iPhone Applications

Swell iPhone App is Like Pandora for News Radio

Swell Radio is a new talk radio streaming app that promises to make finding and listening to news quicker and easier on your iPod or iPhone. The app works like Flipboard for news radio, allowing you to flip through various news clips from popular outlets such as NPR, ABC News and ESPN. The app's large buttons and swipe motions make it easy to use while exercising or performing other tasks.

Swell Radio

Swell allows you to share your favorite clips with your Twitter followers or Facebook friends even if they don't have the app, and you can also bookmark your favorite clips so you can listen to them later. The app also features the ability to breakdown content by specific topics like News, Technology, Comedy and so on.

Office Mobile for Office 365 App Launches on iOS

Microsoft has finally launched the first official Office companion app for iOS. The software is set to compete with Apple's productivity apps Pages, Numbers and Keynote. One catch, although the Office Mobile iOS app is free, you must be an Office 365 subscriber to use the software.

Office Mobile app iOS

Of course Excel, Word and PowerPoint documents can be edited in the app, and changes can be synced to other devices thanks to built-in SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro and SharePoint support. Since this is Microsoft's official Office app, documents look like the originals with support for SmartArt, animations, charts, comments and more. Documents attached to email messages can be opened and edited as well.

Follow the Action This Week With the WWDC App

Apple has made it easy for developers around the world to follow along with each day of the 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The official WWDC iOS app has just been updated to version 1.01 with a series of bug fixes and improvements. Of course, to get the most out of the WWDC app you must be a registered developer so you can sign in and watch session videos.

WWDC app 2013

Tickets for this year's conference at Moscone West in San Francisco sold out in just two minutes. Luckily with the WWDC app developers can stay connected to the event. Times and descriptions for labs, sessions and special events can be browsed and favorited, with session videos becoming available daily. Session videos are synced between devices, so if you stop watching a video it can be resumed where you left off.

Game Boy Emulator Hidden in iOS App Store App

Looking to emulate GBA/GBC games on your iOS device? Another hidden emulator has sneaked into the App Store until Apple catches on and pulls the app. The app is called Slider Puzzle, and it masquerades as an innocent sliding puzzle game with four different images.

Slider Puzzle GBA GBC emulator

Players can put their own images into the app via iTunes to see them converted into new puzzles. The real fun happens with a series of inputs that activates the hidden GBA/GBC emulator. The great thing about this secret is no jailbreak is required to play ROMs right on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Comedy Central Brings Over 700 Comedians to iPhone

Fans of stand up comedy have a new resource from Comedy Central, featuring over 700 comedians and 6,000 videos. Incredibly, all of this content is completely free in the universal iOS app CC: Stand Up. Clips of favorites such as Louis CK, Gabriel Iglesias, Daniel Tosh, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari and many, many more can be watched instantly with a single tap.

CC stand up app

Both amateur and star comedians' acts are available uncensored, which earned the Comedy Central app a 17+ rating on the App Store. Besides watching a constant stream of hours of material, featured acts are highlighted and discover mode makes it possible to find new comedians related to stand up you already enjoy. Of course, searching for your favorites is also possible for instant gratification.


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