Apps of the Week


Apps of the Week
Each Friday in The Scene in the Irish Daily Star, I round up some of the best new smartphone and tablet PC apps doing the rounds. Here are this week's apps...
Linkin Park GP, iPad, Free
The Lotus F1 Team has launched its first iPad app in collaboration with US nu-metallers Linkin Park. Linkin Park GP allows users to drive a Lotus E20 F1 car and interact with a 360° environment to create an original remix of Linkin Park’s single Burn It Down. In order to celebrate the launch of this app, both E20s will feature a Linkin Park logo in Monaco this weekend.

Sketchbook Ink, iPad, €1.59
Autodesk made a splash with a demo of its SketchBook Ink app at the launch of Apple’s new iPad a couple of months back. Now it’s available to buy — a pen and ink drawing app to create images on the tablet and export them for further work. It looked beautiful in the hands of an expert, and it is. This is so easy to use that you’ll feel like a pro.

The Word, iPad, €3.99
If you buy print magazines published in Britain, you will be familiar with how much more expensive they are in Ireland. The same is not true for mags like The Word that are available on the iPad. The interface is clean and easy to read, and the content includes some of the great music and pop culture writers, such as Mark Ellen and David Hepworth who will be familiar to Smash Hits and Q fans.

The Pale: I Woke Up and I Was Gone, iPhone, free
Irish band The Pale mark their new album release with an iPhone app that is a musical walking tour of Dublin. It links the 12 songs on the album with locations, and each one features a live performance, as well as insights, interviews and reviews. The app also includes a discography, videography and info about the band.

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