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. Need for Speed Most Wanted | $4.99 IGN partnered with EA to give complimentary copies of Need for Speed Most Wanted on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Just visit IGN’s website for a promo code, or check out the press release for more details. (Note: A few readers said the website is not retrieving promo codes for them, but it is working fine for 9to5Mac. We emailed IGN to alert them of the reports).
2. Get Stuff Done The second week of Apple’s “Get Stuff Done” promotion on the Mac App Store is now live. The new collection features productivity apps, such as MindNode Pro and Gemini, with huge price cuts, where as last week’s promotion featured task management apps like Clear and Things.
More apps and updates below.
- 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
1. 500px | Free Version 2.0.4 of this recently controversial photo app launched today, and the new version fixes an issue where the full-size image does not load. It also enhanced the About view with links to the support page, and 500px’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The update also includes unspecified stability and performance improvements.
2. Hungry Shark Evolution | 99 cents Version 1.3.1 of this popular shark attack app features a slew of fixes and the following changes:
- Paragliders added
- Memory usage reduced on iPod touch 4G, iPhone 3GS and iPad to eliminate crash problems.
- Download size reduced to 108MB (from 175MB).
- Facebook single-sign-on support & automatic login
- Added newspaper to shop which takes you to fb.com/HungrySharkEvolution social page
- Syringe now has in-game 3d graphics and sound effect
- Accessories and Baby sharks now appear on Evolve screen
3. Toshiba Remote | Free Version 1.6.0 of Toshiba’s app that controls Toshiba TVs and Blu-ray players now supports the following new TV models: WL968, TL968, TL938, RL958, RL938, TL939, RL939, SL980, TL969, UL985, and YL985.
4. Cubasis | $49.99 Version 1.1 of this music production system now has Audiobus support, and the update includes audio engine improvements and fixes for reported problems.