Today in the world of Apple…
- Apple may announce a reward system for frequent Apple Pay purchases
- Augmented Reality company Metaio was acquired by Apple… and the world is just finding out about it
- Two more Apple Stores are set to open in New York, one in a few weeks, one later this year
- Guess what company will be the world’s biggest Mac-supporting company soon? IBM
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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. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Vizzywig – Video Editor; the new Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions game from Activision; and a significant update to Pixelmator that brings the image editing app to the iPhone. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.
iOS Apps Now Free
Victory Day HD [$0.99 → Free] Victory Day HD is a fun side-scrolling shooting game! In Victory Day HD, you play as a Soviet or as an American soldier during WW2.
Extreme Fishing 2 PLUS [$2.99 → Free] Experience the ultimate virtual fishing in your hands, in vivid HD graphic!
Stone Wars [$0.99 → Free] You have to master your weapons and win the epic battles to secure your leadership among the tribes!
Ready Steady Play [$1.99 → Free] Ready Steady Play is a Wild West-themed game starring an affable cowboy and his trusty hobby horse.
Fonta [$1.99 → Free] Fonta is a Little Design Studio that allows you to create unique images with special effects.
Bell Ringer [$0.99 → Free] Shake the phone, ring a bell! The Bell Ringer app has 5 different authentic bell sounds to choose from. -Cow bell -Desk bell -Door bell -Dinner bell -Hand bell
ProCam 2 – Camera and Photo / Video Editor [$2.99 → Free] Camera and Photo / Video Editor with Manual focus, exposure compensation, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance controls.
ProCam XL 2 – Camera and Photo / Video Editor [$2.99 → Free] Camera and Photo / Video Editor with Nondestructive editing – all edits, including cropping, are completely amendable / reversible.
iOS Apps On Sale
Machine World [$1.99 → $0.99] Drive, fly and operate cool machines that behave like the real thing – in Machine World!
Papa Sangre II [$4.99 → $2.99] Papa Sangre II is a survival horror game told entirely through sound.
Deemo [$1.99 → $0.99] From Cytus team, a world acclaimed music rhythm game.
Doom and Destiny [$4.99 → $1.99] Four nerds, drawn into a fantasy world and mistaken for heroes, have to battle their way through a massive, crazy adventure and defeat a preposterous villian!
Vizzywig – Video Editor Movie Maker and Multi Camera Film Edit Effects Slideshow Music Editing Credits App [$29.99 → $9.99] Vizzywig is the first all-in-one, movie-making application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that lets you record, edit, and preview in real time!
Dailybook (Journal / Diary / Gratitude / Notes) [$1.99 → $0.99] A journal like no other, Dailybook is superior, elegant, and visually striking.
Zombify – Turn yourself into a Zombie [$2.99 → $0.99] ransform yourself into a biting, groaning, brain-eating zombie!
AlphaTots Alphabet [$2.99 → $0.99] “A” is for action in the fun app from Spinlight that uses 26 action verbs to help toddlers learn the ABCs.
Discounted Mac Apps
Battlestations: Pacific [$19.99 → $4.99] Battle your way to victory in the air, on the water, and underwater in this unique combination of action and strategy.
Battlestations: Midway [$19.99 → $4.99] Take command of the greatest battles of the War in the Pacific.
Cross DJ [$39.99 → $29.99] The best pro DJ app on Mac. Mix tracks in perfect sync on a powerful audio engine.
New and Notable Apps
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions [$4.99 → Free] Enjoy the next chapter in the award-winning Geometry Wars franchise and enjoy stunning, console-quality graphics as you battle through waves of enemies in this frenetic arcade shooter!
The Deep [$1.99] Delve into the deep in this retro rogue-like!
Updates you don’t want to miss
Pixelmator [$4.99] Pixelmator is a powerful, full-featured, layer-based image editor that lets you touch up and enhance images, sketch and paint, as well as create complex image compositions on iPad and iPhone alike.. Version 2.0.1 includes the following changes:
- Pixelmator is now available for iPhone.
- Metal-powered Distort tools allow you to pinch, bump, twirl, and warp areas of your images.
- The Clone tool lets you duplicate areas of your image.
- The new Repair Selection feature instantly repairs selected areas.
- Other improvements and bug fixes
Battle Group 2 [$Free] Your battleships are ready with the return of Battle Group, the evolution of missile command and the best naval combat game on mobile. . Version 2.016 includes the following changes:
- Share the destruction with Everyplay videos and action packed screenshots!
- We’re now translated for international languages, allowing every ally across the sea to help fight the Talon. (Play in German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese)
- iCloud backup has arrived!
- Just finished some hull repairs, menu tweaks, and bug fixes!