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Three alternate iOS music player apps

While the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch might be sufficient for you, there are plenty of other apps you can use to listen to music on your iOS device. Some offer unique ways of organizing and listening to music, and others focus on providing better sound. Here's a look at three apps that you can use to listen differently to music on iOS.

App Guide: Unique iOS weather apps

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Lots of apps can tell you the temperature and the forecast. But these iPhone and iPad offerings put their own unique spin on the weather.

Taptu update adds news synchronization across devices

The latest version of the mobile news aggregator lets you sync up your personalized feeds across multiple devices.

App Guide: War reference books for iOS

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The App Store offers a lot of great reference guides and ebooks covering the history of U.S. military actions.

Skylanders Cloud Patrol for iPhone and iPad

Cloud Patrol is a nice addition to the Skylanders series and a welcomed change of pace from Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Colors and cables

This week’s roundup of accessories for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch features everything from the practical to the spectacularly colorful.

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.