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

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

Globo [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] All these questions easily have an answer with Globo, a stunning world clock with a gorgeous feature-rich yet easy to use interface.

Contra: EvolutionHD [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99] Contra is the international title for Gryzor and Probotector. You will find Contra to be... a real BLAST from the Past.

Contra: Evolution [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Contra is the international title for Gryzor and Probotector. You will find Contra to be... a real BLAST from the Past.

MocaDeco - Visual Creator [iPhone; Free] MocaDeco sports a unique variety of typefaces and decorations, which makes personalizing photos effortless.

Toy Defense 3: Fantasy [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Toy Defense 3: Fantasy! Wage war against hideous goblins and terrifying dragons! The most epic magical battle of all time is waiting for YOU!

Toy Defense 3: Fantasy HD [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] Toy Defense 3: Fantasy! Wage war against hideous goblins and terrifying dragons! The most epic magical battle of all time is waiting for YOU!

New and Notable Apps

iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition [iOS Universal; $4.99] Guide your favorite baseball team to glory! Out of the Park Baseball, the most realistic and best-selling baseball management game ever created, is now available for iOS as a brand new 2014 version.

Sparkle Unleashed [iOS Universal; Free] Unleash the orbs and light the fire in Sparkle Unleashed!

Unimpossible [iOS Universal; $1.99] Unpossible will test your skills, your reflexes, and even your memory. It will make you smile. It will probably make you scream.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [iPad; Free] In Hearthstone, you play the hero in a fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy.

Updates you don't want to miss

PDFpen Scan+ with OCR [iOS Universal; $4.99] With PDFpen Scan+, use your iPhone or iPad to scan and OCR multi-page documents to create searchable PDFs. Version 1.3 brings the following changes:

  • Updated for iOS 7, which is now required
  • Enhanced user interface and usability
  • Adds "Receipt" and "Custom" paper sizes
  • Preview OCR text as page overlay
  • New scan cropping features improve precision and ease of use
  • Effortless multi-page scans
  • Improved OCR accuracy and OCR text layout
  • New page rotation animations
  • Post-process cropping and image adjustments for smoother workflow
  • New page badges show unprocessed images

Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous [iOS Universal; $2.99] Return to a world of fast-paced, tilt-only arcade action! Version 1.2.5 brings the following changes:

  • Tilt to Live 2 just received its first content update! The new Brimstone Pinball mode throws players into a malevolent pinball machine, where every bumper is armed to the teeth and out to destroy you.

Photos+: The best way to manage all your photos [iPhone; $2.99] Photos+ can replace the built-in Photos app for viewing, organizing, and sharing your pictures. Version 1.1 brings the following changes:

  • Dropbox support! You asked for it and now you've got it.
  • Secret Pug Picture!

Skitch ;iFree] Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up with simple tools, and send it on in an instant. Version 3.1.1 brings the following changes:

  • Updated share screen with a new look and features
  • Easily share marked up images with meeting attendees
  • New sharing favorites remember your most frequent sharing destinations
  • Adding a caption is now done from the share screen
  • New preview image on your share screen
  • The text tool now wraps, and the wrap points can be adjusted while editing text
  • PDF markup functionality can now be purchased in app
  • Added an option in Settings to auto-save every image to your Photos when you share to an other service.
  • Added the ability to rotate an image
  • Lots of bug fixes and improved stability

Pic Collage [iOS Universal; Free] PicCollage allows you to create amazing collages using your photos, fun stickers, text with cool fonts and frames. Version 4.9.25 brings the following changes:

  • iOS7 redesign for in-app icons and buttons
  • enter PicCollage contests on the Explore page!
  • share your collages to other apps
  • free Easter stickers!

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