In this week's installment of Fresh iPhone Apps of the Week, check out an interesting update to the Flipboard iPad app, as well Google Latitude and Gleek Jam.
Flipboard update (iPad) Free
Apple’s pick for the best iPad app of the year got a lot cooler with its recent, expansive update. Flipboard was already a very simple and elegant solution for browsing news and RSS feeds -- it literally looks like flipping pages to go through the feeds you add -- but now the app supports a whole host of things other than just piping in news articles.
You can now sync Flipboard with a Google Reader account to make setting up RSS feeds a breeze. Flipboard also supports browsing in Twitter, Facebook and Flickr, and you can also post photos, status updates and other things to your various accounts and Google Reader. Basically, if you liked Flipboard before, you’re going to fall in love with all the cool new things you can do with it.
Cartoon Network Video (iPhone) Free
The app includes both full videos and clips for Cartoon Network shows in a big archive that you can search through and view on your iPhone. The app also includes information about the shows and program schedules, so you can plan to catch on TV whatever you can’t stream on your phone.
Game GiveAway (iPhone, iPad) Free
Just like services such as Free App A Day, Game GiveAway gives you access to a new paid game every day that’s free for just 24 hours. There’s a new game every day, plus a list of paid games and free featured games that you can learn about and download too.
Google Latitude (iPhone) Free
Latitude, Google location-based services app, isn’t just another thing you use to check in at different places. It’s actually a persistent location app that keeps track of you and your friends, wherever you go.
The app allows you to determine your level of privacy on the fly -- you can show your location to anyone, or just your city, or personalize it so that only certain friends get your information. It also tracks your friends on a Google Map in real time so you can see where they are, making meeting up and coordinating super-convenient.
Gleek Jam (iPhone, iPad) Free
Some of the most popular songs on iTunes are the weekly installment of covers from the musical TV show Glee. This app funnels all the songs from the show that are available for purchase into one place, allowing you to search by title, season, performer and episode.
Once you’ve found the song you want, you can sample it or purchase it through iTunes and download it instantly. The app also includes a goofy “slush toss” picture manipulation function, in which you can throw virtual slushies on your photos like in those goofy Gleeads.