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The Might Be Giants App

The Might Be Giants App

This one's all about apps. I've actually spent the last several weeks downloading a huge amount of new apps, mostly for my children, but in the process I've come across a whole slew of interesting apps for just about everyone. Links to download can be found below.

chameleon clock

chameleon clock

Chameleon Clock uses the rear camera in your your various iDevices to make a clock that blends into the surroundings.Check out their tumblr for images of the clock in use. ($.99)

We live in a They Might be Giants household, so this is great for us. The app will play a new song each day taken from the extensive TMBG catalog, mixing old & new and starting out with 5 tunes ready to go. The music is streamed, not downloaded, but you can always buy a track through iTunes if you love it enough. (Free)

Honestly when I first saw this, I thought why would I ever want that. But, since I am a Squarespace person, I thought I may as well give it a try. Now I use it all the time. You type a note and by swiping you send it to whatever designated spot or spots you want- Email (which I now do constantly), Dropbox, Evernote, Twitter, Facebook. And if you have a Squarespace site, as I do, you can post directly from Note. I don't do that, but I have started typing out full posts on my iPhone and emailing them for finishing touches. (Free)

This app gives you basically a big music tag cloud that lets you easily access a wealth of music news easily and quickly. It's pretty cool and much easier than slogging through site after site individually. (Free)

monster physics

monster physics

Monster Physics is a great way to trick your kids into learning about Physics. They play and they learn and they love it. I now have 4 Physics nuts in training, which I think is pretty cool. They build contraptions, which the app then brings to life, so that the "invention" can be used to complete various challenges. There's even a Learn section which deals more directly with learning some of the basic physics principles. ($.99)