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App updates you don't want to miss - January 9, 2014 edition

It has been a busy few weeks in the App Store with a bunch of app updates landing on iOS and OS X. Grab a cup of joe and check out our list of notable updates from the past few weeks! You can also follow them on a rolling basis on our website.

iOS Apps

  • Assassin's Creed Pirates[iOS Universal; Category: Games; $4.99] Become one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean in this exclusive Assassin's Creed adventure on smartphones and tablets! Version 1.1. allows you to discover the mythical Nassau, a new playground, featuring 10 new secondary missions and 12 new treasures!

  • Alien Hive [iOS Universal; Category: Games; Free] Swipe tiles to make matches, combine eggs to hatch cute baby aliens, and then help them fully evolve into Supreme Aliens. Version 3.0 improves game balance, revamps the boost system and allows you to level up and increase the power of Supreme Aliens.

  • Camera+ [iPhone; Category: Photography & Video; $1.99] Camera+ will make you love taking photos on your iPhone. Version 5.0.1 is a stability release that improves the performance of Clarity and Clarity Pro. It also fixes some crashes in the app and the API.

  • Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $9.99] Hero or villain, savior or conqueror... you alone will determine the destiny of the entire galaxy. Version 1.1.1 adds support for the iPad, widescreen play on the iPhone and improved lighting and graphics.

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $6.99] Rockstar Games brings its biggest release to mobile yet with a vast open-world covering the state of San Andreas and its three major cities. Version 1.0.1 adds updated controller mappings on supported controllers and fixes for annoying crashes.

  • GoodReader for iPad [iPad; Category: Productivity; $4.99] GoodReader® is the super-robust PDF reader for iPad. Version 3.20.0 overhauls the app with a new look for iOS 7 and new or improved features like colored tagging and a background audio player.

  • GoodReader for iPhone [iPhone; Category: Productivity; $4.99] GoodReader® is the super-robust PDF reader for iPhone. Version 3.20.0 overhauls the app with a new look for iOS 7 and new or improved features like colored tagging and a background audio player.

  • Plex [iOS Universal; Category: Entertainment; $4.99] Version 3.3.3 adds new higher quality settings for recent iOS devices and a handful of bug fixes.

  • Fantastical 2 [iPhone; Category: Productivity; $1.99] With its powerful natural language event and reminder creation, DayTicker, calendar, and week view, Fantastical 2 is the fastest and friendliest scheduling app you'll ever use. Version 2.0.4 improves the navigation within the app, adds support for bold text accessibility option and improves the reliability of App Icon Badge.

  • Screens VNC [iOS Universal; Category: Utilities; $19.99] Screens is a beautiful, yet powerful Screen Sharing and VNC client that lets you connect back to your Mac, Windows or Linux PC. Version 3.1.7 improves performance with AirPlay (no more crashing).

  • Terraria [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $4.99] Adventure to the ends of the earth, and defeat villainous bosses along the way. The world is your canvas. Version 1.1.7 adds support for the new Logitech PowerShell Controller.

  • Maxthon [iOS Universal; Category: Utilities; Free] Maxthon Cloud Browser is the world's fastest & smartest mobile web browser. Version 4.5.0 adds a new iOS 7-compatible design, a new start page, a customized news feed timeline and more.

OS X Apps

  • Collective [OS X; Category: Utilities; $0.99] Meet Collective. Clipboard history for your Mac. Done right. Version 2.0 adds a handful of new features including favorites, shortcuts, a detail bar, a menu bar and performance refinements.

  • Baby Monitor 3G [OS X; Category: Lifestyle; $4.99] A video and audio baby monitor for any Mac and iOS device. Version 2.0 now allows your Mac to work as the baby station in your child's room.

  • Droplr [OS X; Category: Productivity; Free] Drag anything to Droplr's icon in your menubar and Droplr will give you a short handy link that you can share with your friends, family, and co-workers. Version 3.5.0 adds Droplr Draw, a quick screen shot annotation tool to mark up your screenshots with arrows, shapes, and text, before you share them. Droplr is also now a paid service.



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It has been a busy few weeks in the App Store with a bunch of app updates landing on iOS and OS X. Grab a cup of joe and check out our...