Smartphone App Wrap: Movies, Twitter, games, and exercise

Smartphone App Wrap: Movies, Twitter, games, and exercise

Summary: So many apps, so little time! Every week, mobile gadgeteer Matt Miller reports on new and useful apps for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10.

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    AMC Theatres

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    My family loves to go to the movies, and a local AMC theater near us has premium leather recliners with the ability to pick your seat before you get to the theater. With Iron Man 3 kicking off last weekend, and many more great movies coming soon, I find the AMC Theatres to be an essential app.

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    AMC Theatres

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    I pay the yearly fee for AMC Stubs, and this gives me the ability to purchase tickets from my iPhone 5 with no fees, while also earning Stubs Rewards to then buy snacks or movie tickets with reward dollars. I also like that the application includes RunPee support so you can figure out when it is advised to make a bathroom or popcorn refill trip out of the movie.

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    Dots

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    I am not much of a gamer, but I do enjoy casual games where I can play for 5 to 10 minutes and then move on. I saw a few people talking about Dots: A Game About Connecting on Twitter, so I decided to go check it out.

    It turns out that this was not a very good choice, as I now cannot put down the game and keep playing. The game is fairly simple: You connect dots using straight lines (diagonal lines are not allowed), and try to clear as many as possible in a minute. Stats are collected and presented after the game is over.

Topics: Mobility, Android, iOS, iPhone, BlackBerry, Smartphones, Windows Phone

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  • Right up my alley..

    Movies, Games, Exercise, and Twitter. Toss in Facebook and you will have 5 things I don't do.
    DKFlorida
  • The Gallery page layout ...

    needs improvement. I would like to be able to scroll all the way to the bottom of a picture and its caption (especially since they are both growing "taller" than they were in the beginning) without scrolling all the way BACK UP to the top to go to the next frame.

    Not only are there no "previous | next" links at the bottom, but what APPEARS to be a pair of such links, the arrows at the left and right, are actually to the previous/next GROUP of frames.
    jallan32