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.
Prank Box: Hearing Test is Low Brow Fun for the Punk'd Crowd
If you think that you are the next Ashton Kutcher and want to punk all your friends, then Prank Box: Hearing Test is perfect for you.
Designed for the truly immature, the app starts out with a seemingly innocent hearing test but then ends with a bang that should startle anyone who tries it out.
Night Vision Amplifies the Light at Night
As you might suspect from its title, Night Vision is intended to enhance the details of objects in photos taken in low-light. The app maps the image to a green spectrum, evidently the most sensitive spectrum for the eye can see. At least that's how Satchkov explains it. If you've ever seen images viewed through night vision goggles, you'll get the idea.
Artisan Has Less Artistic Control, More Random Accident
Artisan is another artistic app for iPhone and iPod Touch that allows you to manipulate colored particles of light on your screen into swirls of varying color, shape, and transparency. Similar to the developer’s other app, Spawn Illuminati and along the same lines, though less sophisticated than Pixi, Artisan is a basic touch screen canvas with an instruction menu that allows you to create custom designs.
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.
FingerMingle Shows Promise, but Not Cool Enough to Break the Ice Yet
I remember when dating used to be simple. Considering that I’m a guy, it was my job to deliver a good time while being a perfect gentleman. That part was easy enough as several articles and books have been written for guys that are clueless in matters of love and relationships.
iSteam Lets You Make Steamy Art
When I first bought my iPhone, the most common question people asked me besides “How much is your monthly bill” was “Have you seen iBeer?” Silly and useless, yes, but people love iBeer.
PocketArnold Provides Riotous Fun!
PocketArnold - I’ll admit that I’m a huge Arnold Schwarzenegger fan. Not so much from his current role as the governor of my state of “Kah-lee-foh-neea,” but rather, the many years of mindless action movies featuring his classic one-liners.
Get Lost in Anonymous Conversations on a Distant Shore
Getting lost in anonymous conversations or just expressing random thoughts is the premise behind the entertainment app Distant Shore.
Brought to us courtesy of The Blimp Pilots, the developers behind Koi Pond, Distant Shore puts a new spin on social networking.
Speechify Speaks but There's Little Point to Listening
If 22nd Century Software's Speechify speaks, will anyone listen? I'm not sure.
Speechify is an app for the iPhone and iTouch that translates text into speech. Its voice quality is not quite as good as say, one of those talking greeting cards.
MacPhun's ArtCamera Tries to Paint Your Pics Like the Masters
Would you like to add a painterly effect to your photos? ArtCamera, from MacPhun, enables you to imitate the styles of famous artists such as Warhol, Picasso and Monet. Or at least that's the idea.
Metamenu Remote Contols Your Mac or PC DVD Player
Metabeam's Metamenu Remote for DVDs does two things, both of them well, but determining if the app is right for you mainly depends on whether you want to watch DVDs on your desktop, as well as the DVD player software you have.
VLC Remote Puts Your Media in the Palm of Your Hand
If you're interested in remote controlling the audio and video stored on your desktop or home server, you'll want to check out Hobbyist software's VLC Remote as an alternative to Apple's Remote app, especially if you have a Linux machine.
You Could Do 100s of Things With 100 Sounds
100Sounds - What would you do with a soundboard in your pocket? Wake up your sleeping roommate? Confuse your dog? Shake up a meeting at the office? There really is an endless list of obnoxious, pointlessly fun possibilities.
The Flakery: Creating Virtual Snowflakes is Pretty Cool
I live in New York. For the the first 26 years of my life, I lived in Florida, but now I live in New York. And New York? Is cold. So, to be totally honest, I'm really kind of over snow. And because of that, I should probably hate The Flakery, an application created by Paul Maciorowski that allows users to create virtual paper snowflakes.
Television App Brings TV to the iPhone — Not Quite
Television from Makayama is not exactly television. This iPhone app is a video aggregator showing pre-recorded clips and podcasts, most of which are already available on the web. The Television app requires WiFi and will not work on the 3G cellular network.