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Five of the Most Recommended Apps This Week: September 2 - 6, 2013

Posted by Chris Kirby on September 10th, 2013

In honor of this week's inevitable new iPhone announcement, five of the top recommended apps are best described as 'App Classics.' Take a look:

Temple Run

Ah, the oldies but goodies! Hard to believe there was a time, not so long ago, when Facebook and Twitter weren't baked into iOS. Still, refreshes to these social networks' apps have made them must-haves for every iPhone and iPad user. And while a sequel and numerous copycats have followed in its footsteps, sometimes nothing beats the original Temple Run for pure, unadulterated endless-running goodness.

Google did a great thing and recently brought a major update to its YouTube app, breathing new life into one of its line of classic apps. And as for Shazam, does anyone else remember when this technology seemed like magic? Strange how quickly an app becomes old hat. For those wanting to know who's performing a song, however, it's still a must-own.

So all you young whippersnapper apps, take heed! You could learn a thing or two from these classics. Thanks to Powerslyde, the app that leverages your friends' app recommendations, for this week's list. What apps do you recommend? Drop us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter. See you next week!

Spaceward Ho! for iPad Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Chris Kirby on April 13th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: Hyah!
Rediscover the classic Mac-gaming goodness that is Spaceward Ho!
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Meteor Blitz HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on June 30th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RETRO-NOUVEAU
Fans of Geometry Wars and even old school arcade classics like Asteroids will love playing Meteor Blitz HD, once they get used to the controls.
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No Tape Measure? Use Your iPad As A Ruler!

Posted by Ben Harvell on June 15th, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Did you know there was an app that looked and acted just like iBooks when Apple’s reader was still a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ spectacled eye? If not, you should definitely check out Classics by Andrew Kaz and Phill Ryu and also see our review. Once you’re done you’ll be interested to know that one of the app’s developers, Mr Kaz, has launched a new app for iPad… but don’t get too excited just yet.

Ruler is, by the developer’s own admission, not to be considered a follow-up to Classics but merely an app that fills a gap on the iPad - quite literally.

Offering the same dedication to presentation as Classics, Ruler is said to offer the highest quality “digital wood” and allows users to measure in inches or centimeters with their iPad screen. Measurements larger than the iPad screen are still possible with a scrolling display and marker combination and you can even copy the current measurement so it can be pasted into an email or note.

For $0.99 it looks like it could be a useful tool if you’re short of measuring equipment but have your iPad with you. Ruler isn’t going to change the world but it could well come in handy.