Don't-Miss iOS app Stories

App Guide: iOS combat games

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If you're fixing for a fight, these iPhone and iPad games can help you enjoy the sting of battle.

Personal Capital for iPhone and iPad

iOS apps enhance the capabilities of a powerful online financial tool.

Solar for iPhone

Most weather apps add more features to get you to ditch the built-in iOS offering. Solar takes the opposite approach with a minimalist, but eye-catching use of color.

Bucketz for iPhone and iPad

There's a lot going on in this physics puzzler -- perhaps too much, in fact. The frenetic, fast-paced Bucketz feels more like an assault on your senses than a pleasant way to pass the time.

App Guide: Sesame Street iOS apps

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These apps may not be able to tell you how to get to Sesame Street, but they do feature some of your favorite characters from the children's TV show.

Cinemagram for iPhone

Cinemagram answers the burning question a fair number of folks between the ages of 8 and 28 have these days: How can I create those fancy animated GIFs of cute cat expressions like a professional?

App Guide: Training apps for iOS

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Are the Summer Olympics inspiring you to get in a workout of your own? These fitness apps can get your run, swim, or gym session started on the right foot.

Paper by FiftyThree for iPad

Paper, created by design studio Fiftythree, may be one of my favorite drawing apps ever to grace the iPad. But sadly the app as-is has a few major flaws that make it exceedingly frustrating to work with.

Disc Drivin' for iPhone and iPad

Asynchronous turn-based games are quite popular for the iPhone and iPad, but racing games really don't translate well to this slower-paced, casual format.

App Guide: iOS event finders

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If you want to know what's happening in your vicinity, these iPhone and iPad apps promise to keep you informed of nearby happenings.

National Parks by National Geographic for iPhone and iPad

This app contains information and photographs featuring 20 national parks. It's a decent offering on the iPhone, but it's really impressive to see what National Geographic does with the iPad's larger screen.

App Guide: iOS Olympics apps

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Stay on top of all the Olympic action from London with the help of these apps, which offer news, profiles, results, and -- in one case -- live streaming.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas for iPhone and iPad

Houzz lets you scroll through hundreds of thousands of photos and products and add them to your own virtual lookbooks, but you can also peruse informational content, buy products, and find professional home-design services in your local area directly through the app.

Tiny Wings 2 for iPhone and Tiny Wings HD for iPad

The latest versions of Tiny Wings -- a 2.0 update for iPhone users and an entirely new release for the iPad -- contain everything you loved about the original side-scrolling game, with a lot of welcome new features.

iOS travel guides help Olympic visitors navigate London

The Olympic torch is about to be lit in London. If you're heading across the Atlantic to watch the Games in person, we look at some apps that might be able to help you find your way around town.