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July 27, 2015

Our 5 best new Windows Phone apps of the week

Plenty of new apps in the Windows Phone Store, but only one winner. Who will it be this week?

Last week we asked you to let your voice be heard and cast your vote for the best new app of the week. As always, the community came through, crowning Skype for Business as the winning app of the week. Now it’s time to choose the next app of the week. Take a look at our contenders below, and use the poll to let us know which of these new apps and updates you’re loving the most.

Hotspot Shield Free VPN (free)

Hotspot Shield VPN Windows Phone

What is it: a VPN app Why we love it: If you’re in the market for a good VPN, look no further. Hotspot Shield is one of the most popular VPNs around, and now you can get it for your Windows Phone. You can unblock any site or app to access videos, movies, social networks, and more, as well as security to keep your activities private and safe. You can turn the VPN on or off with one button, accessing content using a US virtual location. Hotspot Shield promises banking-level encryption for your security. Who it’s perfect for: those concerned about privacy

Pocket Physics (free)

Pocket Physics

What is it: an education app Why we love it: Isn’t summer just the perfect time for a little thermodynamics? Pocket Physics is a new app that promises to help you brush up on your Physics studies, with tons of lessons that cover everything from force to astronomy. The app is great homework helper, with descriptions and images for most formulas. According to the publisher Gecko Solutions, more chapters will be on the way soon. Who it’s perfect for: both high school and college physics students

TwinsOrNot (free)


What is it: a fun app for comparing faces Why we love it: Have you ever seen a person that looks oddly familiar and wondered if they were the secret twin of you or someone you know? Wonder no more. TwinsOrNot is now available on Windows Phone to solve all of your twin questions. Built using APIs from Project Oxford, it uses machine learning to compare facial features of two people and determine how visually similar they are. It’s a lot of fun, so give it a try — you just might discover who your celebrity twin is. Who it’s perfect for: People looking for a fun “Check this out!” party app

Park4Night (free)

What is it: a way to crowdsource the best places to relax, spend the night, picnic or just clear your head. Why we love it: If you’ve ever hit the road for a holiday adventure, you’ll know what a lottery it is when it comes to rest stops. Cleanliness, safety, and the reliability of services can all vary wildly. Happily,  Park4Night has been launched to help. The app lets you crowdsource the best places for a stop over, as well as discover hidden gems, such as forests, views, parks , creeks and beaches that only the most clued up traveller normally know about. What’s not to like!   Who it’s perfect for: Travellers or happy campers


Hyperlapse (free)


What is it: an app for creating time lapses Why we love it: Hyperlapse was released not that long ago, and we’ve been having tons of fun using it to create smooth and stabilized time lapses from videos. It’s a cinch to use — all you have to do is capture or import a video, select a hyperlapse speed, and enjoy the awesome result. And now Hyperlapse is even better than before, thanks to a recent update that lets proud owners of Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020 get in on the fun. Who it’s perfect for: Lumia lovers, now including 920 and 1020 owners Let your voice be heard! Vote for the best new app of the week, and be sure to tell us what you love about it in the comments.

Image credit: Jon Matthies