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Today's Best Apps: Followshows And BlastTrax

Today's Best Apps: Followshows And BlastTrax

August 26, 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


Followshows by Guillaume Carre (Free, 18.3 MB): If your entertainment consumption is lacking the convenience of a DVR, this simple TV show information and reminder app will help you never miss an episode. The process begins with a super easy setup. Just select the shows you follow, several of which are offered immediately after first login, then resume any previous tasks. When an episode is about to air, you'll receive a friendly warning via Push notification, email message, or both that you need to plop in front of your TV as soon as possible. Once finished, mark it as "watched" to remain clearly aware of progress. For more details and planning assistance, the app displays upcoming episodes on a columned calendar in addition to watchlists. As a bonus, episode overviews include any availability through popular online media services for alternate viewing plus recommendations based on other users' selections. A Facebook or Followshows account is required, both providing automatic synchronization among iDevices.

BlastTrax by James Gamble ($0.99, 5.6 MB): Limber up your best thumb because this retro-themed action-arcade shooter is going to hit you with plenty of old school-style entertainment. As a lone hero of the galaxy, or so shall be the story if victorious, you travel throughout the cosmos using "space lanes." Of course, these rainbow colored roads are filled with nasty alien crafts. How would we have anything to occupy our time if they weren't? Anyway, you're, hopefully, ready to take on the groups of enemies using clever maneuvers and the trusty laser cannon. So, go ahead and destroy everything along the path and smile as those point incrementing particles swarm to your ship. Perfect runs even earn bonus points and impressive streaks provide extra wards, such as a temporary cannon upgrade. The game features pixelated graphics, chiptunes soundtrack, three levels of difficulty, single finger control or iCade support, plus Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

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