App week: Playboy uncensored, Angry Birds shot down

Pulse for Android and Google Places for iPhone reviewed

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...


Angry Birds toppled by 14-year old's creation
It feels a little bit like the fall of the Berlin wall, or when I Will Always Love You was knocked off the top of the charts by 2 Unlimited. Angry Birds is no longer atop of the free downloads pile on Apple's App Store. It has been replaced by Bubble Ball, a super-simple physics game built by a 14-year-old American schoolboy.

Playboy in the flesh on the iPad
An interesting development in the weird and wonderful world of Apple censorship this week; Hugh Hefner reckons an uncensored version of his digital magazine app will be hitting the App Store in March. Does this mean that Apple is lightening its stance against porn or just allowing nudey Playboy bunnies because of the esteem of the publication?

Tag, you're it!
Fitness apps often provide that little bit of extra motivation needed to keep going, whether it be a lady barking orders at you, or just serving up a power song just at the right time. Nike has taken the ultimate approach. Putting one over on your mates. The new Nike+ GPS app now allows you to 'Play Tag' with friends, even on solo runs. Check out how it works...

App Store pushes 10bn downloads
It's probably apt (or app-t...) that it has been a very Apple heavy week for app news, with the company on the verge of announcing its 10 billionth download from the store - reaching the mark way quicker than the iTunes Music Store did. To commemorate the event Apple release the list of the all most downloaded apps. You'll never guess which was number one... actually you probably will.

App of the Week | Guinness World Records
If you want to be a record breaker, dedication's what you need, and this interactive app might help too
T3 App Chart | Top 10 iPad Apps | Guinness World Records Review


Android's five-star news reader
No, we're not talking about one of the Sky Sports News beauties, unfortunately. Pulse news has been a massive hit on iOS devices and now it's brought the magic to Android with a fine looking and wonderfully functional reader to pull in all of your favourite RSS feeds. It's free too. Download it.

There's more to life than YouTube...
... you've got Daily Motion, Google Video, Bing video and a host of other portals serving up vids of cats doing funny things. RealTube for Windows Phone 7 handsets pulls the whole crew together to bring you the full range of web video. Most of which you can probably find on YouTube...

Google Places for iPhone
Don't want all of the bells and whistles of Foursquare's mayors and badges? No, neither do we. So Google Places is an awesome local search-based alternative. With Google Maps based at it's heart and a number of pre-set search categories you're good to go to find whatever it is you're looking for.

Link: T3 App Chart