In today’s Fresh iPhone Apps, we bring you a video game trailer for a new ScrewAttack title, tell you a thing about the new Bing update, and much more.
Texting of the Bread (iPhone, iPad)
The guys over at the video games website ScrewAttack baked up this game, just in time for the holidays. Well, a holiday. Well, if you’re the kind of person who celebrates Santa Claus and All Hallows Eve on the same night, we finally have your game. If you wanted a game for that.Anyway, it’s about zombie ginger bread men who are attacking this town. Your job is to fight them off with a milk-firing minigun. You fire the gun by typing a text word for each gingerzombie, defeating them by completing the word….Know what? Just watch the trailer:
Bing (iPhone, iPad)
Microsoft’s Bing search engine app isn’t new, but it is getting a pretty big overhaul with a new update. The new changes are mostly located in Bing’s Travel and Maps sections. Tap into the Travel section and you’re now greeted with prices (and deals) on airfare from your local airport, for all manner of trips – including short-notice and weekend flights. It also has a feature that helps you monitor whether flights are on time. Bing lets you wander around searching by date for the best possible prices on tickets for a planned trip, and if you’re a little more flexible, a calendar feature shows you when the fares are best for taking off.Bing’s map has also been beefed up, with bigger text, a bigger background, and just more information to make it easier to navigate to nearby businesses or bypass traffic. There are a few other things as well. Bing carries new searching features, like visual scanning, image searches, and voice input.
This is a pretty interesting idea. When you set up iStreamer, you input all the websites that are important to you – feeds like Facebook, Twitter, blogs you follow, maybe news websites that interest you. Then when you load the app, you get a timeline view of everything that happened on your various feeds in the last few hours, arranged on a timeline that goes from left to right across your iPad screen. You can click on the various bubbles, which are like thumbnails keeping track of what each object is, where it came from, and at what time it popped onto the web. We may have just found a more efficient way to waste time on the Internet.
You’ve got until Nov. 1 to snag this free app. Couple it with a download on your computer and you can sync the app with your iTunes library. Once you’ve done that, you can stream your own music to your iPhone over the Internet, just as if you were using something like Napster, AOL Radio or Pandora. Except you decide what you want to hear, and it’s free. And it doesn’t take up any space – so more room for games. Bad news for Mac owners, though: the Streamedy software isn’t available for your systems just yet.
RSSRadio Lite (iPhone)
Full disclosure – RSSRadio Lite is actually more of a trial version for its $2.99 counterpart, RSSRadio Mobile. The scaled-back lite version is still a functional podcast aggregator, however, just smaller. It allows you to drop in three RSS-feed podcast subscriptions, which you can listen to later. RSS Radio Lite limits you to three casts, and you have to deal with iAds – which really aren’t that big of a deal. Still, if you want to spring for unlimited casts in an ad-less app, it’s only three bucks.