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Agent Dash for iPhone and iPad

The most compelling thing about this fairly standard side-scrolling platformer is its eye-catching look. But gameplay and controls are pretty ordinary.

App Guide: iOS spy games

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If you crave a little cloak and dagger in your life, these iOS games are more than happy to see if you can uncover their secrets.

Plague Inc. for iPhone and iPad

This disease-themed simulation game is difficult enough to challenge you, approachable enough to be learned, and -- with a variety of unlockable plague types -- variable enough to keep you busy long after you've beaten it the first time.

App Guide: Political convention apps

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With the political conventions kicking off this week, these apps can keep you up-to-date on all the latest election news between now and November.

Any.do for iPhone

It may have started out life as an Android app, but this is just about a perfect to-do manager for your iPhone.

TechHive: Why you should play W.E.L.D.E.R.

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Think you're pretty good with words? Ayopa Games's W.E.L.D.E.R. will test your word power, Dan Moren says.

App Guide: Celebrity chef apps for iOS devices

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You've seen them display their culinary talents on TV. Now carry their recipes and tips with you on your iOS device, with these cooking apps and restaurant finders.

Amazing Alex for iPhone and iPad

Rovio's follow-up to its Angry Birds success is a decent and enjoyable physics puzzle game, though not a particularly exceptional one.

App Guide: iOS preparedness apps

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These iOS apps can help you track changing weather conditions and formulate a plan in the event of a natural disaster.

The Act for iPhone and iPad

At its best, this interactive comedy from Chillingo shows off beautifully animated physical comedy. But the actual game itself can be frustrating due to a lack of feedback.