This Week’s Best Apps #24

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It’s a good week to be an iDevice owner. Some truly outstanding — and long-awaited — apps came out this week, and I’ve curated them for your perusal. Let’s dive in…

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration)

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $2.99
Base jump from floating structures way up in the sky and perform stunts and hit targets as you fall to the ground. Controlled via tilt-control.

Adobe Photoshop Touch

for iPad
Price: $9.99
The long-awaited arrival of the desktop standard in image editing. Photoshop’s most popular and powerful features are presented in a touch-friendly format.

Camera Awesome

for iPhone
Price: FREE (w/ in app add-on purchases)
Heavily-hyped camera app that gives users powerful photography tools with an easy-to-use touch interface.

Fancy Pants

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
Hand-drawn sidescroller starring the popular stick figure from the Flash games.

Hanging With Friends

for iPad
Price: $4.99
A new take on Hangman from the makers of Words With Friends.

iBomber Defense Pacific

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $2.99
The iBomber series takes the action to an entirely new front with a whole new enemy.

Incoboto

for iPad
Price: $2.99
Something truly unique amid a sea of copycats, this one is part puzzler, part adventure, part platformer, with an original soundtrack and singular gameplay mechanics. Beautiful graphics highlight this story of a boy in a system of tiny planets who sets out to reignite multiple suns.

Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Free-to-play city sim set in medieval times. Build your city, train your army, and play online with other real-world players.

Leap

for iPhone
Price: FREE
Create challenging quests for your friends, who compete by snapping photos and collecting points.

LEGO Hero Factory

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Tie-in with a line of popular LEGO toys. Isometric fighting game.

News.me

for iPhone
Price: FREE
Flipboard-like news aggregator that gathers articles shared by friends on your favorite social networks.

Pinboard for Pinterest

for iPad
Price: FREE
Pin anything to your Pinterest board from inside this app, or via the button it adds to your iPad’s Safari.

Prince of Persia Classic

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $1.99 | $2.99
The classic PC sidescroller returns, “remastered” with high-definition graphics.

Readability

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Popular read-it-later web app comes to iOS with some cool features.

Ringtone 1,000,000

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
More than one million ringtones to download, plus mix your own ringtones from songs in your library.

Seamless Food Delivery and Takeout

for iPad
Price: FREE
View menus and order delivered meals from local restaurants using a fun-to-use interface. Currently serves about 15 major cities in the U.S.

Smithsonian Channel for iPad

for iPad
Price: FREE
Watch educational and entertaining videos from the cable network.

Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape

for iPhone
Price: $1.99
A retro endless platformer in the tradition of Mario.

USA Today for iPhone

for iPhone
Price: FREE
USA Today ports its popular iPad app to iPhone, with an all new interface.

Waking Mars

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $4.99
Immersive sidescrolling adventure set on Mars, where you’re sent to make first contact with a subterranean species.

Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE (w/ LOADS of in-game purchases)
Wiiware import. Anime-style shooter with a colorful, humor-filled twist. Zombies are invading classic fairytale settings. Who you gonna call?

Zombies, Run!

for iPhone
Price: $7.99
Part game, part exercise motivational tool, part interactive story, this one sends you running in the real world to escape virtual zombies and gather supplies for your in-app home base. Very clever, and based on user reviews, highly effective.

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