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iOS apps of the day [May 15, 2012]

Today’s Apps

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iOS has over 600,000 apps. With so many apps out there, app discovery (aka finding new and useful apps) is extremely difficult. With our iOS Apps of the Day [6] initiative, dotTech aims to change that. Everyday we post three apps, allowing our readers to discover new apps, daily. Enjoy! [Subscribe to our iOS section to never miss an article: RSS Feed [4] | E-mail [5]]

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Apps for May 15, 2012

School A to Z

[9]School A to Z is an app that will help you take a refresher in case  you need to help your children with their homework. You can check out the thing like English, Math, Technology, Spelling Bee game, Monkey Math game, and even Assignments. In English,  you get about 350 definitions that are commonly used in elementary to high school English courses. In math,  you get about 300 definitions of items used in the math classes. In technology,  you know the latest trends and terminology so that you can keep up with what your child knows. There are learning games like the Spelling Bee and the Monkey Math to exercise their brain more.

The only limitation that this app has is that all the terms and curriculum is used in Australian spelling and the courses that are used there. For the rest of us it is a pretty good reference tool even though some of the words are spelled differently which would be correct in that country.

Price: Free [10]

Version discovered: 1.5

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.0 and up

Download size: 28.3 MB

School A to Z on iTunes [11]

Compass X

[12]Compass X is a simple compass app that has more features than any basic compass app. You have five different modes to use this compass. First you get Way Point Compass which you can tag up to eight different locations / destinations, and it shows you the heading and distance to them. Next is True North Compass which has heading and direction information, shows the sun and moon information including a direction and their rise and set times, and shows current moon phase. You also get a Magnetic Compass, Weather & Wind Direction Compass, and a Timer in case you needed to use a stopwatch.

Price: $0.99 [13]

Version discovered: 1.0.0

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.2 and up

Download size: 10.8 MB

Compass X on iTunes [14]


[15]SpaceOff  is a head to head game where you are shooting a ball to  your opponents’s set of bricks. You are playing a game similar to the game Break Out and Arkanoid, but this time you are either playing against the computer or with a friend. The difference with this game is that two players can play on one device. You can challenge your friends through the online leaderboard, and the controls are rather easy to do since you use just one finger to play. There are 20 galactic arenas to unlock in any mode you play the game.

Price: $2.99 [16]

Version discovered: 1.1

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.0 and up

Download size: 31.5 MB

SpaceOff on iTunes [17]

dotTechies: We have tested all the apps listed above. However, iOS Apps of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new apps. Always use your best judgement when downloading apps, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing paid apps, if applicable.