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Gyro: A spin of the wheel

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The Gyro app is a deceptively difficult game that puts players in charge of a spinning wheel with red, yellow and blue sections under barrage from a never-ending stream of smaller primary-colored balls.

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This deceptively difficult game puts players in charge of a spinning wheel with red, yellow and blue sections under barrage from a never-ending stream of smaller primary-colored balls. The objective is to always catch an incoming ball with its corresponding section on the wheel. This is not as easy as it sounds.

Users have to move quickly to pivot the wheel into the right direction or risk losing energy — and the game. The developers have also thrown in a couple of curveballs, such as incoming missiles that can seriously hurt you and “power-ups” that can give you a little bit of help. For a bigger challenge, the game also offers time attack and “hard-core modes,” though you’ll have to be a seasoned player before you can try your hand at those. Free for Android devices; 99 cents for iOS and BlackBerry.

RealPlayer Cloud: Sharing made simple

Sharing video can be a surprisingly difficult and nerve-wracking process, particularly if not every one of your friends and relatives uses the same device as you do. It’s fairly easy, actually, to share video between iOS users, or between Android users, but going across platforms is a pain. RealNetworks is taking its multimedia know-how and applying it to video storage and sharing. The RealPlayer Cloud app works across multiple platforms — mobile, PC and Web — and makes it so that any video can play on any of those devices. If users have a Roku streaming box, the videos will even show up on the television. Syncing between devices is very quick, as is uploading, and users never have to think twice about conversion software.

The app is tied to RealNetworks’ cloud video service, which offers free storage up to 2 GB and then bigger storage plans starting from $4.99 per month. Free to download for Android devices, iOS devices and the Roku streaming box.

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The Gyro app is a deceptively difficult game that puts players in charge of a spinning wheel with red, yellow and blue sections under barrage from a never-ending stream of smaller primary-colored balls.

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