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Daily App: Xtrapop adds pop culture to your photos as long as you pay up

Xtrapop is a whimsical app that allows you to add some flair to your photos in just a few minutes. It's not a serious image editor like VSCO Cam or Aviary, but a light-hearted app to make someone ROFL when you send them an image. Xtrapop focuses on stickers, filters and frames, which you add to...

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Daily App: Help Me Fly challenges you to solve snap circuit-like puzzles

With its cartoonish graphics, Help Me Fly looks like a children's game, but the title bridges across generations with its challenging circuit based puzzles that even the most dedicated puzzle fan will enjoy. The premise of Help Me Fly is simple. You are the pilot of a plane that has run of out of...

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Daily App: Cinefy brings Hollywood-style FX to your iPhone or iPad at a cost

Cinefy - Special FX Studio promises to deliver over 100 Hollywood caliber special effects and animations to your iPhone. The app is easy to use, but it is crippled by in-app purchases that take the fun out of movie-making. Cinefy is very easy use, allowing you to pull a video from your camera...

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Daily App: Trials Frontier comes to iOS with solid mechanics, freemium features

Ubisoft acquired game development company RedLynx in 2011 and promised to bring the company's popular Trials series of video games to the iOS platform. Platform racing video game Trials debuted in 2000 on the desktop and made a name for itself on Xbox Live Arcade with Trials HD. Now, the iOS...

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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: Daily App: Skylit shows sunset...

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Weekend App: Follow the final rounds of The Masters Golf Tournament using these iOS apps

Instead of sitting in front of the TV to watch The Masters, bring it along with you on your iPad or iPhone while you hit the links this weekend. The tournament closes on Sunday, so don't miss those critical last holes just because you are out and about. If you want 24/7 golf-only coverage, then...

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Daily App: Skylit shows sunset and sunrise times so you are never left in the dark

Skylit is a new app from Stay Kids that falls into the weather category, even though it doesn't deliver forecast information. Instead of detailed weather statistics, the app focuses on sunrise and sunset times, which are important pieces of information for folks who like to be outdoors. There is...

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Daily App: 15 Coins challenges you to collect coins while being chased by clones

Thanks in part to the success of Flappy Bird, minimal arcade games with high difficulty are all the rage right now. One new addition to this category of games is 15 Coins from Engaging Games. You guide a ship in space, collecting coins and avoiding collisions with clones of your ship. The game...

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Daily App: WeathrClip brings the current weather conditions to your Mac's Menu Bar

What better place for a weather app than your menu bar, allowing you to see the current outside temperature with additional details available at a click. One simple, but effective weather app for your menu bar is WeathrClip by Gavin Wiggins. WeathrClip sits in your Mac's menu bar, displaying the...

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IFTTT for iPad brings service/device mashups to your favorite tablet

I have an amazing amount of love and respect for IFTTT.com, an online service that provides an easy way to connect apps, devices, and services in ways that make them much more useful. Want to get a phone call from your house telling you that your basement is flooded? Use IFTTT, a moisture sensor...

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Daily App: Rormix brings indie music videos to your iPhone and iPad

Aspiring musicians have several ways to promote their music. One tool new to the scene is Rormix, which focuses not on music but on music videos. The app recently received a major overhaul making it easier to find new artists that match your taste in music. Rormix's biggest change is a new music...

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Daily App: PiggyBot is a colorful allowance tracker for both parents and kids

PiggyBot is a new allowance app from BancVue that landed in the iOS App Store earlier this month. Unlike other piggy banks that track real money in your child's physical piggy bank, PiggyBot is a ledger sheet that tracks virtual money. The virtual currency of PiggyBot is wonderful for busy...

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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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