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.
Access2Go: Celebrity News and Entertainment in a Great Package
With Access2Go, NBC Universal brings its entertainment news show Access Hollywood the iPhone. NBC Universal hasn’t left a visual stone unturned with Access2Go, and it's all organized brilliantly.
Jiyuka: Say It With Flowers
Jiyuka - Sometimes, nature and technology are just not meant to collide. However, at other times, the result can be quite beautiful. Jiyuka, created by Wolfgang Steiner, is described on iTunes as "a modern form of Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement."
And, well, that is what Jiyuka is.
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.
iBlow! Entertainment App Visually "Pops"
With or without a snicker or two, once you get past the iBlow! name you will discover it’s a virtual bubble blowing app designed to show off all the useful features of the iPhone in yet another pointless but purportedly entertaining way.
Pharce: Pictures Worth More Than A Thousand Words
Pharce - Sometimes I look at pictures on my iPhone and think "if only I could animate the mouth somehow and make this photo speak."
OK, that's not true. But now that I have Pharce, I can't help but wonder why I never thought that.
iPity: Mr. T Sound Clips Give the Fans What They Want
With more 60 sound clips from the legendary Mr. T, iPity will have you rolling on the floor or at least enjoying a nostalgic chuckle.
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.