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Apps to Keep You Entertained and Informed During Coronavirus

Apps to Keep You Entertained and Informed During Coronavirus

During this time of crisis, apps can provide a lifeline and help keep us informed and much more from the comfort of our homes. Here are some of the best you can take advantage of during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top-Notch Game to Download for Free

Here are some iconic games that developers have made free for a limited time.

Lara Croft GO
Lara Croft GO

Lara Croft GO

CDE Entertainment Ltd.

Lara Croft GO reshapes a classic action franchise into an ingenious turn-based puzzler that’s impressively true to its roots. Moving step by calculated step through forests and catacombs, you skirt deadly traps, eliminate giant snakes, and solve other wildly satisfying conundrums. Breathtakingly beautiful vistas evoke the awe and majesty of the Tomb Raider universe, and staples like hidden relics and Lara’s dual pistols will keep series fans smiling.

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Keep Informed with the Latest News

Check on what's happening around the world with these apps.

The New York Times

The New York Times

The New York Times Company

The New York Times app provides in-depth, independent, original reporting. Our breadth of coverage reaches well beyond news and politics, and it’s a deep resource for topics that touch our readers’ daily lives, including opinion, arts and culture, business, tech, wellness and much more. The app is free to download.

The world, reported.

Read, watch and listen to original reporting by 1,700 journalists in over 160 countries. From breaking news and live updates to investigations and cultural commentary, The New York Times app helps you understand the events shaping the world.

Alerts that you select.

Be the first to know with push notifications based on your interests. Get caught up with morning and evening briefings. Go deeper on business, politics and sports. Know what to cook, read and watch. And read the latest by your favorite columnists.

Unwind with the Play tab.

New word, visual and number games arrive every day. Wordle, Sudoku and The Mini are free to enjoy, while subscribers have unlimited access to Spelling Bee, an archive of more than 10,000 crossword puzzles and more.

Your interests, inside one tab.

For You is where we recommend news articles, magazine features, games and special collections with your reading habits in mind. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, this tab is a destination focused on you.


Subscriber exclusives.

Share up to 10 gift articles a month, even with nonsubscribers, in the app or online. And sign up for subscriber-only newsletters that go deep on everything from food, culture and climate change to parenting, health and politics. Plus, there’s more coming soon.

Today, at a glance.

Add The New York Times widget to your home screen and keep the latest headlines close by. Top stories will automatically refresh, helping you stay in the know throughout your day.

DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

Enjoy everything we offer with a New York Times All Access subscription, which includes unlimited access to:

— Investigations, culture and analysis from News

— Word, visual and number puzzles from Games

— Recipes, plus advice and inspiration from Cooking

— Independent product reviews from Wirecutter

— In-depth, personalized sports coverage from The Athletic

See our subscription offers for further details.

PAYMENT AND AUTOMATIC RENEWAL TERMS:
IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES VIA THIS APP, PAYMENT WILL BE CHARGED BY APPLE TO YOUR APPLE ID ACCOUNT AT CONFIRMATION OF PURCHASE. YOUR APPLE ID ACCOUNT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED FOR RENEWAL AT THE APPLICABLE RATE SHOWN TO YOU AT THE TIME OF SUBSCRIPTION EVERY CALENDAR MONTH (FOR MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS) OR EVERY YEAR (FOR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS) WITHIN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE END OF THE CURRENT BILLING PERIOD. YOU WILL BE CHARGED IN ADVANCE. YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW EACH MONTH OR YEAR UNLESS IT IS CANCELED AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE THE END OF THE CURRENT PERIOD. TO CANCEL, PLEASE TURN OFF AUTO-RENEW AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE THE END OF THE CURRENT PERIOD. YOU CAN TURN OFF AUTO-RENEW AT ANY TIME FROM YOUR ITUNES ACCOUNT SETTINGS. CANCELLATION TAKES EFFECT AT THE END OF THE CURRENT BILLING PERIOD.

BY DOWNLOADING THE NEW YORK TIMES APP, you agree to:
• The automatic renewal terms stated above.
• The New York Times Privacy Policy: https://www.nytimes.com/privacy/privacy-policy
• The New York Times Cookie Policy: https://www.nytimes.com/privacy/cookie-policy
• The New York Times California Privacy Notices: http://www.nytimes.com/privacy/california-notice
• The New York Times Terms of Service: https://www.nytimes.com/content/help/rights/terms/terms-of-service.html
• Apple Terms of Sale: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/us/terms.html

* Promotional offers for new subscribers only. Smartphone and tablet apps are not supported on all devices. News subscriptions do not include e-reader editions. Prices shown are in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply.

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Washington Post
Washington Post

Washington Post

The Washington Post

Get award-winning global reporting from The Washington Post. The app is free to download and keeps you informed with expert coverage from Post journalists.

PRODUCT FEATURES
• Stay informed with the 24/7 feed of today’s news.
• Wake up with The 7, a better morning briefing on the day’s most important and interesting stories.
• Customize your alerts to be the first to know when news is breaking.
• Catch up with today’s stories by listening to original podcasts and audio articles.
• Discover something new in My Post, a curated feed with recommendations just for you.
• Dive deeper into Post journalism with innovative graphics, video, and augmented reality exclusives.

SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS
• Options: Download the free app and enjoy a limited number of complimentary stories each month. Get your first month of unlimited access for free, and only $11.99/month thereafter for your digital subscription.
• Extras: Your subscription to The Washington Post lets you access The Post from all your devices, on the web and in the app. Premium subscribers also enjoy a bonus subscription to share and exclusive eBooks written by our journalists.
• Payment: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase.
• Auto-renewal: Your subscription will auto-renew for $11.99 each month unless you cancel 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. The auto-renewal can be turned off at any time in the Account Settings section of the App Store. Please note, you will be unable to cancel your current subscription during an active subscription period.
• Free trial: Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
• Privacy policy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/privacy-policy/2011/11/18/gIQASIiaiN_story.html
• App Privacy information displayed below applies to users on iOS 14.5 or higher
• Terms of service: https://www.washingtonpost.com/terms-of-service/2011/11/18/gIQAldiYiN_story.html
• CA notice of collection: https://www.washingtonpost.com/privacy-policy/2011/11/18/gIQASIiaiN_story.html#CALIFORNIA
• Do not sell my info (CA residents): https://www.washingtonpost.com/my-post/privacy-settings/

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AP News
AP News

AP News

The Associated Press

Stay informed with breaking local, national and global headlines directly from the world’s definitive source for news. Available on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, AP News by The Associated Press features a personalized experience containing:

* A feed with developing stories from your followed topics.
* Customized news alerts tailored to your interests.
* Curated content hubs for deeper insights into major news events and story lines.
* Award-winning photos, videos and articles from around the world.
* Local-interest stories from newspapers and broadcasters.

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Exercise Your Mind and Body

Having to stay at home can definitely be stressful. These apps are offering great ways to keep exercise your body and mind.

Help Kids Learn and Entertained

Having toddlers at home during this difficult time can be challenging. These apps can help them learn and entertained.