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Today's Best Apps: Laser Match And Paofit

November 10, 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


Laser Match by Philipp Kock and Klaus Ullrich ($1.99, 51.6 MB): Entertainingly strain your brain as you tackle the Tetris-inspired chaos of this challenging match-2 puzzler. Unlike similar games, you are now able to match non-contiguous items thanks to twin lasers, one on the vertical access and another on the horizontal. In fact, they even auto-fire when properly targeted at identically colored items. However, there is a restriction, no shooting through a cube or sphere to reach another. During the Campaign, otherwise known as Zen mode, you simply must discover the order of destruction to eliminate all colored crate-like cubes and spheres. On the other hand, Arcade mode's survival-style experience may make you sweat and scream as objects must be cleared in a timely fashion to prevent the stack from filling the screen. The game features 2.5-D graphics, techno tunes, 30 star-rated Campaign stages, three difficulty level endless Arcade mode, and single finger control.


Paofit by Paofit (Free, 352.2 MB): This treadmill-optimized fitness app helps boost the enjoyment of your exercising by bringing the outdoors inside. Scenery, especially the changing kind, definitely helps reduce the work in a workout. It provides a pleasurable distraction. Unfortunately, that's taken away when we choose the convenience of the gym or living room. Adding a concentration-type task, such as reading, isn't usually feasible or safe, and no one wants to stare at numbers mindlessly. However, now there's an alternative. Just set or snap your iPad into the mount on any treadmill, launch the Paofit app, and pick a path. You could head out through the desert of Death Vally, majestic Rocky Mountains, calm and quaint countryside in Italy, autumn scene engulfing Smugglers' Notch, and more. These high-definition videos can automatically adjust to your current speed by detecting vibrations using the accelerometer or manually via an easy swipe. If you have Internet connection, the experience gets enhanced through live social integration. Specifically, you'll see other runners, or rather their avatars, along the way in appropriately compared speed, offering a realistic motivator. As a final bonus, run statistics are indeed recorded and shown to you afterwards, plus may be shared. The app features an iOS 7-style minimalistic UI, activity sound effects, nine locations, manual and automatic pace setting, social network integration, and customizable avatar. Login as a guest, connect to Facebook, or create a free account. All locations include very reasonable samples with full length unlocks priced from $1.99 to $5.99 each.

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