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More from the App Store – great apps you might have missed [23 Apr 2021]

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

NOSEiD [Free]

We’re all familiar with Face ID and Touch ID for humans, but what about Nose ID for dogs? That’s what this new app from pet food brand Iams promises. Apparently, each dog’s snout is as unique an identifier as a human fingerprint. The app scans in any pooch probiscus and uses the data to create an ID that can then be used to reconnect you with your dog should they go walkabout. The app is currently live within Nashville neighborhoods, but more cities are promised soon.



Game of the Week

Tender: Creature Comforts [$2.99/£2.99]

We’re used to developer Kenny Sun blowing our minds with stylishly obtuse puzzlers like Yankai’s Peak and A Hollow Doorway. Tender: Creature Comforts is something completely different – a dating sim with a narrative that “explores connection and rejection in the era of swipe culture.” Flip through hundreds of profiles, interact with your matches, and explore a vast range of branching storylines. This being a Kenny Sun game, it look suitably weird, with a series of alien-animal characters rendered in a unique hand-drawn art style.

Tender: Creature Comforts

App Store Classic

Tile [Free, Tile tracker required]

Apple recently announced its new AirTag tracking gizmo, but as is often the case with the company’s products, it wasn’t first to market. The current item-tracking leader is Tile, which has been making attachable tracking devices since 2012. This app is the means through which you set up and track your stuff, from keys to bags and beyond. Using the Tile app in conjunction with Tile devices, you can locate your stuff on a map, or make your Tile tracker ring to help you find whatever it’s attached to in your vicinity. Conversely, double tap a paired Tile to make your phone ring via the app.