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EA app sale: Most iOS games just 99 cents

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EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which just launched today, is one of 70+ games on sale for 99 cents.

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I’ve often felt that 99 cents is the magic number for iOS games. At that price, it’s an impulse buy; I’ll grab it without a second thought. Even if I wind up not liking the game, hey, it was only a buck.

If you feel the same way, you’ll appreciate this: EA Mobile has cut nearly every game in its iOS catalog to just 99 cents. And that includes a couple noteworthy new titles that just launched today.

I’ve played quite a few of the 70-plus games on sale, so allow me to make a few recommendations (with links to my previous coverage, where applicable): Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Lemonade Tycoon, Madden NFL 11, Mirror’s Edge, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Reckless Racing, The Simpsons Arcade, and The Sims 3.

As for the new stuff, check out Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a multiplayer-ready port of the smash-hit console title. Normally, high-profile games like this one sell for at least $6.99 at launch, but, surprisingly, it’s on the sale list.

Also launching today: Cause of Death, which looks to be a “CSI”-style mystery/adventure game. Sale price: yep, 99 cents.

According to EA, the sale will run for “a limited time.” I asked a company rep to be more specific, but she couldn’t provide an end date. Thus, these prices might expire today, tomorrow, Sunday night, or who knows when? My advice: grab the games you want right now, while they’re cheap.

Originally posted at iPhone Atlas

Five great apps for your new Android phone

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According to at least one study of mobile operating systems, Android is well on its way to world domination. With that in mind, we expect that at least a few of you have gotten–or will be getting–your lucky little mitts on a new Android phone this season. And what are you to do with that spanking-new device? Why, load it up with some great apps, naturally.

To that end, I set out to round up five essential apps for Android newbies. I’m not going to lie to you: narrowing down the list to a mere handful was quite a challenge. Of course, there are way more than just five apps that are worth a spot on your device, but the options laid out in the gallery below offer a good (and varied) selection to get you started. Better yet, they’re all free.

If you’re eager for additional options, check out our Android Starter Kit (with an update coming soon). And if–like me–you find the Android Market unhelpful for discovering even more apps, be sure to give AppBrain a whirl. The site and its companion app provide more detail and organization than Google’s native store.

Is there an Android app that you just can’t live without that didn’t make the cut? Feel free to leave your own recommendations in the comment section below.

Originally posted at Android Atlas