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Today's Best Apps: Twitter Music, Yahoo! Weather, Fish Out Of Water And More

The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution. Today’s Best Apps tackles this problem by providing you with a handpicked and tested list of apps that are truly worth your consideration each and everyday.

iPhone:

Twitter #music by Twitter, Inc. (Free, 17.4 MB): By tracking social activity, this music discovery app shows which songs and, of course, artists are currently popular, emerging, and being listened to by your friends. Like iTunes, everyone can preview songs, although, those with Rdio and Spotify subscriptions can listen in full. However, that's only half of the experience. Because of the tight Twitter integration, it's also quick and easy to view the artist's profile, follow them, and reveal which musicians they feel are interesting.

Yahoo! Weather by Yahoo! (Free, 8.4 MB): Surprisingly clean and elegant, this official weather app from Yahoo! has all of the information you should need, plus a great view. To begin, you're provided with a beautiful local scene, current sky condition and temperature, as well as the day's predicted high and low. As you scroll down, the backdrop blurs and sectionalized weather data begin to appear. The app includes the 5-day and hourly forecast, further details for current and upcoming conditions, radar and other maps, precipitation outlook, and even sun and moon position. Obviously, all of this is available for multiple bookmarked locations, which can be quickly and easily switched using a simple left or right swipe.

Cut the Rope: Time Travel by ZeptoLab UK Limited ($0.99, 31.0 MB): On Nom returns, but in a way you won't expect. In his latest adventure, the adorable little candy muncher travels back in time, which means there's now two of them to feed. Still faced with physics-based puzzles, you must determine how to get a treat to both sugar-toothed creatures. So, are you ready for double trouble? The game features nearly 100 levels spanning across six historic eras and locations, cartoon episodes, as well as Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

Universal:

Monkey Boxing by Crescent Moon Games ($2.99, 30.0 MB): Not only is it okay to monkey around in this quirky button mashing boxing game, it's encouraged. Even from the beginning, there's a great outlook and image of success, although, admittedly against other amateur AI opponents. However, given enough experience, you can become the reigning champion, one who also sports the coolest of outfits. Beyond progressively difficult tournament fighting, feel free to initiate training exercises and compete against friends in a tabletop-style match. The game features 3-D graphics, dual-thumb control, numerous unlockable outfit items and customizations, three upgradeable skills, and Game Center integration.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run by Nickelodeon ($1.99, 289.1 MB): It's time for more shell shocking fun as the mean green fighting team once again heads out to protect The Big Apple in an action-packed endless runner. Play as your favorite turtle and sprint across the rooftops while striking down The Foot as well as other enemies. Along the way, it will also be important to gather health boosting orbs, plus use those hard earned coins to improve your turtle's equipment. The game features both comic book and 3-D graphics, Game Center leaderboards and achievements, single finger control, and an item upgrade store. As a reminder, you can prevent in-app purchases via the parental controls.

Fish Out Of Water! by Halfbrick Studios ($0.99, 23.0 MB): This action arcade game tosses you into a competition where a group of playful fish and underwater mammals work together to impress the crab crew. The panel of judging crustaceans score based on the number of skips, distance traveled, and overall performance. Thankfully, the team of fishy friends has a wide range of skills, but they must be utilized accordingly in the three attempts. For example, Finlay the dolphin can make a good distance through passionate diving and jumping if you launch him fairly close to the surface. Beyond learning and mastering each animal's behavior, it will also be important to accomplish the side goals and collect charm gems to construct power-ups. The game features colorful 3-D graphics, single finger control, 12 adorable characters, hourly weather changes for varied difficulty, online competitions as well as Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

Bookworm Heroes by PopCap (Free, 25.9 MB): Battle friends and strangers using your lexicology skills in this sequel to PopCap's adorable word game. During each turn, construct the largest word you can from the 16 randomly chosen letters. As usual, the longer the word the better because it earns the most points. Rather than a standard scoreboard, progress of success is depicted in a fighting scene, where points cause damage to the appointment. Wound the other player enough and you win. The game features turn-based online play, Game Center leaderboards, Facebook integration, as well as cute cartoon-style graphics, sounds, and music.

iPad:

Cut the Rope: Time Travel HD by ZeptoLab UK Limited ($2.99, 67.7 MB): On Nom returns, but in a way you won't expect. In his latest adventure, the adorable little candy muncher travels back in time, which means there's now two of them to feed. Still faced with physics-based puzzles, you must determine how to get a treat to both sugar-toothed creatures. So, are you ready for double trouble? The game features nearly 100 levels spanning across six historic eras and locations, cartoon episodes, as well as Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

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