Summer’s best iPod Touch apps

Oct 3, 2010
Tech

10. Jaws (99 cents) Dunnunuh… dnunnunuh… duunnunuh, dun-dun-dun-This game has all the charm of the original Nintendo Nes game Jaws, but in the iPod touch form. The gameplay mirrors the original in that it includes sliding characters around the screen, punctuated by shark attacks. 9. Car Calc Pro ($1.99) In the market for a car? […]

10. Jaws (99 cents)

Dunnunuh… dnunnunuh… duunnunuh, dun-dun-dun-This game has all the charm of the original Nintendo Nes game Jaws, but in the iPod touch form. The gameplay mirrors the original in that it includes sliding characters around the screen, punctuated by shark attacks.

9. Car Calc Pro ($1.99)

In the market for a car? For two bucks, this straight-forward app will help you figure out what it really might cost. Calculating payments, comparing buying vs. selling and other options all make this new app a best buy.

8. Warships (99 cents)

This is an enjoyable battleship game. The smooth gameplay and the “… blam!… I’m hit!” sound effects make this app a sound choice.

7. Cannon Fighter ($1.99)

The title speaks for itself. It is a bottom-screen artillery shooting game with two primary controls, left and right, and gun targeting. The real value comes in the sharp graphics and feel of the game. Paecchewwooo! Shoot airplanes with a cannon.

6. Mario Batali Cooks! ($4.99)

This cooking app has an easy-to-follow info wheel. Users spin between Recipes, Videos, Market and more! There also is a section called Mario!, where users can store content bookmarks.

5. Audubon Owls – a Field Guide to North American Owls (99 cents)

Hoo! Hoo! This app is a bargain because it teaches all about owls in the U.S. It uses pictures, audio and other media to advance owl awareness.

4. This American Life ($2.99)

The app version of this award-winning program allows users to enjoy an archive of radio, television and other shows.

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3. Talking Antoine – the Bed Intruder SoundBoard (99 cents)

The Bed Intruder SoundBoard is at No. 3 in the list because it was a significant addition to the available library of applications. It illustrates how stories might be continued in the post-YouTube generation.

2. Wired ($1.99)

A long time coming, this app version of the popular technology magazine delivers what readers want: blogs, videos and other goodies.

1. Angry Birds (99 cents)

This humorous game sparked a cult following over the last few months, including a made-for-viral-video by Conan O’Brien promoting his new show, being unabashedly distracted by this sling-shot game on his iPad.

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Christopher Brinckerhoff

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