Fresh iPhone Apps for Apr. 27: Frequency update, Rick Bayless: Mexican Essentials, Scarface, Tango Chase

Apr 27, 2012
Games

Today’s leading Fresh iPhone App makes it easy to view videos from all over the Internet on your iPad. Video app Frequency just gone a big update that makes even more content available from more sources. Following that is cooking app Rick Bayless Mexican Essentials, which is packed full of Mexican recipes and cooking tips […]

Today’s leading Fresh iPhone App makes it easy to view videos from all over the Internet on your iPad. Video app Frequency just gone a big update that makes even more content available from more sources. Following that is cooking app Rick Bayless Mexican Essentials, which is packed full of Mexican recipes and cooking tips for making them. Freemium title Scarface kicks off the weekend’s games offerings, bringing you a Mafia Wars-style experience with official sound clips from the movie, followed by Tango Chase, a vertical scrolling game that requires some fast reflexes.

Frequency update (iPad) Free

Social video viewing app Frequency just underwent a big update that brings even more videos and even more social capabilities. The app is designed to allow you to create your own personal, customized video channels that stream in content from wherever you want. With the recent update, you can now bring in videos from places such as YouTube Trends and Boing Boing, plus hundreds of other channels and even blogs from around the Internet.

The app also gained some additional social capabilities that allow you to add and follow friends on Frequency’s website, which gives you access to those users’ favorite picks within the app. You can also import the videos friends post to Facebook or Twitter, and share your own picks through social networks as well.

Rick Bayless Mexican Essentials (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

Make some mean Mexican dishes this weekend with the help of Rick Bayless Mexican Essentials. The app is packed full of Mexican food recipes that are easy to make at home, plus lots of tips and tricks to teach you to be a better chef. The app even includes videos to help you master the techniques necessary to produce phenomenal enchiladas and tasty tamales.

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Mexican Essentials helps with the cooking of Mexican food, and it also helps with the procuring of ingredients. The app includes an ingredient aggregator that helps you compile what you need to go shopping. You can also share recipes and tips through Facebook and Twitter and search through recipes and other tidbits with the app’s search function.

Scarface (iPhone, iPad) Free

A game that’s somewhat similar to titles such as Mafia Wars, Scarface is the official game of the 1983 gangster film of the same name. In it, players take on the role of Tony Montana and work to build up their crime empires by completing missions, muscling dealers and building businesses to expand their influence and earn more money. Along the way, you’ll interact with characters from the film as you work to become a bigger crime lord than Tony Montana was in the movie.

Scarface is a freemium title, which means you can purchase in-game currency to speed up your progress and grow your empire more quickly. The game includes 96 missions to complete to earn money and use to grow your empire, and six areas to explore, including Miami Beach and other areas seen in the movie.

Tango Chase (iPhone, iPad) Free

Vertical scroller Tango Chase has been described as “Donkey Kong in reverse,” and that’s not a bad way to explain the game’s premise. As the primate Tango, your job is to climb down a series of vines and branches to the bottom of each level quickly, gathering bananas, coins and diamonds along the way. The whole time, the screen is scrolling down, and you’ll be penalized if you’re too slow and die if you’re too fast.

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Tango Chase includes more than 70 levels of vertical scrolling action and requires you to have some pretty fast reflexes and careful timing in order to max out your score. Coins you collect along the way can be spent on power-ups to increase your score, and your top scores can be shared with players all over the world thanks to Game Center leaderboards.

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