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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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Location is the new hashtag: Yik Yak aims to be the next Twitter

Yik Yak's founders took the stage at SXSW to talk about Twitter, cyberbullying, and world domination.

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Three contact manager apps better than the one that came with your phone

These third-party apps add syncing, organizational and other features you won't find on the stock contact app that came with your phone.


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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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.


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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How developers are making apps for an Apple Watch they haven't seen yet

Early Apple Watch apps will be simple extensions of iPhone apps, but developers are chomping at the bit to add more features.


FireChat's hashtags help festival-goers find the hottest spots at SXSW

The off-the-grid messaging app takes on Twitter to be South by Southwest's communication platform of choice.

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Haiku Deck’s Zuru is smart enough to build your presentation for you

Zuru analyzes your notes and turns them into a slide-based presentation on Haiku Deck’s platform, so you'll never have to use PowerPoint again.

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You Should Play: Alto's Adventure finds serenity in side-scrolling snow shredding

Beautiful new endless runner is as chill as the freshly fallen digital powder.

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Social discovery app Vurb keeps your favorite apps in one place

Vurb pulls in info from your other apps, so you can stop manically switching back and forth between apps to find what you want.

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Ekko hopes you're willing to pay for a better social media experience

This premium, ad-free service adds an extra layer of privacy to Twitter, Facebook, and your email.


Freemium Field Test: Marvel Contest of Champions is a surprisingly fun and fantastic-looking comic book fighter

Great presentation, solid combat, and a strong license combine to create a rather enjoyable freebie.

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You Should Play: Audio puzzler Dark Echo is all sorts of creepy

If you're not afraid of the dark, Dark Echo will fix that. You'll rely on the soundtrack to navigate through this minimalist horror game.