We’ve got a pair of messaging apps for you today, each with a different application. Up first on today’s Apps Worth Downloading column is TinCan, a short-range messaging app that specifically lets you send messages over a single local network, rather than the Internet. Following that is Hoot, a video messaging service that keeps the shooting and sending part of the process as easy as possible. Finally, over in the games department is Meltdown, a touch-based top-down arcade shooter that sports a cover system and other interesting features.
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