New iPhone apps worth downloading: Triposo update, Concert Vault for iPad, Slayin

by Phil Hornshaw

Prepare for your next travel adventure with Triposo, a travel guide app that packs all kinds of information about a ton of countries. Following is Concert Vault for iPad, which lets you watch video and listen to audio from recent concerts and all the way back to the 1950s. Finally, there’s Slayin, a casual role-playing title that’s great for RPG fans with a few minutes to kill.


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Triposo update (Free)

What’s it about? Triposo is a travel guide app that includes all kinds of information about a number of countries, allowing users to download info and access it offline.

What’s cool? Travelers heading abroad can get all kinds of useful information out of Triposo, a travel guide app that lets you download the full information on various countries so you can access it online. Each guide packs an overview of the country you’re visiting, plus detailed city maps that can help you find sights to see, places to stay, restaurants and more. Triposo also includes useful phrases, a currency converter, and weather reports when you travel, and its most recent update adds connectivity with Yelp to help you find user reviews on the businesses you’re considering checking out.

Who’s it for? Anyone who plans to travel can benefit from the information available in Triposo.

What’s it like? Check out TripAdvisor and Kayak for more useful travel information.

Concert Vault for iPad (Free)

What’s it about? See video and listen to audio from hundreds of concerts right on your iPad with Concert Vault.

What’s cool? Concert Vault includes more than 50 years of concerts, with audio and video you can stream right onto your iPad from wherever you are. You’ll need a Concert Vault membership in order to enjoy the concerts, but with a free trial, you can stream 320 Kbps audio audio and video from all kinds of different concerts. You’ll also be able to access daily features for a number of concerts, and the app sports AirPlay integration to allow you to stream concert video and audio to your other devices.

Who’s it for? Fans of concerts, specifically those from years past, should check out the features available in Concert Vault.

What’s it like? Use Concerts! and BandsInTown to help you find modern concerts you can go see.

Slayin ($0.99)

What’s it about? Slayin is a casual role-playing title that has players slaying as many monsters as they can, upgrading their abilities and equipment along the way.

What’s cool? Slayin is an RPG that keeps things simple. The game has you taking on the role of one of three heroes and setting out to take down monsters. Each level is a side-scrolling, contained arena, in which players try to take out monsters while also avoiding getting hurt. You’ll earn money along the way, which you can use to upgrade your weapons and armor, and you’ll have to take down big boss monsters along the way. Players also can finish special “quests” during the course of the game to get extra points and upgrade characters faster.

Who’s it for? Fans of RPGs and casual titles will have a great time with Slayin.

What’s it like? Check out Nimble Quest and Ninja Royale for more great RPG action.

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