Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor, SportsTap, Zombies & Me, The Weather Channel, Reportage - TiPb Picks of the Week

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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: Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor.

This game is a blast! You play a spider who's goal is to make it to the end of several levels from the lawn to closets. You can crawl anywhere on screen, jump with a swipe of you finger and create webs by creating a geometric pattern! The reason I like this game is that it is unique and fun! Catching bugs and finding the secret passages are a blast. The music is good, but gets a little repetitive. If you are in the mood for something different, give Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor a try! [$2.99 - iTunes link]

Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor

James' Pick: SportsTap

SportsTap is a free application that allows you to keep up with the latest sports news and scores. The app also utilizes Push Notifications to alert you when your favorite team starts a game, every time there is a score update, and when the game is complete. A necessity for any sports fan who can't watch the game! [Free - iTunes link]

SportsTap

Jeremy's Pick: Zombies & Me

Electronic Arts has put together this fun little game that is perfect for "killing" a few minutes out of your day. At $.99 it really is a quality game that's worth picking up. Did I mention you blow up zombies? [$0.99 - iTunes link]

Zombies & Me

Justin's Pick: The Weather Channel

With hurricane season starting to kick into gear with the first named storm this is definitely an app I want to have handy. I've used this app for a while and it has come a long way since the early versions. You can view radar, watch videos, check severe weather alerts, and much more. The only thing missing that I wish it had, especially for hurricane season, is push alerts for severe weather updates. [Free - iTunes link]

Weather Channel

Rene's Pick: Reportage

What with Twitter once again going up and down faster than App Store rejection policies, I've found myself using Reportage to "tune in" to the people I follow so I can get updates in between the echoing silence of the great, not-even-whale-failing Twitter outages. The concept remains as specialized as it is killer, and if you want to read your way through different Twitter users, I'm hard pressed to think of a better paradigm than Reportage. [$3.99 - iTunes link]

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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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My pick this week...NewsFuse. And it was just updated 8/15/09. A great app to keep up with the news.
Several news web apps in one, including msnbc, fox news, cbs, abc, and time magazine to mention a few. Only .99 and well worth it.

I got MobileNavigator from Navigon let me tell you is great but there is a little problem when trying to get addresses from my contacts, most of the time it won't get it right, I have to put the address myself but overall Great App.
P.S. Please Navigon give us real traffic data.

I love The Weather Channel, too. I was hoping this evenings update of The Weather Channel would sport some push, but no luck. :-(

Good selection. I too use The Weather Channel. Hoped for push too but alas no. On the upside Palringo got push in tonights update. So not all bad.

Worms just got a huge update; and I can't live without my Lux Delux! Neither of these games came out last week, just thought I'd share :)

My pick is resident evil 4, great console like gaming experince, the graphics are good, gameplay is great, an overall great experince for the on-the go gamer. Its only 8 bucks to, way better cost than it would be for a full blown console.

Can someone recommend a print app? The ones I've seen only do pics or require your laptop/desktop to be on. Thanks.
Sportacular is a good sports app, FYI.

@jtz5 Yes & No, most of the app with a lot of options allow you to print must occur through a computer (you can run software off a thumb drive for- WePrint: Print & Share)
There are other apps, but they only work with certain wireless/IP printers.
Printing on all computers is a background application, so for something like this to work they must of us do, the iPhone would need to allow background apps to run, which it does not.

sorry, for the spelling mistakes above:
@jtz5 Yes & No, most of the apps with a lot of options allowing you to print, must occur through a computer (you can run software off a thumb drive for- WePrint: Print & Share)
There are other apps, but they only work with certain wireless/IP printers.
Printing on all computers is a background application, so for something like this to work, like most of us want, the iPhone would need to allow background apps to run, which it does not do.

Second News Fuze, finally fixed the HuffPost and it's pretty slick.
Awesome Note. Just got an update with search, and I dare say that yes it is indeed awesome.
Doom Resurrection, update out today with new game mode and level. Plus it's on sale until the end of the day for only $2.99.

@Matt Sawyer:

Printing on all computers is a background application, so for something like this to work they must of us do, the iPhone would need to allow background apps to run, which it does not.

I think it was pretty clear that HP released its photo printing app as a Nudge to Apple to prove to them that printing is something easily accomplished with an OS platform like the iPhone.
If they can do it in the sandbox, Apple can do it system wide for some types of printers. (wifi, bluetooth, IPP, etc).
There is no reason this requires a background process, although it could work better that way. But it probably requires APPLE to step up and add it as a service in the iphone rather than leaving it to every app developer to work out how to do it themselves.
Like so much in the iPhone OS, Apple can simply grab this from the open source community. CUPS is opensource, and it takes no resources at all in the idle state.

Thanks for the print app responses. I have the HP app and a new HP wireless all-in-one. I was hoping HP could revise their app to include webpage/attachment/note/contact printing as well.
Seems HP could make $ doing that since no one else has figured it out.

One more question...then does jailbreaking allow for a better print app since background is available? When I did a search for JB apps, I didn't see a print app.

My favorite app this week has been Roadee. It's a gps navi with voice guidance and uses free map data streamed from openstreetmap.org. Works great depending on how well your area has been covered, and the voice synthesis is pretty decent. The user interface is not very good, and as the description says on iTunes it's definitly not tomtom. But for a very accurate gps navigation app with voice guidance, $1.99 is a real bargain.

Not my favorite, but interesting nevertheless is NaviCad.
It's new and cheap and let's you play with google 3D models. If you have a 3Gs apparently you can use the compass to look around the models.

They need to be fixing The Weather Channel. It sits there and loads until the ad loads, which is not happening lately.

TWC is now fixed. They had some bad server problems all weekend which prevented the app from working. Usually very reliable.

I would rather have Sportacular. It also has push notifications now. Best sports app (overall) by far. MLB At Bat is also amazing.