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Driving Speed 2

Driving Speed 2 is a free racing game from WheelSpin Studios. For a free game though, it is very well designed. Players can select from four powerful cars and compete against up to 11 other cars. The race takes place on two exciting circuits. You can also play against human opponents over the Internet (8 multiplayer mode) and LAN. The game also has a Championship mode. Here you can pit your skills against the finest drivers on the Web. You can upgrade cars and even repair it. Driving Speed 2 has a challenging AI, cool sound effects and high quality graphics. The game also boasts of realistic physics, so you need to steer the car properly.

Miro

As an open source video and music player, Miro has a lot in common with other free players. But it goes beyond what the usual freeware offers. Aside from managing audio and video, it also doubles as an audio/video shopping center. Miro allows users to import their libraries from iTunes. There is support for Android syncing. If you are looking for the iTunes equivalent in Android devices, this is it. Aside from supporting all popular video and audio formats, you can download or subscribe to podcasts.

Cartes du Ciel

Cartes du Ciel (or Sky Chart) is an astronomy program. Created by Patrick Chevalley, it is a powerful planetarium with features similar to commercially available software. Cartes du Ciel precisely shows the placements of stars. Information on several stars are also provided. But it offers a lot more. Cartes du Ciel can also give you information on planets, asteroids, nebulae, galaxies and comets. The software supports many catalogs including Guide Star and Tycho. Other catalogs can be used so you can see thousands of stars.

Stickman Snowboarder Free

Stickman Snowboarder Free comes from Turbo Chilli, the same team that gave you Stickman Skater and Stickman BMX. This action / sports / adventure game has all the features that made the first two hits, and adds a whole lot more. The objective is simple: you just jump, grab, slide, spin and grind to victory. Use your snowboard to fly around ski slopes in various cities and terrains. The game is very easy to learn, but it takes a lot to master it. Thatís one of the reasons why Stickman is such a hit.

Foodspotting

Foodspotting is all about finding your favorite dishes or restaurants nearby. If you want to find out what your local restaurant is serving up, this app from Foodspotting Inc can help. The information comes from users who post images of their favorite foods. This setup is different from other apps in that you get first hand info from real users and restaurant goers.

NeoOffice

NeoOffice is a full featured free office suite. The main applications are the Writer word processor; Base, the database component; Draw, for creating graphics; Impress (presentation) and Calc, for making spreadsheets. Each application is feature packed. Calc has many features comparable to commercial products. You can add formulas and use basic and advanced functions. Some of its more impressive features are the Intelligent Sum Button, Natural Language formulas and Advanced DataPilot technology. Writer has all the features you would expect from full-featured word processors like formatting, bibliographical references and indexing. You can create tables of contents and many more.

Pulse News

There are a lot of news readers for the iPad, with most having the same interface. Pulse from Alphonso Labs is different. Itís not just the unique interface; there are also distinct features in this app. When you start this RSS reader, youíll see that it makes good use of the iPadís generous screen. Navigating the app is pretty easy. News feeds are scrollable. To see more, move vertically. One of the nice things about Pulse is the pictures, ideal to liven up your news reading. News items can be read in web or text version. In portrait view, the entire screen will be reserved for reading. In landscape view, stories can be read side by side. A new feature lets you keep track of stocks.

Tiny Tower

Tiny Tower is one of the most popular games for the iPhone, and understandably so. For one thing, it is very simple to learn; you build a tower and maintain it. Only minimal skills are required. Every time you play the game, youíll progress. But thereís more to this game from Nimblebit of course. Your goal is to provide work for the Bitizens (the towerís residents). It is like a virtual ant farm. You start with one tower and a lobby. If you go through the tutorial, you will be able to create your first floor and the production floor.