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8 New Apps You Should Know

8 New Apps You Should Know

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.


At some point, we’ve all needed a security camera for one reason or another. Rather than shelling out for something that requires maintenance and additional cost, repurpose the last gen tech you have sitting around with the Alfred add. The Home Security Surveillance IP Camera app turns any unused smartphone into a security camera accessible anywhere in the world with a few clicks and a Google account. iTunes Android

The Firm

The Google Play store recently got access to The Firm, a one-hand game that puts in you in the shoes of a trader working inside in a large corporation to make it to the top before getting fired! It’s a fast-paced, sometimes frustrating experience that, in practice, feels like a combination of Gordon Gekko and Drug Wars on a Ti-83 calculator. It’s simple, new, challenging and nostalgic all at the same time. iTunes Android

Funny or Die News Flash

In case you missed it a few months ago, Funny or Die made a foray into Weather with an app that tied legitimate data to hilarious facts and daily reminders. If they can successfully tackle the weather, they have to be able to handle the news, right? Funny or Die News Flash gives you all of today’s top stories laced with laughs from the FoD writers that makes even the most terrifying events slightly comical. iTunes


Game of Thrones. True Detective. The Sopranos. The Wire. It’s not a stretch to say that a lot of the best TV in the world is thanks to HBO, and it’s all accessible with the new HBO NOW app. For $15/month you get instant access to HBO’s original series, movies, comedy specials, documentaries and special events from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV or laptop ( without having to go through your cable / satellite provider. iTunes


Highball starts as an app with three classic cocktail recipes (Old Fashioned, Tom Collins and Mint Julep) that you can click on for proportions, measurements, instructions and even edits (in case your preferences are a little more boozey and a little less minty). The beautifully simple app also allows you to create your own recipes, import recipes and even add from The Library (which includes Highball, Twitter and International Bartenders Association favorites). It’s the only app you need to remember how to make everything from a Sazerac to a Negroni. iTunes

SNL: Saturday Night Live

Live from whenever and wherever, it’s Saturday Night… Live. The official SNL app for Android gives you access to four decades of Weekend Update, “Dick In A Box Guys,” MacGruber and guest sketches–along with custom emoji, exclusive clips, favorites and a recommendation engine. Android

Does not Commute

Does not Commute might not have the most advanced graphics or car physics of other latest-gen driving games, but this kitschy driver makes up for it with a temporal paradox that forces you to eventually drive all the cars on the road. Drive like an asshole all you want with the first car, but it’s going to be a nightmare when you magically end up behind the wheel of the second car. Oh yeah, and the small town 1970’s scene that your part of is littered with characters and back stories that make the game even more enjoyable. Android


Have you heard of Goat Simulator? If you haven’t, it’s exactly what it sounds like. GoatZ, the latest edition to the universe, combines everything ridiculous and ultimately pointless about Goat Simulator with, you guessed it, zombies. Goats and zombies and looting and zombies and eating and zombies and crafting and special powers make this game completely ludicrous, absurdly stupid and one hell of a great way to kill some time on your Android phone. Android