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Get the most out of your celebrity obsessions with these iPhone gossip apps

The Oscars may be just around the corner, but celebrity gossip doesn’t start and stop with award shows. As the E! Network knows, gossip is a 24/7/365 sort of industry. If you feel like you’ve fallen out of touch with your favorite fame-hounds, check out these celeb-friendly apps. Gossip Junkie ... Full Article »

January 28, 2014 6:00am

Take care of these virtual pets on your iPhone without worrying about the clean-up

Taking care of real animals is a tricky, time consuming business. In the ’90s, an electronic alternative to real pet ownership was created via the virtual pet. Virtual pets like the Tamagotchi let people feel like they were responsible for the survival of another living thing without the trouble, ... Full Article »

July 23, 2013 6:00am

And the award for best Oscars apps goes to...

The 85th Academy Awards will be hosted by animated funny guy Seth MacFarlane, and between the red carpet and the ceremony, you’ll want a second screen device to amplify the experience. While prepping for an evening filled with hurried acceptance speeches and fabulous (and disastrous!) dresses, we ... Full Article »

February 18, 2013 1:00pm

MonkeyGram is barrels of telegram fun

It would feel cheap and easy to discuss the MonkeyGram iPhone app by dousing this review in monkey puns. So I’m not going to do that, but I’d like to get one out of the way quickly and say that if you have young children who like to play with your iPhone, they will go bananas for this app. Monke ... Full Article »

January 9, 2013 3:00pm

I Heart Etsy great for casual browsing, not for serious shopping

Etsy, the web marketplace for all things handmade, still doesn’t have an official iPad app, but there’s a newcomer to the world of third-party offerings—I Heart Etsy. The app, which is optimized for the iPad’s Retina display, aims to offer a more pleasant browsing experience for users over s ... Full Article »

October 11, 2012 12:30pm

AutoRap is just a broken record of an iPhone app

Let’s get this out of the way very quickly – AutoRap’s premium karaoke, that not only Auto-Tunes your singing but also takes your rhyme pattern and matches it to the music of the song (no matter how terrible you sound), is pretty cool. In an alternate universe, AutoRap works and that sentence ... Full Article »

October 8, 2012 11:00am

Official WWE iPhone app delivers what’s expected, but little else

Although the WWE has had numerous one-off apps for big pay-per-view events (like their official SummerSlam app and the THQ-made WrestleFest game), it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that they finally put out an official app for the company as a whole. As a brand app, WWE has all the features you migh ... Full Article »

October 1, 2012 2:00pm

Squrl Video Discovery ushers in new era for video clips

Although I’ll watch the occasional television show on my iPad, it’s rare that I sit down and actually view more than the odd video clip. That will change now that I have Squrl Video Discovery, a universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Yes, it’s that good. Squrl is a powerfully fast vid ... Full Article »

September 13, 2012 12:30pm

Try out these iPhone drawing apps before you go Draw Something

I have a confession, Appolicious readers. I have not played Draw Something, and I don’t know if I ever will. I admit the idea is clever, but I really hate drawing. I’m not good at it all, and the idea of demonstrating how terrible I am at drawing to another person just doesn’t do it for me. Bu ... Full Article »

September 13, 2012 8:00am

StarMaker: Karaoke + Auto Tune = rock star bliss

I’m as big a karaoke advocate as you can find, but even I recognize the limitations in the ancient art of destroying your favorite songs in a room full of strangers. Namely, that it takes a pretty good voice to sing some of today’s Top 40 hits convincingly. It’s hardly a fair fight, many pop m ... Full Article »

June 28, 2012 1:30pm


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