Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week

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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!





Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Marvel’s The Avengers: Iron Man – Mark VII” is an epic interactive comic book experience through the design logs of super hero Tony Stark as he journeys from his Mark I armor, used to escape from captivity in the Ten Rings insurgents’ cave, to the high-powered Mark VI armor, used to vanquish Ivan Vanko and his army of Hammer Drones.

A war has started and we are hopelessly outgunned. It is time for billionaire philanthropist Tony Stark to upgrade his Iron Man armor for the upcoming battle when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble for the blockbuster movie event of summer 2012.

Immerse yourself in the genius, grit and humor of Stark and team up with all your favorite Iron Man characters, including Pepper Potts, J.A.R.V.I.S., and James Rhodes, as Stark finds inspiration for his latest innovation, the Mark VII.

Suit up, blast off, and hang on tight for the first-ever fully-interactive Comic Book App Experience!

– 15+ pages of an all-new story by fan fave creators, writer Fred Van Lente and artist Steve Kurth! Plus an all-new cover by the legendary Adi Granov!
– Hit musical soundtrack from the Iron Man and Iron Man II movies!
– Innovative new sliding panel navigation to immerse you in comics like never before!
– Dozens of interactions that react to tilt, touch, and drag to give you full control over the experience!
– “Read to Me” mode with word highlighting!
– “Read Myself” mode with touchable words!

* Optimized for the new iPad retina display! *




2. Toca Kitchen Monsters

Toca Kitchen Monsters - Toca Boca
Ever wanted to play with your food? Now you can! In this Monster edition of the super-hit Toca Kitchen you can cook and play with food for two hungry monsters. Pick any ingredient and prepare it in your own way! Slice, boil, fry, cook, microwave or mix? And wait for the response from the hungry monster…

✔ 2 cool monsters – each with their own favorite food!
✔ 8 different ingredients that can be prepared in many different ways!
✔ Season the food – but watch out if you do it too much…
✔ Slice, boil, fry, cook, microwave or mix any of the ingredients
✔ Optional vegetarian mode!
✔ Fantastic original artwork!
✔ No rules or stress – play any way your kids want to!
✔ Kid-friendly interface!
✔ No third-party advertising
✔ No in-app purchases

Toca Kitchen Monsters is not a game – it’s a toy where you and your kids get to explore cooking. What happens if you mix a carrot and then fry it? What do Monsters like to eat? Why do the Monsters spit some food out if it is over-seasoned? Toca Kitchen supports free play for all ages and is a great way to use your imagination.

As with all Toca Boca toys, there are no high scores, time limits or stressful music. Your kids can play with it however they want!

If you like Toca Kitchen Monsters – try our other digital toys!

– Toca Kitchen (4 new characters and 12 ingredients)
– Toca Hair Salon
– Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift (FREE!)
– Toca House
– Toca Tea Party
– Toca Doctor
– Toca Doctor Lite (FREE!)
– Paint My Wings
– Helicopter Taxi
– Toca Store
– Toca Robot Lab
– Parenting’s Birthday Party Playtime

…available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad! Find all on

Toca Boca is a game studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all – we do it in a safe way without third-party advertising or in-app purchases.




3. HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks -
* Winner, Webby Award, Best Mobile Education and Reference App
* Winner, People’s Voice Webby Award, Best Mobile Education and Reference App
* Recent #1 Top Free Entertainment App
* Recent Top 10 Free App Overall
* Apple Feature as “Staff Favorite” (twice)
* Apple Feature as “New and Noteworthy”
* Apple Feature as “Great Free Apps”


Are you one of the millions of fans of, our podcasts, our videos, our superstar experts? With the new HowStuffWorks App, you will finally have access to over 30,000 articles, podcasts and videos all in one place!
The HowStuffWorks app not only gives you instant access to a massive collection of articles and podcasts right on your iPhone or iPod Touch, but also gives you direct access to our famous podcasters and HowStuffWorks experts! Tweet with the HowStuffWorks crew while you listen!
Stream our amazing popular podcasts while reading any article in the app or chat directly with the podcasters — even read their newest blog posts. Want to get a new episode ASAP? Set up a push notification and you’ll instantly be the first in the know! All 2,000+ of these great shows are now immediately available in the HowStuffWorks app!

-Stuff You Should Know: Named as one of the Best of iTunes in 2008 and 2010 and riding high in the top ten ever since, Josh and Chuck give fans permission to ponder.

-Stuff You Missed in History Class: If you weren’t paying attention, Stuff You Missed in History Class has you covered. Named as one of the Best of iTunes 2008 and 2010, this one continues to rank high as an audience favorite.

-BrainStuff: Learn quick nuggets of stuff that will make you smarter in just a few minutes!

-Stuff Mom Never Told You: In 2009, Stuff Mom Never Told You was named as one of the Best of iTunes and keeps listeners looped in on the stuff that mom forgot.

-TechStuff: The perfect podcast for seasoned techies and novices alike, this show breaks it down in a way that comforts even the staunchest technophobe.

-Stuff to Blow Your Mind: For the nerd in us all, this podcast will blow your mind. Best of iTunes for 2010.

-CarStuff: goes behind the wheel and under the hood in this auto- enthusiasts favorite. 

Or, check out any of our original video series:
-Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know: Conspiracy theorist? You’re not alone.

-The Stuff of Genius: Join Jonathan Strickland, as he breaks down the evolution of everyday stuff in a fascinating way in this show named as one of the Best of iTunes 2009.

-The Coolest Stuff on the Planet: Named as one of the Best of iTunes 2009, The Coolest Stuff on the Planet lets you take a tour around the most awesome places on Earth, without having to hop on a plane.

Download it today and check in every day to see the newest stuff!

4. The Daily Show Headlines

The Daily Show Headlines - MTV Networks
Watch some of The Daily Show’s best moments on your iPhone or iPad, with headlines from the past two weeks, a clip archive, upcoming guest news and schedule alerts. Plus, get digital exclusives from Jon and The Best F@#king News Team Ever.

Note: Full episodes are not available in this app. Full episodes are available for download in the iTunes store.

** Optimized with high-resolution videos and graphics for the new iPad**

• Watch headlines from the past two weeks
• Sort new clips by popularity, or use our random quotes module to relive some of the show’s classic bits
• Search the archive for clips you missed or want to watch again
• Never miss an episode on-air–set personalized tune-in reminders
• Get inside info on the show’s guests
• Share it all via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail

5. Trulia Rentals – Find Homes and Apartments for Rent

Trulia Rentals - Find Homes and Apartments for Rent - Trulia
Wondering where to find an apartment or house for rent?

Designed specifically for the apartment hunter on the go, Trulia Rentals for iPhone takes the pain out of finding your next rental home.

Never miss a listing with our apartment finder – we identify the newest homes for rent that match your search criteria and notify you as soon as they’re available. Let Trulia Rentals for iPhone help you find your next place!

– Save a search and get alerted when rental homes hit the market – you’ll be the first to know
– Quickly see new rental properties – marker colors show what’s been posted in the last 24 hours
– Share listings easily with roommates and family
– See nearby restaurants, grocery stores, and more
– Contact landlords and property managers on the go
– Customize your search by location, price, number of beds and baths, and more




6. Beat the Streak Beat the Streak -
Win $5,600,000 and take down baseball’s toughest streak from your iPhone with Beat the Streak®. Just pick one player who you think will get a hit each day, make correct picks for 57 straight games and the grand prize could be yours. The game is free and takes only 15 seconds a day to play, so what are you waiting for? Start your journey toward greatness today.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Must be a legal resident of the 50 U.S., D.C. or Canada (excl. Quebec) & of legal age of majority in jurisdiction of residence. Ends following conclusion of final game of 2012 MLB regular season. The Beat the Streak Prize (“Prize”) of US$5,600,000 is subject to applicable taxes & awarded as winner’s choice of (i) a 40-yr annuity of US$140,000 per year without interest (equaling US$5,600,000) (the “Annual Payments”), or (ii) lump sum payment of the estimated present value of the Annual Payments as of April 5, 2012 of approximately three million seventy-eight thousand four hundred twenty dollars (US$3,078,420). If no eligible participant achieves a 57-game hitting streak, Prize will not be awarded. In no event will more than 1 Prize be awarded. Void in Quebec & where prohibited. See Official Rules, which govern, for complete details at

What’s New

– Facebook Connect with your friends to compare their streaks against yours
– Double Down — Pick two players daily to grow your streak twice as fast
– Make a pick up to five minutes before each player’s game starts
– New design — making your pick is even faster
– Daily reminders so you don’t forget to make a pick




7. Hack Run ZERO

Hack Run ZERO - i273, LLC
It’s time for ANOTHER Hack Run!

Hack Run ZERO is FREE for a very limited time! We hope you enjoy it!
And the first game in the series, Hack RUN, is still FREE, too! Get them both before it’s too late!

Note: Hack Run ZERO is a prequel to the app ‘Hack RUN’. You should try the free version ‘Hack RUN free’ before starting this game.

Test your skills again as you hack your way through strange and secretive organizations to discover their hidden agendas! Hack Run ZERO uses old school prompts (like dos and unix) to help you navigate from system to system. As you access users’ accounts, you’ll discover more and more about the organizations and the people that work there.

Your adventure begins when you receive a disturbing ransom note about a loved one. Your only way to set them free is to follow the kidnapper’s shady demands. Once again your mission is to penetrate the maze of computer accounts through the use of your hacking skills. The stakes run high as you uncover more and more of the enemy’s diabolical plan; and with over 70 levels there’s no guessing how it will all end!

Note: an internet connection is required to access all portions of this game.

Stuck on a level? Just use the hints or answers tool to move on.

Hack Run ZERO is a game. It is not a tool or aid for learning how to hack into real computer systems. i273, LLC does not endorse hacking.




8. ARDefender

ARDefender - int13
ARDefender is brought to you for FREE today by Appoday: Free App Deal of the Day.

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To play, you have to print or draw this tag :

ARDefender is a simple yet very innovative game based on a new technology known as Vision Based Augmented Reality.
It uses the camera of the iPhone to blend the game world and the real world for a truly surprising, immersive and fun experience!

See the game trailer on Youtube

A few words from the developer
With ARDefender we wanted to create a simple yet entertaining game to showcase the Augmented Reality Technology we’ve spent years developing and refining.

We strongly believe in the AR potential to bring something fresh and really different in mobile gaming and we’re working on a very ambitious project based on the next iteration of our AR engine.

We’re using the feedback we got with ARDefender to make the user experience as smooth as possible.

Press Quotes
“The Benchmark in AR Gaming” —

“It’s a nice twist to a well-used game concept, and developer int13 seem to have done a good job executing it.” —

“The First Fun Augmented Reality Game on the iPhone App Store” —

“ARDefender is definitely neat, and supplies the wow factor.” —

“ARDefender is one of the first augmented reality games that I have played that actually works well.” —

“ARDefender is definitely my top augmented reality game for the iPhone.”
“The game looks incredibly sharp and ultra smooth.”
“ARDefender is a dollar well spent for both a fun gaming distraction and something cool to show your friends.” —

* Super smooth and robust AR engine
* HD graphics
* 20 different levels
* Works on all iOS devices with a camera (except the iPhone 3G)
* 22 Achievements
* Two different themes with different towers and enemies: Classic and Halloween
* Power-ups (like the defense drone or the Armageddon)
* Unlockable special towers with different weapons




9. Slash It!

Slash it! - Fancy Pencil

Slash, swing and shoot your way through the hordes of zombies. Who knew that slaying zombies could be this fun?

An army of zombies have invaded your town, and it is up to you to protect your family. Using your razor-sharp katana sword and years of martial arts training, you must save your town by slashing through zombies like a hot knife through butter. Or perhaps you just want to use the shotgun to blast those zombie heads off.

Put your skills to the test with the full-version
– Over 70 levels in story mode, multiple episodes
– Take on giant, challenging bosses
– Use over a dozen gruesome weapons
– Unlock new awards and achievements
– Play through unlimited survival and time attack game modes.
– Download new story mode episodes in future updates

Unlockable weapons include:
– A chainsaw to hack the zombies into pieces
– A flamethrower to burn them into a crisp
– A sledgehammer to bash those zombie faces in
– A freeze ray gun to turn them into blocks of ice
+ Many more

Satisfy your zombie slaying desires today!




10. Blux Movie

Blux Movie - Blux Touch
★GET BLUX MOVIE FREE!!★ ★3 DAYS ONLY!!★ ★Download Now!!★ (Reg. $2.99)

★★★Only For iPhone4S!★★★ Blux Movie is the first 1080p video app with Hollywood inspired HD filters! Our technology combined with the retina display and other iPhone improvements gives you a whole new level of quality when shooting or sharing videos. Shoot amazing movies in 1080p with unbeatable live preview, HD filters, split-screens, HD sharing, and much more!

Blux Movie is loaded with features you’ll love including:

Shoot in HD 1080p! or choose from 2 other resolutions for easy uploading and sharing.
8 different Split-Screen options. Try them all for some really cool cinematography!
8 unique and amazing Hollywood inspired HD filters including:
And more…
Real-time customization- switch filters, switch split-screen, and adjust music while you film!
NEW Pause and continue filming feature allows you to pause, change settings, locations, actors, music, etc. and continue filming. Start and stop as many times as you like.–No limit to your movie length!
Music, Music, Music! Play and record music during filming. Make your own music videos and go viral on YouTube!
Easy Do-it-Yourself custom filter creation. Make any filter to suit the mood of your film. Get creative!

NOTE: Many of Blux Movie’s features are specifically designed to take advantage of the new improvements in picture quality the iPhone4s offer. Due to this it will not function properly on earlier generation iPhones.

Additional Features:

Improved ZOOM allows you to capture your close-ups more clearly.
Instantly share to Facebook and YouTube straight from the app
Full compatibility with iMovie allowing you to further edit and polish your film
Front and back cameras with zoom, focus and exposure points
Built in video gallery
Shooting Grid
Airplay function allows you to instantly share to iTV for quick movie screenings.
WiFi sync- Access you video gallery from any computer via Wifi! No cords!
And much more….

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About Author

Brihanna has been a tech fanatic and computer nerd nearly all her life. When she isn’t chasing around kids or glued to her iPhone, she is updating app junkies like herself on where to find the latest go-to apps.

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