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
Symmetrain [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Choose your train and spot all differences as quickly as you can while driving from train station to train station. But be aware, every mistake delays your train until it disappears out of view.
Assassin's Creed Pirates [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $94.99] Become one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean in this exclusive Assassin's Creed adventure on smartphones and tablets!
Timer Flo Pro - Time Anything [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $90.99] Set an unlimited number of your own Timers.
New and Notable Apps
Hook'd - Video Music Messaging [iPhone; Free] Hook'd is a social music app that turns the camera on your voice.
Capo Touch [iOS Universal; $4.99] Quite simply the best and only app you need to learn how to play a song.
Urban Trial Freestyle [iOS Universal; $1.99] Take to the streets on your freestyle trials bike and use the urban landscape to pull off spectacular tricks.
Hellraid: The Escape [iOS Universal; $2.99] Hellraid: The Escape is a visually stunning action-adventure game with free updates, no in-app purchases or pay-to-win elements!
ListBook - Lists Done Right [OS X; $6.99] Lists, things to do or to remember - with ListBook and its elegant user interface, creating as many lists as you want is a breeze.
Updates you don't want to miss
ListBook [iOS Universal; $2.99] Lists, things to do or to remember - with ListBook and its elegant user interface, creating as many lists as you want is a breeze. Version 4.4 brings the following changes:
- Support for the new Mac Version! (available in the Mac AppStore)
- Improved sync and other fixes
Minecraft Pocket Edition [iOS Universal; $6.99] Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Version 0.9.0 brings the following changes:
- biggest update EVER!
- Infinite worlds!
- Loads of new blocks and items including Monster Eggs and huge mushroom blocks.
- Wolves! Tame a loyal companion.
- Loads of new flowers! So pretty.
- New mobs, including the spooky endermen and less spooky Mooshrooms.
- New biomes from the PC version, including mesas, jungles, swamps and extreme hills.
- Abandoned mineshafts, villages, and many other cool places to explore.
- A brand-new "interaction" button. Never accidentally punch a sheep again!
- New feature generation, including lakes, vines and monster rooms.
- Many bugs fixed, and possibly a few added.
Capo 3 [OS X; $14.99] By slowing your music, automatically detecting chords and quickly generating guitar tablature using the detailed spectrogram, Capo 3's award-winning capabilities let you learn to play your songs faster than ever. Version 3.1 brings the following changes:
- Chord Intelligence: SuperMegaUltraGroovy's sophisticated new chord detection technology.
- iCloud! Capo can now store its projects in iCloud, which can also be accessed using Capo touch.
- A new icon that unifies the look across Capo and Capo touch.
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