App Week: SMS spy app banned, WP7 gets Kindle

Android Market 100,000 up, Angry Birds goes spooky

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...


This is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween...
We're sure you've already downloaded the Angry Birds Halloween Edition for some festive fun this spooky season, but how about costumes? There's still time to secure yourself an Angry Birds outfit for the 31st October. Trick or treat.

Text forwarding spy app banned
Speaking of scary apps, it doesn't get more terrifying than this. Until earlier this week the 'Secret SMS Replicator' app for Android was available to down. The app enables a spy (likely a suspect girlfriend) to covertly plant the app on your device, which then forwards all of your texts to her phone. Thankfully common sense prevailed and it was banned. Philanderers rejoice.

WP7 joins the Kindle club
A gaping hole in the new Windows Phone 7 OS has been the lack of an ebook reader app... until now. Microsoft has announced that WP7 will get a dedicated Kindle app before the end of 2010 with up to 725,000 titles available to download.

Android joins the 100,000 club
While it still trails behind the App Store, the Android Market reached a major landmark this week, reaching 100,000 apps. Granted, about 90 per cent of them might be pointless, but still, progress is being made.

App of the Week | Pages
Apple's word processor stylishly makes the jump from Mac to its market leading tablet device
T3 App Chart | Top 10 iPad Apps | Pages Review


Get the puck out of here!
Yet another top notch sporting outing has made its way to the Apple iPad, this time ice hockey favourite Hockey Nations 2010 gets the tablet treatment. Boasting 14 teams and some fine two player action, our review is definitely worth a look.

SmartRunner hits Samsung
It's about time Samsung Wave owners had some motivation to get off their butts and hit the track. The SmartRunner app we've seen on other platforms has landed on the Bada platform. Using the phones GPS, it tracks distance, calories and speed and allows you to upload your runs to Twitter and Facebook. Read our review of SmartRunner for Bada.

Get your Nando's on...
Who doesn't love a bit of Nando's? A bit of piri-piri chicken on a Saturday night can't be beat. Now Nokia owners can place their order before they get to the Portuguese paradise and send invites to your unelightened buddies. Nando's for Nokia reviewed.

Link: T3 App Chart