It’s the weekend, which signifies that it’s time to ditch all of the
chores you had deliberate and as a substitute sit down and check out a few of
the week’s most important new apps.

From an incredible
“reverse platformer” to a nifty try at revolutionizing your
magazines-reading expertise, listed below are the apps and app updates
that intrigued us this week.

Malovolent Machine

Should you like
your infinite runners with a dose of run-and-gun motion and a
sprinkle of retro, steampunk-inspired fashion, you might nicely get a
kick out of Goodnight Video games’ Malevolent Machines.

Accessible for:
Price: $1.99
Get it from:
App Retailer

Flipboard desires to
reinvent your journal studying expertise.
Picture: Flipboard


rolled out a giant replace this week within the type of Sensible
Magazines, a function that allows you to put the very best tales from
your favourite sources in a single place. Provided that Flipboard now
options an astonishing 34,000 totally different subjects and greater than
30 million magazines, it’s a method to make the content material a bit extra
manageable to customers.

Sensible Magazines are tailor-made to your individual private pursuits and
are fully customizable, so that you get the content material you’re most
all in favour of extra simply.

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To create a Sensible Journal, use the Ardour Picker to establish
your favourite subjects. You then customise your journal by
specifying your favourite publications, YouTube channels, and
Twitter accounts and hashtags. After that, Flipboard pulls all
the information collectively into one place, making it simpler to search out and

Accessible for: iPhone, iPad
Price: Free
Get it from:
App Retailer


Like Flipboard, Pinterest definitely isn’t a brand new app, however its
creators did make a big announcement this week. In
Pinterest’s case, that’s a brand new “Lens” visible search instrument, which
lets customers snap a photograph of a real-world object after which finds
associated photographs on Pinterest.

Definitely Pinterest’s not the one firm to embrace related
instruments (Amazon way back adopted a associated visible search), however
Pinterest’s construction and mission goal makes it an excellent
match. You possibly can go a bit additional than different related instruments, too, by
letting you employ your photographs as a shade or sample information to take
you off down some very bizarre — and infrequently fruitful —
rabbit holes.

(Word: this app replace continues to be in beta, so that you will not be in a position
to make use of it instantly, though it ought to have rolled out
in every single place inside the subsequent few weeks.)

Accessible for: iPhone, iPad
Price: Free
Get it from: App

Stagehand: A Reverse Platformer

There are many good retro platformers on the App Retailer,
however Stagehand — my choose for “recreation of the week” —
presents an intriguing twist.

As a substitute of controlling the character within the recreation, you as a substitute
management the stage. This implies elevating and reducing platforms to
assist the hero attain the top of the extent intact, with out
crashing right into a cliff, plunging into lava, or assembly an
premature demise in another method.

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It’s plenty of enjoyable, and a kind of concepts that’s so ingeniously
easy you surprise why it took till 2017 for somebody to
implement it!

I’ll have a extra
in-depth have a look at Stagehand this week, so verify again in
on Cult of Mac for extra particulars.

Accessible for: iPhone, iPad
Price: $1.99
Get it from:
App Retailer