About: Nikhil Katti

Nikhil, a passionate Apple fanboy, became interested with Apple's products after the first few iPods and has since been intrigued by the everlasting iterations of iOS devices that the Cupertino-based company releases annually. In addition to having a love and appreciation for literature and writing, he's a devoted soccer fan. You can find him on Twitter: @nkatti.

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App Review: Last Knight Takes First for Most-Deserving Endless Runner

If everyone had a nickel for each of the endless runners that the App Store currently hosts, the whole world would be crawling with richness. Simply said, there are more endless runners for iOS than one could possibly shake a stick at. From dangerously running across the rooftops of buildings, to chilling escapes from hoards of angry primates, it seems every corner of the App Store houses an app in which players are desperately running away from something. The premise has been almost too commonly used today, leaving the factors determining such an app's popularity up to its content and graphical style. Last Knight ($0.99) shows how much potential there is, yet, to the endless running genre with its incredible visuals and content value.

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Jailbreak: Tweak Allows You to Customize Volume HUD

Jailbreak developers are always seeking out news ways to tweak iOS in small chunks to make certain aspects more appealing and convenient. Even when you think all the possibly-modifiable areas of iOS have been covered, a new jailbreak tweak comes around that does something totally unimaginable and interesting. If you're looking to add further functionality to the iPhone and iPod Touch volume indication HUD (heads-up display), a new jailbreak tweak, dubbed HUD Pro, has all of the flexibility and options you could possibly hope for - in fact, some are a bit too far-fetched.

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YouTube Launches New App to Easily Record & Publish Footage

Part Most of Instagram's well-known popularity and success came directly from its easy-to-use interface that can make just about any picture enticing without the user having to work up even a drop of sweat. With the app exposing the huge market for such social networks, tons of developers are having a go at gaining the title of the "Instagram of video." YouTube, in conjunction with its parent company, Google, today released a new application that makes it easy for users to record and upload their videos to YouTube - undoubtedly another competitor taking a shot at the aforementioned title.

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New Google Maps App Downloaded 10 Million Times

Apple Maps, the Cupertino-based company's mapping solution, has received a countless amount of criticism since its simultaneous launch along with iOS 6 back in September. Users have bashed Apple for the lack of transit directions, bugs that severely distort maps and more, which have all collectively rendered the app almost useless. Google Maps, recently launched in the App Store and, apparently, the need for a noteworthy alternative to Apple Maps was glaring - evident by the whopping 10 million (and counting) downloads the app has received since its debut on the App Store just 48 hours ago.

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Today Only: Get Every Single One of Halfbrick’s Games Free

It's been an incredible year, undoubtedly, for Australian-based developer, Halfbrick. The worry of gaining popularity is hardly an issue with the tons of chart-topping games that the developer already has under its extensive belt. In order to end the year on a good note, the studio has dropped the price of each and every one of its App Store titles to completely free - a twenty-four hour deal that seemingly appeared out of absolutely nowhere.

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Weekly App Store Gems – Gamer’s Edition

Every single day thousands of applications flood the the open doors of Apple's App Store. Some are genuinely good while others are trash that someone has created simply to squeeze a few bucks out of, which causes many of the deserving applications to slip under the view of a casual App Store user. Therefore, in order to shed light on these underrated applications, iPhone Alley has begun to highlight any hidden gems hiding within the arsenal of applications the App Store currently hosts. Whether you're the kind seeking a worthwhile game to waste some time, or you're in search of an intuitive utility that bests every other, these weekly guides are your ultimate resource for finding apps that have slipped under the general radar of App Store users.

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Weekly App Store Gems – Utilities Edition

Every single day thousands of applications flood the the open doors of Apple's App Store. Some are genuinely good while others are trash that someone has created simply to squeeze a few bucks out of, which causes many of the deserving applications to slip under the view of a casual App Store user. Therefore, in order to shed light on these underrated applications, iPhone Alley has begun to highlight any hidden gems hiding within the arsenal of applications the App Store currently hosts. Whether you're the kind seeking a worthwhile game to waste some time, or you're in search of an intuitive utility that bests every other, these weekly guides are your ultimate resource for finding apps that have slipped under the general radar of App Store users.

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Mini Dash App Review – Don’t Take the Cute Graphics Lightly

An app that certainly, without one slightest bit of doubt, passed under the radar of the average App Store gamer, Mini Dash ($0.99) is yet another thrilling adventure from well-known publisher, Chillingo. The availability of platformers for the iOS platform has expanded since the App Store's launch a few years ago, and, by this time, you can pretty much find one to suit any platformer-enthusiast's preference. Whether you're seeking a Metroidvania title with large levels and tons of exploration or you're looking for an arcade-styled game with short, quick levels demanding your endurance and patience, the App Store has it.

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Today Weather App Review – The Weather Utility We’ve All Been Waiting For

Too many weather apps exist on the App Store, all similar in most aspects and not enough differing to an extent that would make them worthwhile. While some are pleasantly informative in some areas, they're skimpy in others leaving the need for the total, ideal iOS weather utility a glaring one...until now. Thankfully, that need has been satisfied with Savvy Apps' newest addition to its App Store collection, Today Weather ($1.99).

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Jailbreak: Set Google Maps as Default App

The numerous issues with Apple's official Maps app since its introduction back with the launch of iOS 6 have rendered it almost impossible to use towards a user's overall benefit, for many. Thankfully, however, Google finally released an iPhone-compatible client for its Google Maps service. Dubbed just that, Google Maps is a very noteworthy alternative for your mapping requirements especially with Apple Maps' bugs in mind. The only problem? It can't be set as the default maps app of your choice. Unless you're jailbroken, that is...

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