Best new Android and iPhone apps of the week (November 10th - November 16th)
This week around, we have a really cool launcher for Android, YouTube Music has finally rolled out, and Firefox has hit iOS, among a few other apps. Head on down to check them out, and do tell us – which ones did you download, and did you like them? If you know of a brand-new app that deserves to be in this list, but we overlooked – drop us a line and we will find a way to have it mentioned in the future!
New for Android
HomeUX is a launcher, which puts all of your apps out on the homescreen. The top third of your display is covered by a floating action bar, which can store a few shortcuts to your most used apps, as well as customizable folders that help you sort and find your apps easier. It's a pretty cool, light, and fresh take on a launcher made for smartphones that are app-filled to the brim.
Apple has finally launched its music streaming service on Android. You can download it and get a 3-month free trial to see what all the fuss is about right now, but do remember that you will be charged $9.99 if you forget to unsubscribe before the testing period is over.
New for Android and iOS
YouTube Music finally launched last week, and is available for both Android and iOS. The service is a mixture between the Play Music radio and YouTube itself – you will get custom-tailored playlists of music videos in accordance with your tastes. The app allows you to listen to audio only, if you wish to save on data, and will continue to play music even when the screen is off, unlike the “regular” YouTube.
One of the biggest game releases of the year — Fallout 4 — has come and gone, with its own set of companion apps on the app stores. Fallout C.H.A.T. is a messaging app, full of Fallout-specific smileys and GIFs and complete with a visual style, which adheres to the popular game's world. Great app to geek out with your friends and party mates!
New for iOS
Relight is a photo enhancement and correction app, which focuses around HDR and the different effects you can achieve with the effect. Its functions range from a simple touch-up of the different exposures in an image, to full-blown artistic effects. It's also compatible with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus' 3D Touch, which enable some quick actions within the app.
Photo Blur Editor
A very simple, but effective blur tool, this app lets you zoom in your photos for some fine smudging. You may want to do it to add a certain effect to a photo, or certain accents, or just because you want to blur out other people from photos of your mug, which you will be sharing on social media.
Firefox web browser
Yup, Firefox has finally made it to iOS. One of the most popular browsers in the world is way, way behind in coming to Apple's mobile operating system. It packs the usual features – private browsing, predictive search, and a numbered tab system that lets you open as many web pages as you wish. Nothing that will make you switch away from your favorite browser, but fans of Firefox will be happy to know that it will sync with their other devices, and transfer all their bookmarks, passwords, and browsing history for an easy transition.
Mozart 2 Pro
Spend 5 minutes a day with this app, learn to read music in no time – that's what Mozart 2 Pro promises. It's a learning tool for aspiring musicians, which will help you get used to how notes are written out and how they translate to your instrument of choice (Banjo, Bass, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Viola, Violin). Neat!
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