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Today's Best Apps: Luma And Nielsen TopTen

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


Nielsen TOPTEN by The Nielsen Company (Free, 25.4 MB): Discover which movies, music, apps, products, and more are the currently most popular. Trusted by even the largest of company's to gauge consumer interests, the Nielsen ratings place products and media based on sales figures as well as ratings. Now, you get to see the top 10 ranked movies, television shows, songs, books, general products, apps and games for consoles and mobile devices, websites, and even trending stories directly from The Nielsen Company. The app features a flat user interface with gallery and list views for each category, brief descriptions and related news, Facebook and Twitter integration, plus filtering by age, location, and subcategories. Registration of a free account is required.


Luma - Watch Movies & TV by Luma, LLC (Free, 18.1 MB): This intelligent movie and TV show recommendation app brings all of your online sources together for an easy way to find things you'll actually be entertained by. In essence, the algorithm works like those found at each individual provider, promoting shows and movies based on what you watch and rate highly. However, now it's a single list, or rather gallery. As expected, tapping on a poster will reveal a description and up to three ratings based on groups. In addition, you can select the source, which will launch the appropriate app, share the item with Luma using friends, or add it to your watchlist. The app supports HBO Go, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Crackle, iTunes, ABC, and more. Registration of a free account is required.

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