This Week's Best Apps

Kyle VanHemert and Casey Chan

In this week's app roundup: Instagram and iCloud, replicated on Android; movies, recommended; cookbooks, shared; pictures, mysteriously pixelated; apps, found with Yahoo; karaoke, added to Shazam; ringer, smartly silenced; Swype, honeycombed; and much, much more.

The week's best iPhone apps


Roger Ebert's Great Movies: The apps comes loaded with more than 300 movie reviews, and it allows you to queue the flicks to your Netflix account or buy them on Amazon. It also lets you keep lists of what you've seen and what you want to see in the future. Check it out for $0.99 in the App Store.

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The week's best Android apps

Lightbox: Lightbox is a stylish camera app that's good enough to replace the stock camera app. Though it doesn't have basic features like zoom or autofocus, it does give you the ability to add 10 trendy filters after your shot. Your artsy photos can be shared via Twitter and Facebook and is automagically beamed down to your Honeycomb tablets and Lightbox's web interface. Like Instagram and iCloud but for Android. Free

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The week's best iPad apps


Yummrs: Yummrs connects to your favorite cooking blogs, and manages them by presenting the delicious foods you'll want to make front and center. You can organize the recipes you like into an infinite number of recipe books that you can access with just a tap. After all that, you can then share those recipes with friends via Facebook, Twitter, and Yummrs' own social network. $4

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We are so crazy about apps right now you wouldn't believe it. If you have recommendations, tips, or just want to let us know about your own app, drop a note in the comments or shoot me an email.


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