Entertainment apps range from the silly to the sublime. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Entertainment Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for today’s news and reviews of entertainment applications for iOS devices.
Relax and Grow a Tree with iBonsai
How do you fare with houseplants? With iBonsai from Brainpower Labs, you do not have to worry. iBonsai allows you to watch beautiful, unique bonsai trees grow in a meditative manner before your eyes.
Create Poetic Visual Art with Type Drawing
While there are a slew of iPhone apps that give you the opportunity to be creative, and it is more unusual for an app to allow for creativity on multiple levels. Type Drawing does just that: it allows you to write and draw, combining the two to make captivating visual art.
Emergency Radio Vs. Police Scanner: Cops Unedited
1 Adam 12 see the woman at 1242 Hauser St. prowler complaint. Handle this call code 2;
And so began my fascination with police shows and police radio jargon. Shortly thereafter I was listening intently to my father’s police scanner of the happenings all over southern California.
LottoFetch Works Great for a Narrow Audience
Every time I buy a lottery ticket, I start dreaming about how I am going to spend my 25 million dollars only to have my hopes shattered when my numbers are not drawn. In order to avoid that painful disappointment, I do not play the lottery often.
E! Online Gets Gossip App Right
Gossip gangsters unite! There is a new entertainment news app floating around in the App Store. E! Online is the new app from E! Entertainment that handles all your entertainment news needs.
Movies Now! Free May Be Another Movie Giant App
Movies Now! Free - If all the available free movie apps we've reviewed to date were in a head to head competition, the last standing would likely be Movies by Flixster, Fandango and this app, Movies Now!
Squeeze Some Photo Fun out of Squeeze it
If you like fun little apps that let you play with pictures, then check out Squeeze it by Longneck. Similar to Face Melter, Squeeze it is a face deformer and wobble app that is surprisingly easy to use.
Elvis Mobile is all Shook Up
If you’re a fan of the Elvis.com site, you’ll like the Elvis Mobile app. However, it you’re a fan of Elvis, then you might not find the Elvis Mobile app as appealing.
Elvis Mobile is a direct link to Elvis.com, the site run by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
F-MyLife: On The Go Pick Me Up
F-MyLife - If you’re ever having one of those days that has you staring into space thinking your life sucks; You have a few options, either do something to improve your day or tap into the F-MyLife iPhone app by enormego and enjoy the dreadful accounts of people whose days are going far worse than yours.
Tiny Violin: Use Your iPhone for Sympathetic Strumming
Playing the world’s smallest violin using your thumb and forefinger is so old school now that the Tiny Violin iPhone app by Brian Gorby is available. Tiny Violin actually adds the sound to your snarky attempts of condolence or joy towards someone.
iFlush- Swoosh Those Troubles Down The Drain
iFlush - Ever walk away from someone thinking, that dude’s full of crap? Next time, whip out your iPhone and take a quick snapshot of him and let the iFlush iPhone app by Elimination Systems bring a smile back to your face.
Oh My Girl Offers Fake Calls for a (Mood) Swingin' Good Time
I’ve had my share of crazy messages left on my voicemail by girlfriends over the years, some I wished I would have saved and some so scary I was almost afraid to delete for fear that pressing the delete option would cause some sort of nuclear disaster. Apparently the people over at Mac Killer Apps have more intestinal fortitude than I do.
SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch Puts Your TV in Hand
The long-awaited SlingPlayer Mobile for Sling Media’s SOLO, PRO and PRO-HD TV set-top boxes finally made its grand appearance in the App Store on Wednesday.
If you aren’t an owner of one of Sling Media’s set-top boxes, here’s what they do: Plug in your Sling Media black box into your cable or satellite box and you can “sling” your TV programming to your desktop or laptop from anywhere there’s an Internet connection.
Tubulous Is An Intriguing Idea...That I'm Not Sold On
Tubulous Global Social Podcasting - I’m usually up on all the latest trends pertaining to the nebulous “Web 2.0” movement, but the team over at Interlacia has got my attention with their debut application for the iPhone.
Flower Garden's A Satisfying Alternative to the Real Thing
I always joke that I can’t have kids, because I can barely keep a plant alive. Well, with Flower Garden by Snappy Touch, my virtual green thumb is put to the test. Luckily, the results are worth the effort, and even if i kill a plant or two, at least I’m not left with a dried-out, messy pot of dirt. Let’s call it a win-win.