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Byte The App: Must See Apps Of The Week 11/24

The app stores are teeming with new releases, but who has time to go through them all? We do. Bringing you a selection of the most interesting, creative, and innovative apps each week.
November 24, 2011, 5:06pm

The app stores are teeming with new releases, but who has time to go through them all? We do. Bringing you a selection of the most interesting, creative, and innovative apps each week. Submit your suggestions for next week in the comments below.

Bliss Dance [iPhone, iPod touch and iPad]

Not everyone’s going to be able to enjoy this app, but people living in San Francisco will be able to use it to interact with a 40ft tall

LED

-filled sculpture of a woman that was at last year’s Burning Man festival. She’s since made the journey to the Great Lawn on the shore of Treasure Island. Once you download the app you can then control the lights, both externally and internally, picking from a range of colors.

CIA:Operation Ajax [iPad]

The iPad is the perfect viewing platform for comics and it has the added bonus of interactivity too.

Chris Ware

created an iPad-only comic strip a

few months back

and now there’s this 210 page true story about the first

CIA

-backed coup which brought down Iran’s democracy in 1953. You get sound, animation, and bonus content that includes character dossiers, historical newsreels, and declassified documents from within the agency.

360 Panorama [iPhone, iPod touch and iPad] [Android]

If you’re not up for

jailbreaking your phone

to get a panorama function then you can get this app instead. By panning the camera the images get seamlessly stitched together so you can capture sweeping vistas, herds of wildebeest running majestically, or a 360-degree view of your living room.

MoosejawXRAY [iPhone, iPod touch and iPad] [Android]

It had to happen and so it has, an AR app that acts like X-ray specs so you see through model’s clothes and check out their underwear. It’s not as pervy as it sounds and is instead meant to be a playful way for people to view the Moosejaw Winter Catalog. If nothing else it’s certainly going to get the company a lot of attention—which is has—and turn everyone into snickering teenage boys.

iTar [iPad]

This app and docking station is just a Kickstarter project at the moment, but its name alone warrants its inclusion in this week’s roundup. It aims to produce a series of apps that will transform the iPad screen into the body of a guitar with either strings, keys or pads to hit. The dock will give the iPad a guitar neck so you can rock out like some glam metal rock god from the future.