9to5Mac has once again scoured the App Store for all the latest app launches, price drops, noteworthy news, and updates, and we have compiled everything in a roundup below. Check it out, but keep coming back as we continually refresh the list throughout the day.
1. Little Snitch 50-percent off all week to celebrate 10th anniversary: Objective Development, the developers behind the popular ‘Little Snitch’ network and application monitoring tool, today informed us it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary with a 50-percent off sale. A single license for the software, normally $35, is now available from the developer’s website for under $18.
Since then the little offspring flourished magnificently and became a synonym for the deliberate, attentive and self-determined protection of private data. And the more popular and widespread Little Snitch became over the years, the more often cases became public, where programs deliberately or simply carelessly ignored the protection of personal data, such as a social media program that sent the entire address book without the user’s knowledge to the vendor’s servers. Little Snitch also became famous for uncovering numerous trojans and other malware. Right up to those malicious programs, who took just the mere presence of Little Snitch as a reason to refrain from their malicious performance.
1. Yelp | Free Version 6.4.3 of this social-discovery app features brand new iPhone user profile pages with “extra bling for those of you who are Elite.” Additional updates in the change log include:
- The best Tips in each city can now be recognized as the “Tip of the Day”. Add a great Tip and yours might be chosen!
- For the early birds: users who add the first Tip for a business will now earn the “First to Tip” honor.
- Added a new filter for local bars screening Puppy Bowl IX. We’ve got our money on Butterscotch taking home the MVP this year.
- Apple rumored to open first retail store in Berlin, new Castro St. San Francisco location
- Apple announces 128GB iPad with Retina display, available Feb. 5 for $799/$929
- Is this the back of Apple’s redesigned fifth-generation iPad?
- Facebook updates iOS app with in-app video recording, voice messages, improved Nearby tab
- Apple quietly releases firmware for a new Apple TV 3,2
2. 9GAG | Free Version 2.1.9 of 9GAG.com’s official app fixed a problem where some video displays “are really weird,” as well as a bug where all the posts “somehow disappears temporarily.” It also introduced a few more stability enhancements.
3. USPS Mobile | Free Version 3.6 of the U.S. Postal Service’s app is now optimized for iPhone 5. Additional updates in the change log include:
- The Free Shipping Supplies feature now offers the Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope. And, you can now order up to 200 Priority Mail Regional Rate Boxes in size C.
- The Price Calculator is updated with January 2013 price information and has corrected for screen movement during package dimensions input.
- The Locations feature is updated to correct for an app crash that occurred for Post Offices that didn’t list hours of operation. We also corrected a typo in the filter options dropdown menu.
- The Price Calculator update also includes a bug fix for scenarios in which the user can’t control the ship date. The “Ship Date must be within the next 3 days” error no longer occurs for those users.
- The Hold Mail calendar has been updated to correct Start and End dates that were being cut off in certain scenarios.
- The Look Up a ZIP Code feature is updated with a bug fix for an incorrect map display that occurred in certain scenarios.
4. Appsfire | Free Version 4.1 of this app-finding app now has easier navigation with a simple side menu, badges for the best and worst apps, and some new design touches. Additional improvements include more information about apps, such as whether the app has in-app purchases, support for Game Center, and when it launched, etc.
5. Twittelator Pro for Twitter | $4.99 Version 5.2.2 of this popular Twitter client changed friends and followers to shown in newest-to-oldest order.
6. Twittelator for iPad and Twitter | $4.99 Version 2.4.1 of this popular Twitter client features the same changes as the latest update in the pro version (above).
7. Words with Friends HD | Free Version 5.81 of this word game features performance enhancements. The change log summary indicates the following updates:
Ahoy Wordies! We’ve scoured every nook and cranny of your favorite Word Game to find everywhere we can speed it up… and boy is it fast! Places to look out for the biggest improvements are loading the Games List and opening your Games. Need some fresh competition? Non-Facebook-connected users can now find more friends to play with! Additionally, we’ve made numerous other Bug Fixes and Improvements.
9. Dead Trigger | Free Version 1.7.1 of this zombie-slaughtering game features bug fixes for memory optimizations in low-end devices, as well as “minor bug fixing and improvements.”
10. Etsy | Free Version 2.3.1 of this crafty-like marketplace app launched today with access to favorite shops and treasuries, while the iPad now has the ability to view full-sized listings.
11. Houzz Interior Design Ideas | Free Version 5.1.1 of this interior design app released today. The update has fixed “search with sort in photos tab not respecting space selection.” The latest version also includes unspecified “other fixes.”
12. Phoster | $1.99 Version 1.5.0 of this poster and card app includes the ability add text boxes and make landscapes and square posters. Additional features mentioned in the change log include:
- Adding Textboxes (Press the + button to add new textboxes)
- 50 Additional Square Templates
- 49 Additional Landscape Templates
- 7 New Portrait Templates
- fixed minor bugs
1. Foursquare for Business | Free Foursquare just launched a business-specific version of its check-in app. According to the app’s description, core features include:
- Attract customers by posting beautiful photo updates.
- Share Foursquare updates on Facebook and Twitter.
- View your location’s recent check-ins.
- Drive traffic to your stores with Foursquare specials.
- Learn more about your recent and most loyal customers.
2. Notabli | Free Notabli just hit the App Store, and it serves as a social network for parents. The app allows them to capture, save and share their children’s lives, with all of their moments and milestones stored in one place. According to the app’s description, core features include:
- Capture the story of your kids
- Remember important memories
- Share with family & close friends
- Targeted sharing to Facebook & Twitter
- Quick-capture bar
- Focused moment types: videos, photos, quotes, audio, and stories
- Central location for all of your kids’ moments
- Full-resolution storage
Notabli is free to use during the public beta. A free plan will remain in the future, but the developer will also launch a premium plan with additional features.
1. Bad Piggies | 99 cents and Bad Piggies HD | 99 cents Bad Piggies may soon have more content. Developer Rovio recently posted a teaser photo on the app’s official Twitter account that indicated “Road Hogs is coming soon.”
- FINAL FANTASY | $3.99 (was $8.99)
- FINAL FANTASY II | $3.99 (was $8.99)
- The Creeps! HD | Free (was $1.99)
- The Creeps! | Free (was 99 cents)
- Fight Night Champion by EA | 99 cents (was $4.99)
- RISK | 99 cents (was $4.99)
- Dark Nebula – Episode One | Free (was 99 cents)
- Over HD | 99 cents (was $1.99)
- National Geographic World Atlas | Free (was $1.99)