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The Week in Mac Apps: Program HTML animations with Hype 3, run performance tests with Geekbench, and more

This week's roundup of new Mac apps comes jam-packed with goodies—from a new way to look at the sky to a product that makes quick work of printing your next bright idea. Plus, we bring you new tools to create brilliant HTML animations, measure the performance of your Mac, and much more.

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Freemium Field Test: The grinding SimCity BuildIt emphasizes obstacles, not opportunities

This free-to-play take on the classic urban planning game has its moments, but they fade as the monotony builds.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Star Wars, Starships, and stuff

This week's roundup of apps includes a couple of new offerings to take your imagination off-planet—plus new apps for calendars, Mac security, and more.

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You Should Play: Planet Quest blends music-based gameplay with alien abductions

Are you zapping up humans in your UFO or playing along to the beat? Both, actually, in this oddball iOS original.

Staying in touch: great ways to save, manage, and recover your iPhone contacts

Never lose touch with your contacts using these handy apps and services.

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Nintendo making mobile games was inevitable, and it's good news for everyone

The move not only gives us real Nintendo games on iPhone and iPad, but also allows the company to bankroll its risky console bets.

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Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

FireEye's findings highlight how even serious software flaws can take a long time to get fixed

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The Week in Mac Apps: Redesign your home with Planner 5D, use AudioMate for your Mac's audio controls, and more

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes an app that helps you keep up with your favorite musicians, an app that can batch-convert your photos to different file formats, and an app that helps you calculate fractions (so you don't have to!).

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Twitter cofounder Biz Stone on Jelly’s spectacular failure and the yet-to-be-determined success of Super

At a SXSW session, Biz Stone explains why Jelly failed and how its demise made room for his next app, Super.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Blueprint offers seamless business management, plus disk cleaning utilities and more

This week, our roundup of new Mac app brings you apps to manage your text files, notes, business relationships, and photos. For variety, we even threw in a new way to look at the sky, and an easy solution to get rid of the clutter that affects your storage.

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Apple releases Apple Watch app with iOS 8.2 update

iOS 8.2 lets you explore the Apple Watch app before the Apple Watch is even available, and even includes a number of big fixes and Health app improvements.

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The Week in iOS Apps: MLB and PGA update apps for sports lovers

This week's roundup features updated apps from MLB and the PGA—but we also have offerings for productivity, video-making, and weather forecasting.

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You Should Play: Rob your friends and protect your stash in King of Thieves

This challenging platformer-puzzler hybrid tasks you with stealing gold from built-in dungeons and dungeons designed by other players. The catch? Other players will steal from you, too.

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Google overhauls Gmail app with key iOS 8 features

Google has added a number of iOS 8-specific features to Gmail including the ability to reply or archive messages from the lock screen.