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New and notable apps for October 7, 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

  • Frax [iPhone; Category: Entertainment; $1.99] Frax raises the fractal in 3D height, uses complex color gradients to smoothly tint and shade them, adds two light sources for glossy reflections and infinitely scaleable chaotic textures.

  • Frax HD [iPad; Category: Entertainment; $3.99] Frax raises the fractal in 3D height, uses complex color gradients to smoothly tint and shade them, adds two light sources for glossy reflections and infinitely scaleable chaotic textures.

  • Machines at War 3 [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $6.99] The creators of the mega hit real time strategy game Land Air Sea Warfare bring you their newest heart pounding action packed RTS, Machines at War 3.

  • Dead Man's Draw [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $1.99] Draw cards, win gold, and unlock exciting new adventures in this addictively fun game of chance and skill.

  • The Cave [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $4.99] Descend into the mysterious depths of The Cave in this adventure game from Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions.

  • Transport Tycoon [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $6.99] Take control of your own fledgling transport company, and use your engineering skill and business acumen to keep cargo and passengers moving - and keep the money rolling in!

  • LEVEL 22 [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $3.99] Gary's been late for work, and he could be fired if he's spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he'll have to prove he's smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors between him and his office without being seen.

  • Virtual ANS [iOS Universal; Category: Music; $5.99] Virtual ANS is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS - photoelectronic microtonal/spectral musical instrument created by Russian engineer Evgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958.

  • Gunner Z [iOS Universal; Category: Games; Free] Take your fleet of customized "AC-HMV" armored assault trucks into a city overrun by an undead army.

  • Cube Synth [iPad; Category: Music; $9.99] Cube Synth is a groundbreaking new software instrument giving you the power and flexibility of additive synthesis together with easy editing and morphing capabilities.

  • EMPIRE: The Deck Building Strategy Game [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $2.99] EMPIRE introduces the world's first "Deck-Building 4X Strategy Game". EMPIRE is a quick, easy-to-learn yet difficult to master strategy/tactics game.

New OS X Apps

  • Capo 3 [OS X; Category: Music; $29.99] apo 3 is a revolutionary tool that helps you learn the music in your iTunes library. By slowing your music, automatically detecting chords and quickly generating guitar tablature using the detailed spectrogram, Capo 3's award-winning capabilities let you learn to play your songs faster than ever.

  • Report Assistant [OS X; Category: Education; $3.99] Report Assistant is a great and versatile tool for any teacher. As important as your subject specific knowledge, the assistant will help you during one of the most arduous time of the year.

  • picatext [OS X; Category: Productivity; $3.99] You need to get the text out of an image or from anywhere on your screen? With picatext this is as easy as selecting a file or a screen area.

  • PocketCAS for Mathematics [OS X; Category: Education; $9.99] PocketCAS is a very advanced mathematics application for your Mac. It can help you with any kind of math problem, from elementary school all the way up to calculus, algebra and statistics.

  • SoHo [OS X; Category: Music; Free] That's exactly how easily you can use SoHo, the minimal music app. Control music from iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and Radium in an amazingly easy way.

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