Fresh iPhone Apps: Ping Me!,Scene It? 30 Rock, ComCap

Sep 22, 2010
Tech

Ping Me! (iPhone), 99 cents Avid Craigslist users know that trying to find items, or even jobs, on the service can be hectic. The best listings get responses immediately and often disappear before you can get to them. All too frequently the opportunity is gone so fast, the listing is still up long after an […]

Ping Me! (iPhone), 99 cents

Avid Craigslist users know that trying to find items, or even jobs, on the service can be hectic. The best listings get responses immediately and often disappear before you can get to them. All too frequently the opportunity is gone so fast, the listing is still up long after an item has been claimed.Ping Me! sorts through Craigslist.com listings and searches for your specific criteria. If a listing pops up that matches your request, Ping Me!, well, pings you on your phone, notifying you of the listing. You can have multiple alerts at a time, and it’s easy to switch them on and off in case they get annoying or you find what you’re looking for.

Scene It? 30 Rock (iPhone, iPad), $2.99

Fans of the insanely quotable NBC show “30 Rock” can face off with their friends to prove who has the juiciest mind grapes with Scene It! 30 Rock.Like other Scene It! games, 30 Rock mixes in video and sound clips from the show in its trivia challenges. It comes in iPhone and iPad versions and even features a Facebook Connect function that lets players post their scores online.

 

ComCap (iPhone), 99 cents

It’s simple, really. ComCap tracks bandwidth usage for Comcast high-speed Internet costumers. Comcast caps bandwidth at 250 gigabytes a month, and will use “network management techniques” to slow down users who are using too much bandwidth at once. With ComCap, which uses a gauge image on your iPhone that looks like an odometer to measure bandwidth usage, you can monitor how many gigs are traveling through your wires, and avoid hitting Comcast’s monthly cap.

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