The Week in iOS Apps: Pass the Popcorn

This week's roundup includes an app for a service known as "Netflix for pirates." Don't worry: We've got legit stuff, too.

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Pass the Popcorn

This week’s roundup includes an app for a service known as “Netflix for pirates.” Don’t worry: We’ve got legit stuff, too.


Adobe Slate

Adobe Slate for iPad lets you add a bit of design flair to your corporate reports and other documents: “Simply tap to select a unique look—beautiful fonts, color and magazine-style design are automatically incorporated. Fluid movement and elegant motion are applied instantly.” You can see photos from your iPad, your Lightroom library, or Creative Cloud files; when done, you can share the document on Twitter, Facebook, email, text message, or as an embed on your website.


Disposable Camera

Amazing how many apps and accessories are built to simulate the limitations of pre-iOS technology. Disposable Camera is another entry in that genre: Buy the app, use the app to make 27 photos—no previews, no redos allowed—then pay $13 to have them printed as 4-by-6 prints that you can keep or send as postcards.



Winter is coming… to your iPad. HBO Now is the much-anticipated standalone streaming service that we’ve been dreaming about since cord-cutting began. There’s a 30-day trial to start, after which you’ll pay $15 a month for the rights to watch Game of Thrones, True Detective, and more.


The Masters Tournament

If you love golf, this is one of the best weekends of the year. The Masters Tournament app for iPhone and iPad lets you follow the tournament with the latest stories, video-on-demand, photo galleries, updates, and infographics. Better yet? The app has been completely redesigned for this year’s tournament.

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Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X is available for iPhone and iPad: FINISH HIM!


Popcorn Time

You won’t find this app on the App Store: Popcorn Time is the mobile version of the service known as “Netflix for pirates,” and can be installed on your iOS device via a somewhat complicated process using iOS Installer for Windows. Glenn Fleishman has all the reasons you shouldn’t do this, but we can’t deny that the release of this app for mobile use is getting lots of attention.   


Yahtzee With Buddies

Would you like to play Yahtzee with your buddies? Then Yahtzee with Buddies is probably for you: You can create custom dice, enter daily tournaments, seek out other daily challenges—or simply, you know, play Yahtzee with your buddies.



You from Jamie Oliver features “daily micro-actions for Food, Mind, Move, and Love” that let you work, slowly and precisely, toward self improvement. “Sustainable positive change is best in small steps” the developers say. As Bill Murray used to say: “Baby steps. Baby steps.”


Others of note

Snapseed has updated with new filters … Microsoft has released Office Lens as a scanning app for iOS … Mophie Space (pictured) can now be used without additional hardware needed for your iPhone.

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