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Top 3 App Deals of the Week

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As new iOS apps flood the App Store every day — recently topping 1,000,000 — we know it’s tough to tell which ones are worth their salt. But thanks to our Weekly Scoop, you can have the best for free! Here you’ll find a weekly roundup of the coolest apps free or at a discount for a limited-time only. Each week features the best and brightest from websites like Free App ReportAppsGoneFree, appsfire, and more.

Hurry! Get 'em while they’re hot!



Watch Your Neck App Helps You Avoid Text Neck

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With over 2.19 trillion text messages sent annually, there’s a little known condition that is plaguing smartphone users known as "text neck." The injury involves stiffness in your neck and shoulders and typically is caused by excessive smartphone usage.

A 2011 study published in the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics found that 53 percent of mobile phone users suffer numbness or neck aches. Another study led by Erik Peper of San Francisco State University showed that 84 percent of subjects reported some hand and neck pain during texting. Moreover subjects also displayed other signs of tension, like holding their breath and increased heart rates.



W/Me: A Fitness Band to Monitor Moods and Help You Relax

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W/Me by Phyode ($169.99) 

3 out of 5 stars

W/Me by Phyode is another wristband, like Fitbit Flex and Up by Jawbone, that monitors your health. What sets W/Me apart, is its ability to inform you of your mood and your body's vitality level. This fact alone was enough to inspire me to try out W/Me, but it also has some other really cool features. I received a free evaluation unit from Phyode, the company that produces W/Me. 



HeartMath adds support for devices with a Lightning connector

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I love it when a plan comes together... and I love it when a vendor enhances their product, either based on my review, or coincidentally with my recommendations! Either way, such improvements need to be recognized. Such is the case with HeartMath and their Inner Balance Sensor for iOS.



iPhone Life Bloggers' Choice Awards: Best Apps of 2013

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We know you've come to rely on the bloggers at iPhoneLife.com for helpful reviews of all the best offerings in the App Store. With over 1 million apps for your iPhone and over 475,000 apps for your iPad, deciding which apps to download can be overwhelming. That's why we asked all of our bloggers to vote for their favorite apps released or updated in 2013. Here are their top three in seven categories!



Stay fit while indoors this winter with the XSPIN

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It's getting cold outside, so if you're a cyclist and worried about tracking your workout while indoors, technology is coming to the rescue. XSPIN from PAFERS claims to be "The World’s First Cycling 'Appcessory' for Indoor Fitness Equipment."



Introducing Worry Watch - a journal app to track anxiety

Introducing Worry Watch - a journal app to track anxiety

 

Cupertino, California - November 13, 2013
Often we worry and get anxious about everyday things. Later we realize most of those worries were unnecessary and some times irrational too. Yet we don't tend to remember these momentary realizations when we worry again next time.

Worry Watch for iOS, is a unique journal app designed to log and track every day worries and anxieties visually. It is built on the foundations of cognitive science where awareness of one's thoughts has a profound effect on one's emotions and behaviors.


Top 11 Apps Optimized for A7 and M7

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The iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and new iPad Mini are now all packing the famous A7 microprocessor. This magnificent beast of engineering brilliance not only outperforms its predecessors in speed and battery life, it is also the first mobile 64-bit “system-on-a-chip” designed for mobile computing. What this means for fellow Candy Crush addicts (we have a Google Hangout every Sunday night) is the main CPU, graphics, and motion processor all sit together in a small cubical in the principal’s office and work together. Instead of delving deep into technical specifications of version numbers, register counts, cluster configurations and the like, let us assume the A7 is “the complete package,” doing everything a savvy person needs for updating Twitter or Facebook at a red light about the genius in front of you painting their toenails on their dashboard instead of updating Twitter or Facebook.



Joggit Memory is "Free" during the month of November

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In recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month, the Joggit Memory app is "Free" during the month of November. Joggit Memory was developed to promote Alzheimer's disease awareness and encourage brain health by staying mentally active. Mentally stimulating activities strengthen brain cells and the connections between them, and may even create new nerve cells.


Joggit Memory is "Free" during November

Joggit Memory is

In recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month, the Joggit Memory app is "Free" during the month of November. Joggit Memory was developed to promote Alzheimer's disease awareness and encourage brain health by staying mentally active. Mentally stimulating activities strengthen brain cells and the connections between them, and may even create new nerve cells.


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