Fresh iPhone Apps for Oct. 10: Bloomberg Radio+, Good Food Seasonal Recipes, HighFlyer DeathDefyer, IMDb Trivia

Oct 10, 2011
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Get a jump on the week in business with Bloomberg Radio+, an app that brings you all kinds of financial- and business-based radio programming whenever you want. While you’re listening to interviews and business data, get into some autumn cooking with the help of Good Food Seasonal Recipes. In games, spend some time falling and […]

Get a jump on the week in business with Bloomberg Radio+, an app that brings you all kinds of financial- and business-based radio programming whenever you want. While you’re listening to interviews and business data, get into some autumn cooking with the help of Good Food Seasonal Recipes. In games, spend some time falling and using a jetpack in HighFlyer DeathDefyer, and test your movie knowledge and trivia acumen with IMDb Trivia.

Bloomberg Radio+ (iPhone, iPad) Free

Tap into Bloomberg Radio’s programming wherever you are using your Wi-Fi or 3G Internet connection with Bloomberg Radio+. It can bring you Bloomberg’s finance, business and money-related radio programming 24 hours a day, along with market data on different companies, a stock ticker, and more.

You can check out Bloomberg’s interviews and radio shows whenever you want, on-demand, and you can download shows and save them for offline listening, as well. It also includes data charts and other information that’s referenced during radio programs and guest bios – in short, all you need to enjoy Bloomberg’s programming.

Good Food Seasonal Recipes (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

Leaves are falling and the weather is getting colder, which makes this a perfect opportunity for foods like pumpkin pie and apple cider. The BBC’s Good Food Seasonal Recipes app is packed with the kind of information necessary to making such foods, as its name suggests. The app carries more than 160 recipes cover 50 seasonal ingredients.

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Being a BBC app, Good Food Seasonal Recipes is focused on international recipes that come from the U.K., and includes recipes for all seasons. It allows you to search for recipes by ingredient, by season and by courses – like starters, desserts, drinks and main courses. It also includes a number of vegetarian recipes that are clearly marked within the app.

HighFlyer DeathDefyer (iPhone, iPad) $4.99

HighFlyer DeathDefyer puts a jetpack on your back, then has you dive off a cliff. In each of the game’s levels, you’ll jump and collect objects as you fall, racing the clock and snagging points along the way. Your goal is to reach other floating islands as quickly and accurately as you can, picking up speed and using your jetpack to land safely when you arrive at your destinations.

The game packs more than 100 pages of its comic book-like story, and includes a design that allows you to choose your path through various levels. You’ll also fight monsters and avoid traps through 27 different levels. HighFlyer DeathDefyer includes Game Center support to provide online leaderboards and achievements, as well. You’ll need an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S to play, though, so keep that in mind before you download.

IMDb Trivia (iPhone, iPad) Free

Big-time movie fans will want to snag IMDb Trivia, which is exactly what it sounds like. The app packs a hundreds trivia questions across all kinds of movies, all straight from the huge online information catalog, and spanning multiple genres. You can start and stop playing any time and the app remembers your progress, and questions span the history of film.

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IMDb Trivia includes multiple categories, including identifying quotes, speed rounds, ordering the years of releases of different films and matching photos of celebrities to the characters they’ve played. The game includes five different difficulty levels, so even if you’re not a huge movie buff, there’s something in IMDb Trivia for you.

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