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Man to Camp in iPhone 5 Line with an Outrageously Fun Scheme

Rob Shoesmith, an app developer at MEDL Mobile and ambitious fellow, has an extensive plan in place to be the most outrageous person to ever wait in line for a product. Shoesmith is going to wait in line at the Covent Garden Apple Store in London, one of Apple’s premier

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Cheap Plastic Camera Shootout

While a lot of attention has been put on the upgraded camera coming to the iPhone 4, we thought we would compare some iPhone camera apps that don't require a ton of megapixels to make great pictures. Each of these apps help the iPhone take cheap retro looking photos, like the plastic cameras that used to be popular in the late 70s/early 80s. In this shootout, we chose three apps that seemed the most complete and advertised the ability to create awesome retro pics.

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iPad RSS Reader Shootout

The iPad is a great device for reading. With the full color screen, it is a glossy magazine if the Kindle reader is a text only novel. And considering our addiction to news feeds the iPad is an indispensable tool for us, but which app is the best one when it comes to reading our news feeds? We decided to put a few to the test and see which one comes out on top. Aside from being specifically an iPad app, the only requirement we had for the app was it had to sync with Google Reader. We chose three apps to battle it out for a position on our iPad home screens.

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Today’s Holiday-Themed App: Snow Brawlin’

Jumping back into the groove, today's holiday-themed app is almost as fun to play as it is cute! The game is Snow Brawlin' [App Store, Free] and it puts you in control of a cute little squirrel named Risoo who needs your help. You see, a gang of rogue rodents wants to take over his turf and his supply of nuts. So what's a squirrel to do but start a snowball fight!

Gameplay is simple; chuck snowballs at your furry foes while dodging their attacks. It's tons of fun, especially for a free game! If you like the game, an upgrade pack can be purchased in-game to add lives, four bonus levels, and access to the global leader board. Video below!

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Today’s Christmas-Themed App: Snowy’s Christmas Pinball

Today's holiday-themed app comes from the same great developer who created Monster Pinball [App Store, $3.99]. Snowy's Christmas Pinball [App Store, $1.99] features the same gameplay engine as Monster Pinball with a Christmas twist. The pinballs are actually Snowy's snowballs, which need to be saved from the evil Scrooge and the forgetful Santa. It's up to you to help Snowy because, well, he has sticks for arms.

It's totally cute and lots of fun! If you're a pinball fan, you can't go wrong with Snowy!

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Today’s Holiday-Themed App: Christmas With Weezer [Plus Music Courtesy of Lala]

As some of you may know, I have a disease which causes me to like everything Weezer does, so today's holiday app shouldn't surprise you. The app is Christmas With Weezer [App Store, $4.99], and it's a special version of Tap Tap Revenge just for the holidays. The game features six classic holiday tracks recorded by Weezer, made just for the app. If you're bored of the same old holiday songs, Weezer's take on the classics will surely put you in the mood. The app also includes two bonus tracks—"Pork and Beans" and "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived."

The holiday tracks are also available as a stand-alone album, so I decided to embed them below using Lala.com. Weezer fanboyism aside, it's worth remembering that the game is 100% Tap Tap Revenge. It's tons of fun and looks amazing. I highly recommend it!

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Today’s Holiday-Themed App: Nice List

Today's holiday app aims to help you simplify one of the most frustrating activities of the season—Christmas shopping! Nice List [App Store, $0.99] from Polar Bear Farm is a Christmas gift manager that lets you keep track of all the people you need to buy for and what gifts you plan to give. You can track how much you've spent and whether a gift has been purchased, wrapped, and shipped. It's incredibly beautiful, super easy to use, and it's only $0.99!

If you'd like to read more about Nice List, check out our review.

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Today’s Holiday-Themed App: Trigger Happy Christmas

Picking up where I left off yesterday, it's time to unveil the next holiday-themed app in our Holiday Apps 2009 special feature. Today's app is another game and it's called Trigger Happy Christmas [App Store, $0.99]. It's a simple game where you play as Santa, except Santa has a machine gun. Why does Santa have a machine gun? Because his elves have gone nuts. They're stealing presents and ruining Christmas in the process. So it's up to you to gather all the stolen gifts and annihilate each and every one of those greedy elves.

The game is filled with animated elf blood, guts, and brains which spew every which way, providing you with tons of wonderful joy-filled, elf-killing satisfaction. The game is $0.99 and totally worth it if you like the idea of Santa plus guns. And trust me, you'll like it. If you're not sure, check out the video below!

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Today’s Holiday-Themed App: Elf Command

As you've probably already noticed, it's "holiday-themed" app season, which means tons of new apps featuring Santa and candy canes are popping up all over the place. But unlike last year's glut of cheap and frankly stupid apps, this year's set of holiday apps actually look good! So to celebrate, we've decided to feature some of the best holiday apps.

So to kick off our holiday apps feature, I have a freebie for you: The game is Elf Command [App Store] and it's absolutely wonderful. The premise is that it's rush-hour in Santa's workshop and it's your job to help the robotic elves sort the presents for delivery. If you're familiar with games like Flight Control, Elf Control is very similar except instead of airplanes, it's adorable, robotic elves.

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Our Favorite iPhone 3.0 Features So Far

It's been a few days since iPhone 3.0 was released to the public and there's a lot of stuff in there! We've been playing with the software for quite some time and decided to compile a list of our favorite new features. Some of these are very high profile features, but we're hoping that we'll be able to point out a few things you haven't discovered yet. Read on for the big list!

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