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10 Off-the-wall iPhone Apps
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1.Jared 2. Email'n Walk 3. YO Mama Extreme Voice Edition 4. Zit Picker 5. Rotary Dialer 6. Moop Sounds Funny 7. iSteam 8. Designated Dialer 9. Sim Stapler 10. Hold On!

1: Jared

Screenshot by Peter May Jared Jared is cute. Jared is yellow. Jared is also is a lousy singer. What's more, Jared's mouth does not appear to have any relationship with the sounds (calling it music would be generous) he's emitting. Launch the app and Jared begins to "sing." A Guatemalan folk song, no less. Try as he might, singing is clearly not Jared's strong suit. He will sing for as long as you let him, which in most cases is unlikely to be very long at all. Despite his nearly complete lack of talent, the fact that Jared presses on, putting whatever small amount of skill he posses into the song, is endearing. You may find yourself listening time and time again. On the other hand, you may not.

2: Email 'n Walk

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while reducing the risk of stepping into traffic or falling flat on your face. in the spirit of walking and chewing gum. It may surprise you to learn that there are several your mama apps vying for your attention and. you can walk and send e -mails at the same time. There's also a free version to try before you buy. The app includes an Internet mode that enables users to rank jokes. 3: Yo Mama Extreme Voice Edition Screenshot by Peter May Yo Mama Extreme Voice Edition Everyone loves a good "your mama" joke. Email 'n Walk takes multitasking to a new level. New jokes are added to the site on a daily basis. though. http://10.4. your mama. When your message is complete. well.htm 6/30/2010 . suggest new ones and send favorites to their friends via e-mail. Using your iPhone's camera. in some cases. As mentioned. so you need never fear not having a fresh yo mama joke at your fingertips. there are a lot of apps to choose from in this genre (the App Store lists 17 your mama applications).102/hsw/10_off.5. and that's certainly true of this app. it displays a live view of the world in front of you above a virtual keyboard. Just choose the recipients and fire it off.10 Off Page 2 of 6 Screenshot by Peter May Email 'n Walk Sometimes an iPhone app comes along that seems crazy. This is just such a case. Email 'n Walk does something amazing. so you'll want to spend some quality time selecting the best one to meet your insult requirements. your 99 cents in the App Store. Now. Yo Mama Exteme Voice Edition sets itself apart by offering prerecorded spoken renditions of more than 300 your mama jokes. but turns out to have redeeming values. with the possible exception of. It's all in good fun. As you walk and type. click "send" and Email 'n Walk transfers the text to the iPhone e-mail app. the text of your message appears in semi-opaque letters over the live video feed.

Unless you are of a certain age.5. nines and zeros required patience. it takes a considerable amount of time and practice to master the precise method required. There's no popping allowed until the white head appears. you can try your hand -. Of course. you will not experience the frustration of starting over again if you dial a single incorrect digit. however. you may never have seen a phone with a rotary dial. Also. Your job? Pop as many of those suckers as you can in the allotted time.or finger -. Here's how the game works: A face (Veronica. backspace simply isn't your http://10.10 Off Page 3 of 6 4: Zit Picker Screenshot by Peter May Zit Picker And you thought Moop Sounds Funny was gross! Zit Picker is exactly what the name suggests. like a fine wine. catching her just before she heads off to her demise. to be specific) appears on the screen and zits begin to sprout in various locations. Rotary Dialer enables you to experience the days when calling phone numbers containing mostly eights.4. take (or import) a photo of a friend. The latest version of Rotary Dialer includes a backspace function. If you tire of Veronica. if you're a true phone -dialing aficionado.at dialing numbers on the world's most advanced telephone. You just knew someone had to do it. You can also save end-of-game faces to your photo album.htm 6/30/2010 . foe or unwilling foil and pop their zits to your heart's content. as you waited for the dial to return to its original position for each and every digit. The app keeps track of your scores and allows the top five players to enter their initials. you can pick no zit before it's time. you lose and poor Veronica gets a blackhead. While this may sound easy.102/hsw/10_off. Now. 5: Rotary Dialer Screenshot by Peter May Rotary Dialer Perhaps you've heard the expression "dial the phone" and wondered where it came from. Due to popular demand. or just want to add an additional layer of grossness to the game. They ripen quickly. Perhaps you could even imagine you're Humphrey Bogart grabbing a heavy black phone from the desk and feverishly dialing a beautiful damsel. so if you snooze. however.

odd and disgusting sounds? Ask yourself that question and let the answer be your guide.102/hsw/10_off. along with the sad trombone "wa-wa -wa-wa" which is useful for highlighting those moments when someone fails rather badly. We've all written messages on a steamy shower mirror or a window frosted with cool condensation. iSteam makes it possible to "steam up" your iPhone's screen and use your finger to create messages or drawings. You get the idea. At $1.htm 6/30/2010 . 8: Designated Dialer http://10. Choose the right app and your iPhone can moo. if you're running it on an iPhone. A very lifelike "ohh" is included for the three-foot putt that rings the cup then hangs on the edge for a double bogey. The coolest thing about this app is that. A particularly cool application for this capability is to write an invisible message to someone special on the non-steamy screen. this app may seem a bit pricey for what it does.10 Off Page 4 of 6 6: Moop Sounds Funny There are tons of apps designed to make noises that are either appropriate to a given situation.4. this app is a great example of creative developers using the most advanced iPhone capabilities to produce a unique experience. but can you really put a price on funny. and then ask him or her to breathe on your phone. 7: iSteam Screenshot by Peter May iSteam Although mostly crazy and a bit odd. No less than 16 distinctive fart sounds will thrill your friends. make sad trombone sounds or. Moop Sounds Funny makes our list because it goes most of the others one (or several) better. What's more. Assuming they don't think you're crazy and move hastily away. fart. There are sound effects for almost any situation. then steam up the screen and write a special message. You want farts? You got 'em.99. of course. The obligatory "splat" is here. you can use any photo as a background. assuming they like that sort of thing. cry. or completely random. A drum roll for the amazing feat or a rimshot to mark a funny line or comeback. the screen will fog and your message will appear right before their eyes.5. you can steam up the screen by blowing on it (actually on the microphone).

it will instead dial a special toll -free number at which you will receive a message reminding you of your wise pre-planning. an archnemesis or an old boss. This problem can be eliminated with Designated Dialer and just a bit of forethought. such as ex-girlfriends. In fact.10 Off Page 5 of 6 Screenshot by Peter May Designated Dialer There are times when we must be saved from ourselves. or at least your dignity. where do the developers go from here? Can Sim Tape Dispenser be far behind? 10: Hold On! http://10. well-thought-out conversations.102/hsw/10_off. whenever the urge to staple strikes. The question is. Now. We've all found our hand suddenly resting atop a nearby stapler and felt the powerful urge to press down. this is a crazy app that could save your life.5. the solution is in your hand. seven days a week. Simple. One too many beers and the next thing you know. a solution is at hand. After sleeping it off. yet highly effective. despite the fact we have no need to attach papers to one another at the time. install the app and select the contacts you determine you should avoid calling with less than a crystal-clear brain. you've got a dangerous character on the line and you're giving him or her a piece of your rather drink -addled mind. should you decide to place a call to one of them. Designated Dialer locks those contacts and.4.htm 6/30/2010 . armed with an iPhone that contains the phone numbers of dangerous people. the app makes a stapler simulation available 24 hours a day. simply launch the app again and your contacts are unlocked and ready for sober. One of those times is when we're sharing a few drinks with friends. right on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Put simply. Prior to your next night out. Sim Stapler allows us to satisfy the urge to press without wasting staples. 9: Sim Stapler What is it about office equipment that draws us to it and demands we interact with it in some way? The stapler is a perfect example of this human trait.

In fact. no finely honed hand-eye coordination and no strategic thinking skills. release the button and. if you wish.10 Off Page 6 of 6 Screenshot by Peter May Hold On! Here's a game that requires no special knowledge.htm 6/30/2010 ." Place the digit of your choice on the button and hold on for as long as you can. Fire up the app and an efficient. And that's the beauty of this unique gaming app. http://10. The goal is to see how long you can hold the button. save your score for future reference. the app displays a timer that is accurate to a millisecond. simple screen appears.4. Is it more difficult than it sounds? No. As you hold the button. your scores are sure to increase. all you need to score big is a steady hand and a lot of free time. When you reach your limit. Given time.102/hsw/10_off. In the center is a button that says "Hold On.5. Hold On is the iPhone game for the rest of us.