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Today's Best Apps: ProCamera 7, La Luna: The Story Project, WhoSay 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:

ProCamera 7 by Cocologics ($0.99, 30.2 MB): The professional-focused camera app has been given a makeover for iOS 7 plus some new perks. Both effective and eye pleasing, the flattened user interface is a mixture of white on black with neon green highlights for active item identification. While beneficial during capture, this minimalistic design proves most efficient in the greatly revamped editing lab. Rather than tiles, the effects selection area involves moving through a beautiful slideshow-style setup whereas the standard image enhancement tools went from drawer-type sliders to the non-obstructive on-screen vertical swipe gesture. As for the additional functionality, camera mode includes an iOS 7-inspired multi-shots per second Rapid Fire feature, video capture offers stabilized zoom, and both allow white balance control, plus there's a separate Night mode that provides improved performance through shutter speed changes. Video zoom and Rapid Fire work best on an iPhone 5 or newer device.

WhoSay - Celebrity photos, videos, and news by WhoSay Inc. (Free, 17.5 MB): The social network where celebrities provide a sneak peak at their behind-the-scenes lives finally has an app for fans. Even though it was already available as a website and through other, non-exclusive social networks such as Facebook, browsing the image-based feeds is so much easier, quicker, and convenient through the elegantly minimalistic user interface. At the top are a handful of featured posts that may catch your interest with the remainder dedicated to only those famous peeps you follow. The simple UI, of course, focuses on the photos and captions, but also includes the ability to mark favorites, add a comment, and share further. The app allows logging in via Facebook or Twitter as well as sharing through Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, email, and instant message.

Universal:

Toca Cars by Toca Boca AB ($0.99, 37.2 MB): This kids-focused open world driving game allows people of nearly any age to enjoy constructing, racing, and even destroying a safely destructible little town. In fact, the virtual world is made from recycled cardboard for environmental friendliness, safety, and a simple fun experience. Speaking of friendly, there's a convenient reset button that restores toppled and screwed items to the original placement, making clean-up after a destructive grass tearing, asphalt screeching run unbelievably easy. The app features colorful polygon-style 3-D graphics, energetic soundtrack, two characters, pre-built and blank town maps with level building tools, and 35 items, including ramps, trees, structures, birds, hot air balloon, puddles of ice cream, and more.

Riddick: The Merc Files by Gaming Corps ($2.99, 440.4 MB): Take the role of the crowd-pleasing night visioned criminal with the overpowering animal side in this tactical strategy game based on the sci-fi movie. In close quarters environments, you must take utilize Riddick's strength, athleticism, and stealth-style murdering skills to avoid or take down the mercenaries, or mercs, and make it to the exit. Some stages may require collecting power cells for ships, hiding bodies, snatching up weapons, and more to satisfy the goal. The game features cartoony 2.5-D graphics, dramatic soundtrack, 16 stages, zoom with heat map-style level overview, and single finger character control.

iPad:

La Luna: The Story Project by Disney ($3.99, 411.8 MB): For about as much or less than a regular movie, you and the rest of the family can enjoy Pixar's Oscar-nominated 3-D animated short film in three enjoyable ways. The wonderful coming-of-age tale takes you alongside a boy, his father and grandfather as they head out into the sea to introduce the young lad to the strange and remarkable job seemingly passed down generations. Flexibly entertaining and educational, the app allows viewing this great fable in the typical movie method, including AirPlay support, plus a cleverly interactive video version or even via a traditional electronic storybook interface complete with beautiful artwork.

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