New Apps + Games
The Longest Journey Remastered ($7) — Funcom’s critically acclaimed PC adventure game comes to the iPhone and iPad in a new “Remastered” version that provides touchscreen optimized controls and a new introduction narrated by original series creator Ragnar Tørnquist. With its iOS release, the epic adventure game puts a new generation of players into the shoes of the young art student who discovers that she can travel between dimensions, and must then set out on a quest to restore the balance between the twin worlds of magic and science. The iOS version remains true to the original with over 150 locations to travel to across the two different worlds, a compelling and extensive cast of characters and a gripping, detailed storyline that provides over 50 hours of gameplay.
Facebook Groups (free) — Users who spent a lot of time hanging out in Facebook’s multi-user discussion groups will appreciate the company’s latest new iOS app. Facebook Groups, as the name implies, puts the focus on participating in, creating, and managing groups on the popular social media service. Users can post information and photos, keep track of what’s going on in each group, and more easily control per-group notification settings. A discovery tool helps users find new groups that they might want to participate in based on their Facebook profile.
Dropbox (free) — The well-known cloud sharing service has partnered with Microsoft to enable round-trip editing of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents. Users can simply tap an edit button to open a document, spreadsheet, or presentation in the corresponding Microsoft iOS app, make any edits or changes, and then be taken back to Dropbox when done editing, with changes automatically saved back to Dropbox and synced up to the cloud.
Runkeeper (free) — Version 5.1 of the popular run-tracking app adds long-awaited integration with Apple’s HealthKit framework in iOS 8, allowing users to sync their workouts and measurements to the iOS 8 Health app. The update also adds improvements for indoor fitness tracking and support for new workout monitoring devices.