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.
¡Cinco! The Countdown to Cinco de Mayo Has Begun
Cinco de Mayo is about a month away so it's time to start the countdown to the well-known Mexican holiday with ¡Cinco!, from developer Chunky Chicken Apps.
Launch ¡Cinco! and you'll immediately see the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds to Cinco de Mayo (May 5).
MouthOff: Try One On and Mask Your Face With Animated Lips
MouthOff - There are some iPhone apps that are beautifully designed. There are some that are incredibly helpful. There are some that are awesomely fun games. And then there are some applications that seem mostly to have been made to allow me to annoy my boyfriend.
Love Crush: She Loves it, She Loves it Not
Love Crush - When is the last time that you plucked the petals off a flower one by one, reciting aloud, “she/he loves me, she/he loves me not?” Back in the day, I used a real flower, complete with real petals.
WeirdFacts: You Had Me At "Frogs don't drink water"
Like that kid from Jerry Maguire, the precocious application WeirdFacts, by Jens Beuckenhauer, volunteers odd facts for the iPhone user's amusement. A Random Fact button at the bottom generates hundreds of weird facts on a notepad on the screen.
Babelgum Go's Streaming Video Clips Entertain, but Up to a Point
Babelgum Go, by Babelgum, is the latest free video player to hit the spotlight. Babelgum Go gives you access to thousands (I'm going by what the company says in its app description) of videos from around the world.
iWingman - Pickup Lines Generator is a Funny Companion for Finding a Date
If the iPhone has become our eternal digital companion, helping us with everything from our hobbies, finances and humor, why can’t it be our wingman? Maybe it can. iWingman is an interactive pick-up line app. iWingman is your very own buddy, there to aid you in trying to get the woman of your dreams. Think Swingers & Wedding Crashers but less cool. What the app does have is charm.
TigerBeat3D is a Sidekick to This Month's Issue
TigerBeat3D is a sidekick app that goes along with this month’s issue of Tiger Beat Magazine, which, for all you post-adolescent readers, is like a cross between People Magazine and Star Magazine for kids.
PopOff Supplies More Sounds for Popping Off
While I truly do not understand the fascination with sound effect apps, PopOff is yet another sound app with a name that implying its purpose — it's a collection of random sounds you can “pop off.” Though I prefer to use my device for productivity, gaming, and music entertainment, I alone do not make up the entire populous of iPhone/iPod touch users and there are plenty of users who enjoy the ability to have random sound effects at their finger tips.
Monsters vs. Aliens App: Free vs. Paid Version
If you have kids, then you are probably more than aware of the latest Dreamworks Animation movie, Monsters vs. Aliens, about to hit theaters. The movie is an animated comedy, featuring the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen, about a girl who turns into a giant and teams up with a secret compound of good monsters to battle evil aliens and save the day.
Photos of Fire App Will Not Make You Hot
Photos of Fire by Rogue Team is one of those apps about which there is not much to say. You take a photo. You make it look like the photo is burning. Repeat.
Photos of Fire simulates flames on your iPhone's screen.
American Idol Season 8 Exclusive Videos: THIS...is American Idol for iPhone
As someone who's watched American Idol more-or-less obsessively since its first season, I must admit I feel extremely well-qualified to discuss the American Idol Season 8 Exclusive Video app offered by The Zumobi Network.
What Would Jesus Say?
New app What Would Jesus Say? from Vertigo Games is just plain silly. The user is presented with a cartoon Jesus, who for some reason lacks pupils and appears to be wearing a bath robe.
In this version Jesus has been reduced to a speaking toy that talks on command.
St. Patrick's Phrasebook Festive Looking but Not that Helpful
Not so much a book as maybe a pamphlet, St. Patrick’s Phrasebook by Subsonic iPhone Apps provides iPhone/iTouch users with audio pronunciations of “essential Irish Gaelic phrases” that may come in handy this St.
VooDude Does Korny
VooDude - I'm a petty person. If one could say I get a thrill from winning, it'd be with ease that one could go a step further and say that revenge actually brings me a perverse pleasure. As such, I reveled in the opportunity to exact revenge via Aspyr Media's VooDude application.
iGossip Delivers the Dish on Celebrity News, but Needs an Extreme Makeover
Gossip junkies around the globe are getting their fill more often and much faster from some fun new apps. iGossip gives you the dish on all of your favorite celebrity happenings from the some of the most popular celebrity gossip websites like TMZ, Perez Hilton, Gossip Girls, US Weekly, E!