Tag Archives: iPod Touch Apps

Top 5 Halloween Apps For iPhone/iPad

Halloween is about kids wearing scary costumes, trick-or-treating people, jack-o-lanterns, bonfires, attending parties wearing wacky costumes, watching horror movies etcetera. Now that Halloween is almost here, we list out the top 5 Halloween applications for your , and to get you into the spirit of Halloween on your iDevice.halloween_Costume

Also Read: Halloween Apps, Themes and Ringtones for Android

#5 Costume Ideas Halloween: Need to attend a Halloween party but confused what to wear? Confused what your kids should wear for that yearly Halloween party? Then Costume Ideas Halloween is the perfect application for you. The application suggests you what to wear every time you shake your iPhone/iPod Touch. The application also has some spooky sound effects for that Halloween feel. The application also suggests where you might find the Halloween costume the app just suggested you. Download this application from the iTunes App Store for $0.99.

#4 Halloween Sound Box: So you will be playing a spooky prank on your friend but can’t find some spooky tunes? The Halloween Sound Box application comes to your rescue then. The app contains 16 spooky Halloween tunes to fulfill all your scary’ requirements. Download the application from the App Store for free.

#3 Halloween Sniper: Halloween is all about ghosts, zombies and other Halloween monsters. Fulfill all your dreams of killing all these Halloween Monsters by playing the Halloween Sniper HD game on your iPad. Who will win this battle between you and Halloween? Buy the app for $0.99 from the App Store and find out the answer.

More Halloween Goodies: 10 Spooky Halloween Screensavers | 25 Places to Get Creepy Halloween Wallpapers

HootSuite For iPhone and Android Free On October 13

HootSuite is a popular client which allows you to manage your Twitter accounts and allow multiple users to access and post to them.

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In addition to that web interface, HootSuite also has an app for the , and . However, the is paid which might deter using from buying it. However, if you haven’t bought the app because of the $2.99 price, here is your chance to get it free.

According to an announcement on the official HootSuite blog, HootSuite for iPhone and HootSuite for will be available for free on October 13, 2010. Users will be able to view Ow.ly clickthrough stats for your links, manage more than three social networks, and enjoy all the benefits of the full version of HootSuite mobile.

Download HootSuite for iPhone and HootSuite for Android free on October 13.

Apple’s Changes App Store Policies, Still Allows Apps That Guess Bra Sizes

Apple’s App Store policies are notorious at its best, with apps being rejected for weird reasons and several new apps being included which should not have been there at all.

Today, Apple announced a change to their App store policy where they now allow developers to use development tools of their choice to create apps, instead of restricting them to tools only Apple provides as long as the apps do not download any code.

Fits BRA Size Apps

Earlier this year, Apple had changed its App store policy to not accept Overtly sexual apps, but they let through a Playboy app though. Just today, I got a press release for a new app which of all, allows you to check a Women’s Bra size by clicking a picture of them. Now, isn’t that derogatory to women, would that app now mean that people go around clicking pictures of women to just know their bra size?

Agreed that the people who developed the app wanted it to be used by the women themselves,  but what the hell, think about the misuse this app would entail. I won’t link to the App here, but if you are curious search the app store for FITS.

Do you think that the App Store policies are anywhere near being transparent? What would you suggest Apple to change with regards to the App Store policies? Give us your views through your comments.

Clipboard Manager for iPhone/iPod Touch

Apple had introduced a much needed copy-paste feature in iOS a long time back. It allowed users to copy and paste text among multiple applications.

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However, what if you want to copy multiple text and then paste it in another application? Will you switch between both of them over and over again to copy and paste text? Well, if that sounds like an hassle to you, there is an app for that.

The Clipboard Manager and History app for and allows users to copy clipboard items and save them permanently in a database, send the note by email, copy it again to system clipboard, open in Safari and copy to the image gallery.

The best part of the Clipboard Manager and History is that it will store the copied data in a database, allowing you quick access to the copied text.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Clipboard Manager and History is definitely a worthy application to add to your iPhone or iPod Touch. It will definitely come in handy when you want to store some text for a long time and paste it across multiple applications.

The only problem I saw with the app is that it does not support multi-tasking in which makes it a bit tougher to copy paste multiple text in applications.

Clipboard Manager usually sells for 99c, but is free for a short period of time. You can download it from iTunes store.

Ratings: 3/5

Top 5 Mobile Travel Apps For Labor Day Weekend

A long weekend is coming up this week and many people might take short trips across the United States during the Labor Day weekend. Grip’d.com, a company who develop web and apps have spent several months testing various apps on different platforms like iPhone, Blackberry and to come up with top 5 travel apps.

If you are planning a getaway this weekend, or in future, make sure to install these apps which are highly recommended by the folks at Grip’d.com.

WeatherBug

WeatherBug Mobile App

No matter whether you are travelling long distance or just a commute to work, knowing what the weather would be like plays an important factor on how you plan your travel.

WeatherBug provides users with the simplicity of Apple’s Weather app, but with a few extras for your phone. It’s the largest network of professional weather stations in the US and is the only source for truly live, local weather.

WeatherBug is available as a free download for several mobile platforms including iPhone, , Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Nokia. Download it from here.

BePut

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BePut enables users to share their whereabouts with people they want to find them. Users simply use the application to locate their exact position and with a touch of a button, have the opportunity to send an email or text message to the desired recipient with their exact location. The recipient gets a special FindMe Key which is secure. The only guaranteed way to not get lost.

BePut is available as a download for iPhone and iPod Touch and costs 99c. You can download it from here.

Car Care & Roadside Emergencies

Roadside Emergencies App

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate it when things don’t go according to the plan. You have this important presentation, and you end up with a flat tire in an express way. Or maybe you are trying to get home from a concert, and your car doesn’t start up. These situations happen all the time, and they usually tend to happen when you expect them the least. Now some of us have a knack for breaking and fixing things as far as cars are concerned.

The Car Car & Roadside Emergencies app for iPhone and iPod Touch has instructions for several common problems you might face on a road trip, the step by step instructions make it easier to figure out what to do, so that you can quickly get it done and be on your way. Car Care & Roadside Emergencies can be downloaded from the App store and cost 99c. App Store link.

Waze

Waze Social Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Waze is a social mobile application that enables drivers to build and use real-time road intelligence. The service includes constantly-updated road maps, alerts on traffic and accidents, and data providing users with the fastest route to get to wherever they need to go. Map and traffic updates are automatically collected and generated as users drive with Waze activated, but drivers can also actively report and update other users with what’s happening on the road.

Waze is available as a free download for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Symbian. You can download it from http://www.waze.com/.

Shazam

In the car for hours and can’t figure out the song playing on the radio? When you hear a song and wonder what it is, Shazam is there with the answer. Hold your iPhone to the music and within seconds Shazam will tell you the artist and track name. You can even download the song through iTunes on your iPhone.

Shazam is available for various platforms and can be download from http://www.shazam.com/.

These are some of the apps which will make travel a bit easier for you. Do you prefer to use other apps while you are travelling? Do share them with us and our readers.

Download Paid iPhone Apps, iPod Touch Apps, iPad Apps For Free

Owning an , or is incomplete without the numerous useful apps available in the Apple app store. However, not all of the apps available out there are free of cost, and you might have to shell out a decent amount of money to get your hands on some useful apps and addicting games.

Free iPhone Apps and Games

I have owned my iPod Touch for quite a lot of time now and have more than 250 apps and games installed on it, most of the apps I have installed are paid apps which I have downloaded for free, well not illegally though. So how did I do it? Well by keeping an eye on price drops and free apps available every day.

So do you want to install paid ,   and for free? Well, here are some places where you can find free paid apps.

App Shopper

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App Shopper which I had written about in the past is a website which tracks price drops and new apps in the app store. This is a one stop solution for finding paid apps which go free for a short period of time.

If you visit this website daily, you will find a lot of paid apps and paid games which are free and can download it to your iTunes account. This is definitely one of the best way to download apps whose price has dropped. Visit it at http://appshopper.com

Open Feint Free Games

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Open Feint is one of the biggest game tracking and socializing platform for iPhone games. However, in addition to adding the social network twist to your games, Open Feint also offers one free game everyday through their Game Spotlight program.

You can either find new free games by visiting http://openfeint.com or downloading their Game Spotlight iPhone App from here which will allow you to track paid games which go free on your iDevice.

Free App A Day

Free App A Day or FAAD as it is called ties up with several apps and games developers to offer a free app a day, you can download the app to your iDevice and use it for free. There are lot of interesting apps and games which can be downloaded for free from this website. Visit it at http://www.freeappaday.com/.

There are many more options to find paid apps which can be downloaded for free, but trust me you won’t need anything else than these three websites to fill up your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with some cool games and apps for FREE.

Install AppSync 4.0 on iOS 4 for .IPA Files on iPhone/iPod Touch

If you have an jailbroken iPhone or jailbroken iPod Touch running or iOS 4.0.1 you will not be able to install apps using .ipa files. AppSync is a Cydia app which patches the Mobile Installation file on iOS allowing users to install .ipa files manually without having to use iTunes.

Cydia Sources

However, the older version of AppSync will not work on iOS 4 and you will have to install AppSync 4.0 on your or in order to directly install .ipa files on the device. You will need to add a new repository to Cydia in order for this to work, learn how to add new repository to Cydia.

To install AppSync 4.0 on your jailbroken iPhone or jailbroken iPod Touch, start Cydia and click on the “Manage” tab on the bottom. Now click the “Edit” button and then click on the “Add” button. This should bring up a screen where you can add a new repository to Cydia.

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Enter http://cydia.hackulo.us in the textbox provided and click on the “Add Source” button. Now go back to Cydia and click the “Search” button at the bottom and search for “AppSync”, from the available options select “AppSync for OS 4.0″ and Install it.

That’s it you will now be able to install .IPA files to your iPhone or iPod Touch without having to use iTunes, please remember that you will need to jailbreak iPhone before you can install AppSync.

Firefox Home Approved For iPhone

Here is some good news for Firefox users, Apple has approved the Firefox Home app for the and . Firefox Home is an app which will sync your browsing session on your desktop and the iPhone.

Firefox home is a browsing session syncing application for the iPhone OS. This app is based on Firefox Sync and allows access to the last browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs. This serves as an excellent session manager for web browsing and the fact that it is available anywhere makes you feel at home, so the name.

Firefox Home was submitted to the App store at the beginning of this month and was approved within 15 days, which shows that Apple is now opening up to Mozilla after they earlier allowed the Opera app on the app store. However, Mozilla is not planning to create the Firefox browser for the iPhone.

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Firefox Home will sync your Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs, just as you had left them on your desktop computer. Unlike Firefox which is built on Gecko, Firefox Home is built on Webkit which might have worked out in favor of Mozilla. You can download the Firefox Home app for free for the iPhone or iPod Touch from here. More info at the Official Mozilla blog.

Nimbuzz For iPhone Updated With iOS 4 Support

Nimbuzz, the popular multi-protocol Instant messaging and social networking client for desktops and mobile devices has been updated for the platform to take advantage of the new multitasking feature in .

Nimbuzz iOS 4 iPhone App

Nimbuzz for iPhone has been updated to support multitasking in the new . This new update allows you to continue to run Nimbuzz in the background while you play music, watch movies or check your email. Nimbuzz will also allow you to answer calls while the app runs in the background and also while navigating through other apps on your iPhone.

The new Nimbuzz app also supports fast app switching and fast push notifications. Another interesting feature in the new app is the addition of calling rates to the screen whenever you dial a number. This feature will allow you to view the call rate you will pay per minute before placing a call using NimbuzzOut.

The latest Nimbuzz app can be downloaded for free from the app store and can also be used on the . You can also download the app to iTunes by following this link.

Watch Indian TV Channels Free on iPhone/iPod Touch

We have told you about several ways to watch free Indian television online, free Bollywood movies online, free Hollywood movies online and more ways to watch Bollywood and Indian content online, however, what if you want to watch Indian television on your or ? Well there is an app for that.

YuppTV is an iPhone app which will allow you to watch Indian TV channels free on your iPhone or iPod Touch. YuppTV offers a host of entertainment and news channels from India to users across the world.

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Once you have downloaded the app to your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can browse the channels and watch videos using your internet or 3G connection, making it easier to catch up Indian sitcoms and news on the go.

The YuppTV app is free for users across the world, you can download it for iPhone or iPod Touch by visiting this iTunes link.