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Today's Best Apps: Parallax Wallpapers & Backgrounds And Tap Quiz

Today's Best Apps: Parallax Wallpapers & Backgrounds And Tap Quiz

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


Parallax Wallpapers & Backgrounds for iOS 7 by Mouluda Sohany (Free, 6.4 MB): Beautify your new Home screen with this eye-catching collection of wallpapers. After upgrading to iOS 7, you may have likely felt that the previous color scheme no longer works. It makes sense because the latest revisions of Apple's mobile operating system employs semi-transparency, i.e., blurred graphics, in many areas. For example, a beautiful sunset could look like a crayon creation behind the dozen of blending background folders. The point being, that you must rethink the theme. Many seem to prefer darker colors, though some do enjoy the pastel effect. It all depends on your preferences and icon organization. Thankfully, there are a lot of choices here, from simplistic patterns to epic photos with both light and dark palettes. You can browse the gallery in bunches or get a better look by previewing one-by-one. When something interests you, just tap the disk icon in the top-right to save the image to the iOS camera roll. Next, visit the Wallpapers and Brightness area of the iOS Settings app to apply them.


Tap Quiz by Edin (Free, 4.1 MB): This quirky trivia game creates a challenging way for you or a group to pass the time. The primary source of difficulty stems from very vague statement-type questions, such as "2 British bands." However, only the necessary letters are present and, of course, the answers will be something famous, for example, the Beatles. Ultimately though, a group effort would probably be preferred to expand the range of expertise. Adding to the fun and toughness, the app is themed around a typewriter, one that's a little broken. I'm not just speaking of missing letters, which isn't a problem, but also regarding behavior. Specifically, the darn thing automatically jumps to a new line every minute, erasing any progress you've made. Although, you can start again and again and again, as many times as needed without any penalty, beyond a reduction of patience. The game features black and white 2-D graphics, typewriter sound effects, 120 general knowledge questions, and auto-saving progress.

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