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Today's Best Apps: Musyc And Incredible Jack

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. Remember: Even though in-app purchases typically require your iTunes Store password for processing, you can further prevent them and other unauthorized actions by enabling local restrictions using the passcode locked iOS parental controls.

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Musyc by Fingerlab (Free, 48.1 MB): With this music app, time, and an open imagination, you'll have fun creating impressive electronic, including chiptunes, and percussive audio tracks. Despite containing a few dials and sliders for fine tuning, the app's primary user interface is a charmingly simple and colorful physics-based world of shapes. Of course, it's how these and other items, such as line walls and spewing portal sequencers, interact that produces the tones. The process may be as basic as rhythmically bouncing a few shapes off of a single line or become very complex, utilizing pendulums, rotation, multiple deflections, suction and more to assemble a symphony of notes. The app includes seven shapes plus eraser, six sound kits, five effects, sequencer object, mixer, several examples, tutorial, and sound recorder with two export quality choices as well as integration with iTunes File Sharing, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy, and Mail. Unlockable via a $3.99 in-app purchase, the full version features 16 sound kits, 15 total tools, and also adds a real-time motion recorder.

Incredible Jack by Chillingo Ltd ($0.99, 44.0 MB): Come help the hardworking miner Jack save his family in this cleverly written, somewhat quirky, and adorable side-scrolling platformer. Suffice it to say, the heartwarming backstory involves Jack's kidnapped children intelligently leaving behind coins for their father to follow. However, that's not the only reference to classics. During the rescue mission, you'll need to bounce off enemies, smash enemies and walls with boulders, utilize bomb barrels, slide down hills, launch from trampolines, capture more coins by smashing open floating box platforms with your head, and more. Oh, how fun it is to re-experience some of the legends, such as Mario Bros and Sonic, in new ways. The game features claymation-style 3-D graphics, a captioned story, 37 levels, power-ups, star rating system as well as Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

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