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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Brave Guardians TD [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Be prepared for an epic journey to defend your world against nasty fiends. This time you will take control of the brave guardians to lead them to the victory. Because Brave Guardians is not just another Tower Defense game!

Writer's Studio [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $4.99] Writer's Studio gives you the tools you need to create amazing personal eBooks & presentations. Fill your work with Text, Art & Graphics. Set Page Timing & Layout, perfect your Book, and Publish!

ClearWeather HD [iPad; Now free, down from $1.99] Cool weather station on the big screen. ClearWeather is the only app that shows you temperature by color so you don't even need to read the forecast! Plus enjoy a clear and intuitive interface.

Perfection! [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Perfection! is a game so beautifully simplistic in concept and design that you wouldn't believe it can be so complex, entertaining, challenging and addictive.

Air Scanner: Wireless Remote HD Document Camera and Overhead Projector Replacement [iPhone; Now free, down from $4.99] Easily present hard-copy materials from books, magazines, or physical objects as part of your lectures or meetings. Great for show and tell.

Sorceria 2: Sunken City [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Your team of heroes has been called to protect the researchers from the increasingly hostile sea creatures. However, not everything is as it seems in these ancient ruins. What's truly hidden within Lemuria? Can you solve the mystery of the Sunken City?

HD Cleaner [OS X; Now free, down from $2.99] Remove gigabytes from your hard drive in just one click. HD Cleaner helps you get rid of those useless files so you can have more room on your hard drive

New and Notable Apps

Cavesweeper [iOS Universal; $0.99] Reveal the soul gems of monsters in this addictive puzzle game inspired by Minesweeper, NetHack, and Diablo.

Diveo [iPhone; Free] Share videos quickly with friends and the world.

PlaceList [iPhone; Free] Create lists of places, search, sort, and tag them. Placelist uses Foursquare to get data about places so you can view their hours, price, location and tips all from within the list.

Noted Feed [iPhone; Free] Where should you eat? Just ask your friends with Noted, from American Express. It's the app foodies have been hungering for, and it's available to everyone in our New York, Chicago, Seattle and Phoenix launch cities.

WordTarget [OS X; $6.99] WordTarget is a Mac OS X app designed to help you stick to a writing goal.

Book Deals [OS X; Free] Book deals - is a place were you can find books that are on sale right now at iBook store.

Updates you don't want to miss

Fantastical 2 for iPhone [iPhone; $4.99] The award-winning, best-selling calendar app for iOS. Version 2.0.6 brings the following changes:

  • Fixed additional iOS 7.1 compatibility issues
  • Various fixes and improvements

Man at Arms TD: Pocket Edition [iPhone; Free] Man at Arms is the newest hit in TD strategy games! Play fast-paced action gaming with hundreds of units, then collect unique cards to increase the strength of your army! Version 1.3 brings the following changes:

  • 4 new campaign levels
  • New Prestiege levels for veteran players
  • 6 new monsters with unique powers
  • 24 new cards
  • Dozens of new power upgrades
  • Hundreds of new card modifications
  • Improved Game Center PvP
  • Improved graphics
  • Plus approximately 7,523,523 balance tweaks and bug squashings! :)

Airmail [OS X; $1.99] Airmail was designed from the ground to retain the same experience with a single or multiple accounts and provide a quick, modern and easy-to-use user experience. Version 1.3.3 brings the following changes:

  • New MultiMarkdown, drag and drop EML, New Flat quote visualisation
  • New FTP attachments, Flags Menu
  • Fixed Search Disappearing cursor, Fixed URL LINK glitch

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