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Today's Best Apps: Photofy, FlowDoku And AVG PrivacyFix

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


Photofy by Photofy Inc. (Free, 15.1 MB): Create beautiful e-cards or standalone images for nearly any occasion quickly and easily using this message-based photo enhancement app. Unlike many similar tools, Photofy is a one-trick pony with marvelous execution. So, what's the single stunning stunt? Stamps. Elegantly simple, the predesigned overlays of text and graphics work as a perfect match to your photos for everything from anniversary and wedding celebrations to apology and "Thank You" notes. In fact, the app includes a dozen or two choices for each of the more than 30 various categories. As for the process, it's quite simple. First, capture or import a photo and crop it, then apply a stamp just the way you like through color choices, resizing, repositioning, and opacity. Finally, add a caption, if desired, then save or share it your message. The app supports importing via iOS camera roll, Facebook, Instagram, or Dropbox and exporting to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, iOS camera roll, or the Passagram e-card service. Some content access does require in-app purchases.

AVG PrivacyFix™ by AVG Mobile Technologies Ltd. (Free, 7.1 MB): Created by one of the top-rated anti-virus software developers, this privacy checking and management utility will help you close up unknown holes in your online social realm as well as Internet activity. For example, the app identifies and helps you disable Web search logging and indexing settings as well as Facebook wall post and information access to both friends and previously authorized iOS apps, plus instructs on how to activate the iOS ad-tracking limiting feature. The 11 total checks span Google, Facebook, and iOS services, which, of course, will require necessary authentication.


FlowDoku by Mark Grinols (Free, 36.1 MB): The classic logic-based puzzle gets repainted with a splash of colors and a refreshing twist of difficulty. Rather than number configurations, cells must be filled with appropriate shape layouts. If you're thinking, we have already seen similar variations, including swapping the numbers for colors, then you'd be only partially correct. FlowDoku doesn't directly switch the elements, i.e., there aren't nine shapes, only three or four. This reduction is accompanied by a grouping requirement, specifically, four diamonds, three blue squares, two green triangles, and one orange circle must make up every large cell, row, and column. While very similar to the original guidelines, the identical elements can be more confusing for some players, which is the challenge twist. The game features charming 2.5-D graphics, atmospheric soundtrack, four puzzle sizes, four difficulty levels, over 600 total puzzles, automatic progress saving, optional hints, undo move ability, as well as Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

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