You can play FIFA on your phone. But the best mobile games are ones that were developed especially for the platform. Games like Alto's Adventure. This endless runner is endlessly engaging, with crisp visuals, addicting gameplay, and a fun story that sees you and your snowboard crossing an alpine wilderness, rescuing llamas, and outwitting pesky mountain elders. It also boasts original music and audio, and costs only two bucks. Buy it, throw on your headphones, and enjoy.
Somebody should really go to Wacom HQ and make sure everyone's okay. Built by former Apple engineers, Astropad turns your iPad into a Retina-screened drawing tablet. The app supports most styluses and any app, is color-corrected to match what's on your Mac's screen, and offers customizable shortcuts. Thanks to proprietary network technology with less than half the lag of AirPlay, it also works both wirelessly and over USB, giving you the flexibility to setup your work environment however you like.
Long articles are great. But they require time. If you want something to read that doesn't require a drink and a comfortable chair, try Short. This slick reading app connects to apps like Pocket, Instapaper, and Readability, then sorts through your lists to group articles by reading time, letting you select an article that's both interesting and fits into the time frame you have available. Sure beats spending five minutes browsing useless Facebook status updates.
Favorite sketch. Fruitless searches on YouTube. Frustration with all things NBC. No more. The SNL app is here to give you access to the show's 40-year library of sketches and shorts with as little friction as possible. You can search clips, browse by season, episode, or cast member, get recommendations based on your viewing history, and even install an SNL-themed emoji keyboard to remind friends and family just how uncomfortably androgynous Pat really was.