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Top 10 iPhone apps

Apps for iPhone have really changed the way we interact with the device. Without Apps, the iPhone is like a Lemonade without Lemon.

So here are 10 of our favorite apps which we highly recommend.

#10 – Flixster – Crazy about movies, want to get showtimes, watch trailers then this app is for you. Flixster is a great way to catch up with all your favorite movies. You could sign in via your Facebook account and rate movies and leave comments. You could post a review of a movie on your Facebook wall, check out the upcoming movies, browse movie by genre, get latest showtimes and movies playing near you. This app is totally unique.

Features – 9/10
Performance – 8/10 (lags a bit)
Price – Free

#9 – Mini piano – Though this app isn’t loaded with features but it does what its best at – you guessed it ,playing the piano. You get a mini piano for the iPhone and you could play it. As the iPhone supports Multi-Touch , you could even play chords and press multiple keys at a time. A lacking feature is that it doesn’t provide learning lessons.

Features – 7/10
Performance – 9/10
Price – Free

#8 – BackGrounds – Personalize your iPhone with this app to your hearts content. Actually not that much because Apple ,as we all know does not allow themes and stuff. But still you could at-least change the wallpaper of your Slide to Unlock screen. So this app does exactly that. With loads and loads of wallpapers available you could personalize your iPhone. You got 36 categories to choose from.

Features – 9/10 ( ads do appear)
Performance – 9/10
Price – Free

#7 – Wolfram Alpha – A web-app with a neat interface. The technology is completely unique and is optimized for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It includes a special notation keyboard, customized iPhone output, editable history, and integration with maps and other iPhone services. The additional keyboard is full of mathematical inputs and symbols which makes it better for the iPhone/iPod Touch. The app is necessary for Wolfram Alpha users because if you go to the site from Safari on your iPod Touch/iPhone you get the normal desktop view which is not suitable for the iPhone. The price is terrific and the only thing which lets it down.

Features – 9/10
Performance – 9/10
Price – $ 50 ( ha ha)

#6- Aardvark – Google recently brought Aardvark, a technology which they said they were impressed with. Aardvark is a place where you could ask questions and get answers within minutes from other users. A great way to interact and get your questions answered in less time. It even has an iPhone app with a slick interface and easy to use design. You could ask questions, answer them, log in via Facebook and much more. With Google with them it is bound to improve, so get to the App Store now and get it. It is better than Yahoo Answers. As soon as you receive answers for your questions, Aardvark sends you a push notification which makes it even fun to use.

Features – 10/10
Performance -9/10 ( lags a bit)
Price- FREE

#5 – iBeer – iBeer is a virtual beer drinking application by Hottrix. For kids you even have iMilk. You could tilt your iPhone screen and make it act as a beer glass. With 5 beers to choose from , this app is a bit of fun.

Performance – 10/10
Features – 10/10
Price – $2.99

#4 – – The best offline Dictionary ever. You could view the contents of the dictionary without even logging to the internet. It has features such as Word of the Day, Thesaurus and a complete dictionary.

Features- 10/10
Performance – 8/10
Price – FREE

#3 – WordPress- I must say, this is a must have app for site owner , blog designers and every one who owns a blog. You could post your posts from your iPhone, edit them , reply to comments, post new comments , approve comments and even add new pages. There are so many features. Why not go ahead and try it for yourself. It even works for blogs.

Features – 8/10 ( you cannot exclude pages from navigation)
Performance – 9/10
Price – FREE

#2 Tweetie – This is a Twitter client for iPhone users. I tested a lot of Twitter clients including Twitterific, TweetDeck but this one caught me. The interface is so very plain, simple and unique. You could slide your finger to reply to a tweet, mark it as favorite or check out the users profile. It has a new offline mode by which you could save tweets or add them to Instapaper and read them later. Shorten URLs, Translate tweets, link twitter contacts to iPhone contacts are some of its unique features.

Performance – 10/10
Features – 10/10
Price – $2.99

#1 – Plants vs Zombies – Oh, Truly the most addictive game on the iPhone/iPod Touch. Earlier the game was for the Mac and now it has been ported to the iPhone/iPod Touch. It is challenging, engrossing and awesome.It feels better on a touch screen. I really can’t describe it, it is so very good. A very great game and for $2.99, definitely a steal. It has been developed by PopCap and it is truly a revolutionary game.

PopCap has once again brought in the iPhone fever.

Features – 10/10
Performance – 10/10
Price – $2.99 ( Worth it)

If you feel that there was an app that should have been included in the list, please do leave behind a comment.

Picnik acquired by Google

Picnik, an online picture editing tool has been acquired by Google. The tool was awesome and was used by many. You could just select your pictures from Picasa, Flickr or Facebook and tweak it on the go.

This could be really helpful for Google Picasa as this would enhance editing options in Picasa . It could even be implemented on Google Image Search for say, if you wanted to quickly sharpen a picture, you could use this.

Picnik is really excited about the acquisition by Google and here’s what they’ve got to say :

And all this leads us to today’s exciting news: we’ve just been acquired by Google! What does this mean for Picnik? It means we can think BIG. Google processes petabytes of data every day, and with their worldwide infrastructure and world-class team, it is truly the best home we could have found. Under the Google roof we’ll reach more people than ever before, impacting more lives and making more photos more awesome.
What does this mean for you Picnikers? Nothing is changing right away, but Picnik now has more potential than ever before. The team that built Picnik from the grass up will continue making advanced and powerful photo-editing easier, more intuitive and more fun, so stay tuned to hear about all the cool new stuff we’re working on. We want to thank you all for being great users, pushing us to grow and do big things. So thank you all for your continued support, and Happy Picniking!
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Google Buzz! What’s buzz all about?

Google today launched a new service known as buzz. Buzz integrates your Facebook and Twitter profile all under your Gmail account.
Buzz was announced at an event at the Google HQ in Mountain View , California. With Google Buzz, all your social interactions and updates can come to one place, right next to your Inbox.

The key elements are:

1. Automatic friends lists (friends are added automatically who you have emailed on Gmail)

2. “Rich fast sharing” combines sources like Picasa and Twitter into a single feed, and it includes full-sized photo browsing

3. Public and private sharing (swap between family and friends)

4. Inbox integration (instead of emailing you with updates, like Facebook might, Buzz features emails that update dynamically with all Buzz thread content)

5. “Recommended Buzz” puts friend-of-friend content into your stream, even if you’re not acquainted.
Recommendations learn over time with your feedback.

Buzz integrates perfectly with your mobile device specially iPhone and android powered ones. It is available as a webapp but can be added to the homescreen and be used as a standalone app too

To start using buzz go to

App of the Week : MobRSS

Reading feeds is the best way to get content from the site without going through the jargon of pictures,ads and content. Feeds are successful due to the speed and simplicity they tend to offer.

This week’s app is all about reading feeds on your iPhone/iPod Touch. We were in the hunt for a feed reader which would just sync and download feeds at a time and the feeds would be available for future reading. We tested dozens of RSS Readers such as Feeds, RSS etc but the most catchy of all was Mobile RSS.

Mobile RSS is in our opinion the best Feed Reading application out on the App Store! When the app starts it asks the user for the username and password to the google account. After validating your email, the app gets all the latest feeds and stores it for future offline usage. Just a pull down of the page would let you refresh the content. You could even share a feed via email, facebook, readitlater, Twitter etc.
The only negative part was that we weren’t able to figure out the way to add a new subscription. Mobile RSS is hosted on Google Code.The app also works well with the accelerometer.

Features:- 9/10
Performance :- 10/10
Price :- $3.99
Platforms :- iPhone/iPod touch

App of the Week: Easy Walk and Type

Easy Walk & Type is an innovative app that helps you keep an eye on the path in front of you while typing.

It is the safest and most convenient way for you to write email, notes or copy/paste to all popular apps like SMS, Twitter, Facebook etc. while walking. You are able to keep an eye on the surrounds whenever you type on iPhone.

And it’s cool!!!

Features include:
– Email on the move: Type in a transparent screen and press “send” button to launch the email app WITHOUT QUITTING THE APP
– Take notes on the move: Leave your notes in a transparent screen
– Do anything on the move: Copy the text and paste to any other apps

The price of the app is 0.99$
Ratings:- 9/10