The best apps you might have missed this week

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It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to catch up on all of the new apps you might have missed throughout the week.

The all-new CleanMyMac is here to... er.. clean your Mac, an update to the best app finder out there, a crazy awesome app for mixing drinks, and a great language translation app made it into this week’s roundup.

Without further ado, here are this week’s awesome apps!


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Here’s where you can buy the Apple Watch Edition

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Tim Cook has only said that the Apple Watch Edition will be available in “select stores” later this month. You won’t be able to just walk into any location and try on the ultra-expensive gold model.

Now we know exactly which Apple retail stores around the world will sell the Edition when it goes on sale April 24th.

Apple Watch will be available for sale online only at first

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The company is preemptively trying to meet Watch demand by limiting orders to its online store. Photo: Apple

Apple is clearly expecting the Apple Watch to be a big hit, because it’s already limiting orders to just its online store.

In an effort to help meet expected demand, Apple has announced that you won’t be able to go into your local store and walk out with a Watch for the foreseeable future.

Why you’re seeing weird alien emojis everywhere

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Apple released big updates to iOS and OS X today, and among the changes is a whole lot of new emojis.

There are over 300 emojis added by Apple as part of an update to the Unicode standard, and most of them focus on racially diversifying the existing emojis we all know and love. There’s also an awesome Spock emoji for when you’re wanting the world to live long and prosper.

But the catch is that if you’re not on the newest iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3, you won’t see these new emojis. Instead, you’ll see an alien or an empty box!

What Snapchat’s confusing new friend emojis mean

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Selfie time! Photo: Snapchat

Snapchat used to have a “Best Friends” list that showed you who each of your friends snapped with the most. It was a weird, slightly stalkerish part of the app that was removed last year.

Now Snapchat has brought back a way to see top friends, but in a more fun way that relies totally on emojis (and won’t destroy your relationships). Here’s how to decode what the new Snapchat emojis mean.

The awesome apps you might have missed this week

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Adobe’s latest app is a powerful brainstorming and publishing tool for laying out words and images in a beautiful web layout. Whether you’re a student working on a project or a businessman creating an office presentation, Slate is designed to be flexible with pre-installed themes and plenty of tools.

The easiest way to summarize Slate is a dumbed-down version of InDesign for the iPad. It’s nice to see powerhouses like Adobe continuing to invest in the tablet as a content creation tool. For an example of what you can make with Slate, check out this gorgeous story on Snowy Owls.

Available on: iPad

Price: Free

Download: App Store


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