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Mission Zero: Be An Environmental Hero
Would-be environmental heroes, your time has come. Mission Zero - Sustainability News, created by digital scientists, is a companion iPhone app for MissionZero.org. The goal of MissionZero.org (and by extension, this application) is to inform and energize users about small changes they can make, or actions they can take, to rise up, help conserve the environment and, ultimately, "get to zero environmental footprint" — hence the name.
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.
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.
Track Obama's Approval With Change
With Barack Obama now sworn in as president it is time for some serious opinion poll watching. If you are an Obama fan or a political junkie, this is a great app for keeping your finger on the pulse of what others feel about the 44th president.
Lifehack App is a Simplified Clone of Lifehack.org Web site
Lifehack.org is a website dedicated providing articles detailing how to get things done quickly. As far as their app goes, it does quite the opposite. If you are a follower of Lifehack.org (the Web site) then you will probably want to check out Lifehack (the app) by Stepcase Limited.
NewsRack Delivers Info to the Palm of Your Hand
For those who like their news in the palm of their hand Newsstand will deliver the goods. Newsstand is an RSS reader app that offers up the news from a chosen list of sites or feeds. It displays the information in both portrait and landscape view. It couldn’t be easier to set up. Just choose the sites that you visit frequently and save them to the app. Edit the names of the feeds you’d like to place in the app and create folders to keep everything organized.
NYT App Takes All the News that's Fit to Print Offline
You would be hard pressed to find a more esteemed newspaper anywhere in the world than The New York Times. Since 1918, the NYT has won 98 Pulitzer Prizes, far more than any other U.S. newspaper. When the venerable newspaper released its free, ad-supported NYTimes app, it quickly found a receptive audience.
Mobile News Network Feeds You AP News on the Run
There are so many ways to get your daily news fix on the iPhone, it's getting increasingly harder to decide how to get the facts. If you want AP news, and only AP news, the AP's Mobile News Network is hard to beat.
Byline - A Google Reader RSS Client for iPhone
One of the apps that we completely missed on launch was Byline, an RSS reader that syncs with Google Reader (see video tour here). We thank Felix Sheng for this insightful review of Byline. You can find Felix's original blog entry here.
Electoral Map a Toss-Up
Electoral Map is a pretty straightforward application that lets you track the US presidential election with up-to-date polls by state on a map. By clicking on the info button, you can see the underlying data and sort it by state, polling date, and size of lead for either candidate.
Obama '08 - The Campaign comes to the iPhone
Political grassroots campaigning has found a new meaning in the internet age and a new app by Obama for America includes the iPhone in the equation. With Apple's iPhone sales being higher than anyone expected and the app store being a success, this free app comes at a good time.
Shovel is Digg for the iPhone
Shovel is an app that lists the top stories from the Digg news service on your iPhone. It is run by a seperate company (not Digg itself), which makes it somewhat likely Digg will shut it down somewhere in the near future.
NetNewsWire is NewsGator for iPhone
NetNewsWire has an unfortunate name. It doesn't sound like an RSS reader, and there is no connection between its name and its parent, the well known (and liked) NewsGator RSS service. However, the product is solid, and currrently the best choice for an RSS reader on iPhone until Google Reader completes its iPhone port.