Best Apps and Games of the Week
These are some of the best apps and games that came out this week.
Waze gets a brand new interface in version 4.0 on Android, which makes the app easier to use. There are now fewer taps involved in starting navigation and sending locations and directions. The update also boasts of significantly reduced battery consumption.
Viki is a Wikipedia app for iOS that presents the pages in a beautiful layout that make reading long Wikipedia articles easier on your eyes. The app also shows articles related to your location, and you can also bookmark articles and maintain a history.
The Reuters TV app is now on Android. The app presents all the day’s news in a series of short video clips that play one after the other. You can choose the duration (the default is 15 minutes) and the entire series of clips spans that selected duration. It’s a great way to get an overview of all the events in quick, bitesize portions.
DIRAC is a fast-paced action game from Mediocre, developers of Smash Hit, Sprinkle, and Does not Commute. In DIRAC, you join dots of the same color, whether it’s red or blue. The dots keep coming and you have to be quick to quickly connect them to get rid of them. If you simply connect them you get rid of those dots but if you join them in a chain then all the dots within, regardless of the color, disappear. If you let too many dots escape then the game is over.
Telepaint is a fun retro-style puzzle game. You have to find all the keys in the level to reach your goal. You can control the character’s movement but you can tap on two portals to join them and teleport the character around the level. You have to avoid the traps and find all the keys before you reach your goal. The game’s art style and music makes it all that much more interesting.