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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.

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App of the Week

uSync [$3.99/£3.49]

uSync has been around in some form for a while now, but it only just emerged from beta a few weeks ago. More importantly, it’s another alternative to Twitter, which is something a lot of people are looking for right now. It supports a range of social interactions, from tweet-like short-form snippets to long-form blog posts, and grants a great deal of control over who sees your posts. It looks to be a more personal, private social network, which is something we can all get on board with.

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Game of the Week

Isle of Arrows [$5.99/£4.99]

A neat combination of tower defense and board game mechanics, Isle of Arrows sees you building an isometric fortress out of randomly assigned tiles, whilst intermittently being forced to defend against waves of enemies. It’s a uniquely creative approach to an almost defunct mobile game genre, and it’s one that lends a welcome extra dose of strategy. Add in some clean, crisp presentation that puts us in mind Bad North and The Battle of Polytopia, and you have one intriguing proposition.

Isle of Arrows

App Store Classic

Kitchen Stories [Free]

Kitchen Stories is one of our top app picks for foodies, thanks to its glossy magazine-style presentation, intuitive interface, and deeply instructive recipes packed full of useful cooking tips. Every cooking step here has its own image, which is extremely helpful, especially for any cooks who lack confidence. It’s free, but subscribing to the paid tier will let you collect recipes from around the web and sync them across devices, as well as granting access to an optimized cooking mode.

Kitchen Stories

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