Section: iPhone / iPod touch / iPad, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iDevice Apps, Originals
It’s the last day of the year, and probably time for you to start partying like it’s 1999. Whether 2011 is the last year we get before 2012 kills us all or not, you should start it off right. And by right, I mean staying up until the wee hours of next year and having a good time with your friends. Choose a realistic New Year’s Resolution, like 1920×1080 instead of 4k, and download yourself some free apps. Happy New Year!
- Time Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App – The Time Square Ball Drop has been the traditional way to ring in the new year forever, and now you can participate with your iDevice. You can submit New Year’s themed photos and vote on them for a chance to appear on the live broadcast tonight. The app is also packed with history, news, weather, maps and the schedule for the show. You can even send digital New Year’s Eve kisses, though I think most people still prefer the analog version.
- Flickpad for Facebook and Flickr – There still aren’t official apps for either Facebook or Flickr for iPad. Why? I do not know, but Flickpad will help you access images on both services from your iPad with an attractive interface. You can browse and filter photos, post comments, view slideshows, save photos to your iPad and more.
- Skype – If you’ve been following along, then you already know that Skype updated their iOS app this week to support video over WiFi and 3G! That means you need to either get the update or start using Skype if you own an iPhone 4 or most recent iPod touch. Best of all, it’s completely free to make video calls, since we don’t live in the future yet, so video calls only happen between devices and/or computers, not landlines.
- McIntosh AP1 Audio Player – If you’ve ever owned or wanted to own something from McIntosh, this is about the only cheap way to do it. It’s an audio player app in the spirit of McIntosh audio equipment. Basically, it’s a blue glowing output level monitor. It’s even universal.
- Mega Bloks – It’s a dropping match three style game with a twist, a Mega Bloky twist. The pieces are of course, Mega Bloks and the graphics make it look pretty sweet. It supports OpenFeint and achievements, because you have to have goals in life.
- SoundHound – An app that helps identify songs based on your quick recording of them. You can even try singing or humming the app. After it finds your song it will display lyrics and artist info. Now, this isn’t a new app, but it has been updated to allow for unlimited music recognition. In the past, you were only allotted a small number of uses per month to encourage you to pony up some cash. Not so, anymore, so enjoy.
- RunKeeper Pro – They just know that 90% of you are likely to resolve to lose weight or stay in shape for the first few days of 2011. So they made RunKeeper Pro free. It’s widely believed to be the best running app out there. It uses GPS to keep tabs on where and how fast you’re running. It has maps, keeps history, does customized workouts, calculates paces, splits, has audio cues. Seriously, it does it all, and it normally costs $10. Now that’s an awesome start out the new year, 6.5 British pounds lighter! Challenge yourself to do better.
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