1. DrawQuest | Free 4Chan founder Chris Poole, a.k.a. “moot”, has launched DrawQuest under his remix website, Canvas. The iPad app basically serves up daily drawing challenges, called “quests,” to inspire creativity. Other features include:
- Fun, easy-to-use Editor
- Follow your favorite Questers
- Watch other drawings stroke-by-stroke
- Star and share drawings with your friends
More apps and updates are 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. Popsugar Shopping | Free The app formerly called “ShopStyle” has been re-branded to “Popsugar Shopping” in version 2.9.3. The app’s change log features the following update summary:
ShopStyle has a new name, but that’s not all! Alongside the search results and social experience you love, the ultimate destination for mobile shopping will now also deliver POPSUGAR’s renowned style content.
2. Mailbox | Free This app just launched yesterday, but it already has some unspecified bug fixes in version 1.0.1. Hopefully the update will help speed up waiting times.
3. Scrabble | $1.99 Scrabble made “load times faster and implemented behind-the-scenes adjustments to improve overall gameplay” in version 3.2.5.
4. Twitter | Free Twitter had a brief update last night to version 5.3.1 just to fix a crash that occurred when users with protected accounts manage multiple follower requests.
5. Grammy’s | Free Version 2.5 just launched with optimization for the Grammy’s Live Stream on Feb. 10.
For those in the path of the “historical” Nemo blizzard, here’s a list of five reliable, and somewhat intense, weather apps to help track the storm in real-time:
1. The Weather Channel | Free This app features content from over 200 meteorologists and the service’s ultra-local TruPoint(sm) forecasting technology. It also boasts customizable radar maps, detailed weather conditions and forecasts, sever weather push alerts and badges, and more.
2. NOAA Hi-Def Radar | $1.99 This app allows for viewing of real-time animated weather radar images in a highly responsive interactive map. Users get sharp, high-res images, fast loading, current weather stats, sever weather warnings, storm tracking tech, bookmark capabilities, and more.
3. Dark Sky | $3.99 This app gives weather an hour in advance with radar animations and push notifications.
4. Weather Underground | Free This app aggregates in-depth weather data for locations across the world from a network of 26,000+ neighborhood weather stations.
5. Nooly MicroWeather | Free This app “predicts the Exact Minute Rain will Start, the exact time light rain turns into thunderstorm conditions and when exactly the storm will end, “and all predictions are localized to an area of 0.4-square miles.
- 9to5Toys: Rovio 99 cent sale (Angry Birds franchise, Amazing Alex, etc.)
- Tapulous 50-percent off sale (Tap Tap Radiation and Revenge franchises, etc.)
- Bridge Constructor | 99 cents (was $1.99)
- Bridge Constructor Playground | 99 cents (was $1.99)
- Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD | Free (was $6.99)
- Neuroshima Hex | $2.99 (was $4.99)
- OldBooth HD | 99 cents (was $1.99)
- Neuroshima Hex Puzzle | 99 cents (was $2.99)
- Fantastical for Mac | $9.99 (was $19.99)
- EPOCH. | 99 cents (was $2.99)
- Flight Control HD | 99 cents (was $4.99)