Fresh iPhone Apps for Aug. 1: Videolicious update, IntoNow update, Spy vs Spy

Aug 1, 2012
Games

Two huge video apps on the iTunes App Store have received massive updates that you should definitely check out as you head into the downhill slide of the rest of the week. The first is Videolicious, an app that lets you create movies by combining text, video and photography, which you can share with others. […]

Two huge video apps on the iTunes App Store have received massive updates that you should definitely check out as you head into the downhill slide of the rest of the week. The first is Videolicious, an app that lets you create movies by combining text, video and photography, which you can share with others. The second is IntoNow, an app that brings you information and social interaction as you watch TV. When you’re done viewing, we’ve also got something for you to play: Spy vs Spy, a reboot the Mad Magazine classic, in which you play one of two spies and set traps for your opponent.

Videolicious update (iPhone, iPad) Free

Videolicious is an app for combining multiple pieces of media into one seamless movie presentation. The app lets you combine video, text and still photography into a single project in order to make a moving, changing depiction of an event or place, and allows you to share those projects with others. You can even add soundtracks to your productions from a set of music files found within the app.

The most recent update to Videolicious brings the app into version 2.0 and packs a whole lot more features. You’ll now be able to preview your movies instantly and add filters to multiple videos and photos all at once time. It’s possible to add narration to your videos and editing it is incredibly easy with new features for lining up sound with video. You can also use Videolicious to send “HD video postcards” through email.

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IntoNow from Yahoo! update (iPhone, iPad) Free

Social TV app IntoNow allows its users to watch TV on their own, but share the experience with others. It allows you to “check-in” to shows you enjoy and see who else is watching them, capture your favorite moments and share them with others, and discover new information about them from IntoNow’s information databases, which provides details about the show as you’re watching it.

IntoNow’s big update has totally reworked the app to be compatible with new iPad Retina displays. The app is capable of “recognizing” what you’re watching (even if you recorded it) and providing a second-screen experience full of information that syncs up with the show. You can also grab photos from the show, add captions and make them instantly sharable with the app’s new Capit technology. Now, IntoNow will even identify songs from shows you’re watching so you can find and download them.

Spy vs Spy (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Revisiting a game first popularized on Commodore 64 is Spy vs Spy, a title based on the comics created by Mad Magazine. In it, players take on the role of either the black or white spies as each tries to set booby traps for the other, gather up the necessary items and escape from each level without getting blown up. Finding all those items means checking objects like dressers and paintings – in hopes of avoiding traps and tricking your opponents.

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In each Level of Spy vs Spy both players look to gather four items in order to unlock the escape plane and escape. You can slow your opponent (and run out the clock) by setting traps in places that catch your opponent unawares. You get five different booby trap items with which to wreak havoc, and there’s Game Center support for achievements and leaderboards as well as local multiplayer that lets you challenge your friends over a Bluetooth connection.

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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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