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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
Graphy – Interactive Books [Free]
Graphy offers you something a little different from your average news or digital magazine service, providing in-depth audio-visual stories and guides from around the world. Current examples include a comprehensive guide to wildlife photography from one of India’s most respected practitioners, a guide to shooting tech videos from a professional YouTuber, and even piano lessons from a multi-instrumentalist. The app is free, but subscribing to individual weekly chapter drops will require separate in-app purchases.
Game of the Week
Sphaze is a beautiful new puzzler that sees you rotating maze contraptions to help guide a cute little robot to the center. There’s a little of Monument Valley’s serene, tactile magic to Sphaze, though it treads its own visual path. The developer also cites Cut The Rope’s arcade puzzles as an influence, which is always welcome. With 60 levels across four worlds, this could be just the polished puzzler to while away a few hours with.
App Store Classic
With the news that you’ll be able to set your own default web browser in iOS 14, you might be wondering what some of your options are. Chrome, Firefox and Opera are all known quantities (and solid options one and all), but spare a thought for Ghostery. This privacy-focused browser places your anonymity at its center, with no signup, no ads, and a Cookie Pop-up Blocker as standard. Version 3.0 has just launched, and it’s faster and cleaner than ever.