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

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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

Blockado Mountain [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] BLOCKADO - Mountain: The quest to become a puzzle mastermind continues!

Burn The Corn [iPhone; Now free, down from $2.99] Casual and fun game play can serve to relieve your daily stress!

PicturePimp [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Turn any picture into a hilarious video with just a few taps!

BeatPad [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Do it for fun or for money. Either way, when you make music, make it great. BeatPad gives you greatness at your fingertips.

Devil Shard [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Devil Shard is a retro style match-3 RPG. You play as a hero who needs to stop a war caused by the emperor.

Nihilumbra [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse.

New and Notable Apps

Gnumz: Masters of Defense HD TD [iOS Universal; $2.99] An enemy army is at our gates! Lead the defense!

Noti [OS X; Free] Noti allows you to receive desktop notifications from web applications.

Switcher [OS X; $2.99] Switcher is a powerful application switcher for OS X which gives you more information, more functionality and more customization than the built-in application switcher.

Updates you don't want to miss

Google Play Music [iPhone; Free] Google Play Music makes it easy to discover, play and share the music you love, anywhere Version 1.3.0.2190 brings the following changes:

  • New: Gapless playback
  • New: Download subscribed playlists
  • New: View current downloaded music
  • Improved: Listen now recommendations and the ability to dismiss them
  • Fixed: Loading of music library after update
  • Fixed: Various bugs leading to crashes

My Wonderful Days : Daily Journal/Diary [OS X; $9.99] My Wonderful Days is a diary you can easily write on. Full of analog features, fully supporting iCloud. Version 1.3.3 brings the following changes:

  • FIX : PDF Export issues
  • More entries per day!: Now write separately on your wonderful days & nights.
  • Restoring made better: Now you can directly add your restored backup on your existing journal.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Cmd-N for new entry, Cmd-E to edit, Cmd-S to save when writing
  • & lots of other improvements

MarsEdit [OS X; $39.99] The best way to write, preview, and publish your blog. Version 3.6.5 brings the following changes:

  • Restore functionality for Flickr after recent API changes
  • Fix a crash that could occur on some systems while trying to locate the Growl framework
  • Fix a bug where blank document windows were sometimes opened upon launching

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