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Weekly Apps Roundup – 1 April

Check out the new and notable apps we think you should be downloading this week.

Flipped Out

Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 214 MB

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Starring Cartoon Network’s favorite crimefighting superkids, The Powerpuff Girls, Flipped Out offers a unique 2-in-1 hybrid gaming experience. Rotate your device to switch between match-three puzzle and action-packed beat-em-up gameplay modes, aptly named Sugar and Spice.


This is my Spacecraft

Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 145 MB

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This gorgeous educational app encourages STEM learning, but as it’s aimed at kids it’s hardly rocket science. Oh wait, actually it is rocket science. Taking the role of an astronaut on a trip to the moon, children will learn all about space science through play and exploration.



Price: Free • Version: 1.0 • Size: 23.8 MB

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Create customizable shortcuts to cut the chase in your favorite apps and launch things quicker. Compose an email, text your best bud or launch a specific webpage in one press. You can make your own icons for the shortcuts and find them all by swiping open Notification Center.

Rolly Hills

Price: Free • Version: 1.0 • Size: 50.5 MB

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We’ve seen Flappy Bird, Crossy Road and Shooty Skies rock the app store with their simplistic, addictive, colorful one-tap gameplay. Now comes Rolly Hills, the latest to follow this trend. However, this game differentiates itself by using only tilt controls to create a frankly adorable endless, semi-randomized animal rolling adventure. Cute.



Price: Free • Version: 1.1.0 • Size: 61.9 MB

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The first ever mobile app from gaming giants Nintendo and it’s.. not a game. Instead, this cute communication platform builds on the popular ‘Mii’ characters in order to encourage interactions with your friends. Design yourself as a Mii and then visit your pals’ creations – it’s an odd first entry from Nintendo, but worth checking out.


Turbo Brain Challenge

Price: Free • Version: 1.8 • Size: 74.1 MB

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Keep that gray matter in tip top shape by trying out this series of memory-based brain challenges. Various types of minigame will help you improve your memory and test your wits to the limit. With 54 symbol-matching main levels, plus a set of “extra levels” against the clock.


Upshot [updated]

Price: Free • Version: 1.3 • Size: 28.7 MB

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Upshot provides an easy way to share photos and videos with your friends, in real-time. Instead of having to hassle each other to share photos the following day, just turn on ‘live-streaming’ in a group of friends and any photos taken will be saved to everyone’s device. This latest update adds support for Live Photos!