February 28, 2014
Couldn't care less about Sunday's Academy Awards? You're in luck as this week's list is decidedly Oscar free.
Musyc Pro, $4.99, Universal appForget keyboards and partitions, this app turns shapes and movements into music, and includes 64 instruments in all. A freemium version is also available.
God of Light, $1.99, Universal gameThis game rethinks the physics puzzle genre, and includes a fascinating soundtrack created by electronic music artist UNKLE. As Aldrin Calimlim recently said, "it challenges you to solve puzzles by exploring environments mostly cloaked in darkness to find objects you can use to control light. In each level of the game, you must help Shiny the mascot repel the impending darkness by reflecting, bending, splitting, combining, and teleporting rays of light to activate the sources of life that can re-illuminate the universe. "
“Divergent,” $4.99, E-Bookhttp://youtu.be/sutgWjz10sM Will the film "Divergent" become the next "Hunger Games" or "Vampire Academy?" We'll find out soon enough as the film is set to be released on March 21. Beforehand, read the book that started it all. Can't see the video clip above? Click here.
“National Lampoon’s Vacation,” $3.99, Movie rentalHarold Ramis was a beloved writer, actor, and director, who recently passed at the age of 69. One of his best directing jobs was for this 1983 classic starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo.
“One More Thing,” $10.99, E-BookB.J. Novak’s (“The Office”) first book, "One More Thing," is witty and entertaining, with plenty of sensitivity thrown in for good measure. Alas, it has nothing to do with Steve Jobs' famous "one more things."
Freebies of the WeekOggl will never overtake Instagram in terms of usage. Nonetheless, this app from the folks at Hipstamatic is still pretty darn good. In fact, it gets better with each subsequent update. Version 2.0 brings Oggl to the iPad for the first time. Finally, there is Disney Movies Anywhere, which isn't really free, but is added here for one important reason. The new video streaming app comes with a free copy of the classic Pixar film, "The Incredibles." That’s it for this week. Another issue of “How To Spend A $25 iTunes Gift Card” will be published next Friday. Until then, stay safe.
God of Light
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