Find Your Friends' Best Photos, Defend Your Tower, and Peek into the Lives of Powerful People

Kyle VanHemert and Casey Chan

In this week's app roundup: Instagram, Colorized; Fieldrunners, Droidified; Powerful People, humanized; Google Maps, downloaded; Chrome, sort of on the iPad; plastic surgery, virtually imagined; words, summarized; and much, much more.

The week's best iPhone apps


Pixable: An app that finds the best photos shared by your Facebook friends. It works by ranking photos based on likes, comments, tags and other criteria to show you the best, funniest, silliest photos your friends have posted. It's been updated with a new interface that makes photo browsing even easier. Free.

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The week's best Android apps

Fieldrunners: The endlessly popular tower defense game, Fieldrunners, is finally on Android. There's over 400 levels across 4 battlefields, 7 different weapons to guard your territory with and hours upon hours of fun. I've lost myself for days while playing this game when it was on iOS and plan to lose myself for the rest of the weekend now that it's on Android. So much fun, trust me.

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The week's best iPad apps


POWER Platon: Similar to The Final Hours of Portal 2 before it, POWER Platon shouldn't be pigeon holed into the traditional sense of the word 'app'. Instead, it's a series of portraits of world leaders that bring a coffee table-styled book onto your iPad. The up close pictures, which are all amazing, were taken by famed photographer Platon over a 12-month period at the UN headquarters in New York City. It effectively humanizes the giants of our world. $10

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We are so crazy about apps right now you wouldn't believe it. If you have recommendations, tips, or just want to let us know about your own app, drop a note in the comments or shoot me an email.


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