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Today's Best Apps: Infuse, Eclipse: New Dawn For The Galaxy And Pass The Baton: Social Pedometer

Today's Best Apps: Infuse, Eclipse: New Dawn For The Galaxy And Pass The Baton: Social Pedometer

May 1, 2013
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.


Pass the Baton: Social Pedometer by Striiv, Inc. (Free, 15.7 MB): Striiv makes walking fun by turning it into a friendly competition, and this standalone offering of the relay race game from their full-featured app is a great start. Unlike a standard running routine, the motivation here comes from team encouragement as the group works together to obtain a single goal. Specifically, each person completes a leg, a fraction of the distance, then hands the virtual baton to the next and so on. Therefore, every member has to cheer the others on or the tasks, which also includes side goals, will never get completed. You will need a free Relay or Facebook account to join in and, of course, some friends.


Infuse - The Beautiful Way to Watch Videos by FireCore, LLC ($4.99, 40.2 MB): This video player is a great way to watch movies, TV shows, and more without typically worrying about converting them before transfer. In addition, the comfort level rises thanks to a pleasant old-fashioned theater appearance, including poster or screenshot previews and auto-filled information and ratings for properly titled movie files. for finding exactly what you want to watch. On the more technical side, the app supports 14 of the most popular A/V formats up to 1080p quality, subtitles, audio track selection, chapter navigation, timeline scrubbing, full screen zoom, brightness adjustments, as well as Trakt integration. Videos can be added using the automatic sync method or manually through iTunes File Sharing. Note: Some customers are reporting stability issues, although, I did not have such a problem on my iPad 2 and iPhone 5 running the latest iOS.


Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy by Big Daddy's Creations ($6.99, 150.7 MB): Enjoy dominating the galaxy through this in-depth turn-based 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) strategy game that takes the original tabletop experience to a new height. Most notably, among being conveniently mobile, this digital version has a cinematic integration of the story as well as an efficient and simplistically elegant retro-style 2-D user interface. You can play the game by yourself against challenging AI-controlled opponents or compete against up to five friends, other fans, and AI players in a digital tabletop or online match. The game features the aforementioned local and online play modes, plus seven playable species with unique attributes, three AI skill levels, and Game Center achievements.

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