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Enjoy the Oscars with the help of these apps



Are you ready for the Academy Awards on Sunday? Movie fans have a lot to look forward to: the red carpet, the actual awards, or the parties afterward. To make your Oscar viewing more complete, AT&T has some apps suggestions:

Oscars App (Apple iOS, Android and Kindle. Free)
The official app from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and ABC offers fans an inside look before, during and after Hollywood’s biggest night, and includes Facebook integration. Users can check the app to find out the latest Oscar news, watch interviews with insiders, access Oscar trivia, browse past winners and red carpet fashions, view famous Oscar video clips, and even create their own Oscar ballot. On the day of the Oscars, the app turns into a second screen companion with the Backstage Pass, which lets users access over a dozen live cameras placed throughout the Red Carpet and inside the Dolby Theatre. Fans can also access the press room and see interviews with stars after they win.

The Oscars Trivia Challenge
(Android – $2.99)
Hollywood Trivia: the Oscar Quiz (Apple iOS – $0.99)
These apps let you test your knowledge about movies and the people who starred in and directed them. Both let you keep track of your scores so you can challenge a competing movie aficionado. The makers of the Oscars Trivia Challenge also offer the Oscar Trivia Lite app for Free.

Live from the Red Carpet App (Apple iOS, Android, Windows – Free)
This app from E! lets you experience VIP access to Hollywood’s hottest events, such as the Academy Awards. The app brings you celebrity news, A-list fashion photos and interview videos from awards season’s marquee events. It also includes the GlamCam 360, a futuristic Matrix-like fashion cam.
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List App
(Apple iOS, Android, Windows, Nook, Kindle – Free)
Planning an Oscars party? With this app from, you can search more than 30,000 recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet Self and renowned chefs and cookbooks. You can also create shopping lists and e-mail recipes and shopping lists to yourself and friends. Plus, you can get recipe reviews from Epicurious members.

Mixology Drink Recipes App
(Apple iOS, Android – FREE)
Looking to toast the winners on Oscars night? This app gives you access to nearly 8,000 drink and cocktail recipes and 1,300 ingredients. The “Liquor Cabinet” tab lets you enter all the liquor and mixer types you have on hand and search the entire database for all the cocktails you can make. Featuring drink recipe categories such as Cocktails, Martinis, Shooters, Jello Shots, Hot Drinks, Punches, Non-Alcoholic, and Favorites, the app also provides a “Bartending” tab that supplies info on glassware, terminology, bartending tips and tricks, and more. You can also locate nearby liquor stores with the app.

[Last modified: Saturday, February 23, 2013 8:23am]


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