Filmborn, Tiny Wings, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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In a week in which the App Store went red to mark World AIDS Day and we got a big update on when Apple’s AirPods are set to ship, here are the apps which were keeping us busy.

From a great new game for Apple TV to a superb photography app for iOS, check out our picks for the latest awesome apps.

9 classic iOS games to keep you entertained this weekend

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Gaming's good on iOS, but couldn't it be better?
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Try These! 12 Top iOS Games For Non-Gamers

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Watch out, you might find yourself gaming before too long.
Watch out, you might find yourself gaming before too long.

Note: This article originally appeared in the Cult of Mac Newsstand issue, Game On!. Grab yourself a copy or subscribe today.

It still surprises me when someone says, “I don’t play video games.”

Games are a touchstone of cultural relevance these days. With the advent of the iOS platform, with its ready availability of a wide variety of video games for all types of players, it’s hard to not see their influence. Not playing video games is like not reading novels or not watching television: sure, some folks choose that, but they’re missing out on a common cultural heritage and discussion.

That said, video games can seem intimidating. Or feel like a waste of valuable productivity time. I won’t bore you with statistics and studies that say otherwise, but trust me on this: video games can be a viable leisure time activity for all of us.

So how do we get you playing games? In the case of my girlfriend, it was finding the games that made sense to her. For my dad? He still won’t play them. So this list is as much for him as it is for you. You’re welcome.

Big iOS Titles Go Free As App Store Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Apple has lost its third appeal for ownership of the term App Store in Oz. Photo: Apple
The App Store celebrates its firth anniversary this week.

As the App Store’s fifth anniversary approaches, a whole host of developers have begun makes some of their most popular apps and games for iOS completely free. Some of the titles included in the sale are Infinity Blade II, Disney’s Where’s My Water?, and Traktor DJ, which is usually priced at $20.