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The Week in iOS Apps: Adblock Browser gets head start on iOS 9.

You could wait a week for iOS 9 to bring ad blocking features to your iPhone or iPad—or you can get a head start and download Adblock Browser today. Read on!

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A head start on ad blocking

You could wait a week for iOS 9 to bring ad blocking features to your iPhone or iPad—or you can get a head start and download Adblock Browser today. Read on!

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Adblock Browser

Yes, iOS 9 will come with ad-blocking features, but if you can’t wait, Adblock Browser is now available—and claims to save 50 percent on your data plan and 23 percent of your battery life. But iOS 9 launches next week, so it’s possible you’ll be able to wait. Maybe.

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Amazon Prime Music

You don’t hear much about Amazon Prime Music in the music-streaming wars, and for good reason: Its streaming library isn’t quite as big as major rivals like Apple Music or Spotify. The main reason to use it? It comes as part of your Prime membership, so you might already be paying the fee. Version 5.0 just launched with a “spotlight” featuring new music and bands, as well as a sleep timer to shut off music at night.

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Ballpoint

Ballpoint is a $1 app for iOS that lets you create “precision art,” either by freeform drawing or by importing and adapting images from your photo library. It offers a 4096-by-4096 pixel canvas, and the color palette holds 24 colors at once.

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Liquid Text

Liquid Text lets you import PDF, Word, and PowerPoint documents, then highlight comments and images and add comments in the margins to share with collaborators. 

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OneRx

OneRx helps you get the cheapest possible version of your prescription drug. Enter your drug in the app and choose a nearby pharmacy, and then the app will compare prices for you while adding in deductions for insurance and coupons. Just show the app to your pharmacist when you pick up the prescription to claim your savings. 

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StartMyDay

Need some inspiration to get the day off right? StartMyDay might help in four steps: “Create your 3 milestones that will give you a perfect year. Add a picture to empower your visualisationl Add a phrase that define your success. After you believe in yourself, you will get everything.” Everything? We’ll see. Report back in a year, users. 

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WHA

WHA by Work Hard Anywhere is designed with freelancers in mind, identifying locations where they can find a strong Wi-Fi signal and get to work. Everybody contributes: Users can rate the Internet speed, the work space size, and more of their favorite local hangouts.

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Others of note

The latest of version of Twitter standardizes the app’s features so it functions similarly on both iPhone and iPad … eBay 4.0 has launched with a revamped user interface … Wunderlist now comes with emojis.