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Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure.

Landmarker

Released as part of Google’s brand new Android Experiments projects, the open source Landmarker turns your phone into a sort of periscope for exploring the landmarks around you. Hold your phone up in front of you and using device sensors, GPS and Google Places, Landmarker will give you a place, a distance and the option to open in Google Maps. No interest in the first option presented? Swipe down for other landmarks or rotate to change direction. Android

Amazon Underground

Freemium, in-app purchases, microtransactions, it doesn’t matter what you call them because they’re all annoying. Amazon is taking a page out of their own Kindle Lending Library book with Amazon Underground and providing over $10,000 in paid apps, games and in-app items from the Amazon Android App store for free. Not free like for now, for a while or until you hit a certain level or need an advanced feature. FREE. The only caveat, of course, is that obviously Google won’t allow another app store within the Play store, so you have to head to Amazon to install Underground. Android

Astropad

Put simply, Astropad turns any iPhone or iPad into a graphics tablet. You’ll also need to install an app on your Mac, but once you do Astropad works in real-time using a Wi-Fi or USB connection from your mobile device to your Mac. Using proprietary technology called LIQUID, you get stunning image quality and lagless connection between the source material on your Mac and the actual editing on your iOS device. Touch up photos in Lightroom or draw directly in Photoshop from the coziness of your couch or the comfort of your favorite coffee shop with your fingers or a stylus–without having to lug around extra hardware. iTunes

infltr

There are so many different camera apps, with so many different filters, that it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite. It just got more difficult with infltr’s “infinite filters.” Instead of shooting a pic then filtering, you filter first then drag on the screen to see the filter change instantly. The infltr patent-pending technology allows you to have access to over 5.1 million individual filters (which might as well be infinite when we’re talking about filters) without having to do any post production. iTunes

YEMOJI

YEMOJI is the latest in a string of gif/emoji keyboards that’s completely dedicated to emotional faces by everyone’s favorite cantankerous rap god. The Ye faces are even color-coded like a mood ring based on perceived level of indifference or anger. The app is far from perfect (still have to paste, picture messages, etc.), but it’s also completely free and ridiculously amusing. We’re not going to say it’s the greatest add-on keyboard of all time, but… you know the rest. iTunes

Google Street View

Whether you’re looking to do some in-depth trip planning or you just want to escape the cubicle for a few minutes to explore far off lands, Google’s dedicated Street View app makes it a reality. You can take a rooftop stroll on the Grand Palais in Paris one minute and be immediately transported to a virtual summit of El Capitán in Yosemite with no more than a few clicks. You can also shoot your own spherical images and add them to the app for other users / friends / family to view. iTunes Android

Off The Menu

“Animal Style” and “Quesaritos” are great, but they haven’t been secret in ages. Off the Menu takes seventeen different North American cities from LA to Toronto and puts all the secret menu items of some of the favorite hotspots right at your finger tips. Things like a bacon and bleu burger on cheese-soaked garlic bread paired with a bourbon milkshake at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse in Chicago. Or the Southern Tropics (bacon wrapped dog with chili, onion and pineapple) from Crif Dogs. With Off The Menu you’ll never have to settle for what’s printed on the page in front of you. iTunes Android

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival melds aspects of some of the most popular mobile games (base building, item collection, trophies, role-playing, PVP, the list goes on) with a brand new story from Walking Dead writer Jay Bonansinga. Without ruining the story, the fate of Woodbury is in your hands as you brain walkers, make life or death decisions Choose Your Own Adventure style and pit your Michonne versus your friend’s Rick in deadly PVP combat. It’s almost as addictive as the show itself. iTunes Android

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