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Fan of Sleep, Lockcard, PewPew Live, and other apps to check out this weekend

In this week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup we have an app that helps you fall asleep and a dictionary app w/ an educational twist. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.

Fan of Sleep –  Mix Sounds

Fan of Sleep was designed to be easy to use and to help you fall asleep at night. Choose from six different color schemes, three different fan sounds, and six ambient sounds to help you get the best sleep you’ve had in a while. It has a built-in timer, custom sliders to mix the sounds to your liking, and best of all, no ads!

Download for free

Lockcard – English Dictionary

Search a word once, remember it forever. This is a dictionary app that has a built-in flash card function that helps you remember words you look up. Here’s how it works: look up a word in the app. Go back to your busy life. Receive a notification of the word. Test your memory right from your Lock screen. That’s it!

Download for free

PewPew Live

PewPew is a beautiful retro-futurist arcade twin-joystick shooter, and it has just about every feature you could want: multiplayer (including co-op), online leaderboards with replay, unlockable ships and weapons, and community-built levels. Oh and there are no ads.

Download for free


Looking for something a little less intense? Check out Sixit, a small narrative puzzle game where you have only SIX actions. You play Pep, a mammal of some sort, and you’re a newcomer to the village. There’s a sentient storm treating the townsfolk, and it’s up to you to save them.

Download for free

App-related news from this week

  • Netflix is rolling its new shuffle play feature to everyone, here’s how it works
  • Apple’s Clips app adds new ‘immersive’ AR Spaces
  • Facebook is working on its own in-app podcast player
  • How to stop apps on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV from tracking you

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