Apps of the week

It is never too late to start something new. If you’ve never been a gamer, why not check out a popular game that everyone is talking about on your iPhone? If you’ve never tried to pick someone up in a bar, try using a social networking app to make it easier.

This weekend, instead of following the same schedule you always do, try something new. We’ve got a list of apps and games that might inspire you to strike out on a new adventure. Have fun.

Try Harder

Try Harder

When first you don’t succeed… well, you know. This game drops you into the middle of a terrifying obstacle course of doom with no helpful tips or even basic controls tutorials. Instead, you’ll have to give it your all, every time, as you are smashed, sliced, and squished along your path. If you actually manage to get a power up before dying an unseemly death, you might actually make it a few extra seconds. Test your reflexes as you jump, run, and slide across the trap-filled course. Use the corpses of your previous tries to help get you across spikey pits. This game is available for free.

Kolekktio

Kolektio

How many times have you been at a wedding or other special event and had people ask you to send them the photos you took? In your drunken stooper, maybe you promised to send them and asked for the same in return. Then, completely forgot about it. This app takes care of sending photos to others so you don’t have to. Simply set a date, time, and invite contacts and instantly upload every photo from the selected time frame from your camera roll to the private photo sharing cloud, and share the moment with everyone you want to. This app is available for free.

Spirit of War: The Great War

Spirit of War The Great War

Now is your chance to go back in time to World War I and fight alongside your fellow soldiers in the Entente or Alliance army. I this hex space, turn-based tabletop strategy game, players fight across nearly 50 historical maps, playing out the events that took place during WWI between 1914 and 1918. In order to win your battle, you must either capture the Head Quarter or destroy all of your opponent’s troops. The game is also playable with other real-life opponents in two-player mode, which has its own 12 different areas of battle. This game is available for $4.99.

WatchMe88

WatchMe88

In this day of hyper realized social networking, people don’t even need to meet in real life before they’ve decided what to do next. With this app, you can choose to hook up online, or try meeting in person first. The app sends a subtle glow from the users Apple Watch or iPhone. If another person is also using the app, the two can make a connection. But, even if no one in the room uses the app, they will get the vibe from the user that it is OK to approach. This app is available for free.

Kite

Kite

With the news of Apple’s upcoming Flipboard Killer, Apple News, it is hard to imagine another news-based app deciding to join the market. But, Kite is just that. It is a social newsreader that aggregates whatever content you wish to add from any source. You can favorite and comment on articles and follow other people with similar taste in information. Save articles for offline reading, share interesting news pieces with others, and keep track of your daily news feed. This app is available for free.

Puzzledrome

Puzzledrome

This is not your typical puzzle adventure. It may seem like a simple match-three tile game, but the rules are far more complicated than you might imagine. It mixes a bit of Sudoku-style mechanics with tile swapping. The goal is to have all tiles in every row and column perfectly symmetrical. That is, all tiles must be exactly the same, forward and backward, up and down, left and right. They must be a palindrome. Just when you thought the game was complicated enough, there will also be danger tiles that add even more difficulty to your challenge. This game is available for $1.99.

Vee for Video

Vee for Video

Video editing keeps getting easier, especially now that everyone has a smartphone with technology that you couldn’t get for less than $10,000 20 years ago. With Vee for Video, users can create an epic story by combining multiple clips. Take short videos of events throughout the day, then combine them using the editing tools. Reorder clips, trim extra moments, speed up or slow down the frame rate, and add filters in real time. The stabilizer feature lets you capture video and remove shakiness using the iPhone’s sensor. Add music from your iTunes library, turn on the in-app light, and add a shooting grid for extra help. If you are planning on doing a stop motion video, you can use the Ghost feature to properly line up the next shot. This app is available for $1.99.

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