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Mr. Particle-Man is a refreshing, retro blast

I don't consider myself a gamer in the sense that I avidly play games on a regular basis. I just play them for sheer enjoyment or to pass time, especially when something is trendy and addictive. Every so often a game comes along that reminds you why you play them in the first place. One of those...

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A tiny percentage of app users account for over half of gaming revenue

If you're like me, you often see the revenue figures that free-to-play game companies boast about and wonder who in their right mind is shelling out so much cash. I could probably tally the number of times I've made purchases in free-to-play games on both hands, but there is clearly some segment...

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This app helps you find strangers to hike with, which might be a bad idea

Walking into the wilderness with a complete stranger might sound like the beginning of a slasher movie, but that's exactly the point of hikewith.me, an upcoming app that lets outdoor enthusiasts connect and meet up for their own adventures. The app uses a questionnaire system similar to some...

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Monument Valley is getting new levels and you should be excited

Monument Valley -- the gorgeous puzzle game that managed to catch fire at US$3.99 despite the free-to-play takeover happening on the App Store -- is getting an in-app purchase that will add a further eight chapters to the title. The add-on is titled Forgotten Shores and will go on sale Thursday,...

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Burger King app available across the pond

Good news, far-flung fast food fans. Burger King has announced that its iOS app (free) is now available in the UK and Ireland. What does it offer? Discounts for one, plus an overview of the chain's menu and a convenient way to find the restaurant nearest you. Lastly, it provides nutritional...

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In The Mix has wild effects for playful video editors

In The Mix lets anyone create videos with stunning visual effects or full films using multiple video clips. Add in music from your iTunes library, record a few video clips, then browse a long list of unique effects to layer on top of the video. With minimal experience, In The Mix's set of...

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Google Maps app gets overhauled, adds Uber and Opentable

Google Maps, otherwise known as the mapping app that Apple Maps so desperately wishes it could be, got a little bit better today with an app refresh. The update brings with it a cleaner look and less clutter, which happens to match the post-iOS 7 aesthetic perfectly, along with support for...

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Saloote is a flawed attempt at online music collaboration

Saloote is a free app for iPhone that enables musicians to get creative with each other through the power of the Internet. Film yourself jamming out to your favorite tune, then create mashups with strangers around the world to collaborate and form an online band of sorts. Choose your...

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Starwood Hotels now lets you use your iPhone to completely bypass the desk

If you hate carrying around -- or perhaps losing -- a hotel room key when you're on a business or leisure trip, Starwood Hotels has you covered. The popular lodging company which includes the Sharaton, W Hotels, and Westin brands among others, has updated its Starwood Preferred Guest app which now...

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Space Beats Saga is a universally stellar time killer

Space Beats Saga is an arcade-style iOS game, and no it doesn't follow the story of an intergalactic DJ. It's deceptively straightforward: you're in a rocket traveling through the universe and you have to dodge cosmic rays that come in your path before you free yourself from the clutches of solar...

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Note Wars is a fun, easy combat game. Almost too easy

Note Wars is an action game based on the premise that "gameplay is more important than graphics," according to the app's description. That's because the game's design is meant to mimic a piece of notebook paper and pencil. There's not much of a storyline other than you're in charge of machinery...

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This iOS app predicts your death with HealthKit data

Apple's latest push is to make you as healthy as possible -- or at least give you the tools to do so -- but a new app will read your newly available HealthKit data and use it for a more sinister purpose: predicting your death. The app is called Deadline, and it uses health statistics, along with...

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Apple reverses decision on widget policy, PCalc in the clear

Yesterday, PCalc developer James Thomson revealed on Twitter that his top-rated app had been hit with a request from Apple asking for its widget functionality to be removed. The reason offered -- that a widget can't be allowed to perform any calculations -- seemed a bit strange, but the odd...

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Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge features superb gameplay

Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge is another entry in the Tilt to Live game series. This time, the arrow travels through a side-scrolling obstacle course picking up pointonium as it goes along. The three main courses are filled with spiked walls, fire balls, enemies and more all of which you...

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Fit Brains is a workout for your grey matter

I'm often amazed at what the little iPhone can do. It's the best computer I've ever owned, and now it's helping me get mentally sharper, thanks to Fit Brains from Rosetta Stone (universal, free with in-app purchases). This clever app presents challenging games that test and improve mental acuity...

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