Do you spend more time leveling up your WoW or FF character than you do leveling up in real life? Perhaps it's time for EpicWin ($3). This nifty to-do app for iOS gives you XP for completing real-life chores and tasks, letting you improve both your real and virtual self at the same time. First items on the list? Clean up the stale Doritos from off the floor and take a damn shower, you filthy animal.
Get a jumpstart on your fall sports training with the Nike Boom App (Free). This snazzy-looking iPod/iPhone app lets you choose your sport, what type of training you want to do, how long you want to do it, and what playlist you want to hear, and go — throughout your workout, you'll hear quick encouraging words from some of the best in the game, pushing you onward. Just don't hook it up to the iHome in your bedroom, unless of course you want Coach K whispering sweet nothings in your ear as you rest.
Another day, another new app that seems hellbent on proving once again why you dropped $500+ on that shiny new iPad. Flipboard (Free) is a new "social magazine" application that grabs info from your Facebook and Twitter feeds, as well as from other sources around the web, and presents them in a magazine-like layout, complete with large images, clean typefaces, and a general panache that goes well beyond the average client — which is making our standalone social apps more than a little nervous.