Welcome to our weekly installment of Picks of the Week at iSource where we provide our expanded coverage of Apple accessories and applications Here we will promote our favorite iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and Apple TV related items, as well as bring you occasional tips and tricks. Hopefully many of our favorite items will also […]
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iSource Picks of the Week

Welcome to our weekly installment of Picks of the Week at iSource where we provide our expanded coverage of Apple accessories and applications Here we will promote our favorite iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and Apple TV related items, as well as bring you occasional tips and tricks. Hopefully many of our favorite items will also be of interest to you. Please feel free to comment on our selections, and suggest picks of your own. Check out this week’s picks after the break.

 

League of Evil (v1.5)

Picked by: Alex Jordan

 

League of Evil is yet another cute platform game that has that familiar 16-bit style. You play as a character simply named “Agent” and you are tasked with destroying mad scientists that belong to the “League of Evil”. What this game lacks in narrative it makes up with gameplay. The controls are very responsive, and are the closest thing I’ve found to an old Super Mario game for iOS. It’s worth a look, and only costs $1.99 on the App Store.  New in version 1.5

The fifth League of Evil update is here. In the previous update we turned League of Evil universal! This time we’ve added a new feature that was much requested!

REPLAY GHOSTS!

That’s right, now it will display your previous attempts as ghosts! If you set a best time, we will save that ghost so next time you start the level you can race against it! How cool is that?!

We also fixed up some bugs and restored iOS 3.0 support.

Thank you everyone for making League of Evil your favorite iOS platformer! Keep spreading the word to everyone about League of Evil! Please rate us 5 stars after every update to keep the free updates coming!

($1.99) iTunes Link

 

 

Write 2 (v1.3.1)

Picked by: Thomas

 

My pick of the week is Write 2, a full-screen note application for the iPhone and the iPad. Like many of the good note apps out there, Write will allow you to choose themes, fonts, sync with Dropbox, and clear away everything but the text so that you can focus on writing.

But there are a few funkier features here is well. One of them claims to be able to save your life by allowing you to enter a false password into the app in order to show a set of fake notes. The idea here is that if you’re ever threatened and asked for the incredibly valuable notes that people think you have, you can use Write 2 make them think that you don’t have any decent notes at all. Suffice it to say that the developers probably overestimate the life-saving value of this feature, but it is nice to be able to password protect your notes.

Then there is the Bluetooth keyboard functionality, which uses a second iOS device as the keyboard for Write 2. You can use an iPhone as a full keyboard and view your text on the iPad, or simply have the iPhone serve as a numerical pad while you write. This setup is a little too involved for me to use on a regular occasion, but I like that the developer is thinking outside the box here.

Write 2 is quite surprising package for just $0.99, but the way that it handles Dropbox syncing isn’t quite as natural as in apps like Notesy or WriteRoom, so I think of it more like a curiosity for now. I’ll probably keep it around for a bit though, since I can never have enough writing apps.

($2.99) iTunes Link

 

 

FORTUNE The Legacy of Steve Jobs (v2.1.100)

Picked by: PatrickJ

 

Fortune describes Steve Jobs as the most innovative business leader of our time and in a class with America’s greatest industrialists. And Fortune has been covering him and Apple for three decades. This app is a collection of their in-depth writing on Jobs and Apple over all those years – some of it based long interviews with Jobs himself.

There are some fantastic photos in the app as well, and a wonderful Covers Gallery. Jobs appeared on no less than 12 Fortune covers dating from 1983 all the way to his CEO of the Decade cover in 2009. If you’re interested in Jobs and his amazing career, this is another great resource.

It’s priced at $14.99, which is comparable to Kindle pricing for the new authorized biography of Jobs.

Steve Jobs leaves behind an extraordinary legacy, putting him in a class with America’s greatest industrialists. He was the most innovative business leader of our time, the man FORTUNE named CEO of the Decade in 2009. Now from FORTUNE comes the richly illustrated story of his life at the helm of Apple, based in part on three decades of FORTUNE stories about the cultural icon who revolutionized
computing, telephones, movies, music, retailing, and product design.
FORTUNE was with him every step of the way, describing in unparalleled detail the career of a man with relentless drive and a single underlying passion—to carry out his vision of how all of us would use technology. In the end he was proved right a billion times over, and his company became one of the most successful enterprises on the
planet. All these chapters are the product of deep reporting. In many cases FORTUNE’s writers spent hours interviewing Jobs and delving into his mind. The result is a singular journalistic collection, which will leave you with a comprehensive picture of a man who changed the world, a picture that is complex in the making yet simple in its triumph.

($14.99) iTunes Link

 

 

Path (v2.0.1)

Picked by: Renkman

For me, Path is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the social networking scene.  It’s simple, clean, pretty and not full of all the fluff and nonsense that get’s crammed down our throat every time we log-in (fb/cough).  You don’t have to fend off game requests just to update your status–you just do it.  Oh, and if your still tied to fb because your Mom, and Uncle Leo can’t possibly try something new, you can update your status through Path. That’s right!  Works with Twitter and FourSquare, too!  The UI is intuitive, painless and straightforward. Give it a try, it just got a nice new update today!

★ New Design — We’ve re-imagined what Path is with a brand new design and new stories.
★ Covers — Decorate your Path with a large beautiful photo, like wallpaper for your Path.
★ Automatic — A journal that writes itself, Path can recognize when you spend time in a new neighborhood or visit a new city and records it for you automatically.
★ Music — Share and enjoy what you’re listening to with your Path friends.
★ Sleep — Record your sleep schedule to your Path with correct moon phases and number of hours slept.
★ Check-in — Let your friends know where you are by sharing places on Path. And if you like, check-in on Foursquare too!
★ Private — Keep any post to yourself with a simple private option, or just share with your friends on Path.
★ Notifications — Receive better push notifications directly to your iPhone or iPod touch.
★ Settings — Customize your email and notification preferences from within Path.
★ Share — Easily post to Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare directly from Path.

(Free) iTunes Link

 

 

There you have it! Hope you enjoyed this week’s installment of Picks of the week. Please let us know what you think, and share with us some of your favorites.

 

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