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Buy Super Juicy on the App Store

Super Juicy Will Bubble to the Top of the Best Apps Ever List

Super Juicy is bringing a new kind of action to the popular genre started by Bejeweled. The point is still to match like objects, but instead of jewels or parrots, Super Juicy is all about the bubbles, baby.

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Buy Team Alpha on the App Store

Team Alpha: All the Mutant-Shooting Action You Can Handle

Team Alpha is a shoot-em-up, action game where, according to Sad Cat Software, your task "is to eradicate all mutants in a government lab where a secret biological experiment has gone awry." The app offers nearly 200 rooms of mutant-shooting mania with big guns.

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Picto-Mail: Can You See Me Now?

Picto-Mail: Can You See Me Now?

Picto-Mail — Emoji are all the rage, but not everyone has the ability to see the miniature pictograms. Sure there are plenty of apps to unlock emoji on your iPhone, but what about your non-iPhone buddies?

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MyPlaylists: Control How You Listen to Your Music

In spite of Apple's rumblings about duplicating functionality, every so often an app squeezes by that seems remarkably similar to the built-in apps that come installed on every iPhone.
MyPlaylists is one of those apps.

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Police Scanner or Emergency Radio?

Police Scanner or Emergency Radio?

If you’re one of those edge-of-your-seat types that enjoys following police, fire and EMS transmissions there are half a dozen apps that make it easy to listen to those calls on your iPhone.

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Buy Sparkz on the App Store

Sparkz: Qix Clone Finds new Generation of Gamers on the iPhone

Sparkz is a puzzle game with a long history. The app is a reproduction of the vintage Mac game Qix, which was in turn based on an earlier arcade game. And while I never played Qix, I hear that Sparkz does an excellent job of porting the popular arcade puzzle to the iPhone platform.

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Apollonia Kingdom: Save the Jars, Save the Kingdom

Apollonia Kingdom is an action-adventure game where you must fight your way through a variety of monsters, zombie-like skeletons and goblins to find and retrieve the red jars, which will somehow save the entire Kingdom of Apollonia.

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Buy Pig Rush on the App Store

Pig Rush is Better than Bacon

Sometimes I just want a unblemished, side-scrolling platform. Something that is fun to play, without all the bells, whistles or learning curve. Pig Rush is just that game. Pig Rush has just one goal. Keeping going.

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Buy Nut Chuckin' on the App Store

Nut Chuckin is Fun for a Crisp Fall Afternoon

It's tough to get ready for winter, especially when the other squirrels are bent on destroying you. Such is the moral of the story in Nut Chuckin'.
Nut Chuckin' is a game where you must dodge the flying nuts of your tormentors and attempt to beat them at their own game.

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Buy Idea Organizer on the App Store

Idea Organizer Grabs Text, Voice and Visuals for Easy Notes

Idea Organizer is a handy little app for catching your brilliant ideas in the most convenient way.
In my experience "notes apps" or thought-catcher apps like Idea Organizer fall into two categories: too many features or too few.

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Buy iAM on the App Store

iAm: Explore the Great I Am Through Quotes and Photos

iAm is an inspirational app designed to provide users with a guide for spiritual meditation and contemplation. The app uses stunning photography and more than 200 quotes from recognized authorities around the globe.

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Zenscape: Colorful Lightplay is Quietly Calm

Zenscape - More than a year ago, Koi Pond floated onto the app scene with a gorgeous (if pointless) app that allowed users to affect an onscreen world with a touch, tap or swipe. It was an instant success and app developers have been using the model ever since hoping to achieve the same fame.

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Buy HOYLE Video Poker on the App Store

Hoyle Video Poker is All Aces — and We Want to Share it

Video Poker by Hoyle is exactly what it sounds like — video poker for the iPhone — but what its name lacks in "sexiness" it make up for in sheer reliability.
The Vegas-style game consists of Double Bonus, 5 Card Draw, Jokers Wild, Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild — all of which shine like a iPhone fresh out of the box.

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Deadlier Allusions: Mini Crime Sagas for the Cultured Detective

Deadlier Allusions is another installment of text-based who-dunnits for armchair detectives. The criminal capers are all murders where the victim has left behind clues that — if interpreted correctly — will point to the "perp." It's the players job to suss out the truth and solve the murder through multiple choice.

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Buy iPeriod Period Tracker Ultimate / Menstrual Calendar on the App Store

iPeriod is Just for the Ladies (mostly)

iPeriod won me over.
Although menstruation tracking apps aren't exactly new to the App Store, I've avoided reviewing any of them. It's not that I'm squeamish about the subject matter. It's just that I've never been the type to track this information, so why start now?

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