Bento, Bed Bugs, The North Face Snow Report, RedLaser, Canabalt - 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: Bento

This week I am picking the Bento app from FileMaker. There are several apps out there that can keep track of passwords and other data. What is nice about Bento is that you can make these databases yourself! You can edit fields, make lists and choose data types. If you own Bento for Mac, you can sync the data between apps! For $4.99, Bento is a great value for simple database creation. [$4.99 - iTunes link]


Chris' Pick: Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs is a fun, quick paced pseudo-shooting game (for some reason it reminds me of Space Invaders). In the game, you try to keep your sleeper asleep by shooting the various monsters that try to wake him up. Different monsters have different weaknesses (when you can "shoot" them, for example). Succeed and your sleeper gets a good night sleep. [$1.99 - iTunes link]


Jeremy's Pick: The North Face Snow Report

Snowboard/Ski season is fast approaching so my pick is the Snow Report. It's free and you get a slick user interface, detailed information on any resort you select, trail maps, built in Twitter support, etc... Nifty little app that anyone interested in skiing or snowboarding should pick up.[$Free - iTunes link]

North Face Snow Report

Matt's Pick: RedLaser

RedLaser is created by Occipital, which has that nifty barcode scanning technology (used in foodscanner as well.) The application scans barcodes with ease and has recently come to my aid in purchasing books. After it scans, it pulls up results from Amazon, Google and other locations, letting you know where the cheapest place to purchase is. If you're one of those people that like to compare prices while at the store, this might just be the perfect app for you! [$1.99 - iTunes link]


Rene's Pick: Canabalt

Canabalt is a highly simplified, highly stylized -- indeed pixelized -- game where you race across rooftops, jump over obstacles, leap between buildings, crash through windows, avoid bombs and collapsing construction, and otherwise do everything you can just to keep running. If you hit something you slow down, if you don't, you speed up, and if you mistime a jump, you fall, crash or get vaporized and the game is over. How far can you run? [$1.99 - 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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Bento, Bed Bugs, The North Face Snow Report, RedLaser, Canabalt - TiPb Picks of the Week


For price comparison, try also pic2shop. It is free, and reads barcodes quickly, even on the iPhone 3G.

Canabalt, perfect iPhone game for me. Short and fun with one handed play. This game and orbital I keep going back to.

My pick would be Ping! - being a former blackberry user - the only thing I can honestly say I miss is Blackberry Messenger - Ping! effectively works - also would pick redlaser also - I wish it had the ability to compare prices at local retail stores also.

My pick is a rather new app: Instaplaylist.
Everything that The Apple remote app does except that it uses YouTube videos instead of your iTunes library to work remotely.
So basically you'll have unlimited access to all of YouTube music videos to play onto your laptop (which you should have connected to a great stereo if your smart) remotely through the instaplaylist app on your iPhone.
It's awesome!!

How come all of a sudden do we seem to have an outbreak dilemma involving bed bugs in america I previously worked for a nearby College for 30 years and didn’t have trouble until 2 yrs ago?