Here is our countdown of the Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week. Don’t let these gems pass you by. Save your money, and go free!
1. Smash Cops
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BE THE POLICE IN AMERICA’S WILDEST TV CHASES
Take down runaway felons whilst avoiding civilian traffic and buddy police as you chase and weave through traffic.
Escape under time pressure from felon attack and get to a call out location as quickly as possible.
7 different mini games: smash a load of cars illegally parked in a car park, weave through a course laid out by cones, dodge traffic on a highway and collect evidence throughout the city.
– GROUND BREAKING CONTROLS
By placing your finger behind the car you can steer, weave, defend and attack runaway felons with full control of your vehicle, never before used in touch racing games.
– LARGE DRIVABLE CITY
Huge city with high quality visuals creates a fun and rich environment for different attack and escape routes spread over 30 missions and 8 vehicles.
– CHAOS AND MAYHEM
Smash, crush and flip felon vehicles. Obliterate the street scenery.
– iPhone 3GS AND iPod Touch 3 USERS
Smash Cops will play but will be slower in parts as it uses extensive physics optimised for more powerful iOS devices.
– OPTIMISED FOR iPhone 4 AND iPad 1
– ENHANCED FOR iPhone 4S AND iPad 2
Enjoy more physics and more visual FX that take advantage of that extra power!
Mirror the action from your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to your TV.
ATTENTION ALL UNITS! MAJOR UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE
– 10 all new missions featuring even more criminal activity.
– 3 new vehicles to give you an edge.
– A bigger city with new Industrial Park.
– Try to beat Officer Hutch’s record times on each mission.
– Compete against Game Center friends for the fastest times.
– Hunt down donuts hidden throughout the city.
Also includes support for iPad Retina display.
2. Flick Home Run! New Free
Flick your finger and make a homerun.
You can experience a real baseball batting through the physical pendulum.
This is a game in which you can experience various throws based on the pendulum. The ball will fly further if you can hit the ball directly with the quick flick. Experience a “real-life like” batting simulation.
3. Logos Quiz Game
This is quiz game full of fun that consists on guessing the names of hundreds of logos from different companies. To achieve this you have a lot of clues which you can use to help you complete the game. You can also ask your friends if you don’t know the answer! Challenge them to see who know more logos!
MORE THAN 500 BRANDS!
We are continiously surrounded by company logos, we can see them on TV, walking on the street, at important events… everywhere! But, how many of them can you recognize?
If you are blocked and you don’t know the answer for a logo, don’t give up! Use one of the hints that each logo has!
ASK YOUR FRIENDS
If after using all the hints, you still don’t know the answer, don’t worry! You can always ask your friends through twitter or facebook, and complete the missing ones with them!
See how many hits, how many misses and how many close ups questions. Check your total score and share it on facebook or twitter. Compete with your friends!
Fixed an issue where the screen would stay frozen when the application starts and eventually crash.
4. Shaun the Sheep – Home Sheep Home 2
An official Shaun the Sheep app from Aardman Animations
Set sail on a brand new pirates level to celebrate the release of Aardman’s latest film “Pirates! In an Adventures With Scientists!”. Collect the ham, avoid the cannon fire and don’t sink! How long can you last on the seven seas?
Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is out in UK theatres from March 28th. For worldwide release dates visit: http://thepirates-movie.net
“Will keep you smiling at your phone or iPad for hours” — Touch Arcade
“Loveable illustrated visual design; charmingly detailed animations” — AppSpy
“Home Sheep Home 2 takes all the parts that were good from the first game and builds on them to create an excellent puzzle game” — AppGamer
“For adults, this game is a coffee-break hero. For families, or for kids alone, it’s a fantastic little thinker brimming with classic Aardman character. ” — DIYgamer
Shaun the Sheep’s BAFTA-nominated puzzle game is back for a second baa-rilliant adventure!
Join Shaun, Timmy and Shirley as they journey through over 40 levels of underground caverns and negotiate the busy streets of London, all in search of the green, green grass of home. Use each sheep’s unique abilities to shove, leap, squeeze and swim your way through underground tunnels, abandoned mineshafts – and even evade the guards at Buckingham Palace!
• WOOLY PUZZLE FUN
Home Sheep Home 2 retains the simple controls and tricky puzzles that made the first game so popular. Control Shaun, Timmy or Shirley and use sheep-teamwork to get to the end of each stage.
• OVINE OBJECTIVES
Each stage is littered with collectables including smelly socks, cupcakes and even game controllers – but you’ll need to be top of the flock to collect them all! Think outside the box and use the special abilities of each sheep wisely to fully complete each level.
• BAA BAA BONUS
Think you’ve mastered the game? Test your skills on some fiendishly difficult bonus levels, which provide a new take on some familiar stages! Show the world what you’re made of with leaderboards and achievements.
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5. Deer Hunter Reloaded
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Enhanced Graphics for the new iPad®!
The most REALISTIC and AUTHENTIC hunting sim returns. It’s time to RELOAD your rifles and take to the wilds of North America to bag the BIGGEST GAME out there!
First Person perspective with visually stunning environments
NEW X-RAY MODE
To target specific organs
Beat your friends to the top of the leaderboards!
SLOW-MOTION BULLET EFFECTS!
MOVE BETWEEN STRATEGIC VANTAGE POINTS
To line up the perfect shot
CUSTOMIZABLE PLAYER AVATAR
With a variety of jackets, vests, boots, and hunting glasses
Collect trophies for your trophy room
Achievements and Leaderboards
Enhanced Graphics for the new iPad®!
Bug fixes and other improvements to game performance
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“In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.” –Tony Montana.
In the spring of 1980, the Mariel boatlift brought thousands of Cuban refugees to the sun-washed avenues of Miami in search of the American Dream. Tony Montana, cultural icon, was aboard that ship.
Based on the epic film that inspired a worldwide phenomenon, you too can relive Tony Montana’s meteoric rise from refugee to kingpin of Miami’s underworld. Build Tony’s empire above and beyond what was previously thought possible, while expanding business and blasting your way to the top, Montana-style. Thirsty for money and power, the world can now be yours.
➤ Authentic voices and images from the iconic crime film, including all of Tony’s famous quotes
➤ Interact with Tony’s famous friends and foes including Manny, Elvira, Frank and Omar
➤ Complete more than 96 missions that take Tony from the streets to the top of a criminal empire
➤ Build your empire by choosing from 39 different businesses to own and upgrade
➤ Explore six different locations in and around Miami including South Beach, Downtown and the Club District.
➤ Custom build Tony’s mansion to expand and defend your businesses
➤ Arm yourself with dozens of Tony’s ‘little friends’ and create an arsenal to dominate your enemies
➤ Stunning visuals and a custom soundtrack bring 1980s Miami to life
➤ Universal app – works with iPhone 3GS+, iPad1+ and iPod Touch 3rd gen+
➤ Compatible with iOS 4.1
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A network connection is required to play.
You must be logged into Game Center to play.
★ Thank you for downloading Scarface™ version 1.1! ★
This version 1.1 update includes:
➤ More of Tony Montana!
➤ Tap to collect new XP and Cash rewards
➤ Expand your empire directly from gameplay
➤ Bug fixes to improve stability on all devices
7. Law & Order: Legacies
***EPISODE 1 FREE for a limited time***
***COMPLETE THE ENTIRE SEASON TODAY, ALL 7 EPISODES NOW AVAILABLE!***
***THE SEASON FINALE HAS A TWIST ENDING YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!***
Multi-Pack [Episode 2 – 7 Bundle] Now Available for $12.99 [Best Value] via in-app purchase. Once purchased, you will be able to install each episode as they become available.
NOTE: This app is only compatible with 3GS hardware and above.
Gain access to the full season [7 episodes] of Law & Order: Legacies by purchasing Episode 1, which will be your gateway to acquiring the remaining episodes, as they are released, via in-app purchase!
Each episode will be $2.99 and “universal” – purchase it on your iPhone and you’ll own the iPad version and vice-versa.
PLAY THE SHOW as police, investigating crimes; and then as district attorneys, prosecuting the offenders.
JOIN A DREAM TEAM CAST of fan-favorite investigators and prosecutors from multiple Law & Order franchises, including Olivia Benson, Lennie Briscoe, Rey Curtis, Jack McCoy and many more.
DISCOVER MULTIPLE ENDINGS with innovative court room game play based on your moral decisions: convict, plea bargain, or find the defendant not guilty!
INVESTIGATE 7 standalone cases that also piece together a season-wide mystery.
Episode 1: Revenge
A maid at a five-star hotel is found murdered. Benson and Curtis investigate, uncovering a conspiracy involving hackers and powerful media magnates.
Episode 2: Home to Roost
A 1999 case. A man collapses on his own doorstep, with a large wound to his femoral artery. Briscoe and Curtis trace the crime to a group of gamblers and a lucrative underground cock-fighting ring.
Episode 3: Killer Smart
In 2011, Mike Logan calls the 27th with a problem. He’s been investigating dumped bodies found along a lonely stretch of road in Long Island. The victims are all prostitutes, taken from somewhere in Manhattan.
Episode 4: Nobody’s Child
On New Year’s Eve, 1999, the battered body of a boy is discovered in an alley. The investigation reveals a case of shocking abuse…along with criminal indifference in high places.
Episode 5: Ear Witness
2011. A boy and his mother are walking to the market late one night when she is inexplicably gunned down. The boy survives, but can’t identify her attacker – he’s blind. Can he identify the suspect by voice alone, and will it stand up in court?
Episode 6: Side Effects
In 1999, a murder at an upscale prep school reveals a conspiracy among the parents and staff to keep another crime quiet. Briscoe and Curtis discover the victim has intriguing connections to the Preppy Jogger case.
Episode 7: Resolution
During an anti-Wall Street protest, a businessman is seen being pushed off a bridge. When cops find the body, a suicide note mentions several pieces of key evidence in the Preppy Jogger case.
Based on NBCUniversal’s Emmy-winning Law & Order series, TV’s top-rated and longest-running crime series.
This App is available in English voice with French and German subtitles.
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8. ESPN Radio
***NOTE: To play audio in the background simply connect to an ESPN Radio stream in the ESPN Radio App. Press the home button on the bottom of the phone (OS 4.0+). You’ll be taken to the iPhone homescreen with the audio running in the background. Return to the app to play/pause or select another station or podcast. Background play not supported for iOS 3.X***
Listen to LIVE internet broadcasts of the following stations on your iPhone or iPod Touch:
ESPN Radio Network Feed
ESPN Deportes Network Feed
New York NY WEPN-AM
Los Angles, CA KSPN-AM
Chicago, IL WMVP – AM
Dallas, TX KESPN-FM
Washington DC WTEM-AM
Madison, WI WTLX-FM
West Palm Beach WEFL-AM
Atlantic City WENJ-FM
Baton Rouge, LA WNXX-FM
Honolulu, HI KKEA-AM
Redding, CA KKXS-FM
Ruston (Monroe), LA KNBB-FM
Las Vegas KWWN-AM
Anaheim (LA), CA KLAA-AM
Syracuse, NY WTLA-AM/WSGO-AM
Tallahassee, FL WTSM-FM (future)
Greensboro, NC WCOG-AM (future)
Spokane, WA KXLX-AM (future)
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – listen to every college football game that ESPN Radio broadcasts, LIVE on your iPhone or iPod.
LISTEN to over 35 ESPN Radio podcasts right from your iPhone or iPod Touch, including The BS Report with Bill Simmons, Pardon The Interruption, Around The Horn, Fantasy Focus and Tony Kornheiser Show.
FEATURING your favorite ESPN shows like Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, The Scott Van Pelt Show, The Michael Kay Show and many more!
LISTEN OnDemand to SportsCenter – updated every 20 minutes!
LIVE scores and news feeds of your favorite NFL, MLB, NHL, College and professional sports teams.
STREAM or play live radio in the background while you check email, text message friends or use other applications!
TEXT CONNECT – send a message directly to the studio of your favorite ESPN Radio shows.
Due to contractual limitations with certain content, especially play-by-play broadcasts, there are times when the schedule that’s on-air won’t match the schedule that’s online. While we make every effort to update the schedule, occassionally the nature of play-by-play broadcasting limits our ability to accurately present the latest schedule (ie., rain delays, last minute schedule changes). We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If you have specific schedule questions, please contact the station directly by visiting their website.
– Updated for iOS5 compatibility
– Slower Bottomline transition when returning from Backgrounding
– Minor Bug Fixes
9. Sky Safari 3
FREE FOR NEAF UNTIL APRIL 30th! MACWORLD 2010 BEST OF SHOW WINNER! SKY & TELESCOPE HOT PRODUCT FOR 2012!
As just reviewed in Sky & Telescope magazine, SkySafari 3 is “revolutionary” and a “game-changer”. SkySafari 3 will change the way you do astronomy!
Gizmodo says, “Of all the stargazing and astronomy apps available for iOS, SkySafari 3 is the best.”
The Mac Observer gives SkySafari 3 a rare 5/5 star rating:
SkySafari version 3 comes in three versions, and all three offer more than ever before. This is basic version of SkySafari 3. It shows you 46,000 stars, plus 220 of the best-known star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies in the sky. It displays the Solar System’s major planets and moons using NASA spacecraft imagery, and includes the best-known asteroids and comets.
SkySafari 3 accurately shows you the sky from any place on Earth, at any time up to one hundred years in the past or future. It includes encyclopedic descriptions of the constellations, stars, and planets written by professional astronomers. And it contains hundreds of images from NASA space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the world’s foremost astro-photographers.
If you have an iPhone/iPad with a compass, or an iPod Touch with a gyroscope, SkySafari can help you identify stars and planets by holding your phone next to them. Tap the Compass/Gyro button (or shake your phone) to activate the compass – now, as you move the phone around, the sky chart follows your motion. Search for any object in the sky, and follow the arrow on screen to find it!
SkySafari 3 has a “Night” button to preserve your dark adaptation as you’re exploring the night sky. The Time Flow feature lets you animate the night sky using simple VCR controls – follow the motion of the stars and planets as SkySafari compresses days, months, and years into a few seconds.
SkySafari 3 includes SkyWeek – the mobile version of Sky & Telescope Magazine’s super-popular “Sky at a Glance” column. SkyWeek features interactive sky charts for each day of the week, and links to more articles on S&T’s website. SkyWeek shows you all major sky events: eclipses, conjunctions, good meteor showers — miss nothing!
And all this is just in the basic version! Don’t be afraid to start small – you’ll end with the universe at your fingertips! SkySafari’s streamlined user interface puts both power and simplicity into your hands – and turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into an invaluable tool for exploring the night sky. SkySafari is more than just a star chart – it’s a celestial travel guide!
1) Supports high-resolution “retina” display on the new iPad.
2) Fixed several cosmetic issues on iOS 5.1, including tinting of Time Flow controls. Fixed Year button in Time Flow controls.
3) SkySafari now shows satellites! For example, you can now see the International Space Station by searching for “ISS”. Object Info for any satellite shows when it will pass overhead. SkySafari automatically downloads new satellite, asteroid, and comet orbit data every week.
4) Made the app smaller by eliminating extraneous faint stars, so it can now be downloaded without Wi-Fi. Updated star distances from new 2007 Hipparcos reduction.
iTunes App of the Week – May 12, 2011
Viddy is a simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share videos with the world!
“Turn everyday moments into perfect little movies with Viddy on iPhone. So next time you catch that pristine sunset over the Pacific, make it more than a memory. Then share it with your Viddy community and upload them to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.”
“Viddy, an App That’s Like Twitter for Videos” – WSJ
“If you’ve seen what Instagram has done for phone-shot photos, you can imagine that Viddy may soon do the same for videos.” – NYTimes
+ Advanced camera includes focus / exposure / white balance settings, audio metering, timer and more.
+ Add visual effects, music, transitions, and even movie stars to your videos
+ 100% free packs such as Vintage, Crystal, Solarize, Red, Exposed, Retro, Glam, BW, Hued, Junkd and 3D
+ 100% free brand packs such as Snoop, Incubus, and more.
+ Share your creation privately, to your friends, or to the world
+ One-click sharing to the social web, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Tumblr
+ Interact with your friends with tags, likes and comments
+ Realtime video discovery and exploration from a vibrant community.
+ An endless source of creativity, inspiration and personal expression.
+ And much, much more…
We love your feedback! Please continue to send questions, suggestions and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Videos are currently limited to :15 seconds. Vimeo and YouTube are great places to share longer videos. Video capture is not supported for iPhone 3G and older.
+Ability to change video description and more
+Improved push notification support
+Bug fixes and performance updates
App prices are subject to change.
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