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Best new mobile apps for iOS, Android: Lumosity, MediaFire, more

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Each week, Digital Spy rounds up the biggest mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. This week's highlights include free brain training for iPhone and iPad users and 50GB free cloud storage for Android fans through the MediaFire application.

iOS

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Stickr
Price: £1.49
Publisher: Bucket Labs
With Instagram supposedly falling out of favour with many users, the stage is set for rival photo services to rise to prominence. Bucket Labs' Stickr offers a set of comprehensive photo filters for altering the mood and tone of pictures, but it's more of a fun alternative to the leading photography apps.

The application's headline feature is the ability to create your own custom stickers to decorate your photographs. There are 110 to choose from, spanning 5 basic categories and we wouldn't bet against more being added through future updates. Facebook and Twitter integration facilitates easy sharing so you can show off your wacky creations to the world.

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Lumosity Mobile
Price: Free
Publisher: Lumos Labs
The human mind is a muscle that needs exercise as much as any other, and you can give yours the daily workout it so craves with Lumosity Mobile. Designed by leading neuroscientists, Lumos Labs' free app is a quick and fun way to improve your memory and attention span.

With regular sessions users have reported improved memory, sharper attention, faster thinking and enhanced problem-solving. Lumosity Mobile does essentially the same job as mainstream brain training video games, and it won't cost you a penny.

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Orange AFCON, South Africa 2013
Price: Free
Publisher: Netco Sports
The carnival of football that is the Africa Cup of Nations is under way in South Africa, and with this official application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, you won't miss a single kick from one of the sport's most vibrant competitions.

Netco Sports' companion app features live matchday pages with text commentary, statistics, lineups and more. Video highlights are available from midnight each evening, as well as archived information from past tournaments and a managerial mini-game sponsored by Pepsi. This content-rich app is a must for anyone looking to get the most out of this year's competition.

Android

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MediaFire
Price: Free
Publisher: MediaFire
Cloud storage service MediaFire has finally found its way to Android devices in native app form, and it was certainly worth waiting for 50GB of free digital locker space. DropBox and Google Cloud have the cloud sector well catered for, but none of the market leaders offer anywhere near as much storage space, at least not for free.

MediaFire is ideal for hosting music and video files as well as documents and photographs when your on-board memory hits its capacity. Features such as file and folder syncing are currently absent, but may be included in a future update. Whether or not that will also be free depends on how generous those folks at MediaFire really are.

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Facebook Pages Manager
Price: Free
Publisher: Facebook
Facebook isn't just a networking service for individuals. Scores of businesses and other organisations rely on it as a means of engaging with their customers and fans, but managing multiple accounts can be something of a headache.

Facebook Pages Manager is geared towards page admins with multiple profiles to juggle, allowing them to pick up notifications immediately, view and reply to private messages without the inconvenience of signing in and out, and post updates in quick succession. Mobile is a key part of Facebook's market strategy, so don't expect this to be the last Android app we see from them.

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GroupVox
Price: Free
Publisher: GroupVox, Inc
While we're on the subject of the world's largest social network, how would you like the option to turn your Android device into a Facebook walkie-talkie? GroupVox is a free app that does just that, enabling users to hold voice conversations with groups of people from their friends list.

GroupVox supports more than just live chatter. Users can leave voice messages for offline friends to pick up when they log back in. The service works over both WiFi and data networks and includes cross-platform support, so you can even communicate with iPhone owners, unless you're one of those Android fans who refuses to fraternise with the Apple brigade.

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