Alive 4-ever, TapDefense, Facebook 3.0, Snow Leopard, Brushes 2.0 - TiPb Picks of the Week!


Every week a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they're iPhone (or iPod touch) related, they're fair game.

So who's on deck this week and what are our picks? Find out after the break!

Chad's Pick: Alive 4-ever

Alive 4-ever is the latest zombie erradication game for the iPhone! You can choose between different characters, level them up and buy equiment and weapons. The game borrow heavily from iDracula, but really takes it to another level with its customization options. If you love blowing away zombies with added depth and customizations, check out Alive 4-ever! [$0.99 - iTunes link]

Alive 4-ever

Chris' Pick: TapDefense.

This tower defender game is entertaining and FREE! Try to prevent various demons and other underworld minions from entering Heavan with well placed archer towers, canon towers, and more! With a variety of game boards, modes, and goals you can mix and match to create a wide array of game options. It is add supported (and includes two new towers that you can only get my "filling out a offer") but even on the basic level it is still good for passing the time. [Free - iTunes link]


Jeremy's Pick: UFC

Not home to watch the fights? The UFC app has you covered -- stream live events directly from your iPhone via 3G or WiFi. (Normal ppv fee does apply) - [$0.99 - iTunes link]


Justin's Pick: Facebook 3.0

I'm not that big of a Facebook user as Twitter consumes most of my social networking time. I think I use Twitter more because I really love social networking "on the go" vs sitting in front of my computer and the pre 3.0 app version was pretty awful. Before this version my main interaction with Facebook was via selective Twitter updates, but now the Facebook app is fun to use again and will pull some time away from Twitter. [Free - iTunes link]

Facebook 3.0

Leanna's Pick: Facebook 3.0

As you probably know, Facebook for iPhone got a huge update this week. Finally, I can visit Facebook on my iPhone without any feelings of anger! Notifications are no longer a disaster and it's just a quick tap to "like" a post. For the past couple months, my Facebook usage (both on iPhone and computer) has gone down, but with Facebook 3.0, I'm back in business! [Free - iTunes link]

Leanna Facebook

Rene's Pick #1: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Had. To. Be. Picked. No, not because it's refined or enhanced, but simply because with Snow Leopard Apple Shows that, as much as OS X helped make the iPhone (and iPod touch) OS, all the work that's gone into optimization and UI for the iPhone is being brought back to the Mac as well. Win. Win. From the compressed files that take up less space, to QuickTime X and its trim and share features, to ActiveSync support for Exchange, the iPhone's tiny footprints are all over this big cat and gosh darnit, that just makes us proud. [$29.99 - Apple Store link]

Snow Leopard Box

Rene's Pick #2: Brushes 2.0

The original Brushes, a finger-painting wonder for the iPhone and iPod touch, gained attention when it was used to make the cover for the New Yorker. Deservedly so. Brushes 2.0, however, says "meh!" at it's predecessor and ups the finger-painting ante with layers, a better brush panel, and more powerful zoom. If you want to let your inner iPhone artist out, give this a whirl. Or a dap. Or any stroke you feel like! [$4.99 - iTunes link]


Your Pick?

You're part of team TiPb too, so what's your pick? What app was your absolute fav last week? Let us -- and everyone -- know in the comments!

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Rene Ritchie

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Alive 4-ever, TapDefense, Facebook 3.0, Snow Leopard, Brushes 2.0 - TiPb Picks of the Week!


On Facebook, before the update chat would keep me offline. Since 3.0, everytime I log on, it signs me into chat. I have to keep signing out of it which is annoying. Does anyone know how to stay offline? I don't want to have to keep signing out as I don't use chat & it's very frustrating

Facebook 3.0 is a major leap from it's predecessor however the app is still buggy in certain parts. The app runs kind of sluggish on a 3G. I wonder how it runs on a 3GS?

My app recommendation is tap tap coldplay. Got it on a whim and really enjoyed the changes they made to the gameplay. I bought alive forever and played it a little, but really expected more. I definitely wouldn't recommend buying it

I have a crash bug in facebook 3.0 when browseing my friends list, every time, I'm sure it'll be fixed in the next version. Overall I'm well impressed with the update. My pick for last week.

I use Beejive for remaining on Facebook IM, and with push, it's even better. Only thing is that if you're signed in on you're compute as well, it'll cause problems if someone starts IMing with you. But as long as nobody IMs you, it is no problem being signed in to both Beejive's Facebook and at the same time.

Everyone with Facebook 3.0 issues they developer says he already has 3.0.1 ready to fix the minor problems. But we will have to wait a few weeks, as we all know. Also some of the issues are Facebook server issues he says and will be fixed asap.

In Facebook 2.5, when viewing comments, you could tap a persons picture and it would take you to their profile. That doesn't work in 3.0, unless I'm missing something.
Other than that it's great

I'm a huge ufc fan but the app is a big letdown. They need to rethink the whole thing and give the buyer a reason to pay for it. Overall it is a very weak app and nobody in their right mind is paying $45 for a pov on a phone.
Personally I like the old facebook app better. This one doesn't feel intuitive.

My pick the week, Sheep Launcher. (No animals were hurt in the development of this game). Hey it's .99 and there's even a free version to try. It's addictive like the game DoodleJump.
Basically you just touch the sheep to keep him from falling too far. It's hours of fun 3 minutes at a time.