Google Mobile App, Palm Pre (Ahem!), SBSettings, Nikon D90, Return to Mysterious Island, Tweetie - 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: Google Mobile App.

This application allows you to "ask" Google a search. The app will then translate your voice to text and search your question. The latest version of this app literally fixed the accuracy errors of it's earlier self and so far has translated my queries flawlessly. If you haven't given this app a spin yet you should! Hey, and it's free! [Free - iTunes link]

Google Mobile App

Dieter's Pick: Palm Pre

Okay, Rene I picked for him, since he lined up, so to speak. Dieter's Palm Pre review has pretty much taken on a life of its own anyway, as has his video Q&A chat. But don't worry, Apple takes the stage back on Monday -- so enjoy it while it last fellas! [$199-ish - Web site]

James' Pick: SBSettings (Jailbreak)

I am constantly toggling bluetooth and wifi on my iPhone. It is a hassle that Apple decided to bury the on/off switches deep within the Settings App. I like the quick access this to these and other toggles (3G, backlight brightness, airplane mode, KeepAwake, processes, iPod and even a quick calculator). Other features that make this a standout jailbreak app is the ability to hide icons, add a quick dock for apps and quickly respring/reboot the iPhone. Best of all its free! [Free - Get it via Cydia]


Leanna's Pick: Nikon D90

I pick Nikon D90 because then I can sync beautiful photos onto my iPhone... [More $$$ than an iPhone - Web link]

[Ed: Um, yeah, okay. Enjoy the vacation Leanna!]

Nikon D90

Matt's Pick: Return to Mysterious Island

Myst & Zork fans rejoice! This awesome puzzle adventure combines the ideas of Zork and Myst together and is based on the "Return to Mysterious Island" novel by Jules Verne. The game is a combination of 360 degree panoramas that fade into each other as you move around the island (Myst part) You also have the ability to go abround the island picking up different items and interacting with objects & using them to get around the island or even using them in conjunction with other to do one task (zork part). The graphics in this game are very good and completely worth the price. Highly recommended! [$4.99 - iTunes link]

Return to Mysterious Island

Rene's Pick: Tweetie

I use other Twitter clients. Some for very specific tasks, some just for fun. But I always come back to Tweetie. It just fits what I want to do, a powerhouse for browsing and responding to tweets. And it works the way I imagine an Apple-built Twitter client would. Totally iPhone-like. [$2.99 - 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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Google Mobile App, Palm Pre (Ahem!), SBSettings, Nikon D90, Return to Mysterious Island, Tweetie - TiPb Picks of the Week


Tweetie, of course, is my favorite. But Pocket Tanks helps me pass the time always. Great game with a very nice build quality to it.

qTweeter for updates to Facebook & Twitter when the need arises, & Pkt Weather from Shifty Jelly, for accurate updates on the weather here in Oztralia! :-)

How do you copy photos from the d90 to the iPhone??? I'm going away on vacation too and not bringing my laptop! Thanks!

@iShythe i tried text plus ... didnt seem to work for me but i got textfree unlimited for cough FREE cough and it always works for me ... so different opinions i guess

twitterific and qtweeter are amazing! also pandora controls from cydia is awesome. it allows you to double click the home button to control pandora, just like the ipod!

ditto on textPlus. Now I can text message on the iTouch WITHOUT a cell phone plan! and its FREE! Why would anyone use anything else?

iBlacklist via Cydia. Filally I can block all those annoying telemarketers and other such people I don't want calling me.
I also like Shopper and ToDo available via the app store. The Skype app is amazing as well. What long distance bill? :)

Adrian, I'd love to hear about the problems you're hearing with textPlus, and hopefully we can get it all worked out for you. Feel free to drop me a line any time at drew at gogii dot net.