The Week in iOS Apps: Final Fantasy XV arrives

This week's roundup includes a look at the new role-playing game, plus new photo-editing apps, an offering that makes your movies for you, and apps to help you get in shape.

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Make your Fantasy come true

This week’s roundup includes a look at the new role-playing game, plus new photo-editing apps, an offering that makes your movies for you, and apps to help you get in shape. Read on!

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

Attention gamers: Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire (freemium, iPhone and iPad) has arrived on iOS. You can fight battles, build an empire, join or create your own guilds, and do so in a universe populated by other Final Fantasy players from around the world. The makers say: “Will your magic grow or do you stand to be defeated?”

Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo ($20, iPad) bills itself as “the first fully featured, truly professional photo editing tool for iPad.” It has support for unlimited layers, layer groups, adjustment layers, and more; the ability to edit live filters, adjustments, effects, blend modes and masks; and a host of other professional image processing features and tools.

Priime RAW

Priime RAW

Priime RAW (free to download, $3 monthly subscription, iPad) is designed “for photographers who need high quality and fast performance editing for RAW and high-resolution photos.” It includes “professional-grade” photo filters, an A.I. that makes style recommendations, and an array of other editing tools.

Canary Mail

Canary Mail

Canary Mail ($5, iPhone) is full of cool features: It lets you encrypt your email, get notifications when your sent email is read, pin important emails to the top of your inbox, and more.



Dribbble (free, iPhone and iPad) is a social network connecting designers around the world. The app lets users share their creations, see what their smartest peers are doing, and maybe even get hired for a cool new gig. The app is also available for use on Apple TV.



Flo (free, iPhone and iPad) is a video-editing app that edits the video for you. Version 2.0 features a couple of nifty features, including a voice assistant that lets you speak instructions—“make a video about my day at the beach”—after which the app’s artificial intelligence takes your raw video, puts music to it, and edits it with a filter to give everything a unified look.



mPaceLine (free, $15 for full access, iPhone and Apple Watch) is built for people who like stationary bike-based exercise, and want to measure every aspect of the experience: The length and intensity of the workout, as well as your heart rate.


Nike+ Training Club

Nike+ Training Club (free, iPhone) has added yoga to its list of guided workouts. “Featuring our master yogis, these flows are built to guide you through essential poses to advance your practice.” Just Namaste!

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

Others of note

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (pictured) brings Bender D. Bending Rodriguez to life … Magic Painting is a free “augmented reality” coloring app … Desperate Housewives: The Game proves something about the culture we haven’t quite figured out yet.

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