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No. 3

Smart: Remote

They say: "With Remote, you can control the music on your computer or Apple TV from your iPod touch or iPhone."

The Reg says: This elegant app is from Apple, and it shows. (That's a cue for you Apple-haters. You can thank me later for such a choice piece of raw meat).

Remote does just what it says, simply and gracefully. From anywhere in your home that has Wi-Fi coverage, you can control playback, view album artwork, edit, and search your iTunes library, control AirTunes speakers, and even muck about with Genius playlists - if you've ever found that odd iTunes feature to be of any interest or value.

Price: free

  Remote screenshot

  The Crazy Frog screenshot

Stupid: The Crazy Frog

They say: "Stressed out? Take this test of sanity. Simply stare into the frogs eyes and keep a straight face."

The Reg says: Here at No. 3 we're entering the rarefied world in which dwell the truly stupefyingly stupid.

The original, authentic, and animated Crazy Frog and its associated ear-melting ringtone had at least a modicum of wit, if not charm. This insipid rip-off, sadly has nothing going for it whatsoever - not even the original sound.

Boring frog + boring noise = boring (and exceedingly stupid) app.

Price: 99¢


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