Don't-Miss iOS app Stories

Movie Genius Pro for iPhone

This app promises to recommend movies that match the plots and styles of other films you like. Whatever formula Movie Genius Pro is using to come up with its recommendations, it needs a lot more fiddling.

App Guide: Popular animal-themed iOS games

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Plenty of popular iOS games feature animals in prominent roles. And there's not one angry bird among these apps.

Triple Town for iPhone and iPad

This iPhone and iPad game cleverly blends match-three puzzles and settlement planning gameplay in an insidiously addictive package. But the in-app purchase scheme the developer uses brings the fun to a grinding halt.

Smartr Contacts for iPhone

With its ability to aggregate contact information from multiple sources into a single list, Smartr Contacts offers a powerful address book for your iPhone or iPod touch.

App Guide: Measuring and conversion apps for iOS

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Whether you need to take a measurement or convert the measurements you already have, these apps can speed up your calculations.

App Guide: Avengers apps for iOS

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The blockbuster movie arrives in theaters in a matter of weeks. Make sure your iOS device is loaded up with these Avengers-themed apps.

Byword for iPhone and iPad

The iOS version of this Markdown editor offers some interesting features, most notably a row of quick formatting options and arrow keys well-suited for the touchscreen interface of your iOS device. But its font limitations may be problematic to some users.

App Guide: Earth Day apps for iOS

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With Earth Day just around the corner, these iPhone and iPad apps provide food for thought on how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Fibble for iPhone and iPad

This physics puzzler proves to be a visual delight, especially on the iPad's expanded playing surface.

Ban.jo for iPhone

This social networking app, which aggregates location-based check-ins from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, and Google+ to let you know if friends are nearby, delivers on what it promises. But some might find the app's ability to follow strangers' check-ins to be a little off-putting.

App Guide: iPad drawing apps

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These illustration apps for the iPad can help you take ideas in your head and put them on the page.

The Night Sky for iPhone and iPad

This astronomy app makes it easy to identify the planets and stars above you, but it doesn't do much else.

Circadia for iPhone and iPad

This music-based puzzle game features a beautifully simple and intuitive interface. Fans of puzzlers with a good ear will find Circadia to be a nice way to chill out, but the fun is likely to wear off fast for players with less patience.

App Guide: iOS map apps

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Whether it's via highways, byways, or public transit, these iOS apps can help you get from Point A to Point B.

Windosill for iPad

It may have begun life as a Flash-based game, but the iPad version of Windosill is perfectly suited for Apple's tablet. Solving the puzzles is only half the fun in this game, which creates a distinctive-looking world that's well worth exploring.