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Price: FREE Score: 7/10 Category: Entertainment Many camera apps found in the App Store promise to deliver “Hollywood-style” visuals, but Action Movie FX by Bad Robot Interactive actually delivers on that promise. Giving users the ability to take everyday videos and add missile explosions, car wrecks, tornadoes, helicopter crashes and more, Action Movie FX can turn nearly any mundane video into a big-budget Michael Bay movie. (And chances are good that the plot will…

Price: $0.99 Score: 7/10 Category: Games Following up on the success of their successful Flick Kick franchise, the folks at Full Fat have landed the NFL license to create a game that retains the fun and addictive nature of their previous games, and adds just enough NFL flavor to satisfy armchair quarterbacks everywhere. Flick Kick Quarterback’s simple mechanic of flicking the ball into the hands of waiting receivers, racking up high scores in the…

Price: $0.99 Score: 6/10 Category: Games At first blush, Blosics by FDG Entertainment appears to be yet another physics-based block-breaking game in the vein of Boom Blox or Angry Birds. As it turns out, it is almost exactly that. And while Blosics is a perfectly competent and even enjoyable block-breaker, it does little to differentiate itself from the now flooded market of me-too titles. True, the level design in Blosics does take some creative…

Price: $0.99 Score: 8/10 Category: Games Chillingo seems to be one of the most prolific – and successful – iOS developers in the market. The key to their success is a steady stream of well-produced, bite-sized portable games that usually encourage repeated plays to improve their score or unlock additional levels. Little Lost Chick follows that trademark Chillingo formula with simple-but-addictive gameplay that takes place in an adorable setting. Though it’s not the most…

Price: $0.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Games Borrowing a bit of influence from arcade classics like Galaga and Space Invaders, Super Crossfire from Chillingo is an excellent single-screen space shooter that has just enough unique elements to set it apart from those time-tested franchises. The game was obviously designed by folks who not only know their arcade history, but also know how to get the most out of the iPhone gaming experience, as the mechanics…

Price: Free Score: 9/10 Category: Social Networking Find My iPhone is a handy app for locating devices that are under your account, such as iPads or iPhone’s that share a common account. But what if you want to locate a friend? That’s where Find My Friends from Apple comes in. It’s a remarkably easy-to-use app that allows you to keep tabs on friends who choose to share their location with you. Now, before you…

Price: Free Score: 7/10 Category: Social Networking It’s been a long time coming, but there’s finally a native Facebook app (iTunes Link) for the iPad. Gone are the days of fumbling through your friends list and swapping categories through cumbersome iPhone menus. Instead, the new Facebook app features a handy side menu system, similar to what’s found in the iPad Twitter app. This side menu slides the main screen to the right, allowing you…

Price: $0.99 Score: 6/10 Category: Games Record of Arden War 2 from BiCore is an interesting hack n’ slasher with visuals straight out of the 16-bit era. The game offers up a bevy of options, including the ability to choose the gender of your hero at the beginning of the game. This is no arbitrary choice, as each gender has unique quests to undertake and slight story differences. Containing scores of unique quests, a pet…

Price: $0.99 Score: 8/10 Category: Games The iPhone as a gaming platform is a perfect match for small, bite-sized games that only take a moment or two of the player’s time. As such, we don’t tend to see a lot of robust, lengthy adventure games. This makes sense as the platform has become synonymous with “casual gaming”. But every now and again, an nice little adventure game will poke through, giving iPhone gamers more of…

Price: $2.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Sports The new betting management app VegasSports seeks to allow gamblers to organize their bets and keep an accurate account of funds flowing in and out of their sports books. Think of it as a daily planner for all your sports betting needs. Through an intuitive interface and an extremely organized system of record-keeping, Vegas Sports allows the user to enter in information quickly and easily, and get on with…

Price: $0.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Music The music studio developers at Smule captured our hearts with the Magic Fiddle. Now they’re showing us why Steve Jobs can call his iOS devices magical. At its core MadPad is like a basic level music sequencer plugged into your social network so if you give it a download, strap in for some fun. MadPad starts with a tutorial that covers all the basics. Music experiences are centered on…

Price: $0.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Games Contre Jour is yet another wonderful iPhone game from brought to us by the wizards over at Chillingo. The game contains the same addictive gameplay style that are characteristic of many games from the productive iOS publisher and is made even more impressive by its lush atmosphere, soothing background music, and easy-to-learn game style. Perfect for bite-sized gaming sessions, Contre Jour suits the platform well. The touch controls are…

Price: $9.99 Score: 8/10 Category: Medical The Brain Pro (NOVA Series) from 3D4Medical is a remarkable app that will certainly come in handy for students of anatomy or even anybody with an interest in what things look like inside their noggin. That’s not to say that this app is designed for the layman. However, neither is it so obtuse that someone who’s curious about anatomy can’t get some value out of it. Perhaps that’s the…