Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps. You can find 'em at the Apple App Store (www.itunes.com/appstore/).
One Global Apps has announced Boom Volcano 1.0 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. It's a free, Greek-themed maze game in which players navigate a labyrinth, trying to escape an incoming wave of lava rolling down the venerable Vesuvius.
Wenpo Sun of Comicorp Worlds has released Bubblien Attack 1.0 for iOS. In the free action game, your goal is to defend your base by slinging your soldiers up into the air. Collect crystals along the way and use them to research soldier upgrades, special abilities and unlock new levels.
Surich Technologies has introduced Bionic-Eye: Real-time facial recognition 1.0. It's an US$1.99 augmented reality app that attempts to bring the same technology used by security cameras and surveillance professionals to hand held devices. With the combination of facial metrics to detect and identify subjects, Bionic-Eye provides facial recognition on an iDevice by utilizing an internal biometric algorithm.
Deadly Serious Media has launched ABE (Amorphous Biological Entity) 1.0 for the iPad. In the $0.99 platform game, players assume the role of a lab assistant who monitors and guides ABE through 45 levels of tests. Moving between platforms can alter his physical state at any time.
Software Services has unveiled NextWord 1.0, a free cloud-enabled, word association app played live between players in groups. Friends, family, and acquaintances take turns entering the first word that comes to mind after viewing the most recent word entered by someone else. Each time a player enters a new word, all players in the group see that word on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch immediately.
Heliceum has debuted a free version of its game Human Defense: Human Defense Viral. In the game players use nutriments to build towers and ward off viral attacks while supplying nutriments to the damaged organ.
Alcids Entertainment has created Freds Puzzle 1.0 In the $0.99 app, children put together puzzles of Fred and his friends.
Open Door Networks has added a special, $3.99 K-12 iPad app to the line. It iincludes access to works by the same 1,000-plus western artists as the rest of the line, but with nudity and other sexual content removed.
Worm Food for the iPad has wriggled out from Future Freak Games. In the $0.99 game, players must guide a worm through 24 levels of earth and trees, collecting apples along the way and avoiding dangerous obstacles such as birds with exploding eggs, spikes, boulders and swinging spiky boulders.
CaMeasure! is a free iPad app for automatically measuring and dimensioning objects from small furniture to high-rise buildings using nothing but the camera and a reference item. Architects, real estate agents or interior decorators can augment their photos with dimensioning arrows and descriptive text.