iOS apps of the day [June 16, 2012]

Today’s Apps

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Apps for June 16, 2012

App Genie Lite

App Genie Lite is a multiple purpose app that gives you about 30 different functions that you can use without having multiple other apps clogging up your device on multiple screens or folder groups. This app includes Country Facts, Shopping (a barcode scanner), Unit Converter, Checklists, Where Am I?, Currency, Device Stats, Translator, Battery Level, Voice Reader, Facebook Tool, Nutrition Info, Clock, Tool Case (which includes Bubble Level, Clinometer, Ruler, Plumb-bob, and Flashlight), Gauges (which includes a Spedometer and a Sound Meter), Tip Calculator, US Weather, Cam Tools (which includes Click Anywhere Cam, Shake Cam, Clap Cam, Burst Cam), Photo Icons, Amazing Facts, and a Magnifier.

In the Lite version you get to pick three different apps for free, but if you want more you’d either have to pay for it from within the app or buy the App Genie (30 in 1) for the low price of $0.99. Although some apps require an Internet connection, but the testing device couldn’t get these to work since it gave an error stating that it “could not connect to the server” and to “check your Internet connection.” Maybe this might work on a different device or there is something wrong with the app that needs to be fixed.

Price: Free; Paid: $0.99

Version discovered: 1.1; Paid: 1.1.3

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 2.2 and up

Download size: 10.1 MB; Paid: 10.2 MB

App Genie Lite on iTunes

App Genie (30 in 1) on iTunes


Cooking is an app that will help you whenever you get stuck when you are preparing a meal. It contains all the little bits of information and rules of thumb that you need to really use and understand your recipes like what can be substituted for buttermilk or baking soda in a pinch, how many bananas it takes to make 1 cup of slices, how many cups are in a pint, and what temperature an oven should be set to if the recipe calls for a “moderately hot” oven. This has sections for Yields and Equivalents which includes canning yields, Substitutions, General Cooking Terms, Measurement Conversions, and High-Altitude Considerations. This app is a one-stop reference for all the extra information you need to help understand your recipes to help you get Cooking.

Price: Free

Version discovered: 1.2.0

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 3.1 and up

Download size: 15.2 MB

Cooking on iTunes

Speed Racer: The Beginning

Speed Racer: The Beginning is a side scrolling racing game that your basic functions is to jump over obstacles, other hazards, and collecting items. You go through 20 different levels as well as collecting coins and powerups that you can use in the game to unlock other things as you progress in the game. The things you need to avoid are oil spills, pitfalls, ravines, falling rocks, rain, snow, gusty winds, sand storms and more. The purpose of collecting coins is as you progress in each level you get to increase your score and unlock trophies.

Price: $0.99

Version discovered: 1.4.0

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.1 and up

Download size: 48.9 MB

Speed Racer: The Beginning on iTunes

dotTechies: We have tested all the apps listed above. However, iOS Apps of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new apps. Always use your best judgement when downloading apps, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing paid apps, if applicable.

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