July 20, 2012, 5:05 PM — This week's roundup of iOS apps has made us hungry.
Already this week, we told you about the new NCR Silver app that turns your iOS device into a cash register, and we noted the arrival of Smule's AutoRap in "da hizzouse." And for the productivity-minded, we offered a roundup of the best task-management apps.
Here are other new and updated apps that caught our eye this week:
Food Network In The Kitchen/ Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Selected Recipes: It was a great week for foodies--Food Network updated its $2 In The Kitchen recipe app for iPhone and iPad with videos of the network's stars demonstrating how to make the meals you can cook. But if you want to rock your recipes with old-school TV chef flair, then look no further than Julia Child. The $3 Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Selected Recipes app for iPad includes 32 meals from Child's classic cookbook, along with videos of her preparing the dishes. Just be careful not to cut yourself. Bon appé´©t!
Osmos for iPad: This $5 Zen-like game for iPad is already one of the most praised offerings in the iOS universe, letting you play the part of a "Mote" that has to get bigger. Our own review of an earlier version said: "The iPad and Osmos are a match made in heaven, kinda like peanut butter and jelly." This week's update improves on the eye-popping graphics with Retina display support, but the big difference is the addition of multiplayer functionality--users can now play "against your friends or enemies" locally over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, or online using Apple's Game Center. The update includes 15 multiplayer-specific challenges, as well as the ability to broadcast game challenges over Twitter. Once you get started, you might not be able to remove the Mote from your eye.