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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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Get to know iOS 8: Messages gets new ways to communicate

Apple's chat app can now send audio recordings, and it's got some welcome tools for taming unruly group convos.

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Get to know iOS 8: Changes in the Settings app

Settings is one of the most overlooked apps on iOS, but also one of the most important. Here's what's new in iOS 8.

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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.

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SwiftKey reveals details about its iOS 8 keyboard

SwiftKey Keyboard will look a lot like its Android counterpart, but with a distinctly iOS feel.

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Swarm updates leaderboards to rank check-ins by location type

Check-in to more coffee shops than your friends, earn a golden sticker.

on techhive.com

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7 dictionary and reference apps that are not just for students

These wiki-tools, thesauruses, and word games make awesome tools for use inside and out of the classroom.

on techhive.com

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You Should Play: Hazumino

An endless runner where you make your own path. What's not to like?

Instagram's Hyperlapse turns your videos into gorgeous time-lapses

Hyperlapse makes this high-tech special effect easy to produce and share.

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First look: Valiant Hearts for iOS explores World War I's human side via puzzles, love letters, and cartoon visuals

Ubisoft's new iOS game shuns intense violence and killing for an uncommon war adventure.

on techhive.com

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The best apps for taking notes

With so many awesome apps at your disposal, using a pen and paper just doesn't make much sense.

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You Should Play: Godus

Play as a deity, expand your following, and build new civilizations in this intriguing game.

on techhive.com