This Weekend 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
Solar Walk [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Solar Walk is an interactive orrery that shows all planets and satellites of the solar system in their correct positions in real time.
NumPad Remote [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] NumPad Remote transforms your iPhone, iPod Touch or even your iPad into a wireless numeric pad for your Mac OS X computer.
Recordium - voice recorder [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $6.99] Recordium is a powerful yet elegant recording app designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Heroes : A Grail Quest [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Heroes : A Grail Quest is a turn-based strategy game in a fantasy world.
Deadlings [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $9.99] Death is lonely. He has zero friends on his FaceTome account and no one to hang out with.
Who Uses My WiFi? (WUMW) [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Who Uses My WiFi shows you exactly who is connected to your network and helps you create a safe password if you need to.
Q'ed - Netflix Queue Manager [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Q'ed - is an advanced Netflix Queue Manager for iPad, iPhone / iPod Touch.
Real Boxing [OS X; Now free, down from $1.99] Lace up your boots and grab your gloves, Real Boxing is back and now on the big screen!
SketchMaster [OS X; Now free, down from $9.99] Create sketch artworks (gray sketch, color sketch, color ink, color pencil ) from your digital photos.
Softmatic PhotoBatch [OS X; Now free, down from $0.99] Softmatic PhotoBatch is a useful tool for batch renaming and resizing photos.
New and Notable Apps
Little Moments™ by Fat Mum Slim [iOS Universal; $1.99] The Little Moments App brings you two apps in one: a super fun photo editor, as well as the perfect Photo A Day companion.
120 Sports [iOS Universal; Free] Introducing 120 Sports – the new way to experience sports.
Updates you don't want to miss
Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions [iOS Universal; Free] From useful and entertaining how-tos and hacks, to delicious recipes and outrageous inventions, Instructables is the place to explore, document, and share your creations. Version 2.0.50 brings the following changes:
- Redesigned for iOS 7
- iPad support
Toontales - Caillou, Busytown Mysteries [iOS Universal; Free] Toontales offers a growing collection of stories, games and educational activities based on your child's favorite shows. Version 2.0 brings the following changes:
- Introducing Toontales!
- New Caillou Toontales available
- New Toybox with toys, activities & Games (All Free for limited time)
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