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New iOS App Allows You to Make Animated Gifs of Your Friends

Stryke is a new app which allows you to turn videos into .gifs and share them via iMessage or on social networking sites such as Facebook. The official App Store description claims Stryke is "an app to troll your friends," but I'm not exactly sure what that means. However, it does seem like a fun app for fans of Vine and Snapchat who are looking for something new to play with.

Stryke: Troll your friends

Stryke works by allowing you to create animated images from videos on your Photo app. You can use already existing videos on your camera roll or create new ones using the app's Vine-like video tool. The app also allows you to add "witty" captions and music to your creations before you share them.

Six iOS Apps to Help You Keep Track of the Sochi Winter Olympics

Here's a quick look at some of the 2014 Winter Olympic apps available for iOS devices. You can also find a list of Apple recommended apps and music in the new Sochi 2014 section of the App Store.

2014 Team USA Road to Sochi: Free (Requires iOS 4.3 or later)

2014 Winter Olympics Apps

The official Team USA companion app features daily updates, and a special “cheer” button to send personal messages to athletes via Facebook and Twitter. You can also access the Team USA shop to buy officially licensed gear.

Free iOS App of the Week: Spark Camera

Apple has named Spark Camera its Free App of the Week. The iPhone photography app will be free to download from the App Store until next Thursday when a new app will take its place. Last week's free app, for example, was Pac-Man.

Spark Camera

Spark Camera allows you to create short HD videos by filming short clips or "Sparks" and editing them together. You can then add existing video, photos and music from your library to spruce up your Spark creations. The app also features several filters and the ability to share your videos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, iMessage, or email.

Fitbit Announces MobileTrack for iPhone 5s Users

Fitbit announced today at CES that its MobileTrack feature is now available for iPhone 5s owners. The new addition to the free Fitbit iOS app allows iPhone 5s users to their track basic health and fitness activity.

Fitbit MobileTrack

MobileTrack taps into the M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5s and helps owners keep track of their steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, plus more. The app also allows users to take advantage of Fitbit's in-app social and motivational features by allowing them to see their personal achievements with easy to use graphs and charts.

“We know there are many ways consumers like to track their fitness and want to enable as many people as possible to get the benefits of Fitbit activity tracking – and now anyone with an iPhone 5s can also download and use the Fitbit app,” said James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit.

Fox to Live-Stream Super Bowl for Free

Fox Sports has announced that it will be live-streaming Super Bowl XLVIII and all of the NFC playoff games online, though according to Variety, only the Super Bowl will be available for free. iOS users will be able to stream the game with the FOX Sports GO app.

FOX Sports GO

Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII, which is being played at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, will begin at 6:30 PM EST on Sunday February 2nd. The broadcast will include the half time show featuring Bruno Mars, and will be freely available at


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