Take a bite out of Mystic Falls with these iPhone apps

Sep 21, 2010
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The CW takes a bite out of your Thursday night with a return to “Mystic Falls.” While the superficial apartment dwellers of Melrose Place were sent packing this season, the grand folks of the supernatural town in Virginia, including members of the Founders Council, hot vampires and wallowing witches, are back for a second season […]

The CW takes a bite out of your Thursday night with a return to “Mystic Falls.” While the superficial apartment dwellers of Melrose Place were sent packing this season, the grand folks of the supernatural town in Virginia, including members of the Founders Council, hot vampires and wallowing witches, are back for a second season of The Vampire Diaries.

All about the vampire apps

With the free CWTV app, you can watch free previews and exclusive promotional videos of The Vampire Diaries in between Thursday night’s new episodes. The app is also full of photos and more information about the vampire-themed show, as well as all your other favorite CW TV shows, like “Gossip Girl” and “90210.” The schedule in the app is a handy way to keep track of when reruns will be playing, and a link to purchase full episodes is available if you need more than just a clip to keep you satisfied.

Did you know The Vampire Diaries TV show is created from a series of young adult novels of the same name by L. J. Smith? So just like other extremely popular vampire stories such as the “Twilight” series and HBO’s “True Blood,” you can read the original stories on your iPhone with an e-book reader, such as the free Nook app. You can download free samples of “The Vampire Diaries” with Nook before you commit to the full purchase at $9.99. Nook also offers you the ability share your e-book with one friend.

The Bite on This: Vampire Diaries app ($1.99) gives you direct access to podcasts discussing old and new episodes of the show. The podcasts come from the blog of the same name at biteonthis.net. If you can’t get enough of “The Vampire Diaries,” you will definitely want to download this iPhone app to keep up with the latest news and rumors from this show-themed podcasts.

If you’ve always wondered what you or a loved one might look like featuring a pair of fangs like the Salvatore brothers or newly-turned Caroline, download the MyFangsFree app. Simply take a new photo with your iPhone camera or use one from your existing library. Pinch to zoom in on the face to fang, and then choose from the three different pairs of fangs. Select the position and brightness of your new mouth accessories, then save the photo to share on social networks—perfect to spice up your Twitter avatar for the upcoming Halloween holiday. Upgrade to the full version for 99 cents and take your pick from 20 different fang varietals.

More CW fun on your iPhone

New to the CW line up this year are “Nikita” and “Hellcats,” and while “The Vampire Diaries” has yet to earn its own iPhone app, both of these new shows have.

The free Nikita Spy Training Mobile app is a game based on “Nikita”, a new spy-themed show that follows The Vampire Diaries in the Thursday night lineup. Try your hand at hunting down Nikita with this fast paced shooting range game.

Try out for the Hellcats cheerleading squad with the free Hellcats app. Use your photo to create your own Hellcat avatar and then compete in games to prove you’ve earned your spot on the squad. Then, catch up on video clips before you watch Hellcats on the CW on Wednesday nights.

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