Can you believe it? If this weekly column didn't exist, Apple would only be at about 999,999,233. I can now die happy: I've made a difference in this world.
And so have you! Now, on with your regularly scheduled roundup:
Flick NBA Basketball: It hasn't hit the store yet, but developers Freeverse gave us an exclusive look at this NBA shooter. NBA Jam it is not, but it puts the tried and true wobbly gauge to use to play in 3-point shootouts, games of HORSE and more. There's a real NBA license and tons of real players (here, I am @THE_REAL_SHAQ of course), and it's pretty fun. Price yet unknown, but watch for it in the store any day now.
Convertbot Mini: We loved the original $2 Convertbot, so we were overjoyed to hear that a free lite version has now hit the store. It limits you to converting area, length, mass, temperature and volume only, but it's a good way to get a taste of the best looking (and sounding) conversion app around. Free
Terminate Me: By now, at least 25% of your Facebook friends have changed their profile photo to a Terminated robot, and that's cool. This is an easy way to make said Facebook profile photos on your iPhone. Free
Toilet Ninja: OK, here's a soundboard I can get behind. It simulates the noisemaking capabilities of Japanese toilets to hide the dirty deeds being done within. Waterfalls, crows, fireworks—all preferable to bathroom sounds to some. Enjoy. $1.
Heat Pad: Yeah, it's just touchscreen tricks—turning your capacitive zaps into a simulation of a heatmap. But it's selling (or, downloading, since it's free) like hot cakes. See what all the fuss is about. Free.
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