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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

Microtrip [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Microtrip is a physics arcade game set inside the body of a strange creature. Its unique soft-body physics and the procedural generated levels make the game different and challenging every time you play.

Simple Transfer Pro [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Simple Transfer Pro is the easiest way of transferring your Photos and Videos to computer and other iOS devices wirelessly. No need for cable, iTunes or extra softwares on your computer.

Dark Slash [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] A game burning your blood! Brandish your light saber and slash crowds of demons in this dark pixel world!

Atlas by Collins™ [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] See the world in context with Atlas by Collins™ through nine themed globes.

Food Fight iOS [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] In Food Fight iOS players recruit fighting entrees and side dishes to build a battling meal for the ultimate food fight.

New and Notable Apps

birdStepper [iPad; $4.99] Tired of the same old sounds? Yeah, us too - so we created birdStepper for iPad. birdStepper provides you endless new musical possibilities by making time-synced effect automation fast and simple.

Locko [OS X; Now free, down from $9.99] Locko is a beautiful and easy-to-use password manager and file vault.

Updates you don't want to miss

Storehouse [iPad; Free] Combine photos, videos, and text to meaningfully document your experiences. Publish your stories for friends and followers, or share them by email, Facebook, or Twitter. Version 1.3 brings the following changes:

  • Create Conversations: Comment on stories you enjoy, and get to know other members of the community. Tap the comment icon to view and participate in conversations.
  • Find Friends: Find and follow people you know from Facebook and Twitter. Go to Search to connect your accounts and see friends.
  • Fixed a bug with incorrectly rotated images
  • Other bug fixes and UI enhancements

Plague Inc. [iOS Universal; $0.99] Can you infect the world? Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation. Version 1.8 brings the following changes:

  • "Mega-Brutal" difficulty
  • Mega new Cheat Modes – 3 new cheat modes are added which will all give you very different Plague Inc. experiences.
  • Use cheats on any plague type (and even combine different cheat modes!)
  • New Scenarios – 4 new scenarios give players brand new challenges from infecting the world with a 30,000 year old virus through to surviving in a world with artificial organs
  • New events and achievements
  • Performance improvements for all devices
  • Minor game balance / AI improvements / bug fix

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