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A roundup of last week's app reviews on TUAW

Last week was a busy one for app news and announcements, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may have missed: SkinneePix trims some bloat...

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Weekend App: Doughbot brings you to donuts when you need them most

Doughbot is a clever new app with a singular purpose in mind -- to get you donuts when you need them the most. The app uses your location and displays the nearest donut shops either in a list or on a map. The app pulls its donut shop listings using data from Yelp, Yahoo and Instagram, providing...

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Daily App: 2048 by ketchapp is a perfect port of the popular web-based numbers game

2048 took the web by storm when it debuted last month. Created by 19-year-old Italian web developer Gabriele Cirulli, the sliding numbers game challenges you to combine tiles and build a tile with the number 2048 before you run out of moves. It sounds easy in theory, but it is incredibly...

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Zombie Launcher is a fun time burner once you get past the ads

When it comes to iOS games I've got a particular taste for oddball time burners. The Flappy Bird and Spellgrid's of the world are perfect for getting a quick game in when you don't have a lot of time. So when I was sent Zombie Launch, I felt the familiar pull. How much time could I burn with this...

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Monument Valley is proof that games can be art

If you have a dog in the never-ending "Are games art?" debate, you know that there are good arguments to be made on both sides. I firmly believe that games can be art, and to anyone who disagrees, I would eagerly point you in the direction of Monument Valley, a new puzzler from developer...

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Daily App: Faster Than Light brings real-time, rogue-like spaceship combat to your iPad

Released in 2012 for the desktop, Faster Than Light from Subset games is considered to be one of the top indie real-time strategy games. In the game, you control a spaceship from Galactic Federation that contains critical information. You must escape the pursuing rebel fleet and make it across...

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Popular pin-toppler game Polar Bowler lands on iOS

Polar Bowler first debuted as a Windows PC game ten years ago and became a long-standing hit for WIldTangent and its casual game network. After bringing the popular Polar Bear and his new sidekick J to iOS last year in the 1st Frame game, the company is back with a new PB & J title that...

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Daily App: Ready to Go misses the mark as a manager for those last minute tasks

Ready to Go from AppBit has an interesting premise -- rather than a to-do list for everything you need to do in a day, the app focuses on those routine household tasks you must do every time you are "ready to go" somewhere. It's perfect for folks like me who rush out the door and forget something...

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I can't tell you why Sometimes You Die is so great

"Unique" is an overused word these days, and every game on the App Store wants you to believe it's like nothing you've ever played before, no matter how similar it is to every other app out there. Sometimes You Die doesn't really have to worry about that though, because its entire premise is based...

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Daily App: Miximal teaches children basic sounds by letting them dial in animals

Miximal is a clever learning app from Yatatoy that teaches young children about sounds and syllables. The app uses simple, but adorable animated animal graphics to represent sounds in a flip book-style approach to learning. The app includes a spinner wheel that allows kids to dial in three images...

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Daily App: PicFlow allows you to quickly combines photos and music into a stunning slideshow

Took a bunch of photos and want to make them into a slideshow instead of a static collage? Then you should check out PicFlow from Red Cactus. The slideshow maker is easy to use and doesn't require you to sign up for a service just to add some flair to your photos. PicFlow walks you through the...

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A roundup of last week's app reviews on TUAW

Last week was a busy one for app news and announcements, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may have missed: Handy Photo Free is a capable...

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Weekend App: Handy Photo Free is a capable iOS image editor with a couple of unique features

Ah, another iOS image editor review. There are so many available in the App Store, with lots of overlapping functions. Cropping, filters, frames ... one could get lost. Handy Photo Free has all these features, but it's the unique features that make it worthy of note. First and foremost, the Move Me...

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Daily App: Monocle offers menu bar search for Mac owners running almost any OS X version

Monocle is a handy menu bar search utility that allows you to search Google, Bing, Yahoo, YouTube and Wikipedia in just one click. Monocle is more web search focused then OS X's Spotlight search and much less complex than similar productivity tools like Alfred. Just click on Monocle's magnifying...

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Star Wars: Assault Team puts Star Wars: Force Collection to shame

I love Star Wars and I love collectable card games, so it should say quite a bit that I couldn't review Star Wars: Force Collection because the bare-bones production values turned me off that much. As a collectable card game, it's apparently not bad, but it's just so unacceptably ugly that it...

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