Tag Archives: iPod Touch Apps

Bing App Available for iPhone, Looks Pretty Good

Microsoft has just released the Bing app for iPhone and iPod Touch. At first I was not that excited to download the app, however after using it for a while I really liked it.

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Bing for iPhone has the same feel as the website and uses a background image. There are options to search the web, images, movies, maps, businesses, news and directions. The web search has auto-complete which refreshes as you type. Though there is not much difference between the web results and the app.

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The image search once again is a treat to the eye as you can see from the screenshot above. When you launch the image search you will see some pre-loaded image searches based on the Bing background of the day, clicking on one should take you to the image search gallery.

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I tried out a direction search and found it to be pretty useful as it provided with both driving and walking directions. I didn’t try out the Maps much. The app has an option to automatically detect your current location if you allow it to, which can allow you to customize your searches based on your location. The movies search is decent too and displays the latest movies playing near you based on your location.

Overall the Bing app for iPhone provides you with a really nice experience and is worth downloading. The app is available for download free of cost from the app store. iTunes link.

Tip: Techmeme

iPhone/iPod Touch Apps and Games Price Drops for Today

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iPhone Apps Price Drops

Handy Converter A handy unit and currency converter app for iPhone. Was $1.99. iTunes link.

Notifications Notifications is an iPhone app that acts as a client for the Apple Push Notification Service. Was $2.99. iTunes link.

Dual Digital ZOOM – Dual Zoom is a hand held magnifying glass which helps you to read small characters or see enlarged versions of small images. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

iPhone Games Price Drops

NYTimes Crossword – The only mobile crosswords application officially licensed by The New York Times. Was $1.99. iTunes link.

Libra Balance – Libra Balance is a 3D balance puzzler with stunning graphics and accurate physics simulation. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

Metal Tri-Peaks A fast paced Solitaire game. Was $0.99, free for today only. iTunes link.

Balcassa – Balcassa is a fiendishly addictive cross between a slider puzzle and a Rubik’s Cube. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

Flight Before Christmas – Fly through the night in Santa’s sleigh and direct your team of reindeer to deliver presents to the sleeping occupants in the houses below. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

Price Drop hat tip to App Shopper

iPhone/iPod Touch Apps and Games Price Drops for Today

Paid apps and games for iPhone and iPod Touch which are free for today or a short time. Download as soon as you can.

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iPhone/iPod Touch Apps Price Drops

Private Video Password protect videos on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

Ping iPhone to iPhone messaging made easy. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

Cyclic Dial Keep dialing a number repeatedly if you get a engage tone. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

iPhone/iPod Touch Games Price Drops

Crazy Car Race along in this crazy car game. Was $0.99, free for today only. iTunes link.

Boxi Drag boxes around to form similar boxes. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

Form Navigate a ball from one pipe to another in this Puzzle Game. Was $0.99, free for holiday season. iTunes link.

Elf Guide your Elf through the Wintry heavens in this game. Was $0.99, free for today only. iTunes link.

BoXiKoN A popular Mac puzzle game now available for iPhone and iPod Touch. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

GravBall A fast paced, pick-up-and-play game. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

iGangster Rule the streets of your city with this Gangster game. Was $1.99, free for one week. iTunes link.

Uspi Runner – Guide the snail to the top of the screen dodging the butterflies, bombs and monsters. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

Ultimate Reversi A strategic board game. Was $0.99. iTunes link.

Price Drop hat tip to App Shopper

Free Google Reader App for iPhone

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Google does not have a dedicated Google reader app for the iPhone, however you can download the iGReader app for Free and sync up with your Google Reader account.

The iGReader apps allows you to read feeds on your iPhone or iPod Touch and syncs with your Google Reader account so that you can stay up-to-date on the go. You can also categorize your feeds, delete subscriptions and search for new ones using the app.

iGReader iTunes link

µTorrent Web UI for iPhone

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uTorrent users have an option to control the torrents and downloads through a web interface. However, the interface does not display very well on an iPhone or iPod touch. uTorrent Web UI for iPhone is a application which will give you a familiar look and feel when you manage uTorrent from your iPhone or iPod Touch.

The uTorrent app provides you with a handy dashboard to browse active, downloading and complete torrents along with displaying the torrents by status. You can also stop, start, pause, resume and force start the torrents. If you have finished downloading torrents you can remove the torrents using the Web UI for iPhone.

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Keep Track of iPhone Apps and Price Drops at App Shopper

iTunes provides users with a good enough app store to browse and download or buy apps. You can also do browse the app store in a web browser, however the app store does not usually promote good deals and price drops on the iPhone and iPod Touch apps. App Shopper is iPhone/iPod Touch App gallery which is much better than the iTunes store.

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When you visit App Shopper, you will instantly see popular apps and can browse through the archives. However, App Shopper also clearly marks out Price drops and apps which figure in the top 100, so that you can quickly take advantages of deals thrown in by app developers.

App Shopper also allows you to create an account on the site and add apps to your wish list. Once you add an app to your wish list, you will automatically receive an email whenever there is a price drop for the app.

Techie Buzz Verdict

App Shopper is a pretty good option to find new iPhone apps and track price drops on your favorite ones. They also offer users RSS feeds to keep track of the apps from the comfort of their RSS feeds.

Ratings: 3.5/5 (Very Good)