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Today in GlobalGrind Apps of the Day, we spotlight Jay-Z’s Decoded app, an app that’ll help you avoid the fashion police, and one that’ll put the NBA Jam arcade game in your pocket.

What: Decoded by Jay-Z

Made By: Random House Digital, Inc.

What it Does: Hip-hop icon Sean Carter a.k.a. Jay-Z has the ‘Decoded’ iPhone/iPad application to go along with his recently-released memoir of the same name. The app gives you access to the complete lyrics and meanings of several Jay-Z songs as well as over 30 minutes of never-before-seen interview footage. Check below for a video that’s being buzzed-about today which has Jay explaining the evolution of his style from 9-year old HOV to the superstar mogul we know today.

Platform: iPhone and iPad

How Much: $9.99 on iTunes



Screenshots of the ‘Decoded by Jay-Z’ app on the iPhone and iPad.


What: Honestly Now

Made By: Honesty Now

What it Does: This app allows you to poll friends and strangers, anonymously if you like, about your style and fashion decisions. Want to know if that new dress you bought is hot or horrendous? Just join the Honesty Now community on their website, download the app and get started. Upload your photo(s), ask your fashion allies for advice in either Yes/No or multiple choice question format, then just wait for the verdict.

Platform: iPhone

How Much: Free at


A screenshot from the Honesty Now iPhone app.


What: NBA Jam

Made By: Electronic Arts

What it Does: The classic basketball arcade game NBA Jam made its way to the iPhone last month and has recieved rave reviews. Pick your favorite team and pull off some ridiculously crazy Boom-Shaka-Laka!-inducing dunks from your pocket. We can’t wait for EA to get ‘Melo on the Knicks.

Platform: iPhone

How Much: $4.99 at iTunes


A screenshot of the NBA Jam iPhone app.