Fresh iPhone Apps for Apr. 9: Tweetbot update, National Geographic Today, Epic Astro Story, 7HE CODE

Apr 9, 2012
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Get your daily social media dose with Tweetbot’s newly updated iOS app, bringing iCloud-supported features to users that make the app work great across multiple devices. It’s followed by new iPad app National Geographic Today that brings fresh Nat Geo content every day. A new offering from Kairosoft, Epic Astro Story, leads today’s games, followed […]

Get your daily social media dose with Tweetbot’s newly updated iOS app, bringing iCloud-supported features to users that make the app work great across multiple devices. It’s followed by new iPad app National Geographic Today that brings fresh Nat Geo content every day. A new offering from Kairosoft, Epic Astro Story, leads today’s games, followed by first-person puzzle title 7HE CODE.

Tweetbot update (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

The popular iOS Twitter client from Tapbot, Tweetbot, just got a big update that brings iCloud integration to the app to make it work better over multiple devices. Already, Tweetbot was a solid way to view your Twitter feed, making it easy to access multiple accounts, send videos and pictures, and link to other iOS apps such as Read It Later and Instapaper.

Tweetbot’s update integrates iCloud capabilities into the app, which allow users with multiple iOS devices to use Tweebot across all of them without skipping a beat. Integration with iCloud means you can start looking at your timelines on one Tweebot app, pick up a different device, and continue where you left off on the other.

National Geographic Today (iPad) Free

Get your daily dose of National Geographic content with National Geographic Today, the magazine’s free iPad app that brings new photos and articles straight to your iPad. You’ll get photos, articles, quizzes, and more every day, with the ability to read content from the rest of the week with lots of big, beautiful images perfect for your brand new iPad.

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As you might expect, in addition to fresh articles and photos, National Geographic Today also provides you with Facebook and Twitter integration so you can share the things you like with your friends. You’ll find all kinds of cool photos and videos on the app every day, and best of all, it won’t cost you anything.

Epic Astro Story (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

The latest in developer Kairosoft’s series of simulation titles is Epic Astro Story, a space-themed game in which players get to develop and run their own planets. As you start out on your world, you’ll send away teams to explore the planet and expand your territory, build farms and factories to export goods and make money, and recruit new workers from other planets.

Fans of titles such as Game Dev Story and Kairosoft’s other games will recognize the basic mechanics at work, and Star Trek aficionados will catch numerous references to characters from several of the franchise’s iterations. Unlike other Kairosoft simulation games, Epic Astro Story also has some brand of role-playing game battles you’ll need to fight through the course of the game as you find yourself exploring faraway planets.

7HE CODE (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

First-person puzzler 7HE CODE is a game in which players are tasked with finding their way out of a series of rooms. Each room has a number pad connected to the door and a three-digit code to open it, but you’ll need to locate the code hidden in each room in order to move on. The rooms also have hidden symbols you’ll need to locate in order to get the best score in each one.

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7HE CODE packs 18 levels with full 3-D graphics. You’re rated on your ability to reason out the code to each room, find the hidden symbol, and finish the level as quickly as possible. 7HE CODE also has a detailed story that unfolds as you move through the game’s rooms and solve its puzzles.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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