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Today's Best Apps: Reel Fishing Pocket And xRec

Today's Best Apps: Reel Fishing Pocket And xRec

July 20, 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


Reel Fishing Pocket by Natsume Inc. (Free, 125.7 MB): Even if you're stuck at the office, it's still possible to have a relaxing time by the lake using this fishing simulator. The experience has nearly everything, well, as much as one can expect from a virtual recreation. As you sit looking out at the cool water in first-person view, swipe to aim your rod, then tap, hold, and release to set the casting distance. Once the hook dives into the watery depths, so will your view. While gazing below the surface, watch the curious fish swim around your bait, entice them with a little movement, and wait for that perfect moment to reel 'em in. However, be careful because, like true fishing, the fish may release or snap the line if you become too anxious. The game features realistic 3-D graphics, calm instrumental music, 30 missions spanning different locations, 80 types of fish, statistics, catch list, dual-thumb controls, and a variety of tackles.

xRec by Akın Öğünç ($1.99, 4.2 MB): Great for iOS app developers and reviewers, this nifty utility allows easy capturing of your iDevice actions in full quality video. Simply choose the appropriate orientation, start recording, and go about your demonstration as the app does its magic in the background. Afterwards, switch back to xRec to stop and process the recording. As for options, the app features support of all four possible orientations, up to 50-percent resolution reduction for smaller files sizes, external audio recording via the microphone, in-app playback, and sharing through email or exportation to the iOS camera roll as well as other compatible third-party apps, such as Dropbox and Google Drive. Videos can be trimmed using the available iOS tools to remove the xRec start and stop steps. An Internet connection is required during initial app launch. NOTES: The app isn't Siri-friendly and does not record internal audio directly from apps, only visual. A workaround, though not perfect, is to connect your iDevice to external speakers and enable the microphone recording option.

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