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It happens all the time: you finally find a game both you and your friends would like to play and later on realize you can’t because you own an iPhone, while he has an Android device. Luckily, there are some pretty neat game apps available to solve this rather frustrating issue. And because the winter is upon us, let’s kill some time with these apps!

  1. Muffin Knight
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If you’re taking a break but you have no internet connection, then Muffin Knight is an excellent game to pass the time and relax. While initially the game seems rather dull – you have to collect muffins meanwhile avoiding various elements – things get interesting pretty soon, especially since there’s always a chance that the leading player dies first.

  1. Greed Corp
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Greed Corp is a turn based strategy game that tests your methodology of using land to your advantage. Things are not as simple as they seem, since you need to farm the land to get coins and purchase weapons to defend your land. Each time you acquire a hexagon, the piece of land become more unstable and will eventually collapse. You can test your tactician skills against up to four of your friends and the keys to success consist of exploiting your resources carefully and using the remaining land in the detriment of your opponents.

  1. Age of Zombies
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Age of Zombies is a quite an amazing game, guaranteed to provide tons of fun as you fight against zombie T-Rexes or use your minigun to mow down hoards of undead. The only problem with this game is that it’s too short… just like this review on it!

  1. Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles
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An innovation in the field of cross-platform role playing games, Star Legends is the closest things you can get to a desktop MMORPG. And yes, it does incorporate the entire set of elements specific to this genre, meaning leveling, questing, looting, exploring, so on and so forth. You can even log on your iOS and Android devices with the same account and play multiple characters.

  1. Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave
Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave

In case you’re a big fan of tower defense games, then you should definitely check out Dungeon Defenders. The game features a bundle of action elements you and three of your friends could take advantage of to stop the waves of enemies from destroying the Eternia Crystal.

  1. Toss the Ball
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An app that is highly appreciated for the fun factor, Toss the Ball lets you compete against five of your friends in a ball racing game. Keep in mind that the shortest path is not always the best, as the board feature special holes that award more points and allow you to level up faster. Level ups are quite important here because they grant access to new balls that could be more suitable for your play style.

  1. Hanging with friends
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Developed by Zynga, Hanging with friends is a revamp of the classic hangman game whose aim is to guess the 4-8 letter word and avoid being ‘executed’. The fun part is that you can play against an opponent or log in on your Android and iOS device with the same account and play by yourself when your friend gets bored.

  1. Scrabble
SCRABBLE

Scrabble, the game that even your grandmother remembers, is now available on mobile platforms and features a multiplayer mode. Simply log on with your EA Origin account or Facebook and you are ready to challenge friends – and strangers – at this beloved timeless classic. And the best part is that you can get up to 50 games going at the same time.

  1. Parallel Kingdom
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Parallel Kingdom is not your everyday strategy game, but one that uses real maps and forces you to fight in order to occupy real locations. Winning that piece of land is not enough, as you also have to use your resources to protect it from your clever opponents.

  1. Skies of Glory
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If you’re trying to prove your skills at flight simulators, but never had the chance to get into a head to head dogfight with your friends, then it’s time to check out Skies of Glory. The action takes place during the WWII era and allows you to choose between a plethora of planes in superb and frantic aerial warfare. If you’re rather picky with aircrafts and feel that the models available with the free download are not enough, rest assured that you can get more via in-app purchases.

 

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The importance of staying fit cannot be overstated. While you may say that you’re perfectly satisfied sitting on the couch watching your favorite TV shows all day, the truth is that the only thing that will indeed make you happy is exercising. Nowadays, working out doesn’t mean having to go to the gym or buying expensive equipment. In fact, everyone with a smartphone could have instant access to a personal trainer and achieve fitness goals that previously seemed impossible. Here’s a list of fitness apps that you should check out.

  1. Nike Training Club
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Perhaps one of the best fitness apps on the market, Nike Training Club has a sleek, highly functional and well-designed look all people who serious about their training should have. The concept behind this app is quite innovative: once you select your fitness goal from the list, you will gain access to a unique set of activities – pictures and videos included – to help you achieve it. While working out, the app will keep you updated regarding your progress and offer you valuable tips about how to perform specific exercises.

  1. Gorilla Workout
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We all know that in order to achieve your fitness goals, it would be very helpful to have your own personal trainer. You could start looking for a fitness trainer or you could try Gorilla Workout, an amazing app with numerous customized exercises and routines that address all skill levels and meet all goals. The app incorporates unique sets of workout routines that target different muscle groups and that are aimed at losing weight, gaining energy or building muscle. Furthermore, it packs hundreds of regimens you can follow in the comfort of your own home, without specialized equipment.

  1. Lose It!
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Lose It! is a great app for anyone who needs help keeping track of workouts as well as the calories intake. Featuring an extensive food library, including brand names and generic food names, you can use the app to catalog your eating habits. If you are the kind of person who dreads inputting food items individually, then Lose It! has the perfect solution for you: a bar scanner that automatically introduces your specific meals into the program.

  1. Fitocracy Workout Fitness Log
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Given your crazy schedule and the incredible number of chores you need to attend every day, it’s no wonder that you’re gradually losing the motivation to continue your fitness program. Luckily, Fitocracy is here to lend a helping hand. Irrespective of whether you’re struggling to keep motivated or you need a little push to take your workouts to the next level, the app’s unique reward system will get you back on track.

  1. Runkeeper
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In the event that you’ve decided to abandon the treadmill and take your training outside, then you’ll probably stumble across two important issues, namely finding a good route and tracking your progress. Thanks to Runkeeper all your problems are over. Using your device’s GPS, the app allows you to map your runs and record important data, such as distance covered, average speed, time and calories burned. The information can be used to analyze your progress and, based on the metrics, you could optimize routine and make sure you’re on the right path. On a side note, Runkeeper allow you to share your progress and send encouraging messages to friends who are really close to reaching their goals.

  1. PocketYoga
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PoketYoga is an excellent app for anyone who is interested in practicing yoga, but can’t make it to the classes due to a hectic schedule. The novelty of the app resides in the fact that you’ll have your own yoga trainer teaching you unique routines and guiding you to achieve your fitness goals. Each yoga exercise is clearly illustrated and can even be attached to an external monitor via AirPlay or the right cables.

  1. Zombies, Run!
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Before you say Zombies, Run! doesn’t belong in the fitness category, you should know that this app is part game, part exercise and a full time motivator for staying fit. After all, in the event of an imminent zombie attack, you can’t survive unless you’re fit and able to run. The app revolves around missions that imply running to gather supplies; don’t forget, there are hundreds of lives depending on you!

 

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The new iOS 7 is one of the biggest overhauls Apple’s operating system has seen so far. Everything is lighter, brighter, comes with extra translucency, more animation and amazing 3D effects; in other words, forget all you knew about iOS, as you’re in for a real treat. Without a doubt, the operating system impresses with its great design, new features and extended support.

The innovative animations and text rendering engines of the iOS 7 are maybe what inspired most developers to go back to the drawing board to reinvent their apps. While it is true that most applications got rather moderate updates, a few were completely revamped and honestly, they do feel like new. In fact, some may even go so far as to state that all that development work finally paid off. And since we’re sure you want to make the best of your iOS 7 experience, here’s a list of the apps that will help you do just that.

  1. Sky Guide
Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day

In all fairness, Sky Guide is the kind of app that can turn anyone into a passionate stargazer. Available in a brand new UI that cleverly recedes in the background, the app features all the tools you need for your newly discovered hobby. If you’re shopping around for an app that can offer you valuable information about the stars above you, then Sky Guide is up to the challenge.

  1. Simplenote 4
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Considered a basic app for the iPhone by most, Simplenote was also one of the most neglected tools at the same time. That is, until it captured the attention of Automattic, who instead of buying the company, worked with the current team and managed to put together a magnificent note app. Integrating some of the best features of highly appreciated apps – Source Sans Pro and Vesper – Simplenote 4 is by far one of the nicest tools on the market.

  1. Konvert
Konvert

Simply because you updated to the new iOS 7 doesn’t mean that your apps have to share the same appearance as everyone else’s. This is where Konvert comes in to help you create an ingenious customizable UI suitable for your taste and preferences. All in all, it’s an amazing app that reflects the new operating system perfectly; you will be impressed with its amazing 3D transitions.

  1. Evernote 7
Evernote

While it does feature the same old green display and its main role implies storing your notes, everything else about Evernote has changed. For started, the app allows you to record even more data than before without the feeling that it’s too cluttered. In addition, introducing notes is now easier, while jumping to your recent notes and shortcuts can be done with just a tap from your home screen.

  1. Reeder 2
Reeder 2

Even though the death of the Google Reader started a steep competition for the number one RSS feed, Reeder 2 managed to occupy the first position with no difficulty. Now, it is considered one of the most centric redesigns to hit the Apple Store and, as users underline, one of the best. You have to hand it to the developers who managed to keep its unique design, while still making it look like a built-in iOS 7 widget.

  1. Screens 3
Screens - Control Your Computer Remotely

If you got the chance to check out the iOS 7, then you can agree that the new operating system is all about prioritizing content, while allowing the UI to disappear. Screens 3 doesn’t just apply this strategy to iPhone apps, but also takes things to the next level by allowing you to connect to your Mac or PC remotely. Incorporating a powerful VNC engine, Screens 3 allows you to take your computer with you anywhere you go.

  1. OmniFocus 2
OmniFocus 2 for iPhone

Similar to the iOS 7, OmniFocus has also undergone a complete revamp worthy of the new operating system. Not only does it pack an amazing interface, but the app itself has become more functional. For instance, the app uses the iOS’s background update and keeps all your data synced even when it’s not open. Even though it doesn’t have the landscape mode and TextExpander support yet, the developers have promised to release these features in the near future.

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