The Week in iOS Apps: Welcome to Jurassic Park

This week's roundup includes the Lego version of one of our favorite movie franchises, ever.

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This week’s roundup includes the Lego version of one of our favorite movie franchises, ever. Read on!

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A Video Meme App

Sometimes texts, GIFs, and stickers don’t quite capture how you feel, so the free A Video Meme App for iPhone offers an alternative: A library of thousands of meme-worthy videos that you can enhance with a caption, then share via text or social media.

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Hub Keyboard

Hub Keyboard from Microsoft integrates some actions into the keyboard so you don’t have to switch it on and off, which is usually the case with third-party keyboards for iOS. Microsoft says: “With Hub Keyboard, you can copy and paste recent items, easily search and share documents, share contact information, and instantly translate parts of messages. All of these tasks are integrated into the keyboard, and you can choose which ones you want to use in any app that requires a keyboard.”

We spent some time with it, but weren’t too impressed, unfortunately.


Lego Jurassic World

The $5 Lego Jurassic World lets you relive moments from all of the Jurassic Park films—except, since this is a Lego game, this is much funnier than the actual movies were. And, thankfully, a bit less bloody.

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Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X

Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X is a freemium game that lets you battle the “Heartless” using characters from Disney, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts while playing across Disney’s worlds. It’s you and Goofy, battling evil. 

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Melody Jams

Melody Jams lets you mix-and-match monster characters to create your own songs. You choose sounds, mix melodies, and make all the music you want on the instrument of your choosing. Check out a video demonstration here.



As our colleague Jared Newman noted this week: “It’s 2016, and Reddit just launched official iOS and Android apps.” With the new app you can browse and search for content, submit your own posts, and customize themes for your viewing pleasure.


Tracker Buttons

The people behind the $2 Tracker Buttons believe there are too many specialized apps to track your routines: Just combine all your tracking functions—for spending, exercising, and more—into a single offering. The newest update brings the app to your Apple Watch.


Others of note

Facebook now allows live video broadcasting from its app … WhatsApp has launched end-to-end encryption for users … Twitter has made it easier to DM individual tweets privately.

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