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
Composite [iPad; Now free, down from $1.99] Composite allows you to remix your surroundings to create artistic compositions.
Foxcard pro & business card reader [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] FoxCard is the most professional card identification software ever, with outstanding identification technology and fastest identification speed
AppZilla 4 : 200 apps In 1! [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] AppZilla, the monster of the App Store, is BACK! With a whopping 200 apps inside, AppZilla is a must have for any iOS device!
Virtual City (Full) [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] If world domination is your thing, Virtual City is a great city simulator to get you started.
Virtual City HD (Full) [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] If world domination is your thing, Virtual City is a great city simulator to get you started.
New and Notable Apps
Lenka [iPhone; $2.99] Lenka is a remarkably simple yet powerful, dedicated black & white camera app developed in France by world renowned photographer Kevin Abosch.
Stronghold 3: The Campaigns [iPad; $4.99] Play as a feudal lord in the world's most amazing castle-construction set
Brush Color Pro [OS X; Free] Choose any image and Brush Color Pro will turn it to grayscale. Then, choose any part of the image to restore the original color. Beautifully modify your pictures and you can share with your friends.
Updates you don't want to miss
Instant Heart Rate - Heart Rate Monitor by Azumio [iPhone; $1.99] You DON'T need a dedicated heart rate monitor to get your pulse, download Instant Heart Rate today and use your camera's flash to see how healthy you are! Version 4.0 brings the following changes:
- new iOS7 design
- workout plans to help you build a healthier heart.
Mailbox [iOS Universal; Free] Mailbox is a completely redesigned inbox that makes email light, fast, and mobile-friendly.Version 2.0.3 brings the following changes:
- swipe and hold to manually create an Auto-swipe pattern
- Auto-swipe suggestions added to email view
- other Auto-swipe improvements
- attachment improvements
- various bug fixes
Day One [iOS Universal; $4.99] Version 1.14.1 brings the following changes:
- New: Tumblr sharing now supported in Publish.
- New: Train/metro icon for motion activity.
- Fixed: Eliminated crash when trying to use Publish features.
- Fixed: Deleted entries don't reappear in timeline when sync is disabled. (Note: There will still be some cases where deleted entries might reappear when using syncing, but this is by design to avoid accidental data loss.)
- Fixed: Improved search for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other multi-byte characters.
- Fixed timeline crashes.
- Fixed: Photos don't hide in landscape mode.
- Fixed: Performance improvements.
Periscope Pro [OS X; $24.99] With breakthrough features like Motion and Sound Activation, Automatic Setup for IP Cameras, and an In-App Clip Library, Periscope Pro introduces a powerful, new generation of surveillance apps for OSX. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- Audio-triggered recording
- Support for IP Cameras with automatic or manual setup
- New advanced clip library
- In-app clip viewer
- Timestamp option
- Audio recording option
- Extended range of recording options
- Extended range of Frames per Second options
- Optimized algorithms for lower resource use
- Sleek new interface design
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Software Updatesmore updates
- Apple Remote Desktop updated with Yosemite support
- OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates now available
- Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS channel comes to Apple TV
- Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new effects, tools, and more
- Parallels Access 2.5 released, adds file manager, computer-to-computer remote access
- The Google Translate iOS app is about to get a lot smarter