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Apps: Entertainment

Google to create web TV. Yeah right.

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I expect innovation, not regurgitation from Google.  While enthusiastic about Google's deal with AdMob finally going through, I'm less than impressed with their new proclamation of partnering with Sony for a Google web TV.  Don't get me wrong, I love Google and Sony, but talk about being late to the party.

Why am I annoyed?  Aside from Google wanting to do things other than what they're really, really good at?



iWallpapers — free app offers over 15,000 images for iPhone (iPad version also available)

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iWallpapers (free) was recently released and offers over 15,000 images for your iPhone or iPod touch. There's also a version for the iPad in the App Store. It includes a range of images arranged in 20 categories. You can earn points by uploading additional images and use these points to upgrade to an ad-free version as well use them for other paid apps.



Are you the Ultimate Movie Buff? Prove it!

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I admit it, I am a self-confessed movie junkie.  When watching animated movies, I love to identify the actors from their voices, and on the rare occasion when I can't place the name, I have the IMDb (Internet Movie Database) app and website close at hand.  So I looked forward to playing with Ultimate Movie Buff, $0.99, from Super Monko Studio, especially since it is billed as "dedicated to cinemaholic people"!

 



Just Jigsaw - Fun for the iPad

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I love to Jigsaw Puzzles.  But what I don't about them is loosing a crucial piece, the dusty bits and having to clean it up after all that hard work.  Worst of all - they are not portable....you can't take them on a train, plane, car or room to room.

I have found a solution!! It's Just Jigsaw for the iPad.  It's all the fun of jigsaw without the bother.



Fly Kiwi, Fly! - A Simply Delightful Distraction

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In today's App Store, it's easy to find a plethora of games featuring zombies; just as it's easy to find fart apps, overpriced flashlights, and a myriad of other uninspired creations. However, this is only one side of the story - there are also many wonderful apps to be found hidden among the rubbish. Today I'll be touching briefly on "Fly Kiwi, Fly!," which is one of the most enjoyable games I've played on the iPhone platform.



The Game Trail — free app helps you find games by showing videos of them

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I first wrote about The Game Trail (free) last fall. It's now been updated, and has hit a number of milestones, including 100,000 active users and 500,000 videos served. It has video reviews/previews of thousands of games so that you can quickly find the ones you like. It's a good way of discovering games that get overlooked. 



Cinema for iPad — free streaming movies

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I haven't yet tried this new app, but it sounds like an interesting idea — sort of like subscribing to a movie channel via your cable service, or going to a movie at a cinema. That's because instead of being the usual Internet model of movies on demand, Cinema for iPad has a schedule and streams movies at particular times. You pay $2.99 for the app, but the movies are free. The schedule changes frequently. You tune in when there's a movie playing that you'd like to see, whether a matinee or late-night show.



School's Out for Summer!

Students jump with joy and parents slump with trepidation, but the iPhone can help parents endure the summer break.

Long hot days, graduations, BBQ’s, vacations, bug bites, bored kids, and amusement park crowds…all a part of our love-hate relationship with the summer season. For Moms (and Dads or any caregiver), summer means that the kids are "free" from the day-to-day structure of schooling, sports, after-school lessons, etc. While a great time to be a child, it is also a potentially stressful time for parents. It starts off with graduation, then vacations, camps, and inevitably ends with back-to-school shopping. Here are a few apps to make getting through the summer heat a breeze.



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Must.Eat.Birds. - A Little-Known Gem of the App Store

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In our current economy, 99 cents don't go as far as they used to. In fact, you'd be lucky to find a name-brand chocolate bar for under a dollar these days, and you can pretty much forget about quality entertainment for such a price. Because of this sad state of affairs, I think it's especially important to note the 99-cent iPhone apps that really shine - especially the lesser-known ones. One such app is Must.Eat.Birds., created by European developer Mediatonic.



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