One short year ago, Tapbots announced that they had started working on a new Twitter app: Tweetbot. Twitter had just announced that they were buying out Tweetie, and soon turned it into the new free Twitter for iPhone. Since then, Twitter has made it obvious that they want their own apps to be the only standard consumer Twitter apps, and recommended developers find other things to focus on.

Overall, though, Twitter for iPhone is still a nice app, and is quite popular. However, it has had some recent problems including the recent addition (and quick removal) of the extremely unpopular Quick Bar, which showed trending and promoted topics on the top of your tweet stream. Even though Twitter has now removed the Quick Bar, the episode has left many iPhone users considering other Twitter apps again.

The stage was set for an all-new Twitter app to be released. And Tapbots stepped up to the challenge.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Gold & Chocolate. The developer describes Gold & Chocolate as follows:

The name of the game “Gold & Chocolate” comes from the only two colors that make up this groundbreaking look. They are chosen to fit in elegantly with your iPhone and thus create a truly beautiful visual experience. With “retina display” its beauty is taken to a whole new level. Sometimes, it becomes strange to think that you are playing a video game.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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Who doesn’t love a little customization? Both the iPhone lock screen and home screen provide us with a blank canvas to display photographs and graphics that are both functional and fun. So how do you get your hands on the best iPhone wallpapers and background? There are of course, a few hundred apps for that.

We combed through tons of wallpaper and background apps on the App Store to bring you the top seventy-five from several different categories. Below you’ll find apps containing wallpapers with cars, artwork, nature, app shelves and a lot more, many of which can be downloaded completely free.

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Congratulations to Andrew Dilger (@and314rew), you’ve won a free SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset! You’ll be receiving an email shortly with more information.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered and shared the contest on Twitter. Keep an eye out for more awesome competitions soon.

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Five years ago, I, like many other people, had a MySpace account. It always seemed like it was some kind of race to see how many friends/bands/groups I could get onto my page, until eventually my social network was so large that there was no point in signing on again. I tried fixing that when I switched to Facebook, but somehow people I don’t really know still crept onto my page, and although it’s nowhere near as bad as MySpace, it’s not really a ton better either.

Now there’s Path, yet another social networking site hoping to win us over with promises that it won’t be like all the others. So what makes Path so different? Let’s explore the issue further after the break.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Schelandars. The developer describes Schelandars as “a scheduling Calendar System for iPhone. The user can view everyday things in their fullest context of flowing times. No items are omitted, and boundary of hours, days, weeks and months simply do not exist. The conventional repeating events re-invented as a schedule to reveal repeating properties properly.”

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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We’ve all spent more time slingshotting birds than we would like to admit. We’ve played through Angry Birds and even Angry Birds Seasons and are now looking for something new to fill the void.

Well look no further, because today we have five awesome iPhone games that are perfect for Angry Birds fans. Some are almost a direct clone of Angry Birds, others are only slightly reminiscent, all are good for hours of fun.

Also, if you’re too cheap to buy Angry Birds to see what all the fuss is about, we’ve got two completely free alternatives that follow the same gameplay model! Let’s take a look.

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Recently, we posted a head-to-head match between Pulse and FLUD, two attractive and innovative new readers for the iPhone. Today we want to get your input on which unique news aggregator you like best.

Our contestants are Pulse News Mini, FLUD Mobile, Reeder, Taptu and News360. All of these are quality attempts at versatile, customizable and design-conscious news readers and all are free with the exception of Reeder.

Cast your vote on the right and tell us which app you think is the best, then leave a comment below ranking those that you’ve tried. Obviously, we couldn’t list every news reader on the App Store so feel free to write in your favorite if we missed it!

Besides ushering in a new era of interface design and raising the bar for smartphone functionality, the iPhone’s tactile interaction has helped spark a revival of one of the oldest and most respected gaming genres in history: the point & click adventure game. One of the happy consequences of this revival has been a game called City of Secrets, from Aidem Media.

Right from the unusual opening, the game’s polished presentation and engaging story draw you deeper (literally) into a hidden city beneath the ground where the plot unfolds. The game’s popularity has prompted the release of iPad and Mac versions, but today we take a look at the iPhone version to see what makes this a city you’ll want to visit.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting HalfCamera. The developer describes HalfCamera as an app that reproduces amusement & fun from the half frame camera which takes two pictures in a film.

Half frame camera is used by classic camera fans in the world, and now on you can enjoy it with your iPhone. We cooperated with professional photographers from start to finish. That’s why we are sure that you will totally enjoy the experience in using HalfCamera if you like taking pictures. Apply effects, arrange poses and take a photo with an 18×24 format view finder. One film roll consists of 6 shots (12 photos). You can develop an image by choosing two photos which are close to each other. You can write text between photos and frame images.

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