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Best new apps and games – Dec 31, 2016

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There weren’t too many new apps over the last week due to the App Store’s Christmas hiatus, but what did make it through this week is of a high quality. This fresh selection of apps and games will see you through a quiet New Year’s Eve – or help you recover tomorrow if quiet nights in aren’t your thing!

Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked

Price: $4.99/£3.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 629 MB

A sequel to the highly praised survival game Don’t Starve, in which Wilson finds himself stranded in a tropical archipelago. He must learn to survive all over again in this new environment filled with new biomes, seasons, and creatures. Don’t let the tropical breeze lull you into a false sense of security – the world is equal parts unforgiving and uncompromising. You will quickly find these islands are full to the brim with things that want to kill you.



Price: $2.99/£2.49 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 28.0 MB

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Quickly remove unwanted backgrounds or create razor-sharp photo cutouts with the Pen Selection Tool. Previously found only in advanced desktop programs, now available for the very first time on iPhone and iPad with a streamlined and much simplified implementation optimized for touch.


Angry Birds Blast

Price: Free (+optional IAP) • Version: 1.2.3 • Size: 101 MB

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Play an all-new Angry Birds tap-to-match game! The pigs have trapped the Angry Birds inside colorful balloons! Pop matching balloons to set the birds free and stop the pigs in this addicting puzzle-adventure. Use your balloon-blasting skills to outsmart the pigs in over 250 fun levels! Find the smartest way to solve puzzles, crack high scores, and earn three stars in every level.


Notebooks 8 [SALE]

Price: $6.99/$4.99 $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 8.4 • Size: 60.7 MB

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Notebooks provides you with convenient ways to quickly write down notes or carefully create beautiful documents, store and organize files, and manage tasks and projects. It converts documents to PDF or produces eBooks with just a few taps, and even offers an optional, full featured PDF Reader. So if you want to manage all your documents, writings, notes, tasks and files in one app, Notebooks is exactly what you are looking for. Limited time sale!


Island Delta

Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 637 MB

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Island Delta is an exciting action filled adventure game where you wield a powerful anti-gravity weapon to defeat dangerous enemies, solve puzzles and overcome hazardous traps. Explore this retro-futuristic world with heroes, Zoe and Baxter, as you set out on a daring rescue mission and face the evil Doctor Gunderson and his mechanical minions.


Rainingfm [SALE]

Price: $1.99/£1.49 FREE • Version: 1.0 • Size: 10.1 MB

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The djay Pro series has been a popular choice for wanna DJs and VJs on Mac and iPad for a while, but now all that music-mixing goodness has been redesigned to fit in the palm of your hand! It’s easy for all levels to use and even links up seamlessly with your phone’s music library or with Spotify. Time for a new hobby?