Back in October, the team at Rovio Mobile launched a new game in their ever-popular catalog: Angry Birds Halloween. Now the birds are back in Angry Birds Seasons, a free upgrade to the Halloween game adding 25 new levels for the month of December!

Back in August, developer Rovio announced it had gained more than 6.5 million paid downloads on Apple’s app store with the iPad version owning over 200,000 of those sales. More of the same thing can surely only be good, and Rovio have achieved that.


Earlier this fall Google upgraded their Google Mobile App for the iPhone to include Google Goggles (try saying that ten times fast), a feature that was previously only available to Android users. In a nutshell, Google Goggles allows you to perform Google searches using images taken with your iPhone’s camera. Once you’ve installed the free Google Mobile App, Goggling (I’m not sure if that’s the official term) is as simple as tapping the camera icon to the right of the search bar and snapping a photo of the item in question.

Before you go too camera happy, it’s important to note that only certain types of items are likely to work with Google Goggles. The software is designed to recognize covers of books, DVDs and CDs as well as barcodes and logos. Goggles will also recognize some buildings and landmarks and will do it’s best to pull text from photos and to identify objects.

There’s no denying that Google Goggles looks impressive in a demo, but how well does it work in the real world? I put Google Goggles to the test, with some help from friends in Ottawa, London and Melbourne. The question du jour: is Goggles truly useful or a novelty that soon grows old?


When I was a kid, I was fascinated with all kinds of building kits. LEGOs, K’nex, Steel Tec, Lincoln Logs, I had them all and would spend hours creating the most complex structures I could dream up.

Technology has an awesome way of putting a new twist on an old favorite. Today we’re going to check out a handful of great LEGO titles you can download right on your iPhone. Whether you’re addicted to Harry Potter or just want to build things like when you were a kid, there’s something here for you.


Good news! We have randomly selected the five winners. Check the list of usernames below to see if you won. If you are one of our lucky winners, you’ll be receiving an email shortly from the Daylite crew with your licenses. As always, thanks for supporting AppStorm and be sure to check back soon for more awesome giveaways!



The Cartographer started from an idea, an appreciation for something that we now see as mundane and boring. Nautical charts and maps were once seen as symbols of wealth and power. They were handed down from generation to generation and were extremely valuable. They were symbols of status, with kings and queens owning hand-made maps that were beautiful works of art. Maps opened up the world around you, making it possible for travel and exploration.

Today, maps have lost their beautify and flair. They have changed from objects to be cherished into objects to be stored in the back of you motor vehicle. The Cartographer is all about bringing the beauty back into your maps. It’s about building maps, travelling the world, and having fun.


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 Santa Strike. The developer describes Santa Strike as a holiday bowling game that’s fun for the whole family. It’s a classic reborn (new take on the original Elf Bowling game), where Santa puts the elves in the lane to teach them a lesson.

Features real bowling simulation, festive music, and funny sound effects.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


There are a few different options for online storage, and one option that’s not only easy to use but free (with a few limits), is CloudApp. Now there’s a free app for the iPhone named Cloudette for CloudApp, which allows you to access your CloudApp account on your iPhone, making it handy to get at your stored files when you’re on the go.

Sure it’s free, but is the app worth the download? Let’s find out.


It can often be difficult to keep up with all of your purchases and really see where your money is going each week. Even if you take time to balance your bank account, you’ll often not notice where small amounts of money are going to coffee, apps, and more.

Expenditure is an app that aims to help alleviate this problem by making it simple to record all of your cash flows on the go. Whether you make money from selling some used books or spend $5 on lunch, you can keep track of where your money’s going. Let’s dive in and see if this app is what your budget needs to keep you on track.

It’s that time of year again. You know, the one where you hope to find awesome Apple gifts under the tree only to be disappointed with yet another shirt that doesn’t fit.

Sure, some say it’s all about giving but here at AppStorm we want to know what you’re greedily hoping to receive this year (or perhaps purchase for yourself). Are you finally going to toss out that iPhone 3G in favor of an iPhone 4? Or maybe you have your eye on that new watch-centric nano.

If you’re hoping for one of these devices, vote in the poll on the right.

An interesting selection for you this week, just in time to help stuff some virtual stockings!

Last week we saw iOS gaming take a quantum leap forward when we suddenly found ourselves playing a game powered by the Unreal3 engine on our smartphones, but it wasn’t the only great title to emerge recently…


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