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You Should Play: Dark platformer Oscura: Second Shadow holds its own amongst copycats

This (literally) dark platformer is smooth, challenging, and has intuitive controls.

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The Week in iOS Apps: A $15 to-do list manager, an Evernote update, and more

This week's roster of new and updated iOS apps includes access to 15,000 great recipes from the New York Times' food archives. Plus, apps for golfers, gamers, and note-takers.

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The best Notification Center widgets in iOS 8 right now

Tons of apps have been updated to include Notification Center compatibility, but that doesn't mean you should install them all.

App Invasion: Stay on task and log time with Hours

This time management tool helps keep you on task, and shines in iOS 8's new widget feature.

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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14 iPhone apps that use Touch ID

From banking services to password managers, developers were quick to build Touch ID compatibility into their iOS 8 apps.

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The Week in Mac Apps: 9 tools for productivity

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find a tool that keeps your files in place, a beautiful photo editor, and a program that tells you where all your storage has gone.

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8 games optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

From racing games to platform and strategy titles, these are the top early options for your new device.

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You Should Play: Pako

With crashes, high-speed chases, and hairpin turns, Pako is not just your average endless runner. It is an endless getaway game.

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Hey, where's my iPhone 6? Find out with these tracking tools

You're not the only one sitting at home and refreshing the UPS tracking page. Use these tools to wait for your iPhone more efficiently.

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Eight is enough?

A number of this week's new and updated apps take advantage of new functionality in iOS 8. Plus, now you can make "Star Wars" movies on your iPhone. Cool, huh?

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Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying third-party app launches

The iOS 8 feature plays a key role in Apple's health tracking ambitions

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You Should Play: Zen Pinball

Realistic pinball action with loads of tables on your tablet or phone—and plenty of digital flash to boot.

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Hanx Writer brings 1940s typewriter technology to the iPad, and nails it

It's a typewriter, on the iPad, brought to you by Tom Hanks. Enough said.

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Party of two: 4 slightly cheesy but still endearing apps for couples

A wave of new, exclusive social networks is here, designed just for you and your significant other.