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
Flick Kick Rugby [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Flick Kick™ Rugby brings intuitive, quick to play, on the go fun. Play for a few minutes or several hours!
aerofly FS - Flight Simulator [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] aerofly FS flight simulator finally goes mobile! Enjoy the great graphics and the realistic flight physics of aerofly FS on your iPad.
A Dark Room [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] Awake. Head throbbing. Vision blurry. Come light the fire. Official release of A Dark Room.
Equalizer PRО [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Equalizer PRO is a new generation app that will extend your player's capabilities and will drastically improve the sound quality .
Doodle Wars – Modern Warfare [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Get ready to build your army to destroy your enemy in this brand new version of strategy game!
New and Notable Apps
Crazy Taxi™: City Rush [iOS Universal; Free] Crazy Taxi™: City Rush is the ALL-NEW sequel of SEGA's legendary action franchise.
Epic Arena [iOS Universal; Free] Epic Arena is a free-to-play turn-based 3D strategy board game.
Super Crossfighter [iOS Universal; Free] The award-winning Super Crossfighter (formerly Super Crossfire) is back with a vengeance!
Why Does It Spin? [iOS Universal; $2.99] Do you think you're able to follow this simple rule even if you would have to control a continuously rotating spinship through a colorful world full of narrow areas, moving obstacles, and many other fascinating game elements?
Total War: SHOGUN 2 Collection [OS X; $49.99] As leader of one of twelve competing clans, use political ambition, military brilliance and ruthless cunning to unify 16th century Japan under one undisputed shogun: you.
Updates you don't want to miss
Toy Defense. World War I [OS X; $0.99] Experience a totally explosive gameplay in the new tower defense game in the WWI setting! Version 1.6 brings the following changes:
- Daily rewards have been added in the new update! Log into the game every day to get gifts - we are always happy to see you!
Plex [iOS Universal; $4.99] Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. Version 3.5 brings the following changes:
- NEW: Playlists! Now you can create your own music or video playlists to fit any occasion, including smart playlists based on genre, collection and more.
- NEW: Movie trailers! After adding trailers to your movie library, you can now view them from the movie info screen, or by long-pressing on movies. You can also turn on Cinema Trailers if you'd like to automatically play trailers before your movies start.
- Both of these new features require Plex Media Server 0.9.9.13 or newer.
- CHANGES: AirPlay devices have been removed from the in-app player list due to several reported issues. AirPlay devices can still be used by selecting them in the iOS AirPlay menu, or using the dedicated AirPlay button when playing content.
- CHANGES: Chromecast is no longer supported on devices running iOS 5. Previously, Plex used a pre-release version of the Chromecast software from Google that we were fortunate enough to have access to. Apps are now required to use the final version of the software, which only supports devices running iOS 6 or newer.
- FIXES: Some particularly bad bugs that have been around for a while, but were difficult to track down.
- FIXES: A couple of bugs preventing playback of synced content on Chromecast.
- FIXES: A few other minor issues, including playback of content synced to other devices, remote control of the iOS app from the web app and localization of channels.
Next for iPad - Track your expenses and finances [iPad; $2.99] Next for iPad reimagines expense tracking on iPad. Version 1.3 brings the following changes:
- Improvements to work together with the new Mac version (Mac AppStore)
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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