Incredible Games that Cost Less than Your Coffee

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There is apparently very little perceived value in smartphone apps these days, and that’s a little sad. So many incredibly talented developers have put hundreds of hours to create beautiful and engaging apps, only to be reviewed poorly or skipped entirely just because their app costs more than $Free. I’ve personally sunk hundreds of hours into nearly the same number of apps, and they’ve brought me just as much entertainment as any other entertainment medium. Being a nerd who has at least glimpsed the other side of the curtain in the realm of apps, it might be a bit easier for me to hit the buy button.

Below are some games that more than deserve to be bought, and they’re not going to break the bank. In fact, they all cost less than you might normally give to your local coffee shop for your daily Extra Hot Venti Caramel Iced Mocha Latte with 2½ Extra Shots. Check it out:

 



Space Age
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Space Age is a graphic adventure in the vein of 1990s classics, reimagined for the new millennium and its amazing mobile devices. Told in grand cinematic style, orchestrally scored, filled with drama, humor, and nostalgia, Space Age is a golden-age science-fiction story come to immersive life.

From the team that previously brought you The Incident, Space Age is a role playing story game with incredible pixel art, beautiful soundtrack and sound design, and an awesome storyline to boot. Space Age follows a space exploration crew exploring an alien planet that may or may not have some surprises on it (hint: it does).



ALONE…
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Rocket through space in your ship while avoiding asteroids and falling rocks in ALONE. The game consists of fast paced action in a gorgeous geometric environment and beautiful sound track. There’s also tons of incentive to keep playing and getting farther and farther in every try. At two dollars, you will get more than your money’s worth of gameplay.



Threes!
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Threes! made a splash when it was released, as the game’s unique mechanics and frankly adorable “characters” made for an addictive game and an instant classic. The objective of the game is to combine numbered tiles into the biggest numbers possible…without running out of room. You’ll end up revisiting Threes! over and over again so that you can figure out new techniques to keep upping your high score.



Monument Valley
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It’s entirely possible Monument Valley is one of the most visually stunning games of all time. Everything about Monument Valley is utterly enrapturing: incredible and unique gameplay, a mysterious and compelling storyline, and beautiful visuals and audio. They also recently released an update that includes an in-app purchase for four new levels. So you know the developers are dedicated to continuing the awesomeness of the game.



Little Inferno
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Little Inferno starts with a simple premise: throw stuff into your brand new Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace™ and watch it burn. But as you continue to incinerate new and exciting things, the story emerges, wrapping you up into a surreal misadventure. You’ll be hard pressed to set this game down before you find out how it ends.



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Incredibly, Tiny Wings is the only game on this list with birds! (Angry Birds’ popularity seemed to have caused a wave of games with an avian affliction). Tiny Wings is a fast-paced game where you try and help your bird take to the skies despite being cursed with tiny wings (OH I get it now!). This game makes plain the intense effort the developers dedicated to creating a beautiful game with incredible animations and compelling gameplay. Tiny Wings is well worth it’s cost of a single greenback to buy you hours of pickup gameplay.

Five Products That Are Way Too High Tech

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Technology these days has invaded almost every part of our lives, whether we like it or not. Even our refrigerators are WiFi enabled. But it seems as though some device manufacturers have gotten a little too trigger happy when it comes to creating products that follow this trend. Some things probably don’t need to be “connected” or high-tech. This author personally feels that the following items definitely fit comfortably in that category. Let’s do it:


1. Bluetooth Yoga Mat

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Many modern techies love yoga. And there’s nothing wrong with that, yoga is good exercise (have you done legit yoga? Sweat city, USA). But I guess for some people, following along with a video or class instructor just isn’t enough. Say namaste to the Beacon yoga mat by Quirky (I suppose the company name is pretty indicative of their products). The mat is supposed to help you find the proper footing and balance for your yoga stance via built-in LEDs, and will talk to your computer or smartphone via bluetooth to keep track of your progress. Maybe I don’t care about proper yoga technique as I should, but this seems to be an extremely niche device – Although I’m sure Silicon Valley’s “quantified self” yogis will be all over this.


2. Bluetooth Breathalyzer

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The idea of a personal breathalyzer to keep track of your blood alcohol content is a good one (although possibly on the realms of legally shady). But personal-use breathalyzers are already pretty pricey. So why would you want to buy a breathalyzer for MORE money that pretty much just lets your see your BAC on your phone’s screen? What’s wrong with, say, a breathalyzer that just says “you’re good to go”, or “no, put the keys down”? Although this could, conceivably, be a fun drinking game (I am not responsible for those who read this and subsequently get acute alcohol poisoning).


3. Headphone port laser pointer

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Yeah, ok. So I’m going to use up my cell phone’s (already limited) battery so that I can point a laser with it? Seriously, all this does is move the on button to an app. While taking up my headphone port. Besides all that, it’s tiny! Where am I going to store that when I want to, you know, use my phone?


4. iPotty iPad potty stand

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Get your kids’ internet addiction started early with the help of the iPotty, an combination iPad stand and toilet trainer for your toddler! I suppose if you are a parent who wants to spend a one-time fee of $500 for an electronic babysitter, this is a very nice accessory, but what path are we forcing our children down with this product? I for one consider pooping a time for reflection and meditation…and the occasional browsing of twitter. But I feel like a toddler should probably be concentrating on the task at hand when potty training.


5. Bluetooth fork

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For millennia, eating utensils have not changed…until now? Yeah, I don’t think so either. This device, called the HAPIfork (I’m guessing the name was selected, during an incredibly intense planning meeting…from a hat) is for tracking your eating habits, and to gently inform you via vibration when you’re eating too fast. You know what else provides feedback when you eat too fast? Choking. The app that you use with this fork lets you track your food and keep an eye on how long it takes for you to eat. So, lets walk through a meal time: in addition to you actually, you know, cooking, you need to open the app, start a meal, enter your food, start eating, finish eating (but not too fast!), go into the app and finish the meal, so that a freaking bluetooth enabled fork can tell you how long it took to eat.

Top Five Sports Score Apps for iPhone 6

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The major sports seasons are upon us: The last day of the World Series is today (October 29th), the basketball season has just begun, and NFL is well underway. So of course you need an app that will keep you up to date on your favorite franchises. DailyAppStore has round up the best iPhone apps that get you the most important scores and team updates right in your pocket. Check the apps out below:



ESPN SportsCenterespnespnsc

Introducing the all-new SportsCenter app, a supercharged update to the popular ScoreCenter app packed with live scores, breaking news, video highlights, in-depth analysis, personalized alerts and more. What more could any sports fan ask for?

 



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Get all your team’s news and scores from across the web in one easy place with personalized streams that sends alerts as soon as stories break. Be the first to know all your team’s news!

 



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theScore is your home for the NFL, NCAA Football, MLB, NBA, NHL, EPL, La Liga and all major sports! theScore is designed to deliver the ultimate mobile sports experience with comprehensive and completely customizable scores, stats, news, alerts & much more for the iPhone and iPad.

 



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365Scores is made especially for sports fans! The fastest FREE push notifications straight to your iPhone, with video highlights! Never miss a game event and always have all sports news. Not just for Football, Basketball, Baseball & Ice Hockey but 5 other sports too. Each sports fan is unique, that is why 365Scores is completely customizable, get full coverage of the Sports, Teams & Leagues that you select.

 



Sports Scores & Alertsscoresandalertsssasc

Clean, simple and FAST! Get live scores, stats, news and alerts for MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA football & basketball and more. Add the Live Scores widget to your Today view on iOS 8 to get exactly the scores you want without having to open an app or even unlock your device.

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Car Mounts for Galaxy Note 4

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The heyday of dedicated GPS navigation (and their generally bad maps and directions) devices is long gone, but people still need to find where they’re going, right? With constant data connections, and up-to-the-minute accurate maps and traffic detection, the modern smartphone is probably the easiest way to get where you’re going. But you want to stay safe (and legal) while using navigation hands-free. DailyAppShow has found the most convenient ways to get your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 visible, secure, and away from your hands so that you can concentrate on driving.


iOttie Easy One Touch

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  • Easy one touch mounting system locks and releases the device with just a push of a finger
  • Super sticky gel pad sticks securely to most surfaces (including textured surfaces), yet is still easily removable
  • New telescopic arm adds 2 inches to allow for closer device viewing
  • Two step locking lever provides additional mounting support for multiple surfaces

Koomus Vent Mount

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  • Stretchable clamp can hold from 1.5″ to 3.5″ wide
  • Full 360 degree rotatable, can be mounted with any thick or thin protective cases on it
  • Easy mount using Push in Technology
  • Can be tilted to create optimal angle at eye level view
  • Compatible with all Samsung Galaxy and all other smartphones

Cellet Phone Holder

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  • Easy expandable back button helps securely accommodate the size of your smartphone
  • Heavy duty arms with 360 rotation capability allow flexibility
  • Extra-large suction cup with lock button conveniently attaches to dashboard, windshield or any other smooth surface and easily removable
  • Effortless maintenance of suction cup by wiping with a damp cloth
  • Holder with sponge pads can hold devices up to 3.5 inches wide

Mountek nGroove

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  • Firmly and safely mounts cell phones and other devices
  • Comes already assembled and ready to use with a strong, sturdy grip thanks to rubber-reinforced insertion blade. Super-tight but simple blade system involves just a thumbscrew and tightening wheel
  • Insert directly into a front-loading CD player slot and still easily control your device from the driver”s seat. Or insert into a dashboard groove to keep your CD player accessible. No suction cups, no clips, no screw, no glue
  • Sophisticated ball joint adapter allows for fine-tuning your display angle for maximum viewing comfort while driving

AmazonBasics Windshield and Dash Mount

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  • Super strong suction
  • Fits Any Smartphone or GPS
  • Fits Tablets up to 10″
  • Compatible with Skins and Cases
  • No tools required
  • Easy to install

Spooky Zombie Games for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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Halloween is coming, and so is the apocalypse! So obviously the best way to prepare is by playing zombie-centric games on your iPhone, right? Right. Check out the best free zombie games that the App Store has on offer right now in DailyAppShow’s Top Five:

 



Into the Deadintothedead

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In a world overrun with the Dead, you have survived… but for how long? Into the Dead throws you into the gruesome world of the zombie apocalypse where there are no second chances. Do what you have to in order to stay alive, keep moving as fast as you can, and protect yourself by any means necessary. When the Dead are rising, run!

 



SAS: Zombie Assault 3sas

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Elite SAS operatives handle the darkest missions, the worst hot zones – things we are not meant to know. Inserted without backup, either alone or as a 4 person squad, you will be sought by the walking dead, by hordes of unspeakable numbers. Your only option – paint the ground with every last one of them.

 



Dead Effectdeadeffect

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Grab your phone/tablet, get in control and bring infected horrors down. Your interface is zombie-shooting ready. An epic single player campaign awaits you with more than 5 hours of story gameplay. Space is cold and full of horrors. Throughout the campaign you will find new weapons and money to upgrade your armory. Discover the mysteries of the ESS Meridian, and wander around its impressive environments with intense background music.

 



Zombie Diary 2: Evolution
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The war between humans and zombies continues. So many heroes have already fallen, but you’ve managed to survive. Don’t pat yourself on the back just yet because danger is around every corner. You need to do all you can to resist the walking dead and rescue as many survivors as possible. It’s a brand new gaming experience that’s unlike anything you’ve played before!

 



Minigore 2: Zombies
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You must help John Gore fight his way through sunny lakes, graveyards and freezing plains into a stormy forest. The legendary Metusalem has brought to life murderous chefs, giant lumberjacks, killer penguins, a single moose and the entire undead army of the Cossack General.

 

Prepare for the Apocalypse With These Free Zombie Games for Android

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Halloween is coming, and so is the apocalypse! So obviously the best way to prepare is by playing zombie-centric games on your android device, right? Right. Check out the best free zombie games that the Play Store has on offer right now in DailyAppShow’s Top Five:

 



Into the Deadintothedead

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In a world overrun with the Dead, you have survived… but for how long? Into the Dead throws you into the gruesome world of the zombie apocalypse where there are no second chances. Do what you have to in order to stay alive, keep moving as fast as you can, and protect yourself by any means necessary. When the Dead are rising, run!

 



SAS: Zombie Assault 3sas

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Elite SAS operatives handle the darkest missions, the worst hot zones – things we are not meant to know. Inserted without backup, either alone or as a 4 person squad, you will be sought by the walking dead, by hordes of unspeakable numbers. Your only option – paint the ground with every last one of them.

 



Dead Effectdeadeffect

deadeffect

Grab your phone/tablet, get in control and bring infected horrors down. Your interface is zombie-shooting ready. An epic single player campaign awaits you with more than 5 hours of story gameplay. Space is cold and full of horrors. Throughout the campaign you will find new weapons and money to upgrade your armory. Discover the mysteries of the ESS Meridian, and wander around its impressive environments with intense background music.

 



Zombie Diary 2: Evolutionzombiediary2

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The war between humans and zombies continues. So many heroes have already fallen, but you’ve managed to survive. Don’t pat yourself on the back just yet because danger is around every corner. You need to do all you can to resist the walking dead and rescue as many survivors as possible. It’s a brand new gaming experience that’s unlike anything you’ve played before!

 



Minigore 2: Zombiesminigore

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You must help John Gore fight his way through sunny lakes, graveyards and freezing plains into a stormy forest. The legendary Metusalem has brought to life murderous chefs, giant lumberjacks, killer penguins, a single moose and the entire undead army of the Cossack General.

 

Top 5 Bluetooth Speakers for iPhone

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Audio reproduction has not always been synonymous with portability. For a long time, playing music meant big speakers, lots of cabling, and constant connections to power. These days, with advanced battery and connectivity technologies, most people can continue to rock out with great audio quality while on the go. DailyAppShow has found some of the best, most portable, and highest quality devices for portable bluetooth audio. Check them out below:


Anker A7908

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From the company that has recently come out on top for mobile battery packs, Anker has recently been making speakers, and they’re a hit. Their flagship model has seen rave reviews, and packs a big punch for a very modestly priced product. At only $40, the bluetooth-enabled speakers comes in three colors, provides 20w of output, and has an impressive 15-20 hour playback time on a single charge. Also comes with a 3.5mm port to plug in your other audio devices, and even has a microphone so that you can use it as a speaker phone.


Photive HYDRA

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For you shower singers, the Photive HYDRA lets you keep rocking with protection against water and dust. With controls for both volume and playback, you can keep your iPhone or iPod well away from the water while continuing to listen to your audio. The HYDRA has bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, so that you save battery life on both ends of the connection, and provides up to 8 hours of playback time. And the rugged build means less worrying about scratches and bumps.


Boombotix REX

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With high quality acoustic and industrial design, a noise-canceling microphone, Siri/voice-control integration and a built-in clip, the Boombot REX allows you to stay rocking while keeping your phone safely in your pocket. The Boombot REX seamlessly connects to iPods, smartphones, tablets, and laptops. With the top-mounted buttons on the Boombot REX, you can quickly changes tracks, play/pause, and answer, end, or deny phone calls on the fly. The REX integrates a belt clip that connects to your belt, bag, or bike so that you don’t lose out while on the go.


Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz

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The name of this bluetooth speaker makes a promise that the product completely delivers. The Oontz is a complete bluetooth speaker package full of awesome and useful features. You get tons of volume to for big areas (like your back yard) with no distortion and lots of bass, complete playback and volume controls, speaker phone capabilities, 3.5mm audio jack, ten hours of playback, and even a USB port to charge your devices.


Pyle Sunblast

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If you’re looking for something that will continue to rock no matter where you are, Pyle’s Sunblast bluetooth speaker could be the right fit. This Speaker is not only waterproof, but solar powered as well, so that you can keep going for up to ten hours on a single charge. The unique design has a built in handle for great portability, and includes speaker phone capability.

Top Fitness Accessories For iPhone 6

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The iPhone has become a multifunctional computer that can be used in a zillion ways. The fact that it fits in your pocket is a part of what makes iPhones and smartphones so versatile and useful. One of the most popular uses of this portable super computer is health and fitness tracking. Apple realized this a few years ago and has since been aiding in developing technologies further for even better tracking of health and fitness data. Nowadays, one can combine the iPhone with a myriad number of accessories together to create a holistic view of all that data so you can continue to improve in any area you want. DailyAppShow has selected a few of the most useful and high quality iPhone compatible health and fitness accessories below:

 



FitBit Flex

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The Fitbit Flex fits a lot of cool tech in a minuscule package. This wrist-mounted bluetooth enabled device keeps track of step count and movement with a nifty 5 LED screen that shows you how far you’ve gotten to your step count. With Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, the Flex keeps going for up to five days. Once you sync with the FitBit app on your iPhone, you can see stats like your step count by day, week, and month, how long you’ve been active, and more. The Flex even has a sleep tracking mode, so that you can track and optimize how well you sleep, and you can set a vibration alarm so that you’re gently woken up. I wear the FitBit Flex everyday, and it works like a charm.



Withings Scale

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Having a scale is one thing, but having a digital wifi and bluetooth scale that keeps track of your weight, body fat percentage, and even the air quality in your home is a wholly different thing. The Withings Scale does all that and more. With a handsome design that will fit in with any decor, the Withings Scale automatically syncs all it’s data to your phone via bluetooth and wifi, so you will always be able to keep a close eye on your fitness goals.



Belkin Slim-Fit Plus Armband

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Few things are more annoying than an iPhone waving around in your pocket while you’re running or cycling. That’s why you need a way to keep your iPhone safe and secure when you’re out getting sweaty. Belkin provides just this functionality in their Slim-Fit Plus armband. Slip your iPhone 6 into the armband, strap it to your arm and you’ll be good to go. The comfortable band will fit practically any arm (Mr. Universe competitors might have to look elsewhere though), and the cord keeper is perfect for tucking in your extra headphone wire.



JayBird BlueBuds Bluetooth Headphones

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If you are like me and you love listening to music (and a virtual coach) while running, but hate that wire flapping all over and getting caught in stuff, JayBird’s BlueBuds are a solution to our problems. These bluetooth headphones have a surprisingly small form factor that keeps you looking like a dork, secure fit cushions that keep these buds in your ears, a custom Bluetooth codec for high quality audio that doesn’t lose connection, and even a lifetime warranty against sweat.



Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor

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The TICKR RUN, with real-time heart rate monitoring and advanced motion analytics, is the ultimate training tool for serious runners. When paired with the Wahoo Fitness App, the TICKR RUN offers Wahoo’s Running Smoothness to help you improve your individual running form and become a stronger runner, and Burn & Burst Heart Rate Training Programs to shed pounds and improve performance.



RunKeeper

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RunKeeper is the simplest way to improve fitness, whether you’re just deciding to get off the couch for a 5k, biking every day, or deep into marathon training. RunKeeper also plays nice with all of the previous devices, so that you can get all of your health and fitness data in one place.

Level Up Your Kitchen Prowess With These Apps

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Turkey Day cometh. Make sure you’re prepared to make and serve and awesome Thanksgiving feast with the most useful kitchen apps. Or maybe you have a date coming up and you want to make a delicious homemade meal, but you don’t know where to start. Check out DailyAppShow’s guide to the top apps for improving (or maybe improvising) your kitchen and cooking.

 



Grocery iQ
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Grocery iQ makes shopping quick and easy with the features you expect from the #1 grocery shopping list app. Build lists from the extensive product database using text, barcode, or voice search, sync and share lists with other devices and the GroceryiQ.com website, find related coupons and more.

 



Yummly
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Featured on the Today Show and used by millions, Yummly puts every recipe in the world in your pocket. The most powerful recipe search, the recipe sites you love, your digital recipe box, recipe recommendations just for you, and a smart shopping list – all with you wherever you go.

 



Timeless
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A timer is a must for any kitchen, but often a single timer won’t do (just ask anyone in charge of a Thanksgiving dinner). Timeless is a countdown timer and stopwatch application that combines a very simple and fast interface with powerful features like multiple timers, labeling, gesture based controls, Focus mode and color themes.

 



Cups!
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Cups allows you to convert between weight and volume in a few finger taps. Simply select the ingredient, the origin and the desired unit of measure. Then, slide to reach the weight you wish to convert too and you are done!

 



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Have you ever found yourself halfway through a recipe only to discover that you’re missing an ingredient? It happens, and when it does, don’t panic and launch Substitutions. The app not only helps you find alternatives for ingredients you’re missing, but also substitutes for foods that you might have allergies to, or things you’re trying to avoid like carbs or salt. If you cook for multiple people with any regularity, Substitutions is a must-have for your app pantry.

These Apps Solve Problems That Don’t Exist

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There are lots of awesome apps that solve niggling problems many of us have. A good banking app is indispensable. Google Maps in your pocket? Awesome. Sending money to the other side of the planet instantly? No problem. And yet, there is a frenzy of apps that solve problems that…frankly don’t exist. Yours truly has gone to the deeps of the app store to find some of these ridiculous apps. Check them out below:

 



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Did you watch the pixar movie Wall-E? In the movie you find that all humans have gone aboard a giant galactic cruise ship that does everything for them. They don’t even have to walk. After some years of living on this ship, all the humans have become fat, utterly disabled blobs of flesh and laziness. I feel like Umbrella is just another step to a similar dystopian future for society. Umbrella solves the age-old problem of deciding whether or not to take your umbrella out with you. The two dollar app opens up and gives you a straight up yes or no. And some weather text. And a picture. What happened to…you know…looking out the window?



Yo.yoscyo

Yo gained widespread infamy after finding out that the company who made it secured rather a lot of funding despite it’s simplistic premise: You load the app with your favorite Yo app users, at which point you can pick any of them and they will get a notification saying Yo. That’s it. You can’t customize the message, send pictures, or do any of that other fancy stuff that “complicated” messaging apps can do. It’s like poking on Facebook, but with even less relevancy.

Also, yes, that is the real app icon up there. The app might fool you into thinking they’re hip to the trend of flat design aesthetics, but I’m calling shenanigans and saying it’s just out of pure laziness.



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Another photo sharing app? Oh boy! The idea of Tiiny is that you take a photo or video and submit it through this app, at which point everybody gets to see a tiny (tiiny, get it?) version of it on the feed. No enlarging. No saving. Everything gets deleted after 24 hours. I don’t know about you, but I feel like Instagram photos are small enough. I just don’t feel up to squinting to see mediocre-at-best iPhone pictures from people you don’t even know.



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Continuing the trend of useless apps named after colloquial greetings, Sup lets you connect to your friends’ cameras so that you can see what they’re seeing. You can even tell them to turn a certain way using on screen controls so you can see what you want. BRB while I connect with my girlfriend and tell her to point down…down…down…

Wait, hold on, what was wrong with FaceTime or Skype?



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I’ve saved the best for last, because I’m still not one-hundred percent convinced this is a real thing. And I’m not going to download this free app to find out.

So…I guess the point of this app is kinda like Tinder on steroids. Using 3nder (we’re still not sure how you actually say that) you find other people who would like to participate in a consensual threesome. And I guess in an attempt to “encourage people to meet offline” (and probably get an STD) the app limits you to talking to the other two people in your group for three days. After that time you have to fork over money to continue talking.