Archive for ‘iPhone Apps’

October 8, 2011

Free iPhone/iPad Apps in memory of Steve


Some developers are offering their apps for free for a short time in honor of Steve Jobs. Here are a bunch we found for you.

iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

WWCD – normally $0.99 – Get advice from the master showman himself – Steve Jobs. Ask a question and shake the device.

iTrivia – normally $0.99 – Trivia app with little tidbits you should know about your favorite company.

PictureTrivia – normally $1.99 – Test your knowledge of world destinations with Picture Trivia.

Real Piano Pro – normally $1.99 – A full 88 key piano app.

Real Piano HD Pro – normally $1.99 – A full 88 key piano app and also brings you other instruments such as guitar, marimba, and music box.

ParkBud – normally $1.99 – a parking and navigation app.

StreetMate – normally $1.99 – A camera app with many options and settings.

Weather Show HD – normally $1.99 – A weather app 

Hairstyle Booth HD – normally $2.99 – An app to help you try over 600 hairstyles, beards, mustaches. 


Twin Calc – normally $0.99


July 13, 2011

New Android Market – Hit or Miss?


Google is soon going to release a new version of the Market for phones running Android 2.2 and above. I have to say that I’m rather shocked that it has the tile look and feel, similar to the Windows 7 phone. I’m sure AppleGirl is having a good laugh at my expense right now since she knows how much I HATE the Windows look and feel. 

The new Market will allow for users to rent movies and download them to view later if a data connection is not available. In addition, you can buy books directly from the Market instead of using a separate app for that. Overall, there are some good new features, but I just don’t like the tile look! Who knows, maybe I’ll get used to i?

Check it out for yourselves.



If you have ever seen the Android Market interface, you know the convoluted look and feel of Android. So Google decides to revamp it. And what do they make it look like? Windows Phone 7. ROFL.  GoogleChic, you were right about me having a good laugh 🙂

Market comes with a lot of top Apps – Top free, Top paid, Trending, Staff picks, Top grossing, Top new paid, Top new free, Editor’s choice – now we know what convoluted means.

GoogleChic can’t you customize Market like everything else on Android? Such a bummer 😛


April 23, 2011

Easter sale at EA! $0.99 Apps for iOS!


Sale stalkers, Electronic Arts has posted many of its iOS premium, top-rated Apps for $0.99. Scrabble, Madden NFL, NBA Jam, Sims, Tetris, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Battlefield, Need For Speed, Monopoly and many more top grossing Apps are on sale. If you are one of those gaming addicts, its time to stock up! Android lovers, don’t get too excited with EA’s misleading promotional banners like the one below. You can save money too, just not as much as iPhone/iPad users. 🙂 Check out the sale at EA.

March 1, 2011



It’s that dreaded time of year again to file your taxes.

TurboTax has released a SnapTax application to help you expedite this process 🙂 I don’t know about you, but I hate reading those numbers from the W2 form and keying it into the app. You can now take a picture with your phone and it’ll automatically fill out the form for you. All you have to do is verify that the information is correct!

The best part of it is you can even file from your phone, well at least for people who have easy returns. The app is free, but to file it’ll cost you $14.99 which isn’t a bad deal at all.


Tax returns can’t get easier than SnapTax. IRS released an App called IRSToGo for tax payers too and it does almost nothing!

IRSToGo lets you check your federal tax refund status, subscribe to tax updates to help you with your tax planning and preparation and lets you sign up to follow the IRS Twitter feed.

Really, is that all IRS could put into an App? Do we need another useless App? Ouch I forgot that we paid for it! 🙂

February 23, 2011

Xooming to the Oscars


On Sunday, the hosts and nominees will be opening more than the winner’s envelope. They will be opening a nice black leather Motorola envelope with a gold Xoom inside 🙂

At $599 a pop on a two year contract, this is a nice perk of being rich and famous.


The rich and famous would have preferred an iPad 2 (Steve Jobs is rumored to launch the iPad 2 on March 2) instead of a Xoom (gold or not!) 🙂

If you are an Oscar lover with an iOS device, here’s an App that will give you the insider look to the 83rd annual Academy Awards. The Oscar Backstage Pass is created by Academy and ABC for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In the days leading up to the Oscars, the App will give you access to interviews and key Oscar moments from the past.

If you are like me, you will love the red carpet action on the App.  You can access multiple live streams of celebrity arrivals and switch cameras and camera angles. And of course, you also get the back stage action along with post awards interviews and even the Governor’s ball after the show.

My only complaint with the App is that it costs $0.99. Academy wants to keep the Oscars exclusive while making money off of it. A free App would have sky rocketed their viewer-ship. Don’t you think?

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February 10, 2011

Holy App!


Want to keep track of your sins? Looks like a lot of people do. The Confession: A Roman Catholic App developer will sure make a lot of money from all you guilty people. Apart from keeping track of your sins, this $1.99 App will take you through the ten commandments with questions attached to each!

The Vatican warned that this iPhone App can help Catholics prepare for confession but cannot replace the real thing!


Well, here’s something else that the iPhone can’t do and the Vatican is sending the message this time 🙂

According to the Vatican, you cannot confess to your iPhone. The debacle came about with the app being referred to as the “virtual priest”.  However, according to the developer,Patrick Leinen, ”This app is intended to help a person prepare for the sacrament of confession”.

Common, it’s an app, I’m surprised the Vatican actually issued a statement for this!

February 4, 2011

Android Market – web store


Google hosted a Honeycomb event today. One thing that they introduced during this event was the web version of the Android Market. You can now browse for apps, pay for them and install all from your laptop!

Honestly, I wasn’t too excited about this when I was watching the event until I tried it! Just go to sign in and download to your hearts content! It’s pretty cool, AppleGirl jealous?

Check out the details below.

Hit install on the app, and you’ll be prompted that the app will download    shortly on your phone.

In my case, almost instantly. I wasn’t fast enough to get a shot of the app downloading 😉 (can’t complain about it being fast right?)

After the app is installed, it’ll show as INSTALLED on the web Android Market.



Finally Google got around to copying Apple. Yes, GoogleChic, we already had access to our iApps on our computers (On iTunes, we can surf the App Store, although we cannot select and download an App to the iPhone)

Google harnessing its cloud power is definitely not a game changer. Let’s hope this helps Android cover the gap (350K – 150K Apps) to beat Apple in the App business. More importantly, with the extended exposure, Android web store should be an added incentive for developers to create Apps for Android (vs. creating an App for Apple).

February 2, 2011

Free Lonely Planet Travel Guides – US and Canada


Apart from giving you two days off from work and school, this year’s Snowmageddon has brought you free Lonely Planet Apps.

Free Lonely Planet Boston City Guide

Free Lonely Planet Chicago City Guide

Free Lonely Planet Las Vegas City Guide

Free Lonely Planet Los Angeles City Guide

Free Lonely Planet Boston City Guide

Free Lonely Planet Montreal City Guide

Free Lonely Planet New Orleans City Guide

Free Lonely Planet New York City Guide

Free Lonely Planet San Francisco City Guide

Free Lonely Planet Seattle City Guide

Free Lonely Planet Toronto City Guide

Free Lonely Planet Vancouver City Guide

Free Lonely Planet Washington City Guide

These are at least $5 a pop, so go get them. Now, let’s hope you won’t need to use them  for the next few days! 🙂

[Source]: 9to5Mac

January 23, 2011

Angry Birds – Valentines Edition!


I don’t get why everyone is so crazy about Angry Birds! There was a Halloween edition, a Christmas edition and now (surprise, surprise!) a Valentine’s edition. In fact if you are left home alone without a date it would actually make sense to spend on the new edition to drown all your sorrows! 🙂 While you are at it you might as well splurge on the plush angry bird cuddlies and T-Shirts!


Angry birds is super addicting and not to mention fun!

Here’s another one for you, it’s called Fruit Ninja. It’s not as cute as those angry birds, but it sure gave me a good laugh. Fruit Ninja is available on both the iPhone and Android.

January 17, 2011

Just for kicks! An iPhone controlled BeerBot!


Too lazy to get off the couch and get your beer? You are not alone! Virginia Tech grads have built an iPhone controlled mini fridge that will shoot cans of beer across the room. Doesn’t that sound ingenious? NOT! 🙂


The beer cannon is pretty cool, but they could have finished a keg by the time they finished building it 😉

Check out the power of Android, it can do much more than launch beer. Hey, at least it’s doing something productive.

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