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
Galaxy Run [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Suit up to join a crazy adventure to help get Rez home from the deep and dark mysteries of Space on his one way trip to adventure and fun.
Moto Race [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] oto Race – Collect coins and don't crash, complete the levels as fast as possible to achieve maximum score points.
Dr. Panda's Bus Driver [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Take the wheel and step on the gas in Dr. Panda's Bus Driver!
Assassin's Creed Pirates [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Become one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean in this exclusive Assassin's Creed adventure on smartphones and tablets!
Bike Assault [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] rive your motorbike through the highway dodging traffic and chase the armored truck.
Backgammon Premium [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Play the #1 Backgammon on the App Store!
Lead Sketch [iPhone; Now free, down from $0.99] Lead Sketch is an app that enables you to enjoy the feeling of sketching with lead pencils.
Yatzy Ultimate [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] The most addictive dice game you can ever play!
TVShow Time for iPad [iPad; Now free, down from $2.99] TVShow Time helps you keep track of your favorite TV shows and lets you discuss with a huge community of TV show addicts (more than 200,000 active members).
New and Notable Apps
Star Walk Kids - Astronomy for Children [iOS Universal; $2.99] Award-winning astronomy guide with over 10 million users redesigned specially for children.
Angry Birds Stella [iOS Universal; Free] Join Stella and her super adventurous friends on a quest to protect Golden Island from the greedy Bad Princess and her clueless piggies!
Super Monkey Ball Bounce [iOS Universal; Free] Super Monkey Ball, SEGA's mobile blockbuster, is back with an ALL-NEW way to play!
Droool [OS X; Free] A place you could browse thousands of visual inspirations and hot pictures across all social networks like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Dribbble, Tumblr, RSS feeder, etc.
Master Password •••| - Nothing to lose, nothing to intercept [OS X; Free] The genius of this app is that it gives you strong passwords but never stores them anywhere: They cannot be lost, seized or intercepted and you don't need Internet, backups or syncing.
Updates you don't want to miss
Rdio Music [iOS Universal; Free] Listen to endless stations - from artist stations to genre and curated stations, each drawing from over 30 million songs - on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Version 3.0.0 brings the following changes:
- Introducing an even better Rdio, with a suite of new features built around you.
- Home. An evolving mix of music stories, personalized for you. (Coming soon to iPad)
- Favorites. Find something you love? Favorite anything from albums to artists, songs to stations, and keep them all in one place. All songs and albums from your existing Collection and playlists you've subscribed to now live here.
- Browse. Stations can now be found here, from genre stations to all-new curated stations for any mood.
- Trending. What's most popular right now, combining Heavy Rotation and Top Charts.
Tempo Smart Calendar for Google Calendar and Exchange [iOS Universal; Free] Do more in your calendar with one tap. Tempo finds what you need and saves you time and hassles. Version 1.5.0 brings the following changes:
- iPad Ready
- We know you've been waiting for this. Check out the new Week and Month view. Send us your feedback because this is just the beginning.
- More Languages
- Tempo is available in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish now.
- More Countries
- In the coming weeks, Tempo will be available for download in Europe, Central and South America - stay tuned!
Expedia Hotels & Flights [iOS Universal; Free] Begin your next journey with the beauty and ease of the Expedia App. Version 4.0 brings the following changes:
- Introducing the new Expedia app for iPad!
- Simply start your search with a destination. No dates required.
- See hotel and flight search results side by side.
- Find the best flight and hotel faster with new filter options.
- Explore our curated travel collections and discover new destinations.
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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