Square Passbook gift cardsSquare Register version 2.5: Square is rolling out Passbook compatible gift cards for local businesses that users of the Square Wallet iPhone app can purchase and share with friends. To welcome the new feature, Square’s Register app also gets an update with the ability to accept the new gift cards via Square Wallet, Passbook, or QR code, as well as iPhone 5 support:

- Accept gift cards for your business from Square Wallet, Passbook and printed QR codes.
- iPhone 5 support and various improvements.

Instagram: Instagram has released a pretty big update to its app this afternoon, adding a revamped camera and camera roll access. Additionally, there are new grids for easy photo taking, new filter access page, and the addition of Foursquare data.

  • Instagram-themed shutter & shutter release button.
  • A preview of the most recent photo on your camera roll.
  • Improved Camera Roll image selector (iPhone 5 only) for quick access to your last photograph.
  • Optional grid guide for live photos and a permanent grid guide for the scale & crop screen.
  • Speed and reliability improvements.

BBC News version 1.7.7: Official iPhone 5 support for the BBC News iOS app:

- iPhone 5 support
- bug fixes

British Airways version 4.0: A big update to the BA iPhone app brings a completely redesigned UI that provides easy access to upcoming flights from the My Flights screen, as well as improvements for retrieving bookings and alternative boarding pass options. The updated app is also now fully iPhone 5 and iOS 6 compatible.

We’ve completely redesigned the app to make it easier to access all your upcoming flights and to address a number of issues

Snapheal version 2.1: Snapheal for Mac received an update today that includes a new and improved UI, a new crop tool, a “new algorithm for image retouch and adjust,” and much more:

- Brand new look and improved user experience, including 1 click to erase objects, faster selection, better way to save and share images, etc.
- New crop tool
- New algorithm for image retouch and adjust: faster performance, better color processing
- Enhanced lasso tool
- Improved algorithms for erasing multiple objects
- New clone&stamp tool, with better customization of brush opacity and softness

Instamac version 1.1: The recently launched Instamac Instagram client for Mac receives a ton of UI refinements, full Retina display support for Retina MacBook Pros, improved slideshow features, and more.

-We’ve spent a lot of time going through each and every user interface element to make Instamac the most elegant Instagram Client for the Mac.

Dungeon Hunter 3 version 1.4.0:

- Action just got more spectacular with iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 optimizations!
- Get the new items before they’re gone forever:
* New fairy with deadly powers!
* New weapons to teleport across the battlefield
* New trinket and armor pieces for all Classes
- Play all Classes with the new character slots for free
- Bring your hero up to level 120!

VLC Streamer version 2.60:VLC Streamer is updated with a new look for movie controls and the ability to “select audio and subtitle tracks when adding movies from the iPhone/iPad.”

Rudolph’s Gift: Oceanhouse Media has just released this free Rudolph themed game for the holidays that features Defender like gameplay and “beautiful artwork based on the timeless 1964 TV special.”

Atari’s Greatest Hits version 1.7.3: No more Openfeint… update required:

•Openfeint has been discontinued by its provider, and we have removed it from the game in this version.
•Update now to ensure that your game will continue to run correctly.

Uber version 2.1.2:

The Uber app is finally as elegant and comfortable as the ride. It’s been completely redesigned with a focus on making it faster, more intuitive, and more transparent regarding pricing.

• Enter your destination and estimate your fare
• Now view your detailed receipt in-app after your ride
• foursquare location integration
• More accurate view of your Uber’s path and direction of travel