Apps of the week

There is no reason to turn off your iPhone and check out from the world this weekend when so many new titles hit the App Store this week. Whether you are looking for a new way to chat, want to learn how to become a pro-level chef, or just want to practice your skills in dear hunting, we’ve got a list of apps and games you should check out.

Bow Hunter 2015

Bow Hunter

Feeling a little uneasy about using guns, even in hunting simulation games? Try switching over to the bow with this dear hunting game. You can hunt a variety of dear in detailed 3-D terrains. Head out on a stalk hunt, or set up shop in a tree stand. In this realistic simulation, you will be able to use animal scents, camouflage, and specially equipped bows that you can customize. If you get good enough, you can qualify for the monthly tournaments and compete with other bow hunters for real prices. This game is available for free.

ChitChat

ChitChat

The world is getting more and more immediate as technology grows. Now, there is an app that allows you to send audio messages to friends that disappear after they’ve been heard. Instead of texting to a group of friends, this app allows you to send a short message to multiple recipients. Everyone can hear the chats that flow throughout the day. So, your conversations are more personal, even when your loved ones are hundreds of miles away. Plus, you’ll never misinterpret someone’s comment when you can hear whether they are joking by the tone in their voice. This app is available for free.

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion

Warhammer 40K Deathwatch

The Warhammer 40K franchise has a new addition in the form of an epic fantasy adventure game on iOS. Players control a group of Space Marines in turn-based battles against teams of destructive Tyranids. Different Space Marines have different abilities that you will use to help you navigate dangerous terrain. Players take on new quests as they make their way through various environments in the Warhammer world. Use epic weapons to defeat the enemy and upgrade your abilities as you earn experience points. This game is available for $4.99.

Blue Apron

Blue Apron

Subscribers to the popular Blue Apron recipe delivery service can now take their cooking tips on the go with this handy mobile app. Get recipes, read tips, and watch videos on how to create perfectly delicious meals for your family. Even though the service is a paid subscription, the recipes and helpful tips are free. Ever wonder how to properly hold a chef’s knife for cutting onions? With this app, you’ll learn. If you are a foodie subscriber, you can access your account to pick your meals, scheduled deliveries, and post pictures of your mouthwatering masterpiece. Plus, with connectivity to social networking sites like Pinterest and Facebook, you can show off your cooking skills to your friends and family. This app is available for free.

Jungle Island Defence

Jungle Island Defence

War may be good for “absolutely nothing” but on this jungle island, it is a necessary part of life for your tiny soldiers. Players command a battalion of men, place turrets, and send rockets across enemy lines in this tower defense style game. As you earn coins, unlock stronger weapons, like ice bunkers, rocket launchers, and flame squads. Upgrade weapons to their fullest potential in order to ensure that no enemy passes your defensive line. You may be on an island, but you aren’t stuck on the beach. Players navigate through a variety of jungles, mountains, deserts, and towns, taking down 20 different types of enemies using six different guns and rockets. This game is available for free.

The Washington Post

Washington Post

The Washington Post just received a whole new national and international app. In this completely redesigned app, users can catch up on the latest news from around the world as told by the WP reporters. Articles appear as a blog roll instead of the older news print style. There are plenty of images to keep your eyes interested and you can watch videos right from within the app. Select from the paper’s categories or select Wild Card to see what comes up. If you find a particularly interesting article, you can share it with others on Facebook and Twitter, or save it for later so you can read it at your leisure. This app is available for free.

SongPop 2

SongPop 2

If you are over the age of 35, you probably remember the game show “Name that Tune.” Not unlike the game show of our youth, players try to guess the song as fast as possible from a variety of genres, including rock, country, hip-hop, indie, rap, and more. Music crosses decades dating back to the 1960 with classic hits all the way to the current decade. In addition to the game, players can find out more about an artist or song. Connect to iTunes to download that tune you just named, or find out when that artist is coming through your town on tour. With the Apple Watch companion, you can stay in touch with other players and join a listening party when there is room for you. This game is available for free.

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