Placr, Pixel Weather, Views, and other apps to check out this weekend

This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a new app for spicing up your selfies, a powerful weather app with nostalgic graphics, and a new kind of news app. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.


Looking to spice up your selfies? Check out Placr, the mobile app that lets you change the background of your video selfies in real-time. Features include stunning backgrounds, funny effects, quick and easy sharing, and a new sports pack of backgrounds just in time for the World Cup.

Download for free

Pixel Weather

Looking for a new weather app? Well this one isn’t brand new, but if you’ve never seen it before, it’d be new to you. Pixel Weather offers up a unique combination of quirky, nostalgic graphics and powerful features. It displays up to a 10-day forecast, Air Quality Index, and it supports Apple Watch and Notification Center widgets.

Download for $0.99


Views is a whole new way to interact with the news you want to see. Choose a variety of categories ranging from US Politics to Sports to Technology. With a modern design, Views gathers the latest news articles from more than 20 of the world’s most reputable sources and puts them straight into your pocket—or on your wrist, if you have an Apple Watch.

Download for free

Suzy Cube

Oh no! The dastardly Skulls have stolen all the gold right out of Castle Cubeton! Only Suzy Cube has what it takes to recover the castle’s lost treasure from those blustering bullies! Discover the simple joy of platforming in this bright, fun and surprise filled 3D game. Features include over 40 unique stages to master, secrets and power-ups to discover, and full controller support.

Download for $3.99

Ultra Sharp

This is the follow-up to the award-winning physics game Super Sharp. Cut with skill to complete the 224 ingenious handmade levels of Ultra Sharp and become the cut master. Your finger has never felt so sharp!

Download for free

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