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Today's Best Apps: Yahoo News Digest, RoboCop And The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App

Today's Best Apps: Yahoo News Digest, RoboCop And The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App

January 9, 2014
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


Yahoo News Digest by Yahoo (Free, 10.5 MB): Yahoo lays out another beautiful tool for on-the-go, this time to keep you aware of the latest events, reports, and more around the world. The company's team selects the top news posts of the past 12-hours and summarizes them in a very fashionable format, condensing the details to a few paragraphs or less with highlights of key quotes, photos, videos, graphs, mapped locations, and so forth. In addition, there are links to sources and other useful media, such as Wikipedia articles. All of which has been packaged in a simple and exquisite flat user interface that includes color-coded identifiers, pinwheel-type progress summary, access to previous releases, as well as a push alert reminder and countdown to the next edition, published mornings and evenings.


The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App by Wellness & Prevention, Inc. (Free, 127.9 MB): Your goal of getting in shape will be more easily attained by utilizing this intelligent and elegant fitness tool. As with similar short-time workouts, the routines consist of brief, typically a minute or less, bodyweight exercises like jumping jacks and push-ups, which means they can be performed almost anywhere and anytime. Better yet, the program is flexible. Either select the standard seven minute session, the skill level-based Smart Workout, or an individual exercise, kindly categorized by body region focus and type. For the frosting, so to speak, everything is presented and controlled via a flat and simple iOS 7-style user interface that features clean demonstration videos and audio plus music integration, both in-app and a quick switch to the iOS integrated player. The library contains more than 1,000 exercises spanning 20 difficulty levels and 13 pre-defined sections/drills.

RoboCop™ by Glu Games Inc. (Free, 91.1 MB): Step into this third-person on-rail shooter and help the famed cyborg copy even before we see the effects of the classic sci-fi flick reboot. After being critically injured in the line of duty, devout husband, father, and law enforcement officer Alex Murphy becomes the candidate for Omni Consumer Products's continued experiments to create the perfect humanoid weapon. As part-man, part-machine, RoboCop has instinctive abilities beyond AI plus the resilience, strength, and other enhancements of an android. However, the improved enforcer must face the criminal cesspool that is future Detroit along with stiff robotic competition, i.e., OCP's earlier attempted, such as ED-209. Your task is to take control of the new Murphy and complete numerous objectives against variously skilled criminals and mechanic mayhem. Success gets rewarded with currency that may be used to purchase high-powered handguns, armor, and dozens of other upgrades. The game also features 3-D graphics, dual-thumb controls, plus Game Center achievements and leaderboard.

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