Fresh iPhone Apps for Sep. 28: Michael Jackson Doctor Trial, News Republic, Space Junk

Sep 28, 2011
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As the trial to determine the circumstances of Michael Jackson’s death picks up steam, stay on top of all the events with Michael Jackson Doctor Trial, an app that streams video from the courtroom as it’s happening. You can get news of a different sort from lots of different sources, like the AP and Reuters, […]

As the trial to determine the circumstances of Michael Jackson’s death picks up steam, stay on top of all the events with Michael Jackson Doctor Trial, an app that streams video from the courtroom as it’s happening. You can get news of a different sort from lots of different sources, like the AP and Reuters, with News Republic. Also, start cleaning up space with Space Junk – that’s a game, not an opening at NASA.

Michael Jackson Doctor Trial (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Keep up with everything that’s going on in the Michael Jackson murder trial with Michael Jackson Doctor Trial, an app that streams video from the trial straight to your iOS device. Not only does the app let you see videos from all the court proceedings as they occur and after the fact as well, but it includes a guide to who each of the major players are to help explain what’s going on as you watch the proceedings.

Michael Jackson Doctor Trial includes a live stream from the courtroom and breaking news alerts, and the app’s developer, CBC HTV, has a live reporter in the courtroom to cover the proceedings. The app also provides legal and expert analysis of what’s going on as it happens in the courtroom.

News Republic (iPhone, iPad) Free

Get your international news and personalize the content you read in News Republic, an app filled with stories from sources such as Reuters, the Associated Press, WENN and AFP. The app lets you browse through thousands of stories in real time by headline from all kinds of sources, and tapping on any one of them allows you to read the story instantly.

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News Republic allows you to personalize your experience so you can get news from just specific sources or events. You can also share stories with your friends using Facebook and Twitter, and get extra information about anything you read from within the app.

Space Junk (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

There’s all kinds of debris circling the planet – satellites, probes and even aliens spacecraft. Your job is to clean it up, and the best way to do that is to vaporize it. Such is the premise of Space Junk, a retro-styled shooter in which you fly around blasting stuff before it crashes into you. Along the way, you’ll gather power-ups to supercharge your space-junk-blasting gun, and use a little jetpack and your inertia in zero gravity to navigate through each level.

Space Junk includes 25 levels and three different difficulty levels, along with its old-school neon Vector graphics. It’s also kind of hilarious: you’ll encounter some goofy stuff in space, like probes filled with dogs and other space exploration-related stuff.

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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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