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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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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.

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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.

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Review roundup: All the Mac apps in GemFest 2014

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Today's the last day of our annual GemFest. You can check this handy chart to see the featured apps. Our regular Mac Gems column rotation continues next week.

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Extensions could be the App Store's next gold rush

They may not be as exciting as a new handset or wearable technologies, but extensions could well be iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite's star feature.

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The Week in iOS Apps: A good investment?

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps includes an app that 'invests your loose change' into a diversified portfolio. Plus: apps for gamers, art fans, sports lovers and more.

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.

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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.