What's new on the App Store: Superfly, Bejeweled Stars, and accessibility apps

This week's new apps begin with Superfly, which lets you hangout with your friends on live video. A&E has launched HISTORY Vault, which lets you dive deep into great stories from history. Lumi News is an app that learns what news you're interested in, tuning your results over time. Finally, iAnnotate 4 has been released, adding support for the iPhone, along with iPad Pro multitasking.

Games this week start with Bejeweled Stars, a new match-3 title from Electronic Arts. From the developers of Alphabear comes Bushido Bear, a new action game that sees you defend a forest from malevolent invaders. In Puzzlepops, you're challenged to complete over 100 candy-themed puzzles. Also check out Caterzillar, a new platforming game that puts you in the role of a caterpillar.

The App Store is highlighting apps that make iPhones and iPads more accessible to everyone. There are apps vision like TapTapSee, or for hearing, like ReSound Smart. There are even apps to help you make your home more accessible using Siri and HomeKit.

Check back next week for more new apps and games from the App Store, and remember to check out this week's Free App of the Week.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

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  • Oh, and the Google Keyboard, or "Gboard." One area Android absolutely obliterates iOS* is trace typing. Google Keyboard can't be beat. And now it, or some semblance of it, is on iOS as well. Time to play catch up. Now I don't know how hunting and pecking is. The Apple keyboard impressed me when I tried it out on the iPhone 5s. But I don't hunt and peck. Curious to see if the Apple keyboard itself gets trace typing. SwiftKey is not that good at it. Microsoft's WordFlow is pretty good, but its censor is too strict. It gets points for style, though. "Gboard" makes for a good initial release. (*I switched to an iPhone 6s almost four weeks ago. I don't regret it, and I definitely don't mean to ruffle any feathers, but facts are facts... and I looked both ways before I crossed the street, and I'm still here.)