Fresh iPhone Apps for Dec. 22: Verizon FiOS Mobile, Plastikman, Hotel Tonight

Dec 22, 2010
Tech

Use your iPad to program your Verizon FiOS DVR with today’s leading Fresh iPhone App. It gives you full, wireless, remote control over your TV box wherever you are. When you’re done watching TV, check out the rest of the interesting apps we tracked down for you today — one that helps you books hotels […]

Use your iPad to program your Verizon FiOS DVR with today’s leading Fresh iPhone App. It gives you full, wireless, remote control over your TV box wherever you are. When you’re done watching TV, check out the rest of the interesting apps we tracked down for you today — one that helps you books hotels at the last minute, and the other that gives you the chance to remix a techno DJ’s tracks.

Verizon FiOS Mobile (iPad) Free

Customers of Verizon’s FiOS service will get a lot of use out of this new iPad app. It basically turns your iPad into a mobile TV guide, capable of tuning your FiOS device and the TV attached to it to allow you to change channels, check listings, adjust volume and do a host of other television remote functions to help you keep full control of your TV and FiOS while you’re watching, or from across your house, using your Wi-Fi connection.

The app also serves as a programmable DVR listing service, allowing you to check through various TV listing in order to program your TV’s digital video recorder to record shows, regardless of where you are. With total control of your DVR even remotely, you’ll never miss another important show.

Remiix Plastikman Replicants (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

Remiix gives you access to seven tracks from the repertoire of famed techno DJ Plastikman, plus the ability to become your own DJ: using the app, you can remix the tracks, or mash up portions of each over the others.

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The app is filled with effects and controls to give you the sense that you’re not just playing one piece of a song over the top of another. Remiix allows you to pull up sounds from any of the several songs it offers and mix them with other sounds, full track, or portions of songs in order to transform them into something new. The app also includes information about Richie Hawtin, the man behind DJ alter-ego Plastikman.

Hotel Tonight (iPhone) Free

This free travel app only works in three cities for the moment — San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles — but for those three cities, it helps find a hotel and book lodging instantly, which is perfect when you need a place to stay quickly and cheaply.

The app offers same-day, mobile-only bookings that you can send through to hotels until 2 a.m. Hotel Tonight members also enjoy exclusive price discounts, and early adopters of the app today will grab $10 off their first booking. By booking at the last minute, Hotel Tonight works to provide customers with really low rates to help hotels fill rooms they were unable to sell.

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