Here Are The Best iPhone And iPad Apps You Missed This Week

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We’ve amassed the best apps for iPhone and iPad you may’ve missed during your busy week. Apps you might want to play this holiday weekend.We have an incredible app for making music, an app that lets you browse your entire Facebook history, and the best looking instant messaging app you can buy.

Plus, much more.

Verbs 1.0 was the best-looking instant messaging app, but it was messing something critical

With version 2.0 of Verbs, the developer has added push notification functionality via an in-app purchase so you can stay signed in for up to a week.

Verbs looks amazing, and provides only the functionality you need for quick IM'ing, with no crazy customisation. Once nice feature is the ability to send links you receive over IM to Instapaper.

Price: $2.99 (push notifications added via $4.99 in-app purchase, which totals $7.98, less than $9.99 competitor BeeJive IM)

Continuity 2 is a puzzle inside of a puzzle

There are a million iPhone and iPad games out there, and Continuity 2 doesn't look like any of them. Well, besides the game it's the sequel to, of course.

In Continuity 2 for iPhone and iPad, you re-arrange a video game level to enable your character to make it through to find the key and open the red door.

It's a lot of fun, and makes you think outside the box. Many levels don't just include paths to take, but also electrical wires that you must connect. It's a real challenge.

Price: $0.99

MyLine for iPad digs into your Facebook past

MyLine is a new iPad app that takes raw Facebook data and displays it in terms of beautiful graphics, timelines, and maps even.

You can view one month at a time looking back through your entire Facebook history to check out status updates, photos, check-ins, and more.

The app isn't perfect quite yet and has some weird bugs, but it's a unique trip into your Facebook history that you'll probably want to take.

Price: $1.99

SkinScan checks your moles for irregularities

We checked out SkinScan earlier this week, an innovative new app that lets you analyse moles on your body to see if there's any chance they could be signs of melanoma.

This app is a must-have for hypochondriacs, but could also prove valuable for anyone who is insecure about a mole, but not insecure enough to pay for a doctor appointment.

Price: $4.99

Tired of people asking to play with your iPhone?

This fun party-gag of an app runs a loop of the 'I'm about to die' iPhone screen which naturally occurs when you have 1-2% battery left and your iPhone decides to turn off.

It's called Play Dead, and that's all it does. Hold up your phone while the app is open, and people will know you're serious that your phone's about to die.

Perhaps the best part about the app, however, is the app's description in the iTunes store where the developer talks about using the app he made to deceive his 4-year-old child.

Price: free

TNR-i for iPhone and iPad is the legendary music maker you've always wanted

Yamaha's Tenori-On grid-based music machine is an amazingly fun instrument to experiment with, and some big-name musicians like Bjork even use it on tour.

Essentially, you press little circles to arrange music horizontally (time-wise) and vertically (different notes) and the Tenori-On continually plays a loop of your dots. One killer feature is that you can get online with your friends or other users and make music on the same 16 x 16 grid.

Now it's on your iPad and iPhone, and while it's expensive, it's now one of the coolest music apps you can buy. Here's a demo of the real deal.

Price: $19.99

MedCoach reminds you to take your pills

MedCoach helps you keep track of all the various medications and vitamins you might need to take every day.

With the help of push notifications, you can be sure you'll never miss a dose. MedCoach also has built in tools for logging what you're taking, contacting pharmacies to get refills, and more.

Price: free

How much do you really know about your Facebook friends?

TriviaFriends is a fun new social app that's kind of like that old game show The Newlywed Game.

TriviaFriends lets you compete with your Facebook friends to see how much you really know about each other.

The app feeds you multiple choice questions asking about how many photos you're tagged in with a friend, who is from a certain city and loves a certain movie, and more.

Price: free

Tumblr's new iPhone app is a huge step forward.

Tumblr is our favourite way to blog, and it's new iPhone app is beautiful.

It's much better for managing multiple Tumblr blogs, and it's now simple to browse blogs from your dashboard, view and reply to messages, and perform landscape editing of your blog.

If you're new to Tumblr, download the app and sign up now (another new feature).

Price: free

Bizzy is a cool new crowd-sourced social app that lets you 'check out' a restaurant, entertainment venue, etc. by adding a simple 'Love it,' 'Meh,' or 'No thanks' smiley to the place.

Next you can add a short blurb about what you thought, as well as an image attachment.

Post your check-outs to Twitter or Facebook, follow others, and get recommendations based on which places you've 'loved.'

Price: free

Now that you've seen the best iPhone apps of the week...

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