The Week in iOS Apps: Revolution!

This week's roundup of apps includes a game that lets you re-enact a critical moment in recent world history.

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New iOS apps of the week

This week’s roundup of apps includes a game that lets you re-enact a critical moment in recent world history. Read on!

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Exify ($2, iPhone and iPad) is the latest photo-editing app. It gives you quick access to exposure and lens information, image size and color space, and a magnifier for pixel-level details, among other details and features. Add a watermark, set a copyright, and more to make each image distinctly your own.

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Nancy Drew: Codes and Clues

Nancy Drew: Codes and Clues ($4, iPhone and iPad) helps young players develop their coding skills as part of Nancy Drew’s de-TECH-tive crew—the mystery spans six chapters, with players applying basic coding concepts to help ferret out clues and help Nancy out of tight spots.

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Public (free, iPhone) “takes the most interesting group chats and makes them open for the world to see.” It’s like doing a talk show in text—complete with feedback from the audience.

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The Rugby Channel

The Rugby Channel (free, iPhone and iPad) is an all-new digital video service that gives fans a front-row seat to domestic and international rugby matches. There’s a mix of free and premium available; a subscription starts at $5 a month.

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The Secret Life of Pets: Unleashed

The Secret Life of Pets: Unleashed (freemium, iPhone and iPad) is based on the forthcoming animated film, filled with “pets, puzzles, and personalities.” The recently released Version 2.0 features 20 new levels of gameplay.

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Social Stream

Social Stream (free, iPhone) “pulls all your social media feeds into one inbox, allowing you to cross post to multiple networks at once, or even forward a post from one network to any of the others.”

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Vue (free, iPhone) is designed to create video montages for social media: String up to four clips together, slap on one of 12 filters or one of 30 stickers, then share with the world. 

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1979 Revolution

1979 Revolution ($5, iPhone and iPad) might end up being controversial: It puts you at the center of the Iranian revolution that cast the Shah from power and brought the theocracy to rule. Your choices in the game affect the outcome of history’s events.

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Others of note

SoundCloud (pictured) now has a “suggested tracks” feature … PicsArt Photo Studio features a revamped editor … theScore esports htas added results from Call of Duty, Starcraft II, and Hearthstone.

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