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New iPhone apps worth downloading: DealsNearMe and Avengers Initiative updates, You Don’t Know Jack

by Phil Hornshaw

Start your week finding some great ways to save money with DealsNearMe, an app for running down and locating all kinds of money-saving opportunities near you. While you’re waiting in line, check out great games like You Don’t Know Jack, a mobile version of the Facebook social trivia game, and an update to Avengers Initiative that adds Captain America to the fight.

DealsNearMe update (Free)

What’s it about? DealsNearMe finds all kinds of deals, specials and sales in the areas around you, using your iOS device’s GPS capabilities.

What’s cool? Whether you’re looking for a sale on clothes or somewhere to grab affordable drinks, DealsNearMe can help you find whatever you’re looking for in your area, and help you save money. The app filters deals and you can also save your favorites. DealsNearMe’s new update adds Facebook login capabilities and Twitter integration, as well as a number of user interface updates as well.

Who’s it for? If you’re looking to save money the next time you head out – no matter what you’re looking for – DealsNearMe is for you.

What’s it like? Try Groupon and AmazonLocal for more money saving opportunities.

Avengers Initiative update ($6.99)

What’s it about? A new episode has been added to Avengers Initiative, expanding the story and allowing players to take on the role of Captain America.

What’s cool? Last time on Avengers Initiative, you got to play as the Hulk and smashed in a lot of bad guys’ heads. In Episode 2, you play as Captain America and are tasked with rooting out a mole in S.H.I.E.L.D., which means more one-on-one fights with bad guys, but this time with new moves and new story information. Like Hulk, you can also customize Captain America with lots of unlockable gear. You’ll also be facing all new enemies from Cap’s nemeses, Hydra, and adventure through new locales.

Who’s it for? Avengers fans, this game just got even cooler. It’s also great for players who enjoy action games with high-quality graphics.

What’s it like? Avengers Initiative uses a similar set of mechanics to Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade II, so check those out, as well as Stargate Command’s “Teal’c’s Revenge.”

You Don’t Know Jack (Free)

What’s it about? The hilarious trivia game You Don’t Know Jack is back, this time in a mobile app version of the social game on Facebook.

What’s cool? You Don’t Know Jack is one of the funniest games on Facebook or iOS, so it’s well worth your time. The social game elements mean you can play the trivia title by yourself, and then challenge your friends to beat your scores when they play as well. Inviting your friends to play earns you in-game currency you can use to buy boosters to help you amp up your scores, and the more you play, the more (extremely funny) fake commercials and sponsorships you’ll unlock along the way.

Who’s it for? If you like all kinds of trivia, as well as bit of edgy comedy to go with it, you’ll definitely enjoy You Don’t Know Jack. It’s even better if your Facebook friends play, too.

What’s it like? For more trivia fun, try Trivia: Knowledge Trainer or MovieCat! Movie Trivia.

Download the Appolicious Android app