Sunrise Calendar: Launched today by former Foursquare designers, the free Sunrise calendar app is getting a lot of attention for its simplistic approach to combining calendars, Facebook events and birthdays, and weather forecasts based on your current location. The app initially only supports Google Calendar, includes Timezone support (a feature missing from many popular calendar apps), and integration with LinkedIn to “see faces of people you are meeting.”

Features: ☆ 100% free calendar app with a gorgeous design. ☆ Compatible only with Google Calendar for now. ☆ A completely redesigned calendar experience for your iPhone. ☆ Synchronization that just works, in real-time. ☆ Quick Add Event just by typing “Lunch tomorrow at 9pm” (long-press on the +). ☆ Reminders. ☆ Timezone Support. No more headache when travelling! ☆ Facebook Events and Birthdays included. ☆ See faces of people you are meeting with using LinkedIn. ☆ Weather forecast based on your location. ☆ Smart icons. ☆ Tag location to events. ☆ Use Google Maps for Directions. ☆ Connect multiple Google Calendars.

IMDB-iOS-appIMDb version 3.1: IMDb announced a nice update to its IMDb Movies & TV iOS app that brings a number of new features including links to titles available on Amazon Prime for users that have the  Amazon Instant Video app installed on their iPhone or iPad. The update also includes a Special Oscars section with a “list of nominees and photos from the red carpet and ceremony and live winners,” a new Recommendations feature, and a few improvements:

– Award information for celebrities and titles (iPad/iPhone) – Titles available on Amazon Prime feature a link to watch if the Amazon Instant Video app is also installed (iPhone/iPad) – Special Oscars® section: list of nominees and photos from the red carpet and ceremony and live winners on iPhone and iPad during the ceremony – Recommendations: tap on the “i” in the corner of the poster to see why it’s recommended for you, rate the title if you’ve seen it, or indicate “not interested” (iPad) – Improved accessibility for TV episode navigation (iPad) – Updates to side navigation (iPad) – Bug fixes include episode picker in VoiceOver (iPad)

Finish version 1.0.2: Improvements and new features for productivity app Finish: 1. There’s now an option in settings to start the week on Monday. 2. Smoother gestures! 3. Some small interface improvements 4. Good ol’ VARIOUS BUG FIXES!

iA Writer version 1.8: Popular text editor iOS app iA Writer gets a big update today that includes a new iCloud engine and UI, overall new look and feel for the entire app, and a ton of features and improvements:

– Enhanced look and feel – New iCloud engine and UI – New accessory keyboard* – Improved text editing – Improved file browser – Improved conflict resolution – Automatic encoding conversion – Scrolling improvements – Optimized landscape mode* *iPad only

Dolphin Browser for iPad version 6.2:  The Dolphin Browser iOS apps receive updates that provides improvements to Evernote integration and a few other highly requested fixes. The iPhone app received the same update.

Stability and Performance improvements: 1. Evernote: Keep your text format correctly while saving selected text to Evernote 2. Confirmation dialog of saving password will only appear when necessary 3. now works in desktop view 4. Pages display correctly without mosaic while scrolling

TweetDeck version 2.5.3:

➣ Content filters for search columns. ➣ Keyboard shortcuts for Tweet actions and grid navigation. ➣ Keyboard shortcuts to quickly jump to a certain column (0-9). ➣ Ability to shrink the app down to two column width. ➣ Display “Followed by” social-proof in profile pop-up. ➣ API v1.1 migration. ➣ Fixed streaming issues.

Myst version 1.3.1: After recently making its way to iPhone and iPad, the iOS port of classic PC title Myst gets an update today with compatibility for iPhone 5 & iOS 6 as well as other fixes and improvements.

Heroes of Order & Chaos version 1.1.0:

-A new hero joins the battle: The Savage Princess Akartu! -Additional skins are now available: Discover the Fire Smiter, Bone Breaker, Rockstar and Reborn Tyrant. -New item packs have been added to the Shop. -Overall stability and play balance improvements.


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