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iPhone apps: Brain Fit, inFact Hoops, PimpMyNews

updated 01:20 pm EDT, Mon May 11, 2009

Digits, Flick NBA

  • Brain Fit ($1) is a puzzle game where players must rearrange a group of pieces to form one rectangle. The game includes 90 different puzzles that have been broken down into three different difficulties. Brain Fit also includes simple and colorful graphics and its own playlist of relaxing music.

  • inFact Hoops ($3) includes hundreds of trivia questions pertaining to current NBA players. The questions cover topics such as hight, position, picture, college, hometown, and teams played for. inFact includes both a practice mode and a scoring mode, where players are rewarded with points for answering questions in a defined period of time which slowly decreases as players progress through the quiz.

  • PimpMyNews ($4) lets users create playlists of their favorite blogs or news stories from more than 1,200 sources and can read them aloud using text-to-speech. Users can create a list of their ten favorite new sources such as TechCrunch or the New York Times and the application automatically pulls stories from these sites, coverts them to audio and displays them in the news feed. Stores can then be read or listened to and also include all the media included in the original article such as pictures, audio clips, and video clips.

  • Digits ($2) is a tool for quickly adding a phone number to the iPhone's contact list. On launch the application prompts the user for a phone number and then a first and last name. After this information is gathered the contact is saved to the address book and users can go their to add more detailed information if necessary.

  • Flick NBA Basketball ($3) features several basketball inspired mini games such as: 3 Point Shootout, Hotshot Arcade, Long Shot, H.O.R.S.E. and the Ball Spin. Players can choose to play as one of 30 real world NBA players that represent every team in the league. Players have the option to play any of the game types solo against the computer or against another player via a WiFi connection.

    by MacNN Staff

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