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The Week's Best iPhone Apps

Flare: It's a video recorder app that records in High Dynamic Range. Which means it allows for a greater range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image to bring a more detailed look at the world. I've always thought HDR photos, when done stunningly, exposed a living and breathing unreality that laid quietly underneath what we see. HDR videos take that to a whole 'nother level. $1

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Gourmet live: The former Gourmet Magazine, reinvented on the iPad as Gourmet Live has undergone the shrunkifying process of porting itself to the iPhone. It's the same content as the iPad: some delicious looking recipes, fun cooking stories and dead simple navigation. Free


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ILoveNyTheater: Created by the Broadway League, ILoveNYTheater servews up show times, price points, schedules, nearby dining/hotel accommodations, and of course, a means to purchase tickets. And there's no middle man or broker either, so the only (in)convenience fees you have to pay are through Ticketmaster/Telecharge-a sadly unavoidable reality.


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Video Time Machine: Video Time Machine, from the guys behind YouTube Time Machine, is an awesome app that let's you select a year and category and then watch a relevant video. I've been enjoying all the videos of my youth. There's categories like TV, Movies, Music, Ads, Video Games, Sports and others to watch, and the videos date back all the way back to 1860.


iWork: It's iWork on your iPhone. You can tweak documents you've created on your Mac or iPad, or make new ones with a buffet of characteristically nice-looking templates. Apple crammed an impressive amount of functionality into these—if you're familiar with the iPad apps, you'll be able to jump right in—and while you might have to jump through a few menus, say, to change the font for a scrap of text, editing, resizing, and rearranging elements is perfectly intuitive.

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Bond Mixology: Honestly, if you thought James Bond's only tipple was a martini shaken, not stirred, think again-and cough up $2 for the Bond Mixology app, which carefully catalogues every drink from every scene from every Bond movie.


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100 Cameras in 1: It's the first iPhone/iPad app that you can use alongside Instagram, meaning you can take photos using their filters, and export it to Instagram, for sharing/spamming your friends on your various social networks.


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DISCUSSION

for any of you photography buffs, i would say by far, the best app i've seen all week (for me, at least), is "photoforge2". stupid name, but fantastic app. completely replaced my "photoshop" app (which now feels dinky and cheap). photoforge2 is amazing!!! you can use shadows/highlights features, curves, levels, everything a photoshop 101 would have. even layers, tons of filters, and a plethora of other things i'm not even going to begin to mention! just get it, it's cheap, 2.99!