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Jun 08, 2013, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Vine (Free): Twitter's app for shooting and sharing "beautiful, looping videos" was released earlier in the week, and is already well past 500k downloads on the Google Play store. As on iPhone, it's focused on clips of up to six seconds, which can be shared on Vine's own social network, as well as parent company Twitter. Fleksy Beta (

Free): On iPhone, the Fleksy virtual-keyboard app has won plenty of praise. Now it's trying its hand on Android, where there's a lot more established competition from the likes of SwiftKey and Swype. The emphasis is on simplicity: a stripped-down keyboard with "an auto-correct engine that actually works". Signup for its beta happens through the Fleksy Google+ page.

Final Fantasy IV (£10.99): Publisher Square Enix is busily porting its vintage Final Fantasy games to smartphones and tablets, with Final Fantasy IV the latest to get spruced up for modern devices. The 1991 game has been accurately ported across, with additional voice acting, a blank dungeons map, and "visibly apparent emotional changes" for the characters. Which is always handy.

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