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Buy Octo's Tales on the App Store

Octo's Tales: Pirates! Cannons! And...UFOs?

If you're an octopus pirate, you can't just sit back when you're attacked by UFOs — you have to fight them off! (There's a sentence I never thought I'd type.) And in Octo's Tales by Granet Entertainment, that's exactly what you do.

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iSurvive Loses Itself in a Wilderness of Words

I wanted to like iSurvive Wilderness but in the end, it lost me. North New Orleans Blade Works' app aims to be a pocket survival guide for anyone who might lose their way in the wilds and need to find food, start a fire, navigate, perform first aid and do all the other things they teach you to do in Boy Scouts.

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Buy AccuWeather.com® WeatherCyclopedia™  - The Most Comprehensive Weather Encyclopedia Under The Sun on the App Store

WeatherCyclopedia Is a Nearly Perfect Storm of Information

If you're a weather dweeb like I am, WeatherCyclopedia will send you sky high. Telemet, the developer, bills this app as "The Most Comprehensive Weather Encyclopedia Under the Sun," and I believe it.

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Buy Camera Genius on the App Store

Say Cheese! Camera Genius Expands iPhone Photo Capabilities

Camera Genius - If your iPhone were a camera first and phone second, it would probably have more sophisticated photo-taking features. But it’s an iPhone. Camera is nowhere in its name.

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Get Your Emoji Working While You Can

If you want to enable emoji or emoticons system wide on your iPhone or iPod touch, you need to act fast. Apple has informed developers that as of today, the company will remove from the App Store all apps capable of enabling the emoji everywhere preference feature hidden in devices updated to 2.2 firmware.

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Buy Ro® on the App Store

Rotation is the Aim of this Puzzle Game

Ro is a classy-looking, yet simple, puzzler but I just can't get the hang of it. That's not the app's fault. It's just how my brain doesn't work. Ro, from Roamular, is one of the most innovative apps I've come across in the App Store.

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SkyCoaster 3D Not Quite a Joyride

SkyCoaster 3D Not Quite a Joyride

Perhaps you are a huge roller coaster fan and can't wait for that next trip on Space Mountain. Or maybe you are so afraid of heights that ladders make your palms sweat. Either way, SkyCoaster 3D might be what you need. It offers a virtual roller coaster ride through a variety of backgrounds that you get to choose.

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HenHouse: Count Attack Will Exercise Your Bird Brain

HenHouse: Count Attack Will Exercise Your Bird Brain

The goal of Paprika Lab’s HenHouse: Count Attack is to tap the eggs in numerical order, from one to one hundred, freeing the chicks from their shells.

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Buy Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D on the App Store

Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D Stacks Up Repetitious Fun...Kind of

I had never seen the acclaimed PC version of Tower Bloxx by Digital Chocolate so I wasn’t sure what to expect with their iPhone version of the game. With apps like Crazy Penguin Catapult and Chocolate Shop Frenzy under their belt, I was hopeful.

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Buy GoodFood by GoodRec on the App Store

Want to Know Where to Eat? GoodFood Might Help

GoodFood - Good food is something anyone can appreciate and knowing where to go to find it is always a help. If you’re not afraid to try some place new on the recommendation of total strangers or you have a reputation for knowing the best places to eat and are willing to share with others, then GoodFood by Goodrec is a handy little app you can download for free to find recommended restaurants near you.

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Typing Genius Update Puts Emojis on Your iPhone or iPod touch

Typing Genius-Get Emoji is aimed at people who want to get smart about text entry on their iPhone or iPod touch. No doubt about it: Entering text into Apple's versatile and ubiquitous handheld is its biggest shortcoming.

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Buy iBlow! on the App Store

iBlow! Entertainment App Visually "Pops"

With or without a snicker or two, once you get past the iBlow! name you will discover it’s a virtual bubble blowing app designed to show off all the useful features of the iPhone in yet another pointless but purportedly entertaining way.

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Buy Currency Converter - Money Exchange Rates for more than 220 currencies! on the App Store

Currency Converter: Find Your Money's Worth in 200 currencies

Currency Converter, from dev Paolo Grifantini, is one of several similar apps in the App Store designed to convert dollars into dinars, drachmae, dirhams or some other denomination. It's the kind of thing you need in your pocket when you're trying to figure out whether you're better off buying that bottle of perfume in the duty-free shop or on the local economy.

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Buy Ancient Frog on the App Store

Ancient Frog Game: Meditative or Irritative? This iPhone Game is Definitely NOT Competitive

There is no denying that Ancient Frog is a beautiful puzzle game. One could go so far as to say that playing Ancient Frog is a Zen experience. The question is: do you want Zen in a puzzle game?

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Buy Color Splash on the App Store

ColorSplash: Add a Splash of Color to Black and White Photos

ColorSplash, from Hendrik Kueck, is both entertaining and frustrating to use, at least if your fingers are the size of premium hot dogs. It's an image-manipulation app that enables you to convert your color photos into black and white and then restore the color to objects you would like to highlight.

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