Fresh iPhone Apps for Nov. 1: 7 Billion, Eye-C Taglists, Assassin’s Creed Rearmed, Rope Rescue

Nov 1, 2011
Games

As the Earth gains its seven-billionth human resident, celebrate the occasion with 7 Billion, an iPad app from National Geographic commemorating the event and dealing with science surrounding population growth. Following our leading Fresh iPhone App is Eye-C Taglists, an app that lets you turn your social networking feeds into music, movie and photo playlists. […]

As the Earth gains its seven-billionth human resident, celebrate the occasion with 7 Billion, an iPad app from National Geographic commemorating the event and dealing with science surrounding population growth. Following our leading Fresh iPhone App is Eye-C Taglists, an app that lets you turn your social networking feeds into music, movie and photo playlists. In games, you can practice assassinating your friends online in Assassin’s Creed Rearmed, and solve puzzles using ropes, pulleys and ingenuity in Rope Rescue.

7 Billion (iPad) Free

The population of Earth has hit 7 billion, and to mark the occasion, National Geographic has released the 7 Billion iPad app with all kinds of information about what the number means to the planet. The app deals with population growth and the environment and focuses on several regions and countries who have a unique time dealing with changes in the planet, including population and climate.

For a limited time, 7 billion is available for free. It packs lots of pictures and interactive elements, including one that explains the features of the “most typical” human, and packs several articles related to the seven-billionth person being born on Earth.

Eye-C Taglists (iPhone, iPad) Free

Eye-C Taglists lets you turn your Facebook or Twitter feeds into a playlist for media. You can mark items on your feed with a certain “hashtag” that Eye-C recognizes, and then use the app to just hit play on any piece of media you mark to watch instantly. That includes photos, videos, music and anything else that shows up in your social networking feeds.

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The cool thing about Eye-C Taglists is that you can use it with a number of different devices, including iOS devices and with Apple TV or Mac computers with the help of AirPlay. You can integrate Eye-C with your music library, Picasa, Facebook, YouTube and more, in order to mix various media together into one place.

Assassin’s Creed Rearmed (iPhone, iPad) Free

In the last console release of the Assassin’s Creed series, developer Ubisoft add a multiplayer mode in which players try to sneak around Renaissance cities in an attempt to assassinate each other. Now that game has come to iOS, albeit in a simpler form. In Assassin’s Creed Rearmed, you sneak around the cities trying to blend in with computer-controlled citizens to hide your identity, while you sneak up on other players and kill them.

In each round, you’re given the picture of someone you have to assassinate and a general idea of where they are. As you get closer, the arrow guiding you disappears and you’ll have to watch the person you think is your target to wait for them to give themselves away as being controlled by another player. Meanwhile, you have to pretend to be a computer-controlled character to throw off the players hunting you. It features both an online mode you can play with other people, and an offline mode so you can practice.

Rope Rescue (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

As a bird named Rupert in Rope Rescue, you’re tasked with rescuing your caged bird friends from their wooden prisons. To do that, you need some power. Luckily, you can use ropes in each stage, as well as a series of wheels or gears, to pull open the door to each cage. The key is to use as little rope as possible as smartly as you can in each puzzle to get enough power from the gears to open the doors.

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Along the way, you’ll face flying knives and cannons, as well as other inconveniences that will try to stop you from rescuing your friends. You’re scored in each level for how efficiently you use rope and how fast you solve each level. Game Center support provides leaderboards and achievements.

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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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