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Today's Best Apps: Sky Tourist, Riptide GP2, Djay 2 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. 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

iPhone:

BillGuard - Track Spending, Save Money by BillGuard, Inc. (Free, 22.6 MB): With its innovative utilization of email client features and streamlined UI, this finance tracking app will become your essential tool for credit card monitoring. Once linked to your charge accounts, new transaction messages are placed into the Recent and Priority folders, which can be thought of as inboxes, for quick and easy review. While looking through the activity lists, just swipe right on transactions to confirm the charge or payment, otherwise, swipe left to follow-up, including the possibility of filing a dispute. As a bonus, the system learns from your and other users' behavior and input to signal possibly harmful transactions, recurring charges, and those of priority. If you need more details, simply tap on a transaction rather than swipe. Of course, these features are in addition to a complete list of transactions, account balance, current month spending total, and even Passbook integration. For security, the app requires you to set a four-digit pin, doesn't show entire account numbers, encrypts communication, doesn't store private information, and has read-only access. More details are available by clicking or tapping here.Two cards can be linked for free and up to 10 after upgrading to the Premium version for $9.99.

djay 2 for iPhone by algoriddim ($0.99, 21.2 MB): One of the App Store's most acclaimed disc jockey rigs just got a whole lot better. At the forefront of the new design is a partially revamped user interface that has both a sleeker appearance and more functionality. Alongside the scratch deck, you now have access to a large waveform display with high-definition color-coded readout, which automatically identifies vocals and other components based on frequency spectrum, plus a sound sampler and drum pads. Beyond addition, there are a two major enhancements, the first being a redesigned and enhanced music library manager whereas the second is single deck mode. Available in portrait orientation, the single deck configuration creates a far more efficient workspace if you're willing to concentrate on a single track. Regarding the remaining feature set, here are some of the tools you may continue to utilize: mixer, audio effects, equalizer, looping, cue points, recording, auto-gain, pitch-bend, as well as iCloud, AirPlay, iTunes Store integration.

Universal:

Delta-V Racing by SPACEHOPPER STUDIOS LTD ($1.99, 43.4 MB): If you're a fan of games such as Lunar Racer, then this action-arcade racer is right up your alley. Very similar to the aforementioned title, Delta-V pits you against a small group of other racers who battle it out in both maneuvering and weaponized assaults. While zipping through the close encounter courses at a default similar speed, choose to take advantage of boosts or go for those weapon boxes, which randomly activate the cannon, laser, drop mines, missiles, force field, boost, or phase shift. The game features 2.5-D graphics, techno soundtrack with retro synthesized voice, 36-event campaign spanning four difficulty level-based tournaments, multiplayer-style challenges via "ghost" replays, eight variously capable vessels, Game Center leaderboards and achievements, as well as seven event types: Race, Elimination, Collector, Time Trial, and more.

Riptide GP2 by Vector Unit ($2.99, 45.9 MB): Get that adrenaline pumping because it's time to jump into even more exciting wave riding action. On the surface, this sequel features a refreshing user interface with streamline head-up display, which now includes a mini-map, and control setup. Looking deeper, you'll notice that the visual enhancements are joined by a straightforward career mode, an always welcomed multiplayer mode, upgrade workshop, plus new courses, PWCs, and a greatly expanded trick list. Overall, the game features similarly beautiful 3-D graphics, improved physics, nine jet-powered watercraft, three control schemes, four race types, 25 total stuns, in-app currency, star rating system, as well as Game Center and iCloud integration.

Sky Tourist by Alexander Lading ($0.99, 106.3 MB): Help the adventurous young Petey Pendant travel the cosmos in this adorable and challenging vertically scrolling physics-based puzzler. To reach the edges of the universe, Pete came up with an idea, a spacesuit powered using two rockets attached by a rope. Unfortunately, the three component construction is a bit difficult to pilot and somewhat fragile, specifically, excessive pressure on the tether will cause it to snap. Even so, the journey must move forward, and don't forget to gather all of the cubelets for souvenirs. The game features cartoony 3-D graphics, 75 stages spanning three worlds plus five bonus levels, 15 tourist sites to visit and snapshot, in-app photo book, dual-thumb control, star rating system as well as Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

iPad:

djay 2 by algoriddim ($4.99, 42.5 MB): One of the App Store's most acclaimed disc jockey rigs just got a whole lot better. At the forefront of the new design is a partially revamped user interface that has both a sleeker appearance and more functionality. Alongside the scratch deck, you now have access to a large waveform display with high-definition color-coded readout, which automatically identifies vocals and other components based on frequency spectrum, plus a sound sampler and drum pads. Beyond addition, there are a two major enhancements, the first being a redesigned and enhanced music library manager whereas the second is single deck mode. Available in portrait orientation, the single deck configuration creates a far more efficient workspace if you're willing to concentrate on a single track. Regarding the remaining feature set, here are some of the tools you may continue to utilize: mixer, audio effects, equalizer, looping, cue points, recording, auto-gain, pitch-bend, as well as iCloud, AirPlay, iTunes Store integration.

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