foray into the social media world. The network which is free, but for now, by invite only, certainly has a lot of buzz and a lot of early sign-ups, but analysts and pundits are dubious as to whether the Big G can compete with- much less unseat – giants Facebook and Twitter and even Tumblr and Flickr all of whose services Google+ has integrated in one way or another, into their new venture. If you have a an account, and find the mobile web app lacking, there is now a free iPhone client on the App Store. Is it good? Well it’s hard to separate opinions about the service from the app itself, but we’ve heard it can handle most of the feature that are central to Google + like Circles and Huddles, and has it’s own notification system built-in, but it’s not as robust as many would like lacking central features like video chat and of course it’s not universal so iPad owners are feeling left out. It is free, and there’s nothing third-party to compete with it, so if the service appeals get the app.
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iMuscle:
Cool. Hip. In-shape. These words accurately describe iPhone users. And if anyone disagrees, they’re just jealous! To maintain their carefully-crafted physical appearances, iPhone users now have access to a massive library of 3D images of the human body, specifically focusing on the muscular system. iMuscle is a workout and learning aid that allows users to identify, zoom, and rotate views of any muscle in the body, complete with accurate anatomical labels and descriptions. Useful as a reference tool, learning aid, or, thanks to iMuscle’s 450 animated stretches and exercises, the best workout buddy a health-conscious person could have!

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-06-09 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

Absolute Instant:
A shooter designed for the iPhone from the ground up? Yes, please! After the slow death of the arcade machine, shooting games (“shmups”) took a backseat to games that were less… failure-oriented. Now, though, with portable gaming big and remarkably accessible, shooters are slowly coming back, using the iPhone’s accelerometer and touch controls to really up the immersion. Tap and drag the control circle to move, blasting everything that dares enter the ship’s path. Shake the device to drop a bomb, and tap the screen to teleport out of harm’s way. Good level of challenge, great HD visuals, and enough shmupping action to keep anyone’s eyes glued to their iPhone for hours.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-06-06 :: Category: Games

Latin Grammar:
This probably isn’t the most entertaining iPhone app in the world, and in fact, it might make many people shudder with fear. But for the select masses that can’t get enough Latin, this is a one-stop resource for all things grammar geeky. Test skills in determining second-person plural imperfect subjunctive passive cases with simple multiple choice (or other style) quiz questions, then move on to forming tenses out of root words. Pick and choose which cases are part of the quizzes, how long the test will last, and fiddle with a few other options, all designed to make Cicero look like a grammar n00b.
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Sleep Tracker:
A good night’s sleep is a luxury many can’t afford in the modern, busy world. Sleep Tracker is here to help. Chart, analyze, record and graph sleeping patterns automatically or with manual entries, then calculate averages to arrive at an estimated sleep debt. Set goals and have a timer alert when it’s time for snoozing. Everyone spends so much time focusing on jobs, meetings, and tax returns, why not put some attention on something that really matters?
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All News:
What’s going on in the world? Why not find out? All News is a simple headlines app that allows users to to browse top news stories by map location, keyword cloud, or publication time. It’s an excellent way to stay informed without having to resort to reading one of those ancient news devices made out of paper, and the ability to browse keywords is a surprisingly smart inclusion.
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Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting:
Got a bit of Monster Hunter on your brain? The immensely popular open world RPG/action game has finally made its way to the iTunes App Store, focusing on two things gamers love most: combat, and loot from combat. Take on gigantic beasts from the Monster Hunter universe in one-on-one battles, swiping and touching your way to victory. Grab the goods when the fight is over and use it to craft new items and armor, strengthening yourself for the battles to come. It’s definitely one of those “just one more battle” sort of games, even if you haven’t been bitten by the Monster Hunter bug yet!

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-06-01 :: Category: Games

Free-Time:
Why focus on meetings, appointments, and other time-eating activities when you can focus on what matters most: your free time? This slick-looking app is sort of the inverse of a calendar program, where instead of tracking actual events, it tracks and displays the time between them, pulling data from your local scheduling app to bring it all together. Enter your usual work day, factoring in meals, sleep, and average waking and going to bed times, then share your free times with friends. Surprisingly great for productivity, especially for those who consider free time more important than non-free time!

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-05-28 :: Category: Productivity

This V That:
Visually explore two seemingly unrelated things in a smart, stylish app that’s all about comparing data for different parts of the world. For example: is there a relationship between coffee consumption and homicide rates? How about Olympic medalists versus number of Facebook users in different countries? There’s an app for that, and it’s This V That. Great for trivia enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys apps that raise as many questions as they ask.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-05-24 :: Category: Entertainment

How2Play:
Ever wanted to learn to play the guitar? Piano? How2Play is a universal app that contains a number of lessons, courses, background tracks and sheet music available to help you accomplish your musical goals. The download features a number of starter lessons, complete with instructional videos, and allows you to easily grab lessons from How2Play’s website (around $6 per lesson) so you can hone your skills and learn to play specific songs.
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OmmWriter:
The enemy of writing is the distraction, and with devices like portable gaming consoles and iPads floating around, an awesome game is never more than a few taps away. OmmWriter aims to help free your mind of the clutter by streamlining your writing experience with a simple layout and a keyboard designed for improved usability. Soothing sounds are available, or you can opt for silence, but the user-centric keyboard design is where the real strength lays.

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-05-30 :: Category: Productivity

Current:
They are the ARC. You are the pilot. Current flows through the ARC, and it’s your job to keep it moving to fend off the Hexog. This stylish puzzle game is a lot like Puzzle Bobble if it took place in the Tron universe, featuring hip visuals, a fast soundtrack, and some seriously cranial moves across its 56 levels. Enemy AI kicks in after a few levels, turning this puzzle game into a mobile strategy fest.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-22 :: Category: Games

Arno the Hunter:
It’s archery time! Starring the armadillo-like protagonist Arno, roll back and forth in a series of lushly-drawn world, each filled with bugs and other enemies just waiting to get a piece of your health bar. Tap the screen to fire your weapon, and nab power-ups to earn temporary special abilities of the “bigger, badder, more deadly guns” type. A great arcade game that looks as good as it plays.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-05-16 :: Category: Games

House of Mice:
Mice love one thing: cheese. Mice hate one thing: cats. This game’s got both, and its blend of puzzle and action elements makes it too fun to pass up. Roll each mouse by swiping on the screen, aiming to collect all of the cheese pieces scattered about the level. Grab what you can, deal with obstacles in the way, and crash into the cat to move on. Just one question: since when were mice explosive?
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Comics Creator:
Sick of not being a famous comic book creator? This handy little app lets you turn your photos into a full-length comic book! Simply choose the photos you want to use and place them on the template of your choice. Add speech bubbles, write your prose, and like magic, you’ve got a comic!

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-24 :: Category: Productivity

Opera Mini Web Browser:
Opera Mini is back and it’s gone universal, adding support for iPad devices in addition to the already-supported iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. Opera boasts data compression that can cut your bandwidth usage up to 90%, perfect for anyone with a capped data plan, and the speed of the browser is well-known to anyone who has tried an Opera product before. Lots of user-friendly features make browsing the internet even easier than before!
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Castle Defense HD:
Castle Defense HD takes players back to ancient Chinese times when kingdoms battled for supremacy and rule. The game changes things up a bit by providing not only real historic battles, but also by giving players plenty to do with four different modes of play. With beautiful visuals and a familiar game play mechanic, this is one to tide gamers over until Popcap finally gets around to releasing a Plants vs. Zombies 2!

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-26 :: Category: Games

$9.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-05-05 :: Category: Games

MetalStorm: Online:
Take to the skies with a thousand pounds of thrust at your six. MetalStorm will put flying aces against each other in an online battle to prove who is a true top gun. Dozens of unique aircraft, full 360-degree fighting, and enough action to keep players coming back for more. Forget all that work required for earning a pilot license, this is simple and can be played right in the bathroom.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-12 :: Category: Games

Stop the Knights:
Dracula is under attack and it is up to the player to help him defend his castle against a bounty of pesky knights. Dracula is not on his own as players will be able to summon classic horror minions and brutal Skeleton Warriors to fight by his side. Why doesn’t anyone just kill Dracula while he sleeps?
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iEditor – All in One:
Code monkeys rejoice, running code while on the go just got a bit easier. Choose from over 50 programming languages to write, debug, and test that next million dollar app. This will let coding gurus slap in multiple inputs, receive several outputs, and enjoy a great error and compiler information screen. Coding while at the beach….heck yeah!

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-04 :: Category: Utilities

Adobe Nav for Photoshop:
Adobe is putting the electronics that lay dormant on desks to work with some great Photoshop companions. One of these great apps comes by the name of Nav for Photoshop. This program allows PS addicts to gain access an abundance of tools right from the iPad screen. Open documents, select brush tools, zoom, paint, and so much more, all right on the beautiful iPad screen. Who needs a Wacom Tablet now?

$1.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-05-10 :: Category: Photography

Puppetshow: Mystery of Joyville:
Puppetshow is a game which takes gamers through a strange and bizarre world in which they must find hidden clues to discover the dark secrets that lie in the town of Joyville. Search hidden objects for clues, play through eighteen mini-games, and enjoy the creepy setting this game has to offer. Joyville may just end up not being so joyous.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-05-03 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-04-19 :: Category: Games

Spelunk:
Spelunk is a quirky action game in which players must work through missions and defeat comical monsters that have poured through the Monster Gate. To aid in this battle, there are over 50 items to find, and use, to destroy the 20+ kinds of monsters that invest the underground caverns. So many monsters, so little time to save the world…yet again!
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Dragon Chaser:
Dragon Chaser is a side-scrolling action game in which players must defend their town from impending death by dragon. The game features three different modes of play, a character upgrade system, and more than 50 different monsters and dragons to battle. It is time to take up arms and defend the last village from certain death.
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On the way to Woodstock:
Music aficionados who wish they could relieve the days of Woodstock may need a time machine to experience the event in person. However, On the way to Woodstock provides a bounty of narrative, photos, videos, and music from the 1969 event. In fact, there is a whopping 45 hours of video to watch alone. Skip building the DeLorean, this app is far cheaper!

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-05-04 :: Category: Music

Custom Keypad:
Custom Keypad brings the beauty of touchscreen devices right to the computer. How does this app make this possible? It connects to the network from the iOS device of choice, then users can create a keypad that will fit their needs, be it for gaming, work, or just fooling around. Once the keypad is setup, the app connects to the computer via a VNC connection and the iOS device can then be utilized to enhance the overall experience. Do mice now have to fear the iPhone?
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Seamless:
Seamless provides a great service for those of you who like to rock out while getting ready to head out the door. What Seamless does is allow you to listen to your favorite songs in iTunes on your Mac, and then when you are ready to run out the door, yet you don’t want to stop your favorite song, you tap Seamless on your phone. What happens next is the song fades off your Mac and continues on your iPhone. No interruptions, no restarting a song, and no digging for the album. Perfect for those that wish to just keep on a rocking!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-18 :: Category: Music

Snuggle Truck:
Snuggle Truck takes a physics-based driving game and ramps it up a few notches. You have a truck full of adorable animals that are in need of saving from extinction. In order to do this, you must traverse a world full of killer obstacles in order to deliver your payload to the zoo in as short of time as possible. The 40 levels are packed with challenging terrain that is beautifully rendered in a hand painted art style. Save the bunnies!!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-04-28 :: Category: Games

TriZen:
TriZen will challenge your tangram puzzle solving skills across 500 puzzles. If you are stuck, use the hint system to help you through the rough spots. You can also solve puzzles in any order you wish. Play as little or as much as you like, as the game will save your progress along the way. What better way to distress from a long hard day at work.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-26 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-26 :: Category: Games

RC Heli 2:
Do you want to fly an RC helicopter but dread all the work of putting one together, not to mention that high cost of entry? RC Heli 2 has you covered! You can choose from three different helicopters or fly the coveted UFOs. Three different modes will give you plenty to do, including a bit of air combat. Who says you cannot have some fun flying your RC helicopters in the house?!?

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-04-21 :: Category: Games

TinyWorld:
Have you ever seen those photos where people turn a normal panoramic image into a tiny planet? Now you can easy accomplish this task right on your iPhone. TinyWorld makes this task as simple as using the app to shoot your panoramic photo and then hitting one button to turn it into an amazing little world. It is so easy; you may never use a computer for this task again!

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-25 :: Category: Photography

Hyperlight:
Hyperlight is a tilt-based game in which you control an extremely deadly spaceship. The greater the tilt the faster your ship will move. The purpose of all this madness is to destroy aliens that fear your destructive powers. While the enemies may run from you, they are merely waiting for your fuel tanks to run dry so they may come and destroy you. With two game modes, stunning visuals and eight bosses to work though, you will have a lot of work ahead of you to protect the galaxy from a terrible alien invasion.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-04-19 :: Category: Games

Achilles’ Defense:
Devilish creatures are looking to invade your sacred temple, and you cannot allow this. It is up to you to hurl spears of doom at these demons of Hades in order to save your place of worship. The game boasts 20 fun stages with eight mythological monsters. Will you have what it takes to bring the God of hell down?

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-04-18 :: Category: Games

Holy Moly Dragons:
Those pesky humans think they can invade the world of the dragons. Time to show those fleshy meat morsels a thing or two about the perils they have stumbled upon in this tower defense style game. Use dragons to defend your home, drop boulders from the sky to crush the meatbags, and morph your dragon into sheer powerhouses with a variety of upgrades. Death to all humans!

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-15 :: Category: Games

KORG iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Edition:
Gorillaz is hugely successful when it comes to making interesting music and awesome music videos. Korg has teamed up with this music sensation to create a brand new beatbox dedicated to the band. While this app retains all the great features of the original iELECTRIBE, this special edition is also customized to generate samples from the Gorillaz fourth album “The Fall.” If you like Gorillaz and want to make your own music in their style, this app needs to find its way to your iPad!

$19.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-04-18 :: Category: Music

Fretter – Chordfinder:
If you play a variety of instruments like the guitar, banjo, ukulele, or even the mandolin, then this app deserves to be on your iOS device. Instead of containing a database loaded with chord diagrams, this app calculates all the possible chords you could want based on the chord/instrument/tuning combination you feed it. There is even a reverse lookup feature to aid those musicians that are working on their own chords. Simple and easy make this a great tool for any music maker!

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-12 :: Category: Reference

Quotebook – A Notebook for Your Quotes:
Ever been out with friends and one of them says something completely brilliant and you wish you could quickly jot it down for later use? Now you can! Quotebook is designed to hold only the quotes that matter to you, instead of overloading you with stuff you could care less about. Entering a quote is quick and easy, and even attributing authors and sources are toned down for fast entry. Never forget a great quote again!

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-30 :: Category: Reference

Asteroid Dust:
Asteroid Dust is a fast-paced arcade shooter set in outer space. You will fly around beautiful space scenes while blasting asteroids into space dust. This will take a lot of skill though, as any collision with debris is spot-on pixel perfect. Tack on multiple control schemes and you have a revamped arcade classic!

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-04-04 :: Category: Games

Birzzle:
On the surface, Birzzle may look like just another match three-style game, but it becomes so much more when you dive into it. You may move any bird that is not currently blocked. When three birds of the same kind match up, you may blow them up. However, when you match four of the same bird up, an even more powerful bird is created. Top this off with a need to react quickly, and you have a simple addiction that will challenge even the most hardened match three player.

$0.99
Released: 2011-04-05 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-06 :: Category: Games

Mr. Reader:
If you have come to depend on Google Reader for your bounty of RSS feeds, then get ready to ditch the web and enjoy reading on your iPad. Mr. Reader starts with great features like Google Reader synchronization, support for starred and shared items, and searching for new RSS feeds. It then expands on this with Twitter and Facebook integration, sending items to Instapaper, and theme support. If you’re looking to take RSS reading to new enjoyable places, give this app some serious consideration.

$3.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-04-02 :: Category: News

Big City Adventure: New York City:
The Big Apple is full of thousands of hidden items and games just waiting for you to discover them. As you explore the big city, you will earn beautiful postcards, fun mementos, learn new facts about New York City, and even duke it out with a bit of multi-player action on several mini-games. Variety is the spice of life, and this game is packed with plenty of it!

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-31 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-03-31 :: Category: Games

Death Rally:
If you have fantasies at night of driving around in post apocalyptic worlds Mad Max style, your desires are about to come true in virtual form. With a massive top-down single player racing campaign, unlockable cars and weapons, and plenty of explosions, this game will school any Sunday driver. There is no trick too dirty to win the race at hand. He with the biggest gun really does win.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-31 :: Category: Games

Tactical Soldier – Undead Rising:
You must lead your squad in this tactical turn based game to uncover the deep dark secrets that lurk in an army research base. The game boasts a 7+ hour story driven campaign that will test your skills in zombie annihilation. The inclusion of Game Center support gives you plenty to brag about as you clear missions in record time. Remember; double tap to ensure those zombies are truly dead.

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-30 :: Category: Games

Drop The Chicken:
It is up to you to guide a chicken through crazy puzzles in this physics based puzzle game. Nothing is ever this simple though. Fans, bombs, saw blades, and more await you at every turn. There are even hidden bonus stages to be found while playing through the game. This is great fun that anyone with a few moments can easily sit down and enjoy!

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-28 :: Category: Games

Maha:
If the official Twitter client has finally driven you insane, Maha is here to save your sanity. Maha separates itself from the sea of Twitter clients by allowing you to fully customize the entire client. That’s right; you can tune the client to your unique taste. Great features like an in-app browser, geotagging, unlimited account handling and more round out this great app.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-29 :: Category: Social Networking

The Video Cookbook:
Got an urge to cook, but have no idea where to start in the kitchen? The Video Cookbook includes 120 easy to follow video recipes created by current industry professional chefs. The app also includes a glossary to aid you in all the technical jargon, a favorites section, and measuring conversion to get you cooking with skill. Skip the Ramen tonight.

$5.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-24 :: Category:

War Pinball:
Pinball is fun no matter what form it comes in. War Pinball takes some of the best war movies from MGM Studios and turns them into virtual pinball machines. This takes the magic of Hollywood and gives you a great set of tables to test your skills on. This is certainly one of the better pinball games to arrive on iOS.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-20 :: Category: Games

$1.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-03-20 :: Category: Games

Forget-Me-Not:
Mazes, monsters, and shooting in a tiny package! What more could you ask for. How about gorgeous retro visuals, an ever changing world, and up to two player frantic action? All you have to do is get a key, gather all the flowers, and make it to the exit before the monsters eat you for lunch. With three modes of play, there is plenty to enjoy with this game!

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-22 :: Category: Games

Evil Angry Planet:
Evil Angry Planet combines elements of real-time strategy and tower-defense for a game sure to please fans of either genre. Players must defend their base from the Scourge in an endless onslaught of death and mayhem. The enemies will adapt to defenses played, thus keeping pressure on the player. A global leaderboard gives the best of the best a place to brag as well. Do you have what it takes to survive in this ruthless world?

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-23 :: Category: Games

eBook Magic:
eBook Magic was designed to eliminate the headaches that come with desktop book making programs. An easy to use interface greets users as soon as the app is opened. From there, it is up to the imagination how the book should look. There is no limitation on photos, themes, and content. Easily bring in photos from the iPad, Flickr, and Facebook. Once your book is done, send it off to iBooks, PDF, or even email it to friends and family. This is all about the creativity!

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-03-17 :: Category: Books

Procreate:
Procreate takes the power of desktop sketching apps, adds on some professional features, and optimizes it for the iPad. Not happy with the included brushes? Import your own. Adjust textures, scale, spacing, and movement of brushes. Miss having a pressure sensitive tablet to draw on? Procreate includes a synthetic pressure sensitivity for brush fall-off. This is only the beginning! This just maybe the most powerful drawing/editing app to hit the iPad yet. Photoshop what?

$5.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-03-16 :: Category: Entertainment

Raiding Company:
Raiding company allows players to experience the game on their own, or make it better by adding in up to three additional friends to the fray. The goal in this frantic top-down shooter is to blast as many mummies as possible. Players will battle one another in a race for better loot, thus resulting in bigger and deadlier weaponry. The catch is that the challenges get tougher as the loot gets better. This game just may test the bonds of friendship.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-09 :: Category: Games

iStunt 2:
iStunt 2 puts players on some wickedly deadly snowboarding courses. In order for players to survive, they will need to perform daring stunts, dodge razor sharp saws, and make insanely crazy jumps. There are 42 levels for gamers to test their mad skills on. The sky is the limit with this game.
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Smoody:
Smoody may contain bright and cute visuals, but there is a mind boggling puzzle game tucked behind this lovely façade. It will take lots of thinking and creativity to conquer the 80 stages in this physics based puzzle game. All players have to do is make it to the black hole to win each stage. How hard can that possibly be?

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-08 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-07 :: Category: Games

Mini Golf Scoring:
As hard as it may be for some to believe, warm weather is just around the corner. This brings on an abundance of Mini Golf courses finally opening up for another season of golfing fun. This app will take those days on the mini course to the next level. Players can track their course scores, take photos, and use geo-tracking to mark where the best courses are. The best part of this app is that it allows users to post scores and brag on their Facebook walls. Bring on the smack talk!

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-04 :: Category: Sports

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-03 :: Category: Sports

Runner’s injuries: Prevention and treatment:
If runners have not hit the streets yet, they soon will be. This also means running injuries will be on the rise. Those runners who want a little help preventing or treating their injuries have a lot of useful information in this app. Not only is there an abundance of running related information on common injuries, but the high quality video included in the app will help runners prevent further injuries. Add to this helping runners get better at their sport, and you have an extremely useful tool. If you run, you want this app!
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Undead Island:
Undead Island places players in the role of a master ninja. This ninja must rid the world of zombies and other undead vermin to prove their worth to their sensei. Players will use the trusty katana, throwing stars, and the power bestowed upon them by the dragon spirit to accomplish this task across 15 gorgeous levels. Time to rid the world of zombies once and for all!

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-03 :: Category: Games

Pirate Mysteries:
It is time to explore exotic islands without the need of passports or rickety old ships. Players will explore 30 unique island locations in an effort to save their demon possessed father. The fun story compliments the various mini-games and puzzles that will force gamers to do a bit of thinking during their trips around the high seas. Where’s the rum at again?

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-03 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-03-03 :: Category: Games

IKAROS HD:
Use some magic wings and escape the Greek isle of Crete. Players take control of IKAROS in his quest to flee. Unfortunately, flying is not so easy. Players will need to collect coins to fill a flying meter, while avoiding any falls into the deadly waters. The dynamically changing terrain ensures players never play the same game twice.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-03 :: Category: Games

Instacast:
Instacast touts itself as the best solution for those that consume copious amounts of audio and video podcasts. Users can download and manage all their subscriptions without the need of iTunes or synching with a computer. Users can even stream over EDGE, 3G, or WiFi. Staying current with the continuous stream of audio and video podcasts may never have been easier.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-03-01 :: Category: News

Inkpad:
Inkpad is a professional vector illustration app. This app supports paths, compound paths, text, images, masks, and even an unlimited number of layers. The best part, this app has been designed from the ground up to run smoothly on the iPad. This means when the screen is full of thousands of objects, there is no sluggishness in the app. When done, final products maybe saved as PDF, PNG, JPG, or SVG file. These may then be emailed or saved directly to Dropbox, perfect for those users on the go!

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-03-01 :: Category: Productivity

Five for Friday: Week of February 25, 2011

Trapped 3D:
Trapped 3D combines a 3D logic puzzle with an urgency to keep a robot fueled with energy. Getting the robot to each stage’s exit is only hampered by locked doors, blocks that need to be moved, and a robot that is constantly running out of juice. Currently there are 24 mind numbing puzzles, with another 24 on the way. If you have ever wanted to feel like a rat searching for cheese in a maze, this may well be a way to fill that need.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-23 :: Category: Games :: Puzzle

Angry Rhino Rampage:
Angry Rhino Rampage takes the constant running game and injects it with one insanely upset rhinoceros. The rhino starts running at a slow pace, but soon it is full bore sprinting. Fruit carts, poachers, and rock piles stand no chance against the fury that fuels this rhino. There are even rhino facts to add just a bit of education to the overall game. Addiction comes in many forms, even raging animals.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-23 :: Category: Games

Falling Fred:
Those jumping to super heights games are a dime a dozen. It’s time to take that premise and change it up. Instead of jumping, players are now falling through an endless tunnel. The goal is to try and avoid the inevitable for as long as possible: becoming a bloodstain on the walls. With 20 different obstacles, keeping Fred’s head on may be a task only for those with quick reflexes. Players can even share their “landings” with one another via Facebook and Twitter.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-23 :: Category: Games

WiFi2HiFi:
Got a library of music on your computer that you want to wirelessly stream to your stereo? WiFi2HiFi turns your iPhone into a wireless audio receiver. No more syncing music folders, long cords draped across the floor, or moving a computer next to your stereo. Just fire up the desktop app, load your favorite computer audio app, and let the wireless streaming goodness commence. Wirelessly streaming high quality audio just got easier.

$3.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-21 :: Category: Music

World Atlas:
Paper maps are quickly becoming an antique form of navigation. World Atlas brings on the power of several map types into one good looking app. Political maps, physical maps, time zones, and even satellite maps are all available in one convenient location. Even better, these maps are not of just one regional area, but the entire world. Quickly, and easily, find cities, distances, and directions all in one app.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-18 :: Category: Utilities

Five for Friday: Week of February 18, 2011

Van Pershing – The Showdown:
Van Pershing is a side-scrolling run and gun action game. You control Van Pershing through 20 exciting levels. Along the way you will decimate seven types of enemies with four different weapons. The included endless mode will give you plenty to come back for. Besides, you know you want to see what that monsters freezer is all about!

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-16 :: Category: Games

Zombie Runaway:
The number 1 rule for zombies: eat all the humans and run from the crazy folks swinging long pointy sharp things. Instead of hunting down zombies, this game puts you into the role of the zombie. Don’t think your going for the humans though. This is a game of running for you life. Good thing items like rockets are available to help get that loveable zombie away from those pesky humans. Not all zombies are bad….right?!

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-17 :: Category: Games

Romance of Rome:
Thieves have stolen extremely valuable imperial relics. It is now up to Marcus to hunt them down. In return for this good deed, Marcus will receive the emperor’s beautiful daughter in marriage. You will be searching for relics across 17 lovely locations during your 30 level gaming experiences. With over two dozen trophies to earn, you’ll be searching a long time to master this game.

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-17 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-02-17 :: Category: Games

DrumtrackHD:
DrumtrackHD takes the critically claimed groundwork of Drumtrack8 and completely revamps it for the iPad. There are new audio effects, track automations, sample patterns, and HD drum kits. These are just the surface of what this powerful app is capable of. The new UI makes it even easier to create a song, mix it up, and then export it as a MIDI, wav, aac, or adpcm file for further editing. The iPad is proving to be a powerful tool for any musician.

$9.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-02-12 :: Category: Music

$3.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-05-28 :: Category: Music

Pennant:
As crazy as it may seem, baseball season if quickly approaching. Before the first season opener takes place, why not dive into a bit of baseball history. Pennant allows fans to view data from over 115,000 games. This data spans from 1952, all the way up to last years season. Snag this app, learn about your favorite team, and school anyone who dares to take you, and your baseball knowledge, on.

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-02-16 :: Category: Sports

Five for Friday: Week of February 11, 2011

Azada:
It is time to get your puzzle gaming on with a bit of style and flare. You must crack a series of puzzles in order to fill in the missing pages of and enchanted book. There are over 40 unique puzzles to work though. Top that off with 5 master-level puzzles and a few ‘escape the room’ challenges and you have hours of entertainment.

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-05-27 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-08-06 :: Category: Games

$4.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-02-10 :: Category: Games

Sticky:
A mad scientist has tried to solve the world’s energy problems by creating an infinite fuel source. Unfortunately, all he did was create a living orange ball of goo. You will direct Sticky through various levels in an attempt to bring an end to the sludge monster army. To aid you in this quest, you will collect power-ups to make Sticky a goo ball to be reckoned with. Can you stop the madness?

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-10 :: Category: Games

Karoshi:
One of the most popular Internet games is making its way to iOS. Karoshi has won many awards for being fun, funny, and challenging all at once. In Karoshi, you take the role of an overworked Japanese salaryman. He is fed up with everything and is going to end it all. You will help him achieve this task by working through logic puzzles with a platforming twist. With 50 levels to work though, you will have a long dark road ahead of you.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-08 :: Category: Games

Home Design 3D – By LiveCad:
Got a need to change the color of a room? Maybe you are looking to rearrange your living room for optimal gaming performance. You could cutout little pieces of paper and try to work with graphing paper, or you can do all that work right on the iPad. An easy to use interface, coupled with more than 150 pieces of furniture will help you get right to designing your optimal space. Once completed, take a look at the space in full 3D. Save yourself from all those nasty paper cuts!

$6.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-10 :: Category: Productivity

Egretlinks:
If you use Evernote to store various website links, there is a tool to help you manage everything you clip in Evernote. Links stored in Evernote are brought up right in the Egretlinks app. You can even share links, delete links from Evernote, and even group links for easier management. This just maybe one of the most useful Evernote add-ons for the heavy web surfer!

$3.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-02 :: Category: Productivity

Stylish Dash –
The one thing the internet has taught us is that stick people are notorious badasses. They get their kung-fu fighting on, perform crazy battles, and even save the world. Now these folks add yet another skill to their every growing resume: stylishly running and flying. Stylish, because you can dress up your stick person with swanky outfits. The dash part comes in as you run, jump, fly, and destroy obstacles in your path. Mini games, achievements, and endless replay will make this well worth the investment.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-01-28 :: Category: Games

Shadow Run –
Shadow Run is another endless running game in which you must run from left to right. What Shadow Run offers is a beautiful world, simplistic controls, and an addiction level that just may make you want to sneak away from your desk for just one more shot. Sometimes, those simple games are the most time consuming.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-03 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-02-02 :: Category: Games

Dirt –
You take the role of a dead cat in this game, but you are no ordinary feline. No, you managed to pass to the afterlife with a pickaxe and a curiosity that living cats would envy. Why you are trapped underground is unclear, but what is clear is you will put that pickaxe to use to excavate the ground. Digging will yield clues to why you are underground, unearth new shiny things, and provide you with potentially endless amounts of gameplay. Besides, you’re a skeleton cat swinging a pickaxe and wearing boots; what’s not to love?

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-02 :: Category: Games

iBanjo –
You may rejoice as iOS finally has a banjo app. Yes, this means you can finally play that infamous tune from Deliverance wherever you go. You will need to practice a lot if you ever plan to get as good as Steve Martin though. iBanjo has crystal clear sampling, so you can rock out at the office if you like. Find someone with a guitar, drums, and fiddle app and start your own iOS Bluegrass band!

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-03 :: Category: Music

$0.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-02-02 :: Category: Music

Scan To PDF –
If you have a need to create elegant PDF’s from photos, this is the app to do it. Using a proprietary algorithm, this app will take any photo from the camera or photo library and convert it into a beautiful PDF. Once the PDF is created, you can email, print, and share your works. If you have to send signed documents to people, this is a great tool in helping you with this task.

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-01 :: Category: Productivity

GangofDodge –
Time to dodge a few bullets and hope you can stay alive. You will have to be fast though, as this is some frantic tilt-based action. There are three modes to play, with one taking a page right from Fat Princess. That’s right, you dodge bullets and eat cake, all while turning into a blimpified princess. This maybe worth playing just to see how well fat royalty can last against a barrage of bullets.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-01-22 :: Category: Games

Warrior Nation-Gunner –
Got a need to wield two guns and lay down some heavy fire on the enemy? This side-scrolling action game will challenge you to stay alive while battling an abundance of enemies. Once you beat a stage, you will be able to upgrade your skills. Thus, your character becomes that much more of a Barney Badass. Some days you just need to get your John Wayne on!

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-01-21 :: Category: Games

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-01-21 :: Category: Games

CrazyControl 2 –
Time to take those side-scrolling skills to a new level. You will not just control one character here. No, this game will have you controlling multiple characters at once. With 60 levels to play, there are plenty of opportunities to hone you skills. Once you feel competent, take on the Endless battle. Round out this game with an upgrade system and Game Center support, and you have a time sink begging for your time.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-01-22 :: Category: Games

Cloud Connect Pro –
Your iPad just become a gateway to your computer. This app does more than just connect you to your home machines and allow you to remotely control a computer hundreds of miles away. Cloud Connect Pro turns you iPad into a network drive, access corporate VPN solutions, and even jump onto Linux computers. This is all handled securely thanks to SSH and in app password protection.
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OffMaps 2
Google Maps maybe great for getting directions, but there is one issue with it. What happens when you do not have a connection to the internet? This is where OffMaps 2 shines. You no longer need an internet connection to browse maps and figure out where the closest bagel shop is. Thousands of international locations are ready for your use. Heck, there is even offline Wikipedia knowledge for those that like to know about all the famous landmarks. Don’t be lost again.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-01-19 :: Category: Navigation

Home Defender –
Alien bugs have invested your home planet. They flood the world, choking it of any life. It is now up to you to go all Starship Troopers on them and wipe their existence from the world. All you have to do is tap where you want to shoot, but the enemy forces will challenge your skills. The game promises so much action that there is even a warning about playing this one an hour before you go to bed. Can you save the world?

$0.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-01-18 :: Category: Games

Hollow epI –
A little boy is lost in a magical world, and it is up to you to guide him through this dark and mysterious world. The art is very reminiscent of a game by the name of Limbo for a particular Microsoft console. The game boasts two control schemes, crazy immersion, and puzzles to keep you coming back for just one more try.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-01-20 :: Category: Games

Guns on Wheels –
Someone has caused you inconsiderable amounts of grief and heartache. In your furious rage, you strap some guns to your vehicle and take to the streets to lay down your wrath. Three vehicles, unlimited stages, and Game Center achievements mean you have a lot of rage to satisfy in this vehicle warfare game. Who needs napalm when you have a semi equipped with heavy artillery?
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SpendWise –
Debating on a big purchase can be tiring and mentally exhausting. This is especially true on purchases that break the bank. Thankfully, SpendWise is here to help you with your debate. Just enter the cost of the item, estimate how much you will use the item, and the app kicks out useful information like how much this item will cost you per hour of use. See your thousand-dollar purchase broken down into $1 an hour increments can be the make or break on that purchase.
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Climax Backgrounds –
You know you like having some good-looking wallpaper on your iPad. This can be a challenge some days, especially if you constantly change that wallpaper. Climax Backgrounds brings you some of the best wallpapers anywhere. Simple navigation and the ability to save images right to your device will keep things looking good on a daily basis.
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Avatar of War: The Dark Lord –
Line drawing games just got a bit more interesting with Avatar of War. Instead of guiding boats and planes to safety, you command an army with various line gestures. You will need to master these drawing techniques if you hope to defeat the Dark Lord and his pet. The game comes with two modes of play, over 20 units and skills to upgrade, and over 15 weapons to unlock. Tack on a fun cartoon presentation and you maybe hooked for hours at a time.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-01-11 :: Category: Games

BattleSpell –
Get those iPhones ready card floppers, for a new card based game is ready for your enjoyment. The goal is to build a powerful deck in order to bring your enemies energy bar down to zero. You can also win by getting your energy bar up to 100. Each hero has a unique ability which maybe played only once per match. If you have ever played a game of Magic The Gathering or World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, you will feel right at home here!

$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-01-12 :: Category: Games

Action Commando –
Time for yet another rescue mission with this run-and-gun style game. You will sport weapons like pistols, machine guns, and grenades in your heroic rescue efforts. The enemy is strong, but you are stronger. Be quick though, the enemy has little patience for your violent ways, or the nagging of the captured hostage.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-01-13 :: Category: Games :: Racing

GraphPad –
Sometimes you need a change of scenery to give the mind a needed rest from the humdrum cubicle. Yet, you may be on a deadline to submit that scale drawing of a nose hair plucker (now you understand the excerpt of this post — Ed). GraphPad will allow you to quick and easily sketch out that scale drawing, annotate it, and send it back to the office, or better yet the client. The app will even straighten out crooked lines for you. This is a perfect app for contractors working on-site, or those who cannot clamor out of bed.

$1.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-01-10 :: Category: Productivity

iJournal – iPad notebook and journal –
The great thing about the iPad is how easy it is to incorporate into daily life. One of the best features it has is becoming an electronic notepad/journal. iJournal takes this concept head-on and makes it gorgeous in the process. Not only can you quickly jot your thoughts down, but also you can choose various text styles and backgrounds that are very elegant and pleasing to look at. Notes are easily sorted, edited, or even deleted. You can even quickly pick up where you left off with the helpful home screen navigation. This maybe one of the most useful apps you download yet.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-01-12 :: Category: Productivity

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