Take away the house advantage at your weekly poker game with Bold Poker ($2). This ingenious little app runs on iOS and lets you replace your standard deck of cards with an iPad and a bunch of iPhones or iPod touches. Each Hold'em player views their cards on a separate device, while an iPad in the middle keeps track of the board cards and automatically re-deals when you move the dealer button. It may handle betting, but at least it can't be accused of stacking the deck. [via]
As if we needed yet another iOS time-waster. Oh well, we're already sucked in to Letterpress (Free-$1). The latest title from the creator of the app Tweetie — later known as Twitter — Loren Brichter, is a fun new word game that has you and your opponent take turns making words from a 5x5 board of letter tiles, turning the tile to their color. It uses Game Center, so it's easy to find and play against your friends, and it's free to try — you only need to pony up the buck if you want to play more than two games at once, see previously played words, and access additional themes.
Let's face it: the iPhone's built-in Weather app isn't the most useful thing in the world. If you're the type of person that likes a little more information about what's going on, you should love Check The Weather ($2). It gives you quick access to current conditions, hourly temperature and precipitation forecasts, an extended 16-day outlook, astronomical data, hazardous weather alerts from the NWS, and Doppler Radar precipitation maps, all within a gorgeous interface with clean design and world-class fonts and icons. And it's hard to buy anything world-class with just two bucks. [via]