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10 Best Racing Games for iPhone

1. Death Rally

This isometric-perspective racer has players trying to win races, but also take opponents out in the meantime.

Players compete in various events, from standard races to knockout races, and ones where specific weapons must be used. The most recent update allows up to 6 players to race against each other online.

2. Forever Drive

Players race against the clock in this game, increasing their combo meter to go faster, which makes it easier to crash, but speed must be maintained to keep the timer from running out.

All the tracks in the game are created by users, through the easy-to-use level creator.

3. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Players racing around tracks in this kart racer as Sonic the Hedgehog and other famous Sega characters. The game lets players pick up weapons and other items to try and sabotage their opponents on the tracks, which are all inspired by various Sega games.

While the game does serve as a nostalgia trip for Sega fans, it’s a great example of arcade-style kart racing. Challenge a friend over Bluetooth or up to three friends online.

4. Real Racing 2

This game from Firemint is one of the best racing simulators and best-looking iOS games. Players are behind the wheel of several real vehicle brands to race against up to 15 other opponents across a variety of locales.

iPad 2 owners will enjoy the TV-output options for up to 1080p, so they can use their iPad as a remote control. Split-screen multiplayer is available with other remote control devices.

5. Cubed Rally Racer

Players must reach the end of the courses in this unconventional racing game without running out of gas.The game’s tracks are composed of random segments, so players learn how to navigate and adapt to the course changes and various hazards.

There’s also an endless mode, so players can challenge for high scores on randomly-generated levels.

iPad owners can compete with a friend on the same device.

6. Reckless Getaway

In this racing game, players control a getaway car, avoiding cops and recklessly taking out anyone who is in the way.

The goal is to weave skillfully through traffic while destroying other cars and collecting coins and powerups. Crashing will limit the maximum number of points that can be earned in a level.

For those not content with sports cars, a separate mode with a big rig is available, where the only goal is destruction.

7. Jet Car Stunts

This game has players racing through tricky levels filled with ramps, midair gates, and other perilous elements. Players must tilt their device to angle a jet car in mid-air, and deploy their limited turbo strategically to make it through the air and complete the levels as quickly as possible.

The ability to see friends’ times and view their replays adds lasting value to this game.

8. 1000 Heroz

This might be an unorthodox choice for the list, since it more closely resembles a side-scrolling platformer. However, its time trial gameplay — with courses that require repetition and practice to properly master — makes it share plenty of elements with more traditional racing games.

The addictive hook here is that there’s a new level to race on every single day, with global leaderboards comparing single races and overall performance.

[iPad Download Link]

9. DrawRace 2

Imagine if Flight Control was a racing game - that’s what this game is.

Players draw lines around race tracks, and the faster a line is drawn, the quicker the player goes. With turbo boosts to deploy, there’s no just sitting back and watching the cars race.

The game features asynchronous online multiplayer, where players race three other players, trying to beat them to increase their online rank.

10. 8 Bit Rally

Remember racing games like Pole Position and Rad Racer? This game pays homage to the classics, with simple graphics and racing that feels like it came straight out of the 80’s.

Of course, with upgradeable cars, money earned through wins and an overall more forgiving attitude, this is one that even modern gamers will want to play.

10 Photo Apps That Enhance Instagram

1. Postagram

Travelers and adventurers alike will appreciate this app. With Instagram integration, you’re able to send postcards from anywhere, anytime. Add the addresses of your favorite recipients. When something photo-worthy happens, snap a pic and send it. Your loved one will receive a postcard with your photo, which they can print for their fridge. Prefer magnets? Stickygram has you covered.

Price: FREE

2. TypoInsta

If you’ve ever experienced a Japanese photo booth, you’ll have fun with TypoInsta. Incorporate text and graphics to remember first dates, birthdays and travel memories.

Price: $1.99

3. PicFrame

This app adds frames and combines photos into single Instagram posts. However, it also delivers a pocketful of different styles and text options.

Price: $0.99

4. Calendagram

There’s no sense in limiting your Instagram photos to the Interwebs. Calendagram gives you the ability to turn your Instagrams into full-color printed calendars.

Price: FREE

5. Instamap

Want to see what people are doing around you? Instamap lets you tune into Instagram photos live, as they’re posted, by mapped location. The app is also formatted for the iPad. Instalook is another app that provides similar functionality.

Price: $1.99

6. InstaDaily

While the app’s ratings don’t promote much confidence, the idea of an Instagram photo contest is too good to overlook. The contest changes every three days, and offers pointers to regular Insta-tographers. Let’s hope someone updates this app or builds upon this concept.

Price: $1.99

7. Instake

When you see another user’s beautiful photo, it would be nice to be able to download instead of having to take a screenshot. The Instake app lets you download the Instagrams of your choosing — whether you took the shots or not.

Price: FREE

8. Instashow

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a lovely picture frame with Instashow. This app lets you stream through a slideshow of photos from your feed, from someone else’s or from the most popular photos on Instagram.

Price: $1.99

9. My InstaAlbum

My InstaAlbum is one of the most highly-rated app accompaniments for Instagram, and sort of acts as an Instagram client. You can use it to share photos, view pics on a map, organize photos by date or upload snapshots to Dropbox. Fotogramme is a similar client.

Price: $1.99

10. Clockstagram

If, like many, your phone doubles as a clock, Clockstagram is perfect for you. This app turns your photos into a time display.

Price: FREE

10 Best iPhone Action Games

1. Zombieville USA 2

Partly inspired by classic arcade beat ‘em ups from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, this game has players patrolling side-scrolling city streets, using various guns and melee weapons to hold off the zombie menace. Players can buy new weapons and upgrades with in-game money. Plus, they can brave the zombie apocalypse together – the game supports online co-op multiplayer. Also, transfer game progress to the game supports iCloud and access from iPhone and iPad.

2. Red Nova

In this space shooter game, players fly a spaceship, take out enemies and collect energy and powerups. Similar to the classic Asteroids game , the spaceships have inertia, so turning around on a dime isn’t possible. Use energy to fire missiles, repair the shield or deploy powerups.

The game features two very different gameplay modes: a frantic survival mode in which the goal is to kill as many enemies as possible, and another in which players rescue people from disabled spaceships while fending off enemies.

3. Chopper 2

The goal of this game is to pilot a helicopter on a variety of missions, which range from simple enemy assaults, search and rescue missions, and just plain fast and frantic flying. The universal app supports TV output up to 1080p, remote controls compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and cloud-based saving.

4. Infinity Field

In this dual-stick shooter, players try to survive in an arena full of enemies. Three different weapons can be upgraded through powerups picked up mid-game. In addition to shooting, some game modes force players to battle weaponless by controlling a snake-based laser ship or to use bombs against zombies.

[iPad Download Link]

5. Blue Defense: Second Wave

In this game, players try to protect a planet from circling invaders. There are endless modes for obtaining high scores: fixed individual levels can be played either for high scores or as starting points for the endless mode. In Gauntlet mode players try to survive fixed waves of enemies.

During each stage, players work toward medals that add replay value to the game. Tailor the controls to work better on both the iPhone (where you can use tilt controls for firing) and the iPad (where you can employ multitouch for firing multiple waves of bullets).

6. Super Mega Worm

Most games sympathize with the human, especially when ancient creatures are trying to eat that human. Not this one. Players control a giant worm that eats animals for sustenance, spits acid and a deploys a screen-clearing EMP bomb. Armies of soldiers and tanks try to stop the giant worm’s rampage, so be careful. Bonus: in an additional set of levels, players try to devour Santa Claus.

7. League of Evil

Players rush through devious traps, devilishly-placed platforms and dangerous enemies, struggling toward the end – where they get to punch an evil scientist in the face. The game awards stars for completing levels quickly, and for picking up an out-of-the-way briefcase. Over 160 levels require lightning-fast reflexes. One level includes a set inspired by The Blocks Cometh.

8. Robot Wants Kitty

Fans of Metroid will like this game, in which players control a robot trying to rescue his beloved kitty. Throughout the levels, collect powerups for jumping, shooting and other enhanced abilities, which makes each level progress like a full-fledged game, only in shorter bursts. Six levels are available by default, but in-app purchase opens five additional levels and a level creation community.

9. Army of Darkness Defense

In this game, based on the classic Evil Dead series, players control Ash Williams as he tries to protect the Necronomicon from invading Deadite hordes. Players summon troops and use special attacks to help fend off advancing enemies. Gold collected during the levels goes toward Ash’s upgrades and castle improvements, like archers and a death pit to trap enemies. The game is very easy to control, allowing players to get into the rhythm they need to succeed.

[iPad Download Link]

10. Zombie Gunship

Many zombie survival games rely on scrapping by with one’s wits and limited weapons. Not this game. Players control an airborn gunship that takes out incoming zombies with heavy ordinance. The goal is to keep zombies at bay while survivors make their way to the bunker. There’s something very satisfying about firing huge bullets from the sky that take out entire groups of zombies at once, though the best weapons can only be purchased with gold earned or bought in-game.

Domino’s Lets You Make a Pizza On Your iPad and Then Order it in Real Life

Domino’s Pizza has found a novel way to engage iPad users and maybe sell a few more pizzas along the way. The pizza chain has created an app that lets you make a pizza onscreen and then order it in real life.

Domino’s Pizza Hero is a game/app that simulates the experience of kneading dough, spreading sauce, sprinkling cheese, placing toppings and cutting slices all while a timer ticks away. The object is to make the pizza as quickly as possible and to closely mimic the experience of real Domino’s workers. For instance, levels one through five of the game are called “Pizza School,” just like the real program at Domino’s. When you get to level six, your scores are based on reviews from in-game customers much like a fake version of the Domino’s Tracker, the company’s real-time feed of consumer comments.

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by: helloyoucreatives

(via thenextweb)