App week: Mac App Store goes live, VLC goes AWOL

One million Mac App Store downloads on day one

Every Saturday we round-up the week in mobile applications bringing you news of the biggest new releases across all major platforms and a host of reviews from T3's App Chart. Let's crack on...


Apps come to MacBooks, hit a million on day one
Apple don't exhibit at CES, but it didn't stop them stealing the limelight with the launch of it's App Store for Mac. And what a launch it was. The company hit one million downloads on day one with even Steve himself overwhelmed by its performance. Unsurprisingly, Angry Birds scooped the top paid app and Twitter was the most downloaded free app.

Flickr gets native Windows 7 app
It seems that not a day goes by without a big-name app hitting Windows 7, but this native Flickr app is a bit special. Built from the ground up, it's way slicker than it's iOS counterpart and even beats Android to getting an official app. It'll also be available for Windows 7 tablets.

VLC gone from the App Store
It was a surprise to see it show up in the first place, but the play-anything favourite has now been pulled from within the grasp of iPhone and iPad owners. The surprising thing is that it's not Apple's over-zealous censors taking umbridge with the Flash-playing beast. Check out the full story...

Opera for Android tablets spied
This week at CES we got the first look at Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS on the Motorola XOOM tablet, and the excitement is palpable. Android on tablets is officially a goer and it looks like the successful Opera browser is already coming to the platform. Here is was seen on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

App of the Week | Little Sailor for Samsung Bada
The Global Developer challenge serves up another cracking Bada app
T3 App Chart | Top 10 iPad Apps | Little Sailor review for Samsung Bada


Fragger takes on Angry Birds for iPhone Desert Strike on the Megadrive?
Who doesn't love a physics-based game on their smartphone? Angry Birds and Cut the Rope have been phenomenally successful, and we can now add a third to that list. Fragger sees you play a G.I. Joe tasked with hunting down and killing terrorists. Remember freedom isn't free.

Little Sailor joins the Bada revolution
This Global Developer Challenge is working out pretty well for the Samsung Bada platform, producing some five star apps, for the barely-used plaftorm. Little Sailor is a sailing and motorboat simulator where you can learn the basics of sailing and compete against up to six virtual competitors in a yacht race/

Kindle on iPhone reviewed
It has been around for a little while but we've got a review of Amazon Kindle for iPhone, as Kindle continues to dominate the eBook market. This app will allow you to sync your books across many devices, so eInk may not be in attendance, but the Kindle for iPhone app gets five stars from T3.

Link: T3 App Chart