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Apr 2 2013   10:40AM GMT

Apple App Store Approaching a Million Apps – Here’s a few of them

David Scott David Scott Profile: David Scott

Let’s start with a few that might serve your existence, and we’ll finish with a couple games (in that case, I guess they all serve existence); most of ‘em free:

MyFitnessPal:  This app seems to have great utility in helping any of us manage our diets and our workouts.  Nutritional information for a diverse array of foods and meal ideas is key, and you can keep track of your workout routines – don’t miss those, and get tips for safe, effective exercises.

Path:  Here’s a mobile social network with many recent improvements, such as “stickers” (which are of greater variety, and more definitive, than emoticons), and special messaging involving group and individual capabilities.  Be wary, though, as Path has had some privacy and breach issues in the recent past, hopefully resolved.

System Util Dashboard:  This can be handy for heavy mobile users:  You can track phone usage from a utility point of view – space left, battery life, and data and processor usage.  Even if you aren’t experiencing crunches, gadget freaks will want it.  :^ )    (I could use a sticker here…)

Vine:  Here’s a gif maker for Twitter.  If brevity is the soul of wit, then I guess we’ll be seeing plenty of wit in videos, as they’re limited to 6 seconds.  Come to think of it, that’s plenty of time for me to blast out a 360 of my new hairstyle…

Tinder:  A dating app that syncs to your Facebook profile, it surveys for any share of friends, your location, interests, networks, etc.  You can then view other users near you of potential compatibility… and hopefully, something catches fire…

Here’s some games.  I’ll admit that I don’t play games (on devices) – mainly a time factor – but I understand the appeal for those that do:

Sonic Dash:  Hmmm… lots of running, jumping, obstacle-avoiding… measures of merit like the collecting of rings, tracking of meters travelled.  WTH, it’s free.

Bastion:  Fantasy setting, “the Kid” fighting enemies in a post-apocalyptic scape – geez, I’m not looking to relive my childhood.  Wait, it was ok.  No really

Punch Quest:  Enemies and pushing and punching.  I’m not looking to… wait…

Nimble Quest:  If you run into a monster or a wall, you die.  Other than that, it’s life as we know it:  Assembling hero-sorts of various capacities; sword-wielding, fireball-throwing and so forth, creating a longer and stronger “snake” as you fight monsters and… critters… and avoid walls…  it’s my last office all over again – minus the squirrels    ;^)   (where did I put those stickers??)

With all of the free and low-cost apps, it might be time for a tip-toe through the Apple Apps Store.

NP:  Sonny Stitt, Only the Blues, original 1957 Verve LP.  A thrift store find, this LP was abused and heavily scratched.  The sound was considerably improved by virtue of my KLH DNF 1201a (Dynamic Noise Filter – a transient noise impulse reducer – or, a “click-and-pop” machine), allowing me a great listen to a great session.  From Wikipedia, session notes.

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