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Hail Mon, Rasta Monkey Rolls into Action!
Similar to, yet uniquely different from Rolando, Rasta Monkey is a 2-D, side-scrolling platformer brought to us by Nitako that utilizes responsive touch control to maneuver a super-cool little monkey from tree to tree as he collects fruit to satisfy his Da’s fruit smoothie craving.
Kindle for iPhone a Reader's Delight
Amazon's Kindle has revolutionized how many people approach reading. The iPhone has done the same for mobile phones. Combine the two and you have your favorite mobile apps and books all in one device. The strength of the Kindle for iPhone is the access it provides to Amazon's vast online store of ebooks.
Tap of War Tugs at My Competitive Heart Strings
Tap of War by Spokko is one of those ridiculously simple apps that no matter how pointless, endears those of us who pretend our iPhone is not a toy (but secretly are giddy about all the cool, fun stuff it does).
TV.com Provides Streaming Video and Personalized Clips for Fans of CBS and The CW
CBS Interactive's TV.com provides iPhone and iPod touch users CBS and The CW TV shows and video clips, delivered free via Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE.
Read the App Store description and you'll find out that you can browse through a "vast list" of featured shows or view them by channel; catch full episodes of some CBS and The CW shows; and create a list of favorite shows, channels and topics.
Beast Brings Retro Monster Crushing to iPhone
Beast, a remake of a 1984 DOS game, seeks to capture some of the retro game love flowing from the App Store. Games like Candy Wars have shown that it isn’t just the console ports that are grabbing all the attention. Unfortunately, Beast is a bit too buggy to live up to the hype. A few freeze-ups while playing the game keep it from living up to the promised potential.
Want to Know Where to Eat? GoodFood Might Help
GoodFood - Good food is something anyone can appreciate and knowing where to go to find it is always a help. If you’re not afraid to try some place new on the recommendation of total strangers or you have a reputation for knowing the best places to eat and are willing to share with others, then GoodFood by Goodrec is a handy little app you can download for free to find recommended restaurants near you.
GottaGet: Shopping List Helps You Bring Home the Bacon
GottaGet, from RaddOnline, is the latest shopping list maker/keeper to find shelf space in the App Store. When I go grocery shopping, I get as dizzy as a roofer with vertigo. I gotta remember to get this, I gotta remember to get that, and when I get home, I gotta go back because I forgotta something.
Keeper: Encrypt the Data on Your iPhone
Common sense should tell you that it's risky storing highly sensitive data such as login IDs and credit card numbers on your iPhone or iPod touch, but if you insist, the best option I've found thus far is Callpod's Keeper.
Gemmed! Lite Sparkles in the Match-Three Genre
Gemmed! Lite by Wasted Pixel is an iPhone app that caught me by surprise. When I first got this app, I wasn’t expecting much. I previously played similar match-three games on other phones. I played those games to death and frankly became burned out with these types of puzzle games. As soon as I started Gemmed! Lite I immediately perked up.
TMZ Takes on the iPhone with Even More Up-to-the-Minute Gossip
TMZ has become one of the go-to sites for entertainment news. The gossip kind of course, and they’re pretty darn good at it getting it to you and fast! The tabloid site has officially released it's iPhone application to give Hollywood's voyeurs the type of details that will make you ooh, ah and blush over your favorite celebrities — anywhere, anytime of the day from your handset.
USA Today Headlines Newspapers Apps in the App Store
USA Today has come a long way since it was launched in 1982 with the aim of becoming a national newspaper. Love it or hate it, "McPaper," as it was once called by some detractors, USA Today's app proves its still on top of the newspaper business.
Big Fun Racing is Missing the Fun
Big Fun Racing is an interesting title for a game. Not in the sense that the title itself is particularly unique, but rather, the guys at Decane are essentially declaring that this game is a great racer.
Newton's Cradle: Business-Savvy Bodies in Motion
The original Newton's Cradle is a series of metal balls, usually five, hung within a frame by wires or rods that demonstrates the Laws of Conservation of Momentum and Energy.
Working the devise is simple, just pull one of the end balls away from the rest and then let it go.
Chicktionary is an Eggcellent Word-Making Text Game
I have a thing for chickens. I admit it. Word games make me a little crazy, but chickens? I love them. Chicktionary is an excellent text-twisting game with darn cute cartoon chickens who cluck, flap their wings, toss feathers and make encouraging chicken noises as you play.
TED Talks, Illuminates and Inspires
TED - If you're looking to be inspired and informed by a community of CEOs, scientists, designers, intellectuals and several other people with big ideas, download the free app TED. It's an app that will plug your brain into audio discussions and videos from the esteemed annual TED conference.