Apps of the week

Thanks to the recent updates to both iOS and OS X, there have been plenty of new features for us to learn about. Plus, now that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are in our hands, there is no reason to do anything else but play with your iPhone. If you are looking for some apps and games to add to your device, check out our list below. You may just find something you never knew you have always wanted.

Shooty Skies

Shooty Skies

Fans of Crossy Road pay attention. The creators of the pixelated arcade hopper have created a new version in a new environment. Instead of helping the chicken cross the road in a Frogger-style arcade game, players help a cat fly to safety in an airborne endless shooter game. Players navigate a messy flight path, avoiding such things as bears, bats, and soda machines. Just like Crossy Road pays homage to Frogger, this game pays homage to vertical shoot-em-up games like Galaga. If you have enough skills to make it through the barrage of floppy disc shooting laptops you get to face the ultimate end boss and unlock new weapons. This game is available for free.

Flyr: Creative, Fun & Exciting GIF Event Invites

Flyr

Evite has nothing on this digital invitation app. With it, you can create GIF invitations for Halloween parties, barbeques, and more. Choose from a huge supply of animations in the app’s GIF library. Then, add a text overlay with important information, like the date, place, and time of your get together. Then, you can share your invitations directly to recipients through Facebook Messenger and text, or invite the whole world by posting it to Instagram, WhatsApp, and more. This app is available for free.

Hocus.

Hocus.

If you liked Monument Valley because of its MC Escher style trick perspective puzzles, then you may want to check this game out. It isn’t as pretty as Monument Valley, but it takes out all of the pretenses, leaving you with a minimalist puzzle game with trick perspective mechanics. Players must get a red square from point A to point B. However, the object it travels on has many twists and turns that are not easily discernable at first. It also features a relaxing, Zen-like soundtrack that is reminiscent of wind chimes to help keep you calm while your brain works overtime. This game is available for $0.99.

Hooks

Hooks

Do you suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out)? Are you worried that the Internet is going on without you? Do you wish you could get more notifications on Apple Watch so people will think you are cool? This app will make things right for you. It has notifications support for more than 100 different channels, including earthquake alerts, film ratings, Twitch streams, allergy reports, and more. All of it is packaged up nicely in one single app. So you can get rid of redundancies and keep your Apple Watch data space freed up for more important things, like Live Photos. This app is available for free.

Tower in the Sky

Just when you thought you had looted your last dungeon comes a new role-playing adventure. Only this one is in bite-size form. Players explore worlds, destroying evil, finding magical items, and other enticing things that happen in RPGs. Fight monsters using powerful spells, build the perfect adventuring party, and explore the vast world. Even though this game is played on mobile, it will still scratch your RPG itch with plenty of lootables, like weapons, armor, and coins. The humorous content will also make you smile. This game is available for $1.99.

DataMan Next

DataMan Next

Now that Wi-Fi Assist is having a negative affect on our data usage, some of us might be more inclined to keep a close watch on how close we are getting to our limit. This app gives you detailed information about your iOS data usage, including keeping track of your past activities so you know when you should break bad habits. You’ll get notifications when you are getting close to your limit, and get basic readings on Apple Watch. With watchOS 2, DataMan Next now offers complications, so you can quickly see what your data usage percentage is at just by looking at your Apple Watch face. This app is available for $1.99.

Mori

Mori

We spend too much time worrying about… well, time. This game taps into the relative concept of time with a clock-themed puzzler. In it, players must perpetually wind a clock while trying to keep obstacles from getting in the way of the hands. Will you be able to move through time, or will it stop you in your tracks? Rotate the arrow on screen around the abstract clock faces to avoid the barrage of incoming objects. See how long you can keep time going. This game is available for $2.99.

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