Fresh iPhone Apps for Apr. 23: Cloud Photos, Ourcast, Sid Meier’s Pirates, Burger Cat

Apr 23, 2012
Games

Start the week off by saving the photos you snapped during the weekend to your cloud Dropbox account automatically, with the help of Cloud Photos. It makes saving your photos online a breeze, allowing you to free up space on your iOS device for other things. Ourcast will help make your week’s activities easier by […]

Start the week off by saving the photos you snapped during the weekend to your cloud Dropbox account automatically, with the help of Cloud Photos. It makes saving your photos online a breeze, allowing you to free up space on your iOS device for other things. Ourcast will help make your week’s activities easier by providing short-term weather forecasts for the next 10 minutes to two hours. The classic game Sid Meier’s Pirates! kicks off the weeks’ iPhone offerings, putting players in the role of a seventeenth century swashbuckler, while Burger Cat challenges players to puzzle out how to get a cat to his missing cheeseburgers.

Cloud Photos (iPhone, iPad) $1.99

Struggling with too much space on your iOS device’s hard drive being taken up by photos and videos? You might want to check out Cloud Photos, an app that sends users’ photos to the Internet to be stored so they don’t’ take up space. Photos automatically sync with Dropbox through Cloud Photos when you take them, without your having to worry about it, so you’ll need a free Dropbox account for it to work.

Cloud Photos is easy to set up and does most of the work for you when it comes to syncing photos as soon as you take them. It also provides you with a means to share your photos with others over the Internet quickly and easily by sending them to other apps and services such as Facebook and Twitter. The app also includes its own camera capabilities to give you more options in making images.

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Ourcast (iPhone, iPad) Free

Weather app Ourcast is built for short-term weather forecasts to help its users get an accurate picture of what conditions will be like when they want to do things, such as go for a hike or plan an activity. It’s built to allow you to search by location and get extremely accurate predictions as for any time, from a minute in the future to two hours.

Ourcast lets you scrolls around maps to see what the weather situation is like in different areas, and you’ll always be kept up to date, the app includes information about how the weather will look every 10 minutes over the course of two hours. You can also report your own weather conditions to Ourcast and share forecasts with your friends through Twitter and Facebook.

Sid Meier’s Pirates! (iPhone, iPad) $4.99

The classic open world game Sid Meier’s Pirates! has been remade plenty of times since its release in 1987. It came to the iPad last summer, and now it has finally migrated to the iPhone. As a pirate working to save your family from servitude, you’ll engage in sword fights and command your own ship, among other things.

Pirates! features 27 vessels from which players can choose, and has been optimized to use the iPhone’s touch controls. You’ll fight aboard ships, interact with other factions and pirates from throughout history, and even take on notorious pirates, such as Blackbeard, Henry Morgan and Captain Kidd.

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Burger Cat (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

After a mishap at a barbeque involving cheeseburgers, one cat is on a mission to retrieve his missing cheeseburgers. Your job is to help Burger Cat in his endeavor in the game of the same name by manipulating the world around him to help him avoid falling in pits and hitting walls he can’t climb. To do that, you use various tools, adding and subtracting elements from the world in order to get Burger Cat to his burgers safely.

Burger Cat includes 60 puzzle levels to play through, with various tools you’ll pick up along the way to deal with the game’s increasingly difficult puzzles. The game includes iCloud support for saving your game to the cloud, and Game Center support to provide achievements and leaderboards.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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