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Our Favourite Mobile Apps Of The Week

Man, lots of mobile news this week. Windows Phone finally previewed its Windows 10 overhaul (it looks great!) and huge apps debuted big updates and extra features, such as Spotify and Twitter (they also look great!). But among all the big news, bunches and bunches of great apps found their way on various app stores. Here are the ones that made us pay attention.


Free Games Friday: Robotic Guitarist, Seabeard, Tekken CCG

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Spotify For iOS Gets Sweet New Touch And Gesture Features

Spotify has just announced some neat new touch and gesture features for its iOS app that should make it easier to discover new music and build playlists. A new feature called Touch Preview allows you to press and hold on a track to hear a short snippet, so you can work out if you want to listen to it or not. Dragging your finger to another track while holding will take you to a new track; tapping will play the song as usual.


Seek's Smartphone Thermal Camera Can Now Zoom In On Your Target

Just a few weeks ago at CES FLIR announced an updated version of its FLIR ONE thermal camera for smartphones with a compact new form factor similar to the Seek Thermal. And to keep the smartphone thermal camera arms race going, Seek Thermal has now returned fire with its new Seek XR that introduces an optical zoom feature letting you spot targets up to 600m away.


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

With the holiday season well over, new apps and updates are flooding all mobile platforms. Windows Phone is going to have a huge week with Microsoft (finally) detailing the future of the mobile OS with its Wednesday Windows 10 event. But until then, hold over your mobile phone obsessions by taking a look at new, great apps from this week.


Free Games Friday: Wolf Among Us, Space RPG, Star Wars: Commander

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


The Smithsonian's New App Brings Museum Skeletons And Fossils To Life

Like it or not, museums can be boring places for kids to explore. Outside of a T-rex, fossils and skeletons are only interesting once you’ve got a few years of school under your belt. But don’t worry, kids (and the Smithsonian has got your back during field trips with a new iOS app called Skin & Bones that brings fossils to life using 3D animation and augmented reality.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Media Browser for Android, SoundCatcher on iOS and Private Hub for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


The TV Casting Wonder App Allcast Is Finally Here For iOS

Allcast has been making content-sharing to televisions a breeze for Android users for more than a year now. Finally, that glorious swipe-to-share app is available for iPhones and iPads.


Leaked Companion App Spills Details On The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was already one of the most anticipated gadgets of 2015 before the year even started. And though current rumours indicate we still have two months worth of waiting, a new leak of the watch’s companion app, posted by the ever-reliable Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, give us even more details on what this watch will be able to do.