Apps of the week

In this week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup we have a real-time AR photo app, a binaural beat creator, and the one list-maker to rule them all. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.

Reflex Camera

This app is called Reflex Camera, and it’s essentially an AR platform that allows you to add physics-bending filters to your photos in real-time. Now most of the features here only work with newer iPhones, and it looks like at least some of the filters are hidden behind IAPs, but to me it seems there is still some entertainment value here.

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Binaural Zen

A binaural beat is the auditory illusion perceived when two different tones are presented to a listener dichotically (one in each ear)—so you get one tone in your left ear, one tone in your right ear, and your brain sort of creates a third tone. It’s believed that listening to binaural beats can reduce stress and anxiety, and offer other health benefits.

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Summer

Summer promises to be your go-to app for *all things list-related. Want to make a list of your favorite movies? Here you go. Books? Yep. Podcasts? You bet. You can even compile a list of your favorite things to do in your city to share with incoming visitors. I know a lot of apps have tried this list thing, but I really dig the Pinterest-like approach here.

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One Wheel

Take a ride on the great bridge in the sky, on a unicycle. One Wheel offers unique gameplay that’s challenging, yet relaxing. Features include several hand-crafted worlds to discover, tons of unique characters and unicycles to unlock, beautiful 3D graphics, and much more. If you’re looking for a pick-it-up-n-go arcade game, check this one out.

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Golf On Mars

Golf On Mars is exactly what it sounds like—a golf game that takes place on Mars. There’s not much to say about it other than it is a very minimal golf game that seems perfect for unwinding over a lazy weekend. The developer says there are over 25 billion different levels to play and…honestly the release notes are worth reading for yourself.

Download for $3

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