Fresh iPhone Apps: Hope for Haiti Now, Inside the Office, MoneyBook, GQ, Lumosity

Jan 25, 2010
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Here are five Fresh iPhone Apps worth tapping into today.  1. Hope for Haiti Now  A mobile extension of the January 22 telethon for victims of the Haiti Earthquake, this free iPhone app lets you purchase the album recorded from the event with performances by Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, and others and make donations directly to the Hope for […]

Here are five Fresh iPhone Apps worth tapping into today. 

1. Hope for Haiti Now 

A mobile extension of the January 22 telethon for victims of the Haiti Earthquake, this free iPhone app lets you purchase the album recorded from the event with performances by Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, and others and make donations directly to the Hope for Haiti Now fun. 

In a related story focusing on the iPhone’s impact during the Haiti crises, Wired magazine reports that a U.S. filmmaker saved his own life by following the directions of the Pocket First Aid iPhone app before being recovered by a French rescue team. 

2. Inside the Office

 Finally, an app for “that’s what she said.” Based on the popular NBC show The Office, this 99-cent game features more than 1,000 trivia questions about the travails of Michael, Pam and Jim. With two modes of gameplay, compare your scores against other fans all over the world (including those elitists who will only watch the BBC version). 

3. MoneyBook – finance with flair  

With tax season around the corner, new updates to this $2.99 personal finance app for the iPhone carry all of your accounting needs in your hip pocket. It’s simple yet elegant design almost makes you look forward to doing your taxes and managing all of your finances. Almost. 

4. GQ February 2010 

Gentlemen’s Quarterly Magazine is one of an increasing number of iconic periodicals now distributed as iPhone apps. Expect many, many more after this week’s major Apple announcement. The February 2010 edition, which costs $2.99, features articles about Johnny Depp, Clint Eastwood and LeBron James. 

5. Lumosity Brain Trainer 

Who among us couldn’t use a little more mental fitness? The free Lumosity Brain Trainer iPhone app offers seven different brain games specially developed to test and improve our cognitive abilities. The first five sessions are free. Thereafter, a Lumosity subscription is required. 

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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