Apps of the Week: AllCast, Shadowmatic, Starlike and more

Apps of the week
Welcome back everyone to our weekly roundup of noteworthy iOS releases. We’ve seen some great new apps and games land over the past 7 days, from new remote desktop control software from Google, to a new Wii-like bowling game for Apple TV, so you don’t want to miss this week’s picks.

Bowling Central

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Featuring state-of-the-art physics, stunning 3D graphics, and a variety of gameplay modes, Bowling Central promises to give you a mind-blowing arcade bowling experience. It offers 30 unique bowling challenges, Facebook-based multiplayer, and a Wii-like feature that allows you to play on your Apple TV using your iPhone as a controller. And, since it’s made by long-time motion game veteran developer Rolocule, you know it’s legit. This game is available for $2.99.


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This content streaming app, which first launched on Android last year, is known for the wide variety of devices and services it supports. AllCast streams online or locally-stored files like photos and videos to your Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and even DLNA-enabled consoles like Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox. Basically, if you want to ensure that you can share content on the big screen anywhere, this is the app to get. AllCast is available for free in the App Store.

Chrome Remote Desktop

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Google’s long-rumored remote desktop app finally landed on iOS this week, allowing you to securely access your computers from both your iPhone and iPad. It supports Windows, Mac and Linux machines, and setup alls in line with other remote software. You can choose between touch and trackpad mode, and there are gestures for performing various actions such as page scrolling, image zooming, and even click-and-drag. This app is available for free in the App Store.



If you’re in the mood for a beautiful 3D puzzler with refreshing gameplay, look no further than Shadowmatic. This gorgeous game uses a nice mix of 3D graphics and parallax effect to engage you in a mission of rotating objects in a spotlight to determine their hidden silhouettes. There are 70 levels spread across 9 rooms, each with their own unique characteristics. And with intuitive controls and a live progress meter, advancing won’t feel impossible like some puzzlers. This game is available for $2.99 in the App Store.


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Starlike is the latest app to come out of Aol’s Alpha app studio run by Gizmodo alum. Ryan Block and Peter Rojas, and it’s built to help users discover  new things to read and see online. It does this by creating a social newsfeed based on what your friends are favoriting on Twitter, liking on Facebook and talking about on LinkedIn. It’s a bit like having a curated version of the social networks, featuring only things your friends think are interesting. This app is available for free in the App Store.

Gunslugs 2


Gunslugs 2 is the sequel to the cult classic run-n-gun title from Orangepixel, and it’s faster, messier and just all-around more chaotic. Players are tasked with stopping the Black Duck Army in taking over the galaxy by blasting their way through 56 levels and 7 worlds filled with hell-worms, rocket-launchers, aliens and much more. This game is available in the App Store for $2.99.

WWE Immortals

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Your favorite WWE superstars develop supernatural powers in this highly anticipated fighter from Warner Bros., the makers of Injustice and Mortal Kombat. WWE Immortals features an innovative touch combat system, which lets you swipe and tap to perform deadly combos, an expansive roster filled with dozens of popular pro wrestlers, and an engaging online multiplayer platform. This one is so good it might be worth checking out if you’re not a diehard wrestling fan. It’s available in the App Store for free.

More apps you should check out

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