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AOL: Mail, News, Weather & Video Brings AOL To The iPad

Posted by Andrew Stevens on June 28th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

AOL has launched its latest app, AOL: Mail, News, Weather & Video, that provides users with easy access to their AOL Mail inbox along with top videos and stories from AOL.com. Users can customize their news stream to see only the stories they're interested in. Also, users can save stories to read at a later time and share stories through their favorite social media outlets.

New App: Clucks, Taboo-like Video-based Game From AOL Out Now

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 28th, 2012

Clucks is a video based, asynchronous multiplayer Taboo game. And really a lot of fun. You get assigned a word and you have to describe the word without saying it in 10 seconds. You are recorded via your front facing camera and that video is sent to your opponent who then guesses and gets their own word. Great use of the technology, and a lot of fun!

Editions by AOL Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Lisa Caplan on August 29th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: UNDERWHELMING
AOL's Editions brings a daily servings of customized news magazine reading to iPad.
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PLAY by AOL Music

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on July 25th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Touted by AOL, Inc as "the premier music application of 2011," PLAY plans on being a, pardon the pun, player in the current streaming music war for the hearts and ears of iOS and other mobile device users across the planet, hitting 250,000 downloads in the first three weeks on Android OS alone.

PLAY by AOL Music is positioned by the company to be a social music portal though which users can listen to music and share with friends. It's powered by partner Rdio, and interfaces both directly with users' own iPod/iTunes files on their device as well as with SHOUTcast radio and other AOL Music properties, like CD Listening Party and MP3 of the day. Non-Rdio members will be able to hear previews of tracks shared with them via the PLAY app, while those with an applicable Rdio membership will be able to listen to the whole song. All users will of course be able to buy songs shared with them on iTunes. While other apps help music lovers share what they are already playing, PLAY helps fans find music and THEN share it, a subtle difference in approach that may help this app become the more successful of similar app offerings.

Other features include adding custom album art to shared music, Facebook and Twitter integration for both discovery and sharing modes, and the ability to both tag and comment on shared music.

Whether this will become the definitive social music sharing app or service for consumers remains to be seen. Apple's own Ping service hasn't taken off, which could be attributed to a lack of interest in sharing music or just a limited Apple-only service. PLAY is cross platform and also powered by two of the larger brands in the space, AOL Music, and Rdio, one of our favorite streaming music services, facts which may, in part, help us all answer this little conundrum of the music sharing world.

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Moviefone Dials Up The iPad

Posted by Blake Grundman on May 4th, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

There used to be a time back in the late 1980's when the only way that you could get a theater's show listings other than through the news paper was via a disembodied voice on the other side of the telephone dial. This service, which eventually became known as Moviefone, was the go to source for this important information until the internet became more widespread throughout the 1990's.  Ironically enough, it was actually AOL that purchased the company and transitioned it into the web property that we know today.

Further continuing the product's evolution, Moviefone is now available from the comfort of your own iPad.  Thankfully they have expanded beyond simply the audio medium to include written movie related news, trailers, and even the good 'ol fashioned showtimes that we have all come to know and love.  You can snag the software for free in the App Store and embrace your inner film geek.