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New and notable apps for iOS and OS X - October 1, 2013

It's always busy in the App Store with a never-ending flood of new apps landing on iOS and OS X. Take a few minutes and check out our list of stand-out titles from the past few weeks! If that's not enough, you can also follow our ongoing coverage of new apps as they are released.

New iOS Apps

  • Polychord Mini [iPhone; Category: Music; $1.99] Polychord, the award-winning music app for beginners and experts alike now fits in your hand. Used in the studio by world-class bands to help write songs, polychord plays along while you discover interesting chord progressions and melodies.
  • NBA 2K14 [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $7.99] With more than 38 Sports Game of the Year and "Best Of" mentions last year on console, 2K14 is set to rule the virtual hardwood on iOS.

  • Arctic ProSynth [iPad; Category: Music; $9.99] Arctic Pro Synthesizer / Vocoder is a modern subtractive synthesizer.

  • Lost Echo [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $2.99] In this indie adventure game you explore fully 3d environments using an intuitive point and click interface.Solve puzzles, explore, play minigames, interact with numerous characters and find out what really happened to Chloe!

  • Drop That Candy HD [iPad; Category: Games; $2.99] Match and eat your way through 60 delicious and engaging sweet physics puzzles!

  • Drop That Candy [iPad; Category: Games; $2.99] Match and eat your way through 60 delicious and engaging sweet physics puzzles!

  • Facetune for iPad [iPad; Category: Photography & Video; $3.99] Facetune for iPad gives every user the ability to create high-end portraits, with intuitive, powerful tools previously reserved for the pros.

  • Pocket Trains [iOS Universal; Category: Games; Free] Manage and grow multiple railroads by hauling important cargo around the world. Collect parts to construct all the different train types from Steamers to Diesels, and complete daily events to unlock special trains beyond imagination.

  • Cat on a Diet [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $0.99] Soft, fluffy, and a little on the chunky side - the podgy pussycat Dr. Meow can't stop munching on delicious cookies and needs your help getting his greedy little paws on more.

  • Trouserheart [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $2.99] Get up from the throne and defeat Blockolds, Tentacles, Derp Knights, Jelly Cubes, and other peculiar adversaries! The King needs his pants back.

  • gMusic 2 [iOS Universal; Category: Music; $1.99] gMusic 2 has been recreated especially for iOS 7 and Google Play All Access.

  • Trace 2 [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $2.99] The sequel to 2008's hit puzzle platformer is finally here! Trace 2 features eight brand new worlds to explore and tons of new gameplay mechanics to discover.

  • PDFpen Scan+ with OCR, PDF text export [iOS Universal; Category: Business; $4.99] With PDFpen Scan+, use your iPhone or iPad to scan and OCR multi-page documents to create searchable PDFs. Scan directly with your iPhone or iPad camera.

  • Velocity – Speed Reader [iPhone; Category: Productivity; $2.99] Read faster than ever before, one word at a time. Speed read articles from the Web, Instapaper, and Pocket at superhuman speeds.

  • Todo 7 -The ORIGINAL To-Do Task List [iOS Universal; Category: Productivity; $4.99] Todo 7 is the world's first, and one of the most popular, powerful, and award-winning to-do list and task manager iOS apps ever-now OPTIMIZED for iOS 7.

  • Shade° [iPhone; Category: Weather; $1.99] Shade gives you a clear, structured and understandable overview of the day ahead. It presents weather in a concise way, while keeping every screenful as unique as the weather it represents.

New OS X Apps

  • Simplenote [OS X; Category: Productivity; Free] Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas and more. Your notes stay in sync with all your devices for free.

  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North [OS X; Category: Games; $29.99] In the battle for Middle-earth, a new Fellowship is born.

  • Clipitto [OS X; Category: Productivity; Free] Take a screenshot or drop any file on the menubar icon. Clipitto will automatically upload it to your Dropbox account and instantly place a link into your clipboard for quick sharing.

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