iOS APPS OF THE WEEK: Visually Discover New Music And Track Your Popularity Online

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Today we bring you a variety of amazing new apps that were breaking headlines this week.We have an app to help you track your popularity online in social networks, and we have an app for helping you discover music using a nifty visual interface that maps out your music preferences.

We even have an app to help you share your iPhone’s music library with friends over Wi-Fi.

You won’t find this list anywhere else.

DiscovR turns your music taste into an interactive map

Launch the app, input your favourite bands, and the app creates a spider-web of similar artists you might like.

Powered by The Echo Nest, a music discovery platform, DiscovR is the friend with great music taste that you've always wanted. Once you find a band, you can stream songs, videos, and read about them through the modern interface.

Price: $0.99 for iOS

iCookbook for iPad is a beautiful way to discover recipes

Follows tracks your popularity across several social networks

Once you plug in your social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, you'll have easy colour-coded access to Likes, subscribers, followers, and more.

The app will help you see how many new followers, etc., you get each day, and there's even a 'social growth' graph to see how you've been developing socially.

Be careful--this app could be bad for your ego.

Price: free for iOS

Dealnews is one of the best sources for finding gadgets on sale

This brand new app enables you to check out deals and offers on the go in a variety of categories like Computers and Electronics.

Sign in to your account to bookmark deals and save coupons you've clipped. You can even set up push alerts for when deals you'd like get posted, and do deal searches by store name.

Price: free for iOS

Trillian keeps online conversations in sync with your mobile conversations

The newly-updated Trillian app allows you to pick up right where you left off with IM conversations.

If you're carrying on a conversation at work and leave to go home, all you need to do is pull out your iPhone and Trillian pulls in your messaging history as if you'd been using the app the whole time.

An unbelievable feature is that even if you leave Trillian online on your iPhone, it won't buzz to notify you if you're signed in to the desktop version.

Price: $4.99 for iOS

Storific makes waiters and waitresses obsolete

Storific is a cool new concept-app that allows you to order at restaurants without a waiter or waitress involved.

The first time you visit a restaurant with Storific capabilities, you'll get a check-in code so you can view a menu through the app. Then, launch Storific and make a selection. Your order gets sent straight to the kitchen.

Only 50 locations (including bars, restaurants, and clubs) in the country use Storific, but CEO and Founder Michael Cohen is looking to expand.

Price: free for iOS

Share your device's music library with others over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

You can use your iDevice to browse libraries of other computers nearby, but what about the libraries of other iDevice users?

Eavesdrop is a new app that allows you to broadcast your iDevice's library to other Eavesdrop users via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It's as simple as that.

Frankly, we are surprised Apple let this one through (if only because they haven't implemented this already themselves).

Price: $1.99 for iOS

The Onion releases their iPad news app on April Fool's Day

If you're a fan of the humorous publication The Onion, then this free app is a must-buy. This app expands on the iPhone/iPod Touch version and includes an accessible new interface.

The app is pretty basic, but it gets the job done. One nice feature is the ability to share via social networks and send articles to Instapaper for reading later.

Price: free for iOS and the new version is optimised for iPad

Vimeo's new iOS app is a useful free video editor

Vimeo, the popular online video service, finally released their much-anticipated iOS app.

Using the app, you can splice together video clips, export a final product, and upload it straight to Vimeo or to your camera roll.

Also, the app includes a handsome interface for browsing videos hosted on Vimeo, and a statistics page to show you how your videos are doing.

Price: free for iOS

MLB at Bat for iOS is offering the first month free

MLB at Bat is essential for any baseball fan, but it isn't easy on your wallet--it requires a pricey subscription that is $120.00 for a whole season.

The app streams games over Wi-Fi and 3G, and even includes radio broadcasts and a useful scoreboard to keep track of stats and standings. is free for the month of April when you download this app.

Price: $14.99 for iOS

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