Feeling the cobwebs starting to accumulate upstairs here late in the winter? Here are a few apps that can add +10 INT points, plus a few more less intellectually strenuous toys as always.
Brain Thaw: I'm kind of surprised that brain training games aren't to be found in the same volume as, well, fart apps-a quick mental puzzle is the perfect mobile game. Besides being well designed (ADORABLE PENGUINS), Brain Thaw gives you a quick math rule to follow for a few minutes in line, and logs your scores with players of the game worldwide. $US1
Wikiquiz: Wikiquiz pulls a fragment from a random Wikipedia article (a difficulty setting chooses how random) and asks you to identify it. The more you can get in a set amount of time, the higher the score. Cool idea for a game. It's a buck.
AirPhones: Pretty interesting idea—AirPhones works with a little server app on your Intel Mac (Windows and Universal clients are coming, says the devs) to stream audio from any application to your iPhone or iPod touch. So if you like to watch movies in bed on your desktop Mac with Front Row, for instance, you can use your iPhone as a wireless headphone receiver.
At $7 it's overpriced Since the price was just slashed to $US4, it could be cool if your specific situation warrants something like this.
Cubert: It's Q-Bert! For a buck!
This Week's App News on Giz:
• The Week in iPhone Apps: Essential Jailbreak Apps - last week's special Jailbreak edition. If you missed it, have a look and get jailbreakin'.
This list is in no way definitive. If you've spotted a great app that hit the store this week, give us a heads up or, better yet, your firsthand impressions in the comments. Have a good weekend everybody.