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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
Remember when Vine seemed like the next big thing, and seemingly everyone was using the app to shoot and share 6-second video loops? Byte is an unashamed attempt to resurrect that once-thriving community from none other than Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann. Of course, it’ll have to contend with a certain TikTok if it’s to succeed with the youth of today. But the app is slick and intuitive, and there’s a solid curation system for highlighting amusing clips of people doing silly things.
Game of the Week
A lavish first-person puzzler in the vein of Myst, The Room, or even the developer’s own Forever Lost series. Veritas kicks off with your character waking up in a mysteriously abandoned underground facility, and then tasks you with scouring the environment for clues. There’s also a neat-looking camera system at play here that enables you to document your discoveries and use the clues to help solve the head-scratching puzzles that are thrown your way.
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Calm [$14.99/£13.49 per month]
For many people, Headspace is the go-to mindfulness app on the App Store. But there’s another meditation titan out there in the form of Calm, which won Apple’s App of the Year award for 2017. Appropriately enough it’s an immensely tranquil app, full of the sights and sounds of nature. It also contains guided Daily Calm sessions, and blissful Sleep Stories narrated by the most calming voices in show biz. All in all a great way to unwind.