Flappy Bird creator’s new game shoots up charts

Six swing coptersmonths after pulling down his phenomenally successful app “Flappy Bird” from app stores, the Vietnamese developer behind the viral hit has a new hit game in stores—and there are signs it might be every bit as addictive to gamers as his first.

“Swing Copters” hit both the Apple and Google app stores Thursday morning and is already garnering high praise from critics and players. It’s moving up the charts at a phenomenal pace, too. As of 2 p.m. ET, the game was already the 47th most popular app in all of Apple’s store—and the 12th most popular game.

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10 apps to boost your career

People career boosting appslooking to change or improve their employment situation spend thousands of dollars on career coaches and specialists. What many don’t realize, though, is that one of the best aids to help you get ahead is sitting right in your pocket.

Just as the smartphone and tablet have disrupted so many industries, they’ve changed how we find, advance and change our careers. Whether you need help networking, preparing for a big interview or dusting off your résumé, there are apps out there that can help you do it.

Here are 10 essentials if you’re looking to climb up the next rung of the career ladder.

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The 10 best apps for road warriors

Phones road warriorand tablets are critical accessories for today’s business traveler. Beyond their obvious communications functionality, they’ve become mobile offices, accounting departments and travel assistants.

The fast-paced evolution of the mobile world is regularly changing the game, and there is an ever expanding library of apps that make life on the road significantly easier and more efficient—and simpler to navigate unfamiliar towns. We’ve dug up 10 apps that no business traveler should be without.

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Candy Crush Saga creator’s stock gets crushed on first day of trading

King.com king-stockmight have conquered the world with its addictive app Candy Crush Saga, but when it comes to Wall Street, the company’s looking more like a court jester.

Shares of the developer began trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday morning following weeks of anticipation, but they quickly nosedived.

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Apple, Google yank controversial plastic surgery game aimed at kids

Apple plastic-surgery-app-pulledand Google have both pulled a controversial plastic surgery ‘game’ aimed at children from their app stores after a hailstorm of criticism.

Plastic Surgery for Barbie (on iOS) and Plastic Surgery (on Android) were both removed from the storefronts this week. The games encouraged children to perform plastic surgery on an overweight girl the games described as “ugly.”

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The best financial apps of 2014

The best financial appsmarket for professional money managers isn’t going away anytime soon, but as the mobile industry becomes more sophisticated, apps are starting to handle some of the heavy lifting.

That’s a good thing, too, since Americans on the whole are woefully bad at managing their finances. A study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Investor Education Foundation found that 19 percent of Americans are spending more money then they make. Meanwhile, the FINRA Foundation’s “State-by-State Financial Capability Survey,” which surveyed more than 25,000 respondents, found that 56 percent don’t have enough tucked away to cover three months of unanticipated financial emergencies.

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What’s President Obama’s favorite game app?

President obama-scrabbleBarack Obama’s got game. Video game, that is.

In a discussion with Barbara Walters right before the holiday, the POTUS (along with First Lady Michelle Obama) broke away from the issues of the day and discussed what they like to do during their downtime. Turns out, they use the iPad to play a game.

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