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New iPhone apps worth downloading: Airlike, appoLearning update, Papa Sangre II

by Phil Hornshaw

Today's first app worth downloading is Airlike, and it's great for sharing data between devices. Just aim your iPhone and another iPhone nearby and tap on the items you want to send, and Airlike does the rest. We've also got an update to Appolicious' own appoLearning, an app that's brings you information and reviews about all kinds of educational apps in the App Store. Rounding out the list is Papa Sangre II, a survival-horror game in which players navigate through the game by sound only.


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Airlike (Free)

AirlikeWhat’s it about? Share content like Contacts, documents and photos with other users simply by pointing your iOS devices at each other with Airlike.

What’s cool? You might have seen apps that use proximity to share data between two iOS devices before, and Airlike does something similar, providing users with a quick connection to share photos, Contacts Lists, videos and other content between two devices, but it doesn't require the “bumping” or quite as much proximity between devices. Instead, users just aim to iPhones at each other, for example, to transfer the data. Airlike lets each user create a personalized account for sharing, so you can decide exactly what you want to make available and what you don't.

Who’s it for? Snag Airlike if you're looking for a quick and convenient way to share data between devices.

What’s it like? You can also share info easily with apps such as Bump and QikShare.


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AppoLearning update (iPad) (Free)

appoLearningWhat’s it about? Find the best educational apps for kids of all ages, with recommendations and reviews that come from experts and teachers, in appoLearning.

What’s cool? AppoLearning has a mission: Help parents, students, teachers and anyone else find the very best in educational apps in the iTunes App Store. The app provides tons of information about thousands of apps, including reviews and recommendations from appoLearning's app experts, as well as from teachers. With its latest update, appoLearning rolls out more ways to get recommendations, with a new Community Picks section that suggests educational apps that other users have used and liked.

Who’s it for? If you're looking for educational apps, no matter what age group or necessity, check out appoLearning's recommendations.

What’s it like? Get more useful educational stuff, skewing toward an older, college-aged audience, from iTunes U.


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Papa Sangre II ($3.99)

Papa Sangre IIWhat’s it about? A game with almost no visual elements and which relies wholly on sound, Papa Sangre II takes players through a survival horror experience.

What’s cool? Papa Sangre II, like its predecessor, is a game that's all about navigating without the benefit of sight. With simple controls, players work their way through a darkened rooms with only the sounds around them to guide them. Of course, you're not alone in those rooms – there are monsters and traps to sneak around and avoid across the game's 18 levels. It also stars the voice of actor Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”). Just be aware that Papa Sangre II isn't compatible with the iPhone 4 or older generations of hardware, but works on the 4S and newer.

Who’s it for? Fans of of survival-horror games and innovative game design will definitely want to check out Papa Sangre II.

What’s it like? You might also be interested in The Nightjar and FREEQ, two more experimental games that are all about sound, not sight.