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Apps of the Week: three great apps from December 6, 2019

Thousands of apps and games are added to the App Store each week, and trawling through them to find the good ones can be difficult. That’s where we come in! We’ve found two new titles in particular that we think are worthy of your attention, as well as a golden oldie that we reckon deserves another mention.

App of the Week

Microsoft Math Solver [Free]

Microsoft Math Solver is primarily aimed at school-age kids seeking help with their math. But it’s such a cool concept we kind of feel it’s wasted on the young. Using powerful AI and machine vision, the app can recognise scribbled math problems – whether on your iPhone’s screen or via its camera – and then provide assistance. And that doesn’t just mean giving you the answer either. This app shows its workings, with step-by-step explanations, interactive graphs, and online lectures.

Microsoft Math Solver

Game of the Week

Gang of Four: The Card Game [$4/£4]

Gang of Four is a competitive card game for three or four players (human or AI), but with a unique flavor. It utilizes familiar Poker hands, with the aim of playing all your cards first rather than accruing more money. There’s the usual combination of skill, strategy, and pure luck to each round. Based on a beloved Chinese card game, digital board game specialist Asmodee has enhanced Gang of Four’s rock-solid core with evocative Eastern-tinged presentation.

Gang of Four

App Store Classic

Deezer [Free]

If you were to name a major alternative to Apple Music, most people would say Spotify. But there’s another highly respected music streaming service out there in Deezer, with a similarly comprehensive library of 56 million tracks. It also has a strong personalized recommendation system, an MP3 import facility, and a top tier that provides lossless high-res sound quality. Neither Apple Music nor Spotify can claim that last one in particular, so audiophiles should give it a try.