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Opening day is just a couple of days away. In honor of that, I thought we would dedicate this Favorite 4 to apps for the baseball fan. In addition, there’s another important event happening on Saturday. So each of the baseball app we chose also have available now, or will soon have, an iPad version. Batter up!

MLB At Bat 2010

If there’s one app that the true baseball fan has to have, it’s MLB At Bat. This every thing for the baseball fan app not only includes all of the stats that you could ever want, but also includes live scores, live game streaming audio and video, and pitch by pitch display and much more. And if you are lucky enough to be getting an iPad this weekend, there’s a version for the iPad that looks even better than the iPhone version.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-03-02 :: Category: Sports
FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Sports

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Friday Five: March 26th, 2010

The App Store is a busy place, and every week brings a slew of new apps. Keeping up with all the new releases is almost impossible at this point. To that end, we’re going to be starting a weekly round-up of five new apps that have caught our interest for one reason or another. Hopefully, you’ll be interested in each member of the “Friday Five,” too. Please note that this list is not at all exhaustive, so feel free to chime in with your own suggestions!

tumblr_kx6bk3NPSQ1qze438o1_500We Rule by ngmoco
There was no way that We Rule wasn’t going to make this list. ngmoco is the powerhouse behind popular games ranging from Rolando to Eliminate, and like most of their recent games, this one is freemium. We Rule is a kingdom-building game that bears something of a resemblance to the Facebook hit Farmville. The goal is to build up your kingdom as much as possible, which involves planting and harvesting crops among other things. There’s also a strong social aspect, as you can visit friends’ kingdoms and interact using ngmoco’s Plus+ network.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-03-19 :: Category: Games :: Adventure

yahoo-sketch-a-searchYahoo! Sketch-a-Search
Yahoo! Sketch-a-Search is a recent release from the well-known search engine. Instead of web search, however, this one’s for restaurants. The app narrows in on your location, and then you can “sketch” a boundary line with your finger. The app will return a list of restaurants within your sketch. Though it might seem gimmicky, this could actually be useful—all too often, a simple radius search won’t cut it. For most of the listings, the app also provides phone numbers, ratings, directions, photos, and menu pricing.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-03-23 :: Category: Travel

549515Flick Bowling 2
Freeverse is another studio that’s had a lot of strong hits on its hands: Skee-ball and Flick Fishing come to mind. Their latest title is a bowling game with a decidedly bizarre story mode that involves travel through time and space. If you can grin at the game’s spontaneous and nonsensical plot twists, you’ll also be able to appreciate the improved touch controls. Flicking the ball with your finger gives you a surprising amount of precise control. If you’ve tried the original Flick Bowling, be sure to check out this sequel!

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-03-23 :: Category: Games

sms-in-phoneGroup Text
Group Text is a free app that does what you’d expect: it lets you text a bunch of people at once! Like many other texting apps, it gives you free, unlimited texts by using your data plan, but the main draw is that you can hold “chat” conversations via text even if your friends don’t have iPhones (or the app, for that matter). When one person replies, everyone receives a text with the update. Group Text certainly isn’t a new concept, but it’s free…so why not check it out?

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-03-19 :: Category: Social Networking

Digg
And here I thought that Digg was getting old. Digg is a community where users can “digg” links that they deem to be awesome and worthy of promotion; the idea is that, theoretically, the best stuff rises to the top, whether it’s from a major news site or an obscure blog. If you’re still using the website, be sure to grab the recently-released free app. It actually does a lot of what the full-fledged service does: you can browse the usual popular categories, digg stories, save stories for later reading, and more. And besides…it’s free!

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FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-03-24 :: Category: News

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The Academy Awards are Sunday and I can just feel your excitement. Whether you are a tech geek who is praying for Avatar to be the best picture or a softie who wants to see Precious get some awards, you have to be excited about knowing what to put in your Netflix queue next, and everyone wants to see all the winning movies. To get us fully ready for the show, I’ve come up with a list of some apps that will really get you into the Oscar loving spirit.

1. The Oscars – Sure, it may seem like an obvious selection, but sometimes the obvious is necessary. The Oscars app has lists with small descriptions of all the nominations, as well as a way to lock in the movie or actor you think will win… just to show off to others. Once you’ve submitted your picks, you can go to a results page to see what the rest of America thinks will win. According to the app, 51% of people voted for Avatar to win best picuter. Interesting. Well regardless, The Oscars is an inviting, well made, free app. Get it and make some guesses, it’ll be fun.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-02-10 :: Category: Entertainment


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Best Apps For Finding A Place To Eat

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I’ve been hungry lately. Real hungry. Some hunger is conquered by Chipotle, but this hunger is only has one weakness, and it is good, local food. Fortunately for all of us in the same situation, there are plenty of apps for that. Here are the four best, brought to you by the never ending hunger of Chris Hall.

4. Yelp – I really like Yelp when I’m looking for a place to eat. Because of its vast user base, the Yelp app provides more restaurants per search than any other app I’ve found. There are also more customer review on Yelp than any other service, so if you believe that more is better, Yelp is for you. The problem with Yelp is the fact the reviews are all user based, and very rarely do people give mediocre reviews. When I search for restaurants, everything is right around 4 stars, leaving me to wonder what I should really eat that night. There is an occasional in-depth review, but for the most part people just write something like, “This is THE place to go” with an occasional, “my waiter didn’t bring my water fast enough, but I still go four days a week… 1 star!!!”.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Travel


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