Best Android apps this week

Check out the tastiest Android sweeties dug out from the Google Play treats jar this week

Wave Control £Free

Play, pause and skip your music with a wave of the hand over your Android phone's proximity sensor and pretend it's 2030. Wave Control might be hit and miss – like we found the similar Mac app Flutter – but it's free and the developers are working to make it compatible with more handsets.

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Shark Dash 69p

Navigate your sharks and other bath-toys round this kid-friendly physics puzzler and join hordes of other people who've downloaded this cheap and cheerful cartoon-style game.

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AfterFocus £Free

It might not quite be a Lytro camera but AfterFocus is gunning for Instagram's effects crown with background blur effects to bring the foreground of your snaps into focus after you've taken it. Also includes the obligatory roster of filters.

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Ultimate Special FX £Free

If you've been mooning over the iOS Action Movie FX app, you'll be glad to know you can get Michael-Bay-in-a-can with this fun effects app. Blow stuff up and dodge wrecked cars all from the comfort of your handset's screen.

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WordCam £1.24

And if you get bored of effects, 'special' or otherwise, you can always throw words into the mix as you muck about with images on your phone. WordCam uses photos and fonts to create cool typographic art that you can share with friends or just stick as your background. Really being creative is just too much hard work.

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