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Here are the latest movers and shakers in the app world...

iPhone (Paid):

1.) WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc.

2.) Evi - True Knowledge.

3.) Bejeweled - PopCap.

4.) The Night Sky - iCandi Apps.

5.) Angry Birds - ClickGamer.com.

6.) Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios.

7.) Keep Calm and Carry On - Back Bay Bytes LLC.

8.) The Lost City - Fire Maple Games.

9.) Draw Something by OMGPOP - OMGPOP.

10.) Fingerprint Protection Scanner - Mike Leclerc.


iPhone (Free):

1.) Move The Box - Bitchin' Games.

2.) DOOORS - room escape game - 58works.

3.) Draw Something Free - OMGPOP.

4.) Virtual Table Tennis 2: Online Match - SenseDevil Games.

5.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios, LLC.

6.) PowerCam - Wondershare Software Co, Ltd.

7.) Gumtree - Gumtree.com.

8.) Little Rockets - FARCOM.

9.) OLD BOOTH MAGIC - AGING FACE - Paycity Ltd.

10.) Plastilinica - Devmen.


iPad (Paid):

1.) Midway Arcade - Warner Bros.

2.) Fancy Pants - Chillingo Ltd.

3.) Adobe Photoshop Touch - Adobe Systems Incorporated.

4.) The Night Sky - iCandi Apps.

5.) Bejeweled - PopCap.

6.) Pages - Apple.

7.) LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 - Warner Bros.

8.) Where's My Water - Disney.

9.) iBomber Defense Pacific - Chillingo Ltd.

10.) Brushes - iPad Edition - Taptrix, Inc.


iPad (Free):

1.) CloudOn - CloudOn, Inc.

2.) Age of Pinballs - ASK Homework.

3.) Cut The Rope Experiments HD Free - ZeptoLab UK Limited.

4.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios , LLC.

5.) Hidden Objects: Gardens of Time - Disney.

6.) Police Chase Smash - Fun Time Games.

7.) Skype for iPad - Skype Software Sarl.

8.) 4oD Catch Up - Channel 4.

9.) ThreeColor HD - Fresh Factory.

10.) Jet Ball HD - codefreeze.


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Here's this week's big Apple download charts...

iPhone (Paid):

1.) WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc.

2.) Grand Theft Auto 3 - Rockstar Games.

3.) The Lost City - Fire Maple Games.

4.) Clear - Realmac Software.

5.) Ragdoll Blaster 3 - Backflip Studios.

6.) Lep's World Plus - NER Brothers.

7.) Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios.

8.) FIFA 12 by EA Sports - EA Swiss Sarl.

9.) Angry Birds - ClickGamer.com.

10.) Keep Calm and Carry On - Back Bay Bytes LLC.

iPhone (Free):

1.) Snake - FujiCubeSoft.

2.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios, LLC.

3.) Save The Pencil - Perfect Dimension.

4.) MONOPOLY Hotels - EA Swiss Sarl.

5.) Your handwriting personality - Movisol.

6.) Gumtree - Gumtree.com.

7.) Trial Xtreme 1 Free - Deenmedya MS Ltd.

8.) Toca Hair Salon - Toca Boca.

9.) Live Wallpapers Free - Spark So.

10.) Lep's World - NER Brothers.

iPad (Paid):

1.) Grand Theft Auto 3 - Rockstar Games.

2.) SCRABBLE for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

3.) FIFA 12 by EA Sports for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

4.) MONOPOLY for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

5.) Where's My Water - Disney.

6.) Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD - Rockstar Games.

7.) Weather Live - Apalon.

8.) Pages - Apple.

9.) Gangstar Rio: City of Saints - Gameloft.

10.) Lep's World HD Plus - NER Brothers.

iPad (Free):

1.) Dune Rider - Geek Beach.

2.) MONOPOLY Hotels - EA Swiss Sarl.

3.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios , LLC.

4.) Running Fred - Dedalord SRL.

5.) Lep's World HD - NER Brothers.

6.) Top Gear: Where's Stig HD - BBC Worldwide.

7.) Toca Hair Salon - Toca Boca.

8.) Skype for iPad - Skype Software Sarl.

9.) BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies Ltd.

10.) Weather Live Free - Apalon.

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Here's this week's charts from Apple with all the latest movers and shakers in the download stakes.

iPhone (Paid):

1.) WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc.

2.) The Night Sky - iCandi Apps.

3.) iSpy Cameras - SKIM, LLC.

4.) NFL Flick Quarterback - Full Fat.

5.) Angry Birds - ClickGamer.com.

6.) Pimp Your Screen: Your Device Never Looked Cooler - Apalon.

7.) Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios.

8.) FIFA 12 by EA Sports - EA Swiss Sarl.

9.) Keep Calm and Carry On - Daniel Mauer.

10.) Where's My Water? - Disney.


iPhone (Free):

1.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios, LLC.

2.) Many Bricks Breaker - FujiCubeSoft.

3.) How do others see you? - Via 21 Media Alternativa SL.

4.) Zombie Farm - The Playforge, LLC.

5.) BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies Ltd.

6.) Parking Mania Free - Chillingo Ltd.

7.) Crush The Castle - Armor Games Inc.

8.) iTunes U - Apple.

9.) Pimp My Text - Send Color Text Messages - MobGen.

10.) Call of Duty ELITE - Activision Publishing Ltd.


iPad (Paid):

1.) The Night Sky - iCandi Apps.

2.) Catchphrase for iPad - Deluxe Digital Studios London.

3.) FIFA 12 by EA Sports for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

4.) MONOPOLY for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

5.) Pages - Apple.

6.) Smash Cops - Hutch.

7.) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl.

8.) Where's My Water - Disney.

9.) Countdown HD - Official TV Show App - Deluxe Digital Studios London.

10.) Angry Birds HD - Chilingo Ltd.


iPad (Free):

1.) iTunes U - Apple.

2.) Temple Run - Imangi Studios , LLC.

3.) Sky Sports News for iPad - BSkyB.

4.) Monkey Flight - Donut Games.

5.) Snappers HD - Michael Eliseev.

6.) BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies Ltd.

7.) 4oD Catch Up - Channel 4.

8.) Calculator for iPad Free - International Travel Weather Calculator.

9.) Skype for iPad - Skype Software Sarl.

10.) Netflix - Netflix, Inc.


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Here's a top-of-the-range product from Digital Silence.

In ear noise cancelling phones designed for mobile phones which double up as your MP3 player.

Not only do you get fantastic power blocking out the sounds of your environment, such as the gym's insistence on broadcasting Crap FM, but a switch on the cable allows you to answer your phone if it rings during the music.

And the in-built microphone means you don't have to remove the comfortable soft pods from your ears.

There's hardly any noise leakage too, so no-one has to know that you're listening to Justin Bieber while you work or work out.

The volume and bass are terrific - my Sansa clip usualy struggles with volume on mid-range earphones but there's real impact with these. Expect to pay about £70, but it's worth it if you want - possibly - the last word in quality.

www.digital-silence.com

Gadget Review: Air Swimmers

By Steve Wollaston on Dec 13, 11 08:45 PM

If you are the kind of parent who likes to get your kids a different type of gift or an uncle who likes to get a nephew or niece the wackiest present you can find then this is 100% for you.

Air Swimmers are quite absurdly fish that swim through the air, a shark or a clownfish to be precise.

As you can see from the video they glide through the air as if they were swimming using the fin to move in the same way a fish would.

Do NOT buy this if you have a small house, you need to have plenty of room and you also need to take your time when assembling it.

Great fun and just about the quirkiest gift you could buy for Xmas.

More information here - http://airswimmers.com/

From 26th December - 6th January - Apple are bringing back the popular 12 Days Of Christmas where people can can download a selection of songs, music videos, apps, games and books for free.

Each download will only be available for 24 hours. Get the 12 Days of Christmas app to make it even easier to access your gifts while you're on the go.

If you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch? Don't worry. From 26 December you can download gifts from your computer.

You can download the app here - http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/itunes-12-days-of-christmas/id479672983?mt=8

As promised last week we will be carrying the Apple charts every week. Here are the Official UK App Store Charts - Week 48 (w/e 4th December 2011) - featuring the top ten free and paid iPad and iPhone apps.

Top iPhone Apps (Paid):

1.) WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc

2.) Angry Chickens Pro - Digital-Minds

3.) Angry Birds Seasons - Rovio Mobile Ltd.

4.) Angry Birds - Clickgamer.com

5.) Amazing Breaker - Dekovir, Inc

6.) Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2011 - 2waytraffic UK Rights Ltd

7.) Infinity Blade II - Chair Entertainment Group, LLC.

8.) Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios

9.) Camera+ - tap tap tap

10.) Sonic the Hedgehog - SEGA


Top iPhone Apps (Free):

1.) Christmas Countdown 2011 - The Best 25 Free Apps - MagicSolver.com Ltd

2.) Angry Chickens LITE - Digital-Minds

3.) Eye Check by Boots Opticians - 3 Sided Cube

4.) The Merry Manor - AlphaWeb Plus LLP

5.) Christmas Advent Calendar: The Best 25 Free Apps - MagicSolver.com Ltd

6.) The Sims Medieval (World) - Electronic Arts Nederland B.V.

7.) Modern War - Finzio Inc.

8.) Free Music Download - Limit Point Software

9.) Need for Speed Shift (World) - Electronic Arts Nederland B.V.

10.) My Town 2 - Booyah, Inc.


Top iPad Apps (Paid):

1.) Chess - Mastersoft Mobile Solutions

2.) Infinity Blade II - Chair Entertainment Group, LLC.

3.) Pages - Apple

4.) GarageBand - Apple

5.) F1 2010 Game - Jump Games Pvt Ltd.

6.) Numbers - Apple

7.) Keynote - Apple

8.) The Cube - All3Media International

9.) Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies - Activision Publishing, Inc.

10.) Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing - SEGA


Top iPad Apps (Free):

1.) Christmas Countdown 2011 - The Best 25 Free Apps - MagicSolver.com Ltd

2.) Christmas Advent Calendar: The Best 25 Free Apps - MagicSolver.com Ltd

3.) Free Music Download - Limit Point Software

4.) iBooks - Apple

5.) ITV Player - ITV

6.) Modern War - Funzio, Inc

7.) Tap Zoo: Santa's Quest - Pocket Gems, Inc

8.) Sky Go - BSkyB

9.) 4oD Catch Up - Channel 4

10.) Watch TV Free Live with TVCatchup - GZero Ltd.

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From this week we will be publishing the weekly Apple updates regarding the App Store top tens.

We find it really useful for deciding what to download....

Top iPhone Apps (Paid):

1.) WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp Inc

2.) Amazing Breaker - Dekovir, Inc

3.) Angry Birds - Clickgamer.com

4.) Hardest Game Ever - 0.02s PRO - Ming Liang Chien

5.) Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2011 - 2waytraffic UK Rights Ltd

6.) FIFA 12 by EA Sports - Electronic Arts Nederland B.V

7.) Superman - Chillingo Ltd

8.) Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios

9.) Talking Santa for iPhone - Outfit7

10.) Camera+ - tap tap tap


Top iPhone Apps (Free):

1.) Idiot Test: Way Too Funny - CreativeNose

2.) Always Up! - AlphaWeb Plus LLP

3.) Glass Tower 3 - iDevUA Treelight Limited

4.) Eye Check by Boots Opticians - 3 Sided Cube

5.) What Is My Number? - Distort Graphics Inc

6.) Christmas Advent Calendar: The Best 25 Free Apps - MagicSolver.com Ltd

7.) Line Runner - Robert Szeleney

8.) Hardest Game Ever - 0.02s - Ming Liang Chien

9.) Amazing Breaker Free - Dekovir, Inc

10.) Blood & Glory - Glu Games Inc


Top iPad Apps (Paid):

1.) Chess - Mastersoft Mobile Solutions

2.) Pages - Apple

3.) Extraction: Project Outbreak - Chillingo Ltd

4.) GarageBand - Apple

5.) The Cube - All3Media International

6.) Numbers - Apple

7.) Keynote - Apple

8.) Minecraft: Pocket Edition - Mojang

9.) Zombie Gunship - Limbic Software

10.) Infinity Blade - Chair Entertainment Group, LLC


Top iPad Apps (Free):

1.) Blood & Glory - Glu Games Inc

2.) Christmas Advent Calendar: The Best 25 Free Apps - MagicSolver.com Ltd

3.) iBooks - Apple

4.) ITV Player - ITV

5.) 4oD Catch Up - Channel 4

6.) Watch TV Free Live with TVCatchup - GZero Ltd

7.) Tap Zoo: Santa's Quest - Pocket Gems, Inc

8.) Minecraft: Pocket Edition Lite - Mojang

9.) Facebook - Facebook, Inc

10.) Snoopy's Street Fair - Beeline Europe

The quality of the trailer certainly suggests this is something special. But a rival for 360 and PS3?

A MIDLAND man has invented a new iPhone app - for babies.

Children's author and illustrator Shoo Rayner, from Gloucester, has called his invention the Sweet Little Baby Boo. It features an animated baby which plays peek-a-boo and wriggles when you 'tickle' its tummy.

Now the writer believes his app could be the start of a big business in baby friendly technology. He said: "It's not just a silly experiment for a laugh."

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Steve Wollaston

Steve Wollaston - Sunday Mercury games reviewer Steve has been writing about video games for donkey's years. In fact he is probably far too old for it now which is why you will see a lot of reviews been done by kids... He has been nominated three times for Regional Games Journalist Of The Year at the Games Media Awards, but never wins. His major love is sports games and rates Sensible World of Soccer circa 90's as the greatest game ever made - closely followed by Championship Manager 2. Skyrim has currently taken over his life.


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