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Apps of the Week: three great apps from March 27, 2020

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

Acute Art [Free +IAP]

A collaboration between Brooklyn-based artist KAWS and AR specialist Acute Art, this app lets you place some of the artist’s augmented reality artwork in real-world locations. You can then play around with the lighting and shadows to really help place the virtual artwork in the scene, at which point there’s the facility to ‘photograph’ or ‘film’ the results before sharing. Just be sure not to congregate in public areas in a bid to get that perfect shot.

Acute Art

Game of the Week

Flexris [Free, $3/£3 full unlock]

Imagine, if you will, a game of Tetris where you must physically draw out the shape of the pieces that drop into the pile below. That’s the core concept of Flexris, which adds an all-new tactile angle to the mother of all block-dropping puzzle games. It also looks incredibly stylish, with bold fonts and a clean graph-like presentation. Flexris is a free download, but unlocking the full game removes ads and doubles the number of modes.


App Store Classic

AP News [Free]

In these confounding times filled with dangerous social media-bred disinformation, it’s imperative that we all identify a solid and dependable source for our news. They don’t come much more solid or dependable than the Associated Press. This not-for-profit cooperative news agency provides a key resource for many of the world’s leading media institutions. The organization’s pioneering news app was the first of its kind on the App Store, and it continues to provide direct access to rock-solid reporting.

AP News