Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

Summary: With such a high number of developers implementing application software to send out their own programming ideas to the masses, it's not surprising some more unusual apps have appeared in the marketplace.

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  • Name: iTarot Extreme

    Maker: Astrology.com

    Compatibility: iPad, iOS 3.2 or later.

    This tarot card app costs $14.99 and allows a user to read their fortune through a universal desk of cards. It includes over 20 in-depth readings -- including yes/no, love and relationships, and 'personal discovery'.

    Users can download additional desks from a library of over 50 sets. This app also includes language facilities, so you can read your fortune in over 50 languages using Google translate.

    Source: App store

  • Name: Rimshot & Crickets

    Maker: Codepacity

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

    This free, ironic app can be used to fill that awkward moment after a joke that bombed, or to try and cover a social faux pas. Full of different sound effects, if your mobile device is on hand, it can at least be used as a distraction to take away the sting from a poorly constructed attempt at humor.

    Sound effects available:

    • Rimshot (badum-tish)
    • Crickets (*chirp*)
    • "Sad" Trombone (wa-wah-wahh)
    • Golf Clap / Slow Clap  

    Source: App store

  • Name: Hold on!

    Maker: IMAK Creations

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.

    This app costs £0.69, just over a dollar. The premise is simple -- hold your finger or thumb down on the button and maintain it for as long as possible. A timer shows your progress and allows you to compete against previous high scores.

    If you want to battle against others, a bluetooth option means you can use the app's multiplayer option. 

    Source: App store

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Topics: iPad, iPhone, Mobility, Software Development

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  • RE: Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

    The Muslims will not like this.
    StopGlobalWhining
    • Feed them a fart app from 2009 then

      As I remember there were plenty around, there must be at least one to fit their tastes.
      Not a Fool
  • Oh...

    ... so this is the way they got to half a million apps in the store!
    Roque Mocan
  • RE: Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

    "Not sure if your partner is telling the truth?"

    If you need an app to tell you this - you either need more common sense or to kill the relationship, or perhaps both . . .

    "Play with goo"

    Also available for PC and Mac. In fact, it was originally a PC game.

    "Pop bubble wrap"

    uhhh - what? Some people really are too bored, I guess.

    "This free, ironic app can be used to fill that awkward moment after a joke that bombed, or to try and cover a social faux pas."

    Even more awkward: Pulling out your phone just to make a sound.
    CobraA1
  • RE: Strange ways to use your iPad and iPhone

    (duplicate - ZDNet talkbacks still broken, sigh)
    CobraA1