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Today's Best Apps: Homegrown And Step Out! Alarm Clock

he 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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Homegrown Premium by Matthew Kenig ($0.99, 15.9 MB): Have some casual mind stimulating fun against a friend or stranger with this turn-based strategy game based on Ataxx. Clearly inspired by classics like Reversi as well as Dots and Boxes, both players strategically add, move, or convert pieces in an attempt to fill the 7-by-7 grid with a majority of their color. The game features 2.5-D graphics, simple sound effects, multiple match support, notifications, and Facebook integration. An ad-supported version is available.

Step Out! Alarm Clock by WeHelp ($0.99, 17.8 MB): If apps like Wake Alarm‘s aggressive methods of shake to disable aren’t enough of morning slap, so to speak, then it may be time to move onto this alarm clock. Rather than allowing you to disable the alarm from the comfort of bed, you’ll need to physically get up, get out from under those sheets, and walk. A person could try shaking their device to simulate the jolts of steps, but the app is quite good at determining natural motion caused by walking and will initiates a step count reset to penalize you if it determines cheating. As for the more standard features, the app includes multiple alarm with choice repeat support, seven built-in tunes plus iPod integration, the ability to push a custom wake up message, an optional auto-lock bypass, simple brightness control through vertical swiping, easy horizontal swipe activated LED flashlight (disabled by default), music player with sleep timer, as well as a colorful orange and gray-themed user interface.

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